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  1. 7 points
    GWCoach

    3x middle school champ

    My wrestler was excited to get a chance to wrestle him finally. Said it was the best :11 he had on the mat all year.
  2. 5 points
    Not sure much can top the Peele family response awesome to see Brocks family support and defend both kids. When I first saw Brocks response to his victory I didn't really know what to think, I'm a Brickie to my core but instantly I remebered the class Brock showed in losses to Triana at sectionals and regionals, I also thought he deserves to celebrate such a big win. See the region is really a big family we really stick together rivals at times for sure but at the end of the day 2 great kids going to the state finals hopefully to met again in the finals its Great! Anyone would have reacted after that win hats off to Peele and Triana for being class acts all year.
  3. 4 points
    Sig40

    IHSWCA Middle School State

    Well if there was any hope of having a middle school ranking tab it is gone now that JMILL supports it. #kissofdeath
  4. 4 points
    Genuine prayers being sent for their comfort and perseverance through this temporary adversity. If any sites or GoFundMe accounts are created to raise donations....please post on this thread.
  5. 4 points
    Perseverance

    Worst draw

    Great point Jeremy. It aligns with Silas and I's philosophy to a "T". Being fairly new to the sport of wrestling compared to many on this site (7yrs). I would grow a little more perturbed every year as I would hear parents/coaches/wrestlers complaining about draws, or hoping they had an easy road through. I can tell you this......that was rarely an issue with the Doah coaches. Slivka, Gary Jr & Sr each had a "bring it on mentality". Being cut from that similar cloth, is a major factor of our growing so close off the mat as well. I'll only add that Coach Barbosa has carried on that same approach. It comes natural for him being from the south side of Muncie. ? Assistant Coach Walker is no different. The Allred outlook is simple......Those who worry about the draw are entertaining fear & self doubt. Hoping for an easy path is reserved for individuals whose bartering for podium spots. Not for those whose goal is its peak. Cressel & Walton are both very deserving of all the recognition and success they've worked so hard for. They're well coached and their college commitments speak for themselves. However.....these are matches we've wanted all season. But we'll focus on beating Moore Friday night first. Bottom line......We love the draw. Awesome opportunity to make a LOUD statement! And they'll be dealing with a hungry youngster whose well prepared, well studied, unafraid to lose.....and wrestling free with no pressure. The best 182lb'er in the State will stand on top of the podium this weekend regardless of their bracket pairings. And it could be any 1 of 16 young men in the bracket. We genuinely wish everyone competing a great week of practice, continued good health and to just enjoy the moment. Go to war, have fun and score points. Never lose sight of how much of a blessing it is to be there.
  6. 3 points
    Overall Rankings are always a heated debate amongst wrestling fans. Over the years we have always locked our rankings before sectional and let them ride throughout the state series. Every year we lose kids due to unforseen circumstances and even the death draws at semi-state. However, they always prove to be quite accurate. This year we had the most ranked wrestlers in 179 or just under 80% in our final rankings. Here is a breakdown by weight and highlight matches to watch on Friday night. 2018- 179 2017- 169 2016- 175 2015- 172 2014- 171 2013- 171 2012- 170 2011- 157 2010- 159 2009- 143 106lbs Number of Ranked Wrestlers Qualifying: 15 Unranked qualifiers: Trey Sturgill - Peru First round match-ups of ranked wrestlers: #1 Jacob Moran- Portage vs. #7 Wyatt Miller- South Adams #10 Gavinn Alstott- Floyd Central vs. #5 Alex Cottey- Perry Meridian #13 Zachary Todd- Yorktown vs. #11 Colin Reagan- Frontier #17 David Pierson- Warren Central vs. #6 Cole Ross- Evansville Mater Dei #3 Logan Bailey- Indianapolis Cathedral vs. #16 Noah Gardner- Edgewood #4 Kysen Montgomery- Brownsburg vs. #18 Harrison Hadley- Lapel #9 Fernando Flores- Goshen vs. #20 Jace Alexander- Wawasee 113lbs Number of Ranked Wrestlers Qualifying: 15 Unranked qualifiers: Joe Just - Carroll (Fort Wayne) First round match-ups of ranked wrestlers: #1 Brayden Curtis- Yorktown vs. #13 Caleb Oliver- Indianapolis Cathedral #11 Tyler Conley- Avon vs. #2 Jose Diaz- Wheeler #15 Kade Zadylak- Norwell vs. #10 Carson Eldred- Westfield #16 Danny Tolin- Chesterton vs. #5 Blake Boarman- Evansville Mater Dei #4 Andrew Black- New Castle vs. #8 Brayden Shearer- Garrett #6 Andres Moreno- Lowell vs. #12 Alex Petro- Center Grove #9 Devon Casebolt- Castle vs. #14 Ricky Hegedus- Portage 120lbs Number of Ranked Wrestlers Qualifying: 11 Unranked qualifiers: Alex Bautista - Hanover Central Logan Mosser - Adams Central Logan Wagner - Zionsville Tyler Fuqua - Franklin Community Vince Sparrow - Penn First round match-ups of ranked wrestlers: #12 Logan Boe- Danville vs. #13 Zane Standridge- Carroll (Fort Wayne) #6 Brock Peele- Portage vs. #3 Brendan Mattingly- Carmel #9 Raymond Rioux- Avon vs. #19 Ian Heath- Leo 126lbs Number of Ranked Wrestlers Qualifying: 12 Unranked qualifiers: Andrew Wilson - Indianapolis Cathedral Kyle Lawson - Bellmont Payne Blackburn - Delta Skyler Gomez - LaPorte First round match-ups of ranked wrestlers: #2 Cayden Rooks- Columbus East vs. #19 Kaellin Kelly- Crown Point #3 Alec Viduya- Roncalli vs. #14 Tanner Schoeff- Central Noble #4 Colin Poynter- Portage vs. #12 Brycen Denny- Monrovia #6 Ty Mills- Brownsburg vs. #11 Tanner DeMien- Penn 132lbs Number of Ranked Wrestlers Qualifying: 12 Unranked qualifiers: Chris Wilkerson - Mount Vernon (Fortville) LJ Burdon - Plainfield Logan Hill - Penn Ricky Haught - Huntington North First round match-ups of ranked wrestlers: #1 Graham Rooks- Columbus East vs. #10 Cody Betourne- Harrison (wl) #12 Hunter Cottingham- Western vs. #7 Carter Noehre- Greenfield-Central #18 Alex Barr- Yorktown vs. #11 Jarred Rowlett- Warren Central #2 Manzona Bryant- Culver Academies vs. #5 Eli Dickens- Evansville Mater Dei 138lbs Number of Ranked Wrestlers Qualifying: 15 Unranked qualifiers: Dylan Goudy - Western First round match-ups of ranked wrestlers: #2 Blake Mulkey- Brownsburg vs. #11 Alexander Strueder- Fishers #4 Zach Melloh- Indianapolis Cathedral vs. #18 Noah Hunt- Bloomington South #6 Matt Lee- Evansville Mater Dei vs. #15 Brailen Harrington- North Central (Indianapolis) #7 Bailey Moore- Beech Grove vs. #3 Dawson Combest- Columbus East #8 Conner Gimson- Jimtown vs. #9 Ian Dembowski- Valparaiso #10 Austin Moore- Central Noble vs. #13 Adam Davis- Culver Academies #19 Preston Risner- Penn vs. #20 Bryton Goering- Elkhart Memorial 145lbs Number of Ranked Wrestlers Qualifying: 15 Unranked qualifiers: Jorden Douglass - Attica First round match-ups of ranked wrestlers: #1 Kasper McIntosh- Portage vs. #18 Scott Fitts- Evansville Mater Dei #10 Dakota Ball- Southmont vs. #15 Giran Kunkel- Central Noble #17 Jon Ruble- Bellmont vs. #3 Jordan Slivka- Indianapolis Cathedral #2 Christian Hunt- Yorktown vs. #8 Hayden Lohrey- Shenandoah #4 Tristan Sellmer- Floyd Central vs. #20 Brock Ellis- Chesterton #5 Antwaun Graves- Warren Central vs. #19 Eliseus Young- Muncie Central #7 Jacob LaPlace- Mishawaka vs. #11 Nathan Conley- Avon 152lbs Number of Ranked Wrestlers Qualifying: 13 Unranked qualifiers: Corban Pollitt - Columbus East Jackson Pettigrew - Columbia City Stevie Browning - Franklin County First round match-ups of ranked wrestlers: #12 Joel Arney- Carroll (Fort Wayne) vs. #4 Derek Blubaugh- Bloomington South #16 Robert Deters- Castle vs. #6 Xander Stroud- Elkhart Central #19 Aiden Warren- Perry Meridian vs. #3 Donnell Washington Jr.- Portage #2 Graham Calhoun- Plymouth vs. #5 Kody Wagner- Zionsville #7 Elliot Rodgers- Indianapolis Cathedral vs. #10 Joseph Walker- Mishawaka 160lbs Number of Ranked Wrestlers Qualifying: 13 Unranked qualifiers: Anthony Mosconi - Indianapolis Cathedral Ben Kensinger - Mishawaka Wade Presson - Bloomington South First round match-ups of ranked wrestlers: #15 Tucker Schank- Southridge vs. #16 Chandler Woenker- F.w. Bishop Luers #2 Jack Eiteljorge- Carmel vs. #20 Malik Hoover- Merrillville #3 Diego Lemley- Chesterton vs. #12 Brooks Davis- Perry Meridian #5 Nick South- Columbus East vs. #14 Ethan Hicks- Carroll (Fort Wayne) #6 Hunter Reed- Columbia City vs. #1 Gleason Mappes- Center Grove 170lbs Number of Ranked Wrestlers Qualifying: 14 Unranked qualifiers: Andy Davidson - Columbus East Drake Guerrero - Portage First round match-ups of ranked wrestlers: #1 Noah Warren- Perry Meridian vs. #14 Brigham Kleinhenz- Columbus North #15 Delton Moore- Manchester vs. #18 Cody Crary- Munster #2 Zack Fattore- Hobart vs. #12 Brady Wyro- Homestead #3 Carson Brewer- Avon vs. #11 Elijah Mahan- Roncalli #4 Jordan Rader- Peru vs. #19 Mario Traficanti- Crown Point #6 Cody Klettheimer- Frankton vs. #5 Kameron Fuller- Jeffersonville 182lbs Number of Ranked Wrestlers Qualifying: 13 Unranked qualifiers: Brenden Moore - South Spencer Jamari Washington - Hammond Gavit Kyler Funk - Mississinewa First round match-ups of ranked wrestlers: #1 Nathan Walton- Brownsburg vs. #16 Daniel Below- Perry Meridian #10 Sam Gobeyn- Zionsville vs. #5 Kiave Guerrier- Evansville Central #4 Conner Graber- Northridge vs. #11 Max Chaffee- Penn #6 Aaron Mosley- New Albany vs. #18 Jalen Morgan- Elwood #7 Jonyvan Johnson- New Haven vs. #17 Jeremy Torres- Portage 195lbs Number of Ranked Wrestlers Qualifying: 12 Unranked qualifiers: Dan Wickersham - Northridge Michael Bohman - Franklin County Shane Stits - Center Grove Victor Lee - Marion First round match-ups of ranked wrestlers: #15 Rockne Hurley- Penn vs. #6 Sam Hansen- Roncalli #19 Luke Smith- Jeffersonville vs. #4 Draven Rasler- West Noble #3 Thomas Penola- Zionsville vs. #11 Arthur Fowler- Calumet #9 Tremor Bynum- Pendleton Heights vs. #10 Bryson Ford- Benton Central 220lbs Number of Ranked Wrestlers Qualifying: 9 Unranked qualifiers: Chandler Schumm - Adams Central Isaiah Baumgartner - South Adams Jacob Bolte - Columbus East Jacob Sisk - Pike Central Joey Kidwell - West Lafayette Kyle Simpkins - LaPorte Nate LaFree - Plymouth Gabe Watkins - Marion First round match-ups of ranked wrestlers: #3 Jacob McClaine- Lebanon vs. #5 Michael Boots- Evansville Mater Dei #6 Ryan Hammond- Whiteland vs. #7 Landan Burton- New Palestine First round match-ups of unranked wrestlers: Chandler Schumm- Adams Central vs. Nate LaFree- Plymouth 285lbs Number of Ranked Wrestlers Qualifying: 10 Unranked qualifiers: Harley Hillenburg - Bloomington South Jamichael Watts - North Central (Indianapolis) Marcus Stone - Elwood Nick Conner - Elkhart Central Tyler Majors - Lawrence North First round match-ups of ranked wrestlers: #18 Holden Parsons- Yorktown vs. #16 Elisha Tipping- Wawasee #2 Eli Pokorney- Chesterton vs. #3 Dakota Ault- F.w. North Side #8 Jacob Obst- Indianapolis Cathedral vs. #6 Riley McCubbins- Monrovia First round match-ups of unranked wrestlers: Marcus Stone- Elwood vs. Harley Hillenburg- Bloomington South View full article
  7. 3 points
    Congrats to the following coaches who were voted as coach of the year by their fellow coaches in the regional. Hobart Alex Ramos-Hobart Crown Point Chris Joll- Chesterton Penn Frank Bumgardner- Wawasee Logansport James Oliver- Rensselaer Central Goshen Eric Highley- Northridge Carroll Nick Kraus- Garrett Peru Chad Shepard- Western Jay County Eric Myers- Jay County North Montgomery Jared Williams- Zionsville Pendleton Heights Courtney Duncan- Frankton Perry Meridian Matt Schoettle- Perry Meridian Richmond Jared Evans- Knightstown Mooresville Dan Mikesell- Mooresville Bloomington South Greg Ratliff- Edgewood Mike Runyon- Bloomington South Jeffersonville Chirs Cooper- Columbus East Evansville North Cody Moll- North Posey
  8. 3 points
    JMILL

