The Spartans dominated Holmen Thursday night in a matchup of teams that have won the last five MVC championships. Sparta picked up six first period pins and seven overall to go along with two more victories by decisions en route to a domiating 48-26 victory in Sparta.
Hayden Krein, Ryan Wisniewski, Logan VanTassel and Walker Polhamus all moved up a weight class to create favorable matchups with Holmen. The move paid off as the Spartans picked up four pins and 24 team points to jump out to a 36-5 lead. The Vikings’ strong upper weights picked up 12 points with pins at 220 and 285 before Corey Zimmerman made his 106 debut for the Spartans and stopped the Viking scoring with a 3-1 victory.
Holmen would pick up nine more points with a decision at 113 and a pin at 120. At 113, Sparta’s David Hayes gave Holmen’s Tanner Schultz (ranked 3rd at 106 in D1) all he could handle in a match that saw Hayes leading for almost half of the six minutes.
Jaden Winchel closed out the scoring for the Spartans with a lightning fast pin in 32 seconds to give Sparta the 48-26 victory. Full results are below…
138 – Brett VonRuden pinned Taylor Goins (Holmen) in 1:27
145 – Brock Polhamus pinned Noah Steinhoff (Holmen) in 2:33
152 – Jonah Rieber (Holmen) won by technical fall over Trygve Zurfluh
160 – Hayden Krein pinned Nathan Thesing (Holmen) in 0:38
170 – Ryan Wisniewski pinned Paul Boehm (Holmen) in 1:28
182 – Logan VanTassel pinned Jack Westcott (Holmen) in 1:52
195 – Walker Polhamus pinned Steven Anderson (Holmen) in 1:20
220 – Alan Yusten (Holmen) pinned Keyshawn Stewart in 0:47
285 – Charles Serauskas (Holmen) pinned Devon Smith in 0:27
106 – Corey Zimmerman defeated Trevor Plomedahl (Holmen) 3-1
113 – Tanner Schultz (Holmen) defeated David Hayes 10-6
120 – Isaac Lahr (Holmen) pinned Sam Forbes in 5:18
126 – John Roddick defeated Ryan Bennett (Holmen) 7-0
132 – Jaden Winchel pinned Seth Hauser (Holmen) in 0:32
The victory over Holmen was the Spartans’ seventh in their last nine duals against the Vikings. The win moves the Spartans record to 3-0 in the MVC and 4-5 overall. The Spartans have Friday off before they travel to Stevens Point on Saturday. Congrats to the Spartans on winning a dual against a perennially tough Holmen team.