Bemidji HS wrestling: Jacks split two matches in home triangular
The Bemidji Lumberjacks divided their two matches Tuesday at their home triangular, bowing to Fosston-Bagley 45-35 before dominating Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena 62-18.
Fosston-Bagley won the third match 55-19 over the Bears.
Bemidji hosts St. Cloud Tech and Moorhead Friday in their final match of the year in another triangular starting at 5.
Tuesday's card brought out around 600 fans including good turnouts from Blackduck, Cass Lake, Bagley and Fosston.
The Brawlers posted three straight pins in the middle weights to overcome a 23-15 deficit and added another fall and forfeit to pull away at the end;
Jake Crosby's pin at 119 brought the Jacks within 9-6 and a TF by Craig Maas, Kade Johnson's pin and another by Cody Thoring sent the home team ahead 23-15,
But they trailed 33-23 before Corey Huber scored a pin at 171 and Alex Johnson added another at heavyweight.
The Brawlers held an 8-6 match split with five falls matching Bemidji's number. The Jacks held a wide 18-4 lead in takedowns.
Bemidji had no trouble with the Bears despite using several JV wrestlers in the starting cast.,
Tyler O'Beirne opened with a fall for his first varsity win. ,Jake Crosby, Maas, Kade Johnson, Josh Dreyer, Huber and Alex Johnson added falls before the match ended..
Bemidji held an 11-3 match split with the Bears wins coming on pins from Tanner George, Zach Preston and Alex Goodwin.
Bemidji rolled up a 19-4 takedown lead and had the lone period ride.
The decision lifted Bemidji to 5-15, the five wins one more than last year. BCLB sank to 3-16
Fosston Bagley won 10 matches against the Bears getting falls from Ben Marx, Garrett Sanders, Luke Conger, Andrew Juve, Cooper Wilson and Jon Erickson.
Daven Staples had the only Bears fall.