Covington honors senior wrestlers and parents, and celebrates 50 years of wrestling
COVINGTON – On a night when Covington honored its senior wrestlers and parents, and celebrated 50 years of wrestling, the Buccs put in an impressive performance, defeating Piqua 57-15. Close to 100 Covington wrestling alumni, from the 1970s on, were in attendance to cheer on the Buccs.
Luke Brown (150) started things off with a JV victory by pin over Connor Glenn. Carson Taylor (106) then kicked off the varsity dual with a pin over Piqua’s Avery Wiley, the first of five consecutive victories for the Buccs. Jericho Quinter (113) pinned Dylan Johnston, Brian Morrison (120) picked up a forfeit, Michael Hagan (126) pinned Brady Mikolajewski, and Chase Vanderhorst (132) pinned Gavin Nelson.
Max Kaye then started a string of three Piqua victories with a pin over Jackson Shiverdecker (138), followed by Dylan Varvel’s 12-6 decision over Aveyen Meek (144). Andru Hollopeter then won an exciting back-and-forth 11-9 decision over Caleb Miller (150).
Connor Sindelir (157) got the Buccs back on track with a pin over Jackson Lambert, followed by Piqua’s pin by Antonio Smith over A.J. Garman (165). After a double-forfeit at 175 lbs., Covington would win the final three bouts as Jensen Wagoner (190) pinned Landen Martin, Ricky Stephan (215) picked up a forfeit, and Scott Blumenstock (285) pinned Parker James.
Earlier in the week on Wednesday, Covington’s Jr. High team travelled to Piqua, and defeated the Indians, 45-30, in a competitive dual. Aubrey Bishop (86) fell to Piqua’s Kasen Hughes, before Henry Skaggs (92) earned a pin over Austin Curtis. Sam Helman (104) kept things going for the Buccs with a pin over Kaiser Clemons, before Caleb Ryman earned a 5-0 decision over Piqua’s Nickolai Kaye in the highlight match of the evening.
Elijah Carnes (128) then dropped an 11-4 decision to Troy Thompson, before Victor Michaels (142) fell to Destin Drewberry. Mason Epperson (150) pinned Joey Kline, Aiden Collins (160) dropped an 8-2 decision to Eli Watkins, and A.J. Reyes (285) fell to Kylan Hughes in a back-and-forth match. Covington’s Jonathan Miller (80), Landon Beeman (110), Trent Reynolds (122), Trentin Havenar (172) and Piqua’s Austin Koehl (134) picked up forfeits. In extra matches, Jonathan Miller (86) pinned Kasen Hughes, while Zaq Steele (110) pinned Kaiser Clemens.