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Vikings get the pin again as wrestlers continue improvements


Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire

Petersburg High School's Brandon Ware pins Mt. Edgecumbe's Evelyn Evans in a 195-pound match at the Brandon Pilot Invitational Wrestling Tournament in Juneau.

The wrestling Vikings are continuing to bring in wins, mixing up their rosters and rankings over the weekend at Juneau.

"It was a pretty big meet, but we only brought seven guys - our two captains, John (Brooks) and Bill (Ware), they stayed here," Coach Dan van Swearengen said.

To fill those empty slots, he brought along "a couple of the younger guys," who had been waiting, with varying amounts of patience, for a chance to wrestle more outside competition - and they performed surprisingly well.

Wrestler numbers were about the same as the last tournament, still about 150, though fewer school...

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