The Sparta Middle School wrestling team competed in a dual tournament at Neillsville Saturday, Dec. 3. The team finished a very impressive 2nd, losing to powerful Wisconsin Rapids 34-33 in the championship match. The little Spartans built a 33-13 lead but couldn’t hold on as Rapids finished strong with the help of a Spartan forfeit at heavyweight.
The team opened the round robin dual tournament by defeating DC Everest 45-16, in the second round they defeated Cadott 44-15, and in the third round rolled over Stanley-Boyd/Thorp 60-12.
Finishing 4-0 on the day were: Greg Jacobs, David Hayes, Christian Lamon, Jaden Winchel and Haydn Bernett. All of the wrestlers did an outstanding job throughout the day and represented Sparta very very well. It was a great experience for the young wrestlers and gave them a taste of the excitement of team competition. Other wrestlers competing were: Derick Dahlby, James Lemoine, Dylan and Brady Hansen, Logan Johnson, Jasiah Scott, Devon Smith, Gabe Lamon, Nick Swiatly, Ryan Wisniewski and Trygve Zurfluh.