Sparta Wrestling Drops Season-Opening Match
Spartans fall to Mount Olive, host Madison on Friday.
The Sparta High School wrestling team opened the 2012-13 season at Mt. Olive Wednesday night. The Spartans made a strong showing but fell 43-32.
|Mt. Olive (1-0)||43|
"This was a very exciting opening match for us," Spartan coach Frank Battaglia said. "We are set to come out and really make a difference this year. We are a relatively young team with more experience and I keep telling the kids we have to start to prove that and turn the corner and bring Sparta back into a competitive mode. I think we accomplished that tonight."
"We were tough through the line up," Battaglia said. "We had wrestler get sick and a JV wrestler (Mateo Zapata) stepped up, a first year wrestler, and he gave it his all. He's wrestled for three weeks and he comes in and gives it his all. Those little things make a big difference in a team."
|106||Charles Miele (MO) def. Sissy Blasone (S)||Major Decision 9-0|
|113||Garret Gerndt (S) def. Alan Anagnostos (MO)||Pin 3:26|
|120||Jack Velella (S) def. Matt Silva (MO)||Major Decision 15-2|
|126||Ian Burke (S) def. Dan O'Neill (MO)||Major Decision 13-0|
|132||Ronnie Spera (MO) def. Sean McIntyre (S)||Pin 1:46|
|138||Walker Schmitzer (S) def. Erick Matos (MO)||Pin 1:39|
|145||Tommy Vazzano (MO) def. Jan Uczkowski (S)
|152||Christian Cuellar (MO) def. Mateo Zapata (S)||Pin 0:46|
|160||Abel Kadiric (MO) def. Connor Lore (S)||Pin 2:42|
|170||Al Falco (S) def. Nick Scheuplein (MO)||Pin 1:41|
|182||Anthony Colabella (MO) def. Stephan Kepler (S)||Pin 3:12|
|195||Ryan May (S) def. Omar Hassan (MO)||Pin 1:59|
|220||Pete Andrich (MO) def. Gavin Lally (S)||Decision 3-0|
|285||John Martinez (MO) def. Carlos Goncalves (S)||Pin 0:27|
Sparta will face Madison Friday at 5 p.m. for the Spartans home-opening match.