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1 month ago @ 11:38AM

Rayana Sahagun...High School All-American!

West Michigan/Sparta Sophomore, Rayana Sahagun battles through 12 matches to bring home DOUBLE All-American honors 106# Cadet & 106# Junior at the 2018 USMC Girls Folkstyle Nationals in Oklahoma City this past weekend!

Rayana has trained a long time to achieve this distinguished honor of becoming a HS All-American and to do so in not only her own age group (Cadet) but to do so in the next age group up (Junior) competing in an unprecedented 12 total matches in 3 days!  

While winning 54 total HS Varsity Matches during the past two boys HS seasons is respectable, Rayana’s ultimate goal is to win the Girls Freestyle Nationals in Fargo, ND in mid-July!  Fargo is the largest tournament in the country for both boys and girls and freestyle is the format utilized by the 38 colleges that offer woman’s wrestling teams! Prior to heading out to Fargo, Rayana’s next Stop will be in a Texas for the Woman’s Cadet World Team Trials where she will compete at 101.2# with hopes of making the USA World Team! 


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2 months ago @ 11:45PM

Alec Rees State Champion!

Junior Alec Rees STATE CHAMPION! 48-0 (145-6 career with 1 more year to go)!  3x All-State 5th, 2nd, 1st.  Sparta’s 20th Individual State Champion in its 58th Season.

Senior Kaleb Slominski completes his HS Career as the 13th most wins in school history with 147 winning his final match of his career and claiming All-State honors with his 7th place finish.

Senior Jake Couturier concluded his high school career with 104 career victories, a 4x State Qualifier and claiming All-State honors as well with a 5th place finish. 

Freshman Logan Slominski completed his stellar season as All-State with a 6th place finish and a season record of 46-6.

Junior Justin Postal made his first appearance in the State Tournament and won a match at 140#.  Also competing at 140# Junior Luke Aune lost his first match to the eventual champion and is now a 2x State Qualifier.

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2 months ago @ 9:34PM

HS Wrestling Awards Night

All Wrestlers, Coaches, Families, Fans & Alumni of Sparta Wrestling are welcome to attend the Annual Sparta Wrestling Awards & Recognition Night! 

Wednesday, March 14th

Social 6-6:30pm in the cafe.

Awards & Recognition 6:30-8pm in Media Center.

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3 months ago @ 7:33PM

Six Spartans Qualify for State Finals!

Jake Couturier 112#, Logan Slominski 130#, Alec Rees 152# and Kaleb Slominski 160# Crowned Regional Champions today at Byron Centers D2 State Qualification Tournament!  It’s the 4th State Finals appearance for Couturier and 3rd for Junior Alec Rees! 

Luke Aune placed 4th to earn a trip to the State Finals at Ford Field in a week as well.

The most impressive performance of the day came from Junior Justin Postal at 140# who made the finals and punched his ticket as a Regional Runner-Up!  Justin has been wrestling since he was 5 years old and has always set his goal to be on the podium at the State Finals! This is Justin’s first trip to the State and he is performing at his best! 

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3 months ago @ 11:22PM

Top 16 Finish...Bitter Sweet

The Spartan wrestlers beat Reeth-Puffer in the Regional Semi-Finals 46-28 to advance to the finals and earned a place in the Top 16 teams in the State! It was a bitter sweat finish as the draw poised the Spartans vs the #1 Ranked and Defending State Champions, Lowell and losing by a score of 63-10.  The Team finished with a 23-3 Record on the season!  

Leading the Spartans on the night in dominate fashion was Senior Jake Couturier at 112# and Freshman Hayden Cook at 119# both going undefeated on the night and primed to continue their momentum this Saturday at Individual Regionals. Couturier is 41-2 on the season with his sights set on a State Championship!  “Jake quietly does his job, never complains, no nonesense, hard worker and leads the team with contributing 234 total team points.  His style of wrestling is all business when he steps on the mat, a collegiate style wrestler,”  says Head Coach Tom Bennett.  

