Familiar faces return to PHS wrestling team


October 13, 2022

Chris Basinger / Petersburg Pilot

Back row, from left: Angus Olsen, Aiden Gumz, Kaden Duke, Kyle Biggers, Eric Edwards, Wyatt Litster, and Harley Dunbar. Front row: DD Toyomura, Thomas Terwilliger, Kate Thompson, Aiden Cotta, and Lakell Deinhardt. Not pictured: Marcus Anderson, Jonas Anderson, Head Coach James Valentine, Assistant Coach Mike Corl, and Assistant Coach Teagan Schwartz.

The Petersburg High School wrestling team has been tackling and grappling on the mats for the past three weeks as they ramp up for their first tournament of the season.

The team, made up of 12 students, features a core group from last year's team who have returned for another year in the ring including seniors Kyle Biggers, DD Toyomura, and Wyatt Litster.

Head Coach James Valentine and Assistant Coach Mike Corl are also entering their second year of coaching.

Valentine said the team's training has been quickly progressing as they build on the basics they learned last year.

"Because this is yea...

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