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  1. 6 points
    What I've learned on the board in the last 2 weeks - Nobody wrestles sick kids Everybody adheres to weight loss regulations. Man I'm really glad Indiana is of such high integrity, kudos to you all!
  2. 5 points
    this is an example of a D-bag comment for anyone who is reading. Just wanted to point it out since Y2 won't install the "dislike" comment button for me.
  3. 4 points
    Y2CJ41

    Extra training Forbidden?

    Reasons why a coach might not want separate private instruction during the season. 1. Potential IHSAA violation 2. Conflicting technique or strategy 3. Academy coach working with other kids in the same weight 4. Higher potential for burnout or fatigue due to extra workouts There is more to this than what you are leading onto.
  4. 3 points
    You can add them yourself. Just go to the results section. Then individual results and add the wins and score. Just takes a couple of minutes.
  5. 3 points
    Cosgrove

    Extra training Forbidden?

    Again another indiana rule to hold OUR kids back. One of the few reasons we will ALWAYS be behind new jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois.
  6. 3 points
    BClark

    Depth of 126

    That's the one I remember as well. At the state finals: Ayersman, Beck, Campbell, McKinley, Todd, Harvey -- Plus the youngsters Welch & Crume All 8 guys wrestled under the lights.
  7. 3 points
    ontherise219

    Depth of 126

    Maybe not previous accomplishments but depth and future 2014 106 1st Reitz Griffith-duke(champ) 2nd- konrath mt Vernon-Wisconsin 3rd- Bailey cathedral-northern illinois/IU (champ) 4th- white new pal- Purdue (champ) 5th- will egli mater dei 6th hildebrant penn- central Michigan(champ) 7th langloh Columbia city- Tiffen 8th hatch Warsaw- wabash SQ Cummings Lowell- army(2x champ) Sq wiemer east noble- indiana tech
  8. 3 points
    Perseverance

    Best brother combo ‘17-18

    Had Levi Black not met a very tragic, untimely death......He & AJ would be right there at the top of that list in my opinion.
  9. 3 points
    Indysportsfan

    State rankings updated

    Based on current rankings -- the following weights/semi-states have 6+ ranked wrestlers. They are: 113, 120, 195 & 220 at New Castle, 170 at Fort Wayne, 126, 138 & 285 at Evansville, and 106 & 285 at East Chicago.
  10. 2 points
    TripleB

    Extra training Forbidden?

    And class wrestling...
  11. 2 points
    I don't consider myself to be a hater. I'm actually a fan of Asa and think he wrestles a fun to watch, aggressive style. 1.5% weight loss per week to get to 113 would put your max at 114.7 in a 1-week period. 114.7 and 133 are not ALIKE. They are not SIMILAR. They are not ALMOST THE SAME, or any other word you'd like to use to describe two things that are similar. "Like" is not the key word here, because 133 and 114.7 are not ALIKE. Exaggeration about the amount of weight you cut is not "cool". It hurts our sport. I'm sure most kids lose more than 1.5% in a week, probably even in a practice. It doesn't need to be published or exaggerated. It's not cool, especially when you're an athlete who a lot of peers and young wrestlers look up to. I just think that when Mr. Faulkens comes to a coaches dinner in the Region and lectures 50 coaches about adhering to the weight management plan, and then a couple weeks later an article is published about a state champion (one of the faces of the sport at the high school level in our state) cutting 20 pounds in a week, it's not a good look. Just my two cents...
  12. 2 points
    Perseverance

    Extra training Forbidden?

    Great points made in nearly all the above posts. I would only add that strictly from a legality standpoint......private sessions are in fact legal. This came from Assistant Commisioner Robert Faulkens himself, in a response to an email our AD & I sent. He paralleled privates (paid) to more of a clinic. Obviously no other athletes from separate schools can be involved, the clinician can have no direct contract or be coaching at another in-state high school, and also that you can't have the individual instructing multiple kids at once. He referred us to rule 15-1.4. It states........ a. Students may not attend a non-school sponsored clinic in a team sport, but may attend a non-school sponsored clinic in an individual sport (note: wrestling is considered an individual sport).b. If a clinic is conducted over more than 1 day, students will be limited to 3 hours of sports instruction or daily practice.c. a Clinic must be conducted during non-school time and no school practices or contests may be missed. Apart from answering the "legal" aspect of your question. Certain preferences come into play with various coaches. In fact, I know of a couple coaches who prefer their kids train absolutely nowhere else! And yes....that includes the off-season. While that wouldn't be the right fit for me personally.......I can tell you this. Those guys resume's speak for themselves. They've produced (or helped produce) multiple State Champs. I'd simply encourage you to hit all the angles with the current coach. Allow him to thoroughly explain himself to you in person. Not saying this is the case.....but I've found that in many cases the greatest problems between Coaches/Parents/Wrestlers come down to an overall lack of communication. Genuinely hope things work out positively for you & your son brother.
  13. 2 points
    rookie78