    3x middle school champ

    I have said it here before, but his wrestling career took off after he helped the Brownsburg 6u Elementary Team win a state championship as a wildcard along with Koontz. Before that higher level coaching from @Fabio Jr. and team leadership and general guidance from yours truly (drove jesse to venue in morning so @Sig40 could sleep in) they were both less than average at best (hahaha). You are welcome guys for the jump start to what is likely great things for both Studs !!!! LOL !!!! (#)) TheCounty #PainTrain
  9. 3 points
    TCCender

    How about those wrestlebacks?

    One could have wrestlebacks after the quarterfinals, only. If you're a regional #4 drawing the top #1 in the state in round one of semistate, to have been the #4 coming out of regionals, you will have had to have lost twice at Regionals. There are at least 3 ahead of you, and then someone outside your regional is the "ringer" death draw. So that wrestler does not have a case, really, to claim to be one of the best 4 at semi-state. But, those who lose in round 2--the current "ticket" round, they easily could be a top 5 wrestler in the state, lose to a top 3 wrestler in regionals, and then draw the number 1 in the state in the ticket round. I have literally watched the number 3 in a given class go down to the number 1 in regionals, and draw the number 2 in the ticket round and be out of state. THIS is the problem that the wrestlebacks are intended to solve, NOT taking away the upsets, which will always happen, it seems completely disingenuous to say "well then they weren't the best on this particular day", while the left out top 5 wrestler watches someone they've beaten 3 times this year in the grand march reveling in the whole pageantry that is "State". The IHSAA seems not to understand what "Going to State" is to a wrestler. It is a defining moment...a lifetime of work...and this is what COULD be corrected if we had an open mind. So I say, wrestlebacks after round 2, but NOT after round 1. As for time, I agree that is a concern. I'm not sure how all the semi-states look, but at New Castle we spend every year at LEAST one hour in "breaks". This year we had 3, totaling about 90 minutes or so. The New Castle "breaks" are becoming legendary. That is easily enough time to put in a single wrestle back round.
  10. 3 points
    Cool stuff...The only out of state team we ever wrestled at new Castle was at the Cathedral super 6 where we wrestled Kentucky's St. X...Us and Cathedral would thump them pretty good every time but they were solid and always had state placers on their team...I got beat by 4xer Isaac Knable that went onto start at IU..I love seeing these numbers but wish the travel restrictions were different.. heaven forbid we get to go have a little fun on somebody else's turf.
  11. 3 points
    I hope this group who are looking into it will improve the experience. Change the Venue, full mats, move the date of MS state closer to the date of Council Bluff Iowa, have a qualifier 50 plus kids in a bracket to be complete in one day is not good for any wrestlers, scratch weigh ins, seeding should never be trackwrestling. The weighin card was an improvement. Good luck to those who will be wrestling in this event in the future.
  12. 3 points
    Man I hope so! As his dad, I know my son would never lose if “karma” was an actual thing! Lol! Did he overreact? Yeah, maybe. He also immediately felt regret and without prompting took it upon himself (remember a 16 year old kid) to go speak to Hobart’s coaches, Tylor, Tylor’s parents, our coaches, his teammates, his family, and others. You need to remember that Tylor (AWESOME KID AND FAMILY!) and Brock have been very good friends, teammates and wrestling partners for years at RWA. Brock was extremely excited to win against someone he has so much respect for. My son...no I’m sorry....my CHILDREN have been raised to be respectful and humble, and both are. I couldn’t be prouder of Brock, the man he is becoming, the student he is, the friend he is, the brother he is, the teammate he is, and the fact that wrestler doesn’t even come close to the top of the list of great things he is! He also would like it pointed out he squished a bug off his shoulder, not a “cigarette” lol! Man I also really hope your “karma” comes back twice as hard on him this week! Thanks for the motivation too! Love the Peele Family!
  13. 2 points
    As some of you may know, a family from Castle lost their home this week. CUSAWC is going to host Double HL (Humpday Head Lock) Camp on Wednesday, Feb 21st from 6:45-8:15 at CHS (enter door 21). We will have celebrity coaches showing the greatest headlocks known to mankind. . We are asking for a $20 donation for attending camp, but this is not mandatory. We’d love to have a room full of guys to battle, raise some money for a wrestling family, and have a good time. Please email me if you have any questions: Doug Welch Doug.welch@carmelusawrestling.org
  14. 2 points
    Congratulations to the following coaches who were chosen by the IHSWCA for the following awards- State Coach of the Year- Chris Cooper- Columbus East Randy Helfrich Assistant Coach of the Year- Mike Poppe- Garrett
  15. 2 points
    By STEVE KRAH stvkrh905@gmail.com “We have two from the Patriots of Jay County!” Gaven Hare and Mason Winner are back for their second appearance in the IHSAA State Finals “Parade of Champions.” Once the pre-meet pageantry is over at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis Friday night, it’s time to get down to business for 220-pound senior Hare and 160-pounder Winner. There’s no more “just happy to be here.” Hare was a state qualifier at 220 as a junior. Winner placed seventh at 145 as a freshman. This year, Hare’s postseason path has included runner-up finishes at the sectional and regional tournaments — both held at Jay County — and a championship at the Fort Wayne Semistate. “This year, I know not to go in there content,” says Hare, who is 38-7 for 2017-18 and 120-44 for his prep career. “I have to stay hungry. “I’ve already lost two title matches (at sectional and regional). I know how bad it feels to lose. I’m not trying to have that feeling anymore.” It was Hare’s first semistate title and Winner’s second straight (the sophomore also won sectional and regional in 2018). Other Jay County semistate champions include Glenn Glogas (1982), Greg Garringer (1982), Eric Lemaster (1987), Geoff Glogas (1987), Larry Brown (1988), Casey Kenney (2008 and 2009), Drake Meska (2011) and Eric Hemmelgarn (2013 and 2014). When Hare earned his semistate title, he impressed a number of people in the Memorial Coliseum crowd. “I was getting feedback on both sides of the coin,” says fourth-year Patriots head coach Eric Myers. “I had at least 10 people come up to me afterward and say that he was one of their favorite wrestlers to watch.” It’s obvious to his coach by the smile on his face that Hare is enjoying the challenges of wrestling. “He likes to