We recently profiled a number of local Olympians, but since the opening ceremonies in London, another youngster with WPIAL ties has flown–or, to be more specific, swam–under our radar.
Every once in a while we get a kick out of seeing what WPIAL alumni are up to, and starting this weekend the entire world will get to share in the celebration of western Pennsylvania’s proud athletic heritage.
A North Allegheny wrestler is competing in the 2012 London games Jake Herbert has the chance to win a gold medal in the 185-pound freestyle weight class. “Red, white and blue and black and gold – that’s what I keep telling people,” he said.
KDKA Radio’s Rob Pratte is joined by Jim Wetzel, marshal arts expert, and Jake Herbert, Olympic wrestling star, for great radio on Black & Gold Sundays.