John Roddick leads Sparta at Youth State Tournament

John Roddick placed fourth at the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation Kids Folkstyle State Tournament leading a contingent of seven Spartan wrestlers who made the trip to the Alliant Energy Center for this past weekend's tournament.

Below is a photo of John (2nd from left) on the podium after finishing fourth.


Coach Brian Brooks commented that he is very proud of the efforts of all the state qualifiers as well as the efforts of the entire program.  Brooks believes that the Sparta Youth Wrestlers have developed a great deal of confidence and they are a team ready to compete with the best.

Full results for all seven Spartan wrestlers are below…

Cory Zimmerman, 96/97 birth year, 67 pounds
-Match 1=Lost 7-0 to Justin Folley of City Kids Wrestling Club (Milwaukee).  Folley eventually won 5th place.
-Match 2=Lost 2-1 in a hard fought match to Dalton Langer of Saint Croix Falls in the wrestle back.
-Did Not Place

John Roddick, 96/97 birth year, 73 pounds
-Match 1=Defeated 4x state qualifier Hayden Scharmer of Beloit 4-2
-Match 2=Lost by pin to eventual state champion Robert Lee of Fax Valley Elite.
-Match 3=Defeated Nick Cahalan of Desoto 6-2.  John and Nick are common opponents and it is always a very good match.  John defeated Nick 3-2 at regionals 2 weeks ago.
-Match 4=Defeated Colin Novak of Blackhawk Wreslting 8-0.
-Match 5=Defeated Joseph Joerndt of Burlington 4-0.
-Match 6=Lost by pin to Cole Martin of Lancaster in the 3rd place match.
-4th place in state.

Brock Polhamus, 96/97 birth year, 88 pounds
-Match 1-Lost to eventual 4th place winner Deremius Gordon of City Kids Wrestling Club 6-2.
-Match 2-Lost to Cole Yoder of Oshkosh 6-0.
-Did not place

Brett VonRuden, 98/99 birth year, 72 pounds
-Match 1-Lost 2-0 to Michael Dudek of Mukwanago
-Match 2-Pinned Jerrett Davison of Unity
-Match 3-Lost 5-0 to 6th place winner Adam Becker of Johnson Creek
-Brett finished in the top 12 in the state. 

Alice Todryk, 00/01 birth year, 45 pounds
-Match 1-Lost 4-0 to Ryan Dineen of West Allis
-Match 2-Lost by pin to Kolten Grzybowski of Coleman
-Did not place

Luke Wendorf, 00/01 birth year, 66 pounds
-Match 1-Lost 16-2 to Logan Romos of Kenosha
-Match 2-Lost 9-2 to Ryan Neu of Hustisford

Brage Pfaff, 00/01 birth year, 75 pounds
-Match 1-Lost 12-1 to state runner up, Nate Crayton of Burlington
-Match 2-Defeated Logan Peterson of Ellsworth 9-5
-Match 3 Lost to 3rd place winner Brady Peat of Iowa-Grant 6-0
-Brage finished in the top 12 in the state.

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