Yellowjackets best Moorhead; Detroit Lakes take down Perham

The three top teams in 8AA are all contenders for this year’s title.


The Perham Yellowjackets earned a split in a wrestling triangular, topping Moorhead but dropping a Section 8AA victory over the host Yellowjackets at The Hive gymnasium on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

The three top teams in 8AA are all contenders for this year’s title. Last year’s runners-up, Thief River Falls, defeated Detroit Lakes by five points earlier this season. Perham and the Prowlers will not meet in the regular season. With Detroit Lakes winning on the Jacket mat Tuesday, the teams will likely remain in order in the next state rankings.

Currently, Thief is at No. 9; Detroit Lakes No. 11 and Perham unranked, but in the top 20.

Perham took the Lakers to the final match. One advantage Detroit Lakes has is the best heavyweight in the section, No. 5 Andreas Barnett.

Barnett was essential to DL’s run to a medal finish at state last year. He poses a tough out to either team.


Perham’s Reece Wilprecht matched up with Barnett in the final match of the dual with the Lakers leading 37-33 in Tuesday’s nightcap.

Twenty-four seconds later, the match was over by way of a Barnett pin.

DL middleweights were key in winning five straight matches from 126 pounds to 152.

Perham led 18-0 after three straight falls to start the dual. Matching pins by DL’s Tyson Ullyott, Carsen Wold and Cade Jackson, to go with a major decision from Bradly Swiers put DL in front for the first time 22-18.

A Perham forfeit to Brody Ullyott at 152 proved to be six big points as the teams split the final six matches.

Blaine Henderson posted a second period pin at 195 and Jeffrey Moen won a 6-2 decision at 220 to set up Barnett with the lead.

In the opener, Detroit Lakes dropped only three matches in a 60-13 victory over Moorhead.


Detroit Lakes 43, Perham 33

106: Chandler Mickelson (Perham) over Andy Bartnes (DL) win by Fall 2:52

113: Johnny Ramos (Perham) over Izaiah Vargas (DL) win by Fall 1:35

120: Levi Kruzel (Perham) over Leroy LaCrosse (DL) win by Fall 2:44

126: Tyson Ullyott (DL) over Kaden Feldt (Perham) win by Fall 1:08

132: Carsen Wold (DL) over Gareth Covington win by Fall 6:27

138: Bradly Swiers (DL) over Carsen Byer (Perham) win by Major Decision 12-4

145: Cade Jackson (DL) over Jakob McCleary (Perham) win by Fall 3:35


152: Brody Ullyott (DL) win by Forfeit

160: Jack Fudge (Perham) over Austin Thompson (DL) win by Fall 0:41

170: Hudson Hackel (Perham) over Garett Nelson (DL) win by Decision 10-4

182: Brian Ramos (Perham) over Thad Schlauderaff (DL) win by Fall 3:21

195: Blaine Henderson (DL) over Gordon Enyart (Perham) win by Fall 4:00

220: Jeffrey Moen (DL) over Aaron Burr (Perham) win by Decision 6-2

285: Andreas Barnett (DL) over Reece Wilprecht (Perham) win by Fall 0:24

Perham 43, Moorhead 31

106: Chandler Mickelson (PER) over Dane Ellingsberg (MHD) (Fall 1:44)

113: Johnny Ramos (PER) over Colton Vallager (MHD) (Fall 2:08)

120: Lee Ellingsberg (MHD) over Levi Kruzel (PER) (Fall 3:14)

126: Evan Fankhanel (MHD) over Kaden Feldt (PER) (Maj Dec 19-5)

132: Arzheen Shahin (MHD) over Gareth Covington (PER) (Fall 0:23)

145: Zach Fankhanel (MHD) over Jacob McCleary (PER) (Dec 8-6)

152: Jack Fudge (PER) over Abraham Dino (MHD) (Fall 0:43)

160: Haakon Peterson (MHD) over (PER) (For.)

170: Jack Newcomb (MHD) over Hudson Hackel (PER) (Fall 3:21)

182: Brian Ramos (PER) over Ashtan Larry (MHD) (Fall 0:34)

195: Gordon Enyart (PER) over Jackson Gotta (MHD) (Dec 7-1)

220: Aaron Burr (PER) over Jack Greelis (MHD) (Fall 0:46)

285: Reece Willprecht (PER) over Jaydon Coley (MHD) (Fall 2:00)

Detroit Lakes 60, Moorhead 13

106: Dane Ellingsberg (MHD) over Jared Ohm (DL) win by Major 11-3

113: Izaiah Vargas (DL) over Nolan Giddings (MHD) win by Decision 6-0

120: Lee Ellingsberg (MHD) over Leroy LaCrosse (DL) win by Fall 5:26

126: Tyson Ullyott (DL) over Evan Fankhanel win by Fall 5:45

132: Arzheen Shanin (MHD) over Carsen Wold (DL) win by Decision 10-4

138: Bradly Swiers (DL) over Will Borud (MHD) win by Fall 0:39

145: Cade Jackson (DL ) over Zack Fankhanel (MHD) win by Fall 1:25

152: Brody Ullyott (DL) over AJ Dimo (MHD) win by Fall 5:06

160: Garett Nelson (DL) over Haakun Peterson (MHD) win by Fall 3:09

170: Thad Schlauderaff (DL) over Jack Newcomb (MHD) win by Decision 15-11

182: Cale Abraham (DL) over Ashton Larry (MHD) win by Fall 5:47

195: Blaine Henderson (DL) over Jackson Gotta (MHD) win by Fall 5:57

220: Jeffrey Moen (DL) over Jack Gullas (MHD) win by Fall 1:44

285: Andreas Barnett (DL) over Jayden Coley (MHD) win by Fall 2:00

Robert Williams has been a sports editor for Forum Communications in Perham and Detroit Lakes since 2011.
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