Wrestling: Warriors fall in section semis

Gabe Wagner
Gabe Wagner

SAUK RAPIDS — The No. 3 seeded Brainerd Warriors won their fifth straight dual with a 47-24 win over No. 6 Little Falls, but fell to No. 2 Bemidji in the semifinals 39-26 at the Section 8-3A tournament Friday, Feb 14.

The Warriors fell behind 9-0 against the Flyers as Austin Litke and Joey Wilzek each picked up wins, but Brainerd’s Isaiah Jilson, Cole Ostrowski, Kyle Eschenbacher, Atlie Danielson and Gabe Wagner put the next five matches in the win column and gave Brainerd a 26-9 lead.

Against Bemidji, the Warriors’ Isaiah Germann, Jillson and Ostrowski built a 14-6 Brainerd lead. After Bemidji’s Joe Hudson recorded a win, Danielson and Wagner put momentum back on the Warriors’ side at 20-9. But the Lumberjacks responded with wins in the next five matches to take a 33-20 lead. Cade Barrett got the last win for the Warriors.

Brainerd finishes the season 16-10 and will compete in the Section 8-2A individual tournament Saturday, Feb. 22.


Brainerd 47, Little Falls 24
106: Austin Litke (LF) tech fall Isaiah German 19-4
113: Joey Wilczek (LF) maj. Dec. Elijah Germann 13-3
120: Isaiah Jillson (Brd) tech fall Bryce Udy 15-0
126: Cole Ostrowski (Brd) maj. Dec. Wyatt Baum
132: Kyle Eschenbacher (Brd) pinned Calvin Sherwood 3:30
138: Atlie Danielson (Brd) pinned Dominic Scepurek 0:54
145: Gabe Wagner tech fall Ryan Kloecki 18-3
152: Simon Pantzke (LF) def. Blake Wgeishofski
160: Aiden St. Onge (LF) pinned Jadon Petrie 4:47
170: Gabe Nagel (LF) pinned Damien Bentho 1:42
182: Forrest Gibson (Brd) forfeit
195: Dalton Barrett (Brd) dec. Peyton Carll 8-1
220: Mason Callstrom (Brd) forfeit
285: Cade Barrett (Brd) forfeit
Overall: LF 9-18. Next: Little Falls in Section 8-3A Individual Tournament at Willmar Saturday, Feb. 22

No. 2 Bemidji 39, Brainerd 26
106: Isaiah Germann (Brd) maj. dec. Brody Castonguay 8-0
113: Coy Olsen (Bmj) pinned Elijah German 1:35
120: Isaiah Jilson (Brd) maj. dec. JD Kondos 13-4
126: Cole Ostrowski (Brd) pinned Seth Sisneros 4:28
132: Joe Hudson (Bmj) dec. Kyle Eschenbacher dec 11-6
138: Atlie Danielson (Brd) dec. Seth Newby 11-6
145: Gabe Wagner (Brd) dec. Dane Jorgensen 8-6
152: Thade Osborn (Bmj) dec. Blake Wgeishofski 8-1
160: Darren Roth (Bmj) pinned Jadon Petrie 3:11
170: Colton Hinrichs (Bmj) pinned Damien Bentho 1:19
182: Nate Schwinghammer (Bmj) inj. for. Forrest Gibson 3:09
195: Justin Nelson (Bmj) dec. Dalton Barrett 8-2
220: Cade Barrett (Brd) pinned Thomas Paquette :52
285: Chase Smith (Bmj) wins by forfeit
Overall: Brd 16-10. Next: Brainerd in Section 8-3A Individual Tournament at Willmar Saturday, Feb. 22.

Atlie Danielson

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