Competing last Saturday at the Farmington Tournament, St. Clair had one wrestler with a 5-0 record and the team registered a 2-3 dual meet record.
The tournament was set up with everything as duals and the Bulldogs managed two wins on the day:
• St. Clair defeated Sikeston, 42-39 and
• St. Clair defeated Cape Central, 60-24.
The three losses were:
• Pacific defeated St. Clair, 48-30;
• Warrenton defeated St. Clair, 48-36; and
• Farmington defeated St. Clair, 72-12.
St. Clair’s dual meet record moved to 6-7 on the season.
“It was not a bad day for us, but we could have wrestled better as a team,” said St. Clair Head Coach Bryan Watkins. “We got better in some areas that we’ve been working on. We still can improve.”
Leading the Bulldogs was Skyler Hutchison, who notched a 5-0 record at 195 pounds, improving to 14-2 on the season.
Hutchison won all three of his contested matches by pin over Farmington, Pacific and Sikeston. The other two wins came by forfeit.
Finishing with 4-1 records on the day were Dustin Conner and Colton Huddleston.
Competing at 170 pounds, Conner’s lone loss was by a 4-1 decision to Pacific’s Dalton Voyles, who is state ranked in Class 3 and owns a 26-2 record on the season.
Conner had pins over Farmington, Sikeston and Cape Central, improving to 14-3 on the season.
Wrestling at 285 pounds, Huddleston’s lone loss was to Farmington’s Adam Maple, who’s ranked seventh in Class 3 at 285 pounds by missouriwrestling.com.
Huddleston had one victory by pin, improving to 12-4 on the season.
Thomas Maple (106 pounds) posted a 3-2 record, which included a pin over Sikeston.
Lucas Davis (113) notched a 3-2 record.
Chris Algiere (132) had a 3-2 record, which included pins over Warrenton and Cape Central.
Codie Stroup (152) registered a 2-3 record with pins over Pacific and Cape Central.
Kris Heembrock (120) finished with a 1-4 record with a pin over Cape Central.
Austin Nappier (145) had a 1-4 record with a pin over Sikeston.
Noah Cohen (160) notched a 1-4 record with a pin over Cape Central.
Tyler Trautman (182) finished with a 1-4 record.
Branden Brown (220) posted a 1-2 record.
Jarred Dingley (220) had a 1-1 record.
Chase Cohen (138) had an 0-5 record, but had a close 4-2 loss to Pacific.
St. Clair was open at 126.