Lumberjack Varsity Wrestlers Keep Winning; JV Claims Anoka Title

The Lumberjack Wrestling team picked up another two wins in Princeton Friday and the JV won a big tournament on Saturday.

In Friday’s Princeton Triangular, rolled over Cloquet 71-3, winning all but one match for the 2nd straight day. They did the same Thursday in Grand Rapids.   Against Cloquet, Bemidji got  6 forfeits, and 4 pins. At 132, Seth Sisneros set a new Bemidji Lumberjack record with the fastest pin in program history at 4 seconds. Brody Castonguay also had a pin 30 seconds into his match, while Coy Olson had a pin at 126 pounds and Chase Smith had a pin at 285. Gage Allen, Dane Jorgenson, and Thade Osborne all won via decision, while Seth Newby earned an 18-1 Tech Fall win.

Against  the host team, The Jacks beat Princeton 39-28. Seth Sisneros earned another pin, though it took a few minutes longer than the opening match. The Jacks, after losing 6 of the 1st seven bouts, claimed the last seven. It started with Seth Newby’s pin, followed by Darren Roth’s 7-5 win. Colton Hinrichs had a pin as well. Nate Schwinghammer won a 4-2 decision, Clay Olson earned a 4-3 win and the Jacks wrapped it up with a pair of forfeit victories.

Bemidji is now 9-2 in duals, and will be back at it Friday, December 27th at the Rogers Invitational.

Saturday, the Lumberjack JV team led by Coach Byron Willard, won the Anoka Invitational Championship, considered the toughest JV Dual Tournament in the state. The Bemidji JV was the #2 seed and opened with a 52-15 win over Cambridge-Isanti, followed by a 53-24 win over Hastings in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, The Jacks won 42-33 over STMA. And in the final, Bemidji won the championship 42-29 over Forest Lake.

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