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Justin Ratliff

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  1. He was picked up by Tenway.
  2. Coach, I know of a possible 74 lber. He is a 5th grader from Floyd Central. Tough kid, hard to wrestle. He's really tall, fast and strong. What is the cost to be on the team and can I pass along your number? Thanks, Justin Ratliff 812-525-7304
  3. I just meant that some kids seem to be focusing more on Folkstyle so it may be hard to put together our best team. I think with some creative thinking an all-star team is possible. You just have to make them an offer that is hard to turn down.
  4. Some of those kids may not wrestle freestyle, right?
  5. I didn't think Pico looked confident before the match. The Bellator crowd is a lot different than a World Wrestling Championship crowd. Hopefully he will bounce back and adjust. I am sure he will.
  6. A team from Tennessee (Tenway United) is looking for wrestlers to fill some weights for the Grand River Rumble. They need the following: 3U (k-3): 75, 92 6U (k-6): HWT for 1 team 6U (k-6): 54, 82, 96, 112, 125, HWT for 2nd team 6U (k-6): 54, 78, 82, 96, 112, 125, HWT for 3rd team Contact Coach: Shaner Gobbell 615-598-3028
  7. A person could get the set much cheaper with a little research and work.
  8. My wife said that they usually have anywhere from 10-20 on site registrations. Its headed in the right direction. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the tournament!
  9. Faulkens: compression shorts or shorts designed for wrestling shall have a minimum 4-inch inseam that shall not extend below the knee; Shorts designed for wrestling shall have an elastic waistband and a drawstring that is not exposed.Compression shorts or shorts designed for wrestling shall not have exposed drawstrings, belt loops, zippers, snaps, buttons, or pockets.A suitable under garment which completely covers the buttocks and groin area must be worn under shorts designed for wrestling.Shorts designed for wrestling may be worn over the singlet.Compression shorts or shorts designed for wrestling may be worn with a form-fitted compression shirt.Compression shorts or shorts designed for wrestling shall be school-issued.
  10. I think this list is great. As we all know, polls can differ from person to person but I think a person would be hard pressed to find a more accurate poll for this age group in our state. Many of the names on the list are the ones that have been making noise in various state and out of state tournaments for several years. I think the list is a great thing. It gives another goal for MS kids to attempt to reach. I think sometimes Middle School kids get lost in the shuffle. There are now more and more events that show where kids in this age group are at compared to other states. This list is a reflection of that.
  11. I think wrestling will have meets at the new facility but practice in their current room.
  12. Do you have a projector and large screen?
  13. One of my most recent favorite wrestling moments happened at the Big Ten Championships. We were sitting right behind Vincenzo Joseph's father. After Vincenzo lost to Imar he sat down with his dad. His dad immediately asked,"How are you doing?" Vincenzo said,"I'm fine." Dad asked again,"How are you doing?" Vincenzo said,"I'm alright dad. I've got about a week and a half to figure it out. I'll figure it out." My son was sitting next to me watching this exchange. When Vincenzo pulled it off I looked at my son and said, "Do you remember that conversation Vincenzo and his dad had after losing at the Big 10's? My son said, "Yeah, that's pretty awesome."
  14. Gavin Teasdale is headed to PSU. http://www.flowrestling.org/article/53632-gavin-teasdale-decommits-from-iowa-will-wrestle-for-penn-state#.WNI8jVUrKM8 Here is what some coaches and wrestlers are saying. http://www.flowrestling.org/article/53639-wrestling-superstars-and-leaders-react-to-teasdale-s-commitment-change
  15. Matt McCutcheon is a Junior.
  16. I think this could be a strong possibility. I think he has his eyes on an Olympic prize.
  17. Who else is excited about another Red vs. Lee match up? Could it happen? What weight is Red projected to wrestle at?
  18. When is an 8th grader considered an incoming freshman? The day that 8th grade is over or the first day of freshman school year?
  19. Sorry to hear about this. If something like this would happen again, try going to the head table. Those are usually the people that can deal with something like that. Your son must be really good to compete so well while going up a weight.
  20. A mighty oak has fallen. I always made sure to catch up with Tom at tournaments to talk wrestling and family. He will be greatly missed by all. He has definitely left a legacy in Indiana and beyond. Prayers for Hayden and family.
  21. I was surprised the officials did not address that.
  22. Track is on Central Time. 8:59 CST. This year's attendance is up a little from last year. 2016 Folkstyle = 2124 2016 Women's Folkstyle = 60 2017 Folkstyle = 2133 2017 Women's Folkstyle = 73
  23. The Ratliff family is looking forward to a great weekend of wrestling!
  24. Did anyone hear anything about IU wrestling turning down an opportunity to have a new wrestling room built along with the Volleyball addition?
  25. Kazakhstan Folkstyle wrestling