Remembering Jerry Peterson: W-M’s wrestling ultimate superfan

WATERTOWN – The term superfan gets thrown around a lot surrounding high school athletic teams. For Jerry Peterson, he was the definition of a super fan. He didn’t just earn it. He lived it.

“He’s just always at wrestling,” Royals coach Kurt Becker said. “He’s what you would call a wrestling superfan. He doesn’t miss a match. Even this year, he was able to get in. He never missed our wrestling matches. He’s only missed one state wrestling tournament since he was in high school.”

While COVID-19 guidelines kept Jerry at home for some matches this season, that didn’t stop his enthusiasm one bit. At home, he would have everything ready with multiple screens to take in all the action as wrestling has always been his love.

“Even this year, he had to watch a few from home with tickets being just two per kid,” Becker said. “They were talking about how he had the full rosters out in front of him, the rankings on one computer screen and the match going on another screen. As his wife would say, wrestling came first and I came second. There were many Valentine’s Day dates at wrestling matches for those two.” Continue reading at →