Wrestling places 4 at New Salem
By Jarann Johnson
Beulah-Hazen spent last weekend at the East-West Tournament in New Salem. Beulah-Hazen wrestlers performed well pushing three wrestlers into the semifinals and having four placers overall. Seniors Thomas Leintz and Tyler Erickson did the best at the tournament, collecting third place honors in their weight classes.
Erickson added a resume boost for the postseason seeding with a 3rd place showing at East-West. Erickson started the tournament with a 2 minute and 53-second pin over Isaiah Huus (New Salem-Almont).
During the semifinals, Erickson faced off with Nathan Weigel (Napoleon). Erickson lost a 14-7 decision, which sent him to the consolation side of the bracket. Weigel went on to win the tournament. Erickson used the rest of the tournament to grab some more quality wins.