The Superior High School wrestling team finished in fourth place in the Heart O’ North Conference Tournament Saturday at Bloomer.
Northwestern won the team title with 179 points. The Spartans had 145 points.
“It was an outstanding team effort,” SHS coach Bob Coleman said. “We had 11 out of the 13 wrestlers place in the top six — that’s outstanding.”
The Spartans were led by Oscar Flaherty and Logan Stone, who went undefeated to win their respective weight classes.
Flaherty (220 pounds) pinned three straight opponents, including Spooner’s Joshua Carroll, to win his third HON title.
“Oscar lost to Carroll in our dual and for the last two weeks we worked on a strategy to beat him and Oscar was very open to make the changes needed,” Coleman said. “We also worked very hard on staying mentally calm and focusing on the things he can control and it all paid off.”
Stone went 3-0 at 152 pounds.
“Logan had a great day,” Coleman said. “This championship was the result of a lot of time in the weight room and his willingness to learn.”
Also for the Spartans, Jack Androsky finished second at 126 pounds; and Caden Stone (138) and Dylan Lowney (285) finished third.
One of Androsky’s wins was over Hayward’s Hunter Rhea, who had beaten him twice earlier this season.
“That was a big win and allowed Jack to finish one place above his No. 3 seed,” Coleman said. “Both Caden and Dylan lost their first-round match but regrouped and battled back. That’s not an easy task, but because of the support of their teammates, and their commitment to the team, they just never quit and battled.”
Up next for Superior is the WIAA Division 1 regional Saturday at New Richmond.
The top four finishers in each weight division will qualify for the sectional tournament Feb. 17 at Wausau West.
Heart O’ North Conference
Saturday, Feb. 3 at Bloomer
- Northwestern, 179.5; 2. Cumberland, 160; 3. Barron, 149; 4. Superior, 145; 5. Ashland, 117; 6. Ladysmith, 112; 7. Chetek-Weyerhaeuser-Prairie Farm, 104.5; 8. Spooner, 89.5; 9. Bloomer/Colfax, 81; 10. Hayward, 68.5.
106 — Wyatt Johnson, sixth place: pinned by Derick Vollendorf (L), 2:28; def. Kyle Jarmusic (CWPF), 12-0; lost MD to Abby Nelson (NW), 14-5; lost to Alex Daniels (S/W)k, 6-1.
113 — Tucker Johnson, sixth place: pinned by Braden Trautt (NW), 3:06; received a bye; pinned by Tyler Dicus (L), 2:41; lost to Julia Cox (Ba), 9-7.
120 — Austin Mills, sixth place: lost to Jayden Windsor (H/N), 6-0; def. Brett Bartels (CWPF), 11-9; pinned by Tjay Ziebarth (NW), 2:34; lost to Gabby Skidmore (Cumb.), 4-0.
126 — Jack Androsky, second place: def. Austin Bauer (Spooner/Webster), MD 15-4; def. Hunter Rhea (H/N), 5-1; lost to Mack George (A), 12-5.
138 — Caden Stone, third place: pinned by Justin Bartlett (Ba.), 4:30; pinned Konur Pasko (Cumb.), 3:31; def. Gage Nelson (CWPF), MD 14-0; pinned Justin Bartlett (Ba.), 3:24.
145 — Brandon McClure, fourth place: pinned Kyle Schmidt (Bl./C), 1:14; lost to Nathan Roach (L), 10-4; pinned Willy Bearskin (A), 1:41; lost to Zach Pooler (NW), 5-1.
152 — Logan Stone, first place: received a bye, def. Isaiah Skidmore (Cumb.), 5-4; pinned Chase Peltier (Ba.), 5:21.
160 — Nathan Anderson, fifth place: pinned by Luke Gregerson (NW), 2:00; pinned Lanze Patrow (CWPF), 0:30; pinned by Bo Nelson (Cumb.), 0:41; pinned Nathon Rosohowski (Bl./C), 0:52.
170 — Joe Carter (DNP): pinned Kyle Nelson (L), 2:43; pinned by Donny Pooler (NW), 4:56; pinned by Tony Candler (Ba.), 4:45.
182 — Lars Root (DNP): pinned by Daniel Chuchwar (CWPF), 1:46; pinned by Milan Monchilovich (Cumb.), 1:22.
195 — Gunnar Gronski, fifth place: pinned by Zach Miller (Ba.), 2:40; pinned Alex Goodlet (NW), 0:40; pinned by Ronnie Snider (H/NWD), 4:12; pinned Zach Miller (Ba.), 1:14.
220 — Oscar Flaherty, first place: pinned Carl Mueller (H/NWD), 0:23; pinned Kole Adams (Cumb.), 3:09; pinned Joshua Carroll (S/W), 1:41.
285 — Dylan Lowney, third place: pinned by Justin Weiss (A), 1:14; pinned Reiley Tolene (H/NWD), 2:04; pinned Hunter Lee (Cumb.), 3:57; pinned Justin Weiss (A), 2:46.