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Bemidji HS wrestling: Jacks show well at Alexandria triangular

The young Bemidji High wrestling team gave its most encouraging performance of the season Thursday, going 1-2 at the Alexandria triangular.

Bemidji beat the host Cardinals 43-22 before bowing to Detroit Lakes 37-28 and Bertha-Hewitt 45-25.

For the first time in nearly two months, Bemidji fielded a full team and profited from forfeits from an opponent.

They won six straight bouts against Alex to build a 28-6 lead including a forfeit and pins from Jake Crosby and Dale Norton.

A second forfeit, Corey Huber's fall and a 1-0 heavy weight win by Alex Johnson completed the convincing win.

Logan Crosby, Craig Maas and ,Josh Dreyer had earlier decisions.

Bemidji took a 16-12 lead on DL with decisions by the Crosbys and Maas and a pin from Norton before the Lakers won the next five bouts to go ahead 34-16.

Huber broke the spell with a forfeit and Johnson closed with a fall to narrow the final gap to nine points.

Bemidji broke a 12-12 tie to build a 29-12 lead over Bertha but lost six of the final seven matches, four on pins to fall out of contention.

Bertha forfeited to Norton and Huber with Dreyer also gaining a forfeit for 18 of the Bemidji points. The Crosbys each had pins while Maas had a superior 21-7 decision.

Tyler Molitor was the only JV wrestler to see action, winning his two starts.

Sixteen Middle Schoolers, seven of them sixth graders, ended 7-17 with Robert Treuer, Seth Drebing and Brett Schussman all ending 1-0.

Next action for the Jacks will be at the Apollo triangular Friday with Brainerd rounding out the field.

The next day Bemidji is at the Blaine team tournament.



103-Trstan Johnson, Alx, pinned Nick Ness 3:57

112-Logan Crosby, Bem decisioned Gage Sonczalla 12-1

119-Jake Crosby, Bem. pinned Jacob Schiltgen 1:46

125-Gary Molash, Bem won by forfeit

130-Craig Maas, Bem. decisioned Brian Eipperle 3-1

135-Josh Dreyer, Bem. decisioned Zach Carlson 7-5

140-Dale Norton, Bem. pinned Anthony Hubbard 3:01

145-Cole Ellison, decisioned Drew Peterson 6-4

152-Lucas Betterman, Alx decisioned Kodi Craft 13-5

160-Dustin Greenman, Bem. won by forfeit

171-Cody Erkilla, Alx decisioned LeRoy Pacheco 8-4

189-Corey Huber, Bem. pinned Kyle Fulghum 3:59

215-Andy Bouressa, Alx. pinned Nick Conner 1:46

Hwt,.-Alex Johnson, Bem. decisioned Dillon Schauff 1-0



103-Gabe Foltz, Dl pinned Ness 2:12

112-L Crosby, Bem decisioned Nate Francis 11-2

119-J. Crosby, Bem; decisioned Mike Bellefeuille 4-2

125-Craig Maas, Bem. decisioned Parker Jackson 5-0

130-Brandon Dahring, DL pinned Molash 0:22

135-Norton, Bem. pinned Garrett Foltz 1:20

140-Cody Thoring, Bem. lost 12-3

145-Justin Tweeton, DL decisioned Peterson 7-2

152-Travis Sims, DL pinned Craft 2:26

160-Alex Feldt, DL pinned Logan Knutson 1:18

171-Ben Gailfus, DL decisioned Pacheco 8-3

189-Huber, Bem. won by forfeit

215-Bryce Dutton, DL decisioned Conner 13-10

Hwt.-Johnson, Bem. pinned Josh Webber 4:29



103-Jackie Swenson,. BH pinned Ness 0:54

112-L. Crosby, Bem. pinned Hayden Truax 0:25

119-J. Crosby, Bem; pinned Dan Houchin 1:55

125-Kasey Horn, BH pinned Molash 0:25

130-Maas, Bem. decisoned Josh Weekly 21-7

135-Dreyer, Bem. won by forfeit

140-Norton, Bem. won by forfeit

145-Dakota Aerling, BH decisioned Peterson 12-0

152-Jake Braaten, BH decisioned Craft 22-7

160-Andy Boundy, BH pinned Pacheco 5:12

171-Huber, Bem. won by forfeit

189-Amos Schmidt, BH pinned Brenden Fredrickson 3:40

215-Dylan Koppendrayer, BH pinned Conner 2:31

Hwt.-Colin Turchin, BH pinned Johnson 0:53