SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta High School wrestling team dominated Mount Olive on Wednesday in the main gym. The team won four rounds with a pin. The Spartans started strong with the heavy weights. Al Falco set the tone in the 170 pound class with a pin in 1:43 minutes. The next round was also won with a pin by Ryan Pyper at 182. Zach Herbert in the 285 weight class and Garrett Gerndt at 120 both pinned their opponents.
Other Spartan wins:
- Mike Freeman at 195 in a 3-2 decision
- Robert Gennat at 220 in a 5-1 decision
- Christopher Hwant at 106 in a 13-3 Major Decision
- Grant Gerndt at 126 in a 4-2 decision
- Sean Finnegan at 138 in a 10-5 decision
- Sean McHugh at 145
Coach Frank Battaglia said, "It was important for us to come out strong. Al Falco set the night with a first period pin followed by a dominating performance from Ryan Pyper.which rolled through to our lighter weights.”
To the team Battaglia said, “I was very proud of you toughness and will to win.”
The final score put the Spartans over the Marauders 43-15.