Wrestling: Perham muscles out win against Detroit Lakes

A couple of late pins helped the Perham wrestling team secure a 39-28 victory over Detroit Lakes.

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Perham's Chandler Mickelson, black, holds down Leroy LaCrosse in his 16-1 tech fall win Perham's 39-28 victory at Perham on Jan. 12, 2023.
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PERHAM- Late heroics lifted the Perham wrestling team over Detroit Lakes on Thursday night at The Hive.

The Yellowjackets scored late pins to knock off the Lakers 39-28.

Perham's Dresden Wegscheid got things started with a major decision win over Detroit Lakes Avery Norby at 106 pounds. Detroit Lakes' Donovan Zima grabbed a 10-3 win over Chevy Herron at 110 pounds to get his team on the board.

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Perham's Dresden Wegscheid, black, stays on top of Detroit Lakes' Avery Norby in Wegscheid's major decision win in Perham's 38-29 win at Perham on Jan. 12, 2023.
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Detroit Lakes head coach Taylor Nein and Perham head coach David Vetsch were impressed with how their lightweight battled on Thursday night.

"My 106-pounder, he's a young first-year wrestler," Nein said. "He went out there and fought and didn't get pinned. He gave it his all, and it was awesome to see him fight out there."


"Our 106-pounder got us going, and our 113-pounder just gutted one out, only giving up a decision," Vetsch said.

The next four head-to-head matches would go in favor of the Yellowjackets. Going into the 145-pound match, Perham led 21-3.

Detroit Lakes' Tyson Ullyott got the Lakers back on the board with a fall victory over Nick Peters at the 4:40 mark. Cade Okeson picked up a major decision over Kaden Feldt before Brock Swiers pinned Logan Guck at 160 pounds to cut Perham's lead to 21-19.

Perham's Trystan Larson pinned Colby Ortloff at 170 pounds before Cade Jackson pulled out a 6-2 decision win over Perham's Braylon Rach at 182. Detroit Lakes trailed 27-22 heading into the most pivotal match of the night.

Perham's Hudson Hackel pinned the Lakers' Zach Carlson at the three-minute mark to secure a win for the Yellowjackets. Jaxon Vetsch followed the huge win with a pin of his own at 220 pounds before Detroit Lakes' Jeffrey Moen capped off the night with his 14th win of the season, pinning Cash Burke.

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Perham's Jaxon Vetsch, black, grabs Tynan Simpson on his way to a fall victory in Perham's 39-28 victory at Perham on Jan. 12, 2023.
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Vetsch was pleased to see his team squeeze out a win against a tough Detroit Lakes team.

"A good, all-around win for the team," he said. "We probably wrestled our best tonight so far this year tonight. It's just exciting. A couple of matches go either way for both teams. A really good team win tonight."

Nein and his team knew their matchup with Perham wouldn't be easy and saw this loss as a learning experience for his team.


"They are a tough team," Nein said. "We knew it was going to be a close match. We had some matches go our way and some not our way. We will definitely learn from it and come back tomorrow and get better."


106- Dresden Wegscheid (Perham) def. Avery Norby by MD (15-3)

113- Donovan Zima (DL) def. Chevy Herron by dec. (10-3)

120- Isaac Adam (Perham) def. Jeremy Linn by dec. (5-4)

126- Tiegan Detloff (Perham) def. Beau Somdahl by dec. (4-3)

132- Chandler Mickelson (Perham) def. Leroy LaCrosse by tech fall (16-1)

138- Carson Byer (Perham) def. Sawyer Stroering by fall (3:26)


145- Tyson Ullyott (DL) def. Nick Peters by fall (4:40)

152- Kaden Feldt (Perham) def. Cade Okeson by MD (9-1)

160- Brock Swiers (DL) def. Logan Guck by fall (5:32)

170- Trystan Larson (Perham) def. Colby Ortloff by fall (3:22)

182- Cade Jackson (DL) def. Braylon Rach by dec. (6-2)

195- Hudson Hackel (Perham) def. Zach Carlson by fall (3:36)

220- Jaxon Vetsch (Perham) def. Tynan Simpson by fall (3:00)

285- Jeffrey Moen (DL) def. Cash Burke by fall (1:14)

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Detroit Lakes' Brock Swiers, red, lays on top of Perham's Logan Guck in his fall victory at 5:32 in Perham's 39-28 victory at Perham on Jan. 12, 2023.
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Perham's Nick Peters, bottom, awaits his next move against Detroit Lakes' Tyson Ullyott, top, on his way to a fall victory in Perham's 38-29 win at Perham on Jan. 12, 2023.
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