UPDATED: I've updated the records below from the Reedsburg Invite to reflect forfeit victories. I was unsure if they counted or not, but after a comment from Rick Brohmer and some additional verification, I found out they do indeed count. Thanks Rick!
Sparta lost a heartbreaker to Oregon Saturday afternoon en route to a second place finish at the 8-team dual invite.
the first dual, Sparta defeated Lancaster 38-28. Next up was Madison
West, which the Spartans dismantled 64-3. Next came the dual with
Oregon. The score was 34-31 in favor of the Spartans heading into the
heavyweight match before Oregon's Paul Hockett pinned Aaron Freeman in
1:15 to give the Panthers the 37-34 victory. Pins were key for Oregon
as five of their seven victories came by that route.
Next up was
Reedsburg, which the Spartans defeated 36-30. Finally, Sparta avenged
a loss last season to Westby by rolling over the Norseman 43-31. The
four dual victories Saturday pushed Sparta's dual record for the year
On the day, Matt Tourdot was the only Spartan to wrestle and win
all five of his matches and he did so in dominating fashion takeing
three by pin and the other two by major decision and technical fall.
Derek McDonald and Jordan Stanek were both 5-0 on the day, but each got one victory via the forfeit route.
Individual results are below…
103 – Bryce Nowaczyk, 4-1 with a pin and three forfeit victories
112 – Adam Weidl, 3-2 with a major decision and a pin
119 – Derek McDonald, 5-0 with three pins and a major decision
125 – Toby Mosley, 4-1 with two pins and a technical fall
130 – Jesse Amundson, 2-1 with two pins
130 – Nick Winchel, 0-2
135 – Logan Denahsa, 0-4
135 – Jesse Amundson, 0-1
140 – Tom Tourdot, 1-4 with a pin
145 – Morgan Leis, 3-2 with a technical fall
152 – Jordan Stanek, 5-0 with two pins
160 – Nick Anderson, 1-4
171 – Brandon Brueggen, 3-2
189 – Matt Tourdot, 5-0 with three pins, a tech fall and a major decision
215 – Kevin Schmitz, 4-0 with two pins
215 – Chuck Brown, 0-1
285 – Aaron Freeman, 2-2
285 – Kevin Schmitz, 0-1
up for the Spartans is a trip to La Crosse Central on Thursday to kick
off MVC action. The Varsity will take the mat at 7:30pm while the JV
kicks off at 6:15. This should be a good dual. Central gave Sparta a
run for its money last year.
Now onto the JV.
The Spartan JV squad travelled to La Crosse Central over the weekend
for a JV Tournament of their own. With Wisconsin Rapids in the
tournament, the competition was sure to be higher than some typical JV
tournaments. I remember wrestling a kid when I wrestled this
tournmanet that went on to become a state qualifier. That's how deep
that team is. Anyway, onto the results for Sparta.
107-110 – Dylan Fowler, 4th Place
109-112 – Jacob Denton, 1st Place
112-113 – Derek VonRuden, 2nd Place
117-123 – Crystal Denton, 3rd Place
123-129 – Kenneth Denton, 1st Place
148-152 – Matthew Jorgenson, 4th Place
153-155 – Margo Deganhardt, 3rd Place
156-159 – Ryan Deicher, 3rd Place
157-162 – Xavier Lopez, 2nd Place
165-172 – Michael Meadow, 3rd Place
174-178 – Zach Pipper, 3rd Place
183-187 – Steven Stevenson, 2nd Place
210-214 – Issac Borreson, 2nd Place
As mentioned above, the JV will kick off at 6:15pm at La Crosse Central on Thursday before the Varsity hits the mat at 7:30.
Forfeits do count on a wrestlers record. If a team recieves team points for an opponent not being able to fill a teams weight class or the wrestler not making weight or getting to the mat timely, the individual wrestler recieves the win to his/her record.
Where the wrestler doesn’t get credit is when their is a bye i.e a tournament. If a team recieves no points for the advancement of the individual wrestler the wrestler recieves no change in his/her win loss record.
Congratulations Spartans on some fine wrestling last week. Your training hard and it’s paying off.
Kudo’s to Derek, Jordan & Matt for their outstanding grappling to date. Continue to lead by example! We wish you well at Lacrosse Central & Holmen. I look forward in seeing you all wrestle at the West Allis Tournament next week.