If Sparta was in Missouri, they’d be among the top teams in the state. Last weekend Sparta finished third behind Kirksville and Deer Creek in the team race at the Harrisonville Christmas Tournament. Sparta finished just 44 points back of team champion Kirksville and 35.5 points back of 2nd place Deer Creek.
Kirksville is the top team in Missouri Class 2 according to MissouriWrestling.com. Odessa, who the Spartans finished 118 points ahead are ranked 3rd in Class 2. Grain Valley finished 76.5 points back of the Spartans in 4th place and are currently ranked 4th in Class 2 while Harrisonville is ranked 9th and finished 161 points back of the Spartans.
I’d be willing to bet on the whole, competition in Wisconsin is much more difficult than in Missouri, but this comparison shows you that Sparta will be a team to reckon with again throughout the 2011-12 season.