SPARTA, NJ -  Sparta High School wrestling cruised through the first round of the NJSIAA tournament over River Dell 49-15.

Sparta's victory included five pins from Cooper Stewart at 106 lbs, Garrett Stewart at 132 lbs, Robert Gennat at 195 lbs, Billy Loewen at 220 lbs and Zach Herbert at 285 lbs.  Herbert's match ended in :16. 

Other Spartan victories:

  • 113 lbs Christopher Hwang in an 8-1 decision
  • 138 lbs Carter Sheridan in an 11-4 decision
  • 152 lbs Sean McHugh with a 10-9 decision
  • 160 lbs Sean Finnegan in a 12-4 decision
  • 170 lbs Paddy Finnegan with a 7-1 decision

Sparta moves to the next round, hosting Old Tappan on Friday at 7 p.m.