TROY — Covington had three champions and finished in third place out of thirteen teams at the Troy Invitational, behind Coldwater and Northmont. The Buccs had 15 top-8 place winners overall.
Ryan Ford (138), Lance Miller (160) and Brandon Magee (182) all brought home titles for Covington. Ford went 5-0 with three pins and two technical falls.
Miller also finished 5-0, with 4 pins and a victory by decision in the finals. Magee dropped one match in his pool, but won the next two to make the top four bracket, where he won his semifinal and finals bouts. He finished 4-1 with one pin.
Jared Ford (126) finished in second place after dropping a decision in the finals. He finished 4-1 overall with two pins and a technical fall.
Connor Ryan (113, 3 pins) and Coleman Ryan (120, 2 pins) each finished third overall.
Gage DeHart (152, 2 pins) placed fourth, while Keringten Martin (132, 2 pins), Deron White (152, 4 pins), Joey Schmelzer (170, 3 pins) and Carl Lankford (285, 2 pins) placed fifth.
Riley Richards (126, pin) and Seth Thomas (220, 2 pins) placed seventh, while Ross Bowman (160, pin) and Ian Wilson (170, pin) placed eighth. Also competing for the Buccs were Parker Dysinger (132), Branden Robinson (145, pin), Gavin McReynolds (160, pin), Bryce Keiser (220) and Luke Grieshop (285).
Covington travels to Miami East on Wednesday, in a meet with the Vikings, Troy and Southeastern.
TROY — The Miami East wrestling team finished seventh at the Troy Invitational.
Ben Ferguston (285) led the Vikings by winning his weight class.
Ferguston went 4-0, with three pins and won by pin in the championship match.
Graham Shore (113) finished second.
Shore pinned his way to the finals, winning four straight matches by pin, before losing a decision to Chad Craft Northmont.
Caden Hellyer (220) finished third.
Hellyer went 3-2 on the day with three pins — including pinning his opponent in the championship match.
Cole Taylor (106), Andrew Harmon (138), Matthew Welker (170), and Daniel Everett (182) all finished seventh.
Welker had three pins on the day, while Taylor and Harmon both had two pins.
Miami East will host a double dual on Wednesday with Covington, Troy and Southeastern.
to dual title
MECHANICSBURG — The Versailles wrestling team had little trouble winning the Mechanicsburg Duals title Saturday.
Versailles defeated Monroe 78-3, Mechanicsburg 75-6, Bexley 67-9, Blanchester 72-6 and West Jefferson 62-3.