Blaine's wrestling team's Anthony Frey took first in the 138-pound weight class and highlighted a number of strong finishes at the Spud Walley Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 7, in Sedro-Woolley.
"Anthony Frey was really tough," coach Craig Foster said in a phone interview. "He won a really competitive weight class."
Caleb Frey and Jon Stewart also made it to the final match in each of their respective classes. Caleb Frey competes in the 145-pound class and Stewart competes in the 160-pound class. Both wrestlers lost the final match by one point.
"It's a really tough, competitive tournament," Foster said. "We have several guys who really competed hard."
Mikey Antczak took third in the 285-pound class, which had five state medalists from a year ago in it.
With a tournament this early in the season, Foster was pleased with how his team did.
"We learned a lot about our kids," he said. "We have things to work on, which is always good. It was a really good learning experience for all of us. We realize the things we have to do to get to the next level."
Blaine next wrestles against Mount Baker and Bellingham on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Bellingham high School.
Blaine wrestlers who placed:
106 - Stuey Raysar 4th
113 - Kyle Gonzalez 5th, Colten Economy 6th
126 - Derreck Camba 4th, Billy Dodd 5th
132 - Riley Fritsch 5th
138 - Anthony Frey 1st
145 - Caleb Frey 2nd
152 - Christian Sharp 3rd
160 - Jon Stewart 2nd
170 - Jose Contreras 4th
285 - Mikey Antczak 3rd