Petersburg takes five wrestlers to state


The Petersburg Viking Wrestlers traveled to Nikiski for state competition.

DJ Toyomura wrestled in the 98 pound class; Bret Martinsen and John Brooks competed in the 132 pound weight class; Kris Thorsteinson wrestled in the 126 class and Kaleb Simbahon wrestled in the 195 weight class.

“It was a tough first day,” Head Coach Dan VanSwearingen said. “The competition up there is a lot tougher than it is here in the Southeast.”

According to VanSwearingen, two of the Viking wrestlers lost twice in their first two matches, so they were out right away.

“Thorsteinson won his first match...

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