The Spartans have been practicing hard in the wrestling room preparing for their upcoming tournament in Harrisonville, MO. Wrestlers making the trip to Harrisonville will be guaranteed 10 matches so it’s a good chance to get a lot of wrestling in whereas in other tournaments, a couple losses will end your day.
Before the Spartans travel to Missouri, they wrestled Weston/Ithaca for the second time in a week and the results weren’t much different. After defeating Weston/Ithaca 44-27 at the Reedsburg Dual Tournament, Sparta followed that up with a 44-25 victory in Ithaca. In what was supposed to be one of the matches of the night, Tristan Zurfluh pounded Nick Bennett. Last year, Zurfluh defeated Bennett at the buzzer while Bennett exacted some revenge with a 12-10 decision in Reedsburg. On Friday, it was all Zurfluh in a dominant 12-1 victory for Sparta’s 126-pounder. Full results are below…
113 — John Roddick won by forfeit
120 — Brock Polhamus won by forfeit
126 — Tristan Zurfluh major decisioned Nick Bennett (Weston/Ithaca) 12-1
132 — Marcus McCauley (Weston/Ithaca) pinned Julius Julson 3:16
138 — Derek VonRuden pinned Frank Tomczak (Weston/Ithaca) 2:21
145 — Paul Vantassel major decisioned Morgan Seep (Weston/Ithaca) 12-2
152 — Austin Clary (Weston/Ithaca) decisioned Michael Murnane 5-1
160 — Toby Mosley pinned Mason McCauley (Weston/Ithaca) 1:52
170 — Dakota Bodendein (Weston/Ithaca) major decisioned Ben Schaitel 10-2
182 — Wyatt Seep (Weston/Ithaca) decisioned Kyle Burkhalter 7-5
195 — Atticus Sharp (Weston/Ithaca) decisioned Daniel Dawley 8-3
220 — Clayton Jennings (Weston/Ithaca) pinned Logan Degenhardt 3:30
285 — Chris Beeler pinned Evan Strebe (Weston/Ithaca) 1:34
106 — Dylan Winchel won by forfeit
SPARTA 44 — Weston/Ithaca 25
If you’ve been paying close attention to how Sparta’s wrestlers are doing, you would have noticed Chris Beeler and his remarkable start. Beeler is 7-0 with six pins and the other victory coming via forfeit. Not a bad way to start the year.
Back on December 1st, the Spartan JV squad wrestled Blair-Taylor and won 39-33. Below are the results from that dual…
182 — Ben Schaitel won by forfeit
195 — Logan Degenhardt won by forfeit
220 — Chase Bernett pinned Jens Staff (Blair-Taylor)
285 — Garrett Eide (Blair-Taylor) pinned Joseph Benish
106 — Layne Noren (Blair-Taylor) pinned Corey Zimmerman 4:52
113 — DOUBLE FORFEIT
120 — Justin Marx decisioned Dakota Samples (Blair-Taylor) 5-4
126 — Matt Massman (Blair-Taylor) decisioned Steven Kelly 3-2
132 — Corey Bronner won by forfeit
138 — Julius Julson won by forfeit
145 — Travis Guenther (Blair-Taylor) pinned Margo Degenhardt 1:29
152 — Luke Markwardt (Blair-Taylor) pinned Lucas Peters 1:26
160 — Patrick Vehrenkamp (Blair-Taylor) pinned Dillon Erickson 1:26
170 — Dalton Hanson pinned Kendall Witcraft (Blair-Taylor) 3:17
SPARTA 39 — BLAIR-TAYLOR 33
The victory against Weston/Ithaca closes out Sparta’s 2011 dual season. They finish the year at 7-0 and will wrestle only in tournaments for the rest of the year starting with the Harrisonville, MO tournament this weekend. After that, Sparta will be off for six days before heading to the Badger State Tournament in Madison on December 23rd. After that, the next varsity competition won’t be until January 5th when the Spartans wrestle at La Crosse Aquinas. The JV will be at the Melrose-Mindoro Tournament this weekend and then off until the Spartan JV Tournament on December 30th.
Heading into the Harrisonville Tournament, Spartan wrestlers have the following records… Dylan Winchel 7-0, John Roddick 6-1, Brock Polhamus 6-1, Tristan Zurfluh 5-2, Julius Julson 0-7, Derek VonRuden 6-1, Paul Vantassel 1-0, Michael Murnane 4-3, Toby Mosley 7-0, Robert Ragan 2-4, Greg Skon 2-4, Ben Schaitel 0-1, Kyle Burkhalter 6-1, Daniel Dawley 1-0, Logan Degenhardt 3-4, Michael Beeler 3-2 and Chris Beeler 7-0.
For clarification…Toby pinned Clayton Prouty and Mason McCauley was bumped to 170 and beat Ben.