    Depth of 126

    It definitely was. Glad I was watching and not officiating that one.
  14. 2 points
    Perseverance

    Best brother combo ‘17-18

    Caught ya slippin......The Noehre's. Mandatory mention.
  15. 1 point
    By JEREMY HINES thehines7@gmail.com If Asa Garcia ever needed a nickname, perhaps The Fireman would be the most fitting. Sure, the Avon junior’s favorite wrestling move is the fireman’s carry - but that’s not the only reason for the nickname. Firemen are some of the bravest men on the planet. While most sane people run in the opposite direction of a fire, firefighters run towards it. Garcia is one of those that run toward the fire. A perfect example of this came a few weeks ago when Avon competed in the team state tournament. Garcia knew that he would have a gauntlet of top tier opponents in his path. He couldn’t wait for the challenge. Garcia, the top ranked wrestler in an absolutely stacked 126 pound class this year, beat two returning state champions and a fourth place finisher in team state. He dropped last year’s 120 pound champ, Cayden Rooks (now ranked No. 2 at 126 pounds) 3-1. He beat last year’s 113 pound champ Alec Viduya (ranked No. 3 at 126) 7-5 and he also knocked off fifth ranked Colin Poynter, who finished fourth at 120 last year, 3-2. “Asa was excited for the opportunity to get so many good matches at team state,” Avon coach Zach Errett said. “He was really looking at it as an opportunity more than anything. He knew he was going to get to wrestle and compete with some of the best kids in the state. That’s who he is. He looks to compete, always. I enjoy that about him. He wants to wrestle the best people.” Garcia said he approached team state with the mentality that it was going to make him a better wrestler, no matter what happened. “I knew the tournament would be tough,” Garcia said. “I’ve beaten those guys before, but I’ve also taken my lumps to some of them. You don’t know how well you’ll perform until you get out there and do it. Right now, wins and losses don’t matter anyway. If I took a loss or two, it wouldn’t have affected me. At the end of the day, the state tournament is when it really matters. Everything up until that point is practice.” Garcia won state as a freshman at 106 pounds. He came into that tournament with six losses, but emerged as the champ after pinning Warren Central senior Keyuan Murphy in just under two minutes. “Getting under the lights is an experience that’s tough to explain,” Garcia said. “You would think you’d be really nervous. But, everything just shuts down and you probably wrestle the best you’ve ever wrestled in your life.” This year Garcia is making great strides because his approach to practicing has changed. Instead of practicing to get down to weight, he’s practicing to get better. “Last year stung a little not winning (he placed third at 113),” Garcia said. “It was a tough season all around. I was cutting too much weight and it showed when things started to count. I was like 133 pounds during the week and I was cutting to 113. I wasn’t able to practice to get better, I was practicing to get the weight off. This year is much different. I’m able to maintain my weight and in practice I’m really able to focus on improving.” One of the keys to Garcia’s wrestling success is his ability to learn and expand his arsenal. “One of the things I really love about wrestling is when you get out of your comfort zone and do something you aren’t used to,” Garcia said. “It’s no secret my favorite move is the fireman’s carry - but I’ve been able to build a more elaborate offense because I worked on things I wasn’t comfortable doing. You have to work on them until you are comfortable with them.” Garcia’s top priority this year is to get back under the lights and to claim his second state title. “You think of getting under those lights all year long,” Garcia said. “You plan in your mind what your celebration would be like. You constantly think of how you want to wrestle and how you react when you win. But, all of that shuts down when you’re actually in the moment. You just have to let go and have fun.” As a team, Avon breaks down after every practice with a chant of “State Champs.” Garcia knows that after that, it’s his turn to run toward the fire. View full article
  16. 1 point
    V and M's Dad

    Best brother combo ‘17-18

    One is more "P/P" than the other !!!
  17. 1 point
    Y2CJ41

    Extra training Forbidden?

    Indiana's out of season rules are some of the most lax in the country. Michigan and Ohio specifically both have stricter off-season rules. Which one do you want because you can't have both? We aren't behind those states because of our in season training rule. We are behind them because of coaching and lack of teachers as coaches amongst other things.
  18. 1 point
    Wrestling Scholar

    Extra training Forbidden?

