Spartan Jared Rickert captured his second conseuctive Bi-State Classic title, this one at 145-pounds, to improve to 24-0 on the season leading the Spartans to a 5th place team finish in Division One and a tie for 9th place overall. The team finish was a vast improvement over last year’s 12th place finish in Division One and 36th place team finish.
While the road to the championship came easy for Rickert (4 pins, 1 tech fall), the final was anything but. The first period ended with no score and Rickert held on to a slim lead entering the final frame. However, with about 30 seconds to go in the match, Rickert took down Crawford/Seneca’s Brent Hartley handing him his first loss of the season and winning the match 3-1.
Other Spartans to medal included Derek McDonald, Jeff Dolan, Michael Jacobsen, Trevor Hutson and Quincy Degenhardt.
Complete results are below:
103 – Derek McDonald, 10th Place, 5-3 including three pins, (19-9 season record)
112 – Adam Simpson, Did Not Place, 0-2, (13-7 season record)
119 – Aaron Kast, Did Not Place, 0-2, (7-12 season record)
125 – Jenna Ahnen, Did Not Place, (9-8 season record)
130 – Matt Tourdot, Did Not Place, 2-2 including one pin, (18-4 season record)
135 – Jordan Stanek, Did Not Place, 2-2 including one major decision, (7-13 season record)
140 – Colin Burns-Gilbert, Did Not Place, 2-2, (12-9 season record)
145 – Jared Rickert, 1st Place, 6-0 including four pins and one tech fall, (24-0 season record)
152 – Jeff Dolan, 5th Place, 6-2 including two pins and two major decisions, (22-5 season record)
160 – NO WRESTLER ENTERED
171 – Michael Jacobsen, 7th Place, 5-2 including two pins, (17-3 season record)
189 – Trevor Hutson, 7th Place, 5-2 including two pins and one major decision, (22-3 season record)
215 – Quincy Degenhardt, 12th Place, 3-4 including three pins, (16-11 season record)
285 – Kevin Schmitz, Did Not Place, 2-2 including one pin, (14-7 season record)
Tomah 277.5, Bloomington Kennedy 257, DC Everest 211.5, Hartland Arrowhead 208.5, Sparta 185.5
Ellsworth 285.5, Tomah 277.5, Dodgeville 267, Bloomington Kennedy 257, DC Everest 211.5, Hartland Arrowhead 208.5, Adams-Friendship 194, Sparta 185.5, Lancaster 185.5
Sparta will be off for just over a week before returning to MVC action in a road dual Thursday, January 7 at La Crosse Logan. Check back later this week for photos from Bi-State. I’m not going to lie here, but it might be a week before any photos are up. I probably took more photos during these past two days than the entire season combined, but when they do go up I’ll post it here.