Bogojevic wins regional title; 3 other Spartans also advance to sectionalsRegner, Naughton and Kirchoff also advance to Saturday's sectional meet in Merrill
Superior High School’s Nikola (Niko) Bogojevic improved to 41-0 this season with a 9-3 decision over Robert Stasney of Eau Claire Memorial in the final of the 285-pound division at a Division 1 regional meet in River Falls.
Bogojevic, ranked No. 1 in Wisconsin, also pinned River Falls’ Nick Johnson in 1:16 to advance to Saturday’s WIAA Division 1 Sectional Meet in Merrill.
Also advancing to the sectional meet from Superior are Ben Regner, who was third at 215 pounds; Tom Naughton, fourth at 112; and Nick Kirchoff, fourth at 119.
Hudson won the team title with 231 points. Superior was sixth with 72 points.
The top two finishers at Saturday’s sectional will advance to the WIAA State Tournament Feb. 25-27 in Madison.
WIAA Division 1 Regional
At River Falls
Hudson, 231; 2. Chippewa Falls, 178.5; 3. River Falls, 177.5; 4. New Richmond, 157.5; 5. Eau Claire Memorial, 155; 6. Superior, 72; 7. Menomonie, 68.5; 8. Eau Claire North, 37.5.
Superior’s Individual Results
285 — Nikola Bogojevic, first place with 24 team points; received a bye; pinned Nick Johnson (River Falls), 1:16; won 9-3 decision over Robert Stasney (Eau Claire Memorial).
112 — Tom Naughton, fourth place with 11 points: pinned John Greening (New Richmond), 2:55; pinned by Izzy Balsiger (CF), 1:16; pinned by Peter Wolff (River Falls), 0:54; won 15-11 decision over Alex Pernsteiner (ECM).
119 — Nick Kirchoff, fourth place with 11 points: pinned Nick Nelson (H), 2:34; pinned by Logan Cudd (RF), 1:14; lost 6-2 decision to Andy Snider (CF); won by rule over Nelson (H).
125 — Tim Motschman, sixth place with three points: lost 9-2 decision to Giordan Leek (ECN); won 17-13 decision over Connor Gregg (M); lost 17-4 major decision to MacKinzie Nutzmann (CF).
140 — Zach Dominguez, sixth place with three points: lost 7-2 decision to Tim Baker (ECN); received a bye; lost 8-2 decision to Niles Helsper (ECM).
152 — Jimmy Lamoreaux, sixth place with three points: pinned by Eric Peissig (M), 1:37; won 7-0 decision over Matt Young (CF); lost 8-7 decision to Cole Rebhan (NR).
171 — Jerry Farmer: pinned by Grant Nelson (NR), 3:52; pinned by Andrew Kim (ECN), 1:58.
189 — Cam Stanley, sixth place with five points: pinned by Tyson Bystrom (RR), 1:01; pinned Dennis Franko (CM), 3:49; pinned by Jorden Aufderhar (NR)0, 3:23.
215 — Ben Regner, third place with 12: won 6-2 decision over Jason Johnson (NR); lost 12-2 decision to Grant Schindler (CF); won 1-2 in overtime over Matt Linehan (RR); lost by rule to Schindler (CF).