Cam Robinson placed second at the PIAA Class 3A tournament.
The junior's approach is working.
"Cam is the type of wrestling that never stops going after points," Council Rock North head coach Tom Vivacqua said. "If the first attempt doesn't work and the the second attempt doesn't work, that doesn't bother him.
"He'll keep trying and get after it and that's what makes him so successful. We always knew he was a special talent, but he takes that talent and keeps working hard to get better. You can see the progression that he's made and it's only going to get better for him."
The progression for Robinson, a Council Rock North junior, has been a trip to the PIAA Class 3A tournament as a freshman; a fifth-place finish as a sophomore in Hershey; and a trip to the state finals and a silver medal at 145 pounds this season. For his efforts, Robinson in the Courier Times Wrestler of the Year.
"My goal this season was to win a state championship," said Robinson, who went 36-5 and already has amassed 109 career wins. "I got close, but it didn't happen. That just means I'm going to go after it even harder next year.
"I have so many things that I can improve on and I'll put in the work. I want to be on the top step of the podium next year."
While he's near the top of the mountain with wrestling, the sport wasn't quite always his favorite.
"I started wrestling in third grade," said Robinson with a laugh. "But then I took a break and really didn't commit to it until sixth grade. I come from a soccer-playing family and did that for a while. But I'm glad I got back into wrestling. I really enjoy it."
His prowess has not gone unnoticed as Robinson has numerous college programs seeking his talents. Although a junior, he hopes to make a decision soon with Pittsburgh, West Virginia, North Carolina State, Iowa State and Virginia in the mix.
"Cam's potential in the sport is sky-high," Vivacqua said. "He's only going to keep getting better and stronger and he's going to make a college coach very happy."