PARK HILLS -- Sikeston High School wrestlers competed in the Park Hills Central Rebel Dual on Saturday.
Although the Bulldogs' numbers were small -- only five participants -- the results were solid. Sikeston wrestlers won 16 of 25 matches.
"Obviously, we could only look at individual performances, not team scores," said Sikeston coach Ivan Robison.
One score, of local interest, saw the Bulldogs lose 30-24 to the Dexter Bearcats, who also had several openings.
Heavyweight Robert Madison, ranked eighth in state in Class 3, posted a perfect 5-0 mark with wins on a pin fall, a major decision, a decision and two forfeits.
Chris Northern also was undefeated with a 3-0 record in the 189-pound division. He won two matches by pin fall and one by forfeit.
Gavilan Bland, in the 152-pound class, went 4-1. He won three matches by pin fall, another by technical fall and suffered his lone loss on a pin at the hands of De Soto's Curtis Tucker, a fourth-place finisher in the 2004 state meet.
Craig Burton, a 125 pounder, finished with a winning ledger of 3-2. He recorded two wins by pin fall and one by forfeit while losing one match by pin fall and another by decision.
Ashton Cantrell went 1-4, all matches decided on pin falls, in the 140-pound class.
Sikeston faces Marquette of St. Louis in a dual meet on Friday, then enters the Rockwood Summit Individual Tournament on Saturday.
The Rockwood Summit Tournament features several of Sikeston's district opponents.
Said Robison, "We'll see many of the wrestlers we'll face in districts and this gives us a chance to improve our seeds."