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,