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Jacket wrestlers finish perfect regular season

By John George

The Yellowjacket wrestlers completed their second straight perfect regular season with a 49-14 win at Wadena-Deer Creek Thursday night.

One of the biggest matches of the night came in a loss for Perham. Gavin Bieler had a 9-4 lead over No. 8-A Trey Van Orsdel in the second period before Van Orsdel turned Biegler on his back for a pin in 3:23.

Mac Stoll and Casey Sazama each picked up wins by fall and Jacob Werner and Dwight Jenne each earned tech fall wins.

The win improved the Jackets to 25-0 on the season with Section 8AA playoffs starting Feb. 12. The first two rounds of the South Sub-Section tournament will be held in Little Falls. As the No. 1 seed, Perham will get a bye before wrestling in the quarterfinal round at 7:30 p.m. against the winner between No. 4 Little Falls and No. 5 Detroit Lakes. Little Falls and Detroit Lakes will face-off at 6 p.m.

In the other half of the bracket, No. 3 Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus will take on No. 6 Park Rapids at 6 p.m. in Little Falls with the winner going against No. 2 Fergus Falls at 7:30 p.m.

The Section 8AA semifinals will be wrestled off in Detroit Lakes on Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. with the championship scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Detroit Lakes High School.

Thursday, February 7

Perham 49, Wadena-Deer Creek 14

103--Andrew Gorentz (P) def. Steffen, 8-5

112--Isaac Werner (P) def., 12-4

119--Jacob Werner (P) def. Rudy, TF 19-6

125--Sam Warne (P) def. Wegscheid, 12-5

130--Hagen (WDC) def. Joe Berns, 4-2

135--Barry Nelson (P) def. Wegscheid, 10-1

140--Dwight Jenne (P) def. Monson, TF 19-4

145--Van Orsdal (WDC) def. Gavin Biegler, fall 3:23

152--Charlie Schmitz (P), W-FF

160--Sam Meyer (P) def. Revering, 15-4

171--Mac Stoll (P) def. Lustilla, fall 3:31

189--Wegscheid (WDC) def. Ben Brill, TF

215--Casey Sazama (P) def. Sweere, fall 3:42

HWT--Jesse Hein (P) def. Lustilla, 15-6