PREP WRESTLING PREVIEW: Lynden Lions

December 1, 2013 

Coach: Randy Anderson

Last year: The Lions finished with a 3-2 record in the NWC, good for fourth place. ... Lynden performed its best in the postseason, sending four of its wrestlers to the state tournament, with three advancing to the second day of competition. ... The Lions finished tied for 22nd with 32 points at the XXV Mat Classic.

Wrestlers to watch: Christian Mouat (Sr., 152-160); Raven Marquez (Jr., NA)

Outlook: Lynden rode the presence of several seniors to a strong post-season run, sending three wrestlers to the second day of the Mat Classic all while earning the highest place amongst all Whatcom County 2A schools. It's safe to say that this year won't be nearly as fortuitous, as the Lions got young awfully fast. "We're young. Very young," Lynden coach Randy Anderson said. "We only have three or four seniors, and only one (Christian Mouat) has more than a couple years of experience." With a new team comes a new approach, as Anderson has found himself guiding practices in a manner slightly different than in years past to compensate for the team's youth. "It's just lots of reps, and lots of spending more time on ... more beginning-type moves." Mouat, who lost both of his state matches last season, is going to be relied upon heavily by Anderson to carry this team both as a leader and as a wrestler.

2013-14 SCHEDULE

Dec. 5 at Meridian Double Dual 7 p.m.

Dec. 11 Team Dual 7 p.m.

Dec. 13 at Battle at the Border 1 p.m.

Dec. 14 at Battle at the Border 10 a.m.

Dec. 18 at Sehome Double Dual 7 p.m.

Dec. 21 at Graham Morin Invite TBD

Jan. 3 Double Dual 4 p.m.

Jan. 8 at Sedro-Woolley 7 p.m.

Jan. 11 at Panther Classic TBD

Jan. 15 Anacortes 7 p.m.

Jan. 18 at NWC Tournament 10 a.m.

Jan. 22 at Bellingham Team Dual 7 p.m.

Jan. 25 Lynden Tournament 9 a.m.

Jan. 29 at Squalicum 7 p.m.

Read more here: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2013/11/30/3347280/wrestling-capsules.html#storylink=cpy

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