Niko wins againSuperior High School senior will wrestle for state championship at 6 p.m. Saturday
Superior High School’s Nikola Bogojevic is one win away from a state championship title after winning his third match in two days during the WIAA State Wrestling Tournament, which is taking place at the Kohl Center in Madison.
Bogojevic, a senior, won a 5-1 decision over Kenosha Tremper’s Najee Parker (48-3) Friday night for a berth in the 285-pound championship match against Bill Mitchell of South Milwaukee. Mitchell, also a senior, advanced with a 4-2 overtime win over Evan Knutson of Wausau West.
Saturday’s championship match, which is scheduled for 6 p.m., will be a battle of unbeaten wrestlers. Bogojevic is 47-0, while Mitchell is 18-0.
Bogojevic won two matches on Thursday, pinning Seth Brand of Reedsburg Area in 37 seconds then winning a 5-2 decision over Slinger’s Jake Schall.
Mitchell’s wins on Thursday were a 3-0 decision over Joe Sychner of Badger and a pin of Alex Cochrane of Kettle Moraine in 1:36.
NOTES: Bogojevic, who entered the state tournament ranked No. 1, defeated Knutson, ranked No. 2, in last week’s sectional championship match. … Bogojevic’s pin of Brandt holds the distinction of the fastest pin of the tournament. That was 1 second faster than Wisconsin Rapids sophomore Kasey Einerson’s 38-second pin of Schofield D.C. Everest’s Josh Dupis in their Division 1 quarterfinal at 130.