Coach: Craig Foster
Last year: Won a Class 1A Regional Tournament title with 256.5 points, advancing 14 wrestlers to the 1A State Tournament. ... Won a state title with 110.5 points, beating Forks by 1.5 points. Mikey Antczak won a 285-pound state title.
Wrestlers to watch: Stuey Rasar (jr., 113); Colton Economy (so., 120); Gage Lott (sr., 126); Derreck Camba (so., 126); Riley Fritsch (so., 138); Billy Dodd (sr., 138); Anthony Frey (jr., 132); Caleb Frey (jr., 145);
Outlook: Newly anointed Hall of Fame coach Foster and his Borderites return to the mat after winning a Class 1A state title a season ago, and Foster said his 37 wrestlers are the most he’s ever had. The Borderites graduated a lot of talent, including state champion Mikey Antczak and state runner-up Jon Stewart, but the Borderites, who move to Class 2A this winter, bring back eight state wrestlers. Headlining the returners are juniors Caleb Frey, who placed fourth at state last year, and Anthony Frey, who took fifth. Fritsch, who took sixth last year, also returns. “We have a core of eight state wrestlers and a really good bunch of young guys,” Foster said in a phone interview. “I think we are a real competitive state team when it comes down to that, but I don’t know about duals.” Blaine should be strong enough to finish top-10, Foster said, and the coach added if things go the Borderites’ way, competing for another state title isn’t out of the question.