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Perham earns No. 1 wrestling seed in Section 8AA tournament

Team photo courtesy Photo Magic.

THIEF RIVER FALLS — The No. 10AA Perham wrestling team (19-7) was awarded the top seed in Section 8AA and will begin Saturday’s 12-team tournament with a bye.

The seeds are:

1. Perham

2. Detroit Lakes

3. Thief River Falls

4. Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus

5. Sauk Centre/Melrose

6. Fosston/Bagley

7. Roseau

8. Ottertail Central

9. Fergus Falls

10. East Grand Forks/Sacred Heart

11. Albany

12. United Clay-Becker

The top four seeds all have first round byes as the eight remaining teams face elimination matches.

Perham’s first match will be at 2 p.m. against the winner of Ottertail Central and Fergus Falls.

Perham was undefeated in six matches during the regular season against section opponents.

The Yellowjackets are the two-time defending 8AA champions. Thief River Falls was the last team other than the Jackets to advance to state, doing so in 2010-11, defeating Perham in the semifinals and Staples-Motley in the finals.

The Section 8AA team tournament begins at 11 a.m. at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls this Saturday, Feb. 15.

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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