Bemidji HS wrestling: Jacks show well at Alexandria triangular
The young Bemidji High wrestling team gave its most encouraging performance of the season Thursday, going 1-2 at the Alexandria triangular.
Bemidji beat the host Cardinals 43-22 before bowing to Detroit Lakes 37-28 and Bertha-Hewitt 45-25.
For the first time in nearly two months, Bemidji fielded a full team and profited from forfeits from an opponent.
They won six straight bouts against Alex to build a 28-6 lead including a forfeit and pins from Jake Crosby and Dale Norton.
A second forfeit, Corey Huber's fall and a 1-0 heavy weight win by Alex Johnson completed the convincing win.
Logan Crosby, Craig Maas and ,Josh Dreyer had earlier decisions.
Bemidji took a 16-12 lead on DL with decisions by the Crosbys and Maas and a pin from Norton before the Lakers won the next five bouts to go ahead 34-16.
Huber broke the spell with a forfeit and Johnson closed with a fall to narrow the final gap to nine points.
Bemidji broke a 12-12 tie to build a 29-12 lead over Bertha but lost six of the final seven matches, four on pins to fall out of contention.
Bertha forfeited to Norton and Huber with Dreyer also gaining a forfeit for 18 of the Bemidji points. The Crosbys each had pins while Maas had a superior 21-7 decision.
Tyler Molitor was the only JV wrestler to see action, winning his two starts.
Sixteen Middle Schoolers, seven of them sixth graders, ended 7-17 with Robert Treuer, Seth Drebing and Brett Schussman all ending 1-0.
Next action for the Jacks will be at the Apollo triangular Friday with Brainerd rounding out the field.
The next day Bemidji is at the Blaine team tournament.
103-Trstan Johnson, Alx, pinned Nick Ness 3:57
112-Logan Crosby, Bem decisioned Gage Sonczalla 12-1
119-Jake Crosby, Bem. pinned Jacob Schiltgen 1:46
125-Gary Molash, Bem won by forfeit
130-Craig Maas, Bem. decisioned Brian Eipperle 3-1
135-Josh Dreyer, Bem. decisioned Zach Carlson 7-5
140-Dale Norton, Bem. pinned Anthony Hubbard 3:01
145-Cole Ellison, decisioned Drew Peterson 6-4
152-Lucas Betterman, Alx decisioned Kodi Craft 13-5
160-Dustin Greenman, Bem. won by forfeit
171-Cody Erkilla, Alx decisioned LeRoy Pacheco 8-4
189-Corey Huber, Bem. pinned Kyle Fulghum 3:59
215-Andy Bouressa, Alx. pinned Nick Conner 1:46
Hwt,.-Alex Johnson, Bem. decisioned Dillon Schauff 1-0
DETROIT LAKES 37
103-Gabe Foltz, Dl pinned Ness 2:12
112-L Crosby, Bem decisioned Nate Francis 11-2
119-J. Crosby, Bem; decisioned Mike Bellefeuille 4-2
125-Craig Maas, Bem. decisioned Parker Jackson 5-0
130-Brandon Dahring, DL pinned Molash 0:22
135-Norton, Bem. pinned Garrett Foltz 1:20
140-Cody Thoring, Bem. lost 12-3
145-Justin Tweeton, DL decisioned Peterson 7-2
152-Travis Sims, DL pinned Craft 2:26
160-Alex Feldt, DL pinned Logan Knutson 1:18
171-Ben Gailfus, DL decisioned Pacheco 8-3
189-Huber, Bem. won by forfeit
215-Bryce Dutton, DL decisioned Conner 13-10
Hwt.-Johnson, Bem. pinned Josh Webber 4:29
103-Jackie Swenson,. BH pinned Ness 0:54
112-L. Crosby, Bem. pinned Hayden Truax 0:25
119-J. Crosby, Bem; pinned Dan Houchin 1:55
125-Kasey Horn, BH pinned Molash 0:25
130-Maas, Bem. decisoned Josh Weekly 21-7
135-Dreyer, Bem. won by forfeit
140-Norton, Bem. won by forfeit
145-Dakota Aerling, BH decisioned Peterson 12-0
152-Jake Braaten, BH decisioned Craft 22-7
160-Andy Boundy, BH pinned Pacheco 5:12
171-Huber, Bem. won by forfeit
189-Amos Schmidt, BH pinned Brenden Fredrickson 3:40
215-Dylan Koppendrayer, BH pinned Conner 2:31
Hwt.-Colin Turchin, BH pinned Johnson 0:53