Titans split first duals of 2013-14
SPENCER – Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire opened the season with a split in a pair of non-conference duals on Thursday.
The Titans lost to Spencer 57-18, but edged Okoboji 42-39.
“I thought all the kids went out and wrestled hard and put up a good fight,” said GTRA coach Mike Jensen. “We have a lot of young wrestlers that have little mat time that went out and did their job.”
Both GTRA and Okoboji won seven matches, but with nearly all matches decided pin or forfeit, the most important match turned out to be a 7-2 loss by GTRA’s Jordan Thompson to Adam Dublinski.
Giving up three teams points instead of six led to the Titans victory.
The Titans had four pins in the match. At 182, Kodi Fergeson defeated Riley Anderson in 4:43. At 220, Kyle Long defeated Cole Millard in 47 seconds. At 106, Cody Marrlow won in 1:23 against Jack Humphrey. At 145, Ty Gibson needed just 28 seconds to beat Brandon Adams and at 160, Tyler Hoffman won in 2:51 over Layne Rickman.
In other matches, Matt McGrauth (170) lost in 3:26; Nate Harris (195) lost in 2:57; Keeven Long (113) lost in 19 seconds; Beau Schany (132) lost in 3:10, Joey Ferguson (145) lost in 42 seconds and Tyler Hauge (152) lost in 52 seconds.
Cody Thompson (285) received the lone forfeit.
GTRA won four matches against Spencer.
McGrauth (170) won 6-4 over Hunter Cauthron; Thompson (285) won 7-3 over Casey Seversen; Marrlow (106) pinned Colin Elsbecker in 1:08 and Gibson (145) pinned Adam W. Johnson in 3:07.
In other matches, Hunter Brown (160) lost by fall in 1:47; Fergeson (182) lost by fall in 1:35; Harris (195) lost by fall in 3:55; Long (22) lost by fall in 2:398; Keeven Long (113) lost by fall in 55 seconds; Jordan Thompson (120) lost by fall in 18 seconds; Alex Hoffman (126) lost 6-5; Schany (132) lost by fall in 1:12 and Tyler Hoffman (152) lost by fall in 3:34.
GTRA is at the Okoboji Tournament today. The Titans travel to a triangular in Emmetsburg on Tuesday and to a quadrangular at Pocahontas on Thursday.