OMAHA - All Cameron Riggs wanted to do was talk about his brother.
He stood in the bowels of the Century Link Center, a pair of news cameras and a recorder in his face: "How does it feel to win a second state title?"
"I'm very proud," the St. Pat's wrestler said. "I'm just going to say I'm proud of my little brother [Brett Riggs]. He's the one that got me hyped for this for getting third [at 126 pounds] this morning."
The older brother captured his second state title on Saturday night as only a sophomore, completing his second undefeated season and bringing his high school win-loss total to 91-0.
A year ago it was at 113 pounds for St. Pat's. This time around, it was a 17-5 major decision of Connor Donscheski (50-6), of Palmer, at 132 pounds.
Donscheski was outmatched from the onset by the Irish wrestler. Riggs was relentless, getting takedown after takedown, only to let the Tiger grappler to his feet and start the process again.
"Since he was sitting on bottom, I thought I'd just take him down and let him up because that's my strong [point]," Riggs said. "I like to be on my feet and getting him moving and getting some action, so I let him up a couple of times to get some motion flowing."
Last year, Riggs fed off the presence of a good friend, Barrett Stickelman, who transferred from St. Pat's before this season. This year, Riggs fed off of having his little brother, Brett, several steps ahead of him each day of the state tournament at 126 pounds.
Saturday morning, as the youngest Riggs became the third brother in the family to medal at the state meet - Drew Riggs before them - Cameron Riggs was in the fourth row, rooting his brother on.
"I love it, because he upset many opponents and he's been working hard these past couple of weeks to be the best wrestler he can," he said.
Asked what it was like to coach the two-time state champion, Irish head coach Kevin Wood said it wasn't hard.
"I guess I feel a little like George Brett's hitting coach," he said. "It looks pretty good when he's out there and I can sit in that chair and it never floats away."
On a night where the Nebraska State Activities Association recognized 17 of the 25 past four-time state champions before the event, and welcomed a 26th - Isaac DeLoa, of Millard South - during the event, ,Riggs said he was ready for next season.
"I'm just taking it one match at a time, hopefully I get there. That's my dream," he said.