Metamora wrestling falters in Holiday Tournament

Justin Miller

It was close, but a win is a win and Metamora came out on the right side Thursday night when it beat Pekin, 39-35, on the road.

Ryan Brooks started things with a 1:06 pin in the 106-lbs division.

Austin Tran's match had barely started in the 120-lbs division before he won on a pin in 0:21.

Kyle White also made short work of his opponent when he won the 132-lbs division in 0:43.

Matt Rettig kept the theme of quick pins going in the 152-lbs division with a 0:36 pin.

In the 195-lbs division, AJ Friedrich needed overtime but still came out on top with a 5-3 victory.

Rick Hosbrough closed the night with a 3:54 pin in the 220-lbs division.

The team hosted the Metamora tournament Saturday and finished 11th out of 16 teams with 63.5 points. East Peoria won the tournament.

Rettig was the highest Redbird finisher when he took second in the 152-lbs division by losing in the championship match in a 0:42 pin.

White won third place in the 132-lbs when he took down his foe on a pin in 3:18 in the third-place match.

The team next wrestles at 5 p.m. Thursday at home against Galesburg and Midwest Central.