Sparta improved its MVC record to 2-0 on the year by defeating Holmen 38-27 Thursday night in Holmen. The dual victory over the Vikings moves Sparta’s dual record on the year to 4-2. Check below for full match-by-match results…
SPARTA 38 – HOLMEN 27
140 — Ian Hackett (H) major decisioned Cody Olson 11-0
145 — Matt Tourdot pinned Michael Behringer (H) 1:28
152 — Alex Goyette (H) decisioned Jordan Stanek 10-9
160 — Michael Jacobsen major decisioned Dylan Addleman (H) 14-5
171 — Seth Harelson pinned Luke Medinger (H) 2:56
189 — Jordan Coryell (H) pinned Brandon Amundson 1:37
215 — Kevin Schmitz decisioned Marc Mades (H) 5-4
285 — Trevor Hutson pinned Trevor Scholze (H) 2:24
103 — Nick Johnson (H) decisioned Tom Tourdot 9-3
112 — Keaton Kulmaczewski (H) decisioned Derek McDonald 7-6
119 — Nick Winchel pinned Isaac Hackett (H) 1:40
125 — Derrick Johnson pinned Joe Benson (H) 1:10
130 — Aaron Murray (H) pinned Jesse Amundson 2:16
135 — Dustin Henning (H) decisioned Morgan Leis 5-2
Derrick Johnson’s pin of Joe Benson at the 125 pound match sealed the victory for the Spartans as they went ahead 37-19. While the score was close, the Spartans had opportunities to make this a much more lopsided victory. One point losses at 112 and 152 could have swung either way. Sparta was also on the positive end of a one point victory with Kevin Schmitz taking down the 11-2 Marc Mades at 215.
Trevor Hutson returned from an injury to pick up his first victory of the year by pinning his opponent at heavyweight. Expect Kevin Schmitz and Hutson to move back and forth between 215 and 285 this year depending on the dual.
Other area scores are as follows:
La Crosse Central 42
La Crosse Aquinas 29
It wasn’t a pretty sight Thursday night when former Spartan coach Lyle Blum took over as head coach at Onalaska. Blum takes the reigns on a program that has gone 5-94-1 since joining the MVC in 1989. Onalaska’s last conference victory came during the 2003-04 season. We wish Blum the best of luck as he attempts to resurrect the Hilltoppers’ program, but that wishing stops when they wrestle Sparta.
Sparta takes the next week off before returning on Friday, December 28th and 29th for the Bi-State Classic at the La Crosse Center. Check back between now and then for miscellaneous updates and seeding information related to this year’s Bi-State Classic.