BBE Jaguars exact revenge on way to 5A title

Prep wrestling report for Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, in west central Minnesota. BBE beats Canby, KMS to claim 3rd straight section championship

BENSON — Saturday was the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa revenge tour.

In order to make it to the Class A state wrestling tournament for the third straight season, the Jaguars had to avenge their losses to Canby and Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg.

“We all realized our potential and we were better than what we were,” said BBE sophomore Carson Gilbert. “We just stepped it up after that. That just flipped a switch in us and we really stepped it up the rest of the season to get where we are right now.”

Revenge tasted sweet for BBE as it locked up the Section 5A championship. The third-seeded Jaguars beat Canby 40-19 in the semifinals. Then in the championship, they upended the top-seeded Fighting Saints 36-25. Continue reading at →

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