Underdog Perham Boys Voted Greatest MN Boys XC of All-Time

From left to right: Billy Beseman, Jakob McCleary, Brandon O'Hara, and Keeghan Hurley


After a month of voting and all the upsets imaginable, the Perham boys have been voted as the champion in our Greatest Minnesota boys cross country school of all-time bracket contest. Ten of thousands of votes have gotten us to this point and now we can revel in the success of Perham's continued domination in Minnesota. 

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Voting comprised of four rounds and Perham upset numerous teams as seen below:

Round 1Perham - 64.32%vs.Stillwater - 35.68%
Round 2Perham - 98.33%vs.Burnsville - 1.67%
Semi-FinalsPerham - 74.15%vs.Eden Prairie - 25.85%
FinalPerham - 72.14%vs.Two Rivers - 27.86%

En route to the title they defeated the #2 seed in Stillwater, the #10 seed in Burnsville, the #6 seed in Eden Prairie, and the #16 seed in Two Rivers. Overall they received 26,000+ votes en route to yet another title for the Class A powerhouse. 

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See the final boys bracket below:

The boys team for Perham consisted of Keeghan Hurley, Jakob McCleary, Billy Beseman, Kevin Lachowitzer, and Brandon O'Hara. Their average 5K time of 15:43.20 got them the #15 seed just ahead of Two Rivers. 

#15 Seed - Perham

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AVERAGE TIME: 15:43.20

The Perham boys above have combined for three individual state cross country titles (Jakob McCleary 2021, Kevin Lachowitzer 2006, and Keeghan Hurley 2013), and have been scorers for a state-winning team for Perham in 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, and 2019.