Crossface Magazine has released their preseason rankings and have the Spartans as an honorable mention in Division Two. The full rankings are below…
1. Oconto Falls
6. River Valley
Honorable Mention: Seymour, Campbellsport, Tomahawk, Freedom, Sparta, Sheboygan Falls, Marshall
Lodi, River Valley and Marshall are all in Sparta’s sectional at Mauston this year.
I think Sparta has the chops to advance into the rankings again this year in D2. It will be hard to replace the 130+ wins that Tourdot, Stanek and Wiedl earned last year, but Sparta still returns eight guys with 30+ win potential. Five guys with 30 or more wins return while Bryce Nowaczyk (29 wins), Brandon Rickert (27) and Toby Mosley (24) are back healthier, stronger and ready to wrestle full seasons and should reach the 30-win level if they do their jobs. In other words, this is once again a very talented team with the ability to do some damage.