Sparta nabbed 5th place at the Badger State Invite and 189-pounder Matt Tourdot won his bracket for the Spartans saturday afternoon in Madison, WI. Derek McDonald and Kevin Schmitz also battled their way to the finals before losing to wrestlers from Stoughton. Sparta’s 133.5 points put them just ahead of Oak Creek and Sauk Prairie at 132.5 points and just short of Sheboygan South’s 138.5 points for 4th place. Stoughton ran away with the team title scoring 257 points.
Five Spartan wrestlers placed in the top five with Tourdot leading the way. Derek McDonald and Kevin Schmitz both placed second while Morgan Leis and Jordan Stanek came away with 5th place finishes. Aaron Freeman (6th), Toby Mosley and Jesse Amundson (7th) as well as Bryce Nowaczyk, Nick Anderson and Brandon Brueggen (8th) also placed for the Spartans.
Here is a summary of how each Spartan did at their weight class.
103 — Bryce Nowaczyk, 2-3 with a pin, 8th Place
112 — Adam Wiedl, 1-2 with a pin
119 — Derek McDonald, 3-1 with two pins, 2nd Place
125 — Toby Mosley, 3-2 with a pin, 7th Place
130 — Jesse Amundson, 3-2 with a pin and major decision, 7th Place
135 — Kenny Denton, 1-2
140 — Tom Tourdot, 1-2
145 — Morgan Leis, 4-1 with a major decision, 5th Place
152 — Jordan Stanek, 4-1 with major decision and tech fall, 5th Place
160 — Nick Anderson, 2-3, 8th Place
171 — Brandon Bruggen, 2-3, 8th Place
189 — Matt Tourdot, 4-0 with a pin, 1st Place
215 — Kevin Schmitz, 3-1 with a major decision, 2nd Place
285 — Aaron Freeman, 3-2 with a pin, 6th Place
Team Scores: Stoughton 257, Milton 201, Clinton 146, Sheboygan South 138.5, Sparta 133.5, Oak Creek 132.5, Sauk Prairie 132.5, Campbellsport 124, Waukesha South 103.5, Brodhead 101, Evansville/Albany 58, Cambridge 54, Brookfield Central 49, Belleville 44, Orfordville/Parkview 36, Antigo 9
Sparta now takes some time off before heading to La Crosse Logan on Thursday, January 8th to wrestle another tough MVC opponent. Logan is currently ranked 7th in our Coulee Region Power Rankings so it looks to be another tough test for Sparta. The JV take the mat at 615pm while Varsity action starts at 730pm. Be sure to check back to Spartanwrestling.com for more details and results on that match.
Finally, be sure to check out the results page. A new column has been added so that if you want to go back and see how Sparta did against Prairie Du Chien during the first dual of the year you can do so. Just click on the “Match Details” link and it will take you to the post that appeared on this website that listed results. The same type of thing is in the works for last season’s results. Links to live blogs will also be posted so you can get even more exact information on those duals.