Nine wrestlers from Petersburg High School helped the team to a fourth place finish at the Bill Weiss tournament last weekend in Ketchikan. Three of the Viking wrestlers reached the finals and could be contending for a regional title next month. Joe Viechnicki spoke with coach Rob Schwartz about some of the highlights.
Also for Petersburg, Teagan Schwartz took third at 113 pounds. Austin Ratliff had three wins and three losses at 120 pounds. Cody Stelmach was also 3-3 on the weekend at 132 pounds. At 152 pounds Nick Hofstad lost to his teammate Billy Ware but then went on to take third at that weight. Ben Zarlengo had one win and three losses at 170 pounds and Brandon Ware had one win and three losses at 195 pounds. The team has two weekends off before heading to Wrangell for the regional tournament the first weekend in December.