Blaine has three champions and seven wrestlers going on to next week’s Mat Classic after the Class 2A regional tournament on Saturday, Feb. 13, at Bremerton High School.
Colton Economy, Caleb Frey and Riley Fritsch each earned first-place titles.
Blaine took third as a team with 160 points, Lynden was fifth at 83 points, Squalicum eleventh with 48, Sehome twelfth with 48 and Bellingham had no points.
Lynden had five wrestlers place in the top four and will be going on to the next tournament.
Brody Weinheimer placed first for the Lions.
“As a whole the team was pretty cool to watch,” Lynden coach Alan Moore said in a phone interview. “Just bouncing back and moving up.”
The Lions overall had 13 wins and eight losses for the day, Moore said.
Sehome had three wrestlers place and move on to the state championship.
Anthony Frey came in second for Blaine after losing a match by one point to the No. 1 state ranked wrestler at 145.
“That was a really great match against a pretty formidable opponent,” Blaine coach Craig Foster said in a phone interview.
Weinheimer earned his third first-place title on Saturday.
“He wrestled well and stayed in position, getting points when he needed to,” Moore said.
The top four placers in each weight class go on to the Mat Classic State Wrestling Championships Feb. 19-20, at the Tacoma Dome.
Whatcom County wrestlers who qualified for the Class 3A State Championships:
Colton Economy (First)
Derreck Camba (Third)
Preston Bellville (Third)
Anthony Frey (Second)
Caleb Frey (First)
Riley Fritsch (First)
Saul Magallon (Fourth)
Primitivo Cruz (Fourth)
Payton Peterson-Scotter (Third)
Isaac Bueno (Third)
Jonathan Lara (Fourth)
Brody Weinheimer (First)
Davis Canfield-Cole (Second)
Zach Zimmerman (Third)
Briley Funk (Second)
Squalicum and Bellingham coaches could not be reached.