Spotlight shines on Vikings in home wrestling meet


December 8, 2022

Chris Basinger / Petersburg Pilot

Kaden Duke prepares to pin his opponent shortly before winning his spotlight match.

The Petersburg High School gym was packed last weekend for the Viking Rumble, Petersburg's home wrestling meet, which saw over 100 students from across Southeast test their mettle on the mat.

Wrestlers competed in a round robin on Friday and Saturday morning and duals in the afternoon where teams went head to head, pitting wrestlers of each weight class against each other.

The weekend was capped off Saturday evening with a series of thrilling spotlight matches.

Head Coach James Valentine said he thought the meet ran well, but that coaches were playing it safe because it was the last meet be...

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