It was a busy week for West Jefferson High School wrestling coach Nick Christopher.
A day after having Roughriders standout Jake Burns sign to wrestle at Adrian College (Mich.) another pair of West Jeff wrestlers signed D-III commitment letter to continue their careers at Otterbein University.
David Staten and Damir Periera both of which earned all league, all-district and qualified for the state tournament in their careers will wrestle at the college level.
Christopher who was there at the beginning and the end of the wrestling careers for all three athletes said he had a feeling early that they’d do big things.
“I first had these guys as freshmen coming in, after that season I knew we had some really special kids in that class and I told them that back then,” Christopher said. “They never disappointed, as years went on, you just saw them continue to grow and get better and better. It was a lot of fun to watch, they all did a great job.”
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