SIKESTON - The Sikeston wrestling team lost to a tough Ste. Genevieve squad on Tuesday 66-9 at the Sikeston Field House.
The Bulldogs are now 4-4 in dual meets this year.
Sikeston's only winners were Adam Miller and Stuart Carraway. Miller pinned Brad Basler in 5:53 in the 119 class while Carraway won 7-3 over Josh Carron in the 215 class.
"Stuart Carraway really helped himself tonight for his district seed," said Sikeston head coach Chris Hodgkiss. "Adam Miller had lost to his opponent three times already this year, all coming in the last 30 seconds of the match. Adam really stepped up tonight and pinned him."
The Bulldogs forfeited the 103 class and the 171 class to the Dragons. In the other matches, Cody Ryan (112) was pinned in 1:36 by Travis Albertson; Kyle Weeks (125) was pinned in 1:43 by Adam Vogt; Cleveland Anthony (130) lost 7-1 to Shane Okenfuss; Cody Weeks (135) was pinned in 3:15 by Andy Joggerst; Justin Keller (140) was pinned in 0:43 by Joe Bauman; Tony Reynolds (145) was pinned in 0:54 by Derek Wolk; Scotty Keenan (152) was pinned in 1:13 by Todd Gegg; Jackie Cowley (160) lost 12-7 to Nick Bauman; Scott Heuiser (189) was pinned in 0:50 by Tyson Gegg; and Joe Johnson (heavyweight) was pinned in 0:40 by Derek Stewart.
"They're an very talented team," said Hodgkiss. "They're a top three team in the state. We were just looking to see where we measure up for districts. It's always good to wrestle good competition like that because it makes you better."
Sikeston will host Dexter on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
The Sikeston junior varsity lost 58-6 to fall to 2-6 this year. Andy Croxford (189) was the only winner for the Bulldogs.
Over the weekend, the Bulldogs took fifth out of 10 teams in the SEMO Conference meet in Farmington.
Farmington won the meet. They were followed by Ste. Genevieve (2nd), Jackson (3rd) and Park Hills Central (4th).
"We were expected to get fourth and we only finished a couple of points out of fourth place," said Hodgkiss. "Every point counts when it comes to tournament time and we probably let 12 to 15 points slip through the cracks."
Sikeston had six wrestlers place. Cleveland Anthony, Scotty Keenan and Stuart Carraway all took third while Adam Miller, Kyle Weeks and Scott Heuiser all took fourth.
"Anytime you can place in the top four in our conference, you've really accomplished something because you've got three top five teams in the state in our conference," said Hodgkiss. "If you can place in the top four then you've had a really good tournament."