Petoskey finishes strong junior season for Warrior wrestlers

Gabe Petoskey

REMUS — It was another big season for Chippewa Hills’ wrestling team and 171-pound junior wrestler Gabe Petoskey was among the many reasons why.

Petoskey was 37-15 overall and third in the CSAA Conference Tournament, first in individual district, second in individual regional and also a state qualifier.

It was his first year of varsity wrestling.

“It’s gone pretty good,” he said. “I have a good drill partner this year and the team is looking really good.”

Petoskey was seeded third going into the district.

“I wasn’t very surprised because I knew I had the ability (to win it),” he said. “In my finals match, I had lost to the guy earlier in the season 4-2. I knew it would be good match either way. I had to keep my head on right and make good moves. Shots and headlocks scores for me.”

The Warriors won another CSAA, district and regional title and finished as a state semifinalist.

Petoskey expects to be a key wrestler again for the Warriors next year.

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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