After losing a heartbreaking 41-39 match to Chisago Lakes in the opening round of the Hibbing Invitational Friday afternoon the Bemidji wrestling squad thumped Virginia 48-34 in the loser's bracket round.
Today the Lumberjacks will conclude the tournament by facing Deer River at 11 a.m. and Nashwauk at 2:30 p.m.
BHS led Chisago Lakes 39-29 heading into the final two matches but Chisago Lakes won both of them by pins to claim the meet win.
Earlier in the action Chisago Lakes managed to claim a few other matches that could have gone either way.
"A couple of matches we thought might go our way didn't but I thought our kids wrestled very well," said Jacks coach Rance Bahr. "It was a fun match to be part of."
Bemidji's individual victories were courtesy of Brian Maas at 112, Logan Crosby at 119, Ryle Masterson at 130, Craig Maas at 135, Colton Doty at 145, Kade Johnson at 152 and Brenden Fredricksen at 189.
Against Virginia the Lumberjacks won all but four of the contested matches. In order to preserve varsity matches later in the season and with the victory in hand, Bemidji forfeited at two weights and both teams forfeited at 215.
Tyler O'Bierne won at 103 as did Masterson at 125, Dylan Hardy at 135 and Dustin Greenman at 160.
Chisago Lakes 41, Bemidji 39
103-Connell (CL) tech fall over O'Bierne 19-4
112-B.Maas (B) pin Hoyt 1:50
119-L.Crosby (B) pin McConville 1:28
125-Zupko (CL) pin J.Crosby 1:44
130-Masterson (B) won by forfeit
135-C.Maas (B) dec. Virga 6-2
140-Zontag (CL) pin Hardy 1:24
145-Doty (B) pin Heckel 5:54
152-Johnson (B) pin Poole 5:59
160-Honderman (CL) pin Craft 0:29
171-Kammeren (CL) pin Greenman 5:47
189-Fredricksen (B) won by forfeit
216-Nese (CL) pin Maggert 3:12
Hwt-Hoyt (CL) pin Bender 1:36
Bemidji 48, Virginia 34
103-O'Bierne (B) pin Starr 1:25
112-Fogarty (B) won by forfeit
119-Treuer (B) won by forfeit
125-Masterson (B) pin Sampson 5:00
130-Molash (B) won by forfeit
135-Hardy (B) pin Pitzler 2:52
140-Holliser (V) dec. Moore 8-1
145-Johnson (V) dec. Thoring 8-0
152-Mauti (V) dec. Craft 4-2
160-Greenman (B) pin Faix 3:16
171-Virginia wins by forfeit
189-Virginia wins by forfeit
Hwt-Richards (V) pin Bender 5:26