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Perham wrestlers win third straight Class AA Consolation title

The Perham Yellowjacket wrestling team ended its season with an exclamation point. The Yellowjackets disposed of the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks, 60-3, capturing their third straight Class AA Consolation Championship at the Xcel Energy Center in St...

The Perham Yellowjacket wrestling team ended its season with an exclamation point. The Yellowjackets disposed of the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks, 60-3, capturing their third straight Class AA Consolation Championship at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. While it wasn’t the exactly the placing the Yellowjackets wanted, but their mission was successful. The Yellowjackets won two dominant matches after falling in a close one to the Foley Falcons on their way to the consolation crown. The Yellowjackets performance overall was an improvement on last year’s overall performance. Last year, the Yellowjackets earned wins by seven and four points in the consolation round. This year, the Yellowjackets won by 57 and 51 points. “That was pretty neat to wrestle that well in the last match of the year and to put an exclamation point out there like that,” Perham head coach Robb Moser said. “We know that is a good team. We wrestled them earlier and I don’t think anyone expected us to put up a number like that. That was pretty neat.” Heading into the match with Grand Rapids, Moser was a little nervous about how they would match at the lower weights. His nerves were put to rest quickly. Owen Werner started with a win at 106, earning a pin over Dusty Wilke.
However, it was the match at 113 that may have turned the tide and continued the momentum for the Yellowjackets. Earlier in the year, Kyle Lundberg defeated Gabe Bellefeuille, but Bellefeuille turned the tide. He defeated Lundberg in 34 seconds, securing a pin and deflating the Thunderhawks. It was a strong bounce back match for Bellefeuille, after being upended against Foley earlier in the day. “We were thinking about not wrestling Bellefeuille at 113, but he said he wanted the match. That was a guy who beat him last time,” Moser said. “For him to go out and pin him, the whole nature of the dual changed right there. Bellefeuille had a big part in changing the momentum. Dylan Fudge beat one of their better kids at 138. I think that took the wind out of their sails. Once we got rolling, like a lot of our matches, before you know it the score looks out of hand.” The momentum continued for the Yellowjackets when Leighton Rach earned a 5-0 decision at 120. Grand Rapids picked up its lone points of the day when Cole Jones earned an 8-2 decision win at 126. Patrick Johnson capped of his senior year and high school wrestling career in a memorable way. He earned an 8-4 decision win over Josh Holm. It was Johnson’s third win of the day, capping off a perfect day for the senior. Fudge was victorious with a 5-3 decision at 138 over Kellen Schauer. It was another key win for the Yellowjackets, stretching the lead to 21-3. Wyatt Guck followed with a 2-1 decision win. Guck used a late reversal, securing the win over Joe Tindal at 145. Gage Paurus capped off his career with an exciting 9-2 victory over Brendin Morlan at 152. Paurus used a quick escape, which was followed by a takedown and near fall points, taking control of his match in the third, securing the 9-2 win. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3194775","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"267","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]] Evan Guck followed with a unique victory at 160. He was trailing Philip Murphy late in the third period, but recorded a quick turn and caught Murphy for the pin at five minutes and 50 seconds. Zach Peterson secured a victory over Brandon Frisby at 170 via injury default. Frisby was injured after the second period, continued for part of the third, but Grand Rapids’ head coach called the match off in the third. Dawson Kellogg followed with a pin of Jacob Dethloff at 182, securing the consolation title for Perham. Ty Moser followed with a fall over Chad Hall at 195, while Roo Schmitz earned a fall over Cole Walters at 220. Jonathan Staebler capped off the match with a 3-0 decision over Alex Boyd. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3194776","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"235","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]] Staebler’s victory capped off a strong day for the Yellowjacket senior class. Every senior wrestler earned a victory throughout the day. “It was really neat for all of our seniors to get a win,” Moser said. “Ben Nelson didn’t wrestle, but he is wrestling in the individual event. We knew that and Ben was cool about letting Patrick have one last match, which I thought was nice that a teammate would think about someone else. For Patrick, Roo, Jonathan and Gage to go out and win their last dual match and win their last match, that was a neat experience which you don’t see that often in sports.” The Yellowjackets finish the season with a 30-2 record overall, capturing two wins on the final day of the season. The Yellowjackets graduate six seniors, five of them wrestled their final matches, while Nelson will continue his career in the Class AA Individual Championships. