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  1. 16 points
    teammills

    Dream Team Classic Recap

    I just want to thank Joe and all the other people that put the time and effort to bring this event to Indiana and give our state the publicity it deserves on a National level. All of our wrestlers were very impressive and put up a great fight against the top kids in the country (win or lose). I appreciate Team USA coming to Indiana with a "nothing to gain, but everything to lose" situation. Ty was able to capitalize and take out his opponent and has gotten a flood of national publicity. Without all the work that was put into this, he would have not had this opportunity. We found out yesterday that he was named the National High School Wrestler of the Week by TheOpenMat. https://news.theopenmat.com/blog/2018/04/16/adidas-high-school-wrestler-week-apr-16th-2018/
  2. 14 points
    Y2CJ41

    Dream Team Classic Recap

    What a night of wrestling! Hollywood screenwriters could not have scripted a better event from start to finish. I could not have dreamed how packed or loud it would be when I first started planning the event. The Indiana guys came out ready to scrap and defend their home turf. When looking at the match-ups I thought a few matches would be ugly and we might give up a couple pins. Instead our kids didn't back down and were in all but one match. That just shows the progression of our state as a whole that our best guys CAN compete with the best in the country. The fans were the best! Cheering for our guys and that place got as loud as ever a few times. It was awesome to see everyone cheering for our guys and not being split up by cheering for kids from only your team or area. There is nothing better than a standing ovation in appreciation of the work these kids have put in over the years in this great sport. Brownsburg was a great host for the event. Coach Darrick Snyder and Athletic Director Kelli Waggoner went above and beyond to make this event a success. They rolled out the red carpet and many of the USA guys were extremely impressed with not only the new wrestling room, but the gym and everything at the event. A big thank you goes to our host families who took in kids for the weekend. I know the kids enjoyed themselves and it sounded like the families enjoyed it also. Thanks to the Lee's, Jean-Baptiste's, Cookerly's, Koonce's, Conley's, and Brewer's for stepping up and housing the kids. Also thank you to Nick Wiesjahn for hosting me. Thank you to our superb referees Jim Russell and Eric McGill. Russell seems to be quite popular with the Flo guys right now, so tune in to FRL tomorrow to hear what they have to say about the event. We had great support also from our sponsors the ISWA(yes that is not a typo), KC Battlegear, and Invicta Wrestling Academy. Make sure to support these companies as they are here to help Indiana wrestling. Also thanks to Cody Bryant and Wrestling USA for organizing the USA guys, being an ear for complaints and suggestions, and many behind the scenes help. Cliff Keen athletic did a great job with the gear and I know I have extra that we may give out soon, so be on the lookout. It was a great night of wrestling to showcase Indiana wrestling and our kids blew the roof off the Bone Zone. I am just hoping I don't get a bill for repairing that roof!
  3. 14 points
    Kookie953

    2018 Dream Team Classic April 14

    So I’m one of the #PainTrain families lucky enough to host two of the Team USA kids. Side note, what an awesome group of young men on both sides. Was a blessing to spend time with great young people. But my kid I’m hosting just said (In between games of Fortnight) “Man! I knew about Mason and Brayton of course...but your Indiana dudes brought it and that was really impressive. And what an awesome atmosphere and such a fun dual...I’m so happy I came to this!” Our State did just fine tonight.
  4. 9 points
    nkraus

    Team State Vote-In Results

    Feels ridiculous to me. Garrett has overshot their expectations the last few years. Unseeded and placing 7th, with two injured starters two yeas ago. This season we were seeded 4th and placed 2nd losing 37-33 to Wawassee. So, when in vote in consideration you don't vote the returning runner up who has exceeded expectations the last two, three seasons actually...seems pretty illogical. The "we want new blood in the tournament" would be a pretty crappy argument.
  5. 9 points
    Y2CJ41

    Reasons why IN mat is terrible

    We used to have a button that was a Wahoo or Boo, too many sensitive Suzies cried when they got booed. Blame the millennials.
  6. 8 points
    Way to go to all of our guys, especially Ty Mills. That was awesome.
  7. 8 points
    Y2CJ41

    2018 Dream Team Classic April 14

    I "drew" the starting weight and it was 160lbs. We'll end with Lee vs. Teemer.
  8. 8 points
    Mattyb

    FloNationals

    Asa!!!! Gets the takedown with 1 second left to take third! Avon brings home two 3rd place medals. Proud of my boys!
  9. 8 points
    JMILL

