Bailey, Krein lead Spartans to 7th Place finish in D1

Bailey lead the Spartans with a third place finish.

Jon Bailey and Hayden Krein lead the Spartans to a seventh place finish in division one and 15th overall at the 2017 edition of the Bi-State Classic.  Junior Jon Bailey and senior Hayden Krein fell just short of defending their Bi-State titles from last year with Bailey falling 4-3 in the semifinals to two-time MN Class A state champion Jeron Matson of Kenyon-Wanamingo.  At 160 pounds, Hayden Krein fell in the semis to Caledonia/Houston’s Zach Schneider.

David Hayes and Mathias Krein rounded out the placewinners for the Spartans with each finishing 9th.  At 152 pounds, Brett Von Ruden advanced to the semifinals and was in a tight match before questionable officiating lead to a disqualification.  Von Ruden finished the tournament 3-1 with three pins

While Bailey and Krein may have finished with the highest place, nobody on the team came close to David Hayes in number of matches won over the course of the tournament.  He came close to matching Kevin Dutton’s program record of nine wins in a single tournament, but ultimately went 7-2 over the two-day tournament.  In the early 1990s, Kevin Dutton lost his opening match of the tournament and won his next nine matches to place third and finish 9-1 over two days.  Hayes went 7-2.

As is usual with Jon Bailey, he was able to win a lot of close matches.  Wrestling for the first time this season at 120 pounds, Bailey won two of this final three matches with all three being decided by two points or less.  His semifinal loss was a 4-3 decision, while his consolation semifinal match was a 3-1 victory before winning 3-1 in sudden victory-one overtime in the third place match.

Significant wins during the tournament included…

  • Jon Bailey’s 8-0 victory over Melrose-Mindoro/G.E.T.’s Jack Marley (ranked 5th in D3 at 120)
  • Jon Bailey’s 3-1 victory over Belmont/Platteville’s Isaac Wiegel (ranked 2nd in D2 at 120)
  • Jon Bailey’s 3-1 SV-1 victory over Lodi’s Garrett Moll (ranked 4th in D2 at 126)
  • Brett Von Ruden’s pin in 1:31 over Prairie du Chien’s Tyler Smock (HM at 152 in D2)
  • Hayden Krein’s pin in 3:03 over Weston/Ithaca’s Colton Clary (ranked 8th in D3 at 170)
  • Hayden Krein’s 16-0 technical fall victory in 3:40 over New Lisbon’s Gunnar Pederson (ranked 9th in D3 at 152)
  • Hayden Krein’s 17-2 technical fall victory in 1:13 over Waunakee’s Ben Statz (HM at 170 in D1)
  • Hayden Krein’s 4-2 victory over Medford Area’s Kolten Hanson (ranked 2nd at 170 in D2)
  • Mathias Krein’s 8-4 victory over Luxemburg-Casco’s Jacon Zellner (HM at 170 in D2)
  • Mathias Krein’s 7-2 victory over Lodi’s Max Barreau (ranked 10th at 182 in D2)

Sparta’s finish was significant for a number of reasons.  The team is far from full-strength or healthy and the Spartans wrestled without anyone at 106.  Von Ruden’s questionable disqualification erased all of his team points meaning the Spartans might have finished even higher than 7th in D1 and 15th overall in the 61-team tournament.  At the same time, Bailey and Hayden Krein were incredibly close to winning the matches they lost, which could have meant more team points.

Meanwhile, Holmen dominated the team scores with 342 points, which was 22.5 points better than second-place Stratford.  The Vikings appear to be the real deal and are earning their top ranking in Wisconsin division one.  Area teams that also finished strong included Prairie du Chien (9th overall with 172.5 point), Viroqua (17th overall with 132.5 points) and Melrose-Mindoro/G.E.T. (18th overall with 126 points)

Summarized and team results are below…

113  –  Vince Polhamus, Did Not Place, 2-2 with a major decision and pin
120  –  Jon Bailey, 3rd Place, 5-1 with two major decisions and a pin
126  –  Esteban Rodriguez, Did Not place, 0-2
132  –  Thomas True, Did Not Place, 0-2
138  –  Kyle Erickson, Did Not Place, 2-2 with two pins
145  –  David Hayes, 9th Place, 7-2 with three pins
152  –  Brett Von Ruden, Did Not Place, 3-1 with three pins
160  –  Hayden Krein, 4th Place, 5-2 with two pins and two technical falls
170  –  Mathias Krein, 9th Place, 5-2 with a technical fall
182  –  Kelten Pfaff, Did Not Place, 0-2
195  –  Marcus Cox, Did Not Place, 0-2
220  –  Garet Pfaff, Did Not Place, 1-2 with a pin
285  –  Noah Benish, Did Not Place, 0-2

