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Sixth ranked wrestlers continue to roll

Park Rapids-The sixth-ranked Perham Yellowjacket wrestling team continued its dominant start on Tuesday, Dec. 16. The Yellowjackets earned seven victories by pin en route to a 61-14 victory over Park Rapids Area at Park Rapids Area High School.

Dylan Fudge, Colin Neitzke, Patrick Glynn, Cole Schmitz, William Parks, Trent Jahnke and Jesse Bucholz all picked up pin victories.

Chase Curtis and Leighton Rach earned decision victories in helping the Yellowjackets cruise.

Park Rapids Area’s Nola Booge, Ben Baumgartner and Justin Dravis earned victories for the Tigers. Booge earned a victory by pin, while Baumgartner and Dravis picked up decision victories.

It’s the seventh straight victory for the Yellowjackets. The Yellowjackets now prep themselves for the Frazee Invitational, which is set for Saturday in Frazee.



Perham 61

Park Rapids Area 14


106: Leighton Rach (PER) over Ashton Clark (PRA) (Dec. 5-1)

113: Dylan Fudge (PER) over Landon Burlingame (PRA) (Fall 0:36)

120: Wyatt Guck (PER) wins by forfeit

126: Ben Nelson (PER) wins by forfeit

132: Chase Curtis (PER) over Jared Sunram (PRA) (Dec. 9-0)

138: Nolan Booge (PRA) over Tyler Fudge (PER) (fall 3:54)

145: Ben Baumgartner (PRA) over Ty Moser (PER) (Dec. 14-6)

152: Colin Neitzke (PER) over Cody Dravis (PRA) (fall 4:40)

160: Justin Dravis (PRA) over Evan Guck (PER) (Dec. 10-0)

170: Patrick Glynn (PER) over Zach Nelson (PRA) (Fall 0:14)

182: Cole Schmitz (PER) over Zach Tre bar (PRA) (fall 2:59)

195: William Parks (PER) over Zach Hocking (PRA) (Fall 0:57)

220: Trent Jahnke (PER) over Jacob Bittmann (PRA) (fall 3:03)

285: Jesse Bucholz (PER) over Chris Baxter (PRA) (fall 1:22)

Jason Groth

 Groth is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning Sports Editor of the Perham Focus and the Wadena Pioneer Journal. Groth worked in Grand Rapids as the Sports Director at KOZY/KMFY radio for two years and prior to that he was the Sports Editor/Writer for the Grand Rapids Herald-Review for seven years. 

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