Caleb Ryman took first at 144 pounds. ©Ben Robinson/Color Green Photo

COLDWATER – Covington put in an outstanding performance at the Coldwater Invitational, taking 4th place out 22 teams, with just seven wrestlers competing. Each Covington wrestler placed in the top-eight of their weight class, with three finishing as tournament champions. 

Jericho Quinter won the 126 lb. title with a pin over state placer Corbin Kimmel of Wayne Trace. Quinter finished 6-0 on the day with 5 pins.

Michael Hagan won the 132 lb. title with a pin over Owen Weaks of Ben Logan. Hagan also went 6-0 on the day, getting a victory by pin in each match.

Caleb Ryman took first place in the 144 lb. weight class with a 12-9 victory over Slayde Merriman of West-Liberty Salem. Ryman finished with a 5-0 record with 2 pins.

Carson Taylor advanced to the finals, but dropped an 8-2 decision to state placer Matthew Baylor of Milan, Indiana. Taylor finished with a 4-1 record with 3 pins.

Aveyen Meek (165 lbs) finished in 4th place overall with a 3-2 record with 3 pins, while Jack Blumenstock (157) placed 7th with a 3-1 record with 2 pins, and Henry Skaggs (120) placed 8th with a 3-3 record with 3 pins.

Covington travels to Springfield on Wednesday, December 20 in a tri-meet with Sidney.

Versailles JV Invitational
Saturday, December 16, 2023

Covington competed in the Versailles JV Invitational on Saturday.  Christian Clark (126) placed 3rd with 4 pins, Diego Lopez (150) placed 3rd with 2 pins, Jonny Miller (120) placed 4th with 2 pins, Liam Geeding (132) placed 4th with 3 pins, Landon Beeman (144) placed 4th with 3 pins, Kaden Thompson (165) placed 5th with 1 pin, and Lucas Lester (165) placed 6th with 1 pin.

Sidney Jr. High Invitational
Saturday, December 16, 2023

Covington placed 6th out of 13 teams at the Sidney Jr. High Invitational on Saturday.

Brody Taylor took 1st place at 92 lbs. with a 6-0 record and 5 pins, while Isaiah Mumford took 1st place at 116 lbs. with a 6-0 record and 5 pins.  Weston Roth (122) placed 3rd with a 4-1 record and 3 pins.

Taking 4th place were Cooper Turner (128, 2 pins) and Wyatt Kerber (98, 2 pins).  Taking 6th place were Kolson Petty (80 lbs, pin), Colton Townsend (122, pin), Gibson Leach (142, 3 pins) and Ryan Brown (172, pin).  Landyn Carnes (92, 2 pins), Matt Schneider (134, 2 pins) and Haydan Wintrow (205) also wrestled well for the Buccs.

Jericho Quinter won the 126 pound weight class. ©Ben Robinson/Color Green Photo
Michael Hagan won the 132 pound title at Coldwater. ©Ben Robinson/Color Green Photo
Carson Taylor finished runner-up at 113 pounds. ©Ben Robinson/Color Green Photo
Jack Blumenstock finished 7th at 157 pounds. ©Ben Robinson/Color Green Photo
Freshman Henry Skaggs finished 8th at 120 pounds. ©Ben Robinson/Color Green Photo
Aveyen Meek finished 4th at 165 pounds. ©Ben Robinson/Color Green Photo