Jake Crosby, Colton Doty and Alex Johnson all earned top seeds in their weight classes at the Section 8-3A individual wrestling meet which began Friday at St. Cloud Apollo and each lived up to the billing by winning his opening match.
Also collecting first-round wins were Logan Crosby at 119 and Kade Johnson at 145.
Those five Lumberjacks will begin today's second round in the championship bracket while eight teammates will be in the consolation round and will have to work their way through to a true-second match to earn a berth at the state meet.
Jake Crosby advanced with a pin victory at 125 as did Doty at 140. Al Johnson posted a decision win at heavyweight.
Logan Crosby defeated his foe 7-3 while Kade Johnson earned a 4-3 decision victory.
Both Logan Crosby and Kade Johnson were seeded fourth.
Dropping their openers were Tyler O'Bierne at 103, Michael Fogarty at 112, Ryle Masterson at 130, Craig Maas at 135, Kodi Kraft at 152, Tyler Molitor at 160, Brenden Fredrikson at 171 and Nick Maggert at 215.
Bemidji did not have a wrestler at 189.
Section 8-3A Individual Tournament
Friday's First Round
103-Mittag (Willmar) pin O'Bierne 1:03
112-Miley (Willmar) pin Fogarty 2:50
119-L.Crosby (B) dec. Carlson (Willmar) 7-3
125-J.Crosby (B) pin Schilten (Alexandria) 1:31
130-O'Brien (St. Cloud Tech) dec. Masterson 20-4
135-Carpenter (Moorhead) dec. C.Maas 5-2
140-Doty (B) pin Howe (Rocori) 1:04
145-K.Johnson (B) dec. Shock (Moorhead) 4-3
152-Martin (St. Cloud Tech) dec. Kraft 8-2
160-Morlock (Moorhead) pin Molitor 5:13
171-Klaverkamp (St. Cloud Tech) dec. Fredrikson 10-2
189-Bemidji had an open weight
215-Kirchner (St. Cloud Apollo) dec. Maggert 8-2
Hwt-A.Johnson (B) dec. Cumberbatch (Alexandria) 12-6