At the heart of the Crookston lineup the Pirates won four consecutive matches.

The Pirates started the new year by taking Badger/Greenbush-Middle River, ranked No. 12 in Class A, to the brink but came up short, losing 40-36 Thursday in Crookston.

At the heart of the Crookston lineup the Pirates won four consecutive matches, including three pins by junior Nate Merten, senior Wyatt Hanson and junior Blake Bergeron to take a 24-22 lead in the match.

The B/G-MR Gators came back to win three of the final five matches by pin to win the match.

Senior Josh Edlund, who earned a first-period pin, is ranked No. 2 at 195 pounds. Hanson is ranked No. 7 at 152 pounds. New rankings are set to be released Jan. 11 by

Crookston falls to 2-3 on the season in duals. It will compete in the Mahnomen-Waubun Dual Tournament Friday, Jan. 11 and the Mayville-Portland Tournament Saturday, Jan. 12.

Badger/Greenbush-Middle River def. Crookston 40-36
106 lbs. - Isaak Isane (BGMR) def. Preston Desrosier, 13-0
113 lbs. - Wyatt Becker (BGMR), forfeit
120 lbs. - Nick Kaml (BGMR) def. Colton Weiland, pin 1:30
126 lbs. - Kyle Caputo def. Trevor Undeberg (BGMR), 5-4
132 lbs. - Brandon Waage (BGMR) def. Shad Steer, pin :35
138 lbs. - Cody Weiland def. Cory Hasbrouck (BGMR), 5-3
145 lbs. - Nate Merten def. Jacob Jenson (BGMR), pin 2:27
152 lbs. - Wyatt Hanson def. Dakota Gullikson (BGMR), pin 1:38
160 lbs. - Blake Bergeron def. Collin Besard (BGMR), pin 1:12
170 lbs. - Tomm Ingle (BGMR) def. Luke Edlund, pin 3:57
182 lbs. - John Westman (BGMR) def. Jesse Bosquez, pin 1:13
195 lbs. - Josh Edlund def. Adam Lorenson (BGMR), pin :21
220 lbs. - Beau Blumer (BGMR) def. Parker Booone, pin 1:09
285 lbs. - A.J. Biermaier def. Doug Peterson (BGMR), pin 1:37