Blaine wrestlers beat 10 teams at Lynnwood Classic

By Oliver Lazenby

Blaine boys wrestlers cruised to victory at the Lynnwood Classic on December 15, beating 10 other schools and crushing even the second best school with a team score of 181.5 compared to runner-up Shorecrest High School’s 125 points.

Three Blaine wrestlers took first in their weight classes: junior Gavino Rodriguez (220), and seniors Jake Westfall (195), Aidan Button (170) and Ethan Deming (160).

The Lynnwood Classic showed off Blaine’s talent throughout the weight classes, as a Borderite placed in the top three in every category between 126 pounds and 220, with the exception of 182 pounds.

Blaine wrestlers to reach the podium were: sophomore Adam McCauley, second at 126; senior Alex Mercado, second at 132; freshman Jack Cheatham tied for third at 138; senior Alex Hall tied for third at 145; and senior George Cheatham tied for third at 152.

Earlier in the week, Blaine beat Anacortes 60–15 and lost to Burlington-Edison 43–30 at a home dual on December 12.

Next, Blaine wrestlers travel to the Las Vegas Invitational in Las Vegas, which starts Friday,
December 21.

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