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3194777","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"411","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]] Perham 60 Grand Rapids 3   106: Owen Werner (PER) def. Dusty Wilke (GR) (Fall 1:17) 113: Gabe Bellefeuille (PER) def. Kyle Lundberg (GR) (Fall :34) 120: Leighton Rach (PER) def. Jake Holm (GR) (Dec. 5-0) 126: Cole Jones (GR) def. Jack Fudge (PER) (Dec. 8-2) 132: Patrick Johnson (PER) def. Josh Holm (GR) (Dec. 8-4) 138: Dylan Fudge (PER) def. Kellen Schauer (GR) (Dec. 5-3) 145: Wyatt Guck (PER) def. Joe Tindal (GR) (Dec. 2-1) 152: Gage Paurus (PER) def. Brendin Morlan (GR) (Dec. 9-2) 160: Evan Guck (PER) def. Phillip Murphy (GR) (Fall 5:50) 170: Zach Peterson (PER) def. Brandon Frisby (GR) (Injury Default) 182: Dawson Kellogg (PER) def. Jacob Dethloff (GR) (Fall 1:28) 195: Ty Moser (PER) def. Chad Hall (GR) (Fall 3:42) 220: Roo Schmitz (PER) def. Cole Walters (GR) (Fall 1:12) 285: Jonathan Staebler (PER) def. Alex Boyd (GR) (Dec. 3-0)The Perham Yellowjacket wrestling team ended its season with an exclamation point. The Yellowjackets disposed of the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks, 60-3, capturing their third straight Class AA Consolation Championship at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. While it wasn’t the exactly the placing the Yellowjackets wanted, but their mission was successful. The Yellowjackets won two dominant matches after falling in a close one to the Foley Falcons on their way to the consolation crown. The Yellowjackets performance overall was an improvement on last year’s overall performance. Last year, the Yellowjackets earned wins by seven and four points in the consolation round. This year, the Yellowjackets won by 57 and 51 points. “That was pretty neat to wrestle that well in the last match of the year and to put an exclamation point out there like that,” Perham head coach Robb Moser said. “We know that is a good team. We wrestled them earlier and I don’t think anyone expected us to put up a number like that. That was pretty neat.” Heading into the match with Grand Rapids, Moser was a little nervous about how they would match at the lower weights. His nerves were put to rest quickly. Owen Werner started with a win at 106, earning a pin over Dusty Wilke. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3194774","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"341","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]] However, it was the match at 113 that may have turned the tide and continued the momentum for the Yellowjackets. Earlier in the year, Kyle Lundberg defeated Gabe Bellefeuille, but Bellefeuille turned the tide. He defeated Lundberg in 34 seconds, securing a pin and deflating the Thunderhawks. It was a strong bounce back match for Bellefeuille, after being upended against Foley earlier in the day. “We were thinking about not wrestling Bellefeuille at 113, but he said he wanted the match. That was a guy who beat him last time,” Moser said. “For him to go out and pin him, the whole nature of the dual changed right there. Bellefeuille had a big part in changing the momentum. Dylan Fudge beat one of their better kids at 138. I think that took the wind out of their sails. Once we got rolling, like a lot of our matches, before you know it the score looks out of hand.” The momentum continued for the Yellowjackets when Leighton Rach earned a 5-0 decision at 120. Grand Rapids picked up its lone points of the day when Cole Jones earned an 8-2 decision win at 126. Patrick Johnson capped of his senior year and high school wrestling career in a memorable way. He earned an 8-4 decision win over Josh Holm. It was Johnson’s third win of the day, capping off a perfect day for the senior. Fudge was victorious with a 5-3 decision at 138 over Kellen Schauer. It was another key win for the Yellowjackets, stretching the lead to 21-3. Wyatt Guck followed with a 2-1 decision win. Guck used a late reversal, securing the win over Joe Tindal at 145. Gage Paurus capped off his career with an exciting 9-2 victory over Brendin Morlan at 152. Paurus used a quick escape, which was followed by a takedown and near fall points, taking control of his match in the third, securing the 9-2 win.
Evan Guck followed with a unique victory at 160. He was trailing Philip Murphy late in the third period, but recorded a quick turn and caught Murphy for the pin at five minutes and 50 seconds. Zach Peterson secured a victory over Brandon Frisby at 170 via injury default. Frisby was injured after the second period, continued for part of the third, but Grand Rapids’ head coach called the match off in the third. Dawson Kellogg followed with a pin of Jacob Dethloff at 182, securing the consolation title for Perham. Ty Moser followed with a fall over Chad Hall at 195, while Roo Schmitz earned a fall over Cole Walters at 220. Jonathan Staebler capped off the match with a 3-0 decision over Alex Boyd. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3194776","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"235","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]] Staebler’s victory capped off a strong day for the Yellowjacket senior class. Every senior wrestler earned a victory throughout the day. “It was really neat for all of our seniors to get a win,” Moser said. “Ben Nelson didn’t wrestle, but he is wrestling in the individual event. We knew that and Ben was cool about letting Patrick have one last match, which I thought was nice that a teammate would think about someone else. For Patrick, Roo, Jonathan and Gage to go out and win their last dual match and win their last match, that was a neat experience which you don’t see that often in sports.” The Yellowjackets finish the season with a 30-2 record overall, capturing two wins on the final day of the season. The Yellowjackets graduate six seniors, five of them wrestled their final matches, while Nelson will continue his career in the Class AA Individual Championships. