Jacob Suter wrapped up a tremendous Titan wrestling career by placing third in the 220 lbs. weight class at this weekend’s IHSA State Wrestling Championships. It was the highest finish by a Titan wrestler at State since Craig Swenson placed second at 145 lbs. in 1990, more than two decades ago.
Suter won his first two bouts by fall (in 3:16) and decision (6-1) before succumbing to eventual state championTom Howell of Marist by a score of 5-2 in the semi-finals Friday night. Saturday morning Suter was back in the consolation bracket, defeating Tremont Davis of Bellville by the narrowist of margins, 1-0, to set up a third place showdown with Ray Griggel of Carpentersville, who had pinned his three prior opponents before his match with Suter. In the consolation final, Suter turned the tables on Griggel, pinning his shoulders blades to the mat 55 seconds into overtime to win the bronze. (The opponents wrestled to a 3-3 tie in regulation.)
Suter finished his season with a sterling record of 38-3.