SPARTA, NJ – The Spartan wrestlers move to the semifinals, having defeated Old Tappan on Tuesday, 43-27. Sparta goes into the NJSIAA tournament ranked third. 

Sparta wins include:

  • 106 lbs – Jack Nauta in a major decision 11-3,
  • 120 lbs – Cooper Stewart with a pin in 2:40
  • 126 lbs – Devin Belasco with a pin in 5:40
  • 132 lbs – Attila Szilagyi by forfeit
  • 138 lbs – Spencer Stewart with a pin in 0:36
  • 145 lbs – Garrett Stewart in a 6-3 decision
  • 152 lbs – Nick Hwang in a 10-5 decision
  • 160 lbs – Troy Schmitzer in a 7-2 decision
  • 285 lbs – Joe Liotta with a pin in 1:14

The Spartans record stands at 15-9.  They will go to second seed River Dell on Wednesday for the semifinal round with a 6 p.m. start.