Given the fact that one of the last four years was a truncated season due to COVID-19 restrictions is an even bigger deal.
Over the weekend Titusville businessman and city councilor Chad Covell posted a photo of his son on social media holding a sign reading “Congratulations Brock Covell - 100 Wins - Rocket wrestling.”
The younger Covell was at the North West AA Regional championships.
Brock’s freshman year found him really learning the craft going 17-17. His sophomore year had the makings of being a really impressive year, but the pandemic limited his chance of matches. Tournaments and dual tournaments were canceled. That was more than a dozen matches he didn't have a chance to add to his total.
To reach 100 career wins meant he needed two monster seasons - which he most certainly has had.
According to Titusville coach Kurt Ledebur, Brock went 34-7 as a junior and currently stands at 36-8 in his senior year which is not over just yet.
Knowing the achievement was within his grasp, the Titusville crew was prepared for the opening day of the regional tournament. On Friday he recorded two pins - Gabriel Jordan of Saegertown in 2:57 and Aiden Bliss of Port Allegany in 0:44.
Saturday was a little more of a struggle for the veteran grappler. He fell to Jaylan Wagner of Reynolds by a 3-2 decision in the semis but bounced back to defeat Josh Divins of Sharpsville with a pin in 2:43.
Covell finished the regional tournament in fourth place, losing by pin to Waylon Wehler of St. Mary’s in his final match. He was 3-2 on the weekend.
Medaling means a second swing at states for Covell. He qualified last year, also in the 172 bracket, and lost two close matches.
At the North West AA Regional, Titusville was also represented by a trio of juniors and a freshman.
Nate Stearns was even on the weekend in the 139 weight class. He went 2-2, including a pin of Anthony Ceriani of Brookville on Saturday. Stearns finished the season 28-11.
Gavin Donaldson (145) and Landen Wolfkiel (152) were both 0-2 on the weekend. Donaldson finished 29-18 on the year and Wolfkiel was 21-14. Sawyer Wolfkiel (107) was also 0-2 at regionals and 27-20 in his first season for the Rockets.