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3194777","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"411","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]] Perham 60 Grand Rapids 3   106: Owen Werner (PER) def. Dusty Wilke (GR) (Fall 1:17) 113: Gabe Bellefeuille (PER) def. Kyle Lundberg (GR) (Fall :34) 120: Leighton Rach (PER) def. Jake Holm (GR) (Dec. 5-0) 126: Cole Jones (GR) def. Jack Fudge (PER) (Dec. 8-2) 132: Patrick Johnson (PER) def. Josh Holm (GR) (Dec. 8-4) 138: Dylan Fudge (PER) def. Kellen Schauer (GR) (Dec. 5-3) 145: Wyatt Guck (PER) def. Joe Tindal (GR) (Dec. 2-1) 152: Gage Paurus (PER) def. Brendin Morlan (GR) (Dec. 9-2) 160: Evan Guck (PER) def. Phillip Murphy (GR) (Fall 5:50) 170: Zach Peterson (PER) def. Brandon Frisby (GR) (Injury Default) 182: Dawson Kellogg (PER) def. Jacob Dethloff (GR) (Fall 1:28) 195: Ty Moser (PER) def. Chad Hall (GR) (Fall 3:42) 220: Roo Schmitz (PER) def. Cole Walters (GR) (Fall 1:12) 285: Jonathan Staebler (PER) def. Alex Boyd (GR) (Dec. 3-0)The Perham Yellowjacket wrestling team ended its season with an exclamation point. The Yellowjackets disposed of the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks, 60-3, capturing their third straight Class AA Consolation Championship at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. While it wasn’t the exactly the placing the Yellowjackets wanted, but their mission was successful. The Yellowjackets won two dominant matches after falling in a close one to the Foley Falcons on their way to the consolation crown. The Yellowjackets performance overall was an improvement on last year’s overall performance. Last year, the Yellowjackets earned wins by seven and four points in the consolation round. This year, the Yellowjackets won by 57 and 51 points. “That was pretty neat to wrestle that well in the last match of the year and to put an exclamation point out there like that,” Perham head coach Robb Moser said. “We know that is a good team. We wrestled them earlier and I don’t think anyone expected us to put up a number like that. That was pretty neat.” Heading into the match with Grand Rapids, Moser was a little nervous about how they would match at the lower weights. His nerves were put to rest quickly. Owen Werner started with a win at 106, earning a pin over Dusty Wilke. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3194774","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"341","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]] However, it was the match at 113 that may have turned the tide and continued the momentum for the Yellowjackets. Earlier in the year, Kyle Lundberg defeated Gabe Bellefeuille, but Bellefeuille turned the tide. He defeated Lundberg in 34 seconds, securing a pin and deflating the Thunderhawks. It was a strong bounce back match for Bellefeuille, after being upended against Foley earlier in the day. “We were thinking about not wrestling Bellefeuille at 113, but he said he wanted the match. That was a guy who beat him last time,” Moser said. “For him to go out and pin him, the whole nature of the dual changed right there. Bellefeuille had a big part in changing the momentum. Dylan Fudge beat one of their better kids at 138. I think that took the wind out of their sails. Once we got rolling, like a lot of our matches, before you know it the score looks out of hand.” The momentum continued for the Yellowjackets when Leighton Rach earned a 5-0 decision at 120. Grand Rapids picked up its lone points of the day when Cole Jones earned an 8-2 decision win at 126. Patrick Johnson capped of his senior year and high school wrestling career in a memorable way. He earned an 8-4 decision win over Josh Holm. It was Johnson’s third win of the day, capping off a perfect day for the senior. Fudge was victorious with a 5-3 decision at 138 over Kellen Schauer. It was another key win for the Yellowjackets, stretching the lead to 21-3. Wyatt Guck followed with a 2-1 decision win. Guck used a late reversal, securing the win over Joe Tindal at 145. Gage Paurus capped off his career with an exciting 9-2 victory over Brendin Morlan at 152. Paurus used a quick escape, which was followed by a takedown and near fall points, taking control of his match in the third, securing the 9-2 win. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3194775","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"267","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]] Evan Guck followed with a unique victory at 160. He was trailing Philip Murphy late in the third period, but recorded a quick turn and caught Murphy for the pin at five minutes and 50 seconds. Zach Peterson secured a victory over Brandon Frisby at 170 via injury default. Frisby was injured after the second period, continued for part of the third, but Grand Rapids’ head coach called the match off in the third. Dawson Kellogg followed with a pin of Jacob Dethloff at 182, securing the consolation title for Perham. Ty Moser followed with a fall over Chad Hall at 195, while Roo Schmitz earned a fall over Cole Walters at 220. Jonathan Staebler capped off the match with a 3-0 decision over Alex Boyd.
Staebler’s victory capped off a strong day for the Yellowjacket senior class. Every senior wrestler earned a victory throughout the day. “It was really neat for all of our seniors to get a win,” Moser said. “Ben Nelson didn’t wrestle, but he is wrestling in the individual event. We knew that and Ben was cool about letting Patrick have one last match, which I thought was nice that a teammate would think about someone else. For Patrick, Roo, Jonathan and Gage to go out and win their last dual match and win their last match, that was a neat experience which you don’t see that often in sports.” The Yellowjackets finish the season with a 30-2 record overall, capturing two wins on the final day of the season. The Yellowjackets graduate six seniors, five of them wrestled their final matches, while Nelson will continue his career in the Class AA Individual Championships. