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Bulldogs hold their own in Tiger Classic

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Sikeston's Javeon Bonner competes against Union's Tyler Pace in the 120-pound division on Friday at the Tiger Classic. Bonner defeated Pace 7-3 during the third round.
(Photo by Brent Shipman, Staff)

CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Competing among 16 teams from five different states, the Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling squad more than held their own on Friday during the first day of the Tiger Classic.

"All in all, I'm very happy with the way we've done so far," Sikeston head coach Chris Lowe said as the first day of the tournament came to a close. "It's our first tournament and the level of competition had picked up a lot. I think the boys have stepped up and performed well.

"We have a couple of them coming off injuries so they've been out of the (practice) room for a week and they're a little rusty, but all in all I'm very pleased with the effort and the toughness they've shown."

Some of the highlights of the Bulldogs' first day include a dominant performance from senior Nick Nichols in the 195-pound division. After having his opponent forfeit in the first round, Nichols came out and pinned his first opponent in just 13 seconds.

Nichols capped his night with a pin of Summit's Dalton Turner in 1:29 seconds to finish the evening undefeated.

Cody Middleton is another Bulldog who finished two wins via pin as he finished 3-0 in the 126-pound division.

Jacob Stinnett (132) and Clay Porter(170) were another pair of Sikeston wrestlers to leave Friday with a 3-0 record.

"It's only going to get tougher as the tournament goes and that's what we're wanting," Lowe said. "That's how we're going to get better, by wrestling the tough opponents."

The elimination portion of the Tiger Classic continued Saturday.

Sikeston Results

Round One

126 - Cody Middleton (S) def. Connor Montgomery (HI), pin

132 - Jacob Stinnett (S) def. Jake Skorcz (RS), 15-0

138 - Austin Harter (ND) def. Zac Stinnett (S), pin

145 - Dakorian Polley (CHC) def. Courtney Hawkins (S), pin

152 - Ethan Grashong (CC) def. John Paul Rolland (S), pin

160 - James Scheller (CC) def. Christian Crumpecker (S), pin

170 - Clay Porter (S) def. Jacob Harris (CHC), pin

182 - Kaleb Price (HI) def. Devin Coachron (S), pin

220 - Nick Franey (ME) def. Tarrington Marks (S), 7-6

285 - Josh Maberry (HI) def. Gage Barber (S), pin

106 - Garrett Middleton (S) def. Brandon Twomey (DX), 9-1

113 - Garrick Madison (S) def. Daniel Pluma (UC), pin

120 - Sam Byrd (NW) def. Javeon Bonner (S), 16-2

Round Two

132 - Jacob Stinnett (S) def. Pablo Lopez (UC), pin

138 - Zak Davlin (FHN) def. Zac Stinnett (S), pin

145 - Lawrence Krabbe (ME) def. Courtney Hawkins (S), pin

152 - JT Tuck (NW) def. John Paul Rolland (S), pin

160 - Tim DeClue (HI) def. Christian Crumpecker (S), pin

170 - Clay Porter (S) def. Kameron Welch (UC), pin

182 - Tony Turner (RS) def. Devin Coachron (S), pin

195 - Nick Nichols (S) def. Tim Larrigan (RS), pin

220 - Clay Darnelle (JA) def. Tarrington Marks (S), pin

285 - Chris Gregory (NW) def. Gage Barber (S), pin

Round Three

106 - Alex Waggoner (DS) def. Garrett Middleton (S), pin

113 - Garrick Madison (S) def. Colton Fabor (UN), injury default

120 - Javeon Bonner (S) def. Tyler Pace (UN), 7-3

126 - Cody Middleton (S) def. Sam Leach (RO), 6-0

132 - Jacob Stinnett (S) def. Stone Selsor (JA), 4-2

138 - Logan Ott (DS) def. Zac Stinnett (S), pin

145 - Matt Lathum (ND) def. Courtney Hawkins (S), 11-2

160 - Christian Crumpecker (S) def. Beker Edwards (RO), disqualification

170 - Clay Porter (S) def. Jake Sidders (UN), 16-4

195 - Nick Nichols (S) def. Jake Sidders (UN), pin

126 - Cody Middleton (S) def. Camerin Cole (CHC), pin

138 - Keith Heinal (NW) def. Zac Stinnett (S), pin

160 - Garrett Smugala (ME) def. Christian Crumpecker (S), 8-2

126 - Cody Middleton (S) def. Jason Smith (RS), pin