Ferndale dominates regional tournament, sends 11 to state

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDFebruary 15, 2014 

Ferndale's boys' wrestling team wanted to have everyone who qualified for regionals to make it to state. And that's exactly what the Golden Eagles did. The Golden Eagles had 11 wrestlers qualify for state as they won the regional as a team, beating out Everett, which took second place, and Oak Harbor, which took third.

"Last week, we came out attacking and kept that going through today," Ferndale coach Caleb Schlack said in a phone interview. "Many people had to wrestle the same guys they wrestled last week in close matches. That's tough and they did well."

Brock Graves (106-pound), Devon Bennett (120), Klinton Maassen (182), Chris Hernandez (285) all won their weight classes.

Ben Broselle (145) and Patrick Condon (220) took second. Isaiah Heredia (113), Adaeus Wilson-Premo (126), Taylor Bellefuille (160) and Hunter Grunherd (195) took third. Charnjit Mattu (170) took fourth.

The top four in each weight class qualified for state.

"It'll be nice going into state," Schlack said. "The confidence will just keep going. They're not going to hold back and they're not going to wrestled scared. If they can wrestle good, they can go with anyone. The confidence will go a long way at state."

The Mat Classic begins on Friday, Feb. 21, at the Tacoma Dome.

STATE QUALIFIERS

CLASS 3A

FERNDALE Wt.

Brock Graves 106

Isaiah Heredia 113

Devon Bennett 120

Adaeus Wilson-Premo 126

Ben Broselle 145

Taylor Bellefuille 160

Charnjit Mattu 170

Klinton Maassen 182

Hunter Grunherd 195

Patrick Condon 220

Chris Hernandez 285

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