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Coach McCormick

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  1. We are in need of a 145 (+3) or a 152 (+3) for a duals event on Oct. 7-8 in PA. Our 152 can cut to 148 if necessary, so we have the flexibility of putting a call out for a talented 148 OR 155 to fill this open spot.Team dynamics: 2 state champs, a state runner-up, 5 state placers/qualifiers, and 4 semi-state qualifiers.If interested, please email me with your name and high school state accomplishments over past 1-2 years.We will wrestle 8 duals on Oct. 7-8 at the York Expo Center in York, PA.We will see many good east coast teams at this tournament. We finished 2nd at this event last year.If you have any questions, please contact me at tmccormick@yorktown.k12.in.us and/or 765-282-9136 (cell).Thank you,Coach McCormick
  2. Thank You Louis Rosbottom

    It is my understanding that Keith Davison is the new ISWA chairman. I first want to congratulate Keith on his new position and wish him the best of luck. I would like to thank Louis Rosbottom for everything he, and his wife Sharon, have done for the ISWA over the years. Their dedication and devotion to Indiana wrestling is immeasurable. I had the privilege of sitting on the ISWA board of directors for roughly 8 years (a number of years ago) with the Rosbottom's. When you start looking at the ISWA's annual budget meeting, services, programs, the ISWA office, trips, coaches, tournament management, etc, etc, etc, the ISWA is a HUGE undertaking and the Rosbottom's have been a positive influence and driving force behind all of these operations for many years. Thank you Louis for your servant leadership style of management. Indiana wrestling wouldn't be where it is today without everything you and Sharon have done with the ISWA. Regards, Trent McCormick Yorktown Wrestling
  3. Hoosier Hustle - 220 for PA Trip

    Still looking for a 220 for this Oct. 7-8 event. If interested, contact Coach McCormick at tmccormick@yorktown.k12.in.us
  4. Hoosier Hustle - 220 for PA Trip

    The Hoosier Hustle travel team is coming together nicely for the upcoming trip to York, PA. We have numerous state placers, qualifiers, and semi-state qualifiers on the squad. This can be a tough time of the year to find "bigger" guys due to the high school football season. In shoring up the team, we are looking for a 220 (+ 3 lbs) who would like to make the trip to PA with us. Anyone with regional (or better) experience would be considered. A football player could indeed still participate in this particular event if he wanted to. If interested in more information, please contact Coach McCormick at tmccormick@yorktown.k12.in.us
  5. Update on Indiana Boys in College

    Other Yorktown wrestling alumni competing in college: Schuyler Phillips (senior) - Findlay University Jacob Stephenson (junior) - Wabash College Myron Howard (junior) - Wabash College Brad Laughlin (redshirt) - USMAPS (Army WP prep school) Jacob Rhoades (freshman) - Briar Cliff University (Iowa) Josh Stephenson (freshman) - Manchester University
  6. Hoosier Hustle -- 160 and 182 - Spots Filled

    160 and 182 spots are filled. Thank you for the inquiries. Coach McCormick
  7. I will be taking a travel team (Hoosier Hustle) to the Columbus Day Duals in PA in early October. (Oct. 7-8) We are in need of a 160 and a 182 for this team/event. + 3 lbs allowance. Preferably looking for wrestlers who have been semi-state qual. (to ticket round); state qualifiers; or state placers. This is a pretty competitive event with top notch teams from primarily the eastern states. Will wrestle 8 duals at this event. Hoosier Hustle currently has 7 state qual./placers; and 4 semi-state qualifiers on board. There will be a custom 2-piece competition uniform for team members on this trip. If you are a fall-sport athlete, we do have a mechanism in place for fall-sport athletes to compete with us at this club event. If interested, please contact Coach McCormick at tmccormick@yorktown.k12.in.us for further details.
  8. Braden Atwood Added to Army West Point Coaching Staff From Army WP Athletic Website (www.goarmysports.com) http://www.goarmywestpoint.com/news/2017/8/15/wrestling-adds-atwood-to-staff.aspx?path=wrestling Congratulations Braden and... Go Army!
  9. Update on Indiana Boys in College

