Wrestling: Hornets nip Jackets in tight contest

Frazee knocked off the Perham wrestling team on Friday night at The Hive.

Perham's Carson Byer, right, shakes hands with Josh Mellema during the Yellowjackets' loss against the Hornets on Jan. 27, 2023 at The Hive.
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PERHAM – The Perham wrestling team lost a hard-fought battle of the bees on Friday night at The Hive.

Frazee nipped the Yellowjackets 35-30 in a battle of the top two heart O’’Lakes Conference teams.

Cash Osterman (106) and Liam Hamm (113) got the Hornets started with wins before Perham’s Isaac Adams (120) pinned Blake Sonnenberg in 5:53. Tiegan Detloff made it 10-8 with an 8-3 decision win over Brady Borah at 126 pounds.

Cade Nagel (132) pinned Nick Peters before Bailey Peichel (138) beat Chandler Mickelson by decision, putting Frazee ahead 18-8.

Carson Byer (145) got two points back with an 8-6 decision win over Josh Mellema at 145 pounds. However, Tyler Moe (152), Jake Nagel (160) and Preston Mayfield (170) put the match out of reach.


Perham’s Braylon Rach beat Max Rue by technical fall (24-9) at 182 pounds before Hudson Hackel (195) picked up a major decision win over Daniel Graham. Rorey Lindquist (220) and Jaxson Vetch (285) won the final two matches of the night for the Yellowjackets.


106- Cash Osterman (F) over Dresden Wegscheid (P) (Fall 0-49)

113- Liam Hamm (F) over Dresden Wegscheid (P) (MD 15-3)

120- Isaac Adams (P) over Blake Sonnenberg (F) (Fall 5:53)

126- Tiegan Detloff (P) over Brady Borah (F) (Dec 8-3)

132- Cade Nagel (F) over Nick Peters (P) (Fall 4:00)

138- Bailey Peichel (F) over Chandler Mickelson (P) (Dec 5-4)

145- Carson Byer (P) over Josh Mellema (F) (Dec 8-6)

152- Tyler Moe (F) over Johnny Ramos (P) (Fall 1:49)

160- Jake Nagel (F) over Kaden Feldt (P) (MD 15-1)

170- Preston Mayfield (F) over Trystan Larson (P) (Fall 0:16)

182- Braylon Rach (P) over Max Rue (F) (TF 24-9)

195- Hudson Hackel (P) over Daniel Graham (F) (MD 8-0)

220- Rorey Lindquist (P) over Derek Zitzow (F) (Fall 1:47)

285- Jaxon Vetsch (P) over Xander Kohler (F) (Dec 11:4)

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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