Petersburg hosts wrestling season opener


Shelly Pope

Petersburg Viking wrestler John Brooks finished in third place at the home tournament Oct. 13. Brooks is shown here pinning his opponent Douglas Palacios of Mt. Edgecumbe for the win in the match.

Petersburg had its first wrestling tournament in over a year Oct. 12. The Vikings have ten wrestlers on the team including 98 pound sophomore D. J. Toyomura, who finished the weekend with a 4 and 0 record. In his first tournament championship, Toyomura was matched with first seed Wrangell opponent Curtis Wimberly and Toyomura won. He was then matched with Craig wrestler Seth Packer for another win. With a forfeit in the championship round, Toyomura bested the five wrestlers in his 98 to 106 pound weight class.

“With the small number of grapplers in the 98 to 106 weight class,” Head Coac...

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