WRESTLING: Three Bemidji wrestlers win titles at Thief River Falls Shootout
THIEF RIVER FALLS – Individual championships by Logan Crosby at 126 pounds, Kade Johnson at 170 and Alex Johnson at heavyweight lifted the Bemidji wrestling team to second place at Saturday’s 17-team Thief River Falls Invitational.
The Lumberjacks tallied 191 points and trailed only Badger-Greenbush-Middle River which scored 225. Thief River Falls was third with 171.5 and Blackduck-Cass Lake-Bena finished sixth with 107.5.
Crosby began his day with a first-period pin of Stanley Peltier of East Grand Forks and followed that performance with a pair of one-sided decision wins.
Kade Johnson pinned all three of his opponents in a combined time of 4:08. Alex Johnson needed to win four matches to claim his title. His first three victims were pinned in a combined time of 2:04 and Johnson capped his championship performance with a 9-4 decision over Hunter Bronson of Fargo Davies.
Dylon Sauceda at 120 contributed a runner-up finish while Brian Maas was third at 113.
Thief River Falls Invitational
BGMR 225, Bemidji 191, TRF 171.5, New York Mills 153.5, Fargo Davies 145.5, BCLB 107.5, Norwood-Young America 84, Park Rapids 83, Roseau 69, Fertile-Beltrami 61, EGF 58.5, Prairie Valley 53.5, RLCC 53, Ottertail Central 44, Deer River 42, West Marshall 37.5, WHAN 37
106: O’Beirne, 3-2, 4th place
113: B.Maas, 3-1, 3rd place
120: Sauceda, 3-1, 2nd place
126: Crosby, 3-0, 1st place
132: C.Maas, 2-2, 4th place
138: Treuer, 0-2, did not place
145: Strain, 3-2, 5th place
152: O’Neal, 2-2, did not place
160: Bemidji did not enter
170: K.Johnson, 3-0, 1st place
182: Dreyer, 0-2, did not place
195: Wilander, 2-2, 5th place
220: Yoemans, 0-2, did not place
Hwt: A.Johnson, 4-0, 1st place