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Jacks wrestlers post two dual wins

Alex Johnson pinned Theo Wurst 1:16 into the heavyweight match to cap a 44-32 Bemidji win over St. Cloud Tech Friday in Moorhead and the Lumberjacks cruised past Rocori 51-21 to finish the regular season with an 18-9 record.

Prior to the campaign BHS coach Rance Bahr challenged his wrestlers to double last year's dual-meet victory total of six. The Lumberjacks did better than even the coach had hoped as they tripled the win total with Friday's two victories.

BHS will now set its sights on the section meet which begins next Saturday at Rocori.

Logan Crosby, Craig Maas, and Alex Johnson were double winners on the mat Friday while Colton Doty, Dylan Hardy and Tyler Molitor went 2-0, downing their one opponent and also being awarded a forfeit victory.

In the match against Tech the Lumberjacks trailed 10-0 before Logan Crosby posted a pin at 119. That triumph was the first of six consecutive Bemidji victories. The run included Craig Maas' major at 130 and Doty's pin at 145 plus forfeit wins to Jake Crosby, Hardy and Isaiah Moore.

BHS posted two more individual wins down the stretch as Molitor downed his opponent 12-4 at 171 and Alex Johnson registered a pin at heavyweight.

Against Rocori Jake Crosby (125), Craig Maas (135), Dustin Greenman (152), Brenden Fredriksen (171) and Alex Johnson (heavyweight) posted pins, Logan Crosby (119) had a decision and Kodi Craft and Molitor won by forfeit.

Bemidji 44, St. Cloud Tech 32

103-Nehk (T) dec. O'Bierne 12-2

112-Laurtz (T) pin Fogarty 3:29

119-L.Crosby (B) pin Schreder 1:11

125-J.Crosby (B) won by forfeit

130-C.Maas (B) dec. Reed 13-2

135-Hardy (B) won by forfeit

140-Moore (B) won by forfeit

145-Doty (B) pin Johnson 0:34

152-Martin (T) pin K.Johnson 1:02

160-Amundson (T) pin Greenman 2:18

171-Molitor (B) dec. Boigg 12-4

189-Thompson (T) dec. Fredriksen 10-2

215-Mueller (T) won by forfeit

Hwt-A.Johnson (B) pin Wurst 1:16

Bemidji 51, Rocori 21

103-Gropper (Roc) pin O'Bierne 0:20

112-Kunz (Roc) pin Fogarty 3:21

119-L.Crosby (B) dec. Ness 9-3

125-J.Crosby (B) pin Gertken 3:47

130-Hoffman (Roc) dec. Hardy 6-1

135-C.Maas (B) pin Howe 2:41

140-Doty (B) won by forfeit

145-Hemmesch (Roc) pin K.Johnson 5:12

152-Greenman (B) pin Klein 1:30

160-Craft (B) won by forfeit

171-Fredriksen (B) pin Kuss 2:50

189-Molitor (B) won by forfeit

215-both teams forfeit

Hwt-A.Johnson (B) pin T.Hoffman 0:27

Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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