Long wins HON wrestling title; Spartans seventh as a team
The Superior High School Spartans finished seventh in the Heart O’ North Conference Wrestling Tournament Saturday at Ladysmith.
Cumberland won the team championship with 232.5 points. The host Lumberjacks were second with 217 points.
Superior, which finished with 95 points, was led by Nicholas Long, who finished in first place at 106 pounds. Brandon Olson also finished third at 113 pounds, Nathan VanErt (120) and Tyler Lehikoinen (132) both finished fourth, and Ross Kennelly (145), Billy Regner (170) and Joey McDonald (195) all finished fifth.
Up next for the Spartans is the WIAA regional tournament at 10 a.m. Saturday at New Richmond. The top four wrestlers in each weight class will advance to the sectional meet Feb 16 in Marshfield.
HON Conference Wrestling Tournament
Cumberland, 232.5; Ladysmith, 217; Chetek-Weyerhauser-Prairie Farm, 191; Barron, 139; Spooner 117; Hayward, 115; Superior, 95; Bloomer/Colfax, 77; Northwestern, 19.
106—Nicholas Long (11-0), first place with 24 team points: pinned Anthony Wallace (Chetek-Weyerhauser-Prairie Farm), 1:35; pinned Quincy Stephens (Barron), 5:01; def. Dylan Adair (Hayward), 5-2.
113—Brandon Olson (9-2), third place with 18 points: pinned David Pintens (Barron), 0:36; pinned by Michael Peggar (Ladysmith), 0:50; pinned Lucas Graf (Cumberland), 3:40; pinned Pintens (Barron), 1:36.
120—Nathan VanErt, fourth place with 13 points: pinned by Kyle Lehman (Ladysmith), 1:04; pinned Jadin Schwartz (Spooner), 2:31; pinned Chase Riewestahl (CW-PF), 2:36; lost to Lane Deyo (Hayward), 4-2.
126—Levi Day: lost to Carter Fornell (Barron), 6-3; pinned by Anthony Nelson (Ladysmith), 4:14.
132—Tyler Lehikoinen, fourth place with 13: pinned Collin Maiwald (Hayward), 1:15; lost to Bucky Nelson (C-W-PF), 5-1; won major decision over Brandon Jepson (Spooner), 13-2; pinned by Tyler Guski (Barron), 2:29.
138—Emanual Carson: pinned by Jerimiah Churchwar (C-W-PF), 5:38; pinned by Josiah Vik (Northwestern), 4:14.
145—Ross Kennelly, fifth place with 10 points: lost to Cody Fillion (Cumberland), 6-2; pinned Tim Meister (Spooner), 1:43; pinned by Lane Elliott (Barron), 0:41; pinned Jon Thorgerson (Bloomer/Colfax), 2:04.
152—Tony Mohr: lost to Preston Larson (Ladysmith), 8-1; lost to Tim Sandman (Barron), 9-5.
160—Alain Pierre: pinned by Roy Green (Cumberland), 1:08; pinned by Jackson Doller (Northwestern), 1:56.
170—Billy Regner, fifth place with 11: pinned Austin Bones (Spooner), 2:22; pinned by Damen Feiertag (Cumberland), 4:57; pinned by Matt Seames (Barron), 2:11; won by forfeit over Austin Bones (Spooner).
182—Joey Miller: pinned by Lucas Hagberg (Spooner), 3:06; pinned by Eddie DiSera (Hayward), 4:30.
195—Joey McDonald, fifth place with six points: pinned by Austin Egge (Hayward), 0:39; def. Justin Little (Northwestern), 8-2; pinned by Aaron Gustum (C-W-PF), 2:21; def. John Miller (Barron), 8-7.