Termini has kept in close contact with his former teammate and best friend, Austin Macias, who won two consecutive state championships at Burlington Central. Macias is expected in attendance for the state finals Feb. 16.
While Termini has state experience, he's welcomed the advice and support Macias has offered in recent days.
"He just said: 'Don't get outside yourself,'" Termini said. "'Stay inside yourself. Winning state two times is definitely a hard thing to do, but go there and have fun. Don't put too much nerves into it...leave it all on the mat.'"
Joining Termini down state is Burlington Central sophomore Josue Ferro, who captured the sectional title at 220 pounds over Jacob Waskow with a pin in the third period.
Ferro has come a long way in one year, going from nine varsity wins to 34. Both Termini and Ferro have 22 pins this season.
A sophomore, Ferro invested heavily in the offseason with work on and off the mat in order to be in this position.
Ferro wrestled most of this year at 195 pounds, and along with 182-pound wrestler, Zach Collins, Brown evaluated they'd both have a better chance of success bumping up a weight class. Collins went 2-2 at sectionals.
"His awareness, for a sophomore especially at a weight like 220, is kind of what's helped him overcome that age gap," Brown said of Ferro.
Termini has seen Ferro's huge strides up close.
"He found his style," Termini said. "He found what works for him. Being thrown into the varsity lineup as a freshman last year at a heavier weight, he didn't know whether to wrestle the way that he did in middle school that got him so far."
"He didn't know if he could just muscle kids; beat them up on pure strength," Termini continued. "Last year, I think, it was hard for him to find his style. This year, you can see a lot more in his attacks, hand fighting, everything."