The Superior High School wrestling team picked up five wins in a 51-25 loss at Ladysmith Thursday, Jan. 17.
The Spartans’ Wyatt Johnson (106 pounds) defeated Elijah Pearson 3-0; Jackson Karren (145) won a 9-0 major decision over Caiden Engel; and Caden Stone (152) pinned Ryan Vollendorf.
Brady Herbst (170) and Darrin Lowney (220) also won by forfeit.
“It was a fun night,” SHS coach Bob Coleman said. “I challenged the guys to take step up tonight and just really compete and that they did. Yes, we got beat by a better team, but we did battle and represent the Spartans with a lot of heart and pride. I’m so proud of these guys.”
The Spartans wrestle Chetek in the Heart O’ North Conference Super Duals at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in Hayward.
Ladysmith 51, Superior 25
106 pounds - Wyatt Johnson, SHS, dec. Elijah Pearson 3-0; 113 - Tyler Dicus, L, dec. Tucker Johnson 10-4; 120 - Zach Kostka, L, won by forfeit; 126 - Derick Vollendorf, L, pinned Aiden Rusk, 4:29; 132 - Trent Vollendorf, L, pinned Joseph Lehto, 2:45; 138 - D.J. Livingston, L, pinned Landon Lathrop, 2:29; 145 - Jackson Karren, SHS, maj. dec. Caiden Engel, 9-0; 152 - Caden Stone, SHS, pinned Ryan Vollendorf, 4:43; 160 - Grant Rydlund, L, pinned Austin Lahr, 2:47; 170 - Brady Herbst, SHS, won by forfeit; 182 - Kyle Nelson, L, pinned Hudson Ojeda, 4:32; 195 - Josh Jenness, L, pinned Lars Root, 1:24; 220 - Darrin Lowney, SHS, won by forfeit; 285 - Wade Stanger, L, pinned Brahden Long, 1:30.
The Spartans finished third at Eau Claire North Thursday, Jan., 24, with 110.01 points.
Reese Deyo finished third all around with a score of 30.925. She was also second on vault (8.5 points) and fourth on beam (8.3).
In JV action, Novalee Flores was second on the bars with a score of 4.6.
Superior will compete in the Rice Lake tournament at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.
The Spartans’ home meet with Eau Claire North on Jan. 24, has been changed to Feb. 8.