Mount Baker’s boys’ wrestling team placed 12th at the Sky Valley Invitiational on Saturday, Jan. 10, at Sultan High School.
The three Mountaineers’ wrestlers who were sent to the event all medaled in the tournament.
JT Keeney placed first in the 195-pound weight class, pinning his opponent in 18 seconds for his first varsity tournament win. William Casados (132) placed second after losing 6-3 in the final match and Jesus Torrero (120) placed third after losing a 2-1 decision in his final match.
“I was really pleased with the way they approached the wrestling today, they stayed to their style of wrestling,” Mount Baker coach Roger Goodwin said in a phone interview. “They were doing their thing, trying to make it work the whole match and they beat some pretty good kids today.”
Mount Baker will wrestle Anacortes next at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at home.