    Ben Harvey and Cael McCormick at Army West Point (West Point, NY) From Army West Point's athletic website: (www.goarmysports.com) 2016-17 Stats Ben Harvey -- Freshman • 174 • New Palestine, Ind. / Indianapolis Cathedral (USMAPS) Dual: 5-7 Md: 6 TF: 1 Falls: 1 - 2016-17 Record: 21-13 - Southeast Open (1st Place) - Roadrunner Open (3rd Place) - All-Academy Championships (2nd Place) - EIWA Conference Championships (7th Place) - Ben was extremely resilient and tough as a freshman wrestling every varsity event for the Black Knights this past season - He is projected to be back at 174 for the 2017-18 season Cael McCormick -- Freshman • 157/165 • Yorktown, Ind. / Yorktown Dual: 1-1 Md: 1 TF: 2 Falls: 6 - 2016-17 Record: 26-10 - Southeast Open (6th Place) - Bearcat Open (4th Place) - New York State Championships (1st Place) - Lock Haven Classic (3rd Place) - National Collegiate Open (6th Place) - Cael is projected to be at 165 for the 2017-18 season
  10. Recent link from www.goarmysports.com athletic website on Braden Atwood. http://www.goarmywestpoint.com/news/2017/8/15/wrestling-adds-atwood-to-staff.aspx Go Army!
  11. Army West Point wrestling has made some adjustments to their coaching staff headed into the 2017-18 season. The Black Knights were also recognized by all 3 major recruiting media outlets as having a top 25 recruiting class for 2017-18 (first time ever). * Braden Atwood (4X NCAA Qual. for Purdue) was brought on board the coaching staff as a volunteer assistant. He is already at West Point and doing a great job with the program. * Joe DeAngelo was recently hired as an assistant coach (2X NCAA qualifier for NC State) * Cam Simaz has been hired as the West Point WC head coach and will coach in various capacities in the Black Knight program (NCAA champion from Cornell Univ.)
  12. Camp approaches 60 wrestlers with addition of OH State Champion and State Placers from St. Paris Graham If Sunday is shaping up to be open for you, there is still room in our camp featuring Coach Kevin Ward (HC at Army West Point). We would enjoy having you at camp. First session starts at 10:00am (EST). You can pay at the door. ======================================= State Champions Registered: - Brayden Curtis (IN), Brad Laughlin (IN), Mason Parris (IN), Cade Rooks (IN), Ryan Thomas (OH), State Runner-Ups Registered: - Austin Franco (MI), Christian Hunt (IN), Sandro Ramirez (OH), Corey Shie (OH), Noah Warren (IN) State Placers/Qualifiers Registered: - Brady Chrisman (OH), Ryan Franco (MI), Cody Klettheimer (IN), Luke LaVanway (MI), Jacob Rhoades (IN), Graham Rooks (IN), Colt Rutter (IN), Jordan Slivka (IN), Trevor Snipes (IN), Josh Stephenson (IN), Jeffrey Thomas (OH), Aiden Warren (IN), Mason Winner (IN)
  13. We have 13 teams competing at Yorktown HS on Saturday, June 3. - Yorktown, Brownsburg Purple, Brownsburg White, Hamilton Hts, Delta, Columbus East, Knightstown, FW Northrop, Carroll, Rochester, Jimtown, Bloomington South, and North Central We would like to make a 14th team to even out the pools, and offer action to more wrestlers. We are planning to make up a "Renegade" team (the 14th team) with any individual wrestlers who would like to come to Yorktown on June 3 and fill one of the weight classes on this team. (First come- First serve) Cost is $15/wrestler 8th grade - rising 12th graders are welcome to wrestle High school weight classes (+5 lbs) You will get 5 matches on the day Weigh-ins start at 8:30am; Wrestling begins at 9:30am. If you are interested in wrestling on June 3 at Yorktown in a dual meet format, shoot Coach McCormick an email. tmccormick@yorktown.k12.in.us
  14. Just need a 170 and a 195 to round out the Renegade team for June 3. Coach McCormick
  15. Still have openings at 126, 132, 138, 170, 182, and 195
  16. Still have openings at 113, 126, 132, 138, 170, 182, 195. Wrestlers can be of JV and/or V skill level. This is a "community" based event where we strive to get kids some summer matches. See the above post for event details. Coach McCormick
  17. David Eli of Elkhart Memorial commits to

    A big congrats to David, his family, and the Elkhart Memorial wrestling program. Purdue is getting a fine young man! Congrats Coach Weaver!
  18. Thoughts on a rule change proposal for 2018

