High School Sports

PREP WRESTLING: Bellingham preview


Coach: Brian Smith

Outlook: Smith, in his eighth season at the helm of the Red Raiders, has a compelling mix of experience and youth. Bellingham has nine seniors on its roster, led by McKray Jones, who took third place at the Class 2A state tournament at 145 pounds. There are 18 sophomores or freshmen on the squad, and the Red Raiders were forced to fight to get into wrestling mode after Bellingham reached the state quarterfinals during the football season before falling to eventual 2A champion Prosser. Bellingham fell to a tough Sedro-Woolley team in the season opener two weeks ago, but the Red Raiders always seem to hit their peak as the postseason gets closer.


Wt. Class, Wrestler, Yr.

103-112, Jorge Torres, Fr.

112-119, Gage Burkey, Fr.

112-119, Alex Gayda, Fr.

112-119, Forrest Kuykendall, So.

119-125, Garrett Montanez, Jr.

125-130, Malcolm Owings, So.

130-135, Spenser Bednarik, Fr.

130-135, Garrett Mullett, Fr.

130-135, Michael Takemura , Sr.

135-140, Oliver Aswegan, So.

135-140, Vince Crouson, Fr.

135-140, Taylor Perry, Sr.

135-140, Nick Sentinella, Fr.

140-145, Daniel Creutz, Fr.

140-145, Tom Mascioli , So.

145-152, Josh Bavaro, Sr.

145-152, McKray Jones, Sr.

145-152, Kolby Wiebe, Jr.

152-160, JT FitzGerald, Sr.

152-160, Gabe Ketchum, Sr.

152-160, Levi Lott, So.

152-160, Mitch Osborn, So.

160-171, Phillip Charbonneau, Jr.

171-189, Nels Larson, Fr.

171-189, Jack Morgan , So.

171-189, Riley Mullett, Sr.

189-215, Jake Clary, Sr.

215-285, Walter Hathaway , So.

285, Johnny Burnham, Sr.

285, Dane Tilley, Jr.


Nov. 29, Sedro-Woolley, L 58-15

Dec. 1, Sulan, L 40-39

Dec. 1, Central Kitsap, L 40-30

Dec. 1, Bremerton, W 36-30

Dec. 6, at Mount Baker, L 35-30

Dec. 11, at Squalicum, 7 p.m.

Dec. 20, at Burlington-Edison, 7 p.m.

Jan. 17, Sehome , 7 p.m.

Jan. 24, Blaine , 7 p.m.