Spartans place at districts

Last weekend the Spartans took the mat at districts, hosted at Howell. After all the matches were complete, sophomore Jacob Gajewski placed first, senior John Wood placed second, seniors Mike Taylor, Ian Loy and sophomore Caleb Gosset placed fourth. Anybody placing fourth or higher earned a seat at state.

Loy was glad to qualify his senior year, but believes he could have wrestled better in his matches this weekend.

“I’m happy I made it to state, but first or second would’ve been better,” Loy said. “I know I should’ve beaten the person I wrestled for third,”

Gosset echoed Loy in that he wishes he had placed higher, but his reasoning differed quite a bit.

“I’m glad I made it to state, but I wish I would’ve placed higher so I could have a better seed at state,” Gosset said.

Loy and Gosset alike have the potential to place at state and plan to wrestle as hard as possible.

“Like coach (Cross) says ‘You can get two hours out of a two-hour practice, or if you work hard enough, you get three hours out of it,’” Loy said.

The Spartans that qualified will be leaving today for their voyage to Columbia and are expecting nothing but the best.

“It’d be tough to win, we know that,” Gajewski said.

Additionally the wrestlers have been working hard all year for the meet and don’t plan on holding anything back.

“I’m going to be shooting for first, but I’ll be happy with any spot that gets my name on the wall,” Loy said.