Mat wrap: Boyertown's Jones secures gold at King of the Mountain; Spring-Ford finishes second at Abington Duals

King of the Mountain (Central Mountain)

Boyertown placed 11th in the 32-team field at the prestigious meet Saturday behind Elijah Jones, who captured the individual title at 195 with a 3-0 victory over Blake Barrick (Big Spring) in the championship final. Jones had reached the finals with three straight falls in 24 seconds, 1:19 and 2:42 (semifinals).

Other top finishers for the Bears included Jacob Miller (3rd, 182) and Zak Reck (8th, 220).

Owen J. Roberts finished 13th at Central Mountain behind medalists Daniel Mancini (3rd, 152), Cole Meredith (5th, 145), Antonio Petrucelli (6th, 138) and Connor Quinn (7th, 126).


Abington Duals

Spring-Ford settled for the silver medal – falling to Father Judge 48-25 in the championship final – after handling Penncrest 57-24, Hatboro-Horsham 41-25, host Abington 62-12 and Northeast 50-22.

Going 5-0 for the Rams were Brandon Meredith (120, 4 pins), Jack McGill (132, 3 pins, tech fall) and Ben D’Arcangelo (152/160). Gus Carfagno (106), Shane Reynolds (113, 3 pins, major), Zach Needles (126, 4 pins), Michael Gradwell (170, 3 pins) and Tyler LaRocca (220/285, 3 pins) all went 4-1 for Spring-Ford while Dirk Nugent was 3-1 at 188 with 2 majors and a fall.


Colley Classic (West Chester East)

Pottsgrove went 2-1 at the 8-team dual invitational, topping Bensalem 40-34 and Central Bucks South 61-1 while dropping a 45-30 decision to Ridley.