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Libby's pin lifts South wrestling past THS, 40-36

By Jim Gordillo, 12/22/20, 2:45PM EST

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TERRE HAUTE — Terre Haute South erased a 10-point Bloomington South lead with two pins before Miles Libby took care of Justin Pemberton in 1:45 in the final bout at 113 pounds to lift the Panthers to a thrilling 40-36 win in wrestling on Tuesday.

The Panthers jumped up 18-6, with decisions by Aiden Gann (120) and Aiden Reynolds (145), a pin from Cade Meier at 132 and a forfeit to Delaney Ruhlman at 138, after five matches only to see the Braves tie it at 18 with pins at 152 and 160.

At 170, Tuff Fender collected a pin in 3:10 for the Panthers and Boone Fowler won a 9-1 major at 182 to make it 28-18. At 220, Tristan Ruhlman remained undefeated this season with a pin 1:45, and it was 34-24.

Terre Haute South then got a pin at 285 and a forfeit win at 106 to set up the dramatic finish.

BLOOMINGTON SOUTH 40, TERRE HAUTE SOUTH 36

106: Keegan Sparacino, THS, won by forfeit.

113: Miles Libby, BS, p. Justin Pemberton, 1:45.

120: Aiden Gann, BS, d. Luke May, 6-0.

126: Harrison May, THS, p. Ethan Roudebush, 4:11.

132: Cade Meier, BS, p. Paisley Sanquenetti, THS, 1:53.

138: Delaney Ruhlman, BS, won by forfeit.

145: Aiden Reynolds, BS, d. Nate Recknor, 7-0.

152: Alex Rose, THS, p. Andrew Chandler, 2:32.

160: Nate Lommock, THS, p. Ryan Younger, 2:58.

170: Tuff Fender, BS, p. Collin Casad, 3:10.

182: Boone Fowler, BS, md. Roderick Paige, 9-1.

195: Nick Casad, THS, won by forfeit.

220: Tristan Ruhlman, BS, p. Josh Howell, 1:45.

285: Austin Dalton, THS, p. Aiden Akers, 1:40.