Day 1: Friday, February 24, 2006 – KETTERING
Three Covington wrestlers are still alive after the first day of competition at the Division 3 Southwest District tournament at Kettering Fairmont High School. At 189 lbs, Logan Brown advanced to the semifinals with an 11-3 major decision victory over Sam Pierson of Purcell Marion and a pin over Maat Saam of Lincolnview. Brown will face Levi Schwab of Clinton Massie in the semifinals.
At 275 lbs, C.J. Potter advanced to the quarterfinals with a pin over Caleb McGee of Jefferson before dropping his second bout by fall to Corbin Griffiths of Wayne Trace. Potter will wrestle next in the second consolation round. At 112 lbs, Jordan Tebbe lost his first match 19-3 to David Carpenter of Madeira before earning a 7-0 decision over Brock Timmerman of Coldwater. He too will wrestle in the second consolation round.
Brian Ely (171 lbs) saw his season come to a close as he lost his opening bout 7-1 to Kyle Yeary of Reading before dropping a tight 2-1 decision to Tyler Sneary of Allen East in the first consolation round. Ely finishes his senior season with a 29-10 record and is a two-time district qualifier.
We would like to congratulate Brian on an outstanding career and thank him for representing Buccs wrestling with integrity and class over the past four years. The determination and perserverance Brian displayed throughout adversity will not be forgotten. Thank you Brian.
The second day of wrestling will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday.
Day 2: Saturday, February 25, 2006 – KETTERING
The Covington Buccaneer wrestling team finished up in 21st place out of 56 teams at the Division III Southwest District tournament Saturday night. Troy Christian was team champions followed by Mechanicsburg and Carlisle. At 189 lbs, Logan Brown led the way for the Buccs with his second District title and third state qualification berth.
After surviving a close scare in his quarterfinals bout Friday night, Brown was back to his old self on Saturday. During his semifinal match with Levi Schwab of Clinton-Massie, Logan struck quickly with three takedowns and a near fall before pinning his opponent in the second period.
In the championship bout, Brown won a decisive 8-5 victory over runner-up Trey Michaels of Carlisle. During the match, Logan scored three takedowns and a reversal without yielding a single offensive point. Michaels scored all five of his points after Brown released him for escapes.
With this victory, Brown improved his season record to 48-0. His pin in the semifinal round gives him 32 for the season, which breaks the record of 31 pins that he set as a sophomore. He also broke Covington‚s single-season takedown record of 208 – one that he also set as a sophomore – as his total currently stands at 220 on the season. With his wins on the day, Logan became Covington’s first three-time state qualifier and just the school’s seventh two-time District champion.
In an exciting match at 112 lbs, Jordan Tebbe dropped his second consolation bout to Cody McGillvary of Miami East, 13-12. The match featured four lead changes as both wrestlers gave it everything they had. In the end, Jordan fell just a little short and finished up his senior season with a 35-11 record.
At 275 lbs, C.J. Potter also lost his second consolation bout. Facing Jeff Fritz of Delphos St. Johns, Potter wrestled very well throughout the match, but couldn’t overcome the talented Blue Jay wrestler, falling 11-3. Delayed this season due to an injury from football, C.J. finishes up this year with an 11-4 record, becoming a two-time District qualifier after being able to compete for only a few weeks.