Zosel reaches 100 career wins as Braves earn seventh seed for tourney

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The Benson wrestling team hopes to turn things around this week during the Section 5A Team Wrestling Tournament and the following weekend at the Section 5A Individual Tourney.

During action over the last week, the Braves went 1-2 at the Blaine quadrangular, Feb. 1; went 0-3 at a quadrangular in Benson last Tuesday, and 1-1 at the WCC Team Tourney, Thursday at Minnewaska Area High School.

That gave the Braves an overall record of 6-17 and earned Benson a seventh seeded heading into Tuesday’s (yesterday’s) Section 5A opener against 10th-seeded Ortonville at 5 p.m. at #2-BBE.

Benson easily beat Ortonville earlier this year so a quarterfinal matchup against BBE appears likely at 7 p.m., Tuesday (yesterday).  LPGE-Browerville was seeded first, followed by BBE, Minnewaska Area, Paynesville, and KMS in the top five.

The quarterfinal winners from Tuesday advance to the “Final Four”, Friday at Minnewaska Area, and the Section 5A Individual Tourney is set for the following Saturday, Feb. 22 at LPGE High School. 

Thomas Dineen (33-1) and Adam Zosel (31-2) lead the Braves this season and appear locks as No. 1 seeds in the tourney.

During last week’s action, Adam Zosel became the 14th wrestler at BHS to earn his 100th career win and first since his brother, Aaron, achieved the same honor in 2018.    His third win at the Benson quadrangular last Tuesday gave him his 100th win and he still has next season to go...


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