“Jake stepped it up this weekend,” Somerset coach Brian Barron said. “He’s been working hard all year. He looked very, very good (in the finals). You couldn’t ask for much more.”
Other placewinners from Somerset County were:
Berlin: Tom DeArmitt (8th at 113), Joe Swank (5th at 120), Chris Miller (3rd at 132), Blake Miller (6th at 152), Stew Trulick (7th at 195).
Conemaugh Township: Tanner Cahill (3rd at 145), Taylor Cahill (4th at 152).
Meyersdale: Trevor Thomas (7th at 106), Collin Day (4th at 126), Tanner Hetrick (4th at 132), Seth Deist (5th at 145), Bill Dunbar (7th at 160).
North Star: Tayte Mostoller (8th at 120), Hunter Connor (7th at 182), Levi Albright (6th at 220).
Somerset: Jon Fabian (7th at 132), Mike Laue (7th at 145), Landon Lohr (3rd at 160).
Chestnut Ridge (213 points) won the team title despite not having an individual champion. The Lions had four wrestlers in the finals — Trent Crouse (126), Tyler Dibert (170), Albright (195) and Austin Buttry (285) — but they all had to settle for second.
Host Bedford had three first-place finishers in Jonathan Gabriel (106), Ryan Easter (120) and Garrett Thomas (126) to lead District 5. Northern Bedford had a pair of champs in Drew Gartland (145) and Eric Grace (220) while Tussey Mountain had one winner in Mitchell Hall (285).
2013 Bedford Thomas Tournament