It's a four-peat.

The Pekin wrestling team finished in second place in the Mid-Illini Conference for the fourth straight year, even though the Dragons are sharing that spot with two other teams this season.

Pekin placed fourth Saturday in the conference tournament at Canton. Washington led the way with 249.5 points, followed by Canton (110.5), Metamora (107), Pekin (80), Limestone (74), East Peoria (72) and Morton (57).

So how did the Dragons earn second place?

The final Mid-Illini standings are determined by a combination of conference dual match and tournament results. The Dragons went 5-1 in duals, behind only Washington (6-0).

Canton helped Pekin on Saturday by finishing second in the tournament. Had Metamora placed second, the Redbirds would have owned second place all alone in the final conference standings.

"I like how we do our conference standings," said Pekin coach John Jacobs. "You need to use two separate strategies as a team during the conference season  ... one for duals, and one for the tournament."

Class 2A top-ranked and two-time defending Class 2A state champion Washington won its ninth straight Mid-Illini championship.

The Panthers had a wrestler in 11 of 14 weight class championship matches Saturday and won 10 of them, matching their own conference tournament record for weight class titles set in 2015 and 2016.

Jacobs said Pekin didn't have its best day Saturday, and two wrestlers -- Evan Garland (sick) and Noah Lamb (knee) -- were out of the lineup.

Three Dragons advanced to weight class finals and Tyler Siddles won the 195 championship, pinning Gabe Robison of Washington in 3:30 in the title match.

Siddles' win prevented Washington from breaking its record for weight class titles in the conference tournament.

Siddles missed much of last season after suffering a serious knee injury.

"Tyler has come a long way since he was hurt," Jacobs said. "It was nice to see him on the top step of the podium (Saturday). He's fought through pain this season, and he has a lot to show for it."

Siddles is 28-7 this year and now he has two tournament titles on his Pekin wrestling resume. He won at the Quincy Invitational on Jan. 13.

Pekin's Ryan Haynes (113) and Drake Hawkins (120) each finished second Saturday, losing to Washington wrestlers in title matches. Brody Norman beat Haynes 2-0 and Joey Cape pinned Hawkins in 5:00.

"Ryan and Drake lost to tough kids," Jacobs said.

The Dragons' Brody Haynes (145) and Jared Dowell (170) were third, and Weston Gardner (160) and Andrew Krahn (220) were fourth.

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