Perkiomen Valley takes down team title at Tennent, Methacton finishes third in PAC-dominated event

Panther Invitational – William Tennent

Perkiomen Valley got second -place finishes from Brett Sacks (113), Kelly Kakos (120), Luke Ricci (126) and Jakob Sterling (195) while taking down the team championship at the 16-school event Saturday.

The Vikings finished with 161 points to outdistance (2) West Chester Rustin  - 155, PAC rival (3) Methacton – 116, (4) CB West – 101 and (5) La Salle. There were five PAC schools participating in the individual tournament including Phoenixville (tied for 6th, 82), Norristown (9th, 81), Upper Merion (12th, 60) and Pottstown (15th, 35).

In addition to the four silver medalists, Perk Valley also got third-place finishes from Grant Euker (160), Eli Johnston (220) and Vincent Coropolese (285) and fourths from PJ Kakos (132), Eric Jefferies (152) and Nate Gey (170).

Jacob Sturm placed fifth at 182, Hunter Sprecher was sixth at 160, Dalton Davis earned a seventh at 145 and Cole Roberto was 11th at 138.

Kibwe McNair (138) and Roman Moser (160) earned championships for third-place Methacton, recording pins in their respective final matches, with Brody Borkowski (145) bringing home a second.

Other medalists for the Warriors were Osvaldo Carbajal, 5th, 126), Damian Moser (5th, 285), Joshua Cancro (7th, 182), Matthew Blackmore (8th, 152) and Ronald Escobar (8th, 170).

Garnering ninth-place finishes were Methacton’s Jake Maestrale (113), Brayan Carmona (138), Edgar Carbajal (145) and Reese Rhodenbaugh (285), Jackson Chase (195) notched a 10th, Samuel Burkhimer (170) 11th and Joseph Gregory (132) finished 12th.

Justin Meyers went 3-0 to earn the gold medal at 113 pounds as Phoenixville placed sixth in the 16-team field with 82 points. Earning silver medals with identical 2-1 marks for the Phantoms were Angelo Franzone (152) and Anthony Stevenson (170).

Other top performers included Liam McAdam (220, 4th, 1-3), Owen Koch (160, 5th, 3-1), John Volpe (132, 2-2), Ethan Smith (145, 2-2), Justin Daly (182, 2-2) and Nolan Martin (285, 2-2).

For Norristown, Isaiah Tucker (132) and Tijear Brittingham (285) settled for silver medals after falling in the championship finals, Chris Carter (195) earned a bronze, Doug Cawley (106) was fourth and Todd Picard (182) placed sixth.

Rounding out the Noristown medalists were Kyle Duong (7th, 170), Jalen Jackson (8th, 138), Deshaun Matthews (8th, 220), Jarred Rubin (10th, 126) and Dakota Culbreath (10th, 160).

Ayden Cheng of Upper Merion decisioned Perk Valley’s Luke Ricci in the 126-pound championship final to set the tone for the 12th-place Vikings, who also got strong showings from Miguel Amor (3rd, 138), Collin Power (4th, 120), Eduardo Lozado (6th, 146) and James Shore (8th, 195).

Pottstown, which finished 15th, was led by Jared Hewitt (4th, 145), Justice Harris (5th, 195), Josiah Wiggins (8th, 160), Future Lynch (8th, 285), Julianna Figueroa (10th, 120) and Devon Green (11th, 152).