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3 months ago @ 6:38PM

Eight Spartans Qualified For Regionals

The Sparta Varsity Wrestling Team had 8 of its 14 Starters qualify for Individual Regionals and Crowned Two Champions! 

Jake Couturier 112# and Alec Rees 152# both won District Titles. 

Hayden Cook and Luke Aune finished in fourth while Kaleb Slominski, Logan Slominski, Jon O’Neal and Justin Postal all finished in second.  

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3 months ago @ 12:16AM


The Spartan Wrestler we’re rested and ready to showcase their hard work tonight by winning a District Title! 

In the semi-finals the Sparta Wrestlers leaned on the strength and depth of it’s line-up leaning on many of its back-ups to defeat Northview 70-11.

In the finals, Sparta defeated Cedar Springs for the third time this season 40-22 and advanced to Regionals next week Wednesday! 

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3 months ago @ 12:22AM

Seniors Leave Footprints!!

In their final home matches of their career, Senior Captains Kaleb Slominski, Jake Couturier and CJ Barrett placed their shoes in the center of the mat tonight after earning a Team District Championship! 

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3 months ago @ 12:10PM

OK Blue Conference Runner-Ups

The Spartan Wrestling Team complete the regular season as runner-ups in the OK Blue Conference falling to Allendale 235 to 177.5 in the Conference Tournament last night at Coopersville.  Comstock Park finished 3rd, Coopersville 4th, Catholic Central 5th, Spring Lake 6th and West Catholic 7th.

The Spartans finished the regular season 5-1 in Conference Duals and 20-2 overall record.

The Spartans claimed 6 champions earning All-Conference honors are Jake Couturier 112#, Hayden Cook 119#, Logan Slominski 130#, Alec Rees 152#, Kaleb Slominski 160# and Jon O’Neal 285#. Five other Spartans reached the podium with Rayana Sahagun 103# placing 4th, Cody Becker 135# 4th, Luke Aune 140# 2nd, Justin Postal 145# 2nd and CJ Barrett 2nd.

This Thursday the Spartans host Team Districts!

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3 months ago @ 10:22PM

Shelby Super Dual Champions!

After a grueling 6 days of competition...6 weigh-ins in the last 2 weeks, the Mighty Spartans capped it off going 5-0 in the Shelby Super Duals defeating Cedar Springs in the semi-finals and Hart in the finals!  Sparta completed the regular season with a 20-2 overall record!

In round one the Spartans defeated a combine team of Shelby/Cedar/Fremont by a score of 71-6 followed by wins over Mason County 66-9 and Kent City 50-19. In the Championship Rounds, Sparta defeated Cedar Springs 43-24 and Hart in the finals 37-31. 

Junior Heavyweight Jon O’Neal went undefeated on the day and was the teams MVP!

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3 months ago @ 11:01PM

Spartans Finish 5-1 in Conference

In the final conference dual of the the season the Spartans won 62-18 over Spring Lake and finish with a 5-1 Conference Record.

In the 2nd Round Sparta beat Godwin Heights 75-3 and improved to 15-2 on the season!

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3 months ago @ 10:33PM

Kaleb Slominski WZZM Scholar Athlete of Week!

Senior Team Captain, Kaleb Slominski is getting it done in the classroom and on the mat!!







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3 months ago @ 12:32AM

Conference Battle Comes Down To The Wire

Despite Winning 8 of the 14 Matches, The Spartan Varsity Wrestlers were nudged out of the conference dual meet last night 33-29.  Freshman Logan Slominski had a big win in the 130# match to put the Spartans in position to win! The Spartans are still in the hunt for a Conference Championship by claiming a first place finish a week from Friday in the Individual Conference Tournament. 

In the second meet of the night, the Spartans shut out Hopkins 74-0 that included Rayana Sahagun’s 6-0 decision over her cousin, Ashtyn Sund in the 103# match! Sund entered the match with a 29-3 record on the season.

Sparta’s Junior Varsity remained unbeaten with a 42-3 win! Dante Wurster improved to 10-0 with a 15-0 victory in his 125# match.

