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Perham defeats Panthers

Park Rapids' John Kyllonen controlled Perham's Gio Garcia during their 182-pound match Tuesday night.1 / 2
Park Rapids' Luke Weaver controlled Perham's Patrick Glynn during their 160-pound match Tuesday night.2 / 2

Perham used six pins and three forfeits to hand the Park Rapids wrestling team a 60-13 setback Tuesday night at the Century School gym.

Tanner Eischens gave the Panthers a 4-0 lead with a 17-5 major decision at 106 pounds. Eischens used three takedowns and a nearfall to build a 9-3 lead after the first period before a pair of takedowns in both the second and third periods sealed the win.

Perham won the next four matches to build a 21-4 lead before Ben Baumgartner posted a 12-6 minor decision at 138. Baumgartner, who is rated No. 5 at 132 in the latest state Class AA poll, used a pair of takedowns and a nearfall in the first period for a 6-2 lead before three more takedowns in the second period provided a 12-4 advantage.

Two forfeits, a pin and a minor decision pushed the Yellowjackets' advantage to 42-7 before John Kyllonen's pin at 182 concluded the scoring for Park Rapids. Kyllonen trailed 6-3 before a takedown in the second period set up a pin at the 3:24 mark.

Perham, which is rated No. 12 in the state Class AA poll, ended the match with pins in the final three bouts. The win lifted Perham to 7-3 in dual meets while the Panthers fell to 1-6.

Perham 60, Park Rapids 13

106: Tanner Eischens, PR, major decision over Pat Johnson 17-5. 113: Sam Pirrotta, P, pinned Jared Sunram 5:15. 120: Chase Curtis, P, minor decision over Nolan Booge10-4. 126: Tyler Fudge, P, won by forfeit. 132: Josh Germolus, P, pinned Logan Johnson 1:26. 138: Ben Baumgartner, PR, minor decision over Josh Werner 12-6. 145: Luke Sailer, P, won by forfeit. 152: Brady Sazama, P, pinned Justin Dravis :41. 160: Patrick Glynn, P, minor decision over Luke Weaver 6-4. 170: William Parks, P, won by forfeit. 182: John Kyllonen, PR, pinned Gio Garcia 3:24. 195: Jesse Klatt, P, pinned Chris Shaw 1:49. 220: Cody Nyland, P, pinned Trai Schmidt :18. 285: Jesse Bucholz, P, pinned Chris Baxter 3:04.