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  1. Preseason Rankings are HERE!

    Well said. Thanks for the clarification. I did order a magazine as well
  2. Preseason Rankings are HERE!

    So, will rankings for team or otherwise be pay-to-play only for the upcoming season? I know that some tourneys like the Traicoff usually seed exclusively from Team Rankings. Further, are last year's team rankings generated unilaterally by IndianaMat or is there a voting committee/group that has influence?
  3. Preseason Rankings are HERE!

    Are there IHSWCA or IHSAA Team Rankings anywhere? Links on the site are defunct.
  4. Class Wrestling - Fairness

    The word "fair" is anti-American. War capitalism and programs that overcome their obstacles of enrollment to be world class wrestling communities.
  5. 1996 State Championships

    James Brimm was a beast, but he had nothing on Dan Pleak. I believe Pleak beat him twice both at Connersville his junior and senior season. The other stud in that weight was Heath Kirkpatrick from Greenfield Central. All 3 were nasty.
  6. bailey vs luigs....luck of the irsh? 132/138?

    As in almost all sports, you are taught at a young age to take referees out of every possible equation. The refs might screw you sometimes and sometimes you get the benefit of the human factor. I don't want to get caught up in the semantics of a few seconds in either match, but no one can diminish Breyden's State Title. And, though it sucks because it seriously affected the team race, I know Zach will work equally as hard to be a champion in 2018. Congrats Breyden on one of the most prolific careers at Cathedral in a very storied history of rock stars.
  7. Who do you want in your corner Friday Night?

    Go Coach McGinley! He has a great shot at going 6-1 this Friday night too. Big swing match at 220! Coach 'em up! Let's get another state title!
  8. New Castle Semi State Predictions

    Few thoughts: 1. Cathedral had a good day. A couple overachievers advance in Oliver and Rodgers. If Bailey or Walendzak advanced, they would be going into Bankers as the prohibitive favorite. Now, I think Brownsburg is probably 4-1 odds. Cathedral and Portage are 7-1. Yorktown 10-1. 2. Programs on the rise: Roncalli and Shenandoah. Wade McClurg has done a masterful job in his first year. I think he has a cornerstone 4timer in Alec Viduja. And, he has a talented young nucleus. In 30 years, I have also not seen a Shenandoah program with that energy. The crowd they brought alone carried a couple of their boys to Bankers' Life. 3. Underachievers: Perry Meridian, Carmel, and Warren. Whether the Fair injury demoralized the team or not, Perry wrestled flat. They lost almost every close match besides the Nier-Walendzak match. Warren Central must be crushed with graduation. And, for Carmel to bring 10 and only get 2 out, it was very un-CoachP-like. Overall, I felt like the semi-state was a bit down in depth. The lack of competitors from some of Indy's perrenial powers like LN and LC was noticeable. However, I can see 6 or more champs coming out of New Castle. And, I will say the parking lot/crowd was the biggest I've seen in a long time. Looking forward to Bankers. Good luck to all. Greatest week of the year.
  9. Best Dual Meet Ever?

    1986 Cathedral vs Delta @ IUPUI. Coach Rhodes took out a full page advertisement in the Indy Star showcasing the event. The Cathedral line-up complete with pictures of the wrestlers and a picture of the King himself in a tuxedo. Obviously, this was against IHSAA rules at the time, but those were the old days. Cathedral was the home team and elected to wrestle in reverse order. I can't remember any of the Delta wrestlers, but I am sure there was a Ginther and a Locke on that squad. It was a #1 vs #2 kind of dual. With Cathedral down 1 or 2 points going into the 98lb match, we left it up to a little know freshman, at the time, named Lance Ellis. I am pretty sure he threw his patented lateral, but I would need someone to clarify. Either way, he got the W and so did the Irish. The gym at IUPUI was absolutely jammed and the crowd was crazy. It felt like a bar fight without punches, but with plenty of vulgarity and energy. I was a little kid then, but it was a defining moment in my love of the sport. Cathedral wrestlers I can remember: Clevenger, Sean McGinley, Matt Moll, Gilbert Durham, Steve Troy, John Maio, Billy Terry, and Lance Ellis. 80's Delta vs. Cathedral duals were the best.
  10. The greatest wrestler/football in Indiana history?

    Correct. Matt Hasbrook was also a more accomplished wrestler winning the Cadet and Junior Nationals, FILA Cadet World Greco Runner-up, and State IHSAA title. As for football, he was the Phil Eskew Mental Attitude Winner, 2 time IHSAA State Football Champ starting both ways for Cathedral, All-State, and lettered at Michigan State and Notre Dame in football. Fun fact: After winning the state at 215lbs in 2000, he played DT for Notre Dame at 295lbs.
  11. Could state be postponed?

    The new 14 today. Wrestling royalty. Have a great tourney, lads!
  12. Team Race

    I'll take the ginger. He's angrier. Get it, youngster.
  13. Team Race

    Ahh, right. And Warren though I don't think they have a champ. A sneaky 106 and a finalist in Morrow. Another team of bad draws
  14. Team Race

    Cathedral has had plenty of amazing dual meet squads that could have won in the old format (see 80s and early 90s). Cathedral lost some heartbreakers in this very format in '86 and '88. Team fight looks like Penn vs Cathedral. Key matches are Wildebrandt vs Turner and Mammolenti vs. Harvey (though both have quite a battle in the semis). Penn has some sweetheart draws. 152 is about the weakest weight and Swank can do some damage. I see Penn w 2 or 3 in the finals. I see the Irish placing all 6 with 2 being Top 4 and 3 finalists. Home school colored shades. If we win back-to-back, I will drink heavily and celebrate the years of near misses. We have to have had the most Top 5 squads in the last 50 years without titles. Yorktown could do damage, but I don't see more than 1 finalist. EMD draws are awful. Perry could be top 5 if Elliott in the finals. Portage has a shot at top 5. And, Merrillville w two champs. Anyone else w a shot, interested to hear. 5 of Cathedral's 6 finalists are back next year. Future is bright for the Irish. Let's get another, lads.
  15. Bracket Fiasco 2015

    Brian Williams was at Merrilville distributing the state pairing formulas. He said he pushed print.