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Strong showing: Sikeston finishes seventh at Tiger Classic

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sikeston's Kenton Robinson tries to stop a Rolla High School wrestler on Saturday during the Tiger Classic wrestling tournament at the Cape Central junior high school in Cape Girardeau. Robinson medaled in the 140-pound division by finishing sixth.
(Photo by Brent Shipman, Staff)
Bulldogs leave Classic with six different medalists


CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Finishing in the middle of the pack against some much larger schools, the Sikeston Bulldogs came away with a strong showing at the Tiger Classic this past weekend.

Finishing 13.5 points behind Rolla, the Bulldogs took seventh-place out of 14 schools after ranking as high as fifth-place on Friday.

"The competition there is outstanding," Sikeston coach Seth Harrell said of the tournament. "For us to compete the way we did I think you have to be very proud of that."

Of the local teams participating, the Bulldogs finished behind Jackson and Ste. Genevieve who took second and fourth respectively, but finished ahead eight-place Cape Central and 10th-place Dexter.

Not sending a full line up to the event, Sikeston got solid results from the ten wrestlers that competed in the event with six of the them coming home with a medal for placing sixth or better.

Among those medaling were Blake Angle who took second-place in the 112-pound division and Darien Boyd who came away with third in the 189-pound division. Three other Bulldogs finished just out of medal in seventh-place.

"That's the ultimate goal," Harrell said of medaling. "Obviously you want to do the best you can and anytime you can leave a tournament with a medal, that's outstanding."

Individual results

112- Blake Angle - 2nd

119- Cody Middleton - 9th

125- Jacob Stinnett - 7th

140- Kenton Robinson - 6th

145- Dustin Wells- 7th

160- Greg Smith - 6th

171-Faylon Marshall - 4th

189- Darien Boyd -3rd

215- Clayton Driskill - 7th

285- Ben Walker - 6th

Team results

1. Christian Brothers 342.

2. Jackson 330

3. Northwest 259

4. Ste. Genevieve 218

5. Francis Howell North 191.5

6. Rolla 133

7. Sikeston 119.5

8. Cape Central 104

9. Hopkinsville University Heights 97.5

10. Dexter 95

11. Springfield Parkview 84

12. University City 73

13. Mehlville 70.5

14. De Soto 64