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  1. ISWA Big Kids Sate

    That's all on me, as, the director of officials. In the past I've made it a point to move officials around and utilize as many as possible on the championship mat. Quite honestly, I just overlooked it. I had some issues with a few inexperienced officials and I was focusing on watching those mats/matches and moving things around with them as needed. I just flat overlooked it. That being said, not one single issue was brought to my attention involving the championship mat on either day. However, the officials who dedicated their time this past weekend certainly deserved the consideration of working in on the championship mat and I apologize to them for my shortcomings in leadership. I promise it won't happen again. I have worked very hard and have been successful in recruiting some of the best officials in the state to buy into the ISWA program to serve as mentors to younger inexperienced officials at our state final events and I don't want to lose any of the headway I've made in that effort. My apologies to all...!!!
  2. 2015 Grizzly Super Duals @ Franklin Community Middle School Saturday January 24, 2015 Wrestling starts at 9:00 Participating Schools... Franklin Community Evansville Mater Dei Perry Meridian Yorktown Mishawaka Bellmont Avon (North) Center Grove Doe Creek (New Palestine) Highland Hills (Floyd Central) Batchelor (Bloomington South) Edgewood
  3. Singlet

    Following are the rules pertaining to your question. Keep in mind that these items should be presented at all weigh-ins to be inspected by the officials and approved prior to each competition... 2014-15 NFHS Wrestling Rules Book Rule 4-1-1 (p. 15) ART. 1 . . . Wrestlers shall wear: a. a one-piece singlet cut no lower in the back or front than the level of the armpits and under the arms no lower than one-half the distance between the armpit and the belt line. If sufficient reason is determined by the referee, a tight-fitting, short-sleeved or sleeveless undershirt of a single, solid color unadorned with no more than one manufacturer’s logo/trademark/reference may be worn under the one-piece singlet; ... ... Full-length tights with stirrups are acceptable under a one-piece uniform. Any other undergarment that extends beyond the inseam of a one-piece uniform shall be a tight-fitting, single solid color, unadorned and shall not extend below the knee. ART. 2 . . . Any manufacturer's logo/trademark/reference that appears on the wrestling uniform, including legal hair covering can be no more than 2¼ square inches with no dimension more than 2¼ inches and may appear no more than once on each item of uniform apparel. An American flag, not to exceed 2 by 3 inches, and either a commemorative or memorial patch, not to exceed 4 square inches and with written state association approval, may be worn.
  4. The IHSAA Wrestling Officials Certification Clinic scheduled to be held at Madison High School this Saturday November 8th 8:30-12:30 is being moved to... Anderson Elementary School 2325 Cherry Dr. Madison, IN 47250 If you should have any questions or concerns regarding this change or the clinic in general contact me directly at 812-653-0598 Best regards, Jim Littlejohn
  5. ISWA Triple Crown Awards

    The annual meeting of the corporation is scheduled to begin at 9:00am. Typically, the awards portion of the meeting takes place early in the day most likely and usually around 10:00am. Don't hold me to this, but, I hope it helps.
  6. Congratulations Bart Welch

    Congratulations Bart Welch on being named the ISWA Folkstyle Referee of the Year! Bart serves as the Section 3 Referee for the ISWA. He has worked several state and national tournaments in the past few years and always represents the ISWA and the Indiana wrestling community with dignity. Bart will be recognized this Sunday September 14th at Lawrence North High School during the ISWA Annual Meeting. I would personally like to thank Bart for his involvement and contributions to the ISWA.
  7. ISWA Folkstyle State Team Competiton

    After removing all teams with less than 8 members and the designated "Acadamies" the remaining teams will simply be split into 3 classes of as nearly equal number of teams as possible.

    RULON GARDNER IS COMING TO ISWA KID’S FOLKSTYLE STATE FINALS MARCH 8TH & 9TH at Ben Davis High School 2000 Olympic Champion 2001 World Champion 2004 Olympic Bronze Medalist Don't miss this opportunity to meet and greet one of the greatest wrestlers of our time!
  9. Great to hear! Nick is such a super kid, nice to hear that he is having some success and getting to continue his wrestling career. I think it is awesome how you are contributing to that success. Best wishes on continued success for you both!
  10. freakin' peewee...

