Big Bear tournament, Day II
After the second day of action was complete, the B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team finished in eighth place in the final standings at the Big Bear tournament. They earned 112.5 team points in the field of 39 teams. It was a remarkable performance for the Jaguars in their first-ever appearance at this prestigious tournament.
Here's how the brackets shook out for Jaguars who placed: at 113 pounds, Canon Swanson took third; at 126, Tyler Bents took fourth; at 145, Isaiah Gilbert took sixth; at 152, Adam Jaeger took second place after suffering his first loss of the season in the championship match; at 182, Dalton Guzier placed sixth.
Here are the top 12 teams in order:
1.) Hutchinson/Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart (193.5)
2.) Thief River Falls (150.5)
3.) West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville (139.5)
4.) Staples-Motley (136.5)
5.) Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena (132)
6.) Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie (130.5)
7.) Park Rapids (121)
8.) B-B-E (112.5)
9.) Mounds View (109)
10.) Hibbing (101.5)
11.) Detroit Lakes (101)
12.) Barnesville (99)
Here's video from the win against Paynesville on December 9, with the clip starting during the 145-pound match:
As always, read more in next week's Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper.