Sparta tallied 166 points to finish 3rd at Saturday’s regional in Reedsburg. Tomah will wrestle the winner of the Waunakee regional Tuesday at Sparta. I suppose you could go there and cheer them on, after all they are Tomah, but then again it makes our area look better if teams from the MVC continually advance to team state. So, in the end, I would suggest you go and cheer Tomah on Tuesday night in Sparta.
Back to the important matters… Sparta advanced 12 out of a possible 14 wrestlers to next weekend’s Sectionals in Waunakee. Trevor Hutson won the regional at 215 while Derek McDonald, Matt Tourdot, Kevin Schmitz and Michael Jacobsen all placed second. Tourdot lost his second match of the day and wrestled back to second in impressive fashion.
For full team results, check out the stats below……
103 — Tom Tourdot, 4th Place, 2-2 with a major decision
112 — Derek McDonald, 2nd Place, 3-1 with two pins
119 — Nick Winchel, 4th Place, 2-2
125 — Derick Johnson, 3rd Place, 2-1 with a pin and a tech fall
130 — Cody Olson, 4th Place, 2-2
135 — Jesse Amundson, 4th Place, 2-2 with an overtime win
140 — Matt Tourdot, 2nd Place, 3-1
145 — Nick Anderson, Did Not Place, 0-2
152 — Jordan Stanek, 6th Place, 1-2
160 — Mike Jacobsen, 2nd Place, 3-1 with two pins
171 — Seth Harelson, 4th Place, 2-2
189 — Brandon Amundson, 4th Place, 2-2 with a pin
215 — Trevor Hutson, 1st Place, 3-0 with a pin
285 — Kevin Schmitz, 2nd Place, 3-1 with a tech fall and major decision
The season continues next Saturday at Waunakee. The top two placewinners at each weight class will advance to the state tournament in Madison. Be sure to check back here for full results Saturday. Also, I think we will have video from today’s Regional, but I’m not sure so check back later this week for an update on that.
Congratulations Spartans for the “Outstanding” wrestling last Saturday. Twelve out of Fourteen advancing is excellent. You come out of a very tough regional, so I expect to see a couple of you advance from the Waunakee sectional to the state tournament next week. Kudos to Trevor Hutson on his first place finish as the 215 regional champion.
Train hard & smart and leave it all on the mat Saturday. I look forward to seeing you all next week. Good luck!