Team scores…

Full results below…

Vince Polhamus (14-8) place is unknown and scored 10.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Vince Polhamus (Sparta) 14-8 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Vince Polhamus (Sparta) 14-8 won by major decision over Jake Brunner (Medford Area) 12-4 (MD 11-0)
  • Champ. Round 3 – Dawson Lambert (Tomah) 20-2 won by decision over Vince Polhamus (Sparta) 14-8 (Dec 2-0)
  • Cons. Round 4 – Vince Polhamus (Sparta) 14-8 won by fall over Ernesto Espino-Sanchez (South Saint Paul) 11-5 (Fall 3:00)
  • Cons. Round 5 – Isaac Blohowiak (Luxemburg-Casco) 15-8 won by decision over Vince Polhamus (Sparta) 14-8 (Dec 3-1)
Jon Bailey (18-1) placed 3rd and scored 35.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Jon Bailey (Sparta) 18-1 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Jon Bailey (Sparta) 18-1 won by fall over Roman Gilbert (Eastview) 7-6 (Fall 2:00)
  • Champ. Round 3 – Jon Bailey (Sparta) 18-1 won by major decision over Camron Wigand (South Saint Paul) 5-5 (MD 8-0)
  • Quarterfinal – Jon Bailey (Sparta) 18-1 won by major decision over Jack Marley (Gale-Ett.-Tremp./Melrose-Mind.) 18-5 (MD 9-1)
  • Semifinal – Jeron Matson (Kenyon-Wanamingo) 15-1 won by decision over Jon Bailey (Sparta) 18-1 (Dec 4-3)
  • Cons. Semi – Jon Bailey (Sparta) 18-1 won by decision over Isaac Wiegel (Belmont/Platteville) 18-2 (Dec 3-1)
  • 3rd Place Match – Jon Bailey (Sparta) 18-1 won in sudden victory – 1 over Garrett Moll (Lodi) 19-2 (SV-1 3-1)
Esteban Rodriguez (0-3) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Kaleb Baumgart (New Lisbon) 7-4 won by fall over Esteban Rodriguez (Sparta) 0-3 (Fall 3:03)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Esteban Rodriguez (Sparta) 0-3 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Dakota Wells (Hillsboro) 9-4 won by fall over Esteban Rodriguez (Sparta) 0-3 (Fall 1:35)
Thomas Treu (6-12) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Derek Marten (Stratford) 18-5 won by decision over Thomas Treu (Sparta) 6-12 (Dec 8-2)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Kongpheng Lo (Wausau West) 7-9 won by decision over Thomas Treu (Sparta) 6-12 (Dec 4-3)
Kyle Erickson (7-4) place is unknown and scored 6.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Kyle Erickson (Sparta) 7-4 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Quinn Christoffersen (South Saint Paul) 13-4 won by decision over Kyle Erickson (Sparta) 7-4 (Dec 10-3)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Kyle Erickson (Sparta) 7-4 won by fall over Trevor Heim (Belmont/Platteville) 3-10 (Fall 1:49)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Kyle Erickson (Sparta) 7-4 won by fall over Joseph Hoffman (Middleton) 8-7 (Fall 2:16)
  • Cons. Round 4 – Payton Vaughn (DC Everest) 13-6 won by fall over Kyle Erickson (Sparta) 7-4 (Fall 1:00)
David Hayes (19-7) placed 9th and scored 23.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – David Hayes (Sparta) 19-7 won by fall over Anthony Cina (Kickapoo/La Farge) 0-2 (Fall 1:06)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Dylan Wachter (New Richmond) 12-3 won by decision over David Hayes (Sparta) 19-7 (Dec 6-4)
  • Cons. Round 2 – David Hayes (Sparta) 19-7 won by forfeit over Forfeit Forfeit (North Crawford/Seneca) 1-13 (For.)
  • Cons. Round 3 – David Hayes (Sparta) 19-7 won by decision over Ryan Knight (Westby) 14-9 (Dec 2-1)
  • Cons. Round 4 – David Hayes (Sparta) 19-7 won by decision over Ty Miller (Waunakee) 12-6 (Dec 6-0)
  • Cons. Round 5 – David Hayes (Sparta) 19-7 won by fall over Jacob Rathke (Lakeville South) 15-6 (Fall 1:55)
  • Cons. Round 6 – Bryce Shaw (Spencer/Columbus Catholic) 14-4 won by decision over David Hayes (Sparta) 19-7 (Dec 4-2)
  • Cons. Round 7 – David Hayes (Sparta) 19-7 won by decision over Bryce Blaken (Gale-Ett.-Tremp./Melrose-Mind.) 10-5 (Dec 6-4)
  • 9th Place Match – David Hayes (Sparta) 19-7 won by fall over Wyatt McCutchen (Holmen) 12-7 (Fall 1:31)
Brett Von Ruden (20-2) DNP.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Brett Von Ruden (Sparta) 20-5 won by fall over Isaiah Heil (Medford Area) 0-5 (Fall 1:41)
