The Bemidji High School wrestling team met its match at the Class 3A state tournament on Thursday.
The unseeded Lumberjacks lost 38-31 to No. 2 seed St. Michael-Albertville in the opening round, then 40-27 to unseeded Waconia in the consolation semifinals at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
BHS doesn’t have much time to sulk, though. Six individuals -- Newby (138 pounds), Osborn (145), Colton Hinrichs (160), Roth (152), Olsen (182) and Smith (285) -- will return to the Xcel Energy Center Friday, Feb. 28, for the individual state tournament. Action begins at 9 a.m.