The Blaine wrestling team placed fifth out of 16 teams Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Panther Classic at Snohomish High School. Decatur won the tournament.
Caleb Johnson won the 220-pound championship with a 7-5 win over Lynden's Caleb Newman.
"Caleb did a great job taking first," Blaine coach Craig Foster said in a phone interview, "and he had a couple of tough matches in the semis and championship."
Blaine had third-place finishes from Justin Belding (152), Jon Stewart (160) and Mikey Antczak (285) and fifth place finishes from Stuey Rasar (106) and Christian Sharp (145).
"We were the only 1A school there so it was good for us to be in with that high level of competition," Foster said.
In other news, Blaine's Eddie Fontes finished fifth at 138 at the Everett Classic on Saturday.