Badger State Invite Updates…

6:28 pm —  Sparta is making a move in the standings, but it will still be very hard for them to catch Stoughton.  Sparta is currently in fifth place with 130 points–only eight points back of 2nd place Oak Creek.  That’s a far cry from an hour ago when they were nearly 30 points back of second place.

So what changed in the past hour?  Sparta picked up a bevy of semifinal and consolation semifinal victories.  Advancing to the finals for Sparta were Morgan Leis and Matt Tourdot.  Moving onto the consolation finals were Adam Wiedl, Brandon Rickert, Tom Tourdot, Brandon Brueggen and Jordan Stanek.  At 130 pounds, Toby Mosley fell 7-0 to last year’s 112-pound state runner-up in Siven Furseth of Janesville Craig.  Mosley will now wrestle Brandon Frederick of Waterford for 3rd Place.

In the finals at 215 pounds, we’ll have a matchup of undefeateds as 19-0 Matt Tourdot faces 14-0 Steven Sizer of West Bend West.  Sizer finished his freshman season last year with a 16-20 record so Tourdot will be facing a much-improved version compared to last year.  At 152 pounds, Morgan Leis will face off with 22-0 Tyler Veling of Brookfield Central.  Velling finished the 2008-09 season with a 30-11 record and first-round exit from sectionals.

5:08 pm —  Not much has changed in the way of team scoring for Sparta.  The Spartans currently have 104 points, which puts them in 7th place.  There are 18 teams wrestling.  They are 1.5 points back of Campbellsport for sixth place and seven points back of Sauk Prairie for fifth.  Host Stoughton leads all teams with 168 points, wich puts them well ahead of second place Franklin with 132.5 points.

As for the individuals, not a ton has changed either.  Bryce Nowaczyk is 2-2, Adam Wiedl is 3-1, Brandon Rickert is 3-1, Nick Winchel is 2-2, Toby Mosley is 2-1, Derek VonRuden is 2-2, Logan Denasha is 0-2, Nick Anderson is 0-2, Morgan Leis is 2-0, Tom Tourdot is 3-1, Brandon Brueggen is 2-1, Jordan Stanek is 2-1, Matt Tourdot is 2-0 and Steve Stevenson is 1-2.

Those wrestlers at 2-0 have had to wait through consolation wrestlebacks so that’s why there have been few updates since 2:52.

2:52 pm After a strong start, Sparta has come back to Earth a little bit in the second round running into some stiff competition.  The Spartans are currently in 6th, but are picking up a lot of wins in the consolation rounds.  Leading all teams is host Stoughton with 116.5 points.  The Spartans are 39.5 points back of Stoughton with 77 points behind Oak Creek, Sauk Prairie, Franklin and Iowa Grant.

Individually, here is the current rundown record-wise.  On the day, Bryce Nowaczyk is 1-2, Adam Wiedl is 2-1, Brandon Rickert is 2-1, Nick Winchel is 1-1, Toby Mosley is 2-0, Derek VonRuden is 1-1, Logan Denasha is 0-2, Nick Anderson is 0-1, Morgan Leis is 2-0, Tom Tourdot is 1-1, Brandon Brueggen is 1-1, Jordan Stanek is 1-1, Matt Tourdot is 2-0 and Steve Stevenson is 1-1.  Keep checking back here for updates or follow the action on

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