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Bemidji HS wrestling team wins twice at Fosston-Bagley

After spotting Blackduck-Cass Lake-Bena-Indus a 9-0 lead the Bemidji wrestlers won eight of the next nine matches to take control and down the Bears 49-27 in the opening match of Tuesday's triangular hosted by Fosston-Bagley.

Bemidji capped a successful evening by defeating the host team 54-21 in the triangular's finale. Tuesday's wins upped Bemidji's record to 16-9.

The Lumberjacks prevailed in eight of the 11 contested matches against the Bears. BCLBI (9-0) posted three victories and also was awarded a pair of forfeit wins.

The Bears opened the match with Andrew Nissen's pin at 103 and Kyle Michalek's decision triumph at 112.

After Bemidji's Gary Molash was awarded a forfeit win at 119, Tanner George answered with a pin victory for BCLBI to give the Beavers a 15-6 lead.

But Bemidji responded with seven consecutive wins. Jake Crosby started the run with a pin at 130 and teammates Craig Maas (135), Isaiah Moore (140) and Colton Doty (145) followed suit.

Kade Johnson added a decision win at 152 and Dustin Greenman collected a major decision at 160.

Tyler Molitor capped the flurry with a pin win at 171.

BCLBI's Crag Brouder and Al Goodwin were awarded forfeit wins at 189 and 215 but Bemidji's Alex Johnson ended the match with a pin victory at heavyweight.

The Lumberjacks opened their match against F-B with eight wins but the home team claimed four of the final six.

Tyler O'Beirne posted a pin at 103 to give the Jacks a lead they would not relinquish and Michael Fogarty added a pin win at 112.

Also winning with pins were Logan Crosby at 125, Jake Crosby at 135, Craig Maas at 140 and Kade Johnson at 145.

Robert Treuer earned a decision at 119 as did Tyler Molitor at 189.

Ryle Masterson was awarded a forfeit win at 130 as was heavyweight Alex Johnson.

Bemidji 49, BCLBI 27

103-Nissen (BCLBI) pin O'Bierne 2:24

112-Michalek (BCLBI) dec. Fogarty 5-0

119-Molash (Bem) won by forfeit

125-George (BCLBI) pin Masterson 3:37

130-J.Crosby (Bem) pin Staples 3:25

135-C.Maas (Bem) pin Nehl 3:41

140-Moore (Bem) pin Jedlicka 3:13

145-Doty (Bem) pin Jablonski 3:42

152-K.Johnson (Bem) dec. Gross 7-4

160-Greenman (Bem) dec. Strand 14-2

171-Molitor (Bem) pin Templin 0:42

189-Grouder (BCLBI) won by forfeit

215-Goodwin (BCLBI) won by forfeit

Hwt-A.Johnson (Bem) pin Grundmeier 0:44

Bemidji 54, Fosston-Bagley 21

103-O'Bierne (Bem) pin Noble 2:25

112-Fogarty (Bem) pin Manecke 3:03

119-Treuer (Bem) dec. Bode 8-5

125-L.Crosby (Bem) pin Hanson 3:29

130-Masterson (Bem) won by forfeit

135-J.Crosby (Bem) pin A.Bode 1:34

140-C.Maas (Bem) pin McClung 0:28

145-K.Johnson (Bem) pin Nordskog 3:53

152-C.Mc Clung (FB) dec. Doty 10-4

160-Fjerstad (FB) pin Greenman 2:20

171-Olson (FB) won by forfeit

189-Molitor (Bem) dec. Hagen 6-2

215-Fosston-Bagley won by forfeit

Hwt-A.Johnson (Bem) won by forfeit

Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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