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Posts posted by BClark

  1. 19 hours ago, Tubbyscambler said:

    I believe the sports merger happens in the next 2 years and the teams will combine. So if there's 2 people at the same weight a wrestle off is a must. 

    I'm aware of how a team handles two guys in the same weight class.  What I was asking is how will those scores be counted in qualification process the year prior to the merger.

  2. What year is the merger taking effect?

    How will the prior year be handled in terms of state qualification? Will the schools combine points. This year Central was 118 and Memorial was 78. Their total of 196 would've tied for 12th with Carmel and within striking distance of state.  What if two studs are in the same weight class, will both scores be counted?

  3. 19 hours ago, MattM said:

    Top guys from US Open qualify for the World Team Trials event   And in most cases are seeded in that order for the event.  


    At the Junior and Cadet levels they may still doing it the old way I’m not sure.  But on the Senior level they will have the new Final X series to determine the World Championship spot   


    In a none World Medalist weight class the winner of the US Open will automatically advanced to the Final X series.  That person will await the winner of the World Team Trials in desperate best of 3 match event to determine the World Team spot.  


    At a weight class where a returning World Medalist exists that medalist already advanced to the desperate Final X best of 3 series.  In that senecio the winner of the US Open will just advanced to the end of the World Team Trials.   There they will face the WTT challlenge tournament winner for the other Final X spot.  


    The idea of the Final X was to one give a seperate event that further highlights the final match to make the World Team.  And two to give the finalist a chance to recover and give their best possible match to make the World Team.  In the past the tired and banged up winner of the WTT tournament would have to turn around that same day face a fresh previous World Medalist for the spot. To keep the reward of winning a world medal there rather than them being in the tournament too, Final X was created to help even the playing field for World Team Trials winner.  Although the US Open winner still has that rest advantage over the trials tournament winner. 


    Final X info




    Any idea on why three different dates/locations for Final X? Would be fun to be able to go to one site and see all of the big dogs at once.  

  4. I tried to do some research. Who is missing? Or what has changed?



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    Cressell-North Dakota St

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  5. What Is Tact?

    Tact is the ability to tell the truth in a way that considers other people's feelings and reactions. It allows you to give difficult feedback, communicate sensitive information, and say the right thing to preserve a relationship.

    Tact encompasses many things, including emotional intelligence, respect, discretion, self-awareness, thoughtfulness, compassion, subtlety, honesty, diplomacy, and courtesy.

  6. Current recruiting class according to Intermat

    11-03-17 Indiana Graham Rooks Columbus East IN 149/157
    04-04-18 Indiana Brandon Streck Merrillville IN 285
    11-08-17 Indiana Tristan Sellmer Floyd Central IN 141/149
    12-15-17 Indiana Breyden Bailey Indianapolis Cathedral (via Northern Illinois) IN 133/141

  7. 26 minutes ago, Wrestling Scholar said:

     Purdue making incremental progress. Still All-American drought continues.  Loupachenki was last All American in 2013.  Welch was close this year, but couldn't get through.  Next year is the year. Lydy, Streck,  Brunner Maybe?  I like Strecks chances, lot of Seniors moving on.  Indiana continues to disapoint.

    Maybe a jump by Griffin Parriott? He was highly touted.


  8. 1 hour ago, navy80 said:

    Interesting our studs won their frosh or soph year but didn’t win it again. I guess Imar and Heil is a perfect example of how tough it is to win it senior year. 

    It's amazing to me how hard it is to win even compete for a national championship. You have to be world class. 

    How many of these guys have made a world team/won a world medal?

    Lee, Yianni, Micic, Zain, Hall, Zahid, Coon, Snyder. I'm sure more.


  9. Fun tournament. Amazing careers for all timers IMAR (2x champ, 4x finalist), Zain (3x champ), and Snyder (3x champ, 4x finalist). Plus Coon, maybe in the discussion for one of the best to never win (2, 3, 2). 

    Plus the start of some exciting careers in a couple of true freshman world champs (Lee & Yianni). Can Gable do the same? Heavy opens up a bit with Snyder & Coon graduating. 

    Get one more year of Nolf and Bo both going for their 3rd (each would be a 4x finalist). 

  10. 2 hours ago, SWINfan said:

    Not sure where to find it, but I thought Yianni's post-match comment was telling.  In a nutshell, he said he saw where/how he could take Heil down, but saved it for later in the match when he might need it.  Maybe I'm wrong, but to me that's next level wrestling for a true freshman, especially one in a tight match with a 2x defending National Champion.   

    Bet on the dudes who have multiple world titles/medals. Lee, Yianni, Hall, Zahid

    plus add guys like Fix and Gable next year with success on the world stage.

  11. 24 minutes ago, SWINfan said:

    Hoosier Wrestlers went 3-3 tonight, giving us 4 All-Americans.  When is the last time IN has had 4 AA's?  5?  More??

    It's been a while. I said something around mid season about getting 5 AAs and it was quickly dismissed based on lack of history

  12. The number of children playing team sports is falling, with experts blaming a parent-driven focus on elite travel clubs, specialization in one sport and pursuit of scholarships for hurting the country’s youth sports leagues.

    “The system is now designed to meet the needs of the most talented kids,” said Mark Hyman, a professor of sports management at George Washington University and the author of several books on youth sports. “We no longer value participation. We value excellence.”

    “The adults have won,” Hyman said. “If we wiped the slate clean and reinvented youth sports from scratch by putting the physical and emotional needs of kids first, how different would it look? Nothing would be recognizable.”

    Amanda Visek, an exercise science professor at George Washington University, recently surveyed nearly 150 children about what they found fun about sports. (Her sample included kids who play travel and recreational sports.) The kids identified 81 factors contributing to their happiness.

    Number 48: winning.

    Also low on the list: playing in tournaments, cool uniforms and expensive equipment. High on the list: positive team dynamics, trying hard, positive coaching and learning. Whenever Visek presents her findings to win-hungry parents and coaches, there is a lot of pushback.

    “They don’t want to believe it,” she said.

    Yet the No. 1 reason why kids quit sports is that it’s no longer fun.


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