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3194777","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"411","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]] Perham 60 Grand Rapids 3   106: Owen Werner (PER) def. Dusty Wilke (GR) (Fall 1:17) 113: Gabe Bellefeuille (PER) def. Kyle Lundberg (GR) (Fall :34) 120: Leighton Rach (PER) def. Jake Holm (GR) (Dec. 5-0) 126: Cole Jones (GR) def. Jack Fudge (PER) (Dec. 8-2) 132: Patrick Johnson (PER) def. Josh Holm (GR) (Dec. 8-4) 138: Dylan Fudge (PER) def. Kellen Schauer (GR) (Dec. 5-3) 145: Wyatt Guck (PER) def. Joe Tindal (GR) (Dec. 2-1) 152: Gage Paurus (PER) def. Brendin Morlan (GR) (Dec. 9-2) 160: Evan Guck (PER) def. Phillip Murphy (GR) (Fall 5:50) 170: Zach Peterson (PER) def. Brandon Frisby (GR) (Injury Default) 182: Dawson Kellogg (PER) def. Jacob Dethloff (GR) (Fall 1:28) 195: Ty Moser (PER) def. Chad Hall (GR) (Fall 3:42) 220: Roo Schmitz (PER) def. Cole Walters (GR) (Fall 1:12) 285: Jonathan Staebler (PER) def. Alex Boyd (GR) (Dec. 3-0)The Perham Yellowjacket wrestling team ended its season with an exclamation point. The Yellowjackets disposed of the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks, 60-3, capturing their third straight Class AA Consolation Championship at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. While it wasn’t the exactly the placing the Yellowjackets wanted, but their mission was successful. The Yellowjackets won two dominant matches after falling in a close one to the Foley Falcons on their way to the consolation crown. The Yellowjackets performance overall was an improvement on last year’s overall performance. Last year, the Yellowjackets earned wins by seven and four points in the consolation round. This year, the Yellowjackets won by 57 and 51 points. “That was pretty neat to wrestle that well in the last match of the year and to put an exclamation point out there like that,” Perham head coach Robb Moser said. “We know that is a good team. We wrestled them earlier and I don’t think anyone expected us to put up a number like that. That was pretty neat.” Heading into the match with Grand Rapids, Moser was a little nervous about how they would match at the lower weights. His nerves were put to rest quickly. Owen Werner started with a win at 106, earning a pin over Dusty Wilke. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3194774","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"341","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]] However, it was the match at 113 that may have turned the tide and continued the momentum for the Yellowjackets. Earlier in the year, Kyle Lundberg defeated Gabe Bellefeuille, but Bellefeuille turned the tide. He defeated Lundberg in 34 seconds, securing a pin and deflating the Thunderhawks. It was a strong bounce back match for Bellefeuille, after being upended against Foley earlier in the day. “We were thinking about not wrestling Bellefeuille at 113, but he said he wanted the match. That was a guy who beat him last time,” Moser said. “For him to go out and pin him, the whole nature of the dual changed right there. Bellefeuille had a big part in changing the momentum. Dylan Fudge beat one of their better kids at 138. I think that took the wind out of their sails. Once we got rolling, like a lot of our matches, before you know it the score looks out of hand.” The momentum continued for the Yellowjackets when Leighton Rach earned a 5-0 decision at 120. Grand Rapids picked up its lone points of the day when Cole Jones earned an 8-2 decision win at 126. Patrick Johnson capped of his senior year and high school wrestling career in a memorable way. He earned an 8-4 decision win over Josh Holm. It was Johnson’s third win of the day, capping off a perfect day for the senior. Fudge was victorious with a 5-3 decision at 138 over Kellen Schauer. It was another key win for the Yellowjackets, stretching the lead to 21-3. Wyatt Guck followed with a 2-1 decision win. Guck used a late reversal, securing the win over Joe Tindal at 145. Gage Paurus capped off his career with an exciting 9-2 victory over Brendin Morlan at 152. Paurus used a quick escape, which was followed by a takedown and near fall points, taking control of his match in the third, securing the 9-2 win. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3194775","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"267","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]] Evan Guck followed with a unique victory at 160. He was trailing Philip Murphy late in the third period, but recorded a quick turn and caught Murphy for the pin at five minutes and 50 seconds. Zach Peterson secured a victory over Brandon Frisby at 170 via injury default. Frisby was injured after the second period, continued for part of the third, but Grand Rapids’ head coach called the match off in the third. Dawson Kellogg followed with a pin of Jacob Dethloff at 182, securing the consolation title for Perham. Ty Moser followed with a fall over Chad Hall at 195, while Roo Schmitz earned a fall over Cole Walters at 220. Jonathan Staebler capped off the match with a 3-0 decision over Alex Boyd. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3194776","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"235","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]] Staebler’s victory capped off a strong day for the Yellowjacket senior class. Every senior wrestler earned a victory throughout the day. “It was really neat for all of our seniors to get a win,” Moser said. “Ben Nelson didn’t wrestle, but he is wrestling in the individual event. We knew that and Ben was cool about letting Patrick have one last match, which I thought was nice that a teammate would think about someone else. For Patrick, Roo, Jonathan and Gage to go out and win their last dual match and win their last match, that was a neat experience which you don’t see that often in sports.” The Yellowjackets finish the season with a 30-2 record overall, capturing two wins on the final day of the season. The Yellowjackets graduate six seniors, five of them wrestled their final matches, while Nelson will continue his career in the Class AA Individual Championships.