compete and have a good time,” says Myers. “Gaven is great for the sport. He makes it exciting out there.” Myers, a former Adams Central wrestler and South Adams head coach, is a seventh grade teacher and he first encountered Hare as a junior high student. It was in that seventh grade year that Andy Schmidt recruited the young man to the mats. “He was really raw at first,” says Myers. “But he had this athleticism and this innate sense to compete and to win.” As a freshman, Hare set his sights high and he won a challenge match to take a sport in the varsity lineup. “He’s always set goals,” says Myers. “ I’m going to be here by such and such time and usually he’s achieved those goals.” Myers has watched Hare experience some ups and downs in his senior season. He took two losses and narrowly avoided a third at the Carroll Super Dual and suffered setbacks against South Adams senior Isaiah Baumgartner in the sectional final and Adams Central senior Chandler Schumm in the regional championship match. Those only served to re-focus him. “He’s been pushing himself just a little harder than he did before,” says Myers. “He was banged up going into state tournament series so he backed off and that showed in his results.” At semistate, Hare edged Baumgartner 5-4 in the semifinals and pinned Central Noble junior Levi Leffers in 1:58 in the finals. A three-sport athlete, Hare is also a two-way lineman in football and right-handed pitcher in baseball. He has worked as an umpire and would like to explore coaching, something he has discussed with his Jay County head coaches — Myers in wrestling, Tim Millspaugh in football and Lea Selvey in baseball. When he’s not playing school sports, he is likely competing with friends or family in basketball, wiffleball, bowling or something else. “I’m a sports fanatic,” says Hare. Between all his other sports, Hare has found time to make it to off-season open rooms and works out in practice with assistant coaches like Bryce Baumgartner, who placed seventh at 182 as a Bellmont senior in 2017. “These older guys give me a good pounding,” says Hare. “They show me more technique and the moves that will get me through the tough matches.” Myers has two paid assistants in Jeff Heller and Bruce Wood and three volunteers in Baugmgartner, Jon Winner and Chad Chowning. Bellmont graduate Heller was a Myers assistant at South Adams and is also his brother-in-law. Wood and Chowning are Jay Country graduates. Jon Winner is a former Monroe Central wrestler and the father of Mason. The son of Molly Robbins and Zack Hare and middle sibling between Destiny Hare and Corbin Hare, Portland resident Gaven says he would like to pursue one or more sports in college. As self-described academic slacker his first few years of high school, Hare pulled a 4.0 and 3.8 in the first two grading periods this school year. “I’m trying to catch up,” says Hare, who has drawn some interest from college wrestling programs and will wait to see what unfolds this spring on the baseball diamond. Winner, who is 44-2 on the season and 83-6 for his career, has been around wrestling almost non-stop since he was a second grader. He has traveled extensively with the Indiana Outlaws and trained with the best at CIA and Pride centers and attended Jeff Jordan’s camps. “He’s a year-round grinder,” says Myers of Winner. “He immerses himself in the sport and so does his family.” Winner, who topped Fort Wayne Bishop Luers senior Chandler Woenker 3-0 in the semistate finals, is always looking to make himself better. That’s why he started running cross country in sixth grade. “It’s whether you want to push yourself or not,” says Winner. “They say that wrestling is 90 percent mental. It’s whether you want do to it or not. You have to push yourself — in running or wrestling.” Winner has a way of pushing himself and his opponent. “He’s an in-your-face wrestler that will keep coming at you,” says Myers. “He’s got a quality that is hard to implant in kids. He’ll keep going until he gets what he wants. He’s hard-nosed and mentally tough. “He has the confidence to keep going after it.” Mason also draws inspiration from his family. Jon and Kimberly Winner have three children — Mason, Mitchell and Mallory. Mitchell is a freshman and also runs cross country. Fifth grader Mallory competes with the Jay County Wrestling Club and also plays softball. The Winners are Ridgeville area farmers and have about 50 head of Charolais cattle between their property and that of Bill and Sandra Winner — Jon’s parents. Both of Mason’s paternal grandparents were too ill to attend semistate. “I’m wrestling with so much more emotion,” says Mason. “My grandpa has Alzheimer’s (disease). He’s my hero. “It would mean so much to me to win a state title for him.” Two Patriots — Geoff Glogas (98) and David Ferguson (105) — reached the top of the State Finals podium in 1987. Jay County’s state placers: • Glenn Glogas (second at 112 in 1981; second at 119 in 1982). • Greg Garringer (fifth at 155 in 1982). • Kurt VanSkyock (third at 145 in 1984; third at 155 in 1985) • Larry Wilson (fourth at 167 in 1985). • Geoff Glogas (state champion at 98 in 1987; fifth at 103 in 1988). • David Ferguson (state champion at 105 in 1987). • Shawn Jordan (sixth at 152 in 1997). • James Myers (seventh at 125 in 1997). • James Brewster (seventh at 215 in 1999). • Casey Kenney (second at 103 in 2008). • Eric Hemmelgarn (third at 285 in 2012; fifth at 285 in 2013; fourth at 285 in 2014). • Kyle Garringer (sixth at 195 in 2013). • Andy Kohler (sixth at 182 in 2016). View full article
  16. 2 points
    Mattyb

    2017-2018 Jr. Academic All-State

    That’s my guy Roy (Trae) Reynolds up top. Great kid. So proud of him. Now that’s a great gpa! Congrats to all.
  17. 2 points
    This is directed at the questions, not the explanation of the questions. I can't believe this is what they came up with.
  18. 2 points
    Prayers being sent with a heavy heart. This tragedy resonates deeply within us whose affiliated with Shenandoah Wrestling. We lost Levi Black to the same circumstances 2yrs ago. I've reached out to the Black Family and made them aware. Expect to hear from them with support and encouragement that the Combs family will be able to directly relate to.
  19. 2 points
    ontherise219

    3x middle school champ

    Jesse mendez won his 3rd middle school title over koontz of Edgewood Sunday(who is really good also) Mendez won 125 I am not sure if he is a first year cadet but it would be nice to see him mix it up with some of the high school qualifiers and medalist much like Boarman did last years.
  20. 2 points
    rmonroe294

    IHSWCA Middle School State

    You do good work keeping up with this thanks for all you do its impressive
  21. 2 points
    https://dm2.gofund.me/y2g4p-carter-family-house-fire I found this on Jacob’s fb page. Please continue to send good thoughts and prayers for this great young man and his family.
  22. 2 points
    Y2CJ41

    How about those wrestlebacks?

