Perry’s wrestling team finished off their Tuesday night with a pair of wins and only one loss in their second dual this season.
At home the Bluejays successfully defeated both the Montezuma Braves 48-24 and the Ogden Bulldogs 44-33, but fell to the Woodward-Granger Hawks 54-25.
The overall winning record comes as no surprise to Perry head coach Mark Weber who was proud to see how his wrestlers individually and as a team have progressed.
“The guys have been focused in the room each day as well, and their focus on the small details is adding up,” he said after the Nov. 30 Duals at Story City.
In their 24 point victory against the Braves, the Bluejays tallied eight six point wins, albeit most of them came in the form of six forfeits.
Zach Stewart (138) earned the home team their first pinfall win when he defeated Ben Jorgenson 47 seconds into the second period.
It only took Bluejays Jered Narber (152) 11 seconds to record his pinfall victory over Jacob Facile.
It was a tougher win against the Bulldogs. The Bluejays tallied three pinfalls, a technical fall, a decision, and three forfeits.
Alexander Tapia (285) began the competition with a 52 second pinfall win versus Bryant Dutcher.
Fellow Bluejay Kaleb Olejniczak (126) added the team’s second pinfall victory after needing a minute and 12 seconds for his win against Avery McCloud.
Jacob Nelson (132) recorded a 13-6 decision over Wyatt Schellenberg and Stewart earned a 19-4 TF victory over Taylor Engleen.
Perry’s final competitive win of the night against Ogden came from Justin Stammer’s (145) pinfall victory versus Nicolas Macias.
In their loss the Bluejays’ Thompson, Nelson and Stewart each had a pinfall win, Olejniczak won a major decision and Cole Snyder (170) recorded a decision victory.
“There are many guys in the lineup who endured through some beating as young varsity wrestlers, but there are stronger because of it and are being rewarded,” Weber said.
It will be a long road trip for as the squad heads to Council Bluffs this Friday, Dec. 8, for an Invitational.