The full schedule for the upcoming season has been posted on Spartanwrestling.com. To check out where the action will be this year, click on the “Schedule & Results” link in the upper right of this page or follow the link below…
Not much new on the schedule. Sparta will wrestle Weston at home this year to open up 2011. The JV will see some new venues wrestling twice in Melrose-Mindoro and traveling to the Sun Prairie Tournament instead of the Rochester Tournament. The JV will also travel to Blair-Taylor for a dual meet against the Wildcats’ JV.
There will be two big days to remember for the varsity. The first is a home dual against Holmen on December 9th. Holmen returns most of their lineup from a team that lost 21-38 to Sparta last year. Last year the Spartans won eight matches to Holmen’s six and two of those eight victories came via Matt Tourdot and Jordan Stanek who are now gone.
The second big date to remember is the last regular season dual of the year. On February 10th at home, Sparta will wrestle Tomah. Everyone knows how that dual ended last year with the Spartans breaking the Timberwolve’s reign over the MVC with a 41-20 victory. Tomah returns a talented bunch and this might determine the conference champion yet again. Lots will have to go Sparta’s way for that to happen, but it should be Sparta, Holmen and Tomah in the conversation again for the MVC title.
What Sparta has going for them this year is that both big duals on the calendar are at home. We need all you faithful readers of Spartanwrestling.com to come out and make the gym loud. Tell your friends and family they need to be here both nights.