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Youth Wrestlers Meet Olympic Gold Medalist


February 1, 2020

submitted by Coach Mack

I don't imagine many of you could name the winner of the 82 kg freestyle gold medal at the Montreal Olympic games in 1976? Well, that medal belongs to a man by the name of John Peterson. He's also the owner of the 1972 Munich Olympic silver medal in the same weight class. John doesn't come across as anyone but a normal person, but the fact of the matter is that he's far from your average person. Our Roseau youth wrestlers were fortunate to have John visit this last Monday's practices.

John shared his stories and experiences in the sport of wrestling with the...

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