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  1. Trbell

    2018 Head Coaching Changes

    Yes I have resigned as HH Head Coach, made the decision based on what I thought was best for my family.
  2. Heritage Hills High School located in Lincoln City has openings for an individual tourney on Dec. 1st, 2018. Contact myself at nomercygrappling@yahoo.com or my AD Jay Burch.
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    Looking for a Tournament 12/1

    Heritage Hills High School located in Lincoln City is hosting a Individual Tourney Dec. 1st, 2018. We still have openings, please contact me directly or our AD Jay Burch. Troy Bell, Head Coach, nomercygrappling@yahoo.com
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    IHSWCA Middle School State

    Devon Bell is out for Middle School State, has had the flu and strep throat for almost two weeks, probably was coming down with it while competing at the Tulsa Nationals. Starting back training today but playing it safe so he will be a no go for this weekend. Projected at 132 is off, would of been 140. Good luck to all the wrestlers this coming weekend.
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    Year round wrestling hurting the sport?

    I agree the commercialization of youth sports is an issue, but disagree that it creates an unfair playing field. Is it not true that life is unfair? We all have different opportunities, some more than others. Just like life, sports creates opportunities and some of us will capitalize on those moments because we have prepared for it. Yes, it is true that all of us are faced with different challenges through out our life but saying it is unfair only gives excuses to those that do not have the work ethic to achieve greatness. Should all college students get loans to pay of their college because it is not fair that some parents can afford to pay for college, should all kids not have a vehicle when they are able to drive because all parents cant afford a car for their child, I could go on and on with examples, but unfair playing field is not just wrestling it is LIFE!!!!
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    Year round wrestling hurting the sport?

    To add to my post you cannot force a kid to be a full time wrestler or to specialize and any sport they will just rebel. Being a full time wrestler is physically and mentally demanding and only the truly dedicated athlete will do what it takes to have chance to become a state or national champ. There is no blue print that will ensure that an athlete will reach their goals if there was we would all follow it. I have no opinion on specializing because each athlete is different any many ways. As for my son his goals are straight forward and it has nothing to do with any sport outside of wrestling. On my high school team I have full time wrestlers and wrestlers who play multiple sports, it is simple we discuss their goals and I give them the information and guidance to make their own decision. I have a baseball player who wrestles, his goal is to pitch in college but he wrestles because he loves competition and to keep him busy during the winter, he is even my captain. I have football players that love wrestling but football is their main sport. We should not be labeling or being closed minded, because today the athlete has many opportunities that were not available when I was young, it is ultimately up to the athlete and if they are allowed to make their own decisions it will be a more enjoyable process for all involved.
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    Year round wrestling hurting the sport?

    I totally agree with about 90% of what you said. We all know that we all can't be national champs, but I do think there are kids at a young age that are driven more than other kids and those are the kids that become state and national champs. If a kid falls short of his goals in this great sport I guarantee he has learned intangible skills that will make him successful in life. Work ethic, taking ownership in your success and failures, leadership are all skills learned through the process of chasing a dream. I too have seen 1st and 2nd graders cutting weight and this is another reason why kids quite, not the specialization but the parents living their dreams through the child. I do not allow cutting more than three pounds. Two weeks ago for Tulsa my son cut 3.3 pounds over 3 days and that is only the second time he has cut in over 9 years of wrestling, even my high school team is not allowed to cut more than 5. On the other side of the coin I know kids who cut a lot of weight and do it safely with no issues, I just choose for my son to lift and eat into his weight class.
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    Year round wrestling hurting the sport?

