Bemidji HS wrestling team loses at Grand Rapids
The already shorthanded Bemidji High wrestling team lost four more starters Thursday night and fell at Grand Rapids 51-24.
With Colton Doty and Logan Crosby sidelined with injuries sustained at the Brainerd Invitational, the Jacks went into Thursday's match without Cody Gardner and Nick Conner, both out with illness and Corey Huber, out with a head injury,.
Brenden Fredrickson was also withheld and wrestled exhibition.
With a makeshift lineup, the Jacks won only five matches in the 10 wrestled, trailing 27-24 in those bouts contested.
Kade Johnson's pin at 119 cut the Rapids lead to 12-6 and Craig Maas' victory at 130 brought Bemidji back to a 15-9 deficit.
Down 21-9, Bemidji received a 7-2 decision from Dale Norton at 140 and a third period pin from Drew Peterson at 145 to come within 21-18.
But four forfeits and a fall in the next five bouts sent the Hawks to a 51-18 lead before Alex Johnson closed with a first period fall at heavyweight.
The Rapids won four of the six exhibitions with Fredrickson and Dustin Greenman each dividing two bouts.
GRAND RAPIDS 51
103-Jackson Schauer, GR pinned Nick Ness 0:56
112-Dylan Casteel, GR pinned Gary Molash 1:32
119-KJade Johnson, Bem. pinned Tyler Scherf 4:30
125-Tyler Jobe, GR decisoned Jake Crosby 5-0
130-Craig Maas, Bem. decisioned Alex Seanger 6-1
135-Zac Bainville, GR pinned Cody Thoring 5:09
140-Dale Norton, Bem. decisioned Ryan Bowers 7-2
145-Drew Peterson, Bem. pinned Dan McGuire 5:36
152-Nate Enerson, GR won by forfeit
160-Jamison Evans, GR won by forfeit
171-Nick Rater, GR pinned Logan Knutson 3:24
189-Nick Hopkins, GR won by forfeit
215-Alex Siikanen, GR won by forfeit
Hwt.-Alex Johnson, Bem. pinned Cody Carlisle 0:51
145-Dustin Greenman, Bem. pinned Cole Rennecke 2:06
152-Aaron Smith, GR won by TF over Russ Mason
189-Brenden Fredrickson, Bem. pinn4d Seth Bloomer 1:59
152-Will Rusen, GR decisioned Greenman 7-1
152-Chase Johnson, GR pinned Mason 5:10
189-Zach Grandis, GR decisioned Fredrickson 7-4
At Frazee today
Today, the Jacks head to Frazee for a quadrangular round robin, facing Border West at 11, Frazee at 12:30 and Mahnomen at 2..
Logan Crosby and Gardner will be back in the varsity lineup but Coach Rance Bahr will enter Nick Ness, Conner and Knutson in the JV division along with Fredrickson to give the newcomers a chance to wrestle at their own level for the day.
Bemidji will go with:
103-Open, Nick Ness
112-Logan Crosby, Gary Molash
119-Kade Johnson, Open
125-Jake Crosby, Open
130-Craig Maas, Open
135-Cody Thoring, Open
140-Dale Norton, Josh Dreyer
145-Drew Peterson. Dustin Greenman
152-Cody Gardner, Russ Mason
160-Opem. Nick Conner
171-Open, Logan Knutson
189-Open, Brenden Fredrickson
Hwt.-Alex Johnson, Open