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GTRA, SLP and Sioux Center battle in Graettinger

December 19, 2012
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville Daily News

GRAETTINGER - Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire ran into a couple tough opponents in hosting Class 2A No. 10 Spirit Lake Park and Sioux Center on Tuesday.

Sioux Center earned a pair of team victories by defeating GTRA 51-24 and Spirit Lake Park 42-30. Spirit Lake Park then beat GTRA 72-12.

The Titans matched up better with Sioux Center winning four contested matches.

At 132 pounds, Austin Thompson won 7-6 over Colin Schelling. At 145, Tyler Hoffman pinned Austin Van Holland in 3:27.

Matt McGrauth (160) won a 5-2 decision over Ko Kieft. Also at heavyweight, Cody Thompson pinned Colten Solders in 3:54.

Sam George (120) received a forfeit for the Titans.

Sioux Center also won four contested matches. Hunter Brown (152) lost by fall to Dylan Van't Hof in 1:26. Kodi Fergeson (170) lost by fall in 1:07 to Mitchell Sandbulte; Kevin Smith (182) lost by fall in 5:23 to Derek Hooyer. Kyle Long (195) lost 9-7 to Jose Torres.

GTRA forfeited at 106, 113, 126, 138, and 220.

GTRA didn't come up with a single win against Spirit Lake Park. The Titans' Austin Thompson (132) and Cody Thompson (285) both received forfeits.

In contested matches, Ben Parks (126) pinned Sam George; Zach Skopec (145) pinned Tyler Hoffman; Kenten Murray (152) pinned Brown; David Trucksess (160) pinned McGrauth; Justin Jones (170) pinned Fergeson; Javier Tapia (182) pinned Smith and Jacob Jenness (195) pinned Long.

Gage Roberts (106), John O'Neal (113), Doug Miner (120); Ethan Bergendahl (138) and Brady Mart (220) all won by forfeit.

In SLP's win over Sioux Center, the Indians won four contested matches. Skopec (145) pinned Austin Van Holland in 39 seconds. Jenness (182) pinned Derek Hooyer in 33 seconds; Mart (195) pinned Jose Torres. Miner (126) pinned Cristian Lopez in 54 seconds.

The match of the night though came at 152 pounds as fifth-ranked Dylan Van't Hof won 3-2 over Trucksess, ranked sixth.

In other matches, Roberts (106) lost 9-7 to Seth Zomermaand. O'Neal lost by fall in 113 to Ty Steenhoven. Parks (132) lost by fall in 1:21 to Colin Schelling. Bergendahl (138) lost by fall to Sawyer Van Maanen in 1 minute. Jones (160) lost 8-2 to Ko Kieft. Tapia (170) lost 5-0 to Mitchell Sandbulte. Wernimont (220) lost by fall to Logan Renes in 1:26.

Alec Harrington (120) received a forfeit at 120 for the Indians while Spirit Lake forfeited to Colten Smolders at 285.

Spirit Lake travels to Emmetsburg on Jan. 3, 2013 to take on the E'Hawks and Storm Lake.

Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire hosts its tournament on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. Wrestling starts at 10 a.m.



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