    The best 16 will NEVER get there even with wrestle-backs. There are some areas loaded at certain weights and very talented kids will always be left at home. Wrestle-backs just make it so we get closer to "perfect."
  23. 2 points
    Taylor83

    3x middle school champ

    Well I watched Mendez beat Jacob Moran and Raymond Rioux at the Indianamat Hoosier Preseason Open last September. He won it all. Very impressed.
  24. 2 points
    TripleB

    Mappes vs South?

    Maybe the ref was aware of some of the terrible calls East has had to endure in past matches at Evansville. There's been some doozy's not go Coops and the crews way over the years (cough Jimmy Fisher cough).
  25. 2 points
    I love the drama of the ticket round, it is very intense and a great thing to watch. The season is on the line and you have 6 minutes to move on and punch a ticket or you go home. It is a wonderful thing for sure. At the same time everybody knows that getting a great draw is part of why some kids advance. Example John Doe, who may very well be easily one of the best 8 kids in the state, drew the state champ in the ticket round so his season is over. It does not discredit any other kids win, just helps to ensure the best 16 get to state. Parris is one of those all-time great Indiana wrestlers, but somebody had to draw him in the ticket round. Same with Lee and the list goes on. We have great wrestling in this state, but it can always be improved upon. I am not saying I am in favor of either, just can see both sides of the argument.
  26. 2 points
    Y2CJ41

    How about those wrestlebacks?

    Track, golf, cross country, etc
  27. 2 points
    SIACfan

    How about those wrestlebacks?

    Everyone arguing for wrestlebacks understands the 'beat the guy on the mat with you' concept. Wrestlebacks don't change that, they simply eliminate the 'luck of the draw' from the equation. If a wrestler is truly worthy, he will beat the guy on the mat with him in wrestlebacks. Furthermore as someone stated last week, wrestlebacks aren't needed to protect against upsets. Upsets happen every year & would continue to happen with wrestlebacks. They're needed to eliminate the luck of the draw. Lastly, I hate the idea of seeding the SS's. Way to subjective & as we witnessed yesterday, the rankings are often not accurate.
  28. 1 point
    SIACfan

    How about those wrestlebacks?

    How many times does it have to be said? Wrestlebacks are not needed to protect against upsets - they are needed to protect against the random draw. Example: 3 top wrestlers, all of whom are capable of winning the title in a weight class, are in the same semi-state. 2 of the 3 come from the same regional, thus one of these wrestlers has to enter the SS as a #2. Therefore it is possible given the random draw process that this wrestler could end up in the same quarter bracket as the 3rd wrestler (who is capable of winning the title) that won his regional. In this scenario, one of these wrestlers is not making it through the SS. Under the current system a wrestler capable of winning a title doesn't even make it to state (BTW this has happened & will happen again). But if there were wrestlebacks, he would still have the chance of getting through. Then come the next weekend, he might avenge the loss & win a state title. One last time, avoiding upsets is not why so many of us want to see wrestlebacks.
  29. 1 point
    Y2CJ41

    State Pick'em Contests are LIVE

    I'll make sure to audit your picks for now on.
  30. 1 point
    RichardMowery

    Mappes vs South?

    First off I am in no way trying to bash the evansville officials but I do think that there was a lack of stall/fleeing the mat calls. I seen quite a bit of stalling with no calls and guys who basically ran off the mat and no call. I also seen a lot of inconsistency among calls one in particular was the Mappes vs south match, Mappes looked to have a take down before they went out of bounds but was called no take down later in the match the same Scenario happened at almost the same exact spot and south was awarded the takedown. I am not a official and I know it is not a easy job. Us as spectators see a lot more in the stands then they can see on the mat. I’m just curious on everyone’s thoughts on that call and the lack of no calls?
  31. 1 point
    If we had wrestlebacks, his ranked wrestlers qualifying for state would be over 90%. I think those death draws is where he loses a lot of them.
  32. 1 point
    buscowrestling