  • Champ. Round 2 -Brett Von Ruden (Sparta) 20-5 won by fall over Bjorn Leum (Westby) 6-8 (Fall 1:49)
  • Champ. Round 3 -Brett Von Ruden (Sparta) 20-5 won by fall over Tyler Smock (Prairie du Chien) 13-5 (Fall 1:31)
  • Quarterfinal – Willie Bastyr (Lakeville South) 20-3 won by fall overBrett Von Ruden (Sparta) 20-5 (Fall 5:59)
Hayden Krein (23-2) placed 4th and scored 36.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Hayden Krein (Sparta) 23-2 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Hayden Krein (Sparta) 23-2 won by fall over William Johnson (Gale-Ett.-Tremp./Melrose-Mind.) 8-10 (Fall 1:32)
  • Champ. Round 3 – Hayden Krein (Sparta) 23-2 won by fall over Colton Clary (Ithaca/Weston) 11-5 (Fall 3:03)
  • Quarterfinal – Zach Schneider (Caledonia/Houston) 13-1 won in sudden victory – 1 over Hayden Krein (Sparta) 23-2 (SV-1 4-2)
  • Cons. Round 6 – Hayden Krein (Sparta) 23-2 won by tech fall over Gunnar Pedersen (New Lisbon) 12-6 (TF-1.5 3:40 (16-0))
  • Cons. Round 7 – Hayden Krein (Sparta) 23-2 won by tech fall over Ben Statz (Waunakee) 20-5 (TF-1.5 1:13 (17-2))
  • Cons. Semi – Hayden Krein (Sparta) 23-2 won by decision over Kolten Hanson (Medford Area) 16-2 (Dec 4-2)
  • 3rd Place Match – Zach Schneider (Caledonia/Houston) 13-1 won by decision over Hayden Krein (Sparta) 23-2 (Dec 3-1)
Mathias Krein (18-6) placed 9th and scored 18.50 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Mathias Krein (Sparta) 18-6 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Mathias Krein (Sparta) 18-6 won by tech fall over Zachary Marek (Waunakee) 19-7 (TF-1.5 5:24 (15-0))
  • Champ. Round 3 – Tyler Hannah (Viroqua) 22-3 won by decision over Mathias Krein (Sparta) 18-6 (Dec 8-4)
  • Cons. Round 4 – Mathias Krein (Sparta) 18-6 won by decision over Jordan Decker (Athens) 11-7 (Dec 5-1)
  • Cons. Round 5 – Mathias Krein (Sparta) 18-6 won by decision over Jacob Zellner (Luxemburg-Casco) 17-8 (Dec 8-4)
  • Cons. Round 6 – Keller Wolfe (Auburndale) 18-3 won by fall over Mathias Krein (Sparta) 18-6 (Fall 1:47)
  • Cons. Round 7 – Mathias Krein (Sparta) 18-6 won by decision over Zachary Marek (Waunakee) 19-7 (Dec 11-4)
  • 9th Place Match – Mathias Krein (Sparta) 18-6 won by decision over Max Barreau (Lodi) 17-5 (Dec 7-2)
Kelten Pfaff (8-11) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Noah Heber (Lewiston-Altura/Rushford-Peterson) 16-6 won by fall over Kelten Pfaff (Sparta) 8-11 (Fall 2:19)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Kelten Pfaff (Sparta) 8-11 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Landon Lockington (Gale-Ett.-Tremp./Melrose-Mind.) 15-7 won by fall over Kelten Pfaff (Sparta) 8-11 (Fall 2:36)
Marcus Cox (9-12) place is unknown and scored 6.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Travis Messer (New Richmond) 12-8 won by decision over Marcus Cox (Sparta) 9-12 (Dec 3-2)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Marcus Cox (Sparta) 9-12 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Marcus Cox (Sparta) 9-12 won by forfeit over Forfeit Forfeit (Monroe) 9-9 (For.)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Connor Pierce (Sheboygan Falls) 3-10 won by fall over Marcus Cox (Sparta) 9-12 (Fall 4:51)
Garet Pfaff (13-7) place is unknown and scored 6.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Garet Pfaff (Sparta) 13-7 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Ryan Schoenfelder (Goodhue) 7-2 won by decision over Garet Pfaff (Sparta) 13-7 (Dec 4-3)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Garet Pfaff (Sparta) 13-7 won by forfeit over Forfeit Forfeit (Hudson) 2-4 (For.)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Garet Pfaff (Sparta) 13-7 won by fall over Cole Zenz (Lancaster) 11-8 (Fall 2:11)
  • Cons. Round 4 – Nate Lloyd (Luxemburg-Casco) 19-5 won by fall over Garet Pfaff (Sparta) 13-7 (Fall 3:45)
Noah Benish (8-6) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Isiah Miller (Portage) 7-9 won by decision over Noah Benish (Sparta) 8-6 (Dec 2-1)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Noah Benish (Sparta) 8-6 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Joseph Schick (Baraboo) 14-9 won by decision over Noah Benish (Sparta) 8-6 (Dec 3-1)