DECEMBER 11, 2021 - BELLEFONTAINE
Covington’s high school wrestling team took first place out of nine teams at the Bellefontaine “Jimmy Mac” Invitational on Saturday. The Buccs were short a few wrestlers, but still managed to have eight wrestlers place in the top four, including six individual champions.
Carson Taylor took first at 106 lbs, with a 3-0 record with 3 pins, while Michael Hagan won 113 lbs., with a 3-0 record and 3 pins. Chase Vanderhorst went 5-0 on the day with 5 pins on his way to first place at 132 lbs., while Aveyen Meek took first at 138 lbs, with a 4-0 record with 4 pins.
Connor Sindelir placed first at 157 lbs, with a 4-0 record and 4 pins, while Izaiah Sherman won the 175 lb. weight class with a 4-0 record with 3 pins and a technical fall. Scott Blumenstock took second at 285 lbs., with a 4-1 record and 3 pins, and Caleb Miller (1 pin) placed third at 150 lbs.
Also winning matches and scoring points for the Buccs were Luke Brown (144, pin) and Hayden Barker (220, 2 pins).
Covington competes next at the Versailles Duals on Saturday, Dec. 18.