PREP WRESTLING PREVIEW: Squalicum Storm

December 1, 2013 

Coach: Russell Robinson

Last year: The Storm finished last year in a tie for first place in the NWC, posting a perfect 4-0 record in conference while losing its only match in an out-of-league meet. ... Squalicum recorded a team total of six points at the state tournament, good for 43rd place amongst all 2A schools.

Wrestlers to watch: Luke Jordan (Sr., 126-132); Zachary Wallace (Jr., 138-145); Spencer Wallace (Jr., 126); Anthony Krause (So., 113).

Outlook: It's a bit of a mixed bag for Squalicum's coach, Russell Robinson. He has a group of experienced, talented wrestlers at the top of his team in senior Luke Jordan, junior Spencer Wallace and sophomore Anthony Krause, all of whom wrestled in the state tournament, but much of the rest of his team lacks wrestling experience. "We've got 12 freshmen, six sophomores, four juniors and four seniors," Robinson said. "It's a really young group, but a very hard-working group." Robinson believes the strength of his team is going to be between the 120- and the 145-pound classes, with much of the inexperience showing in the bigger weight classes. "We have some bigger guys than we've had in the past, but they don't know much yet." Despite not having a single wrestler advance to the second day of competition at the Mat Classic, Robinson still maintains that this team is capable of posting impressive showings when the time comes at state. "(They're) going to do some damage this year," he said.

2013-14 SCHEDULE

Dec. 4 at Ferndale Double Dual 7 p.m.

Dec. 5 Stanwood 7 p.m.

Dec. 7 Patriot Classic Tournament 9:30 a.m.

Dec. 11 at Nooksack Valley Double 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 Double Dual 7 p.m.

Dec. 21 Graham Morin Invite 10 a.m.

Jan. 8 Blaine 7 p.m.

Jan. 15 at Mount Baker 7 p.m.

Jan. 18 at NWC Tournament 10 a.m.

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

Jan. 25 at Lynden Tournament 9 a.m.

Jan. 29 Lynden 7 p.m.

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