While the Spartans improved to 13-2 on the season, the highlight came with the recognition of its senior leaders Anthony Post, Kaleb Slominski, CJ Barrett, Caleb Barrett, Jake Couturier and Bryce Hillman. 

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3 months ago @ 12:05PM

Sparta Wrestlers Honor The Stars & Stripes!

Opening Ceremony at The 56th Jim Mooney Williamston Classic, Sparta Wrestlers help wave the American Flag! 

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3 months ago @ 11:10AM

Fox Sports Coverage In-Focus on Rayana Sahagun

Girls HS Wrestling has seen 8 years of concesutive growth now with over 17,000 participants, 38 Colleges offering Woman’s Wrestling programs, 5 States with Sanction HS Girls programs and in the Olympics for the past 8 years!  Sparta is growing as a training grounds for Girl Wrestlers boosting 5 Youth Club Girls, 6 Middle School Wrestlers and 2 on the HS Team!   Look for this trend to continue! Check out the important exposure and support  for Girls Wrestling lead by Sparta and Student-Athlete Rayana Sahagun helping pave the way! 

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3 months ago @ 11:24AM

Another Top Level Finish By Sparta Wrestling Team

It was another team effort that helped earn the Sparta Varsity a runner-up finish in the prestigious 20 team 56th Jim Mooney Williamston Classic.  The Spartans earned 182.0 points to finish second to #3 Ranked Eaton Rapids with 191 points and ahead of #9 Ranked New Boston Huron 170 points in 3rd and State Ranked Addison #8 who  placed 4th. 

Jake Couturier 112# and Alec Rees 152# both dominated their brackets and crowned Champions!

Junior Alec Rees is now 24-0 on the season and was the teams MVP scoring 29 team points on the day!


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3 months ago @ 11:29AM

Wrestling With Final Exam Week

Sparta Student-Athletes worked hard this past week to maintain focus on their studies while continuing to work hard in the practice rooms and fields of competitions! The Sparta Wrestlers at the tournament this past weekend use time between matches to rest!   The life of a student athlete! 


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3 months ago @ 10:44PM

Farewell to Luisa Seckinger


The Sparta Wrestling Team will miss Luisa Seckinger!  As an exchange student from Germany, Luisa came to Sparta and was looking for a new try something new in America so she joined the wrestling team!  Her positive, upbeat, perpetual optimistic attitude impacted everyone on the team! Having never wrestled before, she made up for lack of experience with an amazing work ethic and never missed a practice and always gave 100%.  This Wednesday, Luisa will return to her family in Germany and her Sparta Wrestling Family will miss her dearly!!

Luisa takes with her fond memories on the mat having competed in 9 JV and 7 Varsity for a total of 16 well as 28 lifelong teammates and 4 coaches and countless other friendships! 

We will miss you Luisa! Spartans on 3! 


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3 months ago @ 10:56AM

Varsity B Team Traveled to Kenowa

Brandon VanDyke 152# placed 6th, Nate Vanocker 103# and Dante Wurster 125# both finished in 5th while Caleb Barrett 140# lead the team with a 4th place finish!  Michael Vargas 119#, Kyle Wheater 125#, Josh Molhoek 135#, Anthony Vazquez 152#, Jovanni Juarez 171# and Allen Sied 171# all competed and gained valuable varsity level experience.   Dante Wurster was the team MVP marking his second consecutive week of varsity tournament placement as he took 5th last week in the Spartan Invite as well!

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3 months ago @ 11:32PM

Jacob Osmolinski-Stamann Earns 100th Win!

Junior 125# Jacob Osmolinski-Stamann is now 22-3 on the season winning his 100th career victory Saturday at Williamston Tournament.

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4 months ago @ 11:35PM

Wrestlers Dominated in Duals at Belding

In round one the Spartans Beat Coopersville 68-8 followed by another equally impressive 55-12 win over Belding!  The Spartan JV Team also showed its depth winning 35-3.  Dante Wurster and Caleb Barrett came up with big individual wins on the night! 

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4 months ago @ 10:41PM

Sparta Wrestlers Capture Gold at Home!


