FEBRUARY 14, 2009
The Covington high school wrestling team claimed the tournament championship at the 6-team Covington Duals Invitational on Saturday, finishing with a perfect 5-0 record. Going into the final round, both Covington and Arcanum were 4-0, but the Buccs came out on top, 42-31, to take first place.
Miami East finished third overall with a 3-2 record, followed by Tri-County North (2-3), Lehman (1-4) and National Trail (0-5). In their other duals, the Buccs defeated the Vikings (36-24), the Panthers (52-18), the Cavaliers (60-12) and the Blazers (57-3) to finish up the regular season with an overall dual meet record of 20-5.
Going undefeated on the day for Covington were Tyler Tebbe (135 lbs, 5-0, 3 pins), Andrew DeHart (145 lbs, 5-0, 3 pins, 1 tech. fall) and Jake Jennings (160 lbs, 5-0, 3 pins).
Finishing up 4-1 were Matt Breisch (125 lbs, 1 tech. fall), Brandon Flora (130 lbs), Cory Ely (140, 2 pins), Aaron Devenport (171, 2 pins) and Josh Shefbuch (189 lbs, 1 pin).
Josh McMillion (152 lbs, 2 pins) finished up 3-2, while both Sam Angle (119) and Joe Evans (215) went 2-3 overall.
Also competing in open matches for the Buccs were Jordan McIntosh (130 lbs), Ben Wilson (135 lbs), Devan Selanders (140 lbs) and Cody Swabb (152 lbs).
Cody Swabb , a senior, was recognized during the meet as he competed in his final high school match. Swabb has been an inspiration and postive role model for aspiring Buccaneer wrestlers.
The Buccs compete next Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20-21, at the Division III sectional tournament held at Covington High School. Wrestling starts at 5 pm on Friday and 10:30 am on Saturday with the finals set for 6 pm.
Cody Swabb Competes In Final High School Match…
Buccaneer senior Cody Swabb saw his last action of his high school career on Saturday and received applause of appreciation for his commitment to the program. You won’t find Cody’s name on the record board in the wrestling building, but his legacy is just as important. His legacy is the positive example he set for those kids who will follow in his footsteps – an example of representing yourself, your team and your school with effort, commitment, sportsmanship and class. Congratulations Cody Swabb for a career that will not be forgotten by coaches, parents, teammates and any Buccaneer fan who has had the pleasure of watching you compete. You are one of a kind.