Perham 60 Grand Rapids 3   106: Owen Werner (PER) def. Dusty Wilke (GR) (Fall 1:17) 113: Gabe Bellefeuille (PER) def. Kyle Lundberg (GR) (Fall :34) 120: Leighton Rach (PER) def. Jake Holm (GR) (Dec. 5-0) 126: Cole Jones (GR) def. Jack Fudge (PER) (Dec. 8-2) 132: Patrick Johnson (PER) def. Josh Holm (GR) (Dec. 8-4) 138: Dylan Fudge (PER) def. Kellen Schauer (GR) (Dec. 5-3) 145: Wyatt Guck (PER) def. Joe Tindal (GR) (Dec. 2-1) 152: Gage Paurus (PER) def. Brendin Morlan (GR) (Dec. 9-2) 160: Evan Guck (PER) def. Phillip Murphy (GR) (Fall 5:50) 170: Zach Peterson (PER) def. Brandon Frisby (GR) (Injury Default) 182: Dawson Kellogg (PER) def. Jacob Dethloff (GR) (Fall 1:28) 195: Ty Moser (PER) def. Chad Hall (GR) (Fall 3:42) 220: Roo Schmitz (PER) def. Cole Walters (GR) (Fall 1:12) 285: Jonathan Staebler (PER) def. Alex Boyd (GR) (Dec. 3-0)The Perham Yellowjacket wrestling team ended its season with an exclamation point. The Yellowjackets disposed of the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks, 60-3, capturing their third straight Class AA Consolation Championship at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. While it wasn’t the exactly the placing the Yellowjackets wanted, but their mission was successful. The Yellowjackets won two dominant matches after falling in a close one to the Foley Falcons on their way to the consolation crown. The Yellowjackets performance overall was an improvement on last year’s overall performance. Last year, the Yellowjackets earned wins by seven and four points in the consolation round. This year, the Yellowjackets won by 57 and 51 points. “That was pretty neat to wrestle that well in the last match of the year and to put an exclamation point out there like that,” Perham head coach Robb Moser said. “We know that is a good team. We wrestled them earlier and I don’t think anyone expected us to put up a number like that. That was pretty neat.”Heading into the match with Grand Rapids, Moser was a little nervous about how they would match at the lower weights. His nerves were put to rest quickly. Owen Werner started with a win at 106, earning a pin over Dusty Wilke.
However, it was the match at 113 that may have turned the tide and continued the momentum for the Yellowjackets. Earlier in the year, Kyle Lundberg defeated Gabe Bellefeuille, but Bellefeuille turned the tide. He defeated Lundberg in 34 seconds, securing a pin and deflating the Thunderhawks. It was a strong bounce back match for Bellefeuille, after being upended against Foley earlier in the day. “We were thinking about not wrestling Bellefeuille at 113, but he said he wanted the match. That was a guy who beat him last time,” Moser said. “For him to go out and pin him, the whole nature of the dual changed right there. Bellefeuille had a big part in changing the momentum. Dylan Fudge beat one of their better kids at 138. I think that took the wind out of their sails. Once we got rolling, like a lot of our matches, before you know it the score looks out of hand.”The momentum continued for the Yellowjackets when Leighton Rach earned a 5-0 decision at 120. Grand Rapids picked up its lone points of the day when Cole Jones earned an 8-2 decision win at 126. Patrick Johnson capped of his senior year and high school wrestling career in a memorable way. He earned an 8-4 decision win over Josh Holm. It was Johnson’s third win of the day, capping off a perfect day for the senior.Fudge was victorious with a 5-3 decision at 138 over Kellen Schauer. It was another key win for the Yellowjackets, stretching the lead to 21-3. Wyatt Guck followed with a 2-1 decision win. Guck used a late reversal, securing the win over Joe Tindal at 145.Gage Paurus capped off his career with an exciting 9-2 victory over Brendin Morlan at 152. Paurus used a quick escape, which was followed by a takedown and near fall points, taking control of his match in the third, securing the 9-2 win.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3194775","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"267","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Evan Guck followed with a unique victory at 160. He was trailing Philip Murphy late in the third period, but recorded a quick turn and caught Murphy for the pin at five minutes and 50 seconds. Zach Peterson secured a victory over Brandon Frisby at 170 via injury default. Frisby was injured after the second period, continued for part of the third, but Grand Rapids’ head coach called the match off in the third. Dawson Kellogg followed with a pin of Jacob Dethloff at 182, securing the consolation title for Perham. Ty Moser followed with a fall over Chad Hall at 195, while Roo Schmitz earned a fall over Cole Walters at 220. Jonathan Staebler capped off the match with a 3-0 decision over Alex Boyd.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3194776","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"235","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Staebler’s victory capped off a strong day for the Yellowjacket senior class. Every senior wrestler earned a victory throughout the day.“It was really neat for all of our seniors to get a win,” Moser said. “Ben Nelson didn’t wrestle, but he is wrestling in the individual event. We knew that and Ben was cool about letting Patrick have one last match, which I thought was nice that a teammate would think about someone else. For Patrick, Roo, Jonathan and Gage to go out and win their last dual match and win their last match, that was a neat experience which you don’t see that often in sports.”The Yellowjackets finish the season with a 30-2 record overall, capturing two wins on the final day of the season. The Yellowjackets graduate six seniors, five of them wrestled their final matches, while Nelson will continue his career in the Class AA Individual Championships. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3194777","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"411","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Perham 60Grand Rapids 3 106: Owen Werner (PER) def. Dusty Wilke (GR) (Fall 1:17)113: Gabe Bellefeuille (PER) def. Kyle Lundberg (GR) (Fall :34)120: Leighton Rach (PER) def. Jake Holm (GR) (Dec. 5-0)126: Cole Jones (GR) def. Jack Fudge (PER) (Dec. 8-2)132: Patrick Johnson (PER) def. Josh Holm (GR) (Dec. 8-4)138: Dylan Fudge (PER) def. Kellen Schauer (GR) (Dec. 5-3)145: Wyatt Guck (PER) def. Joe Tindal (GR) (Dec. 2-1)152: Gage Paurus (PER) def. Brendin Morlan (GR) (Dec. 9-2)160: Evan Guck (PER) def. Phillip Murphy (GR) (Fall 5:50)170: Zach Peterson (PER) def. Brandon Frisby (GR) (Injury Default)182: Dawson Kellogg (PER) def. Jacob Dethloff (GR) (Fall 1:28)195: Ty Moser (PER) def. Chad Hall (GR) (Fall 3:42)220: Roo Schmitz (PER) def. Cole Walters (GR) (Fall 1:12)285: Jonathan Staebler (PER) def. Alex Boyd (GR) (Dec. 3-0)The Perham Yellowjacket wrestling team ended its season with an exclamation point. The Yellowjackets disposed of the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks, 60-3, capturing their third straight Class AA Consolation Championship at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. While it wasn’t the exactly the placing the Yellowjackets wanted, but their mission was successful. The Yellowjackets won two dominant matches after falling in a close one to the Foley Falcons on their way to the consolation crown. The Yellowjackets performance overall was an improvement on last year’s overall performance. Last year, the Yellowjackets earned wins by seven and four points in the consolation round. This year, the Yellowjackets won by 57 and 51 points. “That was pretty neat to wrestle that well in the last match of the year and to put an exclamation point out there like that,” Perham head coach Robb Moser said. “We know that is a good team. We wrestled them earlier and I don’t think anyone expected us to put up a number like that. That was pretty neat.”Heading into the match with Grand Rapids, Moser was a little nervous about how they would match at the lower weights. His nerves were put to rest quickly. Owen Werner started with a win at 106, earning a pin over Dusty Wilke.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3194774","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"341","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]However, it was the match at 113 that may have turned the tide and continued the momentum for the Yellowjackets. Earlier in the year, Kyle Lundberg defeated Gabe Bellefeuille, but Bellefeuille turned the tide. He defeated Lundberg in 34 seconds, securing a pin and deflating the Thunderhawks. It was a strong bounce back match for Bellefeuille, after being upended against Foley earlier in the day. “We were thinking about not wrestling Bellefeuille at 113, but he said he wanted the match. That was a guy who beat him last time,” Moser said. “For him to go out and pin him, the whole nature of the dual changed right there. Bellefeuille had a big part in changing the momentum. Dylan Fudge beat one of their better kids at 138. I think that took the wind out of their sails. Once we got rolling, like a lot of our matches, before you know it the score looks out of hand.”The momentum continued for the Yellowjackets when Leighton Rach earned a 5-0 decision at 120. Grand Rapids picked up its lone points of the day when Cole Jones earned an 8-2 decision win at 126. Patrick Johnson capped of his senior year and high school wrestling career in a memorable way. He earned an 8-4 decision win over Josh Holm. It was Johnson’s third win of the day, capping off a perfect day for the senior.Fudge was victorious with a 5-3 decision at 138 over Kellen Schauer. It was another key win for the Yellowjackets, stretching the lead to 21-3. Wyatt Guck followed with a 2-1 decision win. Guck used a late reversal, securing the win over Joe Tindal at 145.Gage Paurus capped off his career with an exciting 9-2 victory over Brendin Morlan at 152. Paurus used a quick escape, which was followed by a takedown and near fall points, taking control of his match in the third, securing the 9-2 win.
Evan Guck followed with a unique victory at 160. He was trailing Philip Murphy late in the third period, but recorded a quick turn and caught Murphy for the pin at five minutes and 50 seconds. Zach Peterson secured a victory over Brandon Frisby at 170 via injury default. Frisby was injured after the second period, continued for part of the third, but Grand Rapids’ head coach called the match off in the third. Dawson Kellogg followed with a pin of Jacob Dethloff at 182, securing the consolation title for Perham. Ty Moser followed with a fall over Chad Hall at 195, while Roo Schmitz earned a fall over Cole Walters at 220. Jonathan Staebler capped off the match with a 3-0 decision over Alex Boyd.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3194776","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"235","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Staebler’s victory capped off a strong day for the Yellowjacket senior class. Every senior wrestler earned a victory throughout the day.“It was really neat for all of our seniors to get a win,” Moser said. “Ben Nelson didn’t wrestle, but he is wrestling in the individual event. We knew that and Ben was cool about letting Patrick have one last match, which I thought was nice that a teammate would think about someone else. For Patrick, Roo, Jonathan and Gage to go out and win their last dual match and win their last match, that was a neat experience which you don’t see that often in sports.”The Yellowjackets finish the season with a 30-2 record overall, capturing two wins on the final day of the season. The Yellowjackets graduate six seniors, five of them wrestled their final matches, while Nelson will continue his career in the Class AA Individual Championships. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3194777","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"411","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Perham 60Grand Rapids 3 106: Owen Werner (PER) def. Dusty Wilke (GR) (Fall 1:17)113: Gabe Bellefeuille (PER) def. Kyle Lundberg (GR) (Fall :34)120: Leighton Rach (PER) def. Jake Holm (GR) (Dec. 5-0)126: Cole Jones (GR) def. Jack Fudge (PER) (Dec. 8-2)132: Patrick Johnson (PER) def. Josh Holm (GR) (Dec. 8-4)138: Dylan Fudge (PER) def. Kellen Schauer (GR) (Dec. 5-3)145: Wyatt Guck (PER) def. Joe Tindal (GR) (Dec. 2-1)152: Gage Paurus (PER) def. Brendin Morlan (GR) (Dec. 9-2)160: Evan Guck (PER) def. Phillip Murphy (GR) (Fall 5:50)170: Zach Peterson (PER) def. Brandon Frisby (GR) (Injury Default)182: Dawson Kellogg (PER) def. Jacob Dethloff (GR) (Fall 1:28)195: Ty Moser (PER) def. Chad Hall (GR) (Fall 3:42)220: Roo Schmitz (PER) def. Cole Walters (GR) (Fall 1:12)285: Jonathan Staebler (PER) def. Alex Boyd (GR) (Dec. 3-0)The Perham Yellowjacket wrestling team ended its season with an exclamation point. The Yellowjackets disposed of the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks, 60-3, capturing their third straight Class AA Consolation Championship at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. While it wasn’t the exactly the placing the Yellowjackets wanted, but their mission was successful. The Yellowjackets won two dominant matches after falling in a close one to the Foley Falcons on their way to the consolation crown. The Yellowjackets performance overall was an improvement on last year’s overall performance. Last year, the Yellowjackets earned wins by seven and four points in the consolation round. This year, the Yellowjackets won by 57 and 51 points. “That was pretty neat to wrestle that well in the last match of the year and to put an exclamation point out there like that,” Perham head coach Robb Moser said. “We know that is a good team. We wrestled them earlier and I don’t think anyone expected us to put up a number like that. That was pretty neat.”Heading into the match with Grand Rapids, Moser was a little nervous about how they would match at the lower weights. His nerves were put to rest quickly. Owen Werner started with a win at 106, earning a pin over Dusty Wilke.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3194774","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"341","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]However, it was the match at 113 that may have turned the tide and continued the momentum for the Yellowjackets. Earlier in the year, Kyle Lundberg defeated Gabe Bellefeuille, but Bellefeuille turned the tide. He defeated Lundberg in 34 seconds, securing a pin and deflating the Thunderhawks. It was a strong bounce back match for Bellefeuille, after being upended against Foley earlier in the day. “We were thinking about not wrestling Bellefeuille at 113, but he said he wanted the match. That was a guy who beat him last time,” Moser said. “For him to go out and pin him, the whole nature of the dual changed right there. Bellefeuille had a big part in changing the momentum. Dylan Fudge beat one of their better kids at 138. I think that took the wind out of their sails. Once we got rolling, like a lot of our matches, before you know it the score looks out of hand.”The momentum continued for the Yellowjackets when Leighton Rach earned a 5-0 decision at 120. Grand Rapids picked up its lone points of the day when Cole Jones earned an 8-2 decision win at 126. Patrick Johnson capped of his senior year and high school wrestling career in a memorable way. He earned an 8-4 decision win over Josh Holm. It was Johnson’s third win of the day, capping off a perfect day for the senior.Fudge was victorious with a 5-3 decision at 138 over Kellen Schauer. It was another key win for the Yellowjackets, stretching the lead to 21-3. Wyatt Guck followed with a 2-1 decision win. Guck used a late reversal, securing the win over Joe Tindal at 145.Gage Paurus capped off his career with an exciting 9-2 victory over Brendin Morlan at 152. Paurus used a quick escape, which was followed by a takedown and near fall points, taking control of his match in the third, securing the 9-2 win.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3194775","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"267","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Evan Guck followed with a unique victory at 160. He was trailing Philip Murphy late in the third period, but recorded a quick turn and caught Murphy for the pin at five minutes and 50 seconds. Zach Peterson secured a victory over Brandon Frisby at 170 via injury default. Frisby was injured after the second period, continued for part of the third, but Grand Rapids’ head coach called the match off in the third. Dawson Kellogg followed with a pin of Jacob Dethloff at 182, securing the consolation title for Perham. Ty Moser followed with a fall over Chad Hall at 195, while Roo Schmitz earned a fall over Cole Walters at 220. Jonathan Staebler capped off the match with a 3-0 decision over Alex Boyd.
Staebler’s victory capped off a strong day for the Yellowjacket senior class. Every senior wrestler earned a victory throughout the day.“It was really neat for all of our seniors to get a win,” Moser said. “Ben Nelson didn’t wrestle, but he is wrestling in the individual event. We knew that and Ben was cool about letting Patrick have one last match, which I thought was nice that a teammate would think about someone else. For Patrick, Roo, Jonathan and Gage to go out and win their last dual match and win their last match, that was a neat experience which you don’t see that often in sports.”The Yellowjackets finish the season with a 30-2 record overall, capturing two wins on the final day of the season. The Yellowjackets graduate six seniors, five of them wrestled their final matches, while Nelson will continue his career in the Class AA Individual Championships. