Covell entered the tournament as the second seed out of Section 1 and was matched up with Gabriel Jordan of Saegertown in the opening round of action for the 172 weight class. Covell pinned Jordan in 2:37 to secure his first victory of the evening.
In the championship quarterfinals, he handled Danick Hinkson of Commodore Perry with a 7-1 decision. In the semifinals, he will face Jalen Wagner of Reynolds, who is the top seed out of Section 2. Wagner will have the advantage of an extra day of rest after his Friday schedule included a first-round bye and then a win by injury forfeit in the second round.
Nate Stearns, who entered the District 10 championships as the top 139 seed out of Section 1, dropped a close 10-8 decision to Zac Turberville of Slippery Rock in the quarterfinals. The loss pushes Stearns to the consolation bracket, where he can still finish as high as third, but first he must beat Nick Fisher of Harbor Creek when action restarts Saturday morning.
Other Titusville wrestlers who won their opening-round bouts included Gavin Donaldson at 145 and Landen Wolfkiel at 152.
Donaldson pinned Mitchell Blood of Conneaut Area in 4:18 to move on to the quarterfinals, where he forfeited due to injury to Tino Gentile of Reynolds. He is listed on the consolation bracket as facing Hunter Gonda of Harbor Creek on Saturday.
Wolfkiel recorded a 6-3 decision of Mitchell Tingley of Commodore Perry in the first round of 152 matches. In the quarters he was beaten 7-3 by Caullin Summers of Sharpsville. Wolfkiel's Saturday will start with a bout against Trey Proper of Corry, who he beat twice already this season.
Sawyer Wolfkiel stayed alive in the 107 consolation bracket following a loss to Cochranton's Kyle Lantz in the first round of action. During his second match of the night, Sawyer Wolfkiel pinned Rowan Feikles of Cambridge Springs in 37 seconds. He will start of today with a match against Hudson Wolbert of Grove City.
Trenton Rodgers bounced back from an upset loss to Michael Wickstrom Maplewood in the 133 bracket and earned a 15-0 technical fall over Landon Harnett of General McLane in 4:25. Rodgers will shoot to make it to the third-place bout by first going up against William Allen of Corry.
Kameron Mong held on for a 3-1 Ian McCreary of Grove City to remain in contention for a possible place in the 189 weight class. He dropped his first match to Aiden Osborne of Commodore Perry with a pin in 1:08. He faces the second-place finisher from Section 2, Brayden McCloskey, first thing Saturday.