It was an incredible weekend of wrestling action for the Varsity Boys and Girls Wrestling Dragons of Ste. Genevieve. The boys team played host to the 10th Annual Ste. Genevieve Duals Tournament, and the girls traveled to Central to enter a tournament as well. The boys swept their way to the finals bringing home the team Gold Medal. Meanwhile, the girls also did excellent, winning the Bronze.
In the boys first dual, Ste. Gen defeated Dexter 60-15. Of the nine contested weight classes, Ste. Gen won six, all by pin. Dalton McNeal, Gavin Gross, Levi Wiegand, Kaleb Myracle, Elijah Holifield and Ryan Schmelzle all won by pin.
Ste. Gen then defeated Mehlville 66-18. Ste. Gen actually lost all three contested weight classes, but due to the forfeit points, handily won the dual.
Next up, Ste. Gen defeated Owensville 60-18. Of the 10 contested weight classes, Ste. Gen was victorious in seven, five by way of pin. Bryant Schwent, Nicholas Wirick, Wiegand, Myracle, and Holifield each earned a pin. Nathan Selby and Ethan Ogden both won by decision.
After that, Ste. Gen defeated Valle Catholic 60-15. Of the nine contested weight classes, Ste. Gen won six, all by pin. McNeal, Justin Schwent, Wiegand, Myracle, Ogden and Gage Gross all successfully pinned their opponents.
Lastly, Ste. Gen defeated Windsor (Imperial) 54-12. Of the nine contested weight classes, Ste. Gen won six, four by pin. McNeal, J. Schwent, Holifield and Gage Gross won by pin. Myracle and Dale Propst won by decision.
The Ste. Gen Girls Wrestling team entered the 2021 Central Lady Rebels Invitational and were quite successful, winning first place in three different weight classes. The Dragons finished third out of 15 teams, coming in with 69 team points.
At the 117 lb. weight class, Autumn Basler took first place. In the finals, Basler pinned her opponent at 1:51 of the match.
Dakotah Meadows took sixth place at 122, going 2-3 on the day, with two pins.
At 127, Isabel Basler also took first place, pinning all four of her opponents, including a 32-second pin in the finals.
Maggie Myracle, wrestling at 195, pinned both of her opponents to win first place.
Next up for the squads will be a quad dual match up at home featuring Windsor, Sikeston and Jackson on Wednesday, January 13.