It wasn’t as close or dramatic as last year, but the Spartans still got a handful from Weston/Ithaca. This year the Spartans prevailed 44-27 to finish the day 5-0 and win the Reedsburg Duals for the third year in a row.
In the championship match against Weston/Ithaca, Sparta won eight of the 14 matches including seven by pin, technical fall or forfeit. Picking up pins for the Spartans were Dylan Winchel, Derek VonRuden, Kyle Burkhalter and Chris Beeler. John Roddick and Brock Polhamus won by forfeit while Michael Murnane won by technical fall and Toby Mosley by decision.
Results are below for each wrestler…
106 — Dylan Winchel, 5-0 with three pins and a major decision
113 — John Roddick, 4-1 with two pins
120 — Brock Polhamus, 5-0 with two pins and a major decision
126 — Tristan Zurfluh, 3-2 with a pin
132 — Julius Julson, 0-5
138 — Derek VonRuden, 5-0 with three pins
145 — Michael Murnane, 3-2 with a pin and a technical fall
152 — Toby Mosley, 5-0 with two pins and a technical fall
160 — Robert Ragan, 1-4 with a pin
170 — Greg Skon, 2-3 with a pin and a technical fall
182 — Kyle Burkhalter, 5-0 with four pins
195 — Logan Degenhardt, 2-3 with a pin
220 — Michael Beeler, 3-2 with two pins
285 — Chris Beeler, 5-0 with five pins
It’s the third straight year the Spartans have gone undefeated at Reedsburg. In the four duals before Weston/Ithaca, Sparta defeated Lancaster 43-24, Reedsburg 68-12, Oregon 52-21 and Monroe 56-11.
As you can see by the records above, this might be one of the most balanced teams top to bottom Sparta’s had in awhile. It should be another fun team to watch. Next up for the Spartans is the MVC opener against La Crosse Logan at home on Thursday, December 8th. Check back here to see if there will be a live blog for that dual. Congrats Sparta on a solid start to the 2011-12 season!