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Everybody?s been there. Your hair is standing on end, you can hardly breathe and it feels like you have just swallowed a bullfrog.

If Nick Tavanello (No. 8 @ 215) could break ground, he?d build a house in pressure situations like that.

While most would rather sit in the shadows, the Wadsworth junior and 2011 Gazette MVP for wrestling embraces the heaviness.

?I?m a competitor,? Tavanello said. ?Without that stress, what?s the point? I have to feed that competitiveness. My excitement comes in nervousness. I try to turn it into positive energy.?

Tavanello must have been real nervous this season, because the positives that came out of his junior year were immeasurable.

Try a state championship for the second year in a row at 215 pounds after beating St. Edward?s Ty Walz (No.15 @ 215) 5-2 in the finals. Try just one loss all season ? by a single point ? and a Medina County-leading 29 pins.

For Complete Article by Brad Bournival, Medina Gazette