Blaine wrestlers place second out of 24 teams at Seattle tournament


By Oliver Lazenby

The Blaine’s boys wrestling team placed second out of 24 teams at the King of Beacon Hill Invitational at Cleveland High School in Seattle against many bigger 3A and 4A schools (Blaine is 2A).

Of the other 2A schools at the tournament, many have strong wrestling programs which the Borderites will likely face again in the postseason.

“It was a pretty good opportunity to see others in our region,” said Blaine head coach Tom Hinz.

Blaine started hot, winning 26 out of its first 29 matches, many by pins. Jacob Westfall and Aidan Button won their weight classes of 195 pounds and 160 pounds. Alex Hall placed second at 138 pounds. Alex Mercado, Luke Westfall and Ethan Deming all placed third in their weight classes.

Next, Blaine wrestlers travel to the 31st Annual Lynden Tournament at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 19.


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