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The goal of every high school wrestler is to win a state championship, by any means necessary.

Clay junior 132-pounder Richie Screptock didn’t look at his third-place showing at the Division I district tournament as a major setback, he saw it as an opportunity.

“I worked on stuff after districts that I needed to work on for the state tournament,” Screptock said.

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Jay Nino isn’t giving himself any time to sit back, relax and enjoy the Division III state wrestling title he won in Columbus last Saturday night.

Genoa’s junior 220-pounder secured the title by pinning New Paris National Trail freshman Ben Sullivan in 5:03 in the title match at Ohio State University’s Schottenstein Center.

“Right now I’m just going to enjoy it, enjoy the feeling,” Nino said. “I’ll start getting ready for freestyle and the Disney Duals, and I’m already going to start hitting the weight room tomorrow (Monday). I feel good; I’m not that beat up. You’ve got to have that mindset that, yeah, I am the (defending) state champion next year, but you don’t know who’s out there and you don’t know what they’re capable of. You can’t take this for granted.”

Nino, who finished 65-2, is the Alan Miller Jewelers All-Press Co-Wrestler of the Year and will receive a plaque from the Oregon business.

Nino qualified to the state tournament with a third-place finish at the district tournament. His only loss there was a 4-3 semifinal loss to Archbold senior Travis Jaramillo, whom Nino beat 3-2 at the Archbold Duals earlier in the season.

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Clay seniors Jody DeMeo and Amethyst Floyd competed in the individual state gymnastics meet Saturday at Hilliard Bradley High School.

DeMeo was in the all-around competition, and also as an individual in the beam and floor exercises. Floyd competed in the vault and bars.

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