BOY'S WRESTLING: Bemidji loses on a tiebreaker
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji wrestlers coaches and fans cheered as Wyatt Yoemanns attempted to pin Doug Peterson in the heavyweight match.
The time expired just before Yoemanns could pin his opponent, resulting in a win by decision that forced a 30-30 tie between Bemidji and Badger-Greenbush-Middle River Thursday at the BHS Gym.
Badger-Greenbush-Middle River ended up gaining an additional point due to a tiebreaker for most first points earned to leave with a 31-30 victory.
"If Wyatt has three or four more seconds we get that pin," Bemidji head coach Rance Bahr said. "Overall, we would have liked to have won tonight, but as long as we learned something from it and know what we have to do come section time, we will be okay."
After being pinned in the first two matches of the night, Bemidji got on the board as Brian Maas, the top-ranked wrestler in Minnesota 3A at 113 pounds, moved up to knock off Wyatt Becker, who is in the top ten in his weight class, 8-6.
"Wyatt Becker is a very tough kid," Bahr said. "He is a solid wrestler that will be down at the state tournament."
Lucas Gast took Corey Hasbrouck to overtime in the 145 match, but lost 8-6 by decision.
Bemidji trailed 30-15 after the 182 match, but Kade Johnson and Brody Wilander pinned their guys consecutively to set up Yoemanns in the heavyweight match.
"The last three kids wrestled really well," Bahr said. "It is very difficult to wrestle when your opponent knows you need to pin to win."
In addition to Johnson and Wilander, Dylon Sauceda also won with a pin in the 132.
BHS will wrestle again next Tuesday in Little Falls.
Badger-Greenbush-Middle River 31, Bemidji 30
106 - Isane (BGMR) pin Solum (Bem) 4:25
113 - Sovde (BGMR) pin Beyer (Bem) 1:01
120 - B. Maas (Bem) def. Becker (BGMR) 8-6
126 - Kaml (BGMR) def. O'Beirne (Bem) 5-3
132 - Sauceda (Bem) pin Dostal (BGMR) 3:08 (inj)
138 - Treuer (Bem) def. Undeberg (BGMR) 6-4
145 - Hasbrouck (BGMR) dec. Gast (Bem) 8-6
152 - Waage (BGMR) pin Nelson (Bem) 1:53
160 - Olson (BMGR) def. Schoenborn (Bem) 5-4
170 - Strain (Bem) def. Sikorski (BMGR) 4-3
182 - Blumer (BMGR) dec. Peterson (Bem) 4-2
195 - Johnson (Bem) pin Pries (BMGR) 1:08.
220 - Wilander (Bem) pin Lorenson 1:27
hwt - Yoemanns (Bem) dec. Peterson 3-0