Garrett Ruby went undefeated Tuesday night as the Hannibal wrestling team finished with one win and two losses at the Moberly quadrangular.
Three proved to be a magic number for Garrett Ruby.
Competing in his third wrestling event of the season, the Hannibal sophomore won by three pin falls to finish 3-0 on Tuesday night during a quadrangular at Moberly.
Ruby, at 152 pounds, pinned Luke Slater of Moberly in 1 minute, 53 seconds, Eli Jackson of Marshall in 4 minutes, 21 seconds and Parker Lauding of Kirksville in 3 minutes, 48 seconds.
“Garrett had a great night and he wrestled extremely well,” Hannibal coach Derek Greening said. “He really is just getting into his season as he missed the first part of it. So, hopefully, his match intensity will continue to pick up and he will continue to have a great season.”
Ruby helped Hannibal to a 56-24 win over Marshall, though the Pirates fell 41-38 to Kirksville and 48-21 to Moberly.
Bailie Rethorn was another grappler who stood out for the Pirates.
Rethorn trailed 12-5 going into the third period of his 120-pound match against Moberly's Jacob Aleshire before turning the tables for the final nine points to claim a 14-12 decision.
“Bailie showed a lot of heart and determination to keep fighting for that win,” Greening said.
Rethorn also earned a pin against Jaden Riley of Marshall in 1 minute, 12 seconds. Fellow Pirates Tyler Leonard, Kaleb Greening and Jameson White each joined Rethorn with a pair of victories.
Leonard, 126, earned pins against Moberly's Cameron Lowery (3:44) and Kirksville's Gavin Robertson (4:58). Greening, 145, pinned Marshall's Mathew Huston (2:38) and Kirksville's Morgan Wilcox (1:56). White, 195, earned a 7-1 decision over Marshall's Kyle Gann and won a technical fall over Kirksville's Hayden Ferguson.
Chase Kirby, 220, pinned Marshall's T.J. Williams in 1 minute, 51 seconds and was one of four Pirates to register one win on the day. Gavin Morawitz, 138, won by technical fall against T-Love Williams of Marshall. Dylan Cheadle, 160, won a 7-3 decision over Kirksville's Zach Nugent, while Sean Carroll, 182, needed just 1 minute, 30 seconds to pin Kirksville's Reed Mahon.
“We are still looking at improving the little pieces of our matches,” coach Greening said of his team's showing. “At one point each kid showed improvement on something they have been working on, and that is what we were concerned with.
“Even in the matches we lost, there were some positive points to take away from them and continue to work on. Of course, we wanted to have better team results, but there wasn't any disappointment at all from our standpoint.”
Hannibal returns to the mats at Fulton on Thursday.