Two members of the Superior High School wrestling team advanced out of the WIAA Division 1 regional Saturday, Feb. 9, at Chippewa Falls.
Wyatt Johnson (106 pounds) and Caden Stone (152) finished second in their weight classes and will now compete in the sectional tournament Saturday, Feb. 16, in Menomonie.
Johnson improved to 26-14 after receiving a bye, defeating Hudson’s Jacob Fanning, losing to River Falls’ Josie Bartishofski, and winning by rule over Fanning.
Stone (35-5) received a bye, pinned Eau Claire Memorial’s Brady Guibord, lost by tech fall to River Falls’ Nathan Fuller and won by rule over Guibord.
As a team, Superior finished in eighth place with 67 points.
“We really had some good efforts,” SHS coach Bob Coleman said. “Wyatt and Caden had great tournaments in very tough weight classes. I’m proud of our team this year. Wrestling is a very tough sport and very unforgiving. But our guys just kept working each week to get better and that they did.
“We had a number guys compete Saturday very hard and performed the best have have all year. It was fun to be a part of that.”
The top two finishers at each weight at Menomonie will advance to the state tournament Feb. 21-23 in Madison.
WIAA D1 Wrestling Regional
Saturday, Feb. 9, at Chippewa Falls
1. River Falls, 228; 2. Hudson, 214; 3. Menomonie, 174.5; 4. New Richmond, 165.5; 5. Eau Claire Memorial, 150.5; 6. Eau Claire North, 80; 7. Chippewa Falls, 74.5; 8. Superior, 67.
106 - Wyatt Johnson (26-14), second place with 18 points: received a bye; def. Jacob Fanning (H), 9-5; lost to Josie Bartishofski (RF), 8-6; won by rule over Fanning.
113 - Tucker Johnson (16-23): lost MD to Zach Evenson (M), 14-0; lost MD to Erik Stubbendick (H), 14-1.
126 - Henry Huber (14-20), sixth place with 5 points: pinned by Bennet Cernohous (RF), 3:54; pinned Nick Leary (ECM), 3:44; lost to Blane Keyes (M), 7-1.
132 - Landon Lathrop (14-24), sixth place with 5 points: lost to Ethan Johnson (ECN), 9-7; pinned Wyatt Keyeski (CF), 4:35; lost by MD to Ryan Hanson (ECM), 12-3.
145 - Jackson Karren (12-22): pinned by Joey Sullivan (H) and Cole Larson (M).
152 - Caden Stone (35-5), second place with 20 points: received a bye; pinned Brady Guibord (ECM), 2:58; lost by tech fall to Nathan Fuller (RF), 22-7; won by rule over Guibord.
160 - Austin Lahr (2-11): pinned by Carter Duerkop (ECN) and Hunter Deutsch (M).
170 - Brady Herbst (20-19), fifth place with 9 points: pinned by Jacob Hansen (H), 3:13; received a bye; pinned Tibbetts (ECN), 1:53; pinned by Garrett Borth (RF), 4:43.
182 - Hudson Ojeda (9-22): pinned by Hank Gierke (H) and Austin Mueller (RF).
195 - Seth Smetak (1-2), sixth place with 5 points: pinned by Jake Laventure (NR), 0:39; pinned Donovan Bunderson (CF), 3:11; pinned by Hendrick Boese (ECM), 3:46.
285 - Brahden Long (12-11), sixth place with 5 points: lost MD to Dean Nash (ECN), 11-0; pinned Dakota Rose (H), 1:27; lost to Matt Drath (ECM), 4-3.