Superior's Regner wins HON wrestling titleLadysmith wins team title
CUMBERLAND — The Ladysmith Lumberjacks claimed six champions Saturday, cruising on to first place at the Heart O’North Conference Wrestling Meet. Ladysmith posted a 220, well ahead of second-place Cumberland at 172. Third went to Barron at 158 while Bloomer had a 153.3 and Chetek-Weyerhaeuser a 152.
The Superior High School Spartans finished seventh and the Northwestern Tigers were ninth.
Superior’s top finisher was Ben Regner, who finished in first place at 215 pounds.
William Pedersen was Northwestern’s top wrestler, finishing in second place at 171 pounds.
Up next for the Spartans and Tigers are WIAA regional meets on Saturday. Superior will compete at New Richmond while Northwestern will host the Division 2, Section 1 regional.
Ladysmith, 220; Cumberland, 172; Barron, 158; Bloomer, 153.5; Chetek-Weyerhauser-Prairie Farm, 152; Hayward, 103.5; Superior, 99; Spooner, 81; Northwestern, 35.
Jake Jaques (119 pounds): fourth place with 10 points. Won 11-8 decision over Michael Place (Spooner); pinned by John Sherwood (Cumb.), 2:51; won 6-5 decision over Matt Ollinger (Ladysmith); pinned by Andrew Metheny (Barron), 0:54.
Tom Naughton (125): third place with 16 team points. Pinned Trevor Newton (Bloomer), 3:23; lost 12-0 major decision to Denver Quenette (Spooner); pinned Ed Watts (Cumberland), 4:30; won 10-7 decision over Matt Gordon (Barron).
Taavi Mattson (130): pinned by Ray Ellsworth (Chetek-Weyerhauser-Prairie Farm), 1:03; pinned by Zach Bischof (Cumb.); 1:31.
Nick Kirchoff (135): third place with 14 points. Pinned Mitchell Johnson (Bloomer), 1:29; lost 9-6 decision to Ray Hatzenbeller (Cumb.); won 10-3 decision over Joel Sinclair (Barron); won 3-1 decision over Frankie Padilla (Spooner).
Brett Murray (140): pinned by Beau Bergstrom (Cumb.), 1:46; pinned by Lucas Cain (Hayward), 1:13.
Zach Dominguez (145): sixth place with six points. Lost 16-8 major decision to Brandon Davila (Ladysmith); pinned McGail Rogstad (Hayward), 3:34; lost 6-5 decision to Tanner Zwiefelhofer (C-W-PF); pinned by Chris Ritchie (Cumb.), 1:46.
Billy Regner (152): fourth place with 11 points. Pinned by Damon Feieritag (Cumb.), 0:41; pinned Paul Mashak (C-W-PF), 0:35; won 5-3 decision over Dan Thorgerson (Bloomer); pinned by Joe Winrich (Hayward), 2:23.
Sam Freeman (171): lost 18-9 major decision to Devon Ramelfanger (Cumb.); pinned Jake Benson (C-W-PF), 1:28; pinned by Mark Neta (Spooner), 1:49.
Cam Stanley (189): third place with 14 points. Won 14-7 decision over Wyatt Butkiewicz; pinned by Shaun Robotka (C-W-PF), 5:14; pinned Corey Sager (Cumb.), 5:53; won 5-0 decision over Wyatt Butkiewicz (Hay.), 5-0.
Ben Regner (215): First place with 26 points. Pinned Brianna Anderson (Lady.), 0:58; pinned Austin Egge (Hay.), 5:26; won by injury default over Adam Jacobson (Barron).
Jacob Pearson-Klein (285): Sixth place with three points. Pinned by Chris Balko (Cumb.), 1:34; received a bye; pinned by Jake Moniot (Northwestern), 3:51; lost 13-0 major decision to Cody Lehman (Ladysmith).
Josiah Vik (130): sixth place with five points. Pinned by Patrick Baker (Spooner), 1:20; won 15-6 major decision over Billy Mathison (Hayward); pinned by Mark Becker (Ladysmith), 1:12; pinned by Zach Bischof (Cumb.); 2:49.
Travis Branna (135): ;ost 14-2 major decision to Ray Hatzenbeller (Cumb.); lost 13-10 decision to Mitchell Johnson (Bloomer).
William Pedersen (171): Second place with 18 points. Pinned Jake Benson (C-W-PF), 0:42; won 4-0 decision over Mike Niles (Ladysmith); pinned by Levi Nayes (Bloomer) , 3:25.
Jay Karich (189): lost 10-7 decision to Corey Sager (Cumb.); pinned by Keith Rudesill (Ladysmith), 1:23.
Jake Moniot (285): fourth place with 12 points. Won 3-2 decision over Cody Lehman (Lady.); pinned by Roy Quagon (Hayward), 1:43; pinned Jacob Pearson-Klein (Superior), 3:51; pinned by Brandon Mikyska (C-W-PF), 4:18.