"We started off a little slow on Friday, and didn't wrestle as well as we should have in the pool action," explained Sikeston head coach Chris Hodgkiss. "But on Saturday, when we got put in the brackets, some of the boys really stepped up."
Lance Berry had a big tournament in the 152 weight class, finishing in second place with a record of 5-1.
"(Berry) had a tremendous tournament," said Hodgkiss. "The Tiger Classic is a tough tournament, and just making it to the finals is a huge accomplishment."
Jeremy Freeman also fared well in the 103 division, taking fourth place with a record of 3-3.
"(Freeman) has had a tough year so far, but he really turned it up a notch this weekend," said Hodgkiss. "Him taking fourth place was a big improvement. I think that will be a real confidence booster for him."
Kyle Weeks took fifth place in the 135 division with a record of 4-2. Cody Weeks took fifth in the 140 class with a 4-3 record. At heavyweight, Joe Johnson went 2-3 to take seventh. Adam Miller went 3-2 in the 119 weight division to come in ninth place. Scotty Keenan also took ninth in the 160 class with a record of 3-2. At 215, Andy Croxford went 2-4. Cody Ryan was 1-5 in the 125 class and Cody Reynolds was 1-5 in the 145 class.
Malcolm Williams went 1-6 at 189. Shawn Cooper was 0-5 in the 130 class and Ken Masegian went 0-5 in the 171 class.
Northwest won the tournament with 260 points. Jackson came in second with 244, followed by Fort Zumwalt West (229.5), Ste. Genevieve (209.5), Fort Zumwalt North (206.5), Seckman (196), Lindbergh (185), Troy (147.5), Pattonville (132.5), Sikeston, DeSoto (114), Springfield Glendale (105.5), Murphysboro (97), Dexter (88), Cape Central (73.5) and St. Charles (71.5). Sikeston's wrestling team will be back in action Jan. 9, traveling to Cape Central.