Second place was won by Adam Sutch of Daisytown, PA. Last year (2008) Adam placed third in this competition. He is an 18-year old freshman at California University of Pennsylvania where he is majoring in theater with a minor in music. He got his first hammered dulcimer at the age of eleven. His parents gave it to him as a Christmas present. Adam also plays the trumpet and he enjoys singing, dancing and acting. For sports he likes to play tennis. Adam plays in a band called Sutch Sounds; they have two CD out, one with Celtic music and the other with Christmas music. Adam wins the 2nd Place Trophy, $75 in cash and a Cloud Nine-Model 17/16/8 Hammer Dulcimer by Cloud Nine Musical Instruments of Ostrander, OH.