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Bemidji wrestlers Maas, Crosby alive for championships at Brainerd

Brian Maas at 112 and Jake Crosby at 125 each won both of their matches during Friday's first two rounds of the Paul Bunyan Wrestling Invitational in Brainerd.

Maas opened with a 10-5 victory over Brett Grund of BOLD and followed that win with a 3-1 overtime decision over Cody Ferris of Becker.

Crosby dominated both of his Friday matches as he pinned Brandon Behler of Burnsville in 1:16 and blanked Rick Morales of BOLD 6-0.

Winning their first matches Friday but dropping their second were Logan Crosby (119), Colton Doty (145), Brenden Fredricksen (189), Nick Maggert (215) and Alex Johnson (heavyweight).

Foley, which captured the team title last year, leads the 15-team field heading into today's final rounds with 107 points. Bemidji is ninth with 31.

Paul Bunyan Invitational

Bemidji's Results

103-Underhill (Burnsville) pin O'Beirne 0:18.

112-B.Maas (B) dec. Grund (BOLD) 10-5; B.Maas (B) dec. Ferris (Becker) 3-1 OT

119-L.Crosby (B) bye; Rositas (Moorhead) dec. L.Crosby 3-2

125-J.Crosby (B) pin Behler (Burnsville) 1:16; J.Crosby (B) dec. Morales (BOLD) 6-0

130-Tallakson (Moorhead) dec. C.Maas 4-3

135-Loge (Pine River) pin Masterson 1:42

140-Keeler (Foley) dec. Thoring 14-4

145-Doty (B) pin Collins (Osakis) 4:43; Bavers (Grand Rapids) dec. Doty 9-3

152-Nelson (Becker) dec. Johnson 19-2

160-Steffl (BOLD) dec. Craft 13-4

171-Bradt (Frazee) dec. Molitor 10-4

189-Fredricksen (B) dec. Atkins (Pine River) 11-3; Knick (Becker) pin Fredricksen 2:41

215-Maggert (B) def. Plath (Becker) injury default; Swanson (Little Falls) pin Maggert 0:59

Hwt-Johnson (B) pin Weiss (Brainerd) 0:57; Olson (Foley) pin Johnson 5:57

Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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