The Sparta Varsity Wrestlers dominate the 42nd Annual Spartan Invitational finishing in first place out of 19 teams! 

We had 13 wrestlers earn placement points lead by champions Alec Rees, Logan Slominski, Jake Courturier, and Jacob Osmolinski! 

Rayana Sahagun, Kaleb Slominski, Anthony Post, Justin Postal, Bailey Troeger, Hayden Cook, Dante Wurster and CJ Barrett also medaled and scored big team points! 

Alec Rees remains undefeated at 18-0 and was awarded the tournaments MVP! 


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4 months ago @ 11:45PM

Freshman Give Wrestling Team Spark Needed!

In a come from behind battle with conference rivals Comstock Park, the spark needed came from a pair of freshman, Logan Slominski and Hayden Cook.  Slominski set the tone leading off the night with a major decision at 135 with 12-4 win over Austin Sanders and Cook came up with a big win by pin over Connor Loftis to give the Spartans the lead and secured the victory 35-29. 

In the second round the Spartan Wrestlers defeated Lee HS 81-0. 


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4 months ago @ 11:00PM

Spartan Wrestlers Rely On Depth

With 6 starters out of the line-up tonight the Sparta wrestling team showed its depth and team effort winning tonight’s varsity matches 71-6 v Conference opponent West Catholic and 72-6 v Northpointe Christian.  The JV line-up won 39-9 as well! 


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4 months ago @ 6:46PM

Troeger & Post Undefeated at Wyoming

Junior Bailey Troeger (145#) and Senior Anthony Post (285#) won all 5 matches on Saturday at the Wyoming Tournament. 

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4 months ago @ 10:17PM

Slominski Brothers Champions!

Senior Team Captain Kaleb Slominski has been leading the team and his leadership has transferred over to success in the Family...both Kaleb and his younger brother, Freshman Logan, were crowned Champions at the Grand Haven Tournament today! 

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4 months ago @ 10:08PM

Sparta Varsity Places 2nd at Tough Grand Haven Tournament



The Spartans placed 2nd in a field of 14 solid varsity teams with a close battle for 1st with a State caliber team from Hart!

The team was lead by three champions, Alec Rees, Kaleb Slominski and Logan Slominski.

Jake Couturier, Jacob Osmolinski and Jon O’Neal all were Runner-Ups!

Justin Postal finished in 3rd, Rayana Sahagun 4th and Miguel Vazquez 7th. 

Freshman Logan Slominski was the teams MVP! 

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4 months ago @ 9:49PM

Sparta’s Varsity B Takes 3rd at Wyoming!

In a field of 10 varsity teams the Spartans finished in an impressive 3rd place going 4-1 on the day! 

Sparta 39 - Maple Valley 27

Sparta 45 - Spring Lake 31

Sparta 54 - Northpointe 21

Sparta 60 - Muskegon 18

Sparta 16 - Byron Center 51

Bailey Troeger and Anthony Post went undefeated at 5-0 on the day! 

Anthony Post was the teams MVP with honorable mention to Jovanni Juarez for defeating some high caliber competitors! 


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4 months ago @ 7:30AM

Sparta Sends Out Two Varsity Teams

It’s bright and early on a Saturday morning and the Spartan Wrestlers are headed out in full force today by entering the entire team in not one but two varsity wrestling tournaments! 14 Wrestlers are headed to Grand Haven and 14 to Wyoming!  Seeking out the toughest competition we can find and getting everyone valuable varsity level experience will pay off in the post season say’s Spartans Head Coach, Tim Bennett.  

Check back later tonight for updates! 

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4 months ago @ 6:05PM

Rees & Couturier Undefeated

Entering 2018 The Spartans still have a few undefeated records carrying over! Junior 152# Alec Rees and Senior 112# Jake Couturier are both undefeated on the Varsity Level this season at 10-0. Senior 140# Caleb Barrett, Sophomore 125# Dante Wurster and Junior 130# Cody Becker are also undefeated at the JV Level at 8-0, 7-0 and 6-0 respectfully. The team travels to Spring Lake on Wednesday to compete ca Spring Lake and Godwin Heights.

