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Georgia Archives Match of the Week #5

By Georgia Grappler, 02/07/22, 12:15PM AKST


Peter Yates VT vs. Josh Asper UMD 165lbs 5th Place Match NCAA D1 Wrestling Championship 2012

Georgia Archives Match of the Week #5

Peter Yates vs Josh Asper was a nice rivalry throughout college. As much as they met in the ACC’s, the most important one mattered at the NCAA Tournament for 5th Place back in 2012. Peter came out with the 13-7 victory capitalizing off of two huge moves in the match. I asked Peter about the match and to quote him, “Asper was so F*$#^?! strong”.

Peter is one of the greatest wrestlers we’ve seen in recent years to come out of Georgia. He’s been a huge advocate of giving back as well, having been a figure in the coaching circuit throughout Georgia since graduating from Virginia Tech. He started out as a super stud in youth being one of the most well-known Arturo Holmes products out of TWC. Then he would go on to win three State Championships with a 161-1 career record for Salem High School, having his only loss coming in the State Finals to another All-Time Georgia Great Garrison Goins, who ended his career as a 4x State Champion for Ringgold. (If anybody has the film from that match, please send ASAP). Peter also won the Beast of the East, was an All-American at Fargo, and the Dave Schutz Award winner while in high school. The continuation of his career took place in the likes of Virginia Tech where he become a 4x NCAA Qualifier, 2x ACC Champion, 2x NCAA All-American, and finished second most in Virginia Tech history with 131 career wins. After college, Peter went on to mentor many young wrestlers throughout Georgia. He worked with several different clubs throughout Georgia. However, he finally settled north of Atlanta with his own wrestling club. Teknique Wrestling is his current home where he is producing numerous amounts of studs looking to be the future faces of Georgia Wrestling.


Peter Yates

High School: Salem

College: Virginia Tech

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