    Reasons why IN mat is terrible

    @UncleJimmy......... I am at work now and everyone is looking at me in my cubicle because I am laughing out of control........... these are some of the funniest posts I have ever read. First off @dogsEAT you have issues, some are funny and have given me quite the chuckle and some need serious therapeutic help I think. Who are you I have to know please identify yourself. Second, Uncle Jimmy that was pure gold buddy, pure gold for sure. I also like your reference to the "dislike" button which I truly believe needs to be added at next update for sure. To answer your question however it could not be my son because per his mothers recent review of his search history on his phone he does not visit IN Mat unless its now listed as big boobs, big butts, stuff inside of other stuff (censored) and most recent how to shave below the belt. Great stuff message board people, thanks
  10. 7 points
    Y2CJ41

    Awesome job

    Lots of talk on Twitter from the Flo minds about the stall calls. Jim Russell is in the conversation for Flo's Wrestler of the Week. I brought in Jim and Eric McGill for good reason and they did a great job. Indiana wrestling showed up tonight and on as big of a stage as ever showed the country that we aren't a basketball state. I'm still on a high from everything that went on tonight. Ty Mills PINNING the #1 guy, Brayton's match, Mason just doing Mason things, Davison just smothering his guy, and on top of that our other guys battled hard. I can promise you if those USA guys see our guys again they will now know it will be a war. Thanks to everyone that came and supported the kids. As was stated above, it was awesome to see us all cheering for the same kids. Tonight will be talked about for a long time because the Indiana wrestling community is flat out awesome.
  11. 7 points
  12. 7 points
    Sig40

    Reasons why IN mat is terrible

    All you have to do is go on Illinoismatman once and you will never complain about this site again.
  13. 6 points
    Congrats to team Indiana on a hard fought dual last night! You guys came in and definitely showed some toughness. Great job by my hometown guys Poynter and Rumph! Ty mills, that has got to be one of the sweetest cradles I have ever seen, I’ve watched that video a hundred times lol. Also, I just wanna point out to whoever the “team teemer” guy was on here, I hope you enjoyed watching that perfectly executed double leg by Brayton. You should be ashamed of yourself for going against Lee. Ill even sign my name. Thattus McMurray
  14. 6 points
    Mills with a cradle!!!! and a FALL
  15. 6 points
    3xStateChamp

    FloNationals

    All-American Carson Brewer takes 3rd over Michigan (3-1) OT
  16. 6 points
    Reason #7. The Michigan coverage is lacking. Very biased toward Indiana.
  17. 6 points
    Y2CJ41

    Reasons why IN mat is terrible

    Come on, there are way better reasons IndianaMat is terrible.
  18. 6 points
    MD92

    Goldman had enough time?

    The coach is recruiting the kids, therefore he is responsible for developing them. He has failed. Either he has recruited kids that were not Big 10 caliber or he hasn't developed them. Either way, he has failed and it is time for a change.
  19. 5 points
    Congratulations to Noah Warren from Perry Meridian for signing with Marian. He is projected to wrestle 157, 165. View full signing
  20. 5 points
    GACR

    Rooks and Mulkey Drama

    This is Graham's mom. I'd like to make sure our side of this story is heard, as Joe seems reluctant to let this go for some reason. Most of Joe's account of what happened is true. Graham did not make the weight, cut and dry. Should he have? Of course. He tried everything within "healthy" reason to get down to 139 lbs. Graham did text Joe asking how official the weigh in was because he had been to another tournament where the weigh in wasn't as "official" and he had worked hard to cut for it as well, without really having had to. Joe's response was "Be on weight, I don't want another Chad Red situation like we had at Pittsburgh." After contacting him on Thursday, letting him know he was still over 7 lbs, very disappointed that the weight wasn't coming off even after how hard he was working, Joe told him Mulkey was trying to get to weight but who ever weighed less would wrestle. There was no mention that they would still get to work out after the "official" weigh in. Graham asked him how much Mulkey was over and was not given an answer. So he messaged Blake on Thursday night after talking with Joe. This is the message you see above. He felt at that time that if Blake was under 5, it would be hard for him to get under that, and he would just give up the spot. Mulkey never responded. He worked out all morning Friday and on our way to Indy, around 1:30, Mulkey messaged him back saying he was 146. Graham was 144.6 at the time. We went ahead and continued to Brownsburg, still under the impression that whoever weighed the least amount would wrestle. When Joe got to Brownsburg HS, Graham weighed in, in underwear, at 144.4. Joe did not write his weight down. He never asked Graham if he was going to continue to work out. Graham got a drink, got his wrestling gear on and went out to the mat to practice. Mulkey walked in so he went back to the locker room to watch Mulkey weigh in. Mulkey weighed in at 144.4, no underwear. Nothing else was said. Graham went back out the the mat to practice. He never saw Joe or Mulkey again. He messaged Joe not long after, and while he was still at Brownsburg HS asking who was wrestling since they weighed the exact same and Joe said Mulkey was in. He asked why, and asked if Joe could come talk to him and explain. He never received a response. We ate, checked out the hotel that we had just checked into and went home. Graham messaged Blake telling him good luck. They wrestle together at Red Cobra and we think Blake and his family are great people. On the way home, Joe called Ben, (at Cooper's request) and told him he was sorry that Graham didn't know he couldn't keep working out. The conversation ended friendly. We thought that was the end of it. We would like this to be the end of it. Please. Graham is the least dramatic person I know. While he's disappointed that he wasn't able to wrestle in this match, or to have his rematch against Woods, he's excited about his future in wrestling and the opportunities he'll have wrestling for Coach Escobedo at IU. He's blessed to have had such a great high school career under Coach Cooper at Columbus East.
  21. 5 points
    lewdwar

