Ferndale’s boys’ wrestling team defeated Lynden 60-15 on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Lynden High.
The Golden Eagles’ Devon Bennett (126) pinned Jordan Peterson-Scotter in 54 seconds, Taylor Bellefuielle (152) pinned Ricardo Cruz in 1:11, Braiden Klimp pinned Cole Crass in 49 seconds and Ben Broselle pinned Alex Shook in 13 seconds.
The Lions’ Primitivo Cruz (113 pound weight-class) pinned his opponent in 5:33, Payton Peterson-Scotter (145) pinned Dalton Cristelli in 2:42 and Brody Weinheimer (195) defeated Sam Cleary 13-6.
“Primitivo has come along really nicely. He’s peaking at the right time,” Lynden coach Alan Moore said in a phone interview. “Payton wrestled aggressive and was in complete control of his match. Brody started picking up the pace in his match against Sam.”
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Ricardo Cruz (152) is a wrestler Moore highlighted, noting how far Cruz has come since the beginning of the season. “He gives opponents a solid six minute match. That kid has got some heart and he is going to be a good wrestler in the next couple years.”
Lynden wrestles next in the sub-regionals at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at Squalicum High and Ferndale wrestles next in the sub-regionals at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at Edmonds-Woodway High.
Ferndale 60, Lynden 15
106: Ryan Slaughter (Ferndale) forfeit; 113: Primitivo Cruz (Lynden) pin Biscuits 5:33; 120: Corson Trolinder (Ferndale) forfeit; 126: Devon Bennett (Ferndale) pin Jordan Peterson-Scotter 0:54; 132: Wyatt Croy (Ferndale) forfeit; 138: Dylun Hawk (Ferndale) forfeit; 145: Payton Peterson-Scotter (Lynden) pin Dalton Cristelli 2:42; 152: Taylor Bellefuielle (Ferndale) pin Ricardo Cruz 1:11; 160: Braiden Klimp (Ferndale) pin Cole Crass 0:49; 170: Ben Broselle (Ferndale) pin Alex Shook 0:13; 182: Nate Carlson (Ferndale) forfeit; 195: Brody Weinheimer (Lynden) def. Sam Cleary 13-6; 220: Patrick Condon (Ferndale) forfeit; 285: double forfeit.