By Ian Ferguson
The Blaine boys wrestling team qualified 12 wrestlers for the Class 2A Regional Wrestling Tournament thanks to a strong performance at the subregional tournament at Squalicum High School February 6-7.
With seven wrestlers advancing to the final rounds, the defending 1A State Champions took second place in the tournament with 289.5 points behind Sedro-Woolley’s 301.5 points. Colton Economy (113 pounds), Anthony Frey (132), Riley Fritsch (138) and Caleb Frey (145) each won their respective weight classes.
Dereck Camba (126), Billy Dodd (132) and Brendan Schmidt (145) each took second place. In third place were Gage Lott (126), Erik Davis (152) and Preston Bellville (138). Blake Renskers (160) and Saul Magallon (182) took fourth place. The top four finishers from each weight advanced to the regional tournament.
Regionals will be held at Sedro-Woolley on Saturday, February 14, with matches beginning at 10 a.m. Top finishers at regionals will earn berths to the state championship meet, the WIAA Mat Classic in the Tacoma Dome February 20-21.
Olivia Adams qualified for the 2A Girls Regional Tournament, which will take place at Bellingham High School on Saturday, February 14. Matches begin at 10 a.m.