The Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus Road Crew wrestlers placed fifth out of 35 teams while Drey Loge and Anthony Phillipson won individual titles at the Big Bear Invitational in Cass Lake-Bena High School on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15. Hutchinson/Buffalo Lake-Hector was first with 213 points while Willmar was second with 164.5. Other top teams were Thief River Falls 151.5, Bemidji 148 and the Road Crew 147.
The Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus Road Crew wrestling team finished second at the Wadena-Deer River tournament on Saturday Dec. 1. Thief River Falls placed first with 178 points while the Road Crew compiled 166. Perham, always a tough foe for the Road Crew and rated No. 9 in the state, placed fourth with 146 points. W-DC, usually a top scoring team at its own tournament, placed last with 36 points. Placing first for the Road Crew were Anthony Phillipson and Drey Loge while Triston Rubner, Jace Loge, Nathan Adkins and Justin Mackenthun all placed second.