It was a memorable day for the Spartans at the West Allis Invitational. Matt Tourdot, Jared Rickert and Trevor Hutson all won individual titles and led Sparta to a 2nd place team finish. Oak Park won the tournament with 204.5 points. Sparta had 181.15 and Mukwanago was third with 178 points.
Spartan 125-pounder Jenna Ahnen accomplished something never before achieved at the tournament. Jenna was the first female to medal finishing in 5th place. She was 4-2 with 2 pins. On the year she is 8-6.
130-pounder Matt Tourdot became the first Spartan freshman to win the West Allis Invitational. Tourdot was 4-0 over two days with two pins. His overall record is 17-1.
Staying true to their form from the first day, the Spartans captured 18 total pins in the tournament leading all teams. Second place did not come easy. Sparta and Mukwanago exchanged team places all day often switching from weight class to weight class. A loss by Mukwanago at 285 in the finals secured 2nd place for Sparta.
Below you will find complete records for the past two days:
103 – Derek McDonald, 4th Place, 4-2 including one pin and one major decision (13-6 overall)
112 – Adam Simpson, Did Not Place, 2-2 including two pins (12-5 overall)
119 – Aaron Kast, Did Not Place, 1-2 including a pin (7-8 overall)
125 – Jenna Ahnen, 5th Place, 4-2 including two pins (8-6 overall)
130 – Matt Tourdot, 1st Place, 4-0 including two pins (16-1 overall)
135 – Jordan Stanek, Did Not Place, 0-2 (4-11 overall)
140 – Colin Burns-Gilbert, Did Not Place, 2-2 including two pins (10-7 overall)
145 – Jared Rickert, 1st Place, 4-0 including two pins and one major decision (17-0 overall)
152 – Jeff Dolan, 3rd Place, 4-1 including one pin and three major decisions (15-3 overall)
160 – NO WRESTLER ENTERED
171 – Michael Jacobsen, 2nd Place, 3-1 including one pin and one major decision (11-1 overall)
189 – Trevor Hutson, 1st Place, 4-0 including one pin and one major decision (16-1 overall)
215 – Quincy Degenhardt, 4th Place, 4-2 including two pins (12-7 overall)
275 – Kevin Schmitz, Did Not Place, 1-2 including one pin (12-4 overall)
Sparta will head back home and prepare for their upcoming dual meet with Holmen on Thursday in Sparta. It’s the last home dual meet of the year and the last competition for Sparta before they head to the Bi-State Classic. As usual, this dual looks to be evenly matched with Holmen recently garnering honorable metion status according to Crossface Magazine. J.V. will start wrestling at 6:15 while the varsity will take the mat at 7:30.
Check back here tomorrow for photos from Friday night’s action.