1987-88 BUCCANEERS: Standing (L-R) – Coach Tom Barbee, Tim Fitzpatrick, Mike Reed, L.G. Henry, Randy Sowers, Keith Musgrave. Middle Row (L-R) – Shawn Barnes, Rob Anspaugh, Ray Kimmel, Tony Iddings, Doug Hartman. Sitting (L-R) – Scott Ponchilla, Nate Willoughby, Dan White, Shawn Baker, Dave White, Jason Sommer.

The 1987-88 wrestling team recorded a 12-13-1 dual meet record and a record of 30-29 in tournaments for an overall record of 42-42-1. Seniors Tony Iddings (160 lbs.) and Tim Fitzpatrick (171 lbs.) claimed sectional titles for the Buccs, but for the first time since 1977 Covington failed to send a wrestler to the state meet.

Seven seniors will be lost to graduation; Ray Kimmel, Tony Iddings, Mike Reed, Dave White. Kneeling (L-R) – Tim Fitzpatrick, L.G. Henry and 1986 state qualifier Keith Musgrave. Ray Kimmel is the lone four-year letterman and was chosen by the coaches as the Most Improved Wrestler. Tony Iddings was named Most Valuable Wrestler, while Tim Fitzpatrick and junior Randy Sowers were presented the Coach’s Award.


PiquaW 37-33
ColdwaterT 32-32
Milton-UnionL 29-39
BrookvilleL 27-39
Springfield Catholic CentralW 54-21
GreenonW 64-14
Valley ViewL 33-38
UrbanaW 47-24
Grove CityL 16-58
Kenton RidgeL 23-37
Tri-VillageW 55-12
NortheasternW 36-22
GrahamL 12-53
Miami EastL 30-48
Springfield Catholic CentralW 42-28
VersaillesL 21-47
Indian LakeL 27-47
NorthwesternL 24-48
Springfield ShawneeW 44-30
NortheasternW 39-33
Dayton ChristianW 54-21
Tri-VillageW 64-6
West Liberty SalemL 30-39
NorthmontL 32-33
NorthridgeW 51-21
Milton-UnionL 20-44


Urbana Invitational5th
Troy Invitational14th
Miami East Invitational4th
Milton-Union Invitational3rd
Southwest River Conference Championships5th
Sectional Tournament3rd
District Tournament11th

SENIORS: Standing (L-R) – Ray Kimmel, Tony Iddings, Mike Reed, Dave White. Kneeling (L-R) – Tim Fitzpatrick, L.G. Henry, Keith Musgrave.
Tim Fitzpatrick
Ray Kimmel
Tony Iddings