2007-08 COVINGTON BUCCANEERS
The Covington wrestling team enters the 2007-08 season with plenty of excitement as they bring a large roster and a lot of talent to the table. The Buccs are coming off a solid campaign last year where they finished with a 12-8 dual meet record and qualified six wrestlers to the district tournament – all of whom return this season.
Seniors Logan Hall and Justin McMillion – both returning district qualifiers – will lead the relatively young Buccs, most of whom are underclassmen. Also returning are juniors Sam Herron, Jake Jennings and Quentin Layman. Herron is a returning state alternate, while Jennings is a district qualifier and Layman a sectional placer.
They are joined by sophomores Matt Breisch, Aaron Devenport, Dylan Gustin, Josh McMillion and Josh Shefbuch. Breisch and McMillion are returning district qualifiers, while Gustin is a sectional placer. New to this year’s team are junior Charlie Bruyere and a large freshman class including Sam Angle, Lon Bitner, Andrew DeHart, Tyler Dollison, Cory Ely, Brandon Flora, Steven Ray, Devan Selanders, Zach Shilt, Tyler Tebbe and Ben Wilson.
While relatively young, the Buccs have a nice mix of talent and experience that will help them compete with the mostly Division 1 and 2 teams that are on their schedule. Covington returns to the challenging GMVWA Holiday tournament where they are typically the smallest school in the forty-five team field. The team will also dual a number of the top Dayton area squads in Troy, Versailles, Dixie and Mechanicsburg.
The Buccs have four home meets this season – a dual with Dixie and tri’s with Lehman/Mechanicsburg and Tipp City/Troy. They also will be competing in the Covington Duals tournament – which includes their Cross County Conference rivals, along with Lehman – where they hope to defend their first-place finish from last season. Additionally, the Buccs will once again host the Covington Division 3 sectional tournament – whose participants have proven to be the most successful among all divisions in Ohio at the state tournament over the past two years.
Please come out and support the Buccs as we look forward to a successful season!
DEHART BECOMES YOUNGEST STATE PLACER
Andrew DeHart already made Buccaneer wrestling history as he became the first freshman from Covington to qualify for the state meet freshman to place at state by taking sixth place at 130 pounds.