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BOY'S WRESTLING: Johnson, Maas finish opening rounds unbeaten

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BOY'S WRESTLING: Johnson, Maas finish opening rounds unbeaten
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BRAINERD — Kade Johnson and Brian Maas enter today’s second round of the Brainerd Invitational wrestling tournament with a shot at their individual championships after going unbeaten during Friday’s opening round.


Johnson, wrestling at 182 pounds, went 2-0 Friday as he pinned Mike Sampson of Chisago Lakes in 29 seconds and then decisioned Zach Rygg of Armstrong 4-0.

Maas received a bye in the first round and then pinned Brennen Holien of Atwater 24 seconds into their 113-pound match.

Winning their openers but dropping their second matches were Indi Farris at 120, Dylon Sauceda at 132 and Alex O’Neal at 152.

Brainerd Invitational

Friday’s First Two Rounds

Bemidji’s Results

106 - Lefebreve (Foley) dec. Hinrichs 103

113 - B. Maas (Bem) received a bye; B.Maas pin Holien (Atwater) 0:24

120 - Farris (Bem) pin Brown (Chisago Lakes) 5:10; Sullivan (Pierz) pin Farris 2:32

126 - Bennyhoff (Mound) pin T.Maas 3:40

132 - Sauceda (Bem) dec. Tindall (Grand Rapids) 7-1; Berghuis (Atwater) dec. Sauceda 8-2

138 - Lunde (Foley) pin Treuer 4:44

145 - Eischens (Pierz) pin Gast 3:30

152 - O’Neal (Bem) pin Tran (Sauk Rapids) 3:49; Peterson (Atwater) pin O’Neal 1:53

160 - Harrison (Pequot Lakes) pin Strain 5:25

170 - Madsen (Becker) pin Peterson 1:01

182 - Johnson (Bem) pin Sampson (Chisago Lakes) 0:29; Johnson dec. Rygg (Armstrong) 4-0

195 - Midas (Foley) pin Wilander 1:56

220 - Bemidji did not wrestle

Hwt - Gessell (Sauk Rapids) dec. Yoemans 5-3

Pioneer staff reports