Wrestlers win sub-regionals

Published on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 by Ian Ferguson

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Blaine wrestlers cleaned up at the Class 1A Sub-Regional Tournament, and came home decked out in championship hardware.

Ten Borderites won their weight division in the boys tournament: Kyle Gonzales (106 lbs.), Colton Economy (113 lbs.), Billy Dodd (120 lbs.), Riley Fritsch (126 lbs.), Anthony Frey (132 lbs.), Caleb Frey (138 lbs.), Christian Sharp (152 lbs.), Jon Stewart (160 lbs.), Israel Hernandez (220 lbs.) and Mike Antczak (285 lbs.). Blaine won the February 8 tournament at Sedro-Woolley with 379.5 points.

Mount Baker placed second with 217 points, and South Whidbey came in third with 173 points. The Borderites will look to carry their success in sub-regionals into the regional tournament, which they will host on Saturday, February 15. â¨The last time Blaine hosted the regional tournament was in 2005. The tournament begins at 10 a.m.

The girls wrestling team advanced to the regional tournament as well, as Olivia Adams wrestled her way to a championship in the sub-regionals at Burlington-Edison February 8. Adams defeated Shannon Ghee from Lynden by pin in the first overtime of the championship round in the 130 lbs. division.

“I beat the only girl who’s beaten me this year, so I’m feeling confident,” Adams said. Adams will wrestle in regionals at Bellingham this Saturday, February 15. Wrestling begins at 10 a.m.