Mat wrap: Strong showings for Perkiomen Valley, Pottsgrove, Phoenixville at Hatboro-Horsham

Ralph Wetzel Classic (Hatboro-Horsham)
Kelly Kakos (126) and Jacob Sturm (182) earned bronze medals for Perkiomen Valley, which placed fourth in the the 35-team field with 133 points behind top three finishers CB East (156), Interboro (146.5) and Pennsbury (134).
Kakos, a freshman, rebounded from a first-round loss to capture six straight matches, posting four pins and one major during his impressive run. Sturm went 5-1 at the two-day event.
Placing fourth individually for the Vikings were Eric Jefferies (160, 6-2 with four pins, major) and Jakob Sterling (195, 4-2 with one pin) while PJ Kakos (132, 3-2 with major) was seventh and Brett Sacks (113) eighth.
Pottsgrove placed seventh (113.5) at the Wetzel behind the following medalists:
4th – Trenton Allen (120, 4-2 with 2 falls), Zachary Van Horn (220, 3-2 with 2 falls); 5th – Manny Allen (285, 3-2 with 2 falls), 6th - Josh Cerrito (138), Stephen Hennelly (160), Avery Shivak (195); 8th - Tony Lindgren (106), Shane Caffrey (152)
Phoenixville finished 10th at the Wetzel with 101.5 points as Anthony Stevenson (4th, 170, 4-2 with pin, major, tech fall), Owen Koch (5th, 160, 3-2 with major), Antonio Valenteen (6th, 120, 5-3 with 5 pins), Angelo Franzone (6th, 152) and Justin Meyers (7th, 113) led the way.
Rounding out the PAC teams at Hatboro-Horhsam was Pottstown, which posted 19 points to place 32nd. The Trojans had no medalists but got a strong performance from Demond Thompson, who went 3-2 at 132 to reach Consolation Round 4.
Gov. Mifflin Holiday Tournament
Boyertown placed fourth in the 23-team field with 183.5 points, trailing only Hempfield (217), State College (214) and Neshaminy (197), as Chance Babb (126) and Alan Alexander (170) notched second-place finishes.
Babb (3 falls) and Alexander both went 3-1 while Bears teammate Preston Fox (195) was fourth with a 5-1 slate that included one pin and two majors.
Other medalists for Boyertown included Luke Heimbach (106, 4th, 4-2), Noah Fisher (152, 4th) Dominic Sheridan (132, 5th, 4-2), Robert Terra (285, 5th, 3-2), Chris Goggin (160, 6th), Derek Renninger (120, 7th) and Julien Maldonado (113, 8th).
Upper Perkiomen placed seventh at Gov. Mifflin with 123 points as Matt Martin (113) and Zach Rozanski (145) both went 4-0 en route to gold medals.
In the championship finals, Martin posted an 8-4 decision over Gio Luciano (Hempfield) and Rozanski pinned Dylan Coleman (Penn Manor) in 4:00.
Other top finishers for the Indians included Matt Milkowich (106, 3rd, 4-1), Mike Milkowich (132, 6th) and Joey Carpenter (126, 7th).
Jim Thorpe Christmas Tournament
Chris Carter earned the gold medal at 195, topping Jody VanDunk (Wallenpaupack) UTB 11-10 in the championship final, to lead Norristown, which placed 7th in the 17-team field with 107.5 points.
Also for the Eagles, Zhaire Henry (152, 3rd, 3-1 with 2 falls), Isaiah Tucker (132, 5th 4-1 with 2 falls, tech fall), Tijear Brittingham (285, 5th, 4-1 with 4 falls), Todd Picard (182, 7th) and Jalen Jackson (138, 8th) finished with medals.
The top three teams at Jim Thorpe were Archbishop Ryan (233.5), Wallenpaupack (174) and North Schuylkill (161).