Jan. 19, 2019 — Though Tuesday night's wrestling meet hosted by Siuslaw was scheduled to be a three-way dual, only the Boomers of Toledo showed, making for a quick evening — hastened by even quicker work on the mats by the Vikings.
Freshman Brady Libby, sophomore Hector Garcia and junior Matthew Horrillo each nabbed pins against their opponents, at 125 pounds, 160 pounds and 285 pounds, respectively.
All three wrestlers got their wins in the second round. Garcia took Jacoby Simmons to the mat 40 seconds into the second round after falling behind 2-3.
At 285 pounds and after a scoreless opening round, Horrillo nabbed the pin in 2:41 against Jon Duarte.
Libby opened his match with a quick takedown, then foundhimself tied 2-2 before choosing the down position and scoring an escape to go ahead by 1 point, 3-2, over Ethan Ferris.
Libby scored another takedown for a 5-2 lead heading into round two, where he nabbed the pin in 2:11.
Though sophomore Ryan Jennings lost his match at 160 lbs., it was a three-round battle that ended in a 6-11 decision.
Jennings came back from an 0-5 deficit, scoring on a pair of takedowns to pull within 1 point, 4-5 in the final seconds of round one. He was then taken down but fought off a pin twice in the next two rounds in a standout effort that deprived Toledo of major points.
Senior Riley Jennings (170 lbs.) and sophomore Elijah LaCosse (132 lbs.) each won by forfeit as the Viks took the team win, 36-9.
Today, Siuslaw hosts the annual Nick Lutz Memorial Invitational, which will include 20 teams in all, including: Amity, Churchill, Cottage Grove, Crow, Elmira, North Bend, North Valley, Oakland, Philomath, Riddle, Sheldon, Siletz Valley, South Eugene, South Medford, Springfield, Sutherlin, Toledo, Waldport and Willamette.
Matches begin at 9 a.m., with championship rounds expected to get underway at 5 p.m.