It’s state tournament time in Wisconsin and Sparta will see two of its wrestlers take the mat at the Kohl Center today. Derek McDonald (112) and Trevor Hutson (215) will make their state tournament debuts today.
Derek McDonald (36-10) would really like to get to 40 victories on the year. Four more victories either means a state championship or a medal. However, before he can worry about that he has to worry about River Falls’ Logan Cudd. Name sound familiar? That’s because it’s just the latest installment in a long line of great wrestlers with the last name of Cudd to come out of River Falls. A number of Logan’s brothers wrestled for UW.
If McDonald should defeat the freshman Cudd, he would likely have Carl DeLuca of Wisconsin Rapids who comes in sporting a 40-2 record.
Then there is Trevor Hutson. Hutson takes a 24-2 record against Slinger’s Joel Yogerst (25-1) who lost his only match of the year in the sectional final against Kaukauna’s Matt Wallace (35-9). So the 25-1 record might be deceiving.
If Hutson should get by Yogerst, he’ll have a tough match. He’ll face either Wisconsin Rapids’ Vance Grube (38-4) or Kenosha Tremper’s Joe Epping (40-3).
Both wrestlers will be taking the mat early this afternoon. Check back here later today for updates, possibly some video and more information on the state tournament. As always, if you need up to date results, be sure to check out Trackwrestling.