SPARTA, NJ-In a nail biting match, Sparta wrestlers worked their way back from a 22-3 deficit against Morris Hills to win 33-32. Wins for the night included a Decision win by Gavin Lally, winning by fewer than 8 points earning three team points. Grant Gerndt with a Major Decision, winning by a margin between eight and 14 points, to earn four team points.
Paddy Finnegan had a narrow victory of 1-0. Ian Burke with a solid pin to bring the match within reach. Walker Schmitzer added to closing the gap with a Technical Fall, winning by more than 15 points to earn five points for the team. Zach Herbert with a solid win to brought the Spartans within 2 points of Morris Hills. Nathan Sowers' 5-3 win sealed the vicotry for Sparta.
It was an impressive team effort.
Next Tuesday the Sparta varsity wrestling team competes at Pope John. The match starts at 7:00.