KANSAS CITY -- The Missouri Bulls, the 2005 Cadet Dual Freestyle National Champions, have been named Wrestlers of the Week for the week of June 21
-27 by the USA Wrestling website, TheMat.com.
This is the first time an entire team has been selected for this honor.
Sikeston High School coach Ivan Robison was instrumental in the team's success, serving as an assistant tournament director and assistant coach.
Sikeston heavyweight Robert Madison was a member of the team, comprised of high school freshmen and sophomores. Madison compiled a 4-4 record in the championship.
It was the first-ever title for any age group in Missouri USA Wrestling history.
This was also the first time that the Cadet Dual National Championships have been held in Kansas City, Missouri. In previous years, the event site has been Greeley, Colorado.
The Bulls placed second in the Cadet Greco-Roman Championship. Overall, the Missouri team finished the tournament with a near perfect 19-1 record.
"The wrestlers and coaches did a spectacular job all week at the duals and to be in the finals in both styles here in our own state and in front of our parents and supporters made it even more special, " said event director Craig Ewing, also the State Chairperson for Missouri USA Wrestling. "Being national champions in freestyle was just the icing on the cake of what was an incredible week of wrestling in Kansas City."
Three Bulls were named to the 2005 Cadet Freestyle National All-Dual Team: Craig Wilson at 125 lbs., Deron Winn at 189 lbs., and Dom Bradley at 215 lbs.
The 2005 Cadet Greco-Roman National All-Dual Team included two Bulls: K.C. Pescaglia at 125 lbs. and Shane Nay at 140 lbs.
84 -- Zach Mevry, 91 -- Taylor Bolin, 98 -- Nick Lester, 105 -- Matt Lester, 112 -- Joe Green, 119 -- Tyler Holloway, 125 -- Craig Wilson/K.C. Pescaglia, 130 -- Taylor Crane, 135 -- Dylan Joiner, 140 -- Shane Nay, 145 -- Ray Hall, 152 -- Brent Haynes, 160 -- Clarence Neely, 171 -- Kyle Campbell, 189 -- Kolton Kono/Deron Winn, 215 -- Dom Bradley, 275 -- Robert Madison.
84 -- Kayhan Karimi, 91 -- Taylor Bolin, 98 -- Nick Lester, 105 -- Matt Lester, 112 -- Joe Green, 119 -- Cody Hogen/Patrick Kennedy, 125 -- K.C. Pescaglia/
Aaron Senzee, 130 -- Tyler St. Louis, 135 -- Collin Wittmeyer/Dylan Joiner, 140 -- Shane Nay, 145 -- Ray Hall, 152 -- Brent Haynes, 160 -- Clarence Neely, 171 -- Spencer Daniels, 189 -- Deron Winn/Kolton Kono, 215 -- Dom Bradley, 275 -- Robert Madison/Brandon York.