COLUMBUS — Jacob and Jordan Decatur came into Value City Arena knowing they were a whisper away from where they’ll wrestle as Ohio State Buckeyes next season.

On Saturday, the twins finished their high school careers at the Division II state wrestling tournament with a shout.

Both earned their third state titles for CVCA and, like before, both did it in impressive fashion.

Jacob Decatur (113 pounds) finished a donnybrook with a 4-2 win over three-time state placer Cael Woods of West Holmes.

“Block O, baby. I did this for all my Ohio State boys,” he said. “Getting to be with them next year, this means a lot. I know they’re at Big Tens right now and couldn’t be here, but I talked to all the coaches. To do this with my brother is huge because he’s going to be a Buckeye, too. It’s awesome.

“Three is just a number, but to do it with him, with my family in my corner and with God in my corner is important to me.”

Tied with the end of regulation near, Decatur scored off a sprawl with one second left in front of many of the same fans who will cheer him on when he’s in the scarlet and gray.

“I thought I was out of time and apparently the refs didn’t think so and that’s what they called,” Woods said. “I thought they were going to blow the whistle and I was paying attention to the clock and wasn’t really paying attention to the match. Rookie mistake.”

Jacob Decatur’s redemption win over Woods, who beat him 2-1 at North Canton in December, may have been divine intervention, but it was determination as well.

“Usually I don’t like to scramble too much, but once he moved around a little bit, I knew I could come around the head and kind of scoop it in and get my takedown,” he said. “We talked about that all week in practice, just getting out on bottom and staying tough. I don’t know, I just felt the presence of God dwelling in me and knew with him anything was possible.”

Jordan Decatur (132) waited for some last-minute heroics as well.

Up 1-0 heading into the third, two-time state finalist Nick Moore of St. Paris Graham mistakenly turned to his coaches and told them he was going to kick out Decatur.

“I got this,” Moore said.

He didn’t.

Jordan Decatur drilled a takedown with 18 seconds left to win 3-1.

“It’s important for the program and important to me,” he said. “All glory to God. All season we’ve been preaching to finish. That was the big emphasis and Jake and I did that.

“It’s very special to hear the cheers. They cheered for Jake. They cheered for me. It’s great that they cheered for me. Three’s a special number. You have the holy trinity and three state championships. Go Bucks.”

Ohio State’s gain is CVCA’s loss, but Royals coach David Bergen said he will never forget his special set of twin three-time state champions.

“These guys are the biggest-hearted, most-caring guys,” he said. “The legacy they leave is enormous. They care about the kids that are 10 years out, the kids that are two years out, the kids that aren’t even starting. There’s no hierarchy. They are the most selfless kids I’ve ever met. They love everybody.”

Brunswick’s Logan Heil joined the two on the podium at 126 in Division I with a 6-4 win over St. Edward’s Angelo Rini.

“He peaked at the right time,” Blue Devils coach Mike Koshar said. “He was ready to go.”

Kenneth Crosby’s first season in Ohio may have ended one placement short, but the St. Vincent-St. Mary 106-pounder has a ton of confidence after a sophomore season that saw him lose 3-1 in overtime to Perry two-time state finalist Kyle Rowan.

Aurora super freshman Dylan Fishback was able to tie up his 152-pound Division II state final with four seconds left in regulation, but fell 38 seconds into overtime in a 6-4 loss to Graham three-time state placer Jeffrey Thomas.

Rootstown’s Ryan Boyle (195) rounded out area champions with a 3-2 win over Liberty Center’s Caleb Carpenter in Division III.

“This title means so much,” Boyle said. “I went through a lot to get to where I had to be. I can’t thank my coaches and my fans enough for coming out and supporting me.”

At 182, Brecksville’s Ben Vanadia fell 7-1 to Cincinnati LaSalle two-time state placer Trey Sizemore in Division I, and Coventry’s Austin Hinzman lost 4-3 to Canfield three-time medalist Anthony D’Alesio in Division II.

Aurora’s Colin McNamara lost his 195-pound Division II title match 8-3 to Canfield two-time state placer Nick Crawford.