By Oliver Lazenby
The Borderites boys varsity wrestling team placed fifth out of 17 teams at the 31st annual Lynden Wrestling Tournament on January 19. Blaine earned 131 team points, trailing the top team, Glacier Peak High School, by 29.5 points.
Jacob Westfall and Gavino Rodriguez led Blaine, finishing first at 195 and 220 pounds, respectively. Five other Blaine wrestlers finished in the top six: Alex Hall, third place at 138 pounds; George Cheatham, fourth at 145 pounds; Ethan Deming, sixth at 152 pounds; Aidan Button, second at 160 pounds; and Owen Hansen, sixth at 220 pounds.
Blaine wrestlers took on Bellingham and Sehome on January 23 at Bellingham High School. Blaine athletes wrestle next at the 2A sub-regional tournament on February 1 and 2 at Sedro-Woolley