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Pair of Perham wrestlers into Rumble on the Red semis

The Perham Yellowjackets wrestling team represented Section 8AA with a second place performance after day one at the Rumble on the Red wrestling tournament at Fargodome.

Zach Peterson pinned his way to the semifinals at 182 pounds with three straight victories by fall and advanced out of the quarterfinals with a 5-3 decision over Orono’s Danny Striggow.

Peterson will face Rowan Morgan of Mounds View for a spot in the championship finals.

At 195 pounds, Ty Moser remained undefeated on the season advancing to the semifinals with a first period pin, a second period pin and a technical fall (17-2) victory over Dover’s Michael Nelson.

Moser will face Matthew Kaylor of Bismarck for a shot at the title match.

United Clay Becker’s Sam Wamre won a pair of decisions to move to the 220-pound quarterfinals before falling to Delano’s Steven Hajas in overtime. Wamre is alive in wrestlebacks battling for a third place finish. He will face the winner of Bemidji’s Hunter Schoenborn and Isaiah Green of St. Cloud Tech.

Perham scored 105.5 to finish behind only Scott West’s 124. Thief River Falls is in 22nd place with 53.5 points.

The 12th Rumble on the Red high school tournament concludes Friday, Dec. 29. The 6th Rumble Youth tournament will be held Saturday, Dec. 30.

Frazee elected to wrestle at The Clash XVI in Rochester. The Hornets take on Oak Park River Forest high school out of Illinois in the first round Friday, Dec. 29. 

Detroit Lakes is off until Jan. 5.

Rumble on the Red

Day 1 team scores Top 20 of 84

1 Scott West 124.0

2 Perham 105.5

3 Fairmont-Martin County West 100.5

4 Stoughton 98.0

5 Albert Lea Area 94.5

6 Rapid City Stevens 93.5

7 Willmar 91.5

8 Waconia 89.0

9 Cambridge-Isanti 88.0

10 Saint Cloud Tech 86.0

11 Bismarck 81.0

12 Delano 79.5

13 Minot 74.5

14 Aberdeen Central 67.0

15 Coon Rapids 64.0

16 New Prague 62.5

17 Mankato West 61.5

18 Eagan 60.5

19 Faribault 59.0

20 Bemidji 55.0

22 Thief River Falls 53.5

64 Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 21.0

77 United Clay Becker Badgers 9.0

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