    2017-2018 Sr. Academic All-State

    2017-18 IHSWCA SR. Academic All- State Honorable Mention Wrestler School GPA Coach's Name Wrestler School GPA Coach's Name 1 Matthew Hartman Columbus North 3.74 Justin Cooper 66 Cable Leeper Eastside 3.52 Brian Miller 2 Max Siegel Lawrence Central 3.74 Mic Roessler 67 Jordan Winebrenner Central Noble 3.52 Tyler Schuller 3 Andrew Speer John Glenn 3.74 Andy King 68 Marvin Pyle Calumet New Tech 3.51 Jim Wadkins 4 Bryan Sears Angola 3.74 Doug Smoker 69 Josiah Freeman Jeffersonville 3.50 Danny Struck 5 Nguyen Andy Nguyen Faith Christian 3.73 Justin Kuhn 70 Jacob Hirchak Highland 3.50 Chris Kirincic 6 Sophia Thompson Avon 3.73 Zach Errett 71 Troy Johnson Chesterton 3.49 Chris Joll 7 Tyler Lechner Western 3.72 Chad Shepherd 72 Blaze Lowery Perry Meridian 3.49 Matt Schoettle 8 Xander Stroud Elkhart Central 3.72 Zach Whickar 73 Jonah Hays Center Grove 3.48 Cale Hoover 9 Dorinda Andrews Laf. Central Catholic 3.72 Patrick O'Keefe 74 Dawson Combest Columbus East 3.48 Chris Cooper 10 Dawson Ash Tri-West 3.72 Dan Muchler 75 Zachary Lane Edgewood 3.47 Greg Ratliff 11 Gleason Mappes Center Grove 3.72 Cale Hoover 76 Garrett House New Castle 3.47 Rex Peckinpaugh 12 Joseph Leazier Churubusco 3.71 Sam Riesen 77 Fernando Flores Goshen 3.47 Jim Pickard 13 Jed Levitz Prairie Heights 3.71 Brett Smith 78 Jacob Girten Reitz Memorial 3.46 Larry Mattingly 14 Mason Lang John Glenn 3.70 Andy King 79 Nicholas Devaney Crown Point 3.46 Branden Lorek 15 Seth Hoffman Tippecanoe Valley 3.70 Kyler Kirby 80 Samuel Stayton Plymuoth 3.45 Bob Reed 16 Garrett Fair Lafayette Jefferson 3.70 Tom Miller 81 Tucker Ennis John Glenn 3.45 Andy King 17 Codey Shafer Prairie Heights 3.70 Brett Smith 82 Brigham Kleinhenz Columbus North 3.44 Justin Cooper 18 Aaron Sedwick Maconaquah 3.70 Bob Freije 83 Noah Warren Perry Meridian 3.44 Matt Schoettle 19 Joseph Leazier Churubusco 3.70 Sam Reisen 84 Aaron Brooke Culver Academies 3.44 Matt Behling 20 Joel Arney Carroll (FW) 3.70 Tim Sloffer 85 Conner Miles Milan 3.43 Ron Prozanski 21 Grant Byman Carroll (FW) 3.70 Tim Sloffer 86 Kaleb Buchanan Knightstown 3.42 Jared Evans 22 Coye Blodgett Prairie Heights 3.69 Brett Smith 87 Cade Winslow Greencastle 3.41 Shane Thomas 23 Michael Hunter Hobart 3.68 Alex Ramos 88 Jacob Teuscher Tipton 3.41 Mark Barker 24 Bryce Track Jimtown 3.67 Jerimiah Maggart 89 Branden Martin Bremen 3.41 Anthony Lewis 25 James Younker Harrison (WL) 3.67 Johnny Henry 90 Cesar Leon LaPorte 3.41 Lou Koudas 26 Julio Reyes Crown Point 3.67 Branden Lorek 91 Blake Chandler Ev. Mater Dei 3.40 Greg Schaefer 27 Juluis Byrd Center Grove 3.66 Cale Hoover 92 Shane Stits Center Grove 3.40 Cale Hoover 28 Thomas Rapp North Posey 3.65 Cody Moll 93 Alec Wallisch Wabash 3.40 Jake O'Neil 29 Michael Bohman Franklin County 3.65 Doug Deters 94 Codie Sarll Southwood 3.40 Cary Hammel 30 Patrick Condi Roncalli 3.65 Wade McClurg 95 Nolan Smith Carroll (FW) 3.40 Tim Sloffer 31 John Martenies Eastside 3.65 Brian Miller 96 Kasper McIntosh Portage 3.40 Leroy Vega 32 Joshua Wade Harrison (WL) 3.65 Johnny Henry 97 Andrew Baxter Bloomington South 3.39 Mike Runyon 33 Trevor Ragle New Castle 3.64 Rex Peckinpaugh 98 David Hopkins Rossville 3.39 Mike Fadness 34 Jack Eiteljorge Carmel 3.64 Ed Pendoski 99 Austin Moore Central Noble 3.38 Tyler Schuller 35 Conner Graber Northridge 3.63 Eric Highley 100 Riley McCubbins Monrovia 3.37 Kevin Blundell 36 Conner Nickolas Elkhart Central 3.63 Zach Whickar 101 Michael Anderson Greencastle 3.37 Shane Thomas 37 Harley Pugh Winamac 3.63 Cody Hook 102 Luke Brogan Westfield 3.37 Philip Smith 38 Levi Stenger Oldenburg Academy 3.63 Ryan Scott 103 Roman Graves Ev. Mater Dei 3.35 Greg Schaefer 39 Christian Hunt Yorktown 3.62 Trent McCormick 104 Mario Traficanti Crown Point 3.34 Branden Lorek 40 Spencer York Vincennes Lincoln 3.62 Matt Collins 105 Erik Ruiz-Alvarez Harrison (WL) 3.34 Johnny Henry 41 Ryan Ohlsen Reitz Memorial 3.61 Larry Mattingly 106 Alexander Fauber West Lafayette 3.34 Rick Roseman 42 Kaellin Kelly Crown Point 3.61 Branden Lorek 107 Joshua Smith Goheen Bishop Dwenger 3.33 John Tone 43 Ethan Schafer Madison 3.60 Tyson Skinner 108 Jacob Obst Cathedral 3.33 Sean McGinley 44 Nathanial Jacobs Lawrenceburg 3.60 Mark Kirchgassner 109 Korbin Lane Guerin Catholic 3.33 Andrew Fleenor 45 Dalton Clouse New Castle 3.60 Rex Peckinpaugh 110 Deacon Parker Tecumseh 3.33 Aaron Chambers 46 Evan Cardwell Northwestern 3.60 Steven Swinson 111 Luke Sheridan Greenfield-Central 3.32 Josh Holden 47 Fletcher Williams Maconaquah 3.60 Bob Freije 112 Micah Wray North Montgomery 3.31 Maurice Swain 48 James Lewis Calumet New Tech 3.60 Jim Wadkins 113 Price Painter Southridge 3.30 Dave Schank 49 Liam Holly Bishop Dwenger 3.59 John Tone 114 Christopher Semler Guerin Catholic 3.30 Andrew Fleenor 50 Christopher Hawk Milan 3.59 Ron Prozanski 115 Zane Standridge Carroll (FW) 3.30 Tim Sloffer 51 William Schuler Ev. Mater Dei 3.59 Greg Schaefer 116 Maxwell Pearson Angola 3.30 Doug Smoker 52 Brailen Harrington North Central 3.58 Lou Silvrman 117 Jacob Bond Valparaiso 3.29 Jake Plesac 53 Chistopher Hafley New Palestine 3.58 Alex Johns 118 Jeremiah Ford Southport 3.28 Nick Skinner 54 Colin Poynter Portage 3.57 Leroy Vega 119 Tanner DeMien Penn 3.28 Brad Harper 55 Austin Heater Penn 3.57 Brad Harper 120 Brayden Bruce Milan 3.28 Ron Prozanski 56 Noah Reich Ev.Reitz 3.56 Scott Ferguson 121 Garrett Curtis Whiteland 3.28 Dave Thompson 57 Nolan Weidner Ev. Mater Dei 3.55 Greg Schaefer 122 Thomas Hancock Columbus North 3.28 Justin Cooper 58 Aaron Adkins Whiteland 3.55 Dave Thompson 123 Alexander Barr Yorktown 3.26 Trent McCormick 59 Micah Jackson Lawrence Central 3.55 Mic Roessler 124 Tyler Mann-Nokes SB Riley 3.26 Bill Flatt 60 Steven Prybylla Muncie Central 3.55 Jerimiah JD Craft 125 Owen Conklin Harrison (WL) 3.26 Johnny Henry 61 Alex Faulkner Mishawaka 3.54 Steven Sandefer 126 Colin Fletcher Goshen 3.26 Jim Pickard 62 Tecory Gordon SB Clay 3.54 Jay Love 127 Alan Sitzman Ev. Harrison 3.26 Mark Mastison 63 Bryce Adams North Montgomery 3.53 Maurice Swain 128 Aren Turner Eastern 3.25 Bob Jarrett 64 Malik Menyard SB Clay 3.53 Jay Love 129 Braxton Dewy Maconaquah 3.25 Bob Freije 65 Wesley Bedwell Sullivan 3.52 Roy Monroe 130 Jacob Freeman Castle 3.25 Bob Harmon
  33. 1 point
    buscowrestling

