Covington Catholic to Host Wrestling Match for First Time
Covington Catholic will host wrestling matches for the first time on Tuesday.
The school added wrestling to its athletics tradition in 2013. Holmes, Roger Bacon, and Western Hills will visit Park Hills for Tuesday's bouts. Matches for the junior varsity team will begin at 6:00 p.m. with varsity following at 6:30 p.m. The event will also be “Senior Night,” to honor the senior Colonel wrestlers (Joe Marino, Craig McGhee & Alex Beckes) for their hard work and leadership in the first two years of CCH wrestling.
“The wrestlers on this team have put a great deal of time and effort into a very tough and physical sport," said Coach Dave Johnson. "It is not a sport that typically allows even great athletes to enjoy immediate success. Our match on Tuesday night is an opportunity to introduce the sport of wrestling to the Covington Catholic community and hopefully give the home crowd something to get excited about."
Currently seventeen students comprise the Covington Catholic High School Wrestling Team.
Photo: Front row (sitting) from left to right: Paul Couch (Fr-113lbs), Tyler Greene (So-138lbs), Brett Lampe (Fr-152lbs)
Middle row (kneeling) from left to right: Asst Coach Alex Smith, Greg Macke (Fr-145lbs), Jake Lentsch (Jr-152lbs), Head Coach Dave Johnson
Back row (Standing) from left to right: Jacob Schaller (Fr-195lbs), Cullen Higgins (Fr-126lbs), Keaton Barnes (Fr-106lbs), Joe Marino (behind Barnes) Sr-285lbs, Craig McGhee (Sr-132lbs), Noah reed (Fr-132lbs), Alex Beckes (Sr-182lbs), Luke Rolfsen (Jr-126lbs), Mike Meyer (Jr-145lbs), Tom Kreutzjans, and Jack Clark (Fr-160lbs).
Missing is Dan Branch (Jr-138lbs)
(From runner-up finish at Summit Country Day on December 6/Provided)