New co-coaches take the reins at Ridgewater

Deegan, Peterson lead a Warriors squad with three returning national qualifiers

WILLMAR — Combining their college wrestling experience, first-year co-head coaches Travis Deegan and Logan Peterson hope to keep Ridgewater wrestling trending upward.

Deegan was an assistant coach last season under Joey Brown. A 2015 Willmar High School grad, Deegan wrestled at Ridgewater in 2015-16 before transferring to Concordia-Moorhead for three seasons.

Peterson won the 2014 Class A 152-pound championship his senior year at Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City. He went on to wrestle five years at South Dakota State University. Peterson was also a volunteer wrestling coach at Cleveland State University in Ohio while earning his master’s degree. When he came back to the area, the Lake Lillian native was a volunteer coach at Hutchinson High School.

So far, the duo has been encouraged by the 13 wrestlers in the Warriors’ room as they prepare for the 2022-23 season. Continue reading at →

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