GREAT BARRINGTON -- Monument Mountain's Jacob Hines pinned Mount Greylock's Hunter Abriel at 4:47 in the last match of the night to give the host Spartans their first win over the Mounties in more than a decade, 39-33.

Hines pin capped a thrilling comeback for the Spartans, who trailed 33-12 at one point.

But starting with Mark Leon-Duque's 6-3 win over Jonny Colon at 171, Monument scored the last 27 points of the match.

"We haven't beaten these guys since I've been here," said Spartan coach Gordie Soule. "Ask Charlie."

That would be former Monument wrestling coach Charles Sanzone, who was in attendance.

"Somewhere in the 1990s," said Sanzone, "But I couldn't tell you what year. A while, certainly."

"Obviously, it's great for the program," said Soule. "We had a great crowd tonight, with a lot of enthusiasm. It was a great match."

Greylock coach Ray Miro was philosophical after the loss.

"The last few days, I thought we were ripe for the picking," he said. "We have some young kids wrestling, and it will take a while for us to get up to snuff. Tonight, we had a few matches that could have gone either way, and Monument took them, so give them credit."

The turnaround wasn't entirely unexpected, given the Spartans' formidable contingent in the upper weights. But Soule's team needed three pins in the last four matches to win.

After Leon-Duque's victory, Jonah Christiansen pinned Ben Hynes at 182, Terrence Powell pinned Morice Manston at 195 and Robert Yvon pinned Junior Lopes at 220. That tied the match at 33. It was up to Hines.

He trailed for much of the match, and in fact, Abriel almost pinned him early.

"He had me parallel," said Hines of his first-period problems. "I was just trying to recover."

Hines took a 7-5 lead into the third period, and scored a takedown for an 8-5 lead about 25 seconds into the third. Abriel was wrestling well, but Hines, heavier by about 20 pounds, was using his weight to wear the smaller wrestler down. About a minute into the third period, he rolled Abriel onto the mat and slowly pinned his shoulder to the mat.

The crowd went nuts.

"I didn't really worry about the score," said Hines after the match. "I had to focus on wnning my match."

"It' a long season," said Miro. "we'll see what happens when they visit us."


Monument 39, Greylock 33

106 -- Adam Cohen (G) won by forfeit.

113 -- Jude Rorke (G) def. Eli Jones (M), 9-4

120 -- Roy Malone (G) pinned John Kirchner (M), 5:46

126 -- Malone (G) pinned Nate Cormier (M) 3:37

132 -- Travis Hilchey (G) pinned Robert Khaktrom (M) 3:39

138 -- Stephen Cormier (M) def. Caymen Mead (G) 3-1 OT

145 -- Sebastian Zapata (M) def. C,J. Lillie (G) 6-5

152 -- Devon Pellitier (G) pinned Craig Cooley (M) 3:47

160 -- David O'Brien (G) pinned Clayton Gaudette (M) 5:51

170 -- Mark Leon-Duque (M) def. Jony Colon (G), 6-3

182 -- Jonah Christiansen (M) pinned Ben Hines (G) 3:33

195 -- Terrence Powell (M) pinned Morice Muntson (G) 1:44

220 -- Robert Yvon (M) pinned Junior Lopes 3:42

285 -- Jacob Hines (M) pinned Hunter Abriel (G) 4:47.