Hayes, Von Ruden lead Sparta to 2nd place finish in Lancaster

David Hayes became the 26th wrestler in program history to record 100 or more victories.

Recording the 100th victory of his career, David Hayes joined Brett Von Ruden as champions at Saturday’s Lancaster Invite to lead the Spartans to a second place finish behind hosts Lancaster.

Hayes and Von Ruden were joined in the finals by Vince Polhamus, Hayden Krein and Mathias Krein who all placed second.  Thomas Treu and Kyle Erickson finished third while Kelten Pfaff and Garet Pfaff placed fourth.

The Spartans placed second despite wrestling without a 106-pounder and without Jon Bailey at 120.  At 160, Hayden Krein ran into Spartan nemesis and 2017 Bi-State champion Max Maylor of Iowa-Grant/Highland.  Maylor defeated Von Ruden multiple times in close matches last year and now can add a victory over Krein to his resume of Spartan distress.  A rematch of these two could happen in a couple weeks at the Sparta Invite.  Krein is ranked second in D1 at 160 while Maylor is ranked second in D3 at the same weight.

At 145, David Hayes won his first two matches by first period pin before handing Dubuque Senior’s Matt Connolly (21-2) his second loss of the season via a 4-3 victory in the championship match.  In the process, Hayes became the 26th Spartan in program history to record 100 or more victories.  Three other wrestlers on this year’s team belong to that club–junior Jon Bailey and seniors Brett Von Ruden and Hayden Krein.  At 152, it was easy sailing for Von Ruden as he picked up three pins in three matches including a pin in 1:17 in the championship match over Iowa-Grant/Highland’s Clayton Kite.

Sophomore Thomas Treu picked up the most wins on the day with four.  The 132-pounder won his first match before losing his second, but battled back with three straight victories to capture third.

Corbin Hauser leads JV at Wisconsin Challenge Series in Mineral Point

Corbin Hauser was dominant at 152 pounds picking up three pins on his way to a first place finish at the Wisconsin Challenge Series qualifier in Mineral Point.  The top three finishes at the Mineral Point regional will advance to the Wisconsin Challenge Series Final at Wausau West on January 20th.  That means Madden Connelly will join Hauser in Wausau on the 20th.

106  –  Luis Cruz-Cane, 4th Place, 1-2
120  –  Samuel Matias-Escalante, Did Not Place, 0-2
138  –  Gavin Haldeman, 4th Place, 1-2
138  –  Seth Boland, 6th Place, 2-2 with two pins
152  –  Corbin Hauser, 1st Place, 3-0 with three pins
182  –  Nick Gann, 5th Place, 1-2 with a pin
195  –  Madden Connolly, 3rd Place, 3-1 with a pin and major decision

Click here to see full results from the JV.

Click here to see full results from the varsity.

The Spartans are off this week before returning to action Saturday at the Brookfield Scramble.

Full and summarized results are below…

113  –  Vince Polhamus, 2nd Place, 2-1 with a pin and technical fall
126  –  Esteban Rodriguez, Did Not Place, 0-2
132  –  Thomas Treu, 3rd Place, 4-1 with two pins
138  –  Kyle Erickson, 3rd Place, 3-1 with a major decision
145  –  David Hayes, 1st Place, 3-0 with two pins
152  –  Brett Von Ruden, 1st Place, 3-0 with three pins
160  –  Hayden Krein, 2nd Place, 2-1 with two pins
170  –  Mathias Krein, 2nd Place, 2-1 with two major decisions
182  –  Kelten Pfaff, 4th Place, 2-2 with a pin
195  –  Marcus Cox, 6th Place, 1-3 with a pin
220  –  Garet Pfaff, 4th Place, 3-2 with two pins
285  –  Noah Benish, Did Not Place, 0-2

Team scores…

  1. Lancaster 193
  2. Sparta 167.5
  3. Iowa-Grant/Highland 153.5
  4. Dubuque Senior 137
  5. Darlington/Black Hawk 130
  6. Dubuque Wahlert 119.5
  7. Monticello 91
  8. Brodhead 54
  9. Boscobel 45
  10. Cuba City/Benton/Southwestern 34
  11. River Ridge/Cassville 6

Full results below…

113  –  Vince Polhamus (18-9) placed 2nd and scored 19.50 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Vince Polhamus (Sparta) 18-9 won by fall over Carter Lull (Lancaster) 6-3 (Fall 5:24)
  • Semifinal – Vince Polhamus (Sparta) 18-9 won by tech fall over Isaac Cretsinger (Dubuque Senior) 15-7 (TF-1.5 0:00 (16-0))
  • 1st Place Match – Kain Luensman (Monticello) 27-1 won by major decision over Vince Polhamus (Sparta) 18-9 (MD 10-1)
126  –  Esteban Rodriguez (0-5) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Andrew Wall (Monticello) 14-9 won by fall over Esteban Rodriguez (Sparta) 0-5 (Fall 3:28)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Cody Blosch (Darlington/Black Hawk) 8-8 won by decision over Esteban Rodriguez (Sparta) 0-5 (Dec 5-3)
132  –  Thomas Treu (9-14) placed 3rd and scored 15.00 team points.

