Superior's Long advances to sectional wrestling meet
Nicholas Long was the only Superior High School wrestler to advance to next weekend’s WIAA sectional wrestling meet in Marshfield.
Long improved to 30-7 on the season with a fourth-place finish in the 106-pound weight class at Saturday’s regional meet at New Richmond.
Long defeated Dalton Hutton of Chippewa Falls, lost to Joey Ford of Menomonie, pinned Garrett Hildebrandt of New Richmond and defeat Sam Burns of River Falls in the fourth-place match.
Superior finished in eighth place as a team with 25 points. Menomonie won the team title with 240 points.
The top two wrestlers in each weight division at the sectional tournament advance to the state tournament.
Menomonie 240, Hudson 212.5, New Richmond 160, Chippewa Falls 138, Eau Claire North 118, River Falls 98.5, Eau Claire Memorial 69, Superior 25.
106—Nicholas Long, fourth place with 9 points: def. Dalton Hutton (CF), 12-6; lost to Joey Ford (Menomonie), 9-1; pinned by Garret Hildebrandt (NR), 1:51; def. Sam Burns (RF), 6-2.
120—Nathan VanErt, sixth place with 5 points: pinned by Nick Nelson (Hudson), 2:16; pinned Victor Bennett (ECN), 2:10; lost to Chad Burkart (ECM), 9-2.
126—Levi Day, sixth place with 5 points: pinned by Michael Gauger (CF), 1:54; pinned Brett Watnemoe (ECN), 5:16; pinned by John Greening (NR), 1:31.
132— Tyler Lehikoinen, sixth place with 3 points: lost to Sam Glaser (ECM), 5-0; received a bye; lost to Erik Heil (ECN), 12-3.
145—Ross Kennelly, sixth place with 3 points: lost to Tate Pabst (CF), 8-3; received a bye; lost to Winston Bystrom (RF), 6-2.
152—Tony Mohr: pinned by Matt Schroeder (ECN), 2:50; lost to Cal Johnson (Hudson), 16-4.
160—Alain Pierre: pinned by Deion Sonsalla (ECN), 1:26; pinned by Ryan Tierney (RF), 1:37.
170—Billy Regner: pinned by Hunter Dahlby (ECN),5 :42; pinned by Steven Loew (ECM), 1:45.
182—Joey McDonald: pinned by Derek Schindler (Hudson), 1:34; pinned by Kevin Kern (NR), 1:35.