Vikings top team in the region at state wrestling tournament
The Petersburg Viking wrestling squad took 9th place in the state tournament in Anchorage last weekend-ahead of every other Southeast team.
"We ended up in a good position," Assistant coach Ed May said. "We're very, very happy with the outcome."
Freshman Buddy Stelmach, wrestling in the 98-pound weight class, placed 4th in the tournament.
"It was pretty fun," Stelmach said. "There were a bunch of other kids up there that were a lot bigger and more experienced."
Stelmach broke his wrist early in the season but went on to place first at the regional tournament in Sitka two weeks ago.