New Ridgewater Wrestling Coaches Bring Strong Backgrounds to the Mat this Fall

WILLMAR, MN – Ridgewater College Warrior wrestlers will have a new pair of coaches for the 2022-23 season. The college just announced the hiring of new co-head coaches Travis Deegan and Logan Peterson.

Deegan served as Ridgewater assistant coach under previous head coach Joey Brown. Deegan helped with the transition after Brown’s resignation and has been the main contact for Warrior wrestlers. His recruiting experience is expected to be an asset and provide familiarity and continuity to both new and returning wrestlers and to the program.

Deegan wrestled as a Ridgewater Warrior on the Minnesota Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC) championship team during the 2015-16 season. He then went on to wrestle and earn his Bachelor of Arts degree in physics from Concordia College in Moorhead. He resides in Willmar and also works for Relco as an automation engineer.

Travis Deegan

Peterson comes to Ridgewater with wrestling experience at South Dakota State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and history. He was team captain and served as a camp counselor for several years at the Jackrabbit Wrestling Camp. He then went on to earn his Master of Arts in Global Interactions-International Relations from Cleveland State University in Ohio and was a volunteer coach with their wrestling program, as well. He resides in Lake Lillian and also works at 3M in Hutchinson as a solution delivery and compounding operator.

Logan Peterson

“We are very excited to have such a qualified and knowledgeable duo interested in working together to lead our program and build on our previous wrestling success stories,” said Heidi Olson, Ridgewater dean of students. “Coach Deegan and Coach Peterson demonstrate the type of energy and commitment that we believe will do great things for our student athletes and our wrestling program.” One of their goals is to develop skills and habits in these young men that will help make them successful in their lives and make them positive influences in their communities.

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