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Jim calhoun

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Jim calhoun last won the day on December 21 2017

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  1. Skin check debate

    Clint Gard I agree 100 percent on your reply about officiating like this at the state tournament. I understand we’re in need of officials and as a licensed referee I understand mistakes are made but what we saw last weekend was let’s just sat bad at best. For example we had a match against Jordan Slivka and let me say Jordan is a friend, a great family and deserved the win. Jordan beat us 2-1 in o.t. and deserved it. I’m just pointing out we did a go behind....knees and hand on the mat and under the arms and ref said know takedown. What upset me is when I went to the table....(no swearing, no yelling just talking he threatened me out of the tournament and it wasn’t debatable. Plamen Paskalev a two time Olympian and medalist was in the corner and said that’s just embarrassing. He sent the video to coach Tom Ryan at Ohio state and div 1,2 and 3 refs and they all said everytime it’s two. It’s not the fact the referee didn’t call it cause it was a quick thing it’s the fact the refs don’t care. I talked to refs there and was told after they saw the film it’s simply a judgement call and every ref is different. Than why have rulebooks. If your a ref I respect what you do.....but if you don’t know what your doing stay out of the state tournament. Learn what, how when and where things are to be done. Graham got some calls for him as well that should not have been in matches. It’s just hard to coach when you have young refs that has no clue on the rules.
  2. Skin check debate

    Someone please clarify this to me. We took a wrestler who went through weighins and skin check. The “dr.” Looked at the spot....examined it and said it’s fine just keep it wrapped. He wrestled twice and then the third match the official asked him to unwrap it and they then said he couldn’t wrestle anymore. In my opinion a refund should be given back to this family. Is this in the “norm” for an official to do this after passing skin check?
  3. Iswa depth and thoughts

    With iswa high school state completed what we’re some of the deeper weight classes and good matchups.
  4. We are in the East Chicago semi state which I believe is tough every year. Saying this, I hear people bash and mock Fort Wayne etc. Every semi state has very tough weights and some that may not be as strong but every one of those semi state qualifiers deserve a lot of kudos! Love this time of year hearing all the talk on here.
  5. The weather not looking real promising. Just curious if anyone remembers a semi state ever getting dates changed? Hoping it’s not as bad as some are saying
  6. Brayton Lee Article...

    Love this article. Brayton is a classy kid. I know Graham has watched and followed him for a few years now. Kids like Brayton come around very seldom. Coach Read always says champions do consistently what the good ones do periodically. People obviously knows he comes from a great coach and team and what’s awesome is he not only obviously makes his team mates better but he makes wrestlers around the state better knowing they have to work harder, eat better, focus more etc if they want the chance to reach a different level. I know Brayton has been a driving force mentally and focus wise on becoming a better wrestler for Graham. The best part about that young man is as good of wrestler he is he is even better as a person. Thanks for making everyone dream and get better. Hope we get a chance at wrestling the best under the lights.....dream come true.
  7. First Hangout of 2018 at 8:30pm EST

    I think 8:35 est meant estimated
  8. First Hangout of 2018 at 8:30pm EST

    When is this?
  9. Notable win 1-6

    That was my only point. If we say a kid is going to be really hard to beat that’s agreed on
  10. Notable win 1-6

    I think your putting a lot of unneeded pressure on Carson. There are many studs in there. Fattore, warren and a few others as well. Carson is a stud and more than that a great kid. Have had the joy to wrestle on his teams many times and have seen him beat multiple national studs. Fattore and Warren and the others have as well. Just hate to see pressure on a kid when at that level they all know they have to wrestle their very best to compete for a championship.
  11. By the way I’m all for sportsmanship in every way but you have two great programs here that battled their butts off. Tensions get high... etc. I just personally think we’ve hugged and shake hands enough before the match. Shake opponents hand and go to your corner and shake everyone’s hand afterwards. We shake hands after every match with opponents coach but not offended if they dont
  12. John Mckee

    Coach Gard we’re waiting on shrimp and lobster! I think everything else has been there! Lol
  13. Please dont take this wrong but what is wrong with shaking hands before the dual at face offs, then you shake hands before the match but if you watch college they shake hands after the dual is over. This going over to other side after match is not a big deal. It’s competition and after the dual is over you shake hands and say good go!