    I would like to see a 3 pt takedown. I would rather give 1 additional point for a takedown; rather than 1 additional point for nearfall.
  19. Ben Harvey has been a mainstay in the Army West Point varsity line-up all season. Last weekend, Cael McCormick was called up to the big leagues for Army's two duals against Lehigh and Bucknell at 165. Both Harvey and McCormick fell short against a very tough Lehigh squad on Friday. They both bounced back strong on Sunday against Bucknell where they both picked up bonus points for the Black Knights. It was neat to see two IN boys -- back to back-- in the Army WP varsity line-up. HOW IT HAPPENED (Lehigh Dual) 125: #7 Darian Cruz tech. fall over Trey Chalifoux, 22-7 (Lehigh leads, 5-0) 133: #9 Scott Parker tech. fall over Austin Harry, 21-6 (Lehigh leads, 10-0) 141: #14 Randy Cruz dec. over #16 Logan Everett, 3-1 (Lehigh leads, 13-0) 149: #12 Laike Gardner tech. fall over Nick Noel, 19-1 (Lehigh leads, 18-0) 157: #16 Russ Parsons maj. dec. over Cortlandt Schuyler, 15-2 (Lehigh leads, 18-4) 165: #14 Mitch Minotti maj. dec. over Cael McCormick, 12-3 (Lehigh leads, 22-4) 174: #4 Ryan Preisch dec. over Ben Harvey, 3-1 (Lehigh leads, 25-4) 184: Jack Wedholm dec. over Andrew Price, 7-4 (Lehigh leads, 25-7) 197: Rocco Caywood dec. over Thomas Murray, 4-2 (Lehigh leads, 25-10) 285: #16 Doug Vollaro dec. over Trevor Smith, 8-3 (Lehigh leads, 28-10) HOW IT HAPPENED (Bucknell Dual) (Army had 6 freshmen in the line-up) 125: Trey Chalifoux dec. over Jordan Gessner, 9-3 (Army leads, 3-0) 133: Austin Harry dec. over Joey Gould, 10-5 (Army leads, 6-0) 141: #19 Tyler Smith dec. over #16 Logan Everett, SV-1, 14-10 (Army leads, 6-3) 149: Seth Hogue dec. over Nick Noel, 15-11 (Tied, 6-6) 157: #14 Victor Lopez pins Lucas Weiland at 4:52 (Bucknell leads, 12-6) 165: Cael McCormick pins Logan Kerin at 6:38 (Tied, 12-12) 174: Ben Harvey maj. dec. over D.J. Hollingshead, 9-0 (Army leads, 16-12) 184: Garrett Hoffman dec. over Jack Wedholm, 5-4 (Army leads, 16-15) 197: #15 Tom Sleigh maj. dec. over C.J. Morgan, 14-4 (Bucknell leads, 19-16) 285: Tyler Greene dec. over Trevor Smith, 5-2 (Bucknell leads, 22-16) http://www.goarmywestpoint.com/news/2017/2/12/wrestling-black-knights-drop-hard-fought-match-to-bucknell.aspx?path=wrestling
  20. Riley Rasler of Prairie Heights commits to

    Congrats Riley!
  21. Indiana's 'middle class' in wrestling

    I would highly disagree that all of the states that have class wrestling have a greater wrestling tradition than Indiana. I don't need statistical data to support every situation/decision that presents itself to me. I highly doubt that the people, and societies, in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, etc. are too much different than the people in Indiana. Class football works in Ohio AND it works in Indiana. The same would absolutely apply and work with Indiana wrestling.
  22. Indiana's 'middle class' in wrestling

    I remember when I was a freshman at Delta HS. We had a full freshman team and we only wrestled against other freshman teams. That was in the early 80's and as we all know, times have changed with respect to students participating in high school athletics (especially wrestling). 1. JV, Varsity 2, Varsity B, Split Squad -- call them what you would like. If a program/coach feels that his 2nd string needs to compete at a higher level then so be it. People (i.e. - fans, some school administrators) get too hung up on what we call our 2nd string teams. Yes, one school's 2nd string may be better than another school's 1st string. Get past the labels and let them compete. 2. Common JV tournaments -- It is becoming very, very difficult to find JV tournaments that offer quality and quantity. Some schools don't have a large coaching staff, so they cannot afford to schedule a bunch of JV/2nd string events throughout the season. It is also becoming difficult to even find good JV events throughout the entire season (within a reasonable driving distance). Too much emphasis has been put on varsity in recent years; and not enough on JV wrestling. If kids have an opportunity to compete at the JV level, they will see value in their efforts and your numbers will grow. What if.... This is completely hypothetical and would likely never go in our current school environments... but... what if we went back to "all freshmen teams?" Freshmen wrestling teams that practiced together, competed together, and only competed against other all-freshmen teams? I am not insinuating that this would fix all of our sport's ailments, but I do think it would help in building numbers in programs. I do think we lose many average/new freshmen because they and/or their parents don't like the thought of them practicing with upperclassmen. Class Wrestling... Class wrestling would most definitely help build and grow wrestling in Indiana. It works in Ohio, Oklahoma, Illinois, and and just about every other state across the country. It would work in Indiana AND the 'middle class' would start to thrive again. Coach McCormick
  23. Best graduating class from one school ever

    I would have to do further research, but off the top of my head... I think Delta had 4 state champs in 1981. Campbell, Heintzelman, Gadbury and Palmer. I would guess they likely had some other teammates place that year as well. That was one tough squad!
  24. Yorktown vs Ben Davis