The season opened for the Rush City/Braham wrestling team with the team hosting an invitational at Rush City last Saturday.
The Tigers placed sixth out of nine teams with a score of 133. They outmatched Deer River with a score of 87, Brooklyn Center/Concordia Academy, 46, and Ogilvie, 37.
Rush City/Braham placed behind Kimball (215), Luck, Wis. (151.5), Mille Lacs (146), Crosby Ironton (140) and St. Croix Lutheran (136).
Tiger individual wrestlers who took second were Isaiah Johnson (170-pound weight class) and Logan Johnson (195).
Placing third were James Kelling (145), Dan Johnson (152) and Jacob Lynch (220).
Dylan Mielke (113) and Bryce Bodell (126) came in fourth.
Dalton Mielke (106) and Blaine Blazek (160) were fifth, while Braxton Wolf (182) finished sixth.
“We wrestled okay for our first tournament of the year,” coach Josh Moulton said. “I was very impressed by our seventh graders, Tucker Liegland and Dalton Mielke, that stepped up into varsity spots to fill our weights. Outstanding, I thought. I was also happy with the way Dylan Mielke and Bryce Bodell wrestled, picking up some good wins for us. We are missing some key people, but hope to have everyone back for the Big Lake tournament this Friday. This team has got great potential if they put in the time.”
The Rush City/Braham wrestling team will compete in an invitational at Big Lake 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7.