Matt Tourdot can do what no other Spartan has ever done by doing something he has already done this year. Tourdot will look to become the first Spartan state champion since Troy Lietzau in 1996 and the first Spartan ever to win 50 matches in a year. To do so, he will have to defeat Lodi’s Cody Endres and he did just that last weekend topping Endres by pin in 2:30 in the sectional semifinals.
Tourdot defeated previously unbeaten Cody Wedde 7-3 to advance to the division two state championship at 215 pounds. The win improved Tourdot’s record to 49-0 on the year and set a new team record for most wins in a single season. The previous record holder was Jared Rickert with 48 wins during the 2006-07 season.
At 189 pounds, Jordan Stanek saw his year end with two losses today. In the quarterfinals, Stanek fell to Mosinee’s Dylan Iczkowski 9-0. In the consolation bracket, Stanek’s season and career came to a close with an 11-0 loss to Melrose-Mindoro/G.E.T.’s Jorey Dobbs. Stanek finishes the year with a 44-7 record. The 44 wins are third most in team history behind Rickert’s 48 in 2006-07 and Tourdot’s yet-to-be-determined total this year.
I’ve uploaded a bunch of photos from today’s action and you can check those out below. Also, check out the video of Tourdot’s quarterfinal win over Pewaukee’s Kent Girmscheid and Jordan Stanek’s match against Mosinee’s Dylan Iczkowski.
Let’s start off with the photos. The first 24 are of Stanek and Tourdot while the rest are from other matches throughout the day…
2010 State Wrestling Day Two – Images by Derek Montgomery
And here is a video of Tourdot defeating Girmscheid 5-0…
Finally, here is a video of Stanek’s match against Iczkowski…
Matt Tourdot will wrestle for the state championship Saturday evening. The finals round starts at 600pm, but with Tourdot being one of the last weight classes, I wouldn’t expect him to take the mat until sometime around 9pm. I may briefly update the web site with the results shortly after the match is over, but I’m going to be heading home fairly quickly after the end of his match so a full update with video and photos may have to wait until Sunday morning.