Sparta edges Don Bosco on the mat

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  • Sparta's Robbie Gennat on top of Don Bosco's Luke Chakonis in the 195 lbs division. Gennat won the match. Photos by George Leroy Hunter

  • Sparta's Christopher Hwang grapples with his Don Bosco opponent in the 126 lbs category.

  • Sparta's Carter Sheridan takes down his Don Bosco opponent in the 138 lbs category. Sheridan won the match.

  • Spectators watch as a Sparta Spartan and a Don Bosco Ironman go at it on the mat.

  • A referee keeps a close eye on Sparta's Robbie Gennat (foreground) and Don Bosco's Luke Chakonis in the 195 lbs division.

  • Sparta senior Robbie Gennat (6-0 at 195), a three-time district runner-up and a returning state qualifier, is eight wins shy of 100 wins for his career.

— Don Bosco Preparatory High School (Ramsey, N.J.) and Sparta High School competed against each other in a non-conference wrestling contest on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Sparta won by criteria (most first points). The final score was 32-31. Sparta High School in Sparta Township, New Jersey hosted the event.

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