The Lynden wrestling team defeated Meridian 42-9 in a Northwest Conference match Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Lynden High School.
"I'm glad that Meridian has a team again and they had a few kids that came out pretty tough against us," Lynden coach Randy Anderson said in a phone interview. "I thought Nick Iaconetti and Caleb Newman were both really solid. I expect them to be very competitive towards the postseason and they wrestled good competition and took care of business."
Iaconetti pinned Tomas Alvarado in the 126 weight class in 4 minutes, 42 seconds for Lynden (1-5, 1-2 NWC) and Newman (220) pinned Neal Tilbury in 3:29.
Jack Hallmark defeated Christian Mouat 4-0 in a minor decision for the Trojans (0-4, 0-3 NWC).
Meridian and Lynden will both participate in the NWC Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 12.
LYNDEN 42, MERIDIAN 9
106: Double Forfeit. 113: Double Forfeit. 120: Double Forfeit. 126: Nick Iaconetti (Lynden) pin Tomas Alvarado (Meridian) 4:42. 132: Gurpreet Randahwa (Lynden) win by forfeit. 138: Christian Pash (Lynden) win by forfeit. 145: Jack Hallmark (Meridian) minor dec. 4-0 Christian Mouat (Lynden). 152: Ryan Mouat (Lynden) win by forfeit. 160: Treven Elgersma (Meridian) pin Andy Hererra (Lynden) 0:52. 170: James Mitchell (Lynden) win by Forfeit. 182: Double Forfeit. 195: Double Forfeit. 220: Caleb Newman (Lynden) pin Neal Tilbury (Meridian) 3:29. 285: Roman Castillo (Lynden) win by forfeit.