A trio of Bemidji Lumberjacks will compete at the Class 3A individual wrestling tournament, and they learned who their opponents will be when brackets were announced Sunday.
Senior Kaleb Beam (30-4) will face Zander Rusert of Winona (25-10) at 285 pounds. Beam took first in the class at Saturday’s Section 8-3A tournament.
Senior Chance Hinrichs (35-10) will wrestle Griffin Studier of Albert Lea (22-20) at 152 pounds, and senior Peter Moen (31-8) will grapple with Isaac Atchison of Blaine (29-9) at 195 pounds. Hinrichs and Moen each claimed second place Saturday.
The three wrestlers each competed at state as individuals last season. The individual tournament begins Friday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
The Lumberjacks also qualified for the team tournament, which begins Thursday at 9 a.m. Bemidji will meet Forest Lake in the quarterfinals.