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4 months ago @ 7:25PM

2017 Marquette Challenge Runner-Ups

Before heading out on Christmas Break, the Spartan Varsity Wrestling Team traveled to Marquette Challenge which is loaded with several of the the States top ranked teams from all division! 
With 10 of the 14 wrestlers placing in the Top 6 in their respective brackets, Sparta showed their toughness by scoring 181.5 team points and earning a Runner-Up finish out of a field of 18 teams and most impressively ahead of D3 #3 Ranked New Lothrup, D4 #5 Ranked Pine River and ahead of D1 Powerhouse Grandville, and only beaten by D2 #3 Ranked Gaylord. 
Placing for the Spartans were:
103# -Rayana Sahagun 4th
125# -Jacob Osmolinski 3rd
130# -Logan Slominski 3rd
135# -Mykel Riordan 6th
140# -Luke Aune 4th
171# -CJ Barrett 6th
285# -Jon O’Neal 3rd
And being Crowned Champions were:
112# -Jake Couturier 
152# -Alec Rees
160# -Kaleb Slominski 
Sophmore Alec Rees won his 3rd Straight Marquette Challenge title while Senior Kaleb Slominski won his 2nd Championship going 4-0 on the day and earning the MVP honors by contributing the most team points!

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4 months ago @ 11:48AM

Strong Start

The Spartan Wrestling Team is off to a strong start to the 2017-18 season! The Varsity is 6-1 and JV is 2-0 in dual meets with a solid runner-up finish at the Tri-County Invite and the Marquette Challenge! Highlights this season so far include Junior Alec Rees winning his 100th Career win joining good company with Senior Team Captain Kaleb Slominski. The team defeated State Ranked Pine River and Places ahead of powerhouses New Lothrup and Grandville at Marquette. The only team loss this season thus far was a close match with Top Ranked Carson-City. Jake Couturier, Alec Rees and Kaleb Slominski were all crowned Marquette Challenge Champions! Junior Heavyweight Jon O’Neal has less the team in points! The JV team has a great deal of depth too this season lead by Nate Vanocker, Dante Wurster, Cody Becker and Caleb Barrett also all undefeated. Key contributions have been recorded by Luisa Seckinger, Michael Vargas, Kyle Wheater, Bryce Hillman, Tony Vazquez, Brandon VanDyke, Jovanni Juarez, Dylan Sied & Allen Sied. The Sied brothers along with Senior Heavyweight Anthony Post have been making a difference on the Varsity las well! The first 3 Saturday’s in January have the team sending out 2 Varsity Squads and will provide yet another challenge to help the team better prepare for the post season! Fans please put Saturday, January 13, 2018 on your schedule to attend the 57th Annual Sparta Invite in the Main HS Gym.

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5 months ago @ 10:08PM

Sparta Wrestlers Runner Up at Tri-County Invitational

Great Day on Saturday at Tri-County. The Sparta Varsity Team were Runner-Ups.  Co- Team MVP honors go to Jon O’Neal & Jake Couturier. Both were undefeated 5-0 and lead the team with 30 points/ea.  Alec Rees, Jacob Osmolinski and Logan Slominski also went 5-0, Kaleb Slominski & Luke Aune went 4-1 as well.

Sparta 36 - Cedar Springs 27
Sparta 77 - Holton 5
Sparta 57 - Jenison 10
Sparta 47 - Pine River 24
Carson City 40 - Sparta 34

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5 months ago @ 10:06PM

Alec Rees Gets 100 Career Win!

Congrats to Junior Alec Rees on winning his 100th Career Wrestling Match!

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5 months ago @ 10:03PM

Tri-County JV Invitational

6 Undefeated Champions lead the 13 Spartan Wrestlers who competed in the Tri-County JV Invitational on Friday! Dante Wurster, Michael Vargas, Caleb Barrett, Brandon VanDyke, Josh Molhoek and Cody Becker all took 1st Place!  Sophomore Dante Wurster was the Team MVP winning all 3 of his matches by pin. Everyone wrestled great!
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