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Coffman's Demas wins national title

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Coming off his sixth-place finish at the Division I state tournament, Dublin Coffman High School's Dominick Demas won a national wrestling title.

The freshman at 138 pounds won six consecutive matches at the National High School Coaches Association grade-level championships March 28-30 in Virginia Beach, Va.

After defeating opponents from New Jersey, North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia and Idaho, Demas met a central Ohio wrestler in the final where he pinned Olentangy Liberty's Trey Grenier at 5 minutes, 14 seconds.

"That was the Dominick we know," coach Chance Van Gundy said. "He really went out there and put on a show. The closest match he had was his first (9-7 win over New Jersey's Brandon Kui)."

Demas won 21-4, 10-0, 11-2 and 11-3 in his next four matches. The performance followed a 3-2 finish at the state tournament where he closed the season at 36-4. Also competing in Virginia Beach were freshman Ben Frye at 182 (1-2), and sophomore Willy Plaisir at 145 (3-2).

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