The Bemidji wrestling team overpowered Bertha-Hewitt-Verndale 58-21 and captured seventh place in Saturday's eight-team tournament in Frazee.
BHS opened the day with a 49-10 loss to Minneota which entered the invitational ranked third in the state Class A poll.
The Lumberjacks then dropped a 50-28 decision to Border West but fared much better in the seventh-place match, winning 10 individual matches, including four by forfeit.
Brian Maas started the Jacks on their way to victory when he pinned Marshall Willis in 2:13 in the 112-pound match. Gary Molash followed with a 12-8 victory at 119 and Logan Crosby pinned Dan Houchin in 3:56.
Jake Crosby continued Bemidji's success at 130 when he pinned Kasey Horn in 23 seconds.
Ryle Masterson was awarded a forfeit victory at 135 and, after Cody Thoring was pinned at 140, the Lumberjacks iced the team victory with five consecutive wins.
Josh Dreyer was a forfeit winner at 145 along with Dustin Greenman at 160 and Colton Doty at 171. Kody Craft posted a pin at 152 and Brenden Fredricksen duplicated the feat at 189.
In Saturday's opener against Minneota the Jacks managed three individual wins. Brian Maas captured a decision win at 112, Logan Crosby had a major decision at 125 and Johnson was a 13-9 winner at 145.
Maas also won against his Border West foe as he pinned his opponent in 2:55. Jake Crosby also won by pin at 135 as did Fredricksen at 189 and Nick Maggert at 215. Bemidji's other individual triumph was Greenman's 11-2 decision at 152.
The Lumberjacks are off until Dec. 29-30 when they participate in the West Fargo Invitational.
Minneota 49, Bemidji 10
103-L.VanOverbeek (M) pin O'Beirne 3:20
112-B.Maas (B) dec. Esping 7-1
119-Engler (M) pin Molash 3:03
125-L.Crosby (B) dec. Bueitel 10-2
130-C.Skillings (M) pin J.Crosby 1:57
135-Buysse (M) dec. C.Maas 13-6
140-Swedzinski (M) pin Thoring 1:16
145-Johnson (B) dec. I.Josephson 13-9
152-Longtin (M) dec. Greenman 4-0
160-Westman (M) dec. Craft 12-4
171-VanHecke (M) dec. Molitor 11-8
189-Abraham (M) dec. Fredricksen 7-3
215-A.Josephson (M) pin Maggert 1:03
Hwt-J.VanOverbeek (M) dec. Johnson 7-0
Border West 50, Bemidji 28
103-Sykora (BW) pin O'Beirne 0:44
112-B.Maas (B) pin Schmitz 2:55
119-Andrews (BW) pin Molash 1:09
125-G.McCarthy (BW) tech. fall of L.Crosby 17-1
130-W.McCarthy (BW) pin Masterson 2:25
135-J.Crosby (B) pin Nicoletti 1:25
140-McCalip (BW) dec. C.Maas 6-4
145-Gabbert (BW) pin Johnson 1:34
152-Greenman (B) dec. Cronen 11-2
160-A.Maanum (BW) pin Craft 2:24
171-C.Maanum (BW) pin Molitor 2:46
189-Fredricksen (B) pin Sear 0:22
215-Maggert (B) pin Wenker 0:18
Hwy-Conley (BW) pin Johnson 5:19
Bemidji 58, Bertha-Hewitt-V 21
103-Gordon (BHV) dec. O'Beirne 4-1
112-B.Maas (B) pin Willis 2:13
119-Molash (B) dec. Fihlar 12-8
125-L.Crosby (B) pin Houchin 3:56
130-J.Crosby (B) pin Horn 0:23
135-Mastereson (B) won by forfeit
140-Truax (BHV) pin Thoring 3:35
145-Dreyer (B) won by forfeit
152-Craft (B) pin Bennett 3:46
160-Greenman (B) won by forfeit
171-Doty (B) won by forfeit
189-Fredricksen (B) pin Bounds 5:38
215-Koppenerayer (BHV) pin Maggert 1:09
Hwt-Turchin (BHV) pin Johnson 2:41