Barlow takes 195 title as Haverford School wins at The Hill

L.J. Barlow added another trophy to his already heaving cabinet of awards.

Barlow won the 195-pound division at the Hill School Bissell Invitational Tournament, scoring two pins and a 6-2 decision in the final as Haverford School scored 199.5 points, good for the team title by a comfortable margin over Wyoming Seminary (172.5) Saturday.

The Fords put four other wrestlers in championship bouts, including 160-pounder Jake Hervada, who ran up against Wrestler of the Meet Mike Beard of Malvern Prep in the final. Chris Kober (170 pounds), Mickey Kober (220) and Chauncey Simmons (285) also finished second in their respective classes.

Mike Clyner (113), Chase McCollum (120), Stephen Tornetta (126) and Richard Souders (182) all finished third, while 106-pounder Daniel Grobman and 138-pounder Jack Gola claimed fourth-place results.

At the Rage in the Cage:

Garnet Valley went 1-2 en route to finishing fourth at the event they hosted. The Jaguars started the day by topping Upper Moreland, 38-33, before being blown out by Downingtown East, 62-9. In the third-place match, the Jags came up short against Henderson, 42-25.

Pat Rowe won all three of his matches at 152 pounds, scoring a technical fall, a major decision and a decision. Nick Puliti scored two pins at 132 pounds, and Robbie Peters (145) and Mark Peters (182) won twice each for the Jaguars.

Interboro finished fifth at the tournament, despite going 2-1. They also fell to Downingtown East, 62-18, but they responded to eke out a win over Upper Moreland, 42-40, before besting Central Bucks South in the fifth-place match, 45-36.

Eric Thomas went 3-0 on the day at 138 pounds, as did heavyweight Lamar Shaw. Joe Forte won two of his three matches at 170 pounds.

At the Mukasu Duals:

Radnor’s 170-pounder Tom Meyers won five matches, including two pins and one by technical fall, as Radnor went 1-4 at the tournament at Unionville, finishing seventh overall. Radnor’s lone win was a 47-15 triumph over William Tennant.

Zak Taylor won four matches at 182 (three by forfeit), while Chris Austen claimed a pin at 132 pounds over Tennant before winning his bout by decision in the 37-13 loss to Palisades in the seventh-place match.

Cardinal O’Hara finished 10th out of 10 teams at the event with Matt Bilotta notching its only points, scoring a pin at 152 pounds against Conestoga in a 69-6 loss and a decision against William Tennant at 160 pounds in a 45-3 loss in the ninth-place match.

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