Regina Senior Milder Wins Fourth Straight RVC Title

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There is a long history of wrestling success at Regina.

On Saturday Nick Milder did something that no other Regina wrestler had ever accomplished.

Milder became the first four-time River Valley Conference champion in program history and just the second four-time champ in the history of the conference with a title at 182 pounds at the RVC Conference Meet at North Cedar High School in Clarence.

The fourth consecutive title by Milder and a runner-up finish by Rowan Udell at 195 pounds helped Regina finish in a tie for the ninth place with 89 points.

West Liberty won its fifth consecutive RVC team title, finishing with 215 points to outdistance runner-up Camanche by 17.5 points. Wilton was third with 140 followed by Monticello and Tipton while West Branch was 12th with 55.

Class 1A eighth-ranked Milder went 3-0 with a pair of pins on Saturday to finish his career a perfect 11-0 with six pins in RVC tournament matches.

The senior has never lost a regular season or RVC tournament match to a conference opponent.

Milder (29-2) pinned Cody Ploog of North Cedar and Colton Allen of Mid-Prairie to reach the finals where he earned an 11-5 decision over Wilton junior Coy Baker.

After winning the 160-pound title as a freshman, Milder won back-to-back 170-pound titles before capping his career with Saturday’s 182-pound crown.

Udell (24-8) dropped a 10-7 decision to Mid-Prairie junior Isaac Boucher (34-6) in the 195-pound title match.

Aidan Udell added a fifth-place finish at 145 pounds for Regina while Will Bobst was sixth at 138.

West Branch was led by Quinn Hayden, Tyler Siemen and Morgan Hartz who all posted fourth-place performances.

Hayden was fourth at 113 pounds, Siemen was fourth at 120 and Hartz finished fourth at 170.

RVC Meet

At North Cedar

Team scores – 1. West Liberty 215; 2. Camanche 198.5; 3. Wilton 140; 4. Monticello 135; 5. Tipton 122; 6. Cascade 107; 7. North Cedar 105; 8. Anamosa 94; 9. Bellevue 89; 9. Regina 89; 11. Mid-Prairie 83; 12. West Branch 55; 13. Northeast 54; 14. Durant 25

(Individual Champions; Area Medalists)

106 – 1. Kael Brisker (WIL) dec. Alex Beaver (WL) 10-5

113 – 1. Aidan Noonan (CAS) pinned Owen Ray (MON) 4:48; 4. Quinn Hayden (WB)

120 – 1. Ben Vogel (CAM) tech. fall Zach Roeder (BEL) 15-0; 4. Tyler Siemen (WB)

126 – 1. Eric Kinkaid (CAM) pinned Carson Staner (CAS) 1:37; 7. Sam Aitchison (ICR)

132 – 1. Nolan Noonan (CAS) major dec. Talen Dengler (WL) 9-0; 7. Sean Nugent (ICR)  

138 – 1. Brody Hawtrey (NC) dec. Trey Sulzberger (WIL) 7-1; 6. Will Bobst (ICR)

145 – 1. Will Esmoil (WL) dec. Chase Luensman (MON) 7-5; 5. Aidan Udell (ICR)

152 – 1. Coy Ruess (WL) dec. Cade Everson (CAM) 4-2

160 – 1. Baylor Crigger (CAM) pinned Austin Beaver (WL) 1:00; 8. Scott Blondin (ICR)

170 – 1. Eric Campie (CAM) tech. fall Dylan Mente (TIP) 16-0; 4. Morgan Hartz (WB)

182 – 1. Nick Milder (ICR) dec. Coy Baker (WIL) 11-5

195 – 1. Isaac Boucher (MP) dec. Rowan Udell (ICR) 10-7

220 – 1. Lake Stahlberg (MON) dec. Kobe Simon (WL) 5-1; 6. Drake Bloem (WB)

285 – 1. Wade Picray (MON) dec. Connor Andersen (ANA) 7-4