    Used to live in Ohio, and my sons school had a couple kids qualify for state. So all of the kids that qualified went over to the other rival school in the conference including a couple of other teams and worked out together before the state tournament. Nobody was in the same weight class, but it was kind of fun and it worked. I guess a lot of kids would have been in trouble in Indiana.
  19. 1 point
    JMILL

    Lesnar vs. Snyder

    We are talking about Darrick Snyder right ? I mean this is a no brainer answer..................D Snyder all the way !!! The guy is a genius and will figure out some way to beat Lesner I have faith !!!
  20. 1 point
    Antknee

    Depth of 126

    "Clash at the Creek" was a heck of a tournament! Watts is definitely top notch and a phenomenal young man. Excited to see what he accomplishes this season.
  21. 1 point
    Caleb Spires

    Depth of 126

    Yeah that was the one that sticks out to me as well. A ton of guys with very solid careers. At the time it may not have been known how tough all the guys would be, since most were freshman and sophomores, but looking back there were a lot of placements between them all when it was said and done. Yeah he does, no quit in him. Last off season he actually had a win over Mills the exact same way. Was down 4 going into the third, got a mid-period takedown and then another late takedown to take it to overtime and picked up the win.
  22. 1 point
    Fabio Jr.

    Extra training Forbidden?

    There is definitely differing philosophies on this kind of thing. Some coaches have a specific style that could be hinder if your getting out side counter intuitive training. Have you discussed this with the coach? Gotten his reasoning? When we took over we let our kids leave the room in the off-seasom but only to attend approved camps and academy's to.avoid those counter intuitive issues. It sounds like only part of it is coming out.
  23. 1 point
    Y2CJ41

    Depth of 126

    Mejia will be coming though state champ city aka Fort Wayne
  24. 1 point
    Wrestling Scholar

    Extra training Forbidden?

    Just to be clear, what's his policy in season and out of season. Anyway as Jetwrestling mentioned, there are IHSAA restriction within season. Beware if your kid goes to train somewhere, and there's high school eligible kids he works with, this is considered a competition and would count as points against your kid. Maybe he's trying to protect your kid. If he restricts your kid out of season, then that's a problem.
  25. 1 point
    FCFIGHTER170

    Best brother combo ‘17-18

    Without a doubt..2 placers atleast
  26. 1 point
    Bigyusm

    Best brother combo ‘17-18

    Don’t Forget the Diaz brothers.
  27. 1 point
    Jayruss

    Best brother combo ‘17-18

    I can live with that list and ranking
  28. 1 point
    gsmith58

    Best brother combo ‘17-18

    Gobeyns?
  29. 1 point
    FCFIGHTER170

    Best brother combo ‘17-18

    Oooops lol they top 9 fo sho
  30. 1 point
    FCFIGHTER170

    Best brother combo ‘17-18

    Rooks are #1 hands down imho #2 Eglis #3 Gimsons #4 Conleys #5 Warrens #6 lowerys # 7 mosconis #8 Wagner's HM: Wilkersons, Phillips, Parris bros,Strecks,Ragles,Bohmans, (cousins) Levitz
  31. 1 point
    Mattyb

    Best brother combo ‘17-18

    Wagner’s from Zionsville have a shot.
  32. 1 point
    FCFIGHTER170

    Best brother combo ‘17-18

    Mosconis are no push overs in the least
  33. 1 point
    gsmith58

    Depth of 126

    I recall those guys, but I didn't recall the bracket. That's a good one, particularly since none of the champs made the finals. What struck me today was the ranking of Mills & Mejia at 7 & 8. That's not a comment on the ranking, but rather how loaded and deep that class is.
  34. 1 point
    ontherise219

    State rankings updated

    Lots of movement and big matches let me know what you guys think. Obviously I can’t be everywhere the way the rankings get better is based on the amount of information turned in. Thank you
  35. 1 point
    Y2CJ41

    Depth of 126

    2006 at 119lbs had three champs Anthony Williams, Eric Galka, and Ethan Harris. None of them even made the finals. Here is the bracket Javier Salas won the weight and Reece Freeman beat two state champs and finished 5th. He won state the next year. So in total there five present or future champs in the weight.
  36. 1 point
    jason

    TEC - Most Underated Conference

    Thanks for the compliment on our tec wrestlers
  37. 1 point
  38. 1 point
    SWINfan

    Joe Lee (Wilkes Open)

    I know this is a college tournament, but Joe Lee is technically still a HS senior so I posted this hear. Move the thread if need be. Joe went at 165 in the Wilkes Open Dec 22 in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He lost his 1st round match 7-6 to Will Schmidt of Sacred Heart, giving up a reversal with :24 left in the 3rd period. Joe then won 5 in a row to finish 5th, the highest possible after the first round loss . The tournament featured a lot of unattached wrestlers, but also wrestlers from many solid schools from the Northeastern US, such as Lehigh, American, Campbell, etc. I didn't see nationally ranked guys from Lehigh. The results can be found in FloArena. Nice bounce back after losing his first match and going 165 for the first time. He wrestled 157 in the only other Open tournament I'm aware of.
  39. 1 point
    I actually looked him up when I saw he went undefeated at Sparty. This is a good start for him, he just needs to keep going to big events and he will make his way in. Is he a 6th or 7th grader?
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