GMVWA Holiday Tournament - Day 2
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Despite missing a number of wrestlers, Covington put in a strong performance at the Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association (GMVWA) holiday wrestling tournament, finishing in 5th place out of the 29 Division 2 and 3 schools, and finishing in 8th place overall out of the 53 Division 1, 2 and 3 teams. All competing wrestlers won matches and earned valuable points for the team.
Carson Taylor led the Buccs with a runner-up finish at 106 lbs., dropping a 25-10 technical fall to Graham’s Beric Jordan. Taylor earned his fourth consecutive pin over Mason’s Marsel Sabirdjanov to advance to the finals.
Michael Hagan (113) and Izaiah Sherman (175) both finished in fourth place for the Buccs. Hagan fell to eventual champion Brogan Tucker in the semifinals before pinning Springboro’s Michael Gosselin in the consolation semifinals, then dropped a tight 5-4 decision to Legacy Christian state runner-up Eli Campbell in his final bout.
Sherman fell to Kentucky state champion Noah Duke of Ryle in the semi-finals, before rebounding with a pin over Springboro’s Jack Hoffman, then dropped a 12-5 decision to Miami Trace’s Kylan Knapp.
Jensen Wagoner (190) finished in 7th place for Covington with a win by injury default over Piqua’s Landen Martin. Wagoner pinned his 5th consolation round opponent, Connor Whitt of Ben Logan, then won by forfeit over Miami Trace’s Jayden LeBeau, before falling to Vandalia-Butler’s Tyler Pennington.
Jericho Quinter (120) fell one win away from placing, dropping a close 2-0 overtime decision to Jonathan Alder’s state alternate Xavier Pierce. Connor Sindelir (157) dropped a back-and-forth 7-4 decision to Wapakoneta’s Corbin Mitchell in the fifth consolation round.
Covington competes next at the Troy Invitational on January 8.