Four Jaguar wrestlers advance to state!

Four members of the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa wrestling team earned trips to the Class 1A state tournament this past weekend. From left: Colby Schramel (152-lb. section champion), Tyler Bents (113-lb. section runner-up), Canon Swanson (106-lb. section champion) and Ben Thompson (195-lb. section champion). They begin state competition on Friday in St. Paul at Xcel Energy Center. See more coverage from the section tournament beginning on page five of this week's Bonanza Valley Voice. Top to bottom, we are immensely proud of every student-athlete on the team in Jaguar Country!

Two team members going for the first time and two with one trip already under their belts on the B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team will compete at this week’s Class 1A state tournament after battling through a strong weekend of competition at the Section 5A individual tournament.

Repeating trips to state are Tyler Bents and Colby Schramel, while heading to state for the first time are Canon Swanson and Ben Thompson.

The Class 1A state individual wrestling tournament begins at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Action continues with the quarterfinals and wrestlebacks later that night. The tournament concludes on Saturday.

Canon Swanson (27-5) faces fellow eighth-grader Taylor Ludwig (17-13) of Eden Valley-Watkins in his first-round match.

Freshmen Tyler Bents (24-6) faces sophomore Hunter Burnett (37-0) of Pipestone Area in his first-round match.

Senior Colby Schramel (32-4) faces freshmen Cody Davis (13-2) of Park Rapids Area in his first-round match.

Senior Ben Thompson (28-3) faces sophomore Tanner Fester (5-8) of Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City in his first-round match.

Beyond the four state qualifiers, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa had four other place winners at the Section 5A meet: Trevor Kern, fourth place at 160; Isaiah Gilbert, fourth place at 145; Colby Schramel, third place at 138; and Joe Reller, third place at 220.


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