Lowry wrestlers Kole Mattson (left) and Anthony Peterson.
Lowry wrestlers Kole Mattson (left) and Anthony Peterson.
One of the last Nevada high school sports to be completed in the spring of 2020 prior to the Covid-19 pandemic was wrestling.

If everything went to plan, there was suppose to be a six-week winter season of wrestling and basketball in January, but restrictions were not lifted and the seasons for the two sports were canceled all together by the NIAA.

That left five Lowry wrestling seniors (Anthony Peterson, Kole Mattson, Isaac Mori, Brett Ferraro) without a season. 

The four were recently honored by Buckaroo wrestling coach John Brooks, as Peterson was finally able to put up his state champion plaque on the board in the wrestling room. 

Peterson won a state championship in 2020 but did not get a chance to defend the title.

“It was just a chance to show them some recognition for what they did for the Lowry wrestling program,” Brooks said. “It was tough not being able to get out there and wrestle. Wrestling and basketball were the only programs not to play.

Peterson was a four-time varsity starter for Lowry. His freshman year he finished third at the regional tournament and fourth at the state championships.

He improved to runner-up finishes at the regional and state championships in his weight class as a sophomore.

He claimed regional and state titles his junior season and was named to the academic all-state team all four years    

Mattson was a regional champion at heavyweight in 2020 and placed fourth at the state championships.

Mori was a three-time varsity starter and was a runner-up in the regional championships in 2020 in his weight class. He also took part in the 2020 state championships.

Ricci was also a three-time varsity starter and was a regional runner-up in 2020, competing in the state championships. 

Ferraro was a starter as a sophomore but missed the 2019-2020 season due to an injury. 

He was looking to come back to finish off his senior season with the Buckaroos.