LOGAN DONAIS finished fourth at 113 pounds last Saturday. He beat Josh Anderson of Buffalo in a dual meet earlier this season.

Wrestlers 12th at Foley

Staff Writer
Ken Francis
The Big Lake wrestling team finished 12th of 16 teams at the 5th Annual Tom Keating Memorial Wrestling Tournament last Saturday at Foley.
Four Hornets finished in the top eight spots in their weight class.
Josiah Brown took third at 170 pounds. After a first round bye, he beat Johnny Zarnke of Chanhassen-Chaska, 11-6. He lost a 3-2 overtime decision to Jordan Nelson of Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City (ACGC), then beat John Garceau of Foley, 4-1.
Logan Donais finished fourth at 113 pounds. After a first round bye, he beat Ben Johnson of Alexandria, 9-1. He lost a 7-1 decision to Brennen Holien of ACGC, then lost an 11-5 decision to Tony Bemboom of Sauk Rapids-Rice.
Drew Kern took fifth at 132 pounds. He beat Gabe Rivera of St. Cloud Apollo by tech fall, 15-0 in his first match. He lost, 15-2 to Zach Scott of Holdingford. Then he pinned Randy Kutz of Foley at 4:18 and beat Cooper Hanson of Monticello, 3-2.
Dylan Pothen finished seventh at 145 pounds. He lost by pin at 5:21 to Jake Berthiaume of Monticello to open the meet, then came back to beat Tristan Johnson (unattached), 8-4, pinned Ricky Kruse of Minneapolis Washburn at :45 and took a 9-3 decision over Billy Deslauriers of Canby.
Dillon O’Leary took eighth at 195 pounds. He beat Tryston Bemboom of Foley, 6-1 before losing by pin to Blake Keske of Sauk Rapids-Rice at 3:53.
Other results for Big Lake wrestlers who didn’t place in the top eight spots were:
At 106, Heath Foster won one match, pinning Khalid Ali (unattached) at :23.
At 120, Patrick Liebl won one match, beating Ethan Kiehm of Minneapolis Washburn by tech fall, 18-2.
Derek Helgoe won one match at 126 pounds, pinning Jake Murphy of Maple Grove at :38.
Parker Millam won one match at 152, beating Elijah Solomon (unattached), 2-1.
At 220, Garrett Moran won one match, pinning Kevin Cao of St. Cloud Apollo at 3:47.
Final team scores were:
1. Atwater - Cosmos- Grove City 262.5;
2. Monticello 154.0;
3. Foley 128.0;
4. Alexandria 121.5;
5. Maple Grove 112.0;
6. Blackduck/Cass Lake - Bena 110.0;
7. Canby 104.0;
8. Sauk Rapids - Rice 96.5;
9. Holdingford 91.5;
10. Saint Cloud Apollo 70.5;
11. Dassel-Cokato 67.0;
12. Big Lake 66.0;
13. Chanhassen/ Chaska 63.5;
14. (Unattached) 61;
15. Foley JV 32;
16. Minneapolis Washburn 7.
The Hornets wrestled at STMA Thursday and lost, 70-3, results to follow next week. They compete in the Pine City Invitational today (Saturday) at 9 a.m., then host Minneapolis North at 6 p.m. on Thursday.


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