    Awesome job

    Great job by Joe Caprino and Indianamat. It’s fun watching all the Indiana fans come together. Big shoutout to the heckler in the Camouflage. Great job by the referees. That is how stalemates and stalling is supposed to be called. I hope other officials watched and learned.
  22. 5 points
    Wow that was an awesome event!! That was a great showcase if Indiana wrestling. A story book ending for Brayton's career!
  23. 5 points
    Another packed night in the boneyard! Ayersman with great technique and then a lot of live. Next week we have Asa Garcia coming in for technique. Asa’s credentials are really freaking impressive: 2x IHSAA State Champion 2018- Flo Nationals All-American 2017- Super 32 All-American 2016- NHSCA Nationals All-American Currently Ranked #17 at 126 #ParrishTrained at Contenders Wrestling Academy in Brownsburg, Indiana Come get to the next level Thursday! Enter door 15.
  24. 5 points
    As much as I know Flo is looked down upon one thing I like with them is the pomp and circumstance they bring. Their production values are second to none. As some one who LOVES the idea of producing events like this the final product is worth it. As for the subscription. If your a big wrestling fan I think its worth to own...I know not everyone has the money but the stuff they do is costly. A single camera can cost upwards of 8-10k dollars for the prograde stuff they use. We want to grow the sport so they need a payment modal. I know this coming year I want to bring you all the best video coverage in Indiana Wrestling we have seen I want to do Duals of the Week, Big Tournies, Program Features, Interviews, etc. To do what i really want to and try and elevate the production value we are accustomed too i may need to do a gofundme or a patreon account to take donations to get new gear, cover travel, tournament fees if they wont let me in free, etc. This baby idea is just that but i know it would depend on donations from "viewers like you" lol. To bring this back around to Flo they do that but on a HUGE scale with multiple sports and events. Ill gladly pay the 150 yearly between US open, WTT, Fargo, Super 32, and the college duals it more than pays for itself. But yeah i am super annoyed i still see ads lol. Willie might be getting an earful if he shows up.
  25. 5 points
    teammills

    FloNationals

    Ty ended up 6th... kinda fun not cutting and realizing almost everyone he wrestled was at 132 or 138 during HS season! Gotta get ready for next year at 133 though! Great job by all the IN wrestlers!!!
  26. 5 points
    3xStateChamp

    FloNationals

    2x Flo National Champion Mason Parris Wins by Pin
  27. 5 points
    Caleb Spires

    FloNationals

    A few years ago Brandon James wrestled 120 at flo after wrestling at 132 throughout the season, and beat Chad Red for third place. I don’t remember anyone giving him crap for it, and Rumph shouldn’t either.
  28. 5 points
    3xStateChamp

    FloNationals

    Mendez , Garcia, Combust, Rumph, Brewer all win and will be wrestling for 3rd & 4th later today . Awesome Job Fellas
  29. 5 points
    Mattyb

    FloNationals

    Moran takes a loss in the quarters... On a personal note... Unseeded Brewer gets a medical forfeit to advance to the semis to secure all-American status! Not how I wanted it... proud of him none the less.
  30. 4 points
    Congratulations to Joel Arney from Carroll(Fort Wayne) for signing with Manchester. He is projected to wrestle 157. View full signing
  31. 4 points
    julio

    Women's Wrestling

    The NAIA just granted invitational status for Women's Wrestling. This means that after 2 years and 40 schools having wrestling, currently there are 25, it would be recognize as a championship sport by the NAIA. NAIA is the first division to recognize women's wrestling.
  32. 4 points
    1prouddad

