SPARTA, NJ- The Sparta High School wrestling team hosted a quad on Saturday, pitting four teams against each other.  Sparta bested all three teams coming out on top of Voorhees 45-31, North Warren 40-33 and Old Bridge 62-18.

Spartan wins against Voorhees:

  • 106 lbs Jack Nauta by forfeit
  • 113 lbs Cooper Stewart with a pin in 15 seconds
  • 132 lbs Spence Stewart with a pin in 38 seconds
  • 138 lbs Garrett Stewart with a pin in 13 seconds
  • 145 lbs Nick Hwang in a 4-0 decision
  • 152 lbs Troy Schmitzer by forfeit
  • 170 lbs Robert L’Abbate by forfeit
  • 220 lbs Peter Cofrancesco by forfeit

Spartan wins against North Warren:

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  • 113 lbs Cooper Stewart with a pin in 22 seconds
  • 132 lbs Spencer Stewart with a 9-1 major decision
  • 138 lbs Garrett Stewart with a pin in 33 seconds
  • 160 lbs Parker Williamson in an injury default
  • 182 lbs Brandon Smith with a pin in 40 seconds
  • 195 lbs Jack Pryce by forfeit
  • 285 lbs Billy Quinn with a pin in 1:56

Spartan wins against Old Bridge

  • 106 lbs Nauta in a technical fall
  • 113 lbs Cooper Stewart with a pin in 18 seconds
  • 132 lbs Spencer Stewart with a 4-2 decision
  • 138 lbs Garrett Stewart with a pin in 20 seconds
  • 145 lbs Cassius Battaglia with a pin in 1L25
  • 152 lbs Hwang with a pin in 3:04
  • 160 lbs Williamson with a pin in 4:35
  • 170 lbs L’Abbate with a pin in 1:59
  • 195 lbs Pryce with a pin in 3:51
  • 285 lbs Quinn with a pin in 3:56

Sparta’s records stands at 6-1, with a tournament wins over Belvidere 122.5-115 and Bernards 124 -62.

Sparta took first at the Mountain Lakes Holiday tournament.  All three Stewart brothers earned champion status.  Williamson took a second place and Schmitzer earned a third place.

Sparta also had four champions in the Hopatcong tournament:
Cooper Stewart earned Outstanding Wrestler Honors. The other three champions were Spenser Stewart, Garrett Stewart and Hwang.  Schmitzer earned third place.  

The Spartans has also edged out Newton 36-35. In the come from behind victory, coach Frank Battaglia said Sparta had big pins from Nauta and all three Stewart brothers.  Schmitzer finished the dual meet with the go ahead win.

“I was proud of the team and how they responded pushing behind early in the dual and never giving up,” Battaglia said.

They host Mendham on Tuesday and head to Pope John on Thursday.