TROY – Wrestling without a full lineup, the Covington Buccaneers still had a big day at the Troy Invitational on Saturday by finishing sixth as a team and crowning three individual champions.
The Buccaneers were without returning state placer Jericho Quinter, but returning state placers Michael Hagan and Chase Vanderhorst and returning state qualifier Carson Taylor all won individual titles.
Taylor (5-0 with 4 pins) won the 106 pound weight class with a 9-4 victory over T.J. Murray of Troy in the finals. Michael Hagan (5-0 with 4 pins) pinned returning state placer Corbin Kimmel in 1:19 of the 120 pound final, while Chase Vanderhorst (5-0 with 5 pins) pinned Evan Carpenter of Ben Logan in his championship match at 132 pounds.
Sophomore 215 pounder Zeb Woodward-Roeth placed fourth and freshman 138 pounder, Caleb Ryman placed fifth for the Buccaneers, while Andrew Basye (120, 2 pins), Elijah Carnes (144, 1 pin), Luke Brown (144, 1 pin), Jack Blumenstock (150, 1 pin), Kaden Thompson (150, 1 pin), Mason Epperson (157, 1 pin) and A.J. Reyes (215, 1 pin) also wrestled well.
The Buccaneers compete on Wednesday in a dual at Piqua slated for 6:00pm.