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.
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.
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.
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