Great Northern Wrestling
Projected finish: Lakeside, Colville, Medical Lake, Deer Park, Newport, Riverside, Chewelah, Pullman.
Defending league champions: Lakeside and Medical Lake (tie).
League openers: Deer Park defeated Pullman Tuesday. Tonight, Lakeside at ML, DP at Riverside, Colville at Newport and Chewelah at Pullman.
Returning district champions: Chris Bennett, soph., Newport; Jason Belyea, sr., Lakeside; Tim Weisser, sr., Lakeside; Anthony Layton, sr., Lakeside; Jason Christen, sr., Lakeside; Matt Westenfelder, jr., Lakeside; Sean Wheeler, sr., Lakeside; Anthony Bianche, sr., Medical Lake.
Returning Region IV champions: Bem Steele, jr., Medical Lake; Adam Christen; Laughery.
Returning State A placers: Jesse Moroni, sr., Medical Lake, 3rd, 108; Matt Westenfelder, jr., Lakeside, 3rd, 148; Tim Weisser, sr., Lakeside, 4th, 122; Jason Christen, sr., Lakeside, 4th, 135; Aaron Laughery, sr., Lakeside, 5th, 148; Ben Steele, jr., Medical Lake, 5th, 122; Jeff Racicot, Medical Lake, sr., sixth, 158; Anthony Layton, sr., Lakeside, 7th, 129; Sean Wheeler, sr., Lakeside, 7th, 158.
Notable: Lakeside High, the defending state A/B champion, has already won two area invitational tournaments and finished second in two others, including the Tri-State Tournament in Coeur d’Alene… . Riverside’s Joeben Nuesse qualified for last year’s AA state tournament from the Frontier League and Colville’s Kyle Aiken was a Frontier League district champion.