Frazee improves to 17-5 with two weeks remaining in regular season

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Jake Nagel inches closer to a pin during his 160 lbs. match in Perham on Friday night. The Hornets defeated the Yellowjackets in the dual to improve to 17-5 on the season.

By Chad Koenen


The Frazee Hornets won their eighth straight dual and improved to 17-5 on the season with five wins in four days last week.

Tyler Moe picked up a pin over Johnny Ramos of Perham at the 1:49 mark of their 152 lbs. match.

After sweeping a pair of triangulars against United North Central and Crookston on Tuesday night, the Hornets traveled to Wadena-Deer Creek and swept the Wolverines and Barnesville on Thursday.

One of the highlights of the week came on Friday night when the Hornets defeated Highway 10 and Heart O’ Lakes Conference rival Perham by a 35-30 score on the road. 

The Hornets are currently leading the Section 8A standings with a record of 17-5 overall as they head into their final two weeks of the regular season.

This week the Hornets will host a triangular with Park Rapids Area and Fosston/Bagley on Thursday night.

Liam Hamm secured a major decision over Dresden Wegscheid at 113 lbs. on Friday night.

The Hornets are currently ranked 10th in the state and are the only team in Section 8A with that honor. 

Individually four Hornets are ranked in the top 10 with Cash Osterman ranked 10th at 106 lbs., Tyler Moe ranked 10th at 152 lbs., Jake Nagel ranked third at 160 lbs. and Preston Mayfield ranked 10th at 170 lbs. 


Just as they have almost all season long, the Frazee Hornets dominated the middle to upper weights to pick up a pair of wins in a triangular on Tuesday night. 

In the opening match of the night, the Hornets picked up a pair of key pins at 106 by Cash Osterman at 106 lbs. and Blake Sonnenberg at 120 lbs. to take an early lead over United North Central by a score of 6-1. 

Cash Osterman continued his hot stretch with a pin at 106 lbs.

Cade Nagel won by a tech fall at 132 lbs. and Bailey Peichel made the score 23-6 when they secured a tech fall and pin at 132 lbs. and 138 lbs. respectively. 

The Hornets also secured pins from Jake Nagel at 160 lbs. and Xander Kohler at 285 lbs, while Preston Mayfield secured a major decision and Daniel Graham won a close 3-2 decision at 195 lbs. 

In their final match of the night, the Hornets picked up a pair of pins by Osterman and Liam Hamm at 106 lbs. and 113 lbs. respectively and won six of the final seven matches of the night to come away with a 48-23 win over Crookston. 

Frazee 42, UNC 23

106: Cash Osterman  (Frazee) over Mauricio Arriaga (United North Central Warriors) Fall 1:55

Josh Mellema rides Carson Byer of Perham during their close 8-6 decision at 145 lbs. Byer was able to win the match for Perham.

113: Evin Trudeau (United North Central Warriors) over Liam Hamm (Frazee) Decision 6-1

120: Blake Sonnenberg (Frazee) over Chris Goodrich (United North Central Warriors) Fall 0:41

126: Gavyn Hluncy (United North Central Warriors) over Brady Borah (Frazee) Decision 9-3

132: Cade Nagel (Frazee) over Lucas Perala (United North Central Warriors) Tech Fall 15-0

138: Bailey Peichel (Frazee) over Casey Weiland (United North Central Warriors) Fall 3:30

145: Ethan Bowman (United North Central Warriors) over Josh Mellema (Frazee) Tech Fall 17-2

152: Carter Coauette (United North Central Warriors) over Tyler Moe (Frazee) Decision 3-1

160: Jake Nagel (Frazee) over Jose Arriaga (United North Central Warriors) Fall 0:55

170: United North Central Warriors won by forfeit

182: Preston Mayfield (Frazee) over Hunter Knutson (United North Central Warriors) Maj Dec 10-2

195: Daniel Graham (Frazee) over Hunter Kresl (United North Central Warriors) Decision 3-2

220: Ethan Boll (United North Central Warriors) over Derek Zitzow (Frazee) Fall 0:51

285: Xander Kohler (Frazee) over Riley Helgeson (United North Central Warriors) Fall 0:23

Frazee 48 Crookston 23

106: Cash Osterman (Frazee) over Levi Olson (Crookston) Fall 5:33

113: Liam Hamm (Frazee) over Rhett Anderson (Crookston) Fall 3:31

120: Conrad Koll (Crookston) over Blake Sonnenberg (Frazee) Fall 5:09

126: Zach Hendrickson (Crookston) over Brady Borah (Frazee) Fall 2:24

132: Aaron Lake (Crookston) over Cade Nagel (Frazee) Maj Dec 12-1

138: Bailey Peichel (Frazee) over Wyatt Olson (Crookston) Decision 4-3

145: Hank Tellers (Crookston) over Josh Mellema (Frazee) Maj Dec 12-0

152: Tyler Moe (Frazee) over Forfeit (Crookston)

160: Jake Nagel (Frazee) over Forfeit (Crookston)

170: Max Rue (Frazee) over Aiden Olmsted (Crookston) Fall 1:53

182: Preston Mayfield (Frazee) over Eli Roiko (Crookston) Fall 1:11

195: Jack Graham (Frazee) over Forfeit (Crookston)

220: Daniel Graham (Frazee) over Ryan Peterson (Crookston) Decision 10-4

285: Marcus Peterson (Crookston) over Xander Kohler (Frazee) Decision 8-3


Frazee made quick work of Wadena-Deer Creek and Barnesville in a triangular in Wadena on Thursday night. The Hornets won 10 matches by forfeit and cruised to a 67-9 win over the Wolverines and a 66-17 win over the Trojans. 

