Carl Lankford looks for a pin against Miami East.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
The Covington High School and Jr. High teams travelled to Miami East and took part in two exciting duals, splitting the events with the Vikings. Covington lost the high school dual, 46-34, but won the jr. high dual, 49-33.

Winning for Covington in the high school dual were Dolan Young (106), Deron White (152), Lance Miller (160), Gage DeHart (170), Ian Wilson (182) and Carl Lankford (285).

The high school dual began with back-to-back forfeits with Dolan Young of Covington getting his arm raised at 106 pounds and Kaleb Nickels of Miami East receiving six points at 113 pounds.

Miami East then reeled off wins in five straight matches; Micah Davis over Kyle Barga at 120, Graham Shore over Riley Richards at 126, Trey Rush over Austin Flick at 132, Alex Isbrandt over Keringten Martin at 138 and Zane Strubler with a come-from-behind win over Josh Sowers at 145.

Covington’s Deron White then picked up a forfeit at 152 before Lance Miller picked up a win for the Buccs over Travis Ferguson at 160 pounds and Gage Dehart decisioned Michael Miller at 170 pounds.

Ian Wilson received another forfeit for the Buccs at 182 pounds to keep the Buccaneer hopes alive, but Miami East sealed the contest with pins by Matt Welker at 195 and Brandon Dalton at 215.

Covington’s Carl Lankford won the final bout of the dual with a pin at heavyweight, but it wasn’t enough for the Buccaneers to close the gap.

Winning for Covington in the jr. high dual were Devin Newhouse (80), Cael Vanderhorst (104), Nolan Neves (116), Deacon Shields (122), Dakota Clarkson (128), Logan Lowe (134), Ricky Stephan (150), Hunter Clarkson (172) and Clayton Stephan (245). Winning for Miami East were Chance Rust (86), Max Shore (92), David Davis (98), Daniel Davis (110), Jerrett Winner (142) and Cael Rose (205).

The Buccaneers are back in action on December 27th at the Ervin J. Nutter Center as they will compete in the prestigious Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association’s Holiday Tournament.

Lance Miller turns his opponent en route to a pin at 160 pounds.
Keringten Martin grapples with returning state placer Alex Isbrandt of Miami East.