Wrestlers grapple with difficult circumstances at state


December 21, 2023

Photo courtesy of Lakell Deinhardt

Kaden Duke meets his opponent's charge head on during the ASAA 2023 State Championships in Anchorage last weekend.

With the end of their season in sight, Petersburg High School's wrestling team sent four competitors to state last weekend in Anchorage to grapple against the best in Alaska.

Despite unfortunate bouts of sickness and a field full of tough competition, the PHS wrestlers put up a strong fight, with the team's younger wrestlers showing a lot of promise heading into the new year.

"It was just a tough state tournament for us, you know, only bringing four kids and trying to stay healthy," said head coach James Valentine.

"Ultimately, I'm just proud that they made it, I'm proud that they did wh...

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