Saturday, February 16, 2013

PAC-10 WRESTLING: Wertz, Wood lead Boyertown to PAC-10 team title

Photo by Tom Kelly III Owen J. Roberts’ Colby Frank, top, wins over Boyertown’s Eddie Kriczky at 126 pounds. Frank was named the tournament’s outstanding wrestler.

By Don Seeley

BOYERTOWN — Jordan Wertz and Jordan Wood have been glued to one another since mid-November. They work out together in the practice room, have been seen sitting next to each other during dual meets, and follow each other when it comes time to wrestle.
So it was no surprise to see Boyertown head coach Pete Ventresca having a brief chat with his prized upperweights when the inaugural Pioneer Athletic Conference Championships were winding down Saturday night.
“Coach told us we needed two wins,” Wertz said.
As requested, the J & J Boys delivered.
Boyertown had a rather comfortable lead on regular-season champion Owen J. Roberts going into the last session … or at least until OJR’s final round flurry cut the Boyertown lead to a mere three points with three weight classes to be decided.
That’s when Wertz responded with a 13-3 major at 195 pounds and Wood followed with a 7-3 decision at 220 to create an insurmountable lead and help the Bears survive an actual exhausting day of competition for the team title.

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