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B-B-E wrestlers crack Top-10 state rankings

The Guillotine released latest state rankings on January 12


Shown is the B-B-E wrestling team after the season-opening Jaguar Invitational on Dec. 1, 2017. Note: this photo does not fully represent the current varsity team, which has had minor roster changes since the beginning of the season.

Hot off the press! On Friday, Jan. 12, the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars wrestling team found themselves with a Top-10 ranking in The Guillotine's Class 1A state poll. B-B-E comes in at No. 10, two spots behind Section 5A rival Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Browerville. Other information is posted below on team rankings and also individual rankings for wrestlers in Section 5A.

B-B-E has four wrestlers listed individually in the Top-10 rankings: Canon Swanson, Tyler Bents, Adam Jaeger and Isaiah Gilbert.

State-rankings compiled by the sports department at the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper from The Guillotine.

State-ranked Section 5A wrestlers as of January 12:

106 - No. 1 is K-M-S's sophomore Will Magaard

113 - No. 5 is LPGE/B's sophomore Justin Crandall

120 - No. 2 is B-B-E's sophomore Canon Swanson

126 - No. 9 is LPGE/B's freshmen Mason Gode

132 - No. 4 is Paynesville's junior Shawn Rue

No. 9 is K-M-S's senior Jonathon Tostenson

138 - No. 3 is Osakis's senior Gage Zieske

No. 4 is B-B-E's junior Tyler Bents

145 - none

152 - No. 3 is B-B-E's senior Adam Jaeger

160 - No. 7 is K-M-S's junior Dylan Rudningen

No. 8 is B-B-E's senior Isaiah Gilbert

No. 10 is Minnewaska's junior Grant Hendren

170 - No. 8 is Osakis's senior Colton Waldvogel

182 - none

195 - No. 5 is Minnewaska's sophomore Tyler VanLuik

220 - No. 5 is Paynesville's senior Grant Ludwig

No. 9 is Quad County's senior Bryce Schmidt

285 - none


(VIDEO) Action from the January 5 home invitational in the finals round.

State rankings in Class 1A for Section 5A teams:

No. 8 - LP-GE/Browerville

No. 10 - B-B-E (first top-10 ranking for a B-B-E wrestling team since the 1997-98 season!)

"Lean and Mean" - K-M-S, Minnewaska Area

2017-2018 B-B-E opponents on the state rankings list: WCA/A/B-E (No. 4 out of Section 6A), Minneota (No. 7 out of Section 3A), A-C-GC (Lean and Mean out of Section 4A), LP-GE/Browerville (No. 8 out of Section 5A) and Minnewaska Area (Lean and Mean, Section 5A).

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