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Jackson wrestlers pin Sikeston

Friday, January 18, 2002

JACKSON -- Sikeston's wrestling team came up on the wrong end of a dual with Jackson Thursday, losing 55-14.

Kyle Weeks and Jackie Cowley were the only two winners, claiming the 125 and 171 divisions against the Indians, who are ranked fifth in Missouri 5A.

Adam Miller won via forfeit in the 119 class.

"We actually wrestled them a lot closer than the final score shows," said Sikeston coach Chris Hodgkiss. "We had a couple of matches that we were winning, but we got caught and were pinned. Those were some pretty big momentum swings for Jackson."

After forfeiting the 103 class, Sikeston's Cody Ryan was pinned by Jackson's Brock Howard in 3:18 in the 112 division. At 125, Weeks beat out Jackson's Ben Watcher 7-6.

At 130, Sikeston's Cleveland Anthony was pinned in 4:41 by Jackson's Cody Rouse. Sikeston's Cody Weeks was pinned in 3:47 by Jackson's Austin Bock in the 135 class.

Sikeston forfeited at 140, then Sikeston's Justin Keller was beaten by Jackson's Justin Rice 18-7 at 145.

At 152, Sikeston's Tony Reynolds lost a 24-7 decision to Jackson's James Love. At 160, Sikeston's Scotty Keenan lost 8-2 to Jackson's Blake Ulrich.

At 171, Cowley pinned Jackson's Cameron Lacy in 4:23. At 189, Sikeston's Scott Heuiser was pinned by Jackson's Matt Kahle in 4:05. In the 215 class, Sikeston's Stuart Carraway lost to Jackson's Seth Harrell 11-6. In the heavyweight division, Sikeston's Joe Johnson lost to Luke Wade, 17-5.

Sikeston will travel to Farmington on Saturday for the SEMO Conference Tournament.

"Three of the top five teams in the state are in that tournament," said Hodgkiss. "In order to knock one of those three out, you've really got to be on your game. Getting fourth place is a good accomplishment in itself."

Jackson defeated Sikeston's junior varsity 70-9. Sikeston winners were Shawn Cooper (112) and Kirk Butler (140).