    2018 Dream Team Classic April 14

    Gotta let that go man. The voices(mine included) were spoken and it's done. No need to keep harping on something that can't be undone.
  33. 4 points
    Indysportsfan

    2018 Dream Team Classic April 14

    Good night all ... I am outta here until next year
  34. 4 points
    Y2CJ41

    2018 Dream Team Classic April 14

    Warren just committed to Marian this week
  35. 4 points
    trackgopher

    FLO v. Track

    And to answer a question a question that some might have, if they know who/what I am about. I am 100% for TW, but I am further 100% for wrestling in general. I have watched events on Flo, their FloDocs are great. I just would never use them. But that is because I am who I am. I do not hate anyone for using them. Also one other thing to clear up, Track and Flo had a great relationship. If you search Justin Tritz on Flo, you get an interview of the CEO of TrackWrestling. There were some issues that occurred and Flo began Arena and the whole relationship ended. There is much much much more to the story, but if anyone remembers events being on Flo for video and Track for administration it was working just fine. I am also more than willing to still run IHPO for Joe even though he is working with the dark side here. (Hopefully I don't get thrown out again this year by a guy I have nothing but respect for). In this instance, Joe believes that Flo has a better product and platform to show the world what Indiana has. I disagree, but that does not mean I am right or Joe is. No hard feelings there. Last thing, if anyone is willing to teach me how to run a wrestling tournament, I would kindly accept that help. I was told this year that I did not know how to run a wrestling tournament by a parent at Frosh-Soph State North Qualifier. If that person wanted to show me how to run a wrestling tournament I would be more than happy to accept that training! Just wanted to throw that out there. -That nameless Portage guy that everyone has seen, but no one knows.
  36. 4 points
    Congratulations to Hunter Reed from Columbia City for signing with Findlay. He is projected to wrestle 165. View full signing
  37. 4 points
    Y2CJ41

    2018 Dream Team Classic April 14

    The best way to watch will always be hopping in your car and coming to Brownsburg. It should be cheaper than a Flo subscription and you get to hang out with a bunch of Indiana wrestling fans.
  38. 4 points
    Congratulations to Isaiah McWilliams from South Bend Washington for signing with Wabash. He is projected to wrestle 285. View full signing
  39. 4 points
    Caleb Spires

    FloNationals

    Somebody more ahead of the time than me; has Indiana ever come even close to a Flo tournament of a champion, a runner-up, four 3rd placers, a 4th, a 6th, and an 8th?
  40. 4 points
    Perseverance

    FloNationals

    Congratulations gentlemen! Way to represent! Safe travels coming home.
  41. 4 points
    3xStateChamp

    FloNationals

    All-American Ty Mills takes 8th Place
  42. 4 points
    Caleb Spires

    FloNationals

    Mason Parris with another match against a first year schoolboy for his second flo title.
  43. 4 points
    Breaking News: With the announcement of Escobedo becoming the new head coach at IU, Brayton Lee and Mason Parris have decommitted from Minnesota and Michigan and have signed with Indiana University. Micic and both Lee’s will be coming home as well!
  44. 4 points
    thejingram

    Goldman had enough time?

    Official: Goldman retires. Angel named coach Goldman Announces Retirement as Head Coach of IU Wrestling; Escobedo Named Program’s Eighth Head Coach
  45. 4 points
    JMILL

    Reasons why IN mat is terrible

    that shirt looks like its fighting the good fight and may be losing !!!
  46. 4 points
  47. 4 points
    aoberlin

    Goldman had enough time?

    I would say Angel would work just fine.
  48. 4 points
    1st in the United States! Congrats on being the Senior 145 NHSCA World Champion!
  49. 4 points
    ILUV2PIN

    Colton Cummings

    Ummmmm I think he wants to know how one of Indiana's best wrestlers is doing at the next level? Didn't realize a point was trying to be made here.....
  50. 4 points
    WOW! Brayton Lee, Asa Garcia, the Conley Bros, Antwaun Graves & Pierson, Brayden Lowery.. Just to name a few. I couldn’t tell you the last time I was in a high school room that was as competitive as last night’s room. Needless to say, if the #1 recruit in the country at 152lbs is taking advantage of his RTCs, then what is your excuse? Thanks Coach Tonte, Coach Krulik, Coach Morgan, and the other 15 assistant wrestling coaches at Warren Central What you guys are doing for the sport is great! Have pride in Indiana wrestling!
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