2022-23 SEASON IN REVIEW
The 2022-23 Covington Buccaneers put together a great season despite facing adverse situations throughout the year. The Buccs fielded a relatively large team this season with a core group of very experienced wrestlers leading a team comprised primarily of underclassmen, many of whom were in just their first or second season of wrestling. Our veteran wrestlers helped the team score a lot of points at tournaments, while the younger wrestlers helped fill out the weight classes to give the team a winning dual meet record. Overall, Covington finished with the 11th best winning percentage in the program’s 51 year history.
CHASE VANDERHORST PLACES FIFTH AT STATE
Covington junior Chase Vanderhorst became the tenth two-time state placer in Covington history as he finished fifth at satte in the 132 pound weight class. Chase finished his junior year with an impressive 42-5 record.
MICHAEL HAGAN COMPETES AT STATE FOR THE 3RD TIME
Michael Hagan, a junior, became the sixth wrestler in Covington history to qualify for statethree times as he competed in the 120 pound weight class. Hagan finished his junior season with a 43-9 record.
FRESHMAN CALEB RYMAN WRESTLES AT STATE
Caleb Ryman put together an amazing freshman year capped by becoming the fifth freshman in school history to compete at the state meet. Ryman finished his freshman campaign with a 41-14 record.
VANDERHORST, HAGAN AND RYMAN ARE HEADED TO STATE
MARCH 4, 2023
The Covington Buccaneers had six wrestlers qualify for districts and three finished in the top four to qualify for state; Chase Vanderhorst (132), Michael Hagan (120) and Caleb Ryman (138). Jericho Quinter (126) will also make a trip as a state alternate. Covington finished 6th out of 57 teams with 78 team points.
BUCCS PERFORM WELL IN LOADED SECTIONAL
FEBRUARY 25, 2023 – COVINGTON
Saturday’s sectional tournament at Covington High Schools was loaded with returning state placers and qualifiers in nearly every weight class, which made it that much more gratifying to see the Buccaneers finish fourth as a team with 137 points and advance six wrestlers to the district tournament, plus two more as alternates.