Matt Tourdot won his 9th place bout to lead Sparta to a 13th place finish in Division One. Hartland Arrowhead ran away with the team title distancing second place Bloomington-Kennedy by 78.5 points. Arrowhead won with 345.5 points. Sparta finished the tournament with 97 points.
Of the four Spartan wrestlers that qualified for the second day, three took home placement medals. Derek McDonald placed 11th, Matt Tourdot finished 9th and Kevin Schmitz finished 11th. Derrick Johnson lost his first match of the day and was eliminated. For the tournament they finished as follows:
112 — Derek McDonald, 11th Place, 5-3 with two pins and a tech fall
125 — Derrick Johnson, DID NOT PLACE, 4-2 with two pins and a major decision
145 — Matt Tourdot, 9th Place, 6-2 with three pins
215 — Kevin Schmitz, 11th Place, 5-3 with four pins
Tomah finished with 255 points to finish 4th overall and 3rd in Division One. La Crosse Logan finished 7th in Division One while Holmen took home 11th.
Sparta will return to action on Thursday, January 3rd against La Crosse Logan. The dual will take place in Sparta with the JV taking the mat at 6:15pm and the Varsity at 7:30pm. This could shape up to be another close dual with Logan’s strong finish at Bi-State and close duals with other MVC teams.
Finally, check back later this week for an update to the Coulee Region Power Rankings.