The Metamora wrestling team struggled to start the season with a 48-18 loss to Normal West at Metamora Thursday.
Ryan Brooks squeezed out a close 4-3 decision in the 106-lbs division to start the Redbirds with a win.
Lucas Munter then bolstered the team's score with a pin in the 126-lbs division in 4:08.
In the 152-lbs division, Matt Rettig outmanuervered his foe for a 4-0 victory.
Jared Ambrosch took down his opponent in the 160-lbs division with a 12-6 decision.
The final Redbird winner was Zach Kough when he won a 6-4 decision in the 182-lbs division by outsmarting his opponent.
The team next wrestles at 5 p.m. Friday at home against Manual.