GRAETTINGER - Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire wrestlers did well in their first tournament of 2013 as they hosted five other teams on Saturday in Graettinger.
"This was a first meet back since Christmas break," said GTRA coach Michael Jensen. "I thought the boys came out and wrestled hard. We had eight kids wrestling with four of them receiving first place. We also, placed fourth as a team. Some kids made little mistakes that cost them the match. "
Placing first were Alex Hoffman (120), Austin Thompson (126), Matt McGrauth (152) and Cody Thompson (285) all were undefeated on the day.
GTRA’s Alex Hoffman grabs the leg of Okoboji’s Ryan Bolster in this 120-pound match in Graettinger on Saturday.
EDN photo by David Swartz
Hoffman had two pins, defeating Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's Bram Meyer in 59 seconds and Okoboji's Ryan Bolster in 1:09. He won by technical fall over Sibley-Ocheyedan's Wade Dimmitt, 15-0 and 4-0 over Estherville Lincoln Central's Cole Budach.
Austin Thompson had just two matches, both against Sibley-Ocheyedan's Kyle Green and won by fall each time in 1:04 and 13 seconds.
McGrauth pinned HMS' Skylar Town in 1:06, won 9-4 over Okoboji's Jordan Hanna and 11-4 over Sibley-Ocheyedan's Tyler O'Conner.
Cody Thompson pinned Sibley-Ocheyedan's Huston Cole in 1:34, HMS' Evan Thorn in 3:48 and Garner-Hayfield/Ventura's Nic Tusha in 1:38. He also won 8-4 over Okoboji's Brandon Marsano.
Also wrestling, Tyler Hoffman (138) placed fourth, Hunter Brown (145), Kodi Ferguson (160) and Kyle Long (195) each placed fifth.
GTRA is on the road against East Sac County and Alta-Aurelia on Thursday.