Sparta now finds itself ranked 8th in Division Two according to Wisconsin Wrestling Online. That’s up three spots from a few weeks ago when the Spartans moved out of the land of honorable mentions and into the actual rankings. More importantly, they continue to close the gap with Lodi (ranked 4th), a team in their sectional that they will likely have to face if they hope to make it to the state team tournament at the end of the year. Lodi is a perennial powerhouse in Wisconsin Division Two wrestling having qualified for the state team tournament every year since 2002 while taking home two state team titles and three runner-up titles in that span.
On the individual side, Matt Tourdot continues to hold down the top spot at his weight class at 215 pounds, while Jordan Stanek holds steady coming in ranked 8th at 189 pounds. The same can be said for Toby Mosley at 130 pounds who remains an honorable mention.
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Who determines the rankings ? Why is River Valley in the sixth spot ahead of Sparta? River Valley defeated LaCrosse Logan earlier this season by 27 points…a team we defeated by 55 points. Also, Lancaster defeated River Valley… a team that placed 4th behind us at the Lancaster Invite !
Pat, I’m sure it’s just one guy or a couple guys who monitor the action around the state as best they can. They do ask for recommendations via email and give some suggestions here on how to do that…
I know it would be pretty difficult for myself to watch everything and get things in order. For example, I think I’m pretty well versed in who the good teams and individuals are in Wisconsin and I’ve never heard of a Glenwood City and they are ranked 7th in D3.
What I would suggest doing is sending them the link about their match with Logan and then tell them how Sparta did against Logan. I’ve sent in two or three emails this year. They want tangible evidence about how teams stack up against each other or against similar competition. So definitely tell them about that and the Lancaster Invite. Good observation!