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WRESTLING: Three Bemidji wrestlers win titles at Thief River Falls Shootout

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WRESTLING: Three Bemidji wrestlers win titles at Thief River Falls Shootout
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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

Bemidji’s Results

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

Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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