McClure eyes more state titles

Fulton sophomore has desire to be a ‘three-timer’ after winning first championship at 113 pounds

Josh McClure is bound and determined not to be a one-and-done.

Fulton’s 113-pound sophomore was already setting his sights on loftier objectives after acquiring his first state wrestling title with a 6-0 decision over Nevada sophomore Dayton Miller at 113 pounds in Class 2 late Saturday afternoon at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.

McClure claimed his championship after just missing out on a title in his first trip to the state championships last year. McClure was pinned by Odessa’s Dakota Miller in the state finals at 106 pounds in 2013.

“One-time state champ, to me, isn’t good enough,” McClure said Saturday night. “I want to be a three-timer. I was hoping to be a four-timer, but last year messed it up.

“Now I want to be a three-time state champ. I don’t want to be a one-time state champ, I don’t want to be a two-time state champ - I want to be a three-time. Now I’ve just got to stay focused, keep my head down, stay humble and just keep working hard.”

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