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Lincoln-Way East senior Nick Mihajlovich stands on the podium Saturday, Feb. 16, after receiving his 182-pound state metal at the IHSA individual state wrestling final in Champaign. Clark Brooks/PhotoNews Media
Steve Millar, Freelance Reporter
10:46 am CST February 18, 2019

Lincoln-Way East senior Nick Mihajlovich (49-5) earned his first state medal Saturday, Feb. 16, with a fifth-place finish at 182 at the State Farm Center in Champaign.

Mihajlovich ended his Griffins career in exciting fashion with an 8-4 win over Oak Park-River Forest’s Daemyen Middlebrooks.

He trailed 3-1 before scoring on two takedowns and a near fall in the final minute of the match.