Perry wrestlers upended twice Thursday

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Perry's Kaleb Olejniczak works to control Panorama's Danny Nordquist in the 126-pound semifinal at the Perry Invite last season. The annual event returns to the PHS gym Saturday.

CRESTON — Winterset handed Perry a 57-12 setback, with host Creston/Orient-Macksburg posting a 54-26 win over the Bluejays in a triangular Thursday. Winterset was a 40-33 winner over C/O-M in the other dual.

Three Perry matmen — Cole Nelson (106 pounds), Kaleb Olejniczak (138) and Cole Snyder (182) collected wins in both of their matches.

Nelson recorded pins for both of his victories, with Snyder recording a pin before collecting a win in sudden victory I.

Olejniczak won by technical fall against C/O-M and then drew Winterset junior Kruise Kiburz, who stepped up from 132, where he is ranked third. Ranked second at 138, Olejniczak defended his position, scoring a 6-3 win in a solid test.

Also earning wins for Perry were Justin Stammer (152) and Bryan Funez (145), both of who won against the hosts. Stammer earned six team points for a pin, with Funez adding three to the team total with a win by decision.

Others competing for the Bluejays were Riece Graham (113), Tanner Burgin (120), Alex Fickbohm (126), Jacob Nelson (132), Erick Funez (160), Jered Narber (170) and Sebastian Hernandez (220). Perry left the 195 and 285 weight classes open against both opponents.

Perry will resume action Saturday when they host 17 teams for the annual Perry Invitational. Carlisle, Carroll, Des Moines East, Des Moines North/Hoover, Dowling Catholic, Eagle Grove, Logan-Magnolia, Panorama, Saydel, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, South Hamilton, Van Meter/Earlham, Webster City, West Delaware, West Marshall and Woodward-Granger will all send contingents to the event.

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