Timberwolves win nine of 14 matches, defeat Sparta 46-24

timberwolf-2016Sparta’s streak of six straight victories over Tomah was snapped Thursday night as the Timberwolves won nine of 14 matches–all of them by pin or major decision–to defeat Sparta 46-24 in Tomah.  It was a dominating victory by the Timberwolves as they won six of the first seven matches along with the final three to outpace the Spartans on their home mat.

Picking up wins for the Spartans were Jon Bailey, Collin Gartner, Brett Von Ruden, Jaden Winchel and Hayden Krein.  Christian Lamon wasn’t able to make weight while Ryan Wisniewski sat out with an injury, but even that might not have mattered as Tomah was clearly in control from the start.  Of Tomah’s five pins, four come in the first period.

The Spartans pulled to within 30-24 after Hayden Krein’s pin of Conner Von Haden at 160 pounds, but Tomah rattled off 16 points over the final three matches to put away the Spartans.

The victory by Tomah snaps a six-dual winning streak by the Spartans over Tomah dating back to the 2009-10 season when the Spartans snapped Tomah’s string of five straight MVC championships.  Full match results are below…

220  –  Edgar Rodriguez (Tomah) pinned Jack Ruedy in 1:30
285  –  Zach Herricks (Tomah) pinned Noah Benish in 0:21
106  –  Dawson Lambert (Tomah) won by major decision over Blake Brooks 14-4
113  –  Jon Bailey wins by technical fall over Cody Zimmerman (Tomah) 16-0, 5:12
120  –  Tommy Repka (Tomah) wins by major decision over Kyle Erickson 13-4
126  –  Bobby Bemis (Tomah) wins by major decision over Sam Forbes 12-4
132  –  Hunter Pierce (Tomah) pinned David Hayes in 3:12
138  –  Collin Gartner wins by major decision against Alec Devito (Tomah) 9-0
145  –  Brett Von Ruden defeats Travis Von Haden (Tomah) 11-4
152  –  Jaden Winchel pinned Aaron Springman (Tomah) in 1:13
160  –  Hayden Krein pinned Conner Von Haden (Tomah) in 1:11
170  –  Casey Curran (Tomah) wins by major decision over James Gann 13-3
182  –  Justice Blackhawk (Tomah) pinned Austin Zweifel in 1:24
195  –  Jack Hesseil (Tomah) pinned Brady Hansen in 0:58
TOMAH 46  –  SPARTA 24

The loss drops Sparta’s overall dual record to 9-7 and 3-2 in the MVC.  The two conference losses are the most the Spartans have endured since going 3-3 in conference during the 2005-06 season.  Sparta is off for the weekend and returns to action on Thursday as they host La Crosse Logan to close out the regular season portion of their schedule.  After Logan, it will be tournament season.

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