At the end of Monday’s practice, Bemidji High School wrestling head coach Rance Bahr acknowledged to the team that he knows it’s been a long season. But, as he noted, that’s what happens when you qualify for state.
The Lumberjacks are racking up overtime ahead of the Class 3A state team tournament, where BHS will compete on Minnesota’s biggest stage for the second year in a row.
Six individuals will also be pulling double duty as participants in the state individual tournament. Seth Newby (138 pounds), Thade Osborn (145), Colton Hinrichs (160), Darren Roth (152), Clay Olsen (182) and Chase Smith (285) will all try to add to the program’s current list of five individual state champions.
The individual tournament runs Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28-29, with the action beginning at 9 a.m. daily and running through 8:30 p.m. Saturday for the state championship matches, all on location at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
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