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3194777","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"411","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Perham 60Grand Rapids 3 106: Owen Werner (PER) def. Dusty Wilke (GR) (Fall 1:17)113: Gabe Bellefeuille (PER) def. Kyle Lundberg (GR) (Fall :34)120: Leighton Rach (PER) def. Jake Holm (GR) (Dec. 5-0)126: Cole Jones (GR) def. Jack Fudge (PER) (Dec. 8-2)132: Patrick Johnson (PER) def. Josh Holm (GR) (Dec. 8-4)138: Dylan Fudge (PER) def. Kellen Schauer (GR) (Dec. 5-3)145: Wyatt Guck (PER) def. Joe Tindal (GR) (Dec. 2-1)152: Gage Paurus (PER) def. Brendin Morlan (GR) (Dec. 9-2)160: Evan Guck (PER) def. Phillip Murphy (GR) (Fall 5:50)170: Zach Peterson (PER) def. Brandon Frisby (GR) (Injury Default)182: Dawson Kellogg (PER) def. Jacob Dethloff (GR) (Fall 1:28)195: Ty Moser (PER) def. Chad Hall (GR) (Fall 3:42)220: Roo Schmitz (PER) def. Cole Walters (GR) (Fall 1:12)285: Jonathan Staebler (PER) def. Alex Boyd (GR) (Dec. 3-0)The Perham Yellowjacket wrestling team ended its season with an exclamation point. The Yellowjackets disposed of the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks, 60-3, capturing their third straight Class AA Consolation Championship at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. While it wasn’t the exactly the placing the Yellowjackets wanted, but their mission was successful. The Yellowjackets won two dominant matches after falling in a close one to the Foley Falcons on their way to the consolation crown. The Yellowjackets performance overall was an improvement on last year’s overall performance. Last year, the Yellowjackets earned wins by seven and four points in the consolation round. This year, the Yellowjackets won by 57 and 51 points. “That was pretty neat to wrestle that well in the last match of the year and to put an exclamation point out there like that,” Perham head coach Robb Moser said. “We know that is a good team. We wrestled them earlier and I don’t think anyone expected us to put up a number like that. That was pretty neat.”Heading into the match with Grand Rapids, Moser was a little nervous about how they would match at the lower weights. His nerves were put to rest quickly. Owen Werner started with a win at 106, earning a pin over Dusty Wilke.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3194774","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"341","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]However, it was the match at 113 that may have turned the tide and continued the momentum for the Yellowjackets. Earlier in the year, Kyle Lundberg defeated Gabe Bellefeuille, but Bellefeuille turned the tide. He defeated Lundberg in 34 seconds, securing a pin and deflating the Thunderhawks. It was a strong bounce back match for Bellefeuille, after being upended against Foley earlier in the day. “We were thinking about not wrestling Bellefeuille at 113, but he said he wanted the match. That was a guy who beat him last time,” Moser said. “For him to go out and pin him, the whole nature of the dual changed right there. Bellefeuille had a big part in changing the momentum. Dylan Fudge beat one of their better kids at 138. I think that took the wind out of their sails. Once we got rolling, like a lot of our matches, before you know it the score looks out of hand.”The momentum continued for the Yellowjackets when Leighton Rach earned a 5-0 decision at 120. Grand Rapids picked up its lone points of the day when Cole Jones earned an 8-2 decision win at 126. Patrick Johnson capped of his senior year and high school wrestling career in a memorable way. He earned an 8-4 decision win over Josh Holm. It was Johnson’s third win of the day, capping off a perfect day for the senior.Fudge was victorious with a 5-3 decision at 138 over Kellen Schauer. It was another key win for the Yellowjackets, stretching the lead to 21-3. Wyatt Guck followed with a 2-1 decision win. Guck used a late reversal, securing the win over Joe Tindal at 145.Gage Paurus capped off his career with an exciting 9-2 victory over Brendin Morlan at 152. Paurus used a quick escape, which was followed by a takedown and near fall points, taking control of his match in the third, securing the 9-2 win.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3194775","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"267","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Evan Guck followed with a unique victory at 160. He was trailing Philip Murphy late in the third period, but recorded a quick turn and caught Murphy for the pin at five minutes and 50 seconds. Zach Peterson secured a victory over Brandon Frisby at 170 via injury default. Frisby was injured after the second period, continued for part of the third, but Grand Rapids’ head coach called the match off in the third. Dawson Kellogg followed with a pin of Jacob Dethloff at 182, securing the consolation title for Perham. Ty Moser followed with a fall over Chad Hall at 195, while Roo Schmitz earned a fall over Cole Walters at 220. Jonathan Staebler capped off the match with a 3-0 decision over Alex Boyd.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"3194776","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"235","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]Staebler’s victory capped off a strong day for the Yellowjacket senior class. Every senior wrestler earned a victory throughout the day.“It was really neat for all of our seniors to get a win,” Moser said. “Ben Nelson didn’t wrestle, but he is wrestling in the individual event. We knew that and Ben was cool about letting Patrick have one last match, which I thought was nice that a teammate would think about someone else. For Patrick, Roo, Jonathan and Gage to go out and win their last dual match and win their last match, that was a neat experience which you don’t see that often in sports.”The Yellowjackets finish the season with a 30-2 record overall, capturing two wins on the final day of the season. The Yellowjackets graduate six seniors, five of them wrestled their final matches, while Nelson will continue his career in the Class AA Individual Championships.
Perham 60Grand Rapids 3 106: Owen Werner (PER) def. Dusty Wilke (GR) (Fall 1:17)113: Gabe Bellefeuille (PER) def. Kyle Lundberg (GR) (Fall :34)120: Leighton Rach (PER) def. Jake Holm (GR) (Dec. 5-0)126: Cole Jones (GR) def. Jack Fudge (PER) (Dec. 8-2)132: Patrick Johnson (PER) def. Josh Holm (GR) (Dec. 8-4)138: Dylan Fudge (PER) def. Kellen Schauer (GR) (Dec. 5-3)145: Wyatt Guck (PER) def. Joe Tindal (GR) (Dec. 2-1)152: Gage Paurus (PER) def. Brendin Morlan (GR) (Dec. 9-2)160: Evan Guck (PER) def. Phillip Murphy (GR) (Fall 5:50)170: Zach Peterson (PER) def. Brandon Frisby (GR) (Injury Default)182: Dawson Kellogg (PER) def. Jacob Dethloff (GR) (Fall 1:28)195: Ty Moser (PER) def. Chad Hall (GR) (Fall 3:42)220: Roo Schmitz (PER) def. Cole Walters (GR) (Fall 1:12)285: Jonathan Staebler (PER) def. Alex Boyd (GR) (Dec. 3-0)

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