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Yellowjackets cruise at Fergus Falls

The Perham wrestling team cruised to its 19th straight dual meet victory when they disposed of Fergus Falls 78-3 on Jan. 11 in Fergus Falls.

The Yellowjackets captured 13 of the 14 matches, winning by fall or forfeit. Blaze Brady, Owen Werner, Ezekiel Pechtel, Jack Fudge, Matthew Bush, Dylan Fudge and Jose Lopez all won by fall.

Gareth Covington, Gabe Bellefeuille, Wyatt Guck, Dawson Kellogg, Zach Peterson and Ty Moser picked up forfeit wins for the Yellowjackets.

The lone win for Fergus Falls came at 285 when Dustin Portales earned a 7-1 decision victory.

The Yellowjackets improve to 19-0 in dual meets and return home for the KLN Super Dual on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 11:30 a.m. The Yellowjackets will host the second-ranked team in Simley at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium. The Yellowjackets enter the contest as the fifth-ranked team in Class AA.

Perham 78, Fergus Falls 3

106: Blaze Brady (PER) def. Chase Rudolph (FF) (Fall 2:23)

113: Owen Werner (PER) def. Caden Olson (FF) (Fall :51)

120: Gareth Covington (PER) wins by forfeit

126: Gabe Bellefeuille (PER) wins by forfeit

132: Ezekiel Pechtel (PER) def. Justin Boyd (FF) (Fall 1:42)

138: Jack Fudge (PER) def. Kaden Hartwell (FF) (Fall 3:19)

145: Matthew Bush (PER) def. Lucas Oliphant (FF) (Fall 5:10)

152: Dylan Fudge (PER) def. Cole Fronning (FF) (Fall :32)

160: Wyatt Guck (PER) wins by forfeit

170: Dawson Kellogg (PER) wins by forfeit

182: Zach Peterson (PER) wins by forfeit

195: Ty Moser (PER) wins by forfeit

220: Jose Lopez (PER) def. Eric Formo (FF) (Fall 3:52)

285: Dustin Portales (FF) def. Colton Kostynick (PER) (Dec. 7-1)

Jason Groth

 Groth is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning Sports Editor of the Perham Focus and the Wadena Pioneer Journal. Groth worked in Grand Rapids as the Sports Director at KOZY/KMFY radio for two years and prior to that he was the Sports Editor/Writer for the Grand Rapids Herald-Review for seven years. 

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