Dragons Also Fall To No. 1 Hawks
BY MICHAEL BOYD JR.
HERALD SPORTS EDITOR
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. — Ste. Genevieve won its annual duals tournament, sweeping the competition Saturday (1.7) at the Peggy J. Johnson Memorial Gymnasium.
The Dragons rolled over all four teams in the Ste. Genevieve Duals as they outscored their opponents 275-36 overall.
They beat Dexter Bearcats 78-6, Mehlville Panthers 72-6, the Windsor Owls 60-18, and Valle Catholic Warriors 65-6.
The event saw two mats displayed as four teams battled per round of duals, with the fifth team taking a break at one time another.
Dragons 65, Warriors 6
The Dragons closed out the Ste. Gen duals with the rout of their crosstown rivals.
The dual started out at the 132-pound division.
Evan Winters (150), Mason Langeneckert (165), Gabe Willett (175), Jacob Schweigert (285), Drake Meyer (113) and Bryant Schwent (120) each won by pinfall.
Owen Drury (138) by technical fall, while Isaiah Basler (132) and Karter Worley (106) both won by decisions.
Madden Wolk (157), Dalton McBride (190) and Cameron Vogt each won via forfeit.
Dragons 60, Windsor 18
Ste. Genevieve won its first seven matches to prevail easily over the Owls Saturday afternoon.
The match started at the 126-pound division. The Dragons won seven matches by pinfall, three by major decision and two by forfeit.
It was the next to last competition for the Dragons in the dual tournament, but the first of the afternoon.
Evan Winters (144), Gavin Amlong (150), Madden Wolk (165), Dalton McBride (190), Karter Worley (106) and Drake Meyer (113) each won by pins.
Bryant Schwent (126), Mason Langeneckert (157) and Jacob Schweigert (285) each won by major decision.
Isaiah Basler (132) and Owen Drury (138) both won by forfeit.
Windsor is head coached by SGHS graduate Jake Gegg, a former all-state wrestler for the Dragons. It is Gegg’s first year at WHS as he was the head coach at Valle Catholic prior to this season.
Dragons 72, Mehlville 6
Seven forfeit victories helped Ste. Genevieve roll over the Panthers Saturday morning in both teams’ second competition of the day during the Ste. Gen Duals tournament at the Johnson Gymnasium.
The Dragons won their last nine matches to prevail easily.
Every match was decided by either pin or forfeit, with one double forfeit. The dual started at the 113-pound division.
Drake Meyer (113-pound division), Gavin Amlong (150), Gabe Willett (175), Dalton McBride (190) and Jacob Schweigert (285) each won their respective matches by pins.
Bryant Schwent (120), Isaiah Basler (126), Evan Winters (144), Mason Langeneckert (157), Madden Wolk (165), Jacob Warren (215) and Karter Worley (106) each won via forfeit.
Dragons 78, Dexter 6
Ste. Genevieve opened the Ste. Gen Duals with a thumping of the Bearcats early Saturday morning.
All matches were decided by either pinfall or forfeit. The Dragons won seven matches by pin and six more by forfeit. They clamed the last eight competitions to roll.
The event started with the traditional lightweights at 106 pounds.
Bryant Schwent (120), Isaiah Basler (126), Owen Drury (132), Evan Winters (144), Mason Langeneckert (157), Dalton McBride (190) and heavyweight Jacob Schweigert (285) each won by pins.
Karter Worley (106), Drake Meyer (113), Gavin Amlong (150), Madden Wolk (165), Gabe Willett (175) and Jacob Warren (215) each won by forfeit.
Hillsboro 58, Dragons 12
HILLSBORO, Mo. — Ste. Genevieve only won two matches as it ran into the No. 1 wrestling team in Class 3 last Wednesday (1.4) at Hillsboro High.
Flyweight Drake Meyer and heavyweight Jacob Schweigert continued their dominance on the season with pinfall victories, but the Dragons got nothing else against the host Hawks.
There were eight total pinfalls and two forfeits, as well as only one double forfeit.
Meyer won his 113-pound match over Gabe Barnett with a pin in the third period to take a 6-0 lead.
From there, the Hawks scored 58 straight points to put the dual away.
However, Schweigert won the final match over Griffin Morris in the third period for the final score.
The Dragons’ boys’ and girls’ squads head to Jackson Wednesday (1.11) at 6 p.m. in a tri-match with Sikeston, then both compete in the St. Charles High tournament.