    Maybe it was in the brownies. Should've stuck with the "Blueberry Muffin Man"! From Dave's Facebook... Dave Herman Out of UFC 136; Says Positive Marijuana Test to Blame, but Denies Use By Matt Erickson MMA writer A heavyweight tussle at UFC 136 next week has been scrapped from the main card, and a featherweight rematch has been bumped up to take its place. The UFC announced Wednesday that a bout between Dave "Pee Wee" Herman and Mike Russow is off because Herman had to withdraw, and Leonard Garcia vs. Nam Phan has moved up from the preliminary card to the pay-per-view slot. But later Wednesday, Herman told Clinch Gear Radio that it was a failed preliminary drug test that knocked him out of the bout, saying he tested positive for marijuana ? but denying any use of the banned substance. Additionally, a source close to Russow's camp told MMA Fighting that marijuana was indeed the culprit. "I'm still trying to figure it out myself," Herman told hosts Jeff Dotseth and Stephen Quadros. "Basically, they said I failed my drug test. I went in to get my drug test. A week later, they called and said they lost my urine specimen and I had to come back in and redo it. And I came back in and they said I failed it. It's impossible." Herman (21-2, 1-0 UFC) denied any use of marijuana: "I don't even smoke. I haven't even had a beer in two months." Herman told the show the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, which regulates MMA in the state, initially said he failed a first test, then failed a second for steroids. He also said the commission asked him to take a second test because it lost his first sample. Herman won his UFC debut in June with a comeback win over Jon Olav Einemo that won Fight of the Night honors. The Indiana native has been training with Team Quest. Herman started his MMA career 15-0 with 15 stoppages ? 14 in the first round, including a 3-0 stint in EliteXC. Russow (14-1, 1 NC, 3-0 UFC) beat Jon Madsen in March after a long injury layoff. A source close to Russow's camp told MMA Fighting the heavyweight does not yet have another fight booked. Garcia and Phan's rematch moves from the prelims up to the pay-per-view. The two fought at the TUF 12 Finale last December with Garcia winning a controversial split decision and Fight of the Night honors. Garcia was unsuccessful in March in another rematch from a controversial split decision win when he was submitted by Chan Sung Jung. Phan is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Mike Brown at UFC 133 in August. UFC 136 takes place Oct. 8 at the Toyota Center in Houston. It will be the promotion's first trip to Houston since UFC 69. The show, which will be preceded by a UFC Fan Expo on Oct. 7-8, features a pair of title fights ? the rematch between lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard, plus a featherweight title bout between champ Jose Aldo and Kenny Florian.
  11. Rules on knee braces

    Rule 3-1-5 The legality of all equipment, including mats, markings, uniforms and special equipment, pads and taping, shall be decided by the referee. A referee's time-out shall be declared for the purpose of correcting legal equipment which becomes illegal or inoperative through use. Rule 4-3-1 Special equipment is defined as any equipment worn that is not required by rule. Any equipment which does not permit normal movement of the joints and which prevents one's opponent from applying normal holds/maneuvers shall not be permitted. Any equipment which is hard and/or abrasive must be covered and padded. Electronic communication equipment that permits communication between coach and contestant during competition is not permitted. Special equipment includes, but is not limited to: hair coverings, face masks, braces, supports, eye protection and socks.
  12. There have been a number of changes in sites for this year?s tournament series at the sectional and team regional levels. I know some of these sites may rotate back and forth with alternating hosts. My information was gleaned from cross-matching the Mat Burns list with that from the IHSAA website. Following are the changes that I noticed? Sectionals 22. Shelbyville ? Warren Central 23. Tri ? Shenandoah 24. Franklin County ? South Dearborn Team Regionals 4. Peru ? Logansport 5. North Montgomery ? Zionsville 6. Greencastle ? Martinsville 7. Seymour ? Shelbyville 8. Jasper - Southridge
  13. Schools not in a conference

    Milan is a member of the Southern Indiana Wrestling Conference (SIWC). This is a strictly a wrestling conference established for schools that belong to general conferences that do not have enough wrestling programs within their established conferences to support a conference wrestling tournament. Schools included are? Charlestown, Anderson, Milan, Paoli, Southwestern (Hanover), Forest Park, Mitchell, Scottsburg, New Washington, Christian Academy, Eastern (Pekin), Oldenburg Academy, Providence, Crawford County, and Salem The conference tournament was held this past Saturday at Southwestern (Hanover). Broad range across the southern part of the state, east central region to southwestern region.
  14. Infection

    NFHS Rule 4-3-2 If a participant is suspected by the referee or coach of having a ?communicable skin disease or any other condition that makes participation appear inadvisable, the coach shall provide current written documentation as defined by the NFHS or the state associations, from an appropriate health-care professional ?stating that the suspected disease or condition is not communicable and that the athlete's participation would not be harmful to any opponent. This document shall be furnished at the weigh-in for the dual meet or tournament. The only exception would be fa designated, on-site meet physician is present and is able to examine the wrestler either immediately prior to or immediately after the weigh-in.Covering a communicable condition shall not be considered acceptable and does not make the wrestler eligible to participate. IHSAA Wrestling Weight Management and Skin Lesions Handbook (p16) 11. What is ?current written documentation? as it pertains to skin lesions? A. The IHSAA has established that current written documentation is a maximum of seven (7) days from the date of examination by a physician with an unlimited license to practice medicine (M.D. or D.O.)
  15. Two weeks until Mater Dei Reitz meet

    I talked to him last week and he was looking forward to it. You know he will keep things under control!