A schedule change has shifted the road to a Section 8-3A Tournament repeat for the Bemidji High School wrestling team.
The Lumberjacks, originally set to host Sauk Rapids-Rice in the first round of the section tourney on Wednesday, will instead join the rest of the field in Sauk Rapids for the entire tournament on Friday, Feb. 14.
The top four seeds in the section were all scheduled to host on Wednesday, but Moorhead canceled school due to weather, resulting in the switch.
The Section 8-3A individual tournament is still scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, in Willmar.
Friday night went down to the wire for the Bemidji High School wrestling team, but the Lumberjacks couldn’t quite close the regular season on a high note.
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie, who defeated the Bemidji Blue lineup 66-17 in the triangular’s opener, survived 31-29 in the nightcap against the Bemidji White lineup at the BHS Gymnasium.
The Jacks will turn their focus to the Section 8-3A Tournament, hosting Sauk Rapids-Rice in the quarterfinals at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, inside the BHS Gymnasium.
Bemidji High School freshman Barrick Nelson won the state championship in his 160-pound weight class last weekend at the Minnesota Ninth Grade State Individual Wrestling Tournament. Nelson marched through the quarterfinals and semifinals with a pair of wins by pin before claiming a 4-1 victory in the first-place match over Blue Earth's Nicholas Nelson.