Bethea, Jones Advance to Wrestling Semis

By KBJR News 1

February 28, 2014 Updated Feb 28, 2014 at 10:06 PM CST

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Five Northland wrestlers won their first-round bouts on Friday morning and will now compete in the quarterfinal round at the MSHSL wrestling meet at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Past that, the only two locals to advance past the quarterfinal round were Hibbing's A.J. Bethea and Grand Rapids' Cole Jones, both of whom are wrestling in the Class AA 106-pound division.

Results involving area athletes from Friday's competition can be found below, with the semifinals and finals to be completed on Saturday.

CLASS A --- 220 POUNDS
Jaden Erkkila (Nashwauk-Keewatin) def. Tyler Oberg (Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton)

QUARTERFINALS
Lucas Damm (Atwater-Cosmos-Grover City) def. Jade Erkkila (Nashwauk-Keewatin)

CLASS AA --- 106 POUNDS
Cole Jones (Grand Rapids) def. Lorenzo Diaz (South St. Paul)
A.J. Bethea (Hibbing) def. Anthony Phillipson (Pequot Lakes-Pine River)

QUARTERFINALS
Cole Jones (Grand Rapids) def. Keaten Schoor (Kasson-Mantorville)
A.J. Bethea (Hibbing) def. Hser Eh Pwae (Worthington)

CLASS AA --- 113 POUNDS
Morgan Fuenffinger (Hibbing) def. Payton Jackson (Detroit Lakes)

QUARTERFINALS
Jakob Stageberg (New London-Spicer) def. Morgan Fuenffinger (Hibbing)

CLASS AA --- 120 POUNDS
Tevin Zavadil (Monticello) def. Joe Palik (Grand Rapids)

CLASS AA --- 126 POUNDS
Riley Drew (Hutchinson) def. David Brenden (Grand Rapids)

CLASS AA --- 138 POUNDS
James Berg (New Prague) def. Tone Fuenffinger (Hibbing)

CLASS AA --- 145 POUNDS
Jackson Schauer (Grand Rapids) def. John Rankin (South St. Paul)

QUARTERFINALS
Jacob Steinbauer (Waconia) def. Jackson Schauer (Grand Rapids)

CLASS AA --- 220 POUNDS
Kirby Siewert (Detroit Lakes) def. Will Rusch (Grand Rapids)

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