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Caywood wins state title; Perrysburg second in team standings (3-1-14) PDF Print E-mail
Written by JOE SZYMCZAK, Sentinel Sports Writer   
Saturday, 01 March 2014 23:26

COLUMBUS — Perrysburg’s Rocco Caywood defeated Matt Stencel of Clay 7-3 for the Division I 182 state title Saturday.
Caywood is the third state champion for Perrysburg High School.
The Yellow Jackets also placed second as a team with 90 1/2 points behind champion Massillon Perry with 185.
Caywood scored early with a takedown in the first period. Stencil escaped in the end of the first and the start of the second, but Caywood’s throw-by takedown put him in the lead. He added another in the third period to seal the win.
‘‘My coaches told me that down here I would get the first takedown and sit on the lead,” said Caywood. “They told me to keep scoring points no one is going to stop you and it worked. The big motivator this year was last year. I went out early and stayed and watched the rest of the tournament. I saw guys I beat place. I just knew I had to come back and do it.”
‘‘If I said it was a surprise It’s not,” said Perrysburg head coach Sam Cotterman. “We thought he was the best guy in his weight class last year. Ever since last year his mentality has been different. It has been his goal. He lost a match at districts, but he came back and worked hard. He kept trying to score points. I was proud of him.
The Yellow Jackets had second place in Division I locked up after an impressive run in the morning consolation round. Perrysburg captured eight matches in a row and finished with three thirds, one fourth and a seventh in addition to Caywood’s title.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 01 March 2014 23:28
 

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