DENVER — Wrestlers like Andrew Erickson are the reason why Chatfield Senior High wrestling coach Paul Peronard coaches. Seeing somebody such as Erickson, a senior who had never wrestled before he came to Chatfield, put the work in, despite injury after injury, and finally get to the 5A state tournament is fulfilling.
“Andrew is a hard worker. He’s a kid who walked out and wrestled his first wrestling match as a ninth-grader. He had no youth experience, (but) he’s come a long way,” Peronard said.