Sparta 2nd at Ellsworth Invitational

The Spartans finished second to host and D2 top-ranked Ellsworth Saturday at the Ellsworth Invitational.  Senior Jaden Winchel lead the Spartans winning the 145-pound championship in dominating fashion while Jon Bailey, Brett Von Ruden, Hayden Krein and Austin Zwiefel all placed second for the Spartans.

Ellsworth ran away with the team championship earning 255.5 points.  Sparta was second with 182.5 points and Dover-Eyota (Minnesota) third with 128 points.  Finishing third for the Spartans was Blake Brooks, Kyle Erickson and Matt Fahning.  David Hayes finished fourth.

To say Winchel was dominant at 145 pounds was an understatement.  His first two matches ended in pins in 1:08 and 1:15 before he won the championship match via 13-2 major decision.

Summarized results are below…

106  –  Blake Brooks, 3rd Place, 3-2 with three pins
113  –  Jakob Larson, 5th Place, 2-2 with a pin and major decision
120  –  Jon Bailey, 2nd Place, 2-1 with a pin
126  –  Thomas Treu, Did Not Place, 0-3
132  –  Kyle Erickson, 3rd Place, 3-1 with a pin and major decision
138  –  David Hayes, 4th Place, 3-2 with a pin
145  –  Jaden Winchel, 1st Place, 3-0 with two pins and a major decision
152  –  Brett Von Ruden, 2nd Place, 2-1 with two pins
160  –  Hayden Krein, 2nd Place, 2-1 with a pin
170  –  Matt Fahning, 3rd Place, 3-1 with a pin, technical fall and major decision
182  –  James Gann, 5th Place, 2-2 with two pins
195  –  Austin Zwiefel, 2nd Place, 2-1 with a pin and major decision
220  –  Garet Pfaff, 7th Place, 1-2 with a pin

Team scores:  Ellsworth 255.5, Sparta 182.5, Dover-Eyota 128, Mora 127, Spring Valley/Elmwood 117, Cadott 87, Eau Claire North 87, Prescott 85, Ellsworth White 84.5, Team Alternate 46, Unity 43, Benilde St. Margarets 28

Full match-by-match results are below…

106 – Blake Brooks (13-8) placed 3rd and scored 18.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Blake Brooks (Sparta) 13-8 won by fall over Jacob Randall (Benilde St.-Margarets) 1-11 (Fall 1:10)
Semifinal – Charlie Stuhl (Ellsworth) 3-0 won by major decision over Blake Brooks (Sparta) 13-8 (MD 15-4)
Cons. Semi – Blake Brooks (Sparta) 13-8 won by fall over Shane Chady (Cadott) 11-18 (Fall 0:48)
3rd Place Match – Blake Brooks (Sparta) 13-8 won by fall over Ethan Tulip (Prescott) 13-22 (Fall 1:19)

113 – Jakob Larson (4-6) placed 5th and scored 9.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Carter Duerkop (Eau Claire North) 36-10 won by decision over Jakob Larson (Sparta) 4-6 (Dec 11-4)
Cons. Round 1 – Jakob Larson (Sparta) 4-6 won by fall over Luke Deppa (Spring Valley/Elmwood) 8-28 (Fall 1:36)
Cons. Semi – Carter Huppert (Ellsworth White) 2-2 won by decision over Jakob Larson (Sparta) 4-6 (Dec 5-2)
5th Place Match – Jakob Larson (Sparta) 4-6 won by major decision over Teigan Miller (Dover-Eyota) 7-15 (MD 13-0)

120 – Jon Bailey (45-7) placed 2nd and scored 18.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Jon Bailey (Sparta) 45-7 won by fall over Avery Girdeen ELL (Team Alternate) 2-2 (Fall 1:13)
Semifinal – Jon Bailey (Sparta) 45-7 won by decision over Derek Koller (Ellsworth White) 11-5 (Dec 8-2)
1st Place Match – Sawyer Hamilton (Ellsworth) 6-1 won by decision over Jon Bailey (Sparta) 45-7 (Dec 2-0)

126 – Thomas Treu (0-3) placed 8th and scored 1.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Mason Phillips (Eau Claire North) 52-3 won by fall over Thomas Treu (Sparta) 0-3 (Fall 0:48)
Cons. Round 1 – Bailey Gillett (Cadott) 33-14 won by fall over Thomas Treu (Sparta) 0-3 (Fall 2:16)
7th Place Match – Tommy Nosbush (Mora) 15-11 won by fall over Thomas Treu (Sparta) 0-3 (Fall 1:49)

132 – Kyle Erickson (11-9) placed 3rd and scored 13.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Kyle Erickson (Sparta) 11-9 won by major decision over Demetrius Seals (Benilde St.-Margarets) 2-3 (MD 10-2)
Semifinal – Sam Stuhl (Ellsworth) 46-5 won by fall over Kyle Erickson (Sparta) 11-9 (Fall 3:02)
Cons. Semi – Kyle Erickson (Sparta) 11-9 won by decision over Jordan Lindquist (Mora) 17-22 (Dec 7-0)
3rd Place Match – Kyle Erickson (Sparta) 11-9 won by decision over Jared Toenjes (Ellsworth White) 8-4 (Dec 8-4)

