The Blaine boys’ wrestling came in first place during the Class 2A Sub-Regional Tournament with 345 points Saturday, Feb. 6, at Sedro-Woolley High School.
Sedro-Woolley came in second place with 247 points, Burlington-Edison was third at 243 and Lynden placed fourth at 198.
“It was a great team effort to get 11 guys into the finals and have 15 placers,” Blaine coach Craig Foster said in a phone interview. “Having some of the younger guys come out and do so well was great and the veterans did what they were expected to do.”
Fifteen boys placed in the top four for Blaine and qualified for regionals.
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Champions included Colton Economy (126), Preston Bellville (138), Anthony Frey (145), Caleb Frey (152) and Riley Fritsch (160).
Second-place finishers were Stuey Raser (113), Caleb Bullard (126), Derreck Camba (132), Aidan Button (138), Matt McCauley (145) and Eric Davis (160).
Saul Magallon (195) placed third, and Chase DuBois (152), Jacob Westfall (170) and Porter Schmidt (285) took fourth.
For Lynden, six wrestlers placed and will be wrestling at regionals, four more are going as alternatives.
Some notable wrestlers include Brody Weinheimer (220), who placed first, Lynden coach Alan Moore said in a phone interview.
“It looked to me like he wanted it and he was out to go get it,” Moore said. “It was quite impressive to see him do that.”
Primitivo Cruz (126) placed third for the Lions. Levi Oostra (120) placed fifth, an alternate to regionals. Payton Scott (145) also placed fifth.
Wrestler of the tournament
Levi Oostra (120) is a freshman at Lynden who had not won a single match all season until Saturday, when he placed fifth as an alternate going on to regionals.
“His work ethic just kept pushing him forward,” Moore said. “His desire to keep trying and pushing forward definitely showed this weekend with this fifth place finish.”
2A Sub-Regional results