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Sikeston defeats Anna-Jonesboro 46-25

Friday, January 6, 2012

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Sikeston's Clay Porter tries to avoid being taken down by Anna-Jonesboro's Preston Brimm during their dual meet at the Sikeston Field House on Thursday. Chris Pobst, Staff
SIKESTON -- Fueled by three quick wins and their home crowd, the Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team dispatched Anna-Jonesboro during their dual meet at the Sikeston Field House, 46-25.

Sikeston's Garrick Madison, Blake Angle and Cody Middleton all scored lightening fast pins within the first round igniting a fire under the home crowd as well the Bulldog squad.

"It's pretty obvious that the kids are excited to wrestle at home," Sikeston wrestling coach Seth Harrell said. "We had a pretty good crowd and that helped. It got those guys going and anytime you can get that momentum early on, that's huge.

"I think that flowed right through our entire team."

Although it wasn't as prompt as the three matches that preceded theirs, Sikeston's Jacob Stinnett, Taylor McElwain and Nick Nichols provided the nights closest matches.

McElwain fell in the 152-pound division during at extra round against Anna-Jonesboro's Damien Tracy. Tracy took the match by a score of 8-7.

Both Stinnett and Nichols came out on top, winning their respective matches by decision after three rounds of back and forth action.

"Those were all very physical matches and they were tough," Harrell said. "That's where you hope your conditioning takes over and when your mental toughness takes over. We always talk about winning in overtime and winning in the third period. They really had to gut it out."

In all, Sikeston won four times by pin fall and three by decision.

The Bulldogs are 5-1-1 on the season following their win on Thursday and continue to wrestle at a high level.

"I think we're wrestling well right now," Harrell said. "We're getting more consistent throughout the lineup. We're still working to peak at the right time and I think that's always a work in process."

Thursday kicked off what could be a tough month for the Sikeston Bulldogs.

On Saturday they will travel to Vianney, Wednesday will bring matches against both Windsor and Jackson and on Jan. 31, Sikeston will host their last home meet while welcoming in both Dexter and New Madrid County Central.

"We're going to be challenged at several places we go to," said Harrell. "But, ultimately our goal is when we get to districts we are peaking at that point. I like what I see right now because I think we're headed in the right direction."

Sikeston 46, Anna-Jonesboro 25

106 -- Garrick Madison (S) pin Leon Kissell (A), 1:31

113 -- Andrew Adams (A) forfeit

120 -- Blake Angle (S) pin Lucas Arft (A), 1:11

126 -- Cody Middleton (S) pin Taylor Anderson (A), 48.6

132 -- Jacob Stinnett (S) dec. Josh Merriman (A), 15-6

138 -- Kenton Robinson (S) forfeit

145 -- Antoine Dorsey (S) pin Garrett Nadeau (A), 1:36

152 -- Damien Tracy (A) dec. Taylor McElwain (S), 8-7

160 -- Preston Brimm (A) dec. Clay Porter (S), 8-1

170 -- Brandon Crosser (A) forfeit

182 -- Nick Nichols (S) dec. Andrew McMann (A), 21-14

195 -- Austin Henson (S) forfeit

220 -- Clay Driskill (S) dec. Logan Tripp (A), 2-1

285 -- Mike Dillman (A) pin Ben Walker (S), 1:01