Wrestling: Ridgewater College names new co-head coaches, both with area ties, to lead the program

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Jul. 21—WILLMAR — Travis Deegan and Logan Peterson have been named co-head coaches for the Ridgewater College wrestling team, the school announced Wednesday.

Deegan was an assistant to former head coach Joey Brown, who left the program after the 2021-22 season.

Deegan is a former Ridgewater wrestler and former Willmar Cardinal who participated in football and wrestling in high school.

At Ridgewater, he helped lead the Warriors to the Minnesota Collegiate Athletic Conference championship during the 2015-16 season. He has a bachelor's degree from Concordia College in Moorhead and lives in Willmar, according to a Ridgewater College release.

Peterson has a bachelor's degree from South Dakota State University, where he was a team captain and a camp counselor at the Jackrabbit Wrestling Camp. He also has a master's degree from Cleveland State University in Ohio, where he helped coach. He lives in Lake Lillian. He's an Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City graduate who earned All-Big Conference academic honors at SDSU.

"We are very excited to have such a qualified and knowledgeable duo interested in working together to lead our program to build on our previous wrestling success stories," Heidi Olson, Ridgewater's dean of students, said in a statement.

"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," Olson said.