Jonas Anderson works the arm of a Juneau opponent Saturday, October 23, 2021. (Joe Viechnicki/KFSK)

Petersburg High School’s wrestling team kicked off its 2021 season at home taking on wrestlers from Juneau, Ketchikan and Haines last Friday and Saturday. The young team is coached this year by a couple of alumni, head coach James Valentine and assistant Mike Corl. Joe Viechnicki spoke with Valentine about his team and the start of the season.

The team is on the road for the rest of the season, this week heading to Haines.

Deirdre Toyomura rides a Ketchikan opponent Saturday. (Joe Viechnicki/KFSK)

Wyatt Litster tries to pin a Juneau opponent Saturday. (Joe Viechnicki/KFSK)

Kyle Biggers looks for an opening against a Ketchikan wrestler Saturday. (Joe Viechnicki/KFSK)