Less than two weeks ago, the Bemidji High School wrestling team was topped by Frazee during the Rick Lee Invitational. But in Thursday’s rematch with the Class A No. 2 Hornets, the Lumberjacks flipped the script for a 33-25 win at the BHS Gymnasium.
Robby Strand opened the dual at 106 with a pin of Christian Carlson in the third period, which Bahr said set the tone for the night.
Frazee followed with three straight wins -- all by top-four wrestlers in Class A. At 113, No. 4 Michael Miller defeated Seth Newby by a 9-2 decision, and 120 No. 3 Landon Byer followed with a last-second 2-0 decision over Bryce Golden. At 126, No. 3 Tanner Schermerhorn then tallied another win for the Hornets with a 13-4 major decision over Joe Hudson.
The Lumberjacks returned to the winning column, though, as Jon Solum (132) and Nate Golden (138) came out with 9-3 and 5-0 wins, respectively. Colton Hinrichs pinned Ricky Roforth at 145 in 4 minutes, 48 seconds, as well, adding another six points to the BHS cause.
Bemidji took its largest lead at 24-10, and Nic Geiger and Peter Moen helped cement the win. At 170, Geiger earned a 7-3 decision over Logan Wacker, and Moen pulled off a dramatic third-period pin over Gabe Drewes at 195.
Bemidji 33, Frazee 25
106: Robby Strand (BEMI) over Christian Carlson (FRAZ) (Fall 4:20)
113: Michael Miller (FRAZ) over Seth Newby (BEMI) (Dec 9-2)
120: Landon Byer (FRAZ) over Bryce Golden (BEMI) (SV-1 2-0)
126: Tanner Schermerhorn (FRAZ) over Joe Hudson (BEMI) (MD 13-4)
132: Jon Solum (BEMI) over Kaden Hiemenz (FRAZ) (Dec 9-3)
138: Nate Golden (BEMI) over Carter Shipman (FRAZ) (Dec 5-0)
145: Colton Hinrichs (BEMI) over Ricky Roforth (FRAZ) (Fall 4:48)
152: Alan Wuori (BEMI) by forfeit
160: Tanner Eischens (FRAZ) over Chance Hinrichs (BEMI) (Dec 7-6)
170: Nic Geiger (BEMI) over Logan Wacker (FRAZ) (Dec 7-3)
182: Brett Graham (FRAZ) over Ryan Yang (BEMI) (Dec 7-3)
195: Peter Moen (BEMI) over Gabe Drewes (FRAZ) (Fall 5:43)
220: Luke Tweeton (FRAZ) over Hunter Schoenborn (BEMI) (Dec 6-3)
285: Tony Malikowski (FRAZ) over Kaleb Beam (BEMI) (Fall 1:06)