High School Sports

Economy, Frey, Fritsch win for Blaine

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.

Best Match

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.

Notable Wrestler

Weinheimer earned his third first-place title on Saturday.

“He wrestled well and stayed in position, getting points when he needed to,” Moore said.

Next

The top four placers in each weight class go on to the Mat Classic State Wrestling Championships Feb. 19-20, at the Tacoma Dome.

State qualifiers

Whatcom County wrestlers who qualified for the Class 3A State Championships:

BLAINE

Wt.

Colton Economy (First)

126

Derreck Camba (Third)

132

Preston Bellville (Third)

138

Anthony Frey (Second)

145

Caleb Frey (First)

152

Riley Fritsch (First)

160

Saul Magallon (Fourth)

195

LYNDEN

Wt.

Primitivo Cruz (Fourth)

126

Payton Peterson-Scotter (Third)

145

Isaac Bueno (Third)

152

Jonathan Lara (Fourth)

152

Brody Weinheimer (First)

220

SEHOME

Wt.

Davis Canfield-Cole (Second)

170

Zach Zimmerman (Third)

220

Briley Funk (Second)

285

Squalicum and Bellingham coaches could not be reached.

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