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Maas named Most Valuable Wrester by teammates

BEMIDJI - Freshman Brian Maas was voted Bemidji High School's Most Valuable Wrestler by his teammates.

The Lumberjacks also named Gannon Strain the Most Improved Wrestler.

Alex Johnson and Brian Maas shared the Jim Bob Graves award for most pins (18). Colton Doty won the Steve Castagna award for his dedication to the sport and Keith and Melissa Dreyer were given the Suzette Anderson award as parents who contributed to the high school program.

Brian Maas also was named the outstanding freshman, Kade Johnson was the outstanding sophomore and Alex Johnson the outstanding junior.

The team leaders included:

Most team points: Brian Maas, 199.5 (varsity); Larimee Martell, 98 (JV);

Most takedowns: Brian Maas, 93 (varsity); Cody Freyholtz and Lucas Gast, 44 (JV);

Most wins: Brian Maas, 36 (varsity); Freyholtz and Andrian Azue, 18 (JV);

Most falls: Brian Maas, 19 (varsity); Martell, 15 (JV);

Most near fall points: Logan Crosby, 112 (varsity); John Seelye, 51 (JV);

Most reversals: Kade Johson, 24 (varsity); Azure, 17 (JV).

Earning letters for the BHS wrestling team this winter were:

Seniors: Kodi Craft, Colton Doty;

Juniors: Logan Crosby, Alex Johnson, Craig Maas, Josh Dreyer, Wylli Tschudi, Adrian Azure, Max Cheney;

Sophomores: Kade Johnson, Robert Treuer, Sean Feia, Cody Freyholtz;

Freshmen: Brian Maas, Dylon Sauceda, Tyler O'Beirne, Lucas Gast;

Eighth grade: Gannon Strain, John Seelye, Larimee Martell, Brody Wilander.