BOY'S WRESTLING: Johnson, Maas finish opening rounds unbeaten
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.
Friday’s First Two Rounds
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