Three go top-4
WHATCOM — Three Lynden boy wrestlers placed at the Sky Valley Invitational to help the Lions place 10th out of 15 teams Saturday at Sultan High School.
Freshman Kaleb Oostra led the charge with a second-place finish in the 106-pound division, earning 22 team points. Oostra registered three straight pins to reach the finals against Marysville-Getchell’s Omar Salcedo, where he lost a 16-8 major decision.
Junior Adrian Bueno took third place in the 138-pound division, earning 10 team points. He won by decision and major decision before falling in the semifinals to Sultan’s Aidan Fleming. Bueno rebounded by winning a 6-0 decision over Monroe’s Josh Maggard in the consolation semifinals.
Senior Bodie Human captured fourth place in the 170-pound weight class, earning 13 team points. Human started with a bye and a pin before losing a 6-2 decision to Cashmere’s Tucker Weatherman in the semifinals. Human then recovered to pin Weatherman’s teammate Iziah Oropeza in the consolation semifinals.
Also earning team points were freshman Adonai Lara (6) in the 120-pound division; Kauzen Cabral (6) in the 120-pound division; senior Heriberto Cruz (4) in the 126-pound division; Santiagio Lopez (1) at 152 pounds; and sophomore David Hernandez-Medina (2) at 182 pounds.