By Chad Koenen


In a match up between perennial powers in Section 8A, Frazee fell to Badger-Greenbush-Middle River by a score of 34-30 on Tuesday night. 

The Hornets trailed early in the match as the Gators won the opening four matches of the night to take a 15-0 lead. 

Josh Mellema put the Hornets on the scoreboard with a win by forfeit at 138 lbs., before Bailey Peichel secured a pin over Isaac Olson at the 44 second mark of their 145 lbs. match to make the score 15-12 in favor of BGMR.

The Hornets took the lead when Tyler Moe won by forfeit to make the score 18-15 in favor of Frazee.

Max Rue and Jack Graham followed with back-to-back pins at 160 and 170 lbs. to make the score 30-15 in favor of the Hornets.

Unfortunately, the Gators were able to come away with four straight wins to end the match, including a tough 7-5 decision between Caleb Vacura and Byron Kropuenske at 220 lbs. and a fall at heavyweight to make the score 34-30 in favor of BGMR.

In Frazeeā€™s other match of the triangular, the Hornets fell to Class AAA sixth ranked Bemidji by a score of 65-12. 

The loss dropped the Hornets to 2-8 in duals as they will look to rebound at a triangular in New York Mills on Thursday night against the Eagles and United Clay Becker and on Saturday the Hornets will host the HOL Conference meet beginning at 10 a.m. 

Badger/Greenbush-Middle River 34 Frazee 30

106 Isane, Emmitt (Badger-GB-MR) over Osterman, Cash (Frazee) Decision 4-1

120 Isane, Elliot (Badger-GB-MR) over Heisler, Joey (Frazee) Fall 1:06

126 Berg, Christain (Badger-GB-MR) over Sonnenberg, Sebastian (Frazee) 6-3

132 Beito, Brogan (Badger-GB-MR) over Borah, Brady (Frazee) Decision 8-7

138 Mellema, Josh (Frazee) over Forfeit (Badger-GB-MR) Forfeit

145 Peichel, Bailey (Frazee) over Issac Olson, (Badger-GB-MR) Fall 0:44

152 Moe, Tyler (Frazee) over Forfeit (Badger-GB-MR) Forfeit

160 Rue, Max (Frazee) over Doe, John (Badger-GB-MR) Fall 2:38

170 Graham, Jack (Frazee) over Pulk, Sarah (Badger-GB-MR) Fall 0:57

182 Waage, Ethan (Badger-GB-MR) over Graham, Daniel (Frazee) Maj Dec 9-0

195 Tuura, Damion (Badger-GB-MR) over Rodelo, Erick (Frazee) Fall 3:53

220 Vacura, Caleb (Badger-GB-MR) over Kropuenske, Byron (Frazee) Decision 7-5

285 Waage, Nathan (Badger-GB-MR) over Kohler, Xander (Frazee) Fall 2:54

Bemidji 65 Frazee 12

106 Morin, Gabe (Bemidji) over Osterman, Cash (Frazee) Maj Dec 11-0

113 Halberg, Noa (Bemidji) over Forfeit, (Frazee) Forfeit

120 Stand, Nick (Bemidji) over Heisler, Joey (Frazee) Fall 0:47

126 Osborn, Gavin (Bemidji) over Sonnenberg, Sebastian (Frazee) Fall 0:46

132 Newby, Alec (Bemidji) over Borah, Brady (Frazee) Decision 10-6

138 Mellema, Josh (Frazee) over Wuori, Ricky (Bemidji) Fall 3:03

145 Moe, Tyler (Frazee) over Hofstad, Bo (Bemidji) Fall 3:40

152 Jorgensen, Dane (Bemidji) over Forfeit, (Frazee) Forfeit

160 Osborn, Thaed (Bemidji) over Rue, Max (Frazee) Fall 1:25

170 Newby, Seth (Bemidji) over Graham, Jack (Frazee) Fall 1:36

182 Nelson, Barrick (Bemidji) over Graham, Daniel (Frazee) Maj Dec 10-1

195 Frenzel, Jared (Bemidji) over Rodelo, Erick (Frazee) Fall 1:18

220 Schwinghammer, Nate (Bemidji) over Kropuenske, Byron (Frazee) Fall 0:54

285 Headbird, Dylan (Bemidji) over Kohler, Xander (Frazee) Fall 2:33