Brainerd High School will host the 52nd annual Paul Bunyan Wrestling Invitational Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8.

Participating teams include the Brainerd Warriors, Bemidji, Chisago Lakes, Cloquet, Foley, Frazee, Grand Rapids, Little Falls, Moorhead, Mound Westonka, Pierz, Staples-Motley and White Bear Lake.

Bemidji is ranked sixth in Class 3A, Foley sixth in 2A, Grand Rapids 10th and Pierz 11th in 2A and Frazee seventh in 1A.

"The Bunyan is going to have some great wrestling again," Warriors coach Mikkey White said. "We have tough teams back again this year. Bemidji, Foley, Grand Rapids, Pierz and Frazee are all ranked in the top 12 within their respective classes.

"It's a great multi-class tournament that allows many good wrestlers to compete against one another. I look forward to seeing how our boys will stand up to the competition."

Friday, Dec. 7:

2:30 p.m., weigh-in and skin checks

4:30 p.m., championship Rounds 1 and 2

Saturday, Dec. 8:

8 a.m., weigh-in and skin checks

10 a.m., consolation rounds 1 & 2 followed by semifinals and consolation round 3 and consolation semifinals

4:30 p.m., Championship and third-place matches, fifth- and seventh-place matches

Tournament results will be posted at


Friday session: Adults $5, students $3

Saturday individual session: Adults $5; students $5

Saturday All Day: Adults $7; students $4

Tournament ticket: Adult $10, students $5