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Wrestling: Perham 76, Wadena-Deer Creek 6

Luke Sailer pinned Joswh Lawson at 1:20 in a 145-pound match in Perham's victory over Wadena-Deer Creek. Robert Williams/FOCUS1 / 2
120-pounder Chase Curtis won a major decision 11-3 over Tristin Godel. Robert Williams/FOCUS2 / 2

PERHAM -- Perham and Wadena-Deer Creek traded pins to a six-all tie, but the remainder of the match was all Yellowjackets in a 76-6 rout in a wrestling match Tuesday evening.

A shorthanded Wolverines club forfeited six matches. Wadena-Deer Creek was without two of their best wrestlers Devin Barthel and Sam Wain and have a few holes in the middle of the lineup.

Tyler Fudge, Luke Sailer, Brady Sazama, Jesse Klatt, Cody Nylander and Jesse Bucholz all won by fall for Perham.

Klatt is only a freshman wrestling at 195. Fudge is also a freshman at 126. Chase Curtis, another freshman, won by major decision at over Tristin Godel at 120 pounds 11-3.

Bucholz is a sophomore wrestling at heavyweight showcasing some young talent for Perham. Fudge missed last season due to an injury.

Seniors Sailer and Nylander are both ranked in The Guillotine's preseason poll.

"When kids are aggressive and things fall the right way, you'll take those matches," Perham Head Coach Robb Moser said.

Carter Wright got the only points for the Wolverines with a pin at 113 pounds.

Perham was without Cole Schmitz at 152 pounds, as Schmitz is recovering for an injury suffered in the state football tournament. His return is expected within the next month.

The Yellowjackets will head to Grand Forks for the annual Sertoma Tournament this coming weekend.

Yellowjacket Results:

Wadena-Deer Creek at Perham

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Perham 76, Wadena/Deer Creek 6

106: Wyatt Guck (PER) Won by Forfeit

P 6, W 0

113: Carter Wright (WDC) Fall Guage Paruss (PER) :29

P 6, W 6

120: Chase Curtis (PER) Maj. Dec. Tristin Godel (WDC) 11-3

P 10, W 6

126: Tyler Fudge (PER) Fall Cody Bauer (WDC) 5:56

P 16, W 6

132: John Huber (PER) Won by Forfeit

P 22, W 6

138: Josh Werner (PER) Won by Forfeit

P 28, W 6

145: Luke Sailer (PER) Fall Josh Lawson (WDC) 1:20

P 34, W 6

152: Brady Sazama (PER) Fall Austin Koljonen (WDC) 1:54

P 40, W 6

160: Patrick Glynn (PER) Won by Forfeit

P 46, W 6

170: William Parks (PER) Won by Forfeit

P 52, W 6

182: Gio Garcia (PER) Won by Forfeit

P 58, W 6

195: Jesse Klatt (PER) Fall Isaac Malone (WDC) 2:45

P 64, W 6

220: Cody Nylander (PER) Fall Caleb Monson (WDC) 1:48

P 70, W 6

285: Jesse Bucholz (PER) Fall Tristian Baker (WDC) :42


Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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