The Lumberjack Wrestlers split their team into two for Senior Night and the regular season finale, and lost twice to Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie. They won’t be dwelling on it, though, with the Section 8AAA Team Tournament beginning Wednesday.
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie 66, Bemidji Blue 17
Cale Newby earned a Tech Fall 16-0 win a 132, and Ben Sorenson got a pin at 285.
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie 31, Bemidji White 29
The Lumberjacks lost the first five matches before Joe Hudson earned a pin at 138 pounds. Seth Newby followed that up with a pin :22 into his match and Thade Osborn earned a 13-5 Major Decision. Darren Roth followed that up with an 11-3 Major Decision at 160 pounds and Colton Hinrichs earned a 12-6 win. The Jacks’ final win came at 220, where Caleb Bahr got a pin.
The Jacks wrap up the regular season at 24-7 and are seeded #2 in the Section 8AAA Team Tournament behind Willmar. Both teams are getting votes in the Guillotine’s Class AAA poll. The Jacks lost to Willmar early in the season at Brainerd. The Jacks will open the tournament hosting #7 Sauk Rapids-Rice 7pm Wednesday at the BHS Fieldhouse. You’ll hear it on the Lumberjack Radio Network beginning with Lumberjacks Live at 6:45 on KBUN SportsRadio 104.5 and online at kbunsportsradio.com on KBUN 1.
Semifinals and championship will be Friday (Valentine’s Day) at Sauk Rapids-Rice. Semifinals will be at 6pm and the championship will follow.