Bemidji HS wrestling team falls on the road at Hibbing
The Hibbing Bluejackets caught the shorthanded Bemidji High wrestling team flat Thursday night and handed Bemidji a 61-13 setback at Hibbing.
Bemidji went into the match with Colton Doty sidelined with a separated shoulder, Drew Peterson ill and withheld Dale Norton to preserve his match count for later in the year.
It also forfeited three weights.
Bemidji had three winners. Logan Crosby scored a decision at 112, Craig Maas added a fall at 125 and Corey Huber had a major decision at 189.
The Jackets scored seven falls to pile their point spread.
Seven JV wrestlers emerged 7-7 on the night while 15 Middle Schoolers were 12-8.
"Both younger groups looked great," said Coach Rance Bahr. "It is encouraging to see the performances given by these young kids."
In addition, the two youth wrestling clubs have an enlarged enrollment of 140 in Grades K-6 this winter.
Today the Jacks host their 25th annual Rick Lee Invitational starting at 10 a.m. with nine teams contesting for the varsity and JV division titles won last year by Perham.
Norton will return to the lineup for the tournament, Peterson will be back at 140 while Huber will drop to 160. The finals are listed for a 4:30 start.
103-Tom Fuenffinger, Hib. won by forfeit
112-Logan Crosby, Bem. decisioned Anthony Warner
112-Mike Fuenffinger, Hib., won by forfeit
125-Lewis Laastilli,. Hib. decisioned Jake Crosby
130-Carver Brownlee, Hib. pinned Kade Johnson
135-Craig Maas, Bem. pinned Bradley Unzietig
140-Kevin Wilcox, Hib. decisioned Cody Thoring
145-Cody Benz, Hib. pinned Kodi Craft
152-Joe Tichy, Hib. pinned Russ Mason
160-Mike Belich, Hib. pinned LeRoy Pacheco
171-Francis Ballek, Hib. pinned Brenden Fredrickson
189-Corey Huber, Bem. decisioned Kyle Jacobson
215-Jared Greenwood, Hib. won by forfeit
Hwt-Zach McComb, Hib. pinned Alex Johnson
Logan Knutson 2-1, Nick Conner 1-0, Dustin Greenman 1-1, Josh Dreyer 0-1, Nick Ness 0-1, Gary Molash 0-1
(individual results unavailable)