Perham splits a pair of dual meets with local rivals

Perham's Brian Ramos controls the back and head of Detroit Lakes' Nolan Mann during their match at 170. Ramos earned a 24-9 technical fall victory over Mann. (Robert Williams / Forum News Service)

The Perham wrestling team squared off with a pair of Highway 10 opponents and came away with a pair of different results. The Yellowjackets defeated Frazee 38-30 on Jan. 31, before dropping a 33-32 decision to Detroit Lakes on Jan. 28.

The dual with Detroit Lakes may give the Lakers the upper hand for the No. 1 seed as the teams prepare for the Section 8AA Tournament, which begins on Feb. 11. The semifinals and finals will be in Perham on Feb. 14.

The Lakers earned a 33-32 victory via criteria as both teams were tied at 32 after the match at 285. However, the Lakers earned the tiebreaker with eight wins to Perham’s six.

The Yellowjackets held a 32-23 edge after Dawson Kellogg picked up a forfeit victory at 195.

Jordan Skadsem gave the Lakers a chance when he recorded a third period takedown for two points and a 2-0 decision victory over Dominic Gottwalt.


Andreas Barnett earned the tie for the Lakers when he pinned Reese Willprecht in 40 seconds at 285, which essentially gave the win to the Lakers.

Aaron Lorentz started the dual for Perham with a fall over Bryant Hazelton at 106. Lorentz pinned him in 55 seconds.

However, the Lakers came back with three straight wins from Tyson Ullyott, Cade Okeson and Cade Jackson, before Perham got back into the win column. Gabe Bellefeuille earned a 4-2 decision win over Bradly Swiers at 132. Yet, the Lakers responded with a pair of victories at 138 and 145.

Perham’s Jack Fudge earned a fall win over Thad Schlauderaff at the 1:20 mark, which was followed by Carter Schmidt earning a victory at 160 by injury default. Brian Ramos continued the winning streak for Perham with a 24-9 technical fall win at 170 over Nolan Mann.

However, the Lakers won three of the final four matches to secure the dual meet victory.

The two teams split dual meets during the regular season, both of them by a point differential.

Detroit Lakes 33, Perham 32

(Criteria d. Greater number of match wins. DL 8, Perham 6 = 1 point)


106: Aaron Lorentz (PER) over Bryant Hazelton (DL) Fall 0:55

113: Tyson Ullyott (DL) over Kaden Feldt (PER) Major Dec. 9-0

120: Cade Okeson (DL) over Josh Mellema (PER) Major Dec. 12-3

126: Cade Jackson (DL) over Gareth Covington (DL) Dec. 8-3 SV

132: Gabe Bellefeuille (PER) over Bradly Swiers (DL) Dec. 4-2

138: Blake Weber (DL) over Blake Lorentz (PER) Dec. 4-0

145: Brody Ullyott (DL) over Isaac Lung (PER) Dec. 8-2

152: Jack Fudge (PER) over Thad Schlauderaff (DL) Fall 1:20


160: Carter Schmidt (PER) over Cale Abraham (DL) Inj. Default

170: Brian Ramos (PER) over Nolan Mann (DL) Tech. Fall 24-9

182: Blaine Henderson (DL) over Gordon Enyart (PER) Fall 2:48

195: Dawson Kellogg (PER) Forfeit 23-32

220: Jordan Skadsem (DL) over Dominic Gottwalt (PER) 2-0

285: Andreas Barnett (DL) over Reese Willprecht (PER) Fall :40

Perham 38, Frazee 30

The Yellowjackets regrouped and earned a 38-30 victory over the Frazee Hornets on Jan. 31 in front of a large crowd at the Frazee High School.


Gordon Enyart’s fall at 195 secured the win for Perham and helped the Yellowjackets get back into the win column after the loss to the Lakers.

Perham opened the dual with back-to-back wins at 106 and 113. Kaden Feldt defeated Cade Nagel by fall at the 58 second mark, while Aaron Lorentz was victorious by fall at the 39 second mark against Bailey Peichel.

Frazee earned back-to-back wins at 120 and 126, before Perham rattled off two straight. Bellefeuille and Blake Lorentz were victorious at 132 and 138. Bellefeuille defeated Seth Isola in 15 seconds, while Lorentz earned a 5-3 victory over Kaden Hiemenz.

Frazee returned to the win column at 145, while Jack Fudge captured a technical fall 20-5 victory at 152 for Perham.

Frazee responded with a win at 160 before Brian Ramos captured a fall victory in 2:16 at 170.

The Hornets grabbed a win at 182 which cut the Perham lead to 32-21. Enyart sealed the deal for Perham at 195 when he pinned Byron Kropuenske at 2:19.

Frazee would win the final two matches of the dual, making the final score 38-30.

Perham hosts Willmar in its final dual meet of the 2019-20 season at the Prairie Wind Middle School on Feb. 4.


Perham 38, Frazee 30

106: Kaden Feldt (PER) def. Cade Nagel (FRA) (Fall :58)

113: Aaron Lorentz (PER) def. Bailey Peichel (FRA) (Fall :39)

120: Christian Carlson (FRA) def. Josh Mellema (PER) (Maj. Dec. 15-2)

126: Lukas Volstad (FRA) def. Gareth Covington (PER) (Dec. 5-4)

132: Gabe Bellefeuille (PER) def. Seth Isola (FRA) (Fall :15)

138: Blake Lorentz (PER) def. Kaden Hiemenz (FRA) (Dec. 5-3)


145: Brock Barlund (FRA) def. Isaac Lung (PER) (Dec. 11-8)

152: Jack Fudge (PER) def. Mason Newling (FRA) (Tech Fall 20-5)

160: Danny Graham (FRA) def. Hudson Hackel (PER) (Tech Fall 20-4)

170: Brian Ramos (PER) def. Caleb DeGroat (FRA) (Fall 2:16)

182: Brett Graham (FRA) def. Aaron Burr (PER) (Fall :45)

195: Gordon Enyart (PER) def. Byron Kropuenske (FRA) (Fall 2:19)

220: Luke Tweeton (FRA) def. Dawson Kellogg (PER) (Dec. 5-1)

285: Wesley Kropuenske (FRA) def. Dominic Gottwalt (PER) (Fall 2:54)

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