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Easy win at Park Rapids for Perham wrestlers

PERHAM -- The No.12-2A Perham Yellowjackets improved to 7-3 in duals this season after a 60-13 victory over the Panthers in Park Rapids Tuesday.

Perham won 11 of 14 matches, three by way of forfeit.

The Yellowjackets recorded six wins by fall, including the final three heavyweights.

Sam Pirrotta pinned Jared Sunram in the third period at 5:15 in a 113-pound match. Trailing 4-0 after the opening match, Pirrotta's win game Perham the lead for good early at 6-4.

At 132, Josh Germolus pinned Logan Johnson at 1:26 of the firs period to up Perham's lead to 21-4.

At 152, Brady Sazama made quick work of Justin Dravis pinning the eighth-grader in 41 second. Perham led 33-7.

The match score was 42-13 heading into the final three matches.

Jesse Klatt pinned Chris Shaw at 1:49 in the 195-pound match.

Cody Nylander showed why he is ranked No. 3 in Class 2A at 220-pounds with an 18-second pin of fellow senior Tria Schmidt.

The match concluded with an interesting underclassmen battle at heavyweight,

Perham sophomore Jesse Bucholz pinned Park Rapids freshman Chris Baxter at 3:04.

For the Panthers, Tanner Eischens defeated Patrick Johnson of Perham by major decision 17-5 at 106 pounds

Sophomore Ben Baumgartner, who recorded his 100th victory last week, defeated Josh Werner at 138 pounds 12-6.

The final Panther victory came at 182 pounds. John Kyllonen defeated Gio Garcia by fall at 3:24.

Perham will host a quadrangular Friday, Dec. 21 with Bemidji, Thief River Falls and Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus attending.

Matches are scheduled to begin at 4:45 p.m.

An updated state ranking for Class 2A is expected from on December 28.

106-- Tanner Eischens (PR) maj. Dec. Patrick Johnson, 17-5

Perham 0, Park Rapids 4

113-- Sam Pirrotta (P) def. Jared Sunram, fall 5:15

Perham 6, Park Rapids 4

120-- Chase Curtis (P) def. Nolan Booge, 10-5

Perham 9, Park Rapids 4

126-- Tyler Fudge (P), W-FF

Perham 15, Park Rapids 4

132-- Josh Germolus (P) def. Logan Johnson, fall 1:26

Perham 21, Park Rapids 4

138-- Ben Baumgartner (PR) def. Josh Werner, 12-6

Perham 21, Park Rapids 7

145-- Luke Sailer (P), W-FF

Perham 27, Park Rapids 7

152-- Brady Sazama (P) def. Justin Dravis, fall :41

Perham 33, Park Rapids 7

160-- Patrick Glynn (P) def. Luke Weaver, 6-4

Perham 36, Park Rapids 7

170-- William Parks (P), W-FF

Perham 42, Park Rapids 7

182-- John Kyllonen (PR) def. Gio Garcia, fall 3:24

Perham 42, Park Rapids 13

195-- Jesse Klatt (P) def. Chris Shaw, fall 1:49

Perham 48, Park Rapids 13

220-- Cody Nylander (P) def. Tria Schmidt, fall :18

Perham 54, Park Rapids 13

285-- Jesse Bucholz (P) def. Chris Baxter, fall 3:04


Perham 60, Park Rapids 13

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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