    I totally agree it is a personal choice that the wrestler needs to make. Once that choice has been made the parent has to be all in. Four years ago when my boy was a 4th grader we were driving back from Brute nationals, he finished 4th. He woke up and the first thing he said "dad, I cant play football and be a national champ" What do you say to a 4th grader when his goal is to be a state and national champ? We had a long conversation about goal setting and what he is really passionate about, at that point he made the choice to be a full time wrestler. I do hate it that this is our society, but we have to face reality specializing in a sport is here to stay. I felt I had to be honest with my son and I told him its not that he could not be a state or national champ if he played football but his chances would be slim. Once he committed we both were all in and like previous post I have traveled the nation and my boy and I have spent time together that I will cherish forever.
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    Teams needed for Individual tourney

    We have Louisville Male committed for the tourney and possibly Terre Haute South, two quality teams with full rosters. If you are interested contact myself or Jay Burch Heritage Hills AD.
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    Evansville North Regional

    Those who ask to rotate Sectionals and Regionals I highly disagree with. Rotating a wrestling sectional or regional is not the same as rotating a basketball game that last two hours and your done. In order to host a wrestling tourney as we all know takes a large number of volunteers that know what they are doing. Castle for example has a support system in place that allows for a smooth running tourney, like a well oiled machine. The facilities permits the fans to catch all the action no matter where they are seated. After all we are trying to make the sport more appealing, sitting in a crowded gym for 8 to 10 hours is not inviting. From a fan perspective, Castel is able to accommodate seating with viewing of all mats and excellent concessions. From a coaches perspective they run a smooth tourney for athletes and coaches on time with great hospitality room. No I am not a Castle supporter just a coach who thinks this move did not help our sport move in a positive direction like we all hope.
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    Seeding Meeting Change???

    I totally agree with FF have nothing to do with the quality of a wrestler, and I really am not concerned about seeds. The main concern I have with restriction on our 18 point usage how are the small schools going to schedule duals. To me, be a man step on the line smack hands and wrestle. Love to see a 4 seed take out the 1 seed in semis
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    Seeding Meeting Change???

    Those that say the new rule on FF will have no bearing on smaller schools, I disagree. For example this year I had two different occasions, 7 of my kids received a FF, now I am using 1 of my 18 points permitted and 7 kids are receiving FF. I have to consider how I use my points and get the most out of each point, so if I have 7 FF on two different occasions that is basically throwing two points in the trash since it will not help 7 of my kids with their overall winning percentage. As all coaches I want mat time and have to utilize my 18 points wisely. The only solution if this rule is for the long term is to move from 18 points to 20 this will allow a buffer and will allow coaches to keep teams on their schedule that have only 5 to 6 wrestlers.
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    Seeding Meeting Change???

    I can see it now the individuals making the decision are sitting around trying to come up with a productive plan to grow the sport. Here is the agenda: 1. If we approve a two piece uniform this will assist in growing the sport, Great!!! Plan,presto it happens 2. Lets make it mandatory to have 6 week night duals to assist in growing the sport, Great!!! Plan, presto it happens 3. Lets come up with a plan to contradict the first two agenda items, if we wait a week prior to sectionals seeding meetings and send out an email saying all FF will not count towards overall winning percentage this should do the job in overriding the first two items on our agenda. It will also assist in killing all the smaller programs on not being able to schedule a dual and eventually being force to drop wrestling. With that said, if this is the end goal I understand and the Commissioner and Coaches Association are on target on killing some of the wrestling programs in our state.
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    Middle School State (Regionals)???

    Only considering state competition for seeding is flawed, many of the top middle school wrestlers compete at the national level, not having how they do against the top wrestlers in the nation as part of seeding does no justice for our athletes. Competing outside of the state against the top the nation has is a true test of the quality wrestler. Would like to see how many Indian wrestlers did not compete out of state and went on to place at state or even make it to Bankers Life. In order for our state and athletes to be respected at the National level we must support competing beyond ISWA and Middle School State. For example ISWA State tourney is the same weekend as USA Dominate in the Dells in Wisconsin, so our top wrestlers are force to make a choice. There may be reasoning behind all this that I am not aware of. I think overall we do a great job and make many competitions available for our athletes, just think we should use national placings as consideration in order to promote our athletes competing at that level.
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