Wisconsin Wrestling Online just released their latest rankings and their are some new Spartan faces in the mix. On the team side, the Spartans held their place at 8th in Division Two. Holmen (honorable mention D1), River Valley (11th D2) and Weston/Ithaca (5th D3) are other ranked teams that the Spartans either defeated in duals or finished ahead of in tournaments.
At 125 pounds, Derek VonRuden is Sparta’s new entry into the rankings. VonRuden is an honorable mention. One weight class up at 130 pounds, Nick Winchel is also an honorable mention while at 145 pounds, Toby Mosley is ranked 12th. Tom Tourdot retained the top overall ranking at 215 pounds for the second straight poll. Oddly, Aquinas’ Lucas Shappell dropped three spots to 6th in D3 after defeating Tourdot one week ago. Also, Morgan Leis dropped completely out of the rankings despite not suffering any major losses. I think this just goes to show you that nothing really matters until you get to the Kohl Center in late February.
Spartan alum Joel Dutton’s Kenosha Tremper Trojans come in at 11th in D1. Dutton has five of his kids in the rankings including Tyler Rice at 112 pounds who is a sophomore and ranked third and Dominic Garcia at 125 pounds who is a junior and ranked second. Finally, at 145 pounds, Levi Horton comes in at 5th overall. That’s three kids in the top 5 for a program that is steadily improving year after year. Nice job Joel!!