Spartans crush Aquinas, place 4th at own Invite

Sparta crushed La Crosse Aquinas at home Thursday evening and then turned around and placed 4th at the always competitive Spartan Invite.  First, for the dual on Thursday…

Aquinas senior Matt Gordon (23-4) handed Spartan junior Matt Tourdot (23-2) his second loss of the season with a 10-6 decision at 189 pounds.  Gordon caught Tourdot early with a 5-point move that proved to be the difference in the match.  Sparta's Brandon Brueggen (16-11) posted a 3-2 upset victory over Trevor Dammon (22-5) at 171 pounds.  For the rest of Thursday's results, check below…


160  –  Clinton LeBeause decisioned Mulaney (A) 9-8
171  –  Brandon Brueggen decisioned Dammon (A) 3-2
189  –  Gordon (A) decisioned Matt Tourdot 10-6
215  –  Kevin Schmitz pinned Schappel (A) 4:47
285  –  Aaron Freeman won by forfeit
103  –  Bryce Nowaczyk won by forfeit
112  –  Adam Wiedl won by forfeit
119  –  Derek Von Ruden won by forfeit
125  –  Toby Mosley pinned Soldner (A) 3:23
130  –  Jesse Amundson pinned Reinhart (A) 0:58
135  –  Tom Tourdot won by forfeit
140  –  K. Gordon (A) tech falled Logan Denasha 18-3
145  –  Kammel (A) pinned Margo Degenhardt 5:59
152  –  Jordan Stanek won by forfeit

Final:  Sparta 60 – Aquinas 14


The win improved Sparta's dual record to 9-1 overall and 4-0 in the MVC.  Two days later, the Spartans returned to the mat for the annual Sparta Invite.  Matt Tourdot rebounded from his loss Thursday night to dominate the 189-pound bracket, which included a 10-2 major decision victory in the finals over Marshfield's Jordan Koranda (21-8).  Also placing for the Spartans were Derek McDonald (2nd), Brandon Brueggen (2nd), Kevin Schmitz (2nd), Jordan Stanek (3rd), Toby Mosley (5th), Morgan Leis (5th) and Aaron Freeman (5th).

Marshfield ran away with the team title scoring 238 points, which easily outpaced New Lisbon's 192 points.  Reedsburg was third with 172.5, just three points ahead of the host Spartans. 

For full match-by-match results of both the Spartan Varsity and JV squads from Saturday's invite, please click here.

Summarized results are below…

103  –  Bryce Nowaczyk, 2-2 with a pin, Did Not Place
112  –  Adam Wiedl, 2-2 with a pin and major decision, Did Not Place
119  –  Derek McDonald, 3-1 with two pins, 2nd Place
125  –  Toby Mosley, 4-1 with a pin and tech fall, 5th Place
130  –  Jesse Amundson, 1-2 with a major decision, Did Not Place
135  –  Tom Tourdot, 1-2 with a pin, Did Not Place
140  –  Logan Denasha, 2-2, Did Not Place
145  –  Morgan Leis, 4-1 with a pin, 5th Place
152  –  Jordan Stanek, 3-1 with a pin, 3rd Place
160  –  Nick Anderson, 1-2, Did Not Place
171  –  Brandon Brueggen, 3-1 with a major decision, 2nd Place
189  –  Matt Tourdot, 4-0 with a pin and major decision, 1st Place
215  –  Kevin Schmitz, 3-1 with two pins, 2nd Place
285  –  Aaron Freeman, 4-1 with a pin, 5th Place

Team Scores:  Marshfield 238, New Lisbon 192, Reedsburg 172.5, Sparta 169.5, Holman 161.5, Neillsville 119, Auburndale 115, Cedarburg 98, Blair-Taylor 91.5, Weston 45, North Crawford/Seneca 33, Wautoma 32, Royall 26, Eau Claire North 18, Sparta JV 0


The Sparta JV also competed in this Sparta Invite, but saw nobody place.  Sparta is off until Thursday when they travel to Onalaska for another MVC dual.  Check back here throughout the week for more Spartan wrestling information.

Also be aware that there will be videos, photos and of course live blogging by Mike Montgomery for the Tomah dual.  More on that to come…

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