Ridgewater's new coaches are excited and optimistic
By Matt Krumrie
A new coaching staff, several key returnees, and a talented group of freshmen are ready to make their mark on the Ridgewater College wrestling program this season.
Travis Deegan and Logan Peterson will serve as co-head coaches of the Warriors, replacing Joey Brown, who served as head coach for two seasons before stepping down at the end of the 2021-2022 season.
Deegan served as an assistant coach under Brown last season and was also a member of Ridgewater's Minnesota Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC) championship team during the 2015-16 season. Deegan is from Spicer and attended Willmar High School. After Ridgewater, he 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.
Peterson, from Lake Lillian, was a three-time state place winner and state champion for Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City High School before competing at Division I South Dakota State University. He served as team captain and 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 Division I wrestling program. He resides in Lake Lillian and works at 3M in Hutchinson as a solution delivery and compounding operator.