Sparta has never lost to Onalaska in a conference dual. That didn't change Thursday evening. Sparta made quick work of their MVC rival to move to 5-0 in the conference and setup a conference championship showdown Tuesday against Tomah at home. The 73-6 dismantling runs in line with how the Hilltoppers have fared against Sparta in recent memory. Last year, the Spartans blanked Onalaska 81-0. The year before wasn't much prettier. It's not that Onalaska doesn't have the talent to compete–well it might actually be that. The trouble with the Hilltoppers year after year is that they simply can't fill out all the weight classes and end up forfeiting match after match after match. And Thursday evening was no different.
Full results are below…
189 – Matt Tourdot pinned Amundson (O) 1:12
215 – Kevin Schmitz pinned Benincasa (O) 1:50
285 – Aaron Freeman decisioned McInerny (O) 6-0
103 – Bryce Nowaczyk won by forfeit
112 – Adam Weidel won by forfeit
119 – Derek McDonald won by forfeit
125 – Toby Mosley pinned Gilkes (O) 4:37
130 – Jesse Amundson won by forfeit
135 – Tom Tourdot won by forfeit
140 – Logan Denasha won by forfeit
145 – Morgan Leis pinned Yeager (O) 3:27
152 – Jordan Stanek decisioned Phend (O) 8-0
160 – Rick (O) pinned Nick Anderson 4:57
171 – Brandon Brueggen won by forfeit
Final: Sparta 73 – Onalaska 6
The victory brings Sparta's dual record to 10-1 and 5-0 in the MVC. It's the third straight year Sparta has reached the double-digit win plateau. In 2006-07, Sparta was 17-3. Last year they finished 10-4.
Next up for Sparta is a trip across the border to Rochster, MN for the Rochester Tournament. Both the Varsity and JV will be travelling to wrestle in Rochester. Action kicks off at 10am Saturday. Results will be posted to Spartanwrestling.com later that night.