Bellingham's boys' wrestling team defeated Squalicum 54-21 on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Squalicum High School.
The Red Raiders benefited from four forfeits, but also won five of the nine matches that were wrestled.
"Any loss is a tough loss," Squalicum coach Russell Robinson said in a phone interview. "We forfeited a lot of weights, but head-to-head we were pretty even."
The Storm's Luke Jordan had a great night, Robinson said. Jordan defeated Riley Takamura by a 6-0 decision.
Robinson was also impressed with freshman Zach Johnson, who won his match 6-3 over Ben Donelly.
"Zach is working hard," Robinson said. "He's paying attention and working on his technique. After a tough tournament in Blaine, he focused in and made the decision to be a better wrestler."
Squalicum hosts the Graham Morris Invite on Saturday, Dec. 21.
BELLINGHAM 54, SQUALICUM 21
106: Dewald Olivier (Bell) forfeit. 113: Anthony Krause (Squal) forfeit. 120: Zach Johnson (Squal) dec. 6-3 Ben Donelly (Bell). 126: Luke Jordan (Squal) dec. 6-0 Riley Takamura (Bell). 132: Spencer Wallace (Squal) pin Galen Stocklass (Bell) 2:21. 138: Sergio Torres (Bell) pin Sebastian Libertini (Squal) 1:05. 145: Zachary Wallace (Squal) dec. Baback Abedsaidi (Bell) 12-5. 152: Odin Roberts (Bell) pin Jacob Burgoon (Squal) 1:27. 160: Tanner Aliff (Bell) forfeit. 170: Blaise Feidel (Bell) pin Jake Burns (Squal) 0:57. 182: David Burnam (Bell) forfeit. 195: Spencer Marshall (Bell) pin Tyler Lamb (Squal) 5:47. 220: Nick Henks (Bell) pin Justin McAuley (Squal) 0:33. 285: Luke Moreau (Bell) forfeit.