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Wrestlers place fourth in tourney

Tuesday, January 21, 2003

ST. CHARLES -- Sikeston's wrestling team took fourth place out of 10 teams in the St. Charles Tournament on Saturday.

The Bulldogs scored 186 points, finishing behind Eureka, Troy and Mary Institute/Country Day. Cape Central came in sixth place with 116 points.

"We took 12 kids up there, placed sixth of them and took fourth as a team," said Sikeston wrestling coach Chris Hodgkiss. "The top three teams probably were a little better than us, so we placed really good as a team."

Kyle Weeks was on top of his game in the 135 class, taking first place. He finished 7-0 in the tournament, pinning six of his seven opponents. Weeks is currently ranked fifth in the state at 135.

"The only kid (Weeks) didn't pin, he beat 18-3," noted Hodgkiss. "You can't ask much more from Kyle."

Lance Berry kept his streak of strong tournament performances alive with a second place finish in the 152 class. He finished second with a 4-2 record.

"Lance has been in the finals of every tournament we've had so far," said Hodgkiss. "He continues to have a solid season for us."

Cody Weeks came in third place in the 140 class with a record of 4-3. Andy Croxford also placed third at 215 with a record of 4-3.

"Cody Weeks and Andy Croxford were both unseeded wrestlers," said Hodgkiss. "Them taking third was big."

At 125, Adam Miller came in fourth place with a record of 5-3. Scott Keenan also took fourth at 171 with a 3-5 record. Ken Masegian took fifth place in his weight class.

Shawn Cooper went 1-7 at 119, Cody Ryan went 2-4 at 130, Tony Reynolds went 3-4 at 145 and Malcolm Williams went 2-6 at 189.

Heavyweight Joe Johnson only wrestled two matches, going 1-1 before pulling a muscle in his back. Johnson is also currently ranked fifth among heavyweight wrestlers in the state.

ikeston's wrestling team will host Jackson on Thursday.