  • Prelim – Thomas Treu (Sparta) 9-14 won by fall over Lane Waterman (Boscobel) 3-12 (Fall 5:30)
  • Quarterfinal – Chase Luensman (Monticello) 27-1 won by major decision over Thomas Treu (Sparta) 9-14 (MD 12-3)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Thomas Treu (Sparta) 9-14 won by fall over Wylie Niles (Cuba City/Benton/Southwestern) 7-11 (Fall 2:12)
  • Cons. Semi – Thomas Treu (Sparta) 9-14 won by decision over Isaac Oyen (Lancaster) 13-10 (Dec 6-2)
  • 3rd Place Match – Thomas Treu (Sparta) 9-14 won by decision over Carter Elliott (Dubuque Senior) 6-5 (Dec 7-6)
138  –  Kyle Erickson (15-6) placed 3rd and scored 12.00 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Jason Sedbrook (Iowa-Grant/Highland) 12-13 won by decision over Kyle Erickson (Sparta) 15-6 (Dec 12-10)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Kyle Erickson (Sparta) 15-6 won by decision over C.J. Lange (Dubuque Wahlert) 7-13 (Dec 3-1)
  • Cons. Semi – Kyle Erickson (Sparta) 15-6 won by decision over Logan Schneider (Lancaster) 14-11 (Dec 7-1)
  • 3rd Place Match – Kyle Erickson (Sparta) 15-6 won by major decision over Jason Sedbrook (Iowa-Grant/Highland) 12-13 (MD 13-3)
145  –  David Hayes (24-7) placed 1st and scored 24.00 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – David Hayes (Sparta) 24-7 won by fall over Brian McCullough (Brodhead) 8-10 (Fall 1:49)
  • Semifinal – David Hayes (Sparta) 24-7 won by fall over Collin Lull (Lancaster) 11-7 (Fall 1:18)
  • 1st Place Match – David Hayes (Sparta) 24-7 won by decision over Matt Connolly (Dubuque Senior) 21-2 (Dec 4-3)
152  –  Brett Von Ruden (23-2) placed 1st and scored 26.00 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Brett Von Ruden (Sparta) 23-2 won by fall over Tyler Reuter (Cuba City/Benton/Southwestern) 8-13 (Fall 4:58)
  • Semifinal – Brett Von Ruden (Sparta) 23-2 won by fall over Thomas Broderick (Monticello) 16-10 (Fall 3:59)
  • 1st Place Match – Brett Von Ruden (Sparta) 23-2 won by fall over Clayton Kite (Iowa-Grant/Highland) 3-1 (Fall 1:17)
160  –  Hayden Krein (26-3) placed 2nd and scored 20.00 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Hayden Krein (Sparta) 26-3 won by fall over Hunter Bredeson (Darlington/Black Hawk) 6-7 (Fall 3:00)
  • Semifinal – Hayden Krein (Sparta) 26-3 won by fall over Kaleb Erb (Brodhead) 10-5 (Fall 1:02)
  • 1st Place Match – Max Maylor (Iowa-Grant/Highland) 27-1 won by decision over Hayden Krein (Sparta) 26-3 (Dec 7-3)
170  –  Mathias Krein (22-7) placed 2nd and scored 18.00 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Mathias Krein (Sparta) 22-7 won by major decision over Clay McCartney (Lancaster) 8-11 (MD 16-3)
  • Semifinal – Mathias Krein (Sparta) 22-7 won by major decision over Chase Beinborn (Boscobel) 22-6 (MD 17-3)
  • 1st Place Match – Kolton Bartow (Dubuque Wahlert) 24-2 won by decision over Mathias Krein (Sparta) 22-7 (Dec 7-3)
182  –  Kelten Pfaff (11-14) placed 4th and scored 13.00 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Carter Konrardy (Dubuque Senior) 13-7 won by fall over Kelten Pfaff (Sparta) 11-14 (Fall 1:26)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Kelten Pfaff (Sparta) 11-14 won by fall over Lance Ubersox (Darlington/Black Hawk) 4-8 (Fall 1:47)
  • Cons. Semi – Kelten Pfaff (Sparta) 11-14 won by injury default over Gavin Holub (Monticello) 6-4 (Inj. 0:00)
  • 3rd Place Match – Carter Konrardy (Dubuque Senior) 13-7 won by decision over Kelten Pfaff (Sparta) 11-14 (Dec 6-1)
195  –  Marcus Cox (12-15) placed 6th and scored 7.00 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Marcus Cox (Sparta) 12-15 won by fall over Hunter Thoma (Dubuque Senior) 9-10 (Fall 3:04)
  • Semifinal – Caden Straka (Lancaster) 18-5 won by fall over Marcus Cox (Sparta) 12-15 (Fall 3:52)
  • Cons. Semi – Clint Havlik (Iowa-Grant/Highland) 7-3 won by decision over Marcus Cox (Sparta) 12-15 (Dec 2-1)
  • 5th Place Match – Hunter Thoma (Dubuque Senior) 9-10 won by fall over Marcus Cox (Sparta) 12-15 (Fall 0:52)
220  –  Garet Pfaff (17-9) placed 4th and scored 13.00 team points.

