The Sedro-Woolley boys' wrestling team defeated Blaine 36-30 on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Blaine High School.
Several of the matches were decided by close decisions that favored the Cubs. Jacob Ferrell pulled out a 6-3 win over Christian Sharp, and Nate Vaughn edged Tristan Hunter 7-6.
"You didn't have a ton of pins," Blaine coach Craig Foster said in a phone interview. "It was a close, tough battle."
Stuey Rasar started the Borderites off with a pin. Kyle Gonzales, a returning state competitor for Blaine, defeated his opponent handidly, 14-4. Riley Fritsch also took care of his opponent, winning by way of major decision, 13-1.
"Stuey started us off well," Foster said. "It was a really good win."
The Borderites will be in action next at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, at Sehome High School in the Northwest Conference Championships.
SEDRO-WOOLLEY 36, BLAINE 30
106: Stuey Rasar (Blaine) pin. Jordan Berry (S-W). 113: Daniel Fetoruk (S-W) def. Colton Economy (Blaine) 9-4. 120: Kyle Gonzales (Blaine) def. Johnny Bute (S-W) 14-4. 126: Adom Atkinson (S-W) def. Billy Dodd (Blaine) 7-3. 132: Riley Fritsch (Blaine) def. Thor Wagoner (S-W) 13-1. 138: Gage Lott (Blaine) pin. NA (S-W). 145: Calob Frey (Blaine) def. Jared Mitchell (S-W) 12-4. 152: Jacob Ferrell (S-W) def. Christian Sharp (Blaine) 6-3. 160: Clayton Johnson (S-W) pin Jon Stewart (Blaine). 170: Nate Vaughn (S-W) def. Tristan Hunter (Blaine) 7-6. 182: Quinton Roppell (S-W) pin Tanner Anthony (Blaine). 195: Gabe Torgerson (S-W) win by forfeit. 220: Jay Moore (S-W) win by forfeit. 285: Mikey Antczak (Blaine) pin Eric Lukner (S-W).