Tiger Wrestlers go 1-1 in 7AA Team tourney

Rush City-Braham wrestling went 1-1 when the Section 7AA North Team tournament opened action Feb. 11 in Virginia. The No. 4 seed Tigers opened the tourney with a 50-21 win over No. 5 Virginia.

Decisions by Dalton Mielke (8-2 at 120), Tyler Sitz (14-2 major at 126) and Jayden Prill (12-1 major at 132) had the Tigers rolling early. Brian Nelson at 145 and Jacob Lindgren at 152 followed with falls, and Luke Rands at 170 added a 10-5 decision to go with four forfeits from the Blue Devils.

In the nightcap, North top-seed Grand Rapids defeated RC-B 67-9. Picking up points for the Tigers were Dominic Montgomery (5-3 decision at 160) and Jacob Lynch (fall at 195).

• When the Section 7AA Team resumed Feb. 14 in Cloquet, South No. 3 Mora defeated Grand Rapids 37-20, and South No. 1 Milaca beat North No. 3 Hibbing 69-12. Milaca then held off Mora 30-24 to advance to the Class AA State tourney.

• Next up for the Tigers is the Section 7AA Individuals which will be hosted in North Branch Feb. 21-22.