  • Prelim – Garet Pfaff (Sparta) 17-9 won by fall over Ethan Esser (River Ridge/Cassville) 0-2 (Fall 2:25)
  • Quarterfinal – Brody Milz (Darlington/Black Hawk) 16-4 won by fall over Garet Pfaff (Sparta) 17-9 (Fall 0:25)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Garet Pfaff (Sparta) 17-9 won by fall over Logan Murphy (Cuba City/Benton/Southwestern) 6-9 (Fall 2:02)
  • Cons. Semi – Garet Pfaff (Sparta) 17-9 won by decision over Trent Davis (Brodhead) 15-5 (Dec 3-1)
  • 3rd Place Match – Brody Milz (Darlington/Black Hawk) 16-4 won by injury default over Garet Pfaff (Sparta) 17-9 (Inj. 0:00)
285  –  Noah Benish (8-9) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Fancisco Garcia (Cuba City/Benton/Southwestern) 9-8 won by fall over Noah Benish (Sparta) 8-9 (Fall 3:39)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Tyler Kuper (Monticello) 12-4 won by decision over Noah Benish (Sparta) 8-9 (Dec 2-1)

JV at Wisconsin Challenge Series Qualifier

106  –  Luis Cruz-Cane’s place is 4th and has scored 11.00 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Luis Cruz-Cane (Sparta) won by fall over Reese Schock (West Salem) (Fall 1:34)
  • Semifinal – Lucas Blackbourn (Cuba/Benton/Southwestern ) won by decision over Luis Cruz-Cane (Sparta) (Dec 9-7)
  • Cons. Semi – Luis Cruz-Cane (Sparta) received a bye () (Bye)
  • 3rd Place Match – Macoy Fitzgerald (Fennimore) won by fall over Luis Cruz-Cane (Sparta) (Fall 2:48)
120  –  Samuel Matias-Escalante’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Samuel Matias-Escalante (Sparta) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Hayden Peters (Tomah ) won in sudden victory – 1 over Samuel Matias-Escalante (Sparta) (SV-1 10-8)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Samuel Matias-Escalante (Sparta) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Semi – Chandler Workman (Mineral Point) won by fall over Samuel Matias-Escalante (Sparta) (Fall 4:33)
138  –  Gavin Haldeman’s place is 4th and has scored 11.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Gavin Haldeman (Sparta) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Gavin Haldeman (Sparta) won by decision over Jordan Keegan (Riverdale) (Dec 10-5)
  • Semifinal – Zach Wisted (Holmen) won by fall over Gavin Haldeman (Sparta) (Fall 1:24)
  • 3rd Place Match – Dakota Myers (Tomah ) won by fall over Gavin Haldeman (Sparta) (Fall 4:42)
138  –  Seth Boland’s place is 6th and has scored 9.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Seth Boland (Sparta) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Dakota Myers (Tomah ) won by fall over Seth Boland (Sparta) (Fall 1:54)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Seth Boland (Sparta) won by fall over Tyler Gust (Belmont/Platteville) (Fall 3:30)
  • Cons. Semi – Seth Boland (Sparta) won by fall over Payton Nielson (Belmont/Platteville) (Fall 1:01)
  • 5th Place Match – Jordan Keegan (Riverdale) won by fall over Seth Boland (Sparta) (Fall 1:19)
152  –  Corbin Hauser’s place is 1st and has scored 28.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Corbin Hauser (Sparta) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Corbin Hauser (Sparta) won by fall over Kevin Marx (LaCrosse Logan) (Fall 0:46)
  • Semifinal – Corbin Hauser (Sparta) won by fall over Shane Roth (Holmen) (Fall 2:42)
  • 1st Place Match – Corbin Hauser (Sparta) won by fall over Dustin Wolf (Lancaster) (Fall 1:10)
182  –  Nick Gann’s place is 5th and has scored 7.00 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Drake Schams (Holmen) won by fall over Nick Gann (Sparta) (Fall 0:53)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Nick Gann (Sparta) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Semi – Brent Wagner (Lancaster) won by fall over Nick Gann (Sparta) (Fall 2:41)
  • 5th Place Match – Nick Gann (Sparta) won by fall over Brandon Betthauser (Tomah ) (Fall 1:17)
195  –  Madden Connelly’s place is 3rd and has scored 15.00 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Madden Connelly (Sparta) won by fall over Aaron Ragels (Fennimore) (Fall 3:37)
  • Semifinal – Caleb Butler (Holmen) won by major decision over Madden Connelly (Sparta) (Maj 9-1)
  • Cons. Semi – Madden Connelly (Sparta) won by major decision over Colby Von Haden (Tomah ) (Maj 9-1)
  • 3rd Place Match – Madden Connelly (Sparta) won by decision over Aaron Ragels (Fennimore) (Dec 4-1)