    2017-2018 Jr. Academic All-State

    HONORABLE MENTION Junior Academic All-State 2017-18 Nicholas Hosier Bishop Dwenger 3.74 John Tone 61 Jared Diep New Palestine 3.73 Alex Johns 62 Samuel Fair Perry Meridian 3.45 Matt Schoettle Luke Adams Cathedral 3.72 Sean McGinley 63 Deacon Pettiford Lawrence North 3.45 Jason Stewart Joseph Kuhl Culver Academies 3.72 Matt Behling 64 Dillon Riddell Crawford County 3.44 David Stewart Brooks Hartz Castle 3.72 Bob Harmon 65 Gary Kitko Noblesville 3.44 Michael Weimer Issac Salinas Delphi 3.71 Mike Atwood 66 Braeden King Carroll (Flora) 3.44 J.T. Veach Zachary Flynn Jasper 3.71 Jace Brescher 67 Nicholas Willham Greenwood 3.44 Jay Yates Jacob Hirsch Evansville Memorial 3.70 Larry Mattingly 68 Dakota Roudebush Bellmont 3.44 Paul Gunsett Adam Negangard East Central 3.70 Paul Snipes 69 Giran Kunkel Central Noble 3.43 Chuck Fleshman Kade Zadylak Norwell 3.70 John Johnson 70 Bae Reh North Central 3.43 Lou Silverman Brooks Wathen Jennings County 3.69 T.Howard Jones 71 Logan Lothamer Leo 3.42 Rod Williams Steven Latre Crawfordsville 3.69 Chris Ervin 72 John Harris Roncalli 3.42 Wade McClurg Cory Green Jimtown 3.69 Jerimiah Maggart 73 Asa Garcia Avon 3.42 Zach Errett Andrew Hollingsworth Delphi 3.68 Mike Atwood 74 Isaac Weimer West Noble 3.41 Tom Marsh Spencer Emenhiser Columbia City 3.68 Blane Culp 75 Trace Thomas Greencastle 3.40 Shane Thomas Samuel Wertz Noblesville 3.67 Michael Weimer 76 Julio Navarro Goshen 3.40 Jim Pickard Brady Pease Delta 3.67 Gary Schiessman 77 Jadon Crisp Central Noble 3.39 Chuck Fleshman Bryce Track Jimtown 3.67 Jerimiah Maggart 78 Bryce Reish Lewis Cass 3.39 Nathan Burrous Seth Sutton Prairie Heights 3.66 Brett Smith 79 Andrew Baxter Bloomington South 3.39 Mike Runyon Max Schimmel Delphi 3.66 Mike Atwood 80 Benjamin Kyle Frankton 3.39 Courtney Duncan Derek Blubaugh Bloomington South 3.64 Mike Runyon 81 Dylan Carrier Evansville Central 3.38 Michael Lapadat Carson Brewer Avon 3.63 Zach Errett 82 Patrick Etzlae Brebeuf Jesuit Prep 3.38 Mic Roessler Samir Ahsan West Lafayette 3.62 Rick Roseman 83 Karl Kubica Culver Academies 3.38 Matt Behling James Dycus Warren Central 3.62 Jim Tonte 84 Ethan Hicks Carroll (FW) 3.38 Tim Sloffer Jasper Donaldson Northfield 3.62 Gary Norman 85 Carter Hettinger Winamac 3.38 Cody Hook Jarod Miller Pendleton Heights 3.61 David Cloud 86 Kameron Kendall North Posey 3.37 Cody Moll Wilson Daulton Rochester 3.61 Clint Gard 87 Chadd Ervin Crawfordsville 3.36 Chris Ervin Nathaniel Duncan McCutcheon 3.61 Chuck Wallace 88 Jonathan Humes Tippecanoe Valley 3.36 Kyler Kearby Benjamin Batchelder Guern Catholic 3.60 Andy Fleenor 89 Ian Liette Jay County 3.36 Eric Myers Noah Brown Penn 3.59 Brad Harper 90 Conner Gimson Jimtown 3.36 Jerimiah Maggart Evan Overton Boonville 3.59 Dustin Wilke 91 Spencer Fears Roncalli 3.35 Wade McClurg Henry Hilger Bishop Dwenger 3.59 John Tone 92 Morgan Smith Columbus North 3.35 Justin Cooper Lorenzo Salazar Roncalli 3.58 Wade McClurg 93 Zackary Wilburn Milan 3.34 Adrian Wilburn Elizabeth Hunter Hamilton Heights 3.57 Gary Myers 94 Tristan Sutton Franklin Community 3.33 Bob Hasseman Ian Nelson LaPorte 3.57 Louis Kuzdas 95 Tanner Schoeff Central Noble 3.32 Chuck Fleshman Camden Spears Madison Cons. 3.56 Tyson Skinner 96 Jeffery Harper Penn 3.32 Brad Harper Matthew Davis Harrison (WL) 3.56 Johnny Henry 97 Brock Peele Portage 3.32 Leroy Vega Ethan Smith Vincennes Lincoln 3.55 Matt Collins 98 Erika Dilworth Maconaquah 3.31 Bob Freijie Alex Faulkner Mishawaka 3.54 Steven Sandefer 99 Luke Lechner Western 3.31 Chad Shepherd Matthew Gimson Jimtown 3.54 Jerimiah Maggart 100 ZacharyTrocchio FW Snider 3.31 David Mohr Ismael Castillo Calumet 3.53 Jim Wadkins 101 Nicholas Riddell Crawford County 3.31 David Stewart Lukasz Walendzak Cathedral 3.52 Sean McGinley 102 Payton Frye Southport 3.31 Nick Skinner David Sheley S.B. Riley 3.52 Bill Flatt 103 Zackery Davis Boonville 3.31 Dustin Wilke Luis Zepeda Perry Meridian 3.52 Matt Schoettle 104 Chandler Chapman Jay County 3.31 Eric Myers Tali Boyles North Knox 3.52 Dan Yochum 105 Mitch Hoot Woodlan 3.30 Anthony Girod Isiah Fultcher Jeffersonville 3.52 Danny Struck 106 Torion'ja Forrest Peru 3.30 Andy Hobbs Treyton Mucker Tell City 3.51 Neal Stahly 107 Justin Poeppel Leo 3.29 Rod Williams Kyle Saez Westfield 3.50 Phillip Smith 108 Alexander Coleman Culver Academies 3.29 Matt Behling Donovan Schuyler Hebron 3.50 Todd Adamczyk 109 Devon Casebolt Castle 3.29 Bob Harmon Anthony Cook Crawfordsville 3.50 Chris Ervin 110 Zachary Sutton Guern Catholic 3.29 Andy Fleenor Colin Faubion New Palestine 3.49 Alex Johns 111 Gabriel McClelland Mooresville 3.29 Dan Mikesell Dylan Dortan Faith Christian 3.49 Justin Kuhn 112 Evan Light Penn 3.25 Brad Harper Destin Hardy North Knox 3.49 Dan Yochum 113 Jacob Trefren Culver Academies 3.25 Matt Behling Elijah Malone Vincennes Lincoln 3.48 Matt Collins 114 Michael Ford Northfield 3.25 Gary Norman Michael Simmons Angola 3.48 Doug Smoker 115 Peyton Pruett Center Grove 3.25 Cale Hoover Adyson Baber Hamilton Heights 3.47 Gary Myers 116 Colton McCrary Vincennes Lincoln 3.25 Matt Collins Tyler Norment Jimtown 3.47 Jerimiah Maggart 117 Muhammad Sidibe Ben Davis 3.25 Jordan Knudsen Thomas Hemmelgarn Jay County 3.46 Eric Myers 118 Sean Bridges Bloomington South 3.25 Mike Runyon Shawn Gibson Pendleton Heights 3.45 David Cloud 119 Reis Schrock Carroll (FW) 3.25 Tim Sloffer Brayden Clevenger New Palestine 3.45 Alex Johns 120 Kyle Hagedorn Tell City 3.25 Neal Stahly 121 Nathan Frey Carmel 3.25 Ed Pendoski Dylan Johnson Jeffersonville 3.25 Danny Struck
  34. 1 point
    TCCender

