By Ian Ferguson
Even with a fourth-place finish, the Blaine boys wrestling team stole the show for Whatcom county teams at the Class 2A Regional Tournament at Sedro-Woolley.
Nine Blaine wrestlers earned bids to the Mat Classic XXVII, the state wrestling tournament in the Tacoma Dome Friday-Saturday, February 20-21. Brothers Anthony and Caleb Frey won their championship matches at 132 and 145 pounds, respectively.
With nine wrestlers moving on, the defending 1A State Champion Borderites are now in a good position to make waves in the 2A state tournament this year.
The wrestlers moving on for Blaine include Colton Economy (113 pounds), Gage Lott (126), Derreck Camba (126), Anthony Frey (132), Billy Dodd (132), Riley Fritsch (138), Preston Bellville (138), Caleb Frey (145) and Erik Davis (152). Lott and Fritsch both took second-place finishes in the regional tournament.
Olivia Adams (135) placed second in the girls regional tournament, bringing Blaine’s total number of state wrestlers to 10.