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Jerry Huebsch, Perham, took up running in 1997 and has since gone on to win over 100 medals and plaques in local running, biking and swimming competitions. He also has earned 17 Olympian medals. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Elizabeth Huwe

Perham senior Olympian wins 17 medals in Wyoming Senior Olympics

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What started 17 years ago as a challenge amongst brothers has led a Perham man to become a serious contender in sporting competitions around the state and beyond.


It was 1997 when one of Jerry Huebsch’s six brothers decided all seven of them should try running in Lake Country Gardens’ Otter Tail Lake Chase.

“Well, I hadn’t run in 20 years, and I thought it would be a piece of cake,” Jerry said of the two-mile event.

It wasn’t.

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