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 wctrib.com →

The Guillotine – November 3, 2022

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Warriors Are Looking To Do Some Great Things

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.

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