MANSON - The Titans of Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire qualified three wrestlers for this Saturday's Class 1A District wrestling tournament at Okoboji High School after their placings at the 1A Section al meet in Manson on Feb. 2.
Alex Hoffman at 113 pounds and Cody Thompson at 285 pounds earned championships at the Sectional to advance, while 126 pounder Austin Thompson finished second in a wrestleback to advance to the District meet.
At 113, Hoffman earned his way to the finals with a :41 win by fall and a 9-0 Major decision before winning the title with a 5-1 decision over Mitch Brinkman of Pocahontas Area.
In the 285 pound bracket, Thompson advanced off a :55 win by fall and a 3-2 decision before winning the title with a 13-2 Major decision over Nathan Myrice of Ridge View.
Austin Thompson would earn a 7-0 decision to make the finals, but was pinned in 3:06 by Jared Eischeid of Carroll Kuemper. Thompson then wrestled back against Jordan Rozenboom of Manson NW?Webster and won a 10-0 Major decision to finish second at 126, as well as record his 100th career victory.
Other results for the Titans saw Matt McGrauth finish third at 152 pounds and Sam George at 120 pounds, along with Justin Rodreguiz at 138 and Hunter Brown at 170 all earn fourth place finishes. Kodi Ferguson at 160, Kyle Long at 195 and Tyler Hoffman at 145 pounds all finished in sixth place for the Titans.
"I?felt all of the wrestlers went out and gave it everything they had and left nothing on the mat,"?noted Titans Head Coach Michael Jensen. "The three wrestlers that are wrestling at the district are ready to put in the work to try an achieve their goals."
District action at Okoboji High School in Milford begins this Saturday at noon.