B-H wrestling places 10 in Carrington
By Jarann Johnson
The Beulah-Hazen wrestling program competed in the Al Larson Invitational last week. The invite was hosted by Carrington and featured three Beulah-Hazen tournament champions and 10 total tournament placers.
Brandon Snyder, seventh-grader, did well taking second at 106. Snyder won his first match 12-0 over Kelby Armstrong (Minot). In the finals, Snyder was pinned by Tayt Wolding, New Salem-Almont, in 2 minutes and 52 seconds.
Jeremy Leintz, senior, continued his great start to the season with a first-place finish. Lientz pinned his first two opponents –Levi, Napoleon, in :50 and Patrick Calvillo, Pembina County North, in 3:47.
Leintz’s final match of the day was a bit tougher, but he prevailed 7-5 over Chauncey Dittus, New Salem-Almont.
Hunter Fritz, senior, started the tournament strong with a pin over Mark Jensen, Bismarck Legacy, in 3:25. Fritz couldn’t keep his strong start in the 138-pound class going, and was pinned by Bradyn Horgan in 3:16.
Fritz went 1-1 in consolation wrestling to finish in fourth place.
Josh Snyder, senior, claimed first-place honors at 145 in dominant fashion. Snyder outscored his opponents 30-5 during the tournament.
Snyder collected an 18-3 tech fall victory over Hayden Beck, Harvey Wells-County, in his first match. Snyder’s second match was a 6-2 win over Tristen Sott, Pembina County North.
Snyder was in control of the first place match from start to finish, collecting a 6-0 win.
Tyrel Mellmer, junior, reached the championship match at 160, but was pinned and finished in second place. Mellmer pinned Kaden Wolsky, Carrington, in the semifinals, but was pinned by Billy Holtan, Carrington, in the finals.
Damian Eslinger, junior, took third overall in the 170 bracket. Eslinger won his first match of the tournament with a 2:36 pin over Brant Meyers, but didn’t have the same luck in the semifinals.