Benson wrestlers rout Minnewaska, 54-24

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Jared Knutson (top) controls his Minnewaska Area opponent, Friday in Benson, before eventually recording a pin in 3:29 during the Braves’ 54-24 victory.

The Benson wrestling team had a busy week with three matches over four nights.  Benson fell to Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa last Tuesday night, 53-21, and also lost in a home match with Atwater-CGC, Thursday, 40-27.  However, the Braves came back to win the final match of the week, routing Minnewaska Area, 54-24.

Benson, which is now 4-5 overall and 3-3 in the WCC after the busy week, has another busy week of action scheduled this week starting with a triangular at Osakis, Thursday (tomorrow), which also includes Pierz, and the WCC Individual Tourney at ACGC, Saturday.

Top records for Benson are Adam Zosel (16-6), Hunter Mondor (13-5), Aaron Zosel (15-7), Ross Grussing (15-10), and Chase Young (10-6).
BBE 53, Benson 21

The Benson wrestling team dropped to 3-4 overall with a 53-21 loss at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa last Tuesday night.

BBE recorded four-straight pins to go up 24-0 before Adam Zosel earned the first win for Benson with a pin in 2:41 at 132 pounds.

After a loss at 138 pounds, Aaron Zosel picked up the second win for the Braves with a 12-6 decision at 145 pounds to cut the BBE lead to 27-9.

BBE clinched the victory with wins in the next four matches to go up 51-9 before Grant Evenson (pin in 43 seconds) and Ross Grussing (pin in 1:42) closed out the match for Benson with quick pins at 220 and 285 pounds, respectively.

Overall, BBE had six pins, one forfeit win, two majors, and one three-point decision during the home win....

 

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Pictured: Jared Knutson (top) controls his Minnewaska Area opponent, Friday in Benson, before eventually recording a pin in 3:29 during the Braves’ 54-24 victory.

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