Mount Baker's boys' wrestling team celebrated Senior Night with five of its six seniors picking up victories while the Mountaineers topped Squalicum 57-15 on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Mount Baker High School.
"I was pleased with the seniors," Baker coach Ron Lepper said in a phone interview. "They wrestled hard."
Jeremiah Cronk was also a wrestler who impressed Lepper when Cronk came back from a 4-1 deficit to win by an 8-6 decision. Kole Hickey also picked up his first varsity win in the heavyweights class.
"We're all taking big steps," Lepper said. "We got to a late start and we're getting better and better."
Baker (4-0) and Squalicum (2-3) hit the mat again on Saturday, Jan. 18, at Sehome High School to compete in the NWC Tournament.
MOUNT BAKER 57, SQUALICUM 15
106: Double forfeit. 113: Anthony Krause (Squal) pin Jesus Torrero (MB) 1:25. 120: Shelby Miles (MB) pin Zach Johnson (Squal) 1:52. 126: Skyler Cannon (MB) pin Raul Cruz (Squal) 0:42. 132: Luke Jordan (Squal) dec. Bryce Blockley (MB) 11-4. 138: Joseph Larranaga (MB) pin Max Angel (Squal) 0;25. 145: Jeremiah Cronk (MB) dec. Zachary Wallace (Squal) 8-6. 152: Jacob Burgoon (Squal) pin Erik Keith (MB) 1:35. 160: Alex Tyska (MB) pin Carlos Hernandez (Squal) 2:59. 170: Travis Lindsey (MB) pin Cole Welsch (Squal) 1:27. 182: Alex Ray (MB) pin Jake Burns (Squal) 1:36. 195: JT Keeney (MB) forfeit. 220: Max Martinson (MB) pin Justin McAuley (Squal) 1:05. 285: Kole Hickey (MB) pin Cobie Hammond (Squal) 5:25.