IAC WRESTLING: SVEC'S MULLEN WINS COPA SPARTA CHAMPIONSHIP (2018-10-08)
Tioga County Sports Report SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — SVEC senior Mark Mullen captured the 84-kilogram Freestyle championship at the Copa Sparta Puerto Rico international wrestling tournament here this past weekend.
Despite extreme heat and humidity, Mullen ruled his weight class in the 18- to 20-year-old division. Among his conquests was a 3-time Copa Sparta champion.
There were 350 competitors in the tournament from New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Florida, as well as international teams representing Puerto Rico, Brazil, Cuba and Argentina.
Mullen is a two-time IAC champion. In addition to winning a league title last year, he was also the Section IV Class B champ and placed fifth at the Section IV Division II championships.