Bemidji wrestlers Jake Crosby, Doty earn berths in state meet
Jake Crosby at 125 pounds and Colton Doty at 140 won Section 8-3A individual titles Saturday and earned berths at the state wrestling tournament.
Crosby won his first two matches by pins and defeated Mith Mehnwerth of Sauk Rapids 6-1 in the championship match.
Doty followed a similar route to his 140-pound title, posting pins against his first two opponents and downing Chris Keske of Sauk Rapids 5-2 in the title bout.
Lumberjacks Logan Crosby at 119 and Al Johnson at heavyweight each placed third, Crosby losing the true-second match 7-5 to Dan Babineau of Brainerd.
Johnson dropped his second match but rallied with two more wins to finish third.
Claiming fourths were Craig Maas at 135 and Kade Johnson at 145 while Kodi Craft was fifth at 152 and Brenden Fredriksen fifth at 171.
Bemidji head coach Rance Bahr also was honored as the Section 8-3A Coach of the Year and assistant Dale Gullickson was named the section's Assistant Coach of the Year.
Section 8-3A Individual Tournament
Bemidji's Saturday Results
103-Mutz (Brainerd) pin O'Beirne 0:15. O'Bierne did not place
112-Siemers (Sauk Rapids) pin Fogarty 0:27. Fogarty did not place
119-L.Crosby (Bem) dec. Carlson (Willmar) 7-3; Bengtson (Apollo) pin Crosby 1:44; Crosby pin Mock (Buffalo) 2:46; Crosby dec. Walz (Sauk Rapids) 4-3; Babineau (Brainerd) dec. Crosby 7-5. L.Crosby finished third
125-J.Crosby (Bem) pin Schiltgen (Alex) 1:31; J.Crosby pin Gertken (Rocori) 1:22; J.Crosby dec. Mehnwerth (Sauk Rapids) 6-1. J.Crosby wins title
130-Mehr (Apollo) dec. Masterson 6-0. Masterson did not place
135-C.Maas (Bem) def. Medlen (Sauk Rapids) injury default; Carpenter (Moor) pin C.Maas 3:08. C.Maas finished fourth
140-Doty (Bem) pin Hubbard (Alex) 2:50; Doty dec. Keske (Sauk Rapids) 5-2. Doty wins championship
145-Glasby (Brainerd) dec. K.Johnson 14-2; K.Johnson pin Hahn (Willmar) 4:20; Bucholz (Sauk Rapids) dec. K.Johnson 13-6. K.Johnson finishes fourth
152-Craft (Bem) dec. Klein (Rocori) 7-0; Studenski (Sauk Rapids) dec. Craft 5-1; Craft dec. Wychor (Moor) 6-1. Craft finishes fifth
160-Rubin (Brainerd) dec. Molitor 14-3. Molitor did not place
171-Fredriksen (Bem) dec. Arnold (Willmamr) 10-4; Maus (Buffalo) dec. Fredriksen 16-5; Fredriksen dec. Endres (Sauk Rapidis) 5-2. Fredriksen finishes fifth
189-Bemidji did not enter
215-Newumann (Willmar) dec. Maggert 5-2. Maggert did not place
Heavyweight: Herzog (Willmar) dec. A.Johnson 5-3 OT; A.Johnson pin Rice (Apollo) 4:08; A.Johnson dec. Cumberbatch (Alex) 13-7. A.Johnson finishes third