December 4th & 5th, 2015
Covington won all four of their duals on Saturday at the Northeastern Invitational to win the tournament with a 7-0 overall record. The Buccs opened with a 57-18 victory over Northwestern, followed by a 59-9 win over Springfield Shawnee. They then defeated Northeastern, 59-24, before finishing with a 52-24 victory over Urbana.
Finishing in first place with 7-0 records were Jared Ford (132, 3 pins), Josh Sowers (145, 2 pins), Gage DeHart (152, 3 pins), Deron White (160, 3 pins), Lance Miller (170, 5 pins) and Joey Schmelzer (182, 2 pins). Coleman Ryan (120, pin) finished 3-0, but was unable to wrestle on Saturday. Taking second place with 6-1 records were Connor Ryan (113, 3 pins), Brandon Magee (195, 4 pins) and Seth Thomas (285, 2 pins). Riley Richards (126, pin) and Carl Lankford (285, pin) both finished in 3rd with 5-2 records.
Also competing well and winning matches for the Buccs were Chris Triplett, Parker Dysinger, Bryce Keiser, Keringten Martin, Gavin McReynolds, Ross Bowman and Ian Wilson.
On Friday, Covington started the tournament in impressive fashion, winning their first three duals on the night.
The Buccs opened with Hillsboro and downed their team, 60-15. In round two, Covington won a 57-18 dual against Southeastern, before finishing with a lopsided 72-3 victory over Riverside.
Going 3-0 for the Buccs were Coleman Ryan (120, pin), Jared Ford (132, 2 pins), Josh Sowers (145), Gage DeHart (152, pin), Deron White (160, 2 pins), Lance Miller (170, 2 pins), Joey Schmelzer (182, pin) and Brandon Magee (195, pin). Seth Thomas (285, 2 pins) finished 2-0.
Finishing 2-1 were Connor Ryan (113, pin) and Carl Lankford (285, pin), while Chris Triplett (120), Riley Richards (126), Parker Dysinger (138), Keringten Martin (138, pin) and Bryce Keiser (220) also won matches for Covington.
The Buccs host Versailles on Tuesday, December 8, for a dual meet with the jr. high team. The match starts at 6 pm.