Blaine wrestlers Stuey Rasar, Anthony Frey, Tristan Hunter and Billy Dodge, as well as Meridian's Jack Hallmark earned top three places at the Paul Reiman Classic Saturday, Dec. 15, in Mount Vernon.
Rasar won his 106 weight class, pinning every opponent along the way, Frey (132) took second, Hunter (145) placed second, Dodge (113) finished third and Hallmark (132) took third.
"Third place is usually who the champion should be," Meridian coach Fred Pulphus said in a phone interview. "(Hallmark) lost early and had to wrestle his way back. He threw the guy he lost to to his back later and pinned him with 6 seconds left."
Borderites' Gage Lott (126) placed fourth, and Tyler Petersen (152) took fifth. Meridian's Tomas Alvarado (126) was in line to place but sustained an injury, and Trojans' Edvard Yelfimov (220) placed fifth.
"Jack and Tomas did what they were supposed to," Pulphus said. "Jack should have been in the finals."