Spartans dismantle Hilltoppers 62-15

The Spartans improved to 9-0 on the year and 5-0 in the MVC with a 62-15 victory over Onalaska/Luther Tuesday evening in a dual that had been rescheduled twice because of inclement weather.  The Spartans have never lost to the Hilltoppers and are 31-0 all-time since their first meeting dating back to the 1972-73 season.

Onalaska held the briefest of leads as Hilltopper heavyweight and D1 7th-ranked Houston Dorn pinned Gabe Dearman in 1:02 to open up action, but it was Sparta the rest of the way.

Sparta would win 11 of the next 13 matches–two by forfeit, seven by pin, one by technical fall–to remain undefeated in MVC action heading into Thursday’s showdown with Holmen that will decide the MVC championship.

Jon Bailey moved up two weight classes to defeat a tough Aaron Raabe 8-2 while Jaden Winchel earned a takedown two seconds into his match against Micah LeFebre.  Outside of that, it was a lot of fist and second period pins for the Spartans sandwiched around a Matt Fahning technical fall.

Full results are below…

285  –  Houston Dorn(Onalaska/Luther) pinned Gabe Dearman in 1:02
106  –  Vince Polhamus won by forfeit
113  –  Blake Brooks pinned Garrett Harper(Onalaska/Luther) in 2:51
120  –  Jakob Larson won by forfeit
126  –  Jon Bailey defeated Aaron Raabe (Onalaska/Luther) 8-2
132  –  Kyle Erickson pinned Nick Goldbeck(Onalaska/Luther) in 0:56
138  –  David Hayes pinned Brian Stewert (Onalaska/Luther) in 2:36
145  –  Jaden Winchel pinned Micah LeFebre (Onalaska/Luther) in 1:08
152  –  Kaden Cordry (Onalaska/Luther) pinned Joe Lopez in 2:08
160  –  Mathias Krein pinned Samuel Christenson (Onalaska/Luther) in 1:17
170  –  Matt Fahning won by technical fall over Nom Yang (Onalaska/Luther) 18-1, 4:20
182  –  Jacob Udermann (Onalaska/Luther) defeated Jack Ruedy 7-1
195  –  Austin Zwiefel pinned Quincy Parker (Onalaska/Luther) in 2:37
220  –  Garet Pfaff pinned Jake Blum (Onalaska/Luther) in 3:11
FINAL:  SPARTA 62  –  ONALASKA 15

Sparta has today off before hosting Holmen tomorrow evening in a dual that will decide the MVC championship.  Last year, Holmen prevailed 38-31 in Holmen.  It will be the 12th time in the 27-year history of the MVC that Sparta and Holmen will finish the conference season as the top two teams.  Expect a lot of people, a close dual and another exciting night of wrestling.  We will have a live stream of the dual and will post a recap along with pictures shortly after.  Go Spartans!!