    Mappes vs South?

    The truth is that the two types of calls you reference, stall calls and the out-of-bounds calls, have always been this way in Indiana. If you move in from some other states it is quite striking actually how much stalling can be allowed here sometimes, and how some referees call the sideline. Unfortunately, there are some programs here that actually coach to this...they're teaching their wrestlers to wrestle at the sideline, back off the mat, and take asinine amounts of time back to the circle, etc--almost as if they're daring the referee to call something. I can think of one instance though this past semi-state weekend, where a wrestler from a particular program lost on a questionable takedown at the sideline call at the end--this wrestler all season wrestled in a time-wasting style, backing off, moving to the sideline, etc, and it finally bit him in the butt. They're going to keep doing that, until the the refs starting putting that fist up in the air, or award that takedown at the sideline thereby dissuading teams from using that technique. Over the years I've decided just to go with it--it can be frustrating but there's not much that can be done, and the lesson that the kids have to learn is that they have to find a way to win, regardless.
  35. 1 point
    Is it just me, or do some of those questions make absolutely no sense. Why in the world would any want different weights for sub-varsity wrestling or want different weights for duals than individual tournaments?
  36. 1 point
    Mike, you do a great job every year with the rankings and it will always be difficult to get all 16 because the talent is not usually balanced at all semi-states. I would venture to say however, that I bet most of the unranked guys that make it to state every year were on your radar.
  37. 1 point
    Cville75

    Mappes vs South?

    I am not just talking about kids from our school . I am talking about kids from other schools as well. The officials are in consistent with their calls. Heck yeah, I don't want to see any kids from our school get beat , but they do. It's just the way it is but when a official is making bad calls to beat a kid, it'sjust not right.
  38. 1 point
    takemtothemat

    Worst draw

    Gonna be 14 champs that could careless about the draw Saturday night. Like mentioned above paraphrasing of course. Those worried about that draw most likely won't be one of those champs. Wise man once said "if you ain't first you're last". We all know every year there are kids with different draws that would have been on podium. Part of it as of now. Good luck to all those competing and safe travels to all. Let's not forget the first competition of the evening THE GREAT SEAT RACE OF 2018. Don't forget your blankets.
  39. 1 point
    AJ

    3x middle school champ

    And to think he wasnt even fully healthy.... wow!!!!!
  40. 1 point
    Pug

    Worst draw

    Division II does their national tournament the same way we do our state tournament. Best 2 (or 3 or 4) guys could be on the same side. They don’t talk or complain about it being seeded.
  41. 1 point
    FCFIGHTER170

    3x middle school champ

    I think he would place at a 126 and that's in the toughest weight we have seen in a while.
  42. 1 point
    WOC

    Mappes vs South?

    Here is what I think...... This past weekend matches are over and they don't matter anymore...... Next weekend is a new season..... Everyone is 0-0 and the guys that go 4-0 this upcoming weekend will be state champs!!!!! Good luck to all wrestlers...... Have a good week of practice...... Leave everything on the mat!!!!!
  43. 1 point
    RichardMowery

    Mappes vs South?

    Agreed some officials stop the second even a finger goes out others let them keep wrestling until both wrestlers are completely out.
  44. 1 point
    base

    Mappes vs South?

    There needs to be some clarification on the out-of-bounds calls (when one wrestler is going for a pin) and also when is a takedown awarded while going out of bounds. If anyone has access to the rules, please post. I saw a LOT of variation on these calls this past weekend
  45. 1 point
    Badger

    Great wrestler

    I just wanted to recognize a great wrestler with great sportsmanship. Jed Levitz from Prairie Heights. He fell short of going back to state for a 3rd time. After his lost he was a class act, handling it like a true champion,shaking hands and congratulating the other wrestler 2 times. A great example of what wrestling and a great coaching staff has taught this young man. Congratulations on a awesome high school wrestling career.
  46. 1 point
    aoberlin

    Worst draw

    The only thing that is seeded in some manner is sectionals. Regionals goes totally off of placement. Semistate is blind draws based on your placement just like State.
  47. 1 point
    I see that argument, but this weekend and next weekend demonstrate the most glaring need for wrestlebacks. No need to call out kids or weights, but it needs to be mentioned.
  48. 1 point
    You're right, every bracket is structurely equal. But if you think every bracket is equal in wrestlers ability, then that explains a lot about your posts.
  49. 1 point
    SIACfan

    How about those wrestlebacks?

    True Anyone who truly understands this sport & how the State Tournament is structured knows this is not true.
  50. 1 point
    Caleb Spires

    How about those wrestlebacks?

    Rutter lost at regionals, and the wrestler he lost to was pinned by the third place out of Goshen... is it really “clear” he should be state bound?
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