MIAMISBURG – Covington’s wrestling team kicked off their season at the Dayton Christian Invitational on Saturday. The Buccs were unable to send their full lineup, but managed to finish in 5th place out of 17 teams at the event.
Carson Taylor led Covington with a first place finish at 113 lbs, beating Talawanda’s Gavin Boner in the finals. Taylor went 4-0 with three pins on the day.
Michael Hagan (120 lbs) and Jericho Quinter (132) both finished as tournament runners-up. Hagan went 4-1 with 4 pins, falling to Legacy Christian’s Eli Campbell in the finals, while Quinter also went 4-1 overall with four pins, losing in the finals to Legacy Christian’s Dillon Campbell.
Caleb Ryman (126) finished in 4th place overall after going 2-1 in his pool then winning his next two to go 4-1 overall with three pins. His only loss was to tournament champion Nathan Attisano of Legacy Christian.
Also winning matches for Covington were Luke Brown (138, pin), Kaden Thompson (144), Jack Blumenstock (150, 2 pins), Mason Epperson (157, pin) and Zeb-Woodward-Roeth (215, pin).
Covington’s varsity competes next at the Mechanicsburg Invitational and the reserve team competes at the Versailles JV tournament, both on Saturday, December 10.
Milton-Union Jr. High Bulldog Invitational
Covington’s Jr. High wrestling team competed at the Milton-Union Jr. High Bulldog Invitational and finished with four place-winners and in 11th place out of 18 teams.
Brody Taylor won the 80 lb. championship with a 5-0 decision over Jace Bergman of Versailles. Taylor finished 4-0 with three pins.
Izaiah Mumford (98 lbs.) and Henry Skaggs (110) both advanced to the finals to take 2nd place with 3-1 records. Mumford had three pins, and Skaggs one pin.
Jonny Miller finished in 4th place at 104 lbs., with a 4-1 record with three pins. Miller was unfortunately unable to compete for 3rd place due to reaching the 5-match limit before the finals.
Liam Geeding (110) won three matches, falling one match short of placing in the top-four. Landon Beeman (128) and Talon Pergram (150) picked up wins for Covington, while Eddie Deaton (92) and Lucas Lester (160) both competed well for the Buccs.
Covington Jr. High competes next at the St. Mary Duals on Saturday, December 10.