3:58 pm — Sparta has just defeated Reedsburg to complete a 5-0 day and win the Reedsburg Dual Invite. The Spartans won 46-27 on the backs of five pins, a forfeit and a major decision. Overall, Sparta won 9 of 14 matches to defeat the Division One honorable mention Beavers. Picking up victories for Sparta was Bryce Nowaczyk, Adam Weidl, Toby Mosley, Logan Denasha, Nick Anderson, Morgan Leis, Tom Tourdot, Jordan Stanek and Matt Tourdot. In the third place match, Oregon defeated Westby 39-36. Full match-by-match results for the Spartans will be posted later tonight. Congrats to Sparta on a solid Saturday in Reedsburg!
3:17 pm — If Sparta wins their next dual, they will be champions of this year’s Reedsburg Dual Invite. That’s because they continued their winning ways by avenging last year’s loss to Oregon with a decisive 58-16 victory. Sparta racked up 10 victories, three by forfeit, to setup the championship dual with Reedsburg. Winning for Sparta was Bryce Nowaczyk, Adam Weidl, Jacob Denton, Nick Winchel, Toby Mosley, Derek VonRuden, Logan Denasha, Brandon Brueggen, Matt Tourdot and Steven Stevenson. Other results from the fourth round include Reedsburg defeating Westby 48-30, Lancaster downing Racine Horlick 54-28 and Monroe defeating River Ridge 39-33. The consolation round ended with Lancaster defeating Monroe 37-30 and Racine Horlick defeating River Ridge 48-36. With the consolation round over, we do know that Lancaster earned 5th place, Monroe 6th, Racine Horlick 7th and River Ridge 8th place. The dual with the Beavers should be starting shortly so keep checking Spartanwrestling.com for the latest results.
1:06 pm — Sparta has made it three in a row at the Reedsburg Dual Invite. The Spartans dominated Racine Horlick 64-7 winning 12 matches, four by forfeit. Picking up wins for the Spartans were Bryce Nowaczyk, Adam Weidl, Jacob Denton, Nick Winchel, Derek VonRuden, Logan Denasha, Morgan Leis, Tom Tourdot, Brandon Brueggen, Jordan Stanek, Matt Tourdot and Steven Stevenson. In the other duals, Lancaster defeated Oregon 38-33, Westby defeated Monroe 36-28 and Reedsburg defeated River Ridge 57-22. Sparta and Reedsburg are the only two teams to escape the first three rounds without a loss. In the championship bracket, Sparta takes on Oregon first before facing off with Reedsburg in what will likely determine the invite champion.
11:52 am — Sparta has won their second round dual against Westby by a score of 44-26. Winning for Sparta was Bryce Nowaczyk, Adam Weidl, Nick Winchel, Toby Mosley, Derek VonRuden, Nick Anderson, Tom Tourdot, Jordan Stanek and Matt Tourdot. The Spartans won four matches by forfeit. Next up for Sparta is Racine Horlick. In the second round there were 21 forfeits in the four duals and 23 if you count both forfeits from the two double forfeits. Finally, Reedsburg ended up defeating Oregon 47-34.
11:35 am — It’s a day of forfeits at the Reedsburg Dual Invite. I’d almost say there’s more free points than action on the mat, but I’m sure that will change as the teams with full rosters will likely advance to the championship matches. Monroe just defeated Racine Horlick 39-27 in a dual with six forfeits and two double forfeits meaning there were only six actual matches. Lancaster defeated River Ridge 40-38 in a match with six forfeits. In an ongoing match between Reedsburg and Oregon, there are already three forfeits with another three matches to go. And Sparta still has to face Westby who forfeited four matches in their first dual against Racine Horlick.
10:55 am — Sparta has defeated Monroe 51-23 in a dual where they picked up five victories by forfeit and one by injury default. Winning for Sparta was Bryce Nowaczyk, Adam Weidl, Nick Winchel, Toby Mosley, Logan Denasha, Morgan Leis, Tom Tourdot, Jordan Stanek and Matt Tourdot. Sparta now wrestles Westby. I’ll post full scores for each individual match at the end of the day, but will continue to update the team scores here.
10:34 am — Early scores from Reedsburg… Oregon 37 – River Ridge 30, Reedsburg 48-Lancaster 25 and Horlick 42-Westby 36. No results for Sparta yet. They may be in the old gym so posting of the results could be delayed. Mike Montgomery tells me that Westby is not at full strength so a loss on their end should not be that big of a surprise.
10:03 am — I should hold my tongue. Racine Horlick just defeated Westby 42-36 Horlick picked up two wins by forfeit and there was a double forfeit at 215. I’m not sure if this is a full Westby team or not, but the end result is a surprise. On the other end, Westby picked up three wins by forfeit so it appears that these teams are not at full strength and both are in Sparta’s grouping. I was looking over some of the initial results from the River Ridge-Oregon dual and there are appears to be a couple of double forfeits as well so I’m not sure if this is something wrong with the people inputting the information, but a handful of teams with less than 14 wrestlers would surprise me.