FERTILE – Individual championships by Brian Maas at 113 pounds, Logan Crosby at 126, Kade Johnson at 170 and heavyweight Alex Johnson lifted Bemidji to the championship of Saturday’s Fertile-Beltrami Invitational.
The Lumberjacks tallied 188 points and edged Thief River Falls which finished with 182. Blackduck-Cass Lake-Bena was fourth.
Brian Maas won all three of his matches, registering two pins and a decision.
Crosby also went 3-0 with a pin, a technical fall and a decision.
Kade Johnson opened with a pin and followed that with a tech fall and another pin. Alex Johnson opened with a bye and then won via a pin and a 4-0 decision.
Robert Treuer contributed a second-place finish at 138 as did Drew Peterson at 160. Contributing thirds were Alex O’Neal at 145, Josh Dreyer at 182 and Wyatt Yoemans at 220.
Bemidji did not wrestle four of its regulars as Dylon Sauceda, Craig Maas, Gannon Strain and Brody Wilander sat out in order to preserve future matches.
Bemidji 188, TRF 182, Crookston 144.5, BCLB 119, Roseau 103.5, Fertile-Beltrami 98, United Clay Becker 90.5, Mahnomen 46, West Marshall 45, RLCC 30
106: O’Beirne 2-2, 4th
113: B.Maas 3-0, 1st
120: Azure 2-2, 5th
126: Crosby 3-0, 1st
138-Treuer 2-1, 2nd
145: O’Neal 3-1, 3rd
152: Martell 0-2, did not place
160: Peterson 2-1, 2nd
170: K.Johnson 3-0, 1st
182: Dreyer 3-1, 3rd
220: Yoemans 1-1, 3rd
Hwt: A.Johnson 2-0, 1st