The Bemidji wrestling team captured third place in the weekend eight-team Hibbing Invitational. After winning a pair of meets Friday the Lumberjacks fell 44-22 to Centennial and 37-29 to Chisago Lakes in Saturday's action.
The Lumberjacks won five individual matches against Centennial including pins by Brian Maas at 113 and Brenden Fredriksen at 195.
Posting decision victories were Logan Crosby at 126, Craig Maas at 145 and Kade Johnson at 160.
The Lumberjacks briefly held a 10-8 lead and were within reach of the Cougars until Centennial won consecutive matches at 170 and 182 to open an insurmountable 35-16 advantage.
Having to forfeit at 220 proved to be the killing blow against Chisago Lakes. Bemidji trailed 31-26 after Fredriksen pinned his opponent at 195 but forfeiting the next match gave Chisago Lakes a 37-26 lead and sealed Bemidji's fate.
Al Johnson capped the day with a 4-3 win at heavyweight to bring the Jacks within 37-29.
Also winning for BHS were John Seelye at 113, Brian Maas at 120, Crosby at 126 and Kade Johnson at 160.
Johnson's victory came courtesy of a forfeit by Centennial.
Bemidji will return to Hibbing Thursday for a dual match.
Centennial 44, Bemidji 22
106-Mischke (Ce) tech fall O'Beirne 19-4
113-B.Maas (B) pin Mulberry 3:51
120-Miller (Ce) dec. Sauceda 10-6
126-Crosby (B) major dec. Tilleskjov 8-0
132-Thompson (Ce) pin Treuer 3:37
138-Stott (Ce) pin Masterson 1:22
145-C.Maas (B) dec. Solberg 1-0
152-B.Solberg (Ce) dec. Craft 4-3
160-K.Johnson (B) dec. Noll 5-3
170-Nelson (Ce) pin Dreyer 3:31
182-Palmer (Ce) pin Greenman 4:03
195-Fredriksen (B) pin Nelson 0:24
220-Centennial wins by forfeit
Hwt-Gustafson (Cen) dec. A.Johnson 3-1
Chisago Lakes 37, Bemidji 29
106-Schonebecker (CL) tech fall O'Beirne 18-3
113-Seelye (B) tech fall Graeve 17-0
120-B.Maas (B) dec. Connell 8-1
126-Crosby (B) pin Srascone 1:25
132-Zupke (CL) pin Masterson 1:`19
138-B.Sontag (CL) tech fall Treuer 18-2
145-M.Sontag (CL) dec. C.Maas 8-6
152-Birga (CL) dec. Craft 2-1
160-K.Johnson (B) won by forfeit
170-Poole (CL) dec. Dreyer 4-1
182-Barwin (CL) pin Greenman 0:38
195-Fredriksen (B) pin Schmidt 0:43
220-Chisago Lakes won by forfeit
Hwt-A.Johnson (B) dec. Kramer 4-3