SIBLEY - A young lineup and some openings played a part in a 54-18 loss to Sibley-Ocheyedan for the Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Titan wrestlers Tuesday night. The Titans also came up short in a 59-18 loss to Emmetsburg earlier in the evening.
At 132 pounds, Austin Thompson received a win by forfeit, but at 138, Tyler Hoffman was pinned in 1:13 by Cole Hieronimus. The Titans forfeited the 145 pound match to S-O before Hunter Brown was pinned in :22 by Tyler Reck in the 152 pound match.
At 160, Kodi Ferguson was pinned in :30 by Tyler O'Connor and at 170, Matt McGrauth was pinned in 1:46 by Chris DeNoble.
Kevin Smith was pinned in :41 by Devin Hoekstra before the Titans forfeited the 195 pound match to the Generals to make the team score 42-6.
At 220, Kyle Long was pinned in 3:56 by Nic Salinas. Cody Thompson would earn a win by forfeit at 285 pounds before a pair of double forfeits at 106 and 113 pounds were exchanged.
Alex Hoffman would earn a 1:23 win by fall over Damon Monier in the 120 pound match before Sam George was pinned in 1:22 by Kyle Green to end the duel with a 54-18 final score.
"The kids wrestled hard their entire matches and gave one hundred percent all night,"?noted Titans Head Coach Michael Jensen. "We had couple of kids come up short against Sibley. All of the kids wrestled with a lot of heart but some made little mistakes that cost them the match. It was the same deal against Emmetsburg, but they all gave one hundred percent. This year is going to be a rebuilding year for our program that we look forward at taking on the challenge."