138 – David Hayes (29-21) placed 4th and scored 11.00 team points.
Prelim – David Hayes (Sparta) 29-21 won by fall over Julien Tillery (Unity) 4-19 (Fall 0:34)
Quarterfinal – Jared Lansing (Ellsworth) 10-4 won by decision over David Hayes (Sparta) 29-21 (Dec 7-4)
Cons. Round 1 – David Hayes (Sparta) 29-21 won by decision over Alex Matzek (Ellsworth White) 3-2 (Dec 5-3)
Cons. Semi – David Hayes (Sparta) 29-21 won by decision over Cody Atherton (Prescott) 20-18 (Dec 4-2)
3rd Place Match – Jared Lansing (Ellsworth) 10-4 won by decision over David Hayes (Sparta) 29-21 (Dec 8-2)

145 – Jaden Winchel (42-5) placed 1st and scored 25.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Jaden Winchel (Sparta) 42-5 won by fall over Austin Voss MOR (Team Alternate) 1-3 (Fall 1:08)
Semifinal – Jaden Winchel (Sparta) 42-5 won by fall over Mason Sanborn (Mora) 15-17 (Fall 1:15)
1st Place Match – Jaden Winchel (Sparta) 42-5 won by major decision over Brady Spaeth (Cadott) 2-1 (MD 13-2)

152 – Brett Von Ruden (24-8) placed 2nd and scored 20.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Brett Von Ruden (Sparta) 24-8 won by fall over Hank Hanson (Benilde St.-Margarets) 6-21 (Fall 1:36)
Semifinal – Brett Von Ruden (Sparta) 24-8 won by fall over Michael Nelson (Dover-Eyota) 29-15 (Fall 1:08)
1st Place Match – Cruze Hurlburt (Spring Valley/Elmwood) 37-3 won by decision over Brett Von Ruden (Sparta) 24-8 (Dec 8-1)

160 – Hayden Krein (45-6) placed 2nd and scored 18.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Hayden Krein (Sparta) 45-6 won by fall over Kenny Fesenmaier (Spring Valley/Elmwood) 1-2 (Fall 1:35)
Semifinal – Hayden Krein (Sparta) 45-6 won by decision over Marcus Otomo (Dover-Eyota) 15-9 (Dec 6-0)
1st Place Match – Anders Lantz (Ellsworth) 41-10 won by decision over Hayden Krein (Sparta) 45-6 (Dec 6-5)

170 – Matt Fahning (20-19) placed 3rd and scored 16.50 team points.
Quarterfinal – Matt Fahning (Sparta) 20-19 won by major decision over Danny Schroeder (Mora) 6-6 (MD 12-4)
Semifinal – Keaton Schaefer (Dover-Eyota) 35-11 won by fall over Matt Fahning (Sparta) 20-19 (Fall 2:28)
Cons. Semi – Matt Fahning (Sparta) 20-19 won by fall over Chase Van Ryan (Eau Claire North) 1-3 (Fall 0:47)
3rd Place Match – Matt Fahning (Sparta) 20-19 won by tech fall over Danny Schroeder (Mora) 6-6 (TF-1.5 0:00 (20-2))

182 – James Gann (19-20) placed 5th and scored 10.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Carter Merth (Spring Valley/Elmwood) 18-13 won by fall over James Gann (Sparta) 19-20 (Fall 3:32)
Cons. Round 1 – James Gann (Sparta) 19-20 won by fall over Daniel Comstock MOR (Team Alternate) 1-2 (Fall 1:24)
Cons. Semi – Kane Lemke (Dover-Eyota) 24-16 won by major decision over James Gann (Sparta) 19-20 (MD 10-2)
5th Place Match – James Gann (Sparta) 19-20 won by fall over Colin McCarthy (Mora) 1-3 (Fall 1:50)

195 – Austin Zwiefel (24-21) placed 2nd and scored 19.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Austin Zwiefel (Sparta) 24-21 won by fall over Tou Vang (Eau Claire North) 7-18 (Fall 4:45)
Semifinal – Austin Zwiefel (Sparta) 24-21 won by major decision over Nick Hofacker (Spring Valley/Elmwood) 17-11 (MD 11-3)
1st Place Match – Ty Sanford (Prescott) 27-18 won by decision over Austin Zwiefel (Sparta) 24-21 (Dec 5-3)

220 – Garet Pfaff (2-2) placed 7th and scored 4.00 team points.
Prelim – Garet Pfaff (Sparta) 2-2 won by decision over Jacob Nowling (Mora) 4-11 (Dec 1-0)
Quarterfinal – Dillon Kimmen (Prescott) 30-14 won by fall over Garet Pfaff (Sparta) 2-2 (Fall 0:45)
Cons. Round 1 – Austin Turner (Spring Valley/Elmwood) 2-2 won by fall over Garet Pfaff (Sparta) 2-2 (Fall 0:38)
7th Place Match – Garet Pfaff (Sparta) 2-2 won by fall over Carson Johnson (Unity) 0-3 (Fall 0:35)