Jared Ford looks for a shot opportunity.

Covington hosted two outstanding dual meet teams on Thursday and came away victorious in both to improve their dual meet record to 19-2 this season.

In the opening dual with Eaton, the Eagles started with a 12-0 lead after Seth Thomas (220) fell to Jacob Phipps and Eaton’s Shane Hammock (285) received a forfeit.

Covington took the lead back, 16-12, as Alexis Roth (106) received a forfeit and Covington’s Connor Ryan (113) and Jared Ford (120) earned a pin and a 13-0 major decision over Wyatt Burgess and Coleman Foster.

Eaton regained the lead, 18-16, with a Brandon Weaver (126) pin over Coleman Ryan, but the Buccs picked up the next two bouts to lead 25-18 as Jarred Ganger (126) pinned Brian Conrad and Ryan Ford (138) earned a 14-7 decision over Mac Altom. Eaton’s Blake Sittlow (145) then earned a fall over Deron White to narrow the gap, 25-24.

Covington’s Lance Miller (152) then pinned Hayden Trunck, before Gage DeHart (160) dropped a tight 8-6 overtime decision to Drew Moore. Brandon Magee (170) and Ben Miller (182) sealed the victory for Covington with pins over Silas Nelson and Matt Todd, before Bo Swank (195) fell to Kevin Melling. The Buccs won 43-33.

Coldwater then beat Eaton, 36-33, to set up a showdown between the Buccs and the Cavaliers.

Coldwater’s Justin Sigler (106) earned a tech. fall over Alexis Roth, before Covington’s Connor Ryan (113) rebounded with a 13-0 major decision over Kyle Sigler. Jared Ford (120) then defeated Sam Muhlenkamp, followed by a Coldwater 4-2 decision by Jay Uhlenhake (126) over Coleman Ryan to give the Buccs a narrow 9-8 lead.

Jarred Ganger (132) and Ryan Ford (138) opened things up a bit for Covington with a 20-8 major decision over Spencer Seibert and a pin over Landon Schlater. Coldwater’s Jordan Obringer (145) then earned a fall over Deron White, followed by Covington’s Lance Miller (152) pinning Seth Obringer.

Grant Kaiser (160) then won a tight 1-0 decision over Gage DeHart, to cut into the Buccs lead, 25-17. The teams traded the next four bouts as Covington’s Brandon Magee (170) earned a key pin over Zach Klosterman, followed by Jake Schmidt’s pin over Bo Swank (182). Ben Miller then pinned Mitch Clune (195) to give the Buccs enough of a lead to secure the victory. Coldwater won the final two bouts as Seth Thomas (220) dropped a 7-3 decision to Nick Clune and Thomas Schwieterman (285) picked up a forfeit for the Cavaliers. The final score was Covington 37, Coldwater 32.

Covington’s varsity competes next on Wednesday, January 28, at home at 6 pm, for the opening two rounds of the OHSAA Regional Quarterfinal Dual Meet tournament. Covington’s reserve team travels to Sidney to compete on Saturday, Jan. 24.

Brandon Magee recorded two big pins for the Buccs at 170 pounds.
Seth Thomas works from the top position in a dual against Coldwater.
Coleman Ryan works for a takedown against Eaton.