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Trent Jahnke seals the victory over the Road Crew with a pin Tuesday night. Robert Williams/FOCUS

Wrestlers sweep Road Crew and Ottertail Central

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PERHAM — The Perham wrestling team picked up a pair of dual victories this week defeating No. 11AA Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus on Tuesday and blowing out Ottertail Central Thursday evening to improve to 18-7 overall.

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Perham fell out of the Guillotine’s top 12 rankings in Class 2A for the first time all season and Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus appeared in their place at No. 11.

Perham allowed the Road Crew only 15 points in a 35-15 victory in which the Yellowjackets never trailed.

Trent Jahnke sealed the win with a 5:28 pin of Cadel Roeder to put Perham up 32-15.

Heavyweight Jesse Bucholz knocked off No. 7AA Jared Adkins in a 4-1 decision to put a stamp on the Perham victory.

The teams split the first two matches. Perham’s Dylan Fudge won a 3-0 decision, followed by a close 4-3 victory for the Road Crew’s Isaac Manthei over Ben Nelson at 113 to tie the score at three-all.

Chase Curtis

The Jackets won five straight decisions by Chase Curtis, Sam Pirrotta, a major by Tyler Fudge, Zach Peterson, and Colin Neitzke to build a 19-3 lead at 145.

Nick Gravdahl ended the Perham streak with a fall over Jacob Monson at 3:34 but Patrick Glynn answered for Perham at 160 with a shutout 9-0 major over Joe Harrison to keep the spread 16 points at 23-9.

Ozzy Miller defeated Cole Schmitz and the Road Crew stayed in the match when Justin Mackenthun upset No. 9AA William Parks 5-3 to pull within eight points 23-15 with three matches to go.

Zach Peterson

BATTLE LAKE — Perham had no troubles Thursday in a 65-6 rout of Ottertail Central on the road.

Perham’s lightweights got the Jackets off to a fast start on pins by Dylan Fudge, Nelson and Curtis. Sam Pirrotta won a 8-0 major decision over Sam Naddy for a 22-0 early lead.

Perham dropped only two of 14 matches.

Peterson, Neitzke, Glynn, Schmitz, Jahnke and Bucholz all had wins by fall in a dominating performance.

Perham heads to Staples-Motley Friday and Saturday to complete a busy two weeks of wrestling at the Heart O’ Lakes/Mid-State Conference championships. The two conferences will combine for the first time giving wrestlers a shot at duo conference titles.

Perham 35, PL/PR-B 15

106 Fudge, Dylan (PER) over Anderson, Darion 7-1, 3-0

113 Manthei, Isaac (PLPRB) over Nelson, Ben 4-3, 3-3

120 Curtis, Chase (PER) over Richards, Spencer 8-4, 6-3

126 Pirrotta, Sam (PER) over Mager, Brandon 7-2, 9-3

132 Fudge, Tyler (PER) over Sonenstahl, Dallin 13-5, 13-3

138 Peterson, Zach (PER) over Richards, Devyn 6-1, 16-3

145 Neitzke, Colin (PER) over Nichols, Dillon 7-2, 19-3

152 Gravdahl, Nick (PLPRB) over Monson, Jacob PIN 3:34, 19-9

160 Glynn, Patrick (PER) over Harrison, Joe 9-0, 23-9

170 Miller, Ozzy (PLPRB) over Schmitz, Cole 9-6, 23-12

182 Mackenthun, Justin (PLPRB) over No. 9AA Parks, William 5-3, 23-15

195 Klatt, Jesse (PER) over Foster, Chris 8-3, 26-15

220 Jahnke, Trent (PER) over Roeder, Cadel PIN 5:28, 32-15

285 Bucholz, Jesse (PER) over No. 7AA Adkins, Jared 4-2, 35-15

Perham 65, OTC 6

106 Fudge, Dylan PIN 5:44 Hart, Nate 6-0

113 Nelson, Ben PIN 1:35 Erlandson, Alex 12-0

120 Curtis, Chase PIN 1:58 Holen, James 18-0

126 Pirrotta, Sam 8-0 Naddy, Sam 22-0

132 Fudge, Tyler Schwartz, Dylan 13-9,22-3

138 Peterson, Zach PIN 1:22 Kugler, Aaron 28-3

145 Neitzke, Colin PIN 1:03 Juvrud, Kory 34-3

152 Schultz, Austin 10-0 Minten, Noah 38-3

160 Glynn, Patrick PIN 4:25 Thompson, Noah 44-3

170 Schmitz, Cole PIN 2:34 Mattfeld, Jacob 50-3

No. 9AA 182 Parks, William 10-6 Brendefur, Gavin 53-3

195 Klatt, Jesse Ukkelberg, Daniel 9-2 53-6

220 Jahnke, Trent PIN 2:57 Lohse, Kirby 59- 6

285 Bucholz, Jesse PIN 0:44 Cole, Ben 65-6

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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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