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Wins by fall have been the norm for Cody Nylander since the HOL Conference tournament. He won all three of his Section matches by pin and sealed the semis and finals for Perham spending only 1:13 of mat time in two victories. Photo by Robert Wiliams/FOCUS

Perham wrestlers defend 8AA title Saturday


THIEF RIVER FALLS -- The defending Section 8AA champions and No. 10-2A ranked Perham Yellowjackets defended their title Saturday, marking the team's seventh Section title since 2004.

In that span, Perham has won back-to-back titles twice prior in 2004-05 and 2007-08.

Both wins in the finals and semis on Saturday were against teams Perham had defeated earlier in the season and both matches were close but in Perham hands by the time heavyweight Jesse Bucholz took to the mat.

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Robert Williams
Robert has been the Sports Editor for the Focus since 2010 covering multiple state and national championship teams and is a mainstay at state tournaments each season covering the successful, athletic programs of Perham and New York Mills High Schools.
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