Frazee 67 Wadena-Deer Creek 9

106: Cash Osterman (Frazee) over Gage Mallak (WDC) (Fall 1:46)

113: Liam Hamm (Frazee) over Hudson Schultz (WDC) (MD 8-0)

120: James Seelhammer (WDC) over Blake Sonnenberg (Frazee) (Dec 3-0)

126: Brady Borah (Frazee) over (WDC) (For.)

132: Mason Wilkowski (Frazee) over Gideon Pinnella (WDC) (Dec 7-0)

138: Bailey Peichel (Frazee) over Jaydyn Kenney (WDC) (Fall 0:41)

145: Josh Mellema (Frazee) over Madelyn Gallant (WDC) (Fall 0:38)

152: Tyler Mow (Frazee) over (WDC) (For.)

160: Jake Nagel (Frazee) over Ettore Pinnella (WDC) (Fall 4:53)

170: Preston Mayfield (Frazee) over Grant Seelhammer (WDC) (Fall 3:12)

182: Max Rue (Frazee) over Brandon Wheeler (WDC) (Fall 0:57)

195: Koby Endres (WDC) over Weston Mickelson (Frazee) (Fall 2:56)

220: Derek Zitzow (Frazee) over Brett Reinke (WDC) (Fall 0:39)

285: Xander Kohler (Frazee) over (WDC) (For.)

Frazee 66 Barnesville 17

106: Cash Osterman (Frazee) over (Barnesville) (For.)

113: Liam Hamm (Frazee) over (Barnesville) (For.)

120: Blake Sonnenberg (Frazee) over (Barnesville) (For.)

126: Brady Borah (Frazee) over (Barnesville) (For.)

132: Ayden Hauck (Barnesville) over Mason Wilkowski (Frazee) (TF 17-1 4:39)

138: Bailey Peichel (Frazee) over Asher O`Brien (Barnesville) (Fall 3:53)

145: Josh Mellema (Frazee) over (Barnesville) (For.)

152: Tyler Moe (Frazee) over (Barnesville) (For.)

160: Jake Nagel (Frazee) over Hunter Blilie (Barnesville) (Fall 1:44)

170: Preston Mayfield (Frazee) over Cameron Halverson (Barnesville) (Fall 0:55)

182: Max Rue (Frazee) over (Barnesville) (For.)

195: Jonny Robideau (Barnesville) over Weston Mickelson (Frazee) (Fall 4:51)

220: Jordan Kroll (Barnesville) over Derek Zitzow (Frazee) (Fall 2:23)

285: Xander Kohler (Frazee) over Tim Wells (Barnesville) (Fall 1:08)


For most of the season the Hornets have dominated the middle to upper weight classes on their way to 17 wins so far this year. On Friday night the Hornets flipped the script a bit as they jumped out to a commanding 35-12 lead over Perham following a Preston Mayfield pin at 170 lbs., before holding on to a late charge by the Yellowjackets for a 35-30 win. 

Cash Osterman wasted little time to get the Hornets on the scoreboard as he picked up a first period fall over Dresden Wegscheid at 106 lbs. Liam Hamm followed with a major decision at 113 lbs., before the Yellowjackets picked up a pin and decision of their own to make the score 10-9 in favor of Frazee.

That’s when the Hornets went on a bit of a run as Cade Nagel won by a pin late in the second period at 132 lbs. and Bailey Peichel won a critical 5-4 decision at 138 lbs. to make the score 19-9 in favor of Frazee. 

Following an 8-6 decision for Carson Byer of Perham at 145 lbs., Tyler Moe won by a pin at 152 lbs., Jake Nagel won by a major decision at 160 lbs. and Mayfield picked up a pin in just 16 seconds at 170 lbs. to give the Hornets a commanding lead. 

Perham won the next five matches, but it wasn’t enough as Frazee held on for a 35-30 win. 

Frazee 35 Perham 30

106: Cash Osterman (Frazee) over Dresden Wegschied(Perham) Fall 0:49

113: Liam Hamm (Frazee) over Dresden Wegschied (Perham) Maj Dec 15-3

120: Isaac Adams (Perham) over Blake Sonnenberg (Frazee) Fall 5:53

126: Tiegan Detloff (Perham) over Brady Borah (Frazee) Decision 8-3

132: Cade Nagel (Frazee) over Nick Peters (Perham) Fall 4:00

138: Bailey Peichel (Frazee) over Chandler Mickelson (Perham) Decision 5-4

145: Carson Byer (Perham) over Josh Mellema (Frazee) Decision 8-6

152: Tyler Moe (Frazee) over Johnny Ramos (Perham) Fall 1:49

160: Jake Nagel (Frazee) over Kaden Feldt (Perham) Maj Dec 15-1

170: Preston Mayfield (Frazee) over Trystan Larson (Perham) Fall 0:16

182: Braylon Rach (Perham) over Max Rue (Frazee) Tech Fall 24-9

195: Hudson Hackel (Perham) over Daniel Graham(Frazee) Maj Dec 8-0

220: Rorey Lidquist (Perham) over Derek Zitzow (Frazee) Fall 1:47

285: Jaxen Vetsch (Perham) over Xander Kohler (Frazee) Decision 11-4