Jericho Quinter and the Buccaneers performed well at the OHSWCA District Duals at Versailles High School. ©Ben Robinson/Color Green Photo

VERSAILLES – Wrestling without a full lineup, the Covington Buccaneers managed to go 1-1 in the Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association District Duals at Versailles High School on Saturday to make their current dual meet record 9-4.

The Buccs opened against Brookville, who fielded a complete lineup of wrestlers in each weight class. Covington was forced to forfeit four weight classes, which gave Brookville a 24-point advantage off the bat.

Of the ten matches wrestled, Covington won five matches, three by pin and two by decision, while Brookville won five matches, all by pin.

The three pins for the Buccaneers came from Michael Hagan over Khadyn Jones in 37 seconds at 120 pounds, Chase Vanderhorst over Logan Jones in 1:50 at 132 pounds and freshman Caleb Ryman over Damien Mohler in 2:06 at 132 pounds. Carson Taylor defeated Hayden Jones by a narrow 3-2 decision at 106 pounds and Jericho Quinter defeated Tanner Sampson 11-4 at 126 pounds.

The Buccaneers then faced Wayne Trace in the Consolation Round and won by the margin of 57-18. Wayne Trace was in the same situation as Covington as it didn’t have a full lineup either.

In head-to-head action Covington won three matches and Wayne Trace won three.

Carson Taylor pinned Arin James in 1:50 at 106 pounds and Aveyen Meek pined Connor Sensibaugh in 1:59 at 150 pounds. Michael Hagan earned a 4-3 decision over highly ranked Corbin Kimmel at 120 pounds. Earning forfeit victories were Brian Morrison (113), Jericho Quinter (126), Chase Vanderhorst (132), Caleb Ryman (138), Mason Epperson (157), Zane Lemp (190) and A.J. Reyes (215).

Covington hosts Milton-Union and Coldwater in tri meet on Tuesday, February 7.

Brookville 54 – Covington 24
106 Carson Taylor 11 (Covington) dec. Hayden Jones 10 (Brookville) Dec 3-2
113 Hunter Gibson 10 (Brookville) forfeit (Covington) Forfeit
120 Michael Hagan 11 (Covington) pin Khadyn Jacobs 12 (Brookville) 0:37
126 Jericho Quinter 11 (Covington) dec. Tanner Sampson 9 (Brookville) Dec 11-4
132 Chase Vanderhorst 11 (Covington) pin Logan Jones 12 (Brookville) 1:50
138 Caleb Ryman 9 (Covington) pin Damian Moler 12 (Brookville) 2:06
144 Colton Harris 10 (Brookville) pin Luke Brown 11 (Covington) 2:33
150 Luke Dolan 11 (Brookville) pin Aveyen Meek 10 (Covington) 2:28
157 Jacob Holland 10 (Brookville) pin Mason Epperson 9 (Covington) 3:59
165 Luke Rutherford 10 (Brookville) pin Jack Blumenstock 10 (Covington) 2:38
175 Aiden Sheridan 10 (Brookville) pin Aiden Collins 9 (Covington) 3:24
190 Von Price 9 (Brookville) forfeit (Covington) Forfeit
215 Bronson Stacy 12 (Brookville) forfeit (Covington) Forfeit
285 Trenton Brooks 10 (Brookville) forfeit (Covington) Forfeit

Covington 57 – Wayne Trace 18
106 Carson Taylor 11 (Covington) pin Arin James 12 (Wayne Trace) 1:50
113 Brian Morrison 12 (Covington) forfeit (Wayne Trace) Forfeit
120 Michael Hagan 11 (Covington) dec. Corbin Kimmel 10 (Wayne Trace) Dec 4-3
126 Jericho Quinter 11 (Covington) forfeit (Wayne Trace) Forfeit
132 Chase Vanderhorst 11 (Covington) forfeit (Wayne Trace) Forfeit
138 Caleb Ryman 9 (Covington) forfeit (Wayne Trace) Forfeit
144 Graiden Troth 11 (Wayne Trace) pin Luke Brown 11 (Covington) 1:39
150 Aveyen Meek 10 (Covington) pin Connor Sensibaugh 10 (Wayne Trace) 1:59
157 Mason Epperson 9 (Covington) forfeit (Wayne Trace) Forfeit
165 Sam Moore 12 (Wayne Trace) pin Jack Blumenstock 10 (Covington) 0:28
175 Nathan Osborn 11 (Wayne Trace) pin Aiden Collins 9 (Covington) 0:53
190 Zane Lemp 10 (Covington) forfeit (Wayne Trace) Forfeit
215 A.J. Reyes 9 (Covington) forfeit (Wayne Trace) Forfeit
285 Double Forfeit

Greenville JV Tournament
Saturday, February 4, 2023
Covington’s JV team travelled to the Greenville JV tournament on Saturday and came away with four placers. Christian Clark (113) and Zeb Woodward-Roeth (215) both finished in 2nd place, while Kaden Thompson (150) placed 3rd, and Andrew Basye (120) placed 4th.

Clark went 4-1 on the day with 4 pins, while Woodward-Roeth finished 3-1 with 3 pins. Thompson finished with 3 wins and a pin, while Basye earned 2 wins and a pin.

Freshman 138 pounder Caleb Ryman recorded a big victory by pin against Brookville on Saturday. ©Ben Robinson/Color Green Photo