The Ferndale boys' wrestling team defeated Mount Baker 49-28 on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Sedro-Woolley High School.
The Golden Eagles' Brock Graves, Devon Bennett, Collin Sutton, Klinton Maassen and Chris Hernandez all won by way of pin. Mount Baker's Max Martinson, JT Keeney and Bryce Blockley also took home wins by way of pin.
"They got on us early, and we knew it was going to be a rough go," Mount Baker coach Ron Lepper said in a phone interview.
Despite the loss, Lepper said Linsey and Martinson impressed him with their ability to pull out tough wins.
The Mountaineers pulled out a win over short-handed Meridian 78-6 in the same meet. Meridian only had three wrestlers, and Treven Elgersma was the lone Trojan to pull out a win.
"I wouldn't trade them for the world," Meridian coach Fred Pulphus said in a phone interview.
FERNDALE 49, MOUNT BAKER 28
106: Brock Graves (Ferndale) pin Jesus Torrero (Mount Baker). 113: Mike Carpenter (Ferndale) win by forfeit. 120: Devon Bennett (Ferndale) pin Skyler Cannon (Mount Baker). 126: Adaeus Wilson-Premo (Ferndale) win by forfeit. 132: Bryce Blockley (Mount Baker) pin Noah Saenz (Ferndale). 138: Jeremiah Cronk (Mount Baker) win 10-1 Braigen Klaimp (Ferndale). 145: Corey Slaughter (Ferndale) win 12-4 William Casades (Mount Baker). 152: Collin Sutton (Ferndale) pin Erik Heath (Mount Baker). 160: Taylor Bellefeuille (Ferndale) win 10-3 Alex Tyska (Mount Baker). 170: Travis Lindsey (Mount Baker) pin Charnijit Mattu (Ferndale). 182: Klinton Maassen (Ferndale) pin Alex Ray (Mount Baker). 195: JT Keeney (Mount Baker) pin Hunter Grunhurd (Ferndale). 220: Max Martinson (Mount Baker) pin Patrick Condon (Ferndale). 285: Chris Hernandez (Ferndale) pin Kole Hickey (Mount Baker).
MOUNT BAKER 78, MERIDIAN 6
106: Jesus Torrero (Mount Baker) pin Nathan Parr (Meridian). 126: Skyler Cannon (Mount Baker) pin Skyler Smith (Meridian). 152: Treven Elgersma (Meridian) pin Eric Heath (Mount Baker).