CORRY — Brock Covell and Devin Patterson took first place in their respective weight classes to pace the Titusville Middle School wrestling team at the Corry Junior High/Junior Varsity Wrestling Tournament, Saturday.
Covell went a recorded a perfect 5-0 record at 138, pinned three of his five opponents. Patterson took first at 138. Titusville had a second-place finish from James Wilsey, who notched three pins, at 250. Rounding out the place-holders for the Rockets were Hunter Titus, third place at 155, and Tyler VanEpps, fourth place at 90.
“There was a lot of good competition there, and both squads wrestled really well,” Titusville coach Bryan Baldwin said. “From the middle school perspective, this was a good test for us. With the weather and scheduling, this was our first tournament. We’ve had a tough dual-meet season, as far as team wins and losses go, but I don’t put a lot of stock in middle school dual-meet records. The guys wrestled hard, and they showed heart in some tough matches.”
The Rockets’ JV squad also had a very good day, with all eight wrestlers placing. Zach Rodgers, Ryan Bish, and Chase Middleton each took first in their respective weight classes. Joel Finley and Levi Nosko finished in second place. Josiah Jacobson and Gage Sutton ended with third-place finishes, while James Titus took fourth place.
The entire Titusville wrestling program will compete at Girard, today, with the middle schoolers kicking off the action, at 6 p.m.