Sparta will travel south to Madison for the Badger State Invite Thursday. Joining Sparta at the invite will be Brookfield Central, Campbellsport, Iowa Grant, Janesville Craig, Little Chute, Lomira, Madison Lafollette, Menomonee Falls, Oak Creek, Owatonna, River Valley, Sauk Prairie, Stoughton, Waterford, Waukesha South and Westosha Central.
There are a number of solid teams at the tournament. Five teams, Sparta included, come into the tournament ranked according to the latest Wisconsin Wrestling Online polls. They include Stoughton (Honorable Mention – D1), Campbellsport (7th D2), River Valley (10th D2) and Iowa Grant (9th D3). The Spartans are currently 8th in division two.
Any matchups with River Valley should be of particular interest to the Spartans. River Valley and the Spartans are the top-ranked teams in each of their regionals and on paper should be the teams to advance out of those regionals to the team sectionals. At the team sectionals in Mauston, they would face each other in the first dual of the night.
As usual, you can check Spartanwrestling.com throughout the day for updates on the Spartans’ progress and also on Trackwrestling.com.