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Ed Pendoski

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  1. Best graduating class from one school ever

    The Delta teams in the 80's were crazy good. The 03 Mater Dei team was the best I've seen. Here's their seniors results that year: Craig Macke (41-1) Evansville Mater Dei (12) Finished 3rd after losing to Escebedo in the semis Aaron Scott (31-7) Evansville Mater Dei (12) Finished 3rd losing to Tsirtsis in the semis Craig Weinzapfel (38-0) Evansville Mater Dei (12) Champ Dustin Nosko (20-2) Evansville Mater Dei (12) Champ Sam Wildeman (34-1) Evansville Mater Dei (12) Champ We lost a close dual meet to Griffith that year in the team Semi State. After a couple of days of being pissed off about it, we realized that the Mater Dei team had a legit chance to shut us out at team state if we would have won. Macke is on my list of 'best guys to never win'. He was special.
  2. Football vs Wrestling....risk/reward

    While we can't deny the numbers here point to the fact that specialization of sports leads to more success by your math here, but I do not agree with the methodology to this thought process. I'm not a fan of folding a sliver of fact around an opinion. Using your same numbers, I can also say that the reason there's more 4-timers since 2004 is because they had iphones. The numbers clearly state that since the invention of iphones we have had more 4 time state champions. There are many factors involved in winning 4 IHSAA state titles. We could also use your math to say that it's clearly easier to win a state title since the age of specialization and year-round competition from an early age. Is it possible that Angel Escobedo would not have won a state title as a freshman if some butt kicker cross country kid quit wrestling as a 10 yr old to just train cross country? Ugh. It's been my opinion for a long time that if you play a sport with the aspirations of money you're doing it for the wrong reasons. Play a sport because you like it. Workout because you like working out. If you workout because your going to get a scholarship, then what happens after you get a scholarship? It's over. But if you workout because you like working out, you have long term life habit that will be with you forever. Tom Cameron was my high school coach and the biggest mentor in my life. When I got my first coaching position he gave me a book called Winning is Everything, and Other American Myths. I highly recommend it to coaches and parents.
  3. Coach Cloud, you say that, I'm going to encourage people not to go so we can get you in our room! ha!
  4. Rest In Peace Tim Ayersman

    I was fortunate enough to have known Tim for close to 20 years. Tim was not only passionate about Kyle's wrestling, but all of Indiana wrestling. We lost a good one this week. Thoughts and prayers to the Ayresmans.
  5. Coach Cloud, Will this be kid friendly?
  6. ISWA meeting/Trip Crown/Election this Sunday

    I agree this is an important time for the ISWA and this could also be a great opportunity for our organization. I'm hoping that this election becomes a positive thing for us all. I've have personally spoken to Davison and Rossbottom about the election. I've talked to many coaches on the Davison side and the Rossbottom side of the equation. The big concern from the folks on the Rossbottom side of the equation, is keep bringing up the "time commitment''. I'm struggling to understand that part of the equation. Do we just assume that Davison won't spend the time needed to commit to the job? Has that been an issue in the past with Davison? The time commitment piece of this puzzle doesn't fit. Even if there is currently a larger time commitment than Davison can commit, s there a chance that the organization could be run more efficiently and there isn't as big of a 'time commitment'? The idea of a coach leading our organization is attractive. I believe my first time on the ISWA Board of Directors was in 1996. I've been pretty outspoken about our association having wrestling on the back burner as we were more concerned about running tournaments. I think the bigger issue here is that can we stay together as an organization. Coach Miller, I'll call you around 4:00. Let me know if there's a better time. 317.701.1512
  7. Carmel RTC

    Back at it again tonight wrestling live goes! 6:45-8:15 Tonight and next Wednesday, October 13th will be our last RTC for 2017....but can't wait until next spring to start back up!
  8. Carmel RTC

    Back in the blue room fighting tonight! 6:45-8:15 if you want to come wrestle some live goes!
  9. Carmel RTC

    Back in the Blue Room tonight! Music selection is Reggae rap! (The Chad's video game music was outvoted two weeks ago!) We had over 30 guys last week! 6:45-6:55 warmup 6:55-7:15 drill 7:15-8:15 live 3 min gos with 4 min break. Room is open to any and all!
  10. Carmel RTC

    Had over 30 guys in the room last night including guys from Purdue, IU, Manchester, Wabash! We're going to keep going through September on Wednesday nights from 6:45-8:15. Come wrestle some live with us!
  11. Carmel USA Wrestling Elementary and Middle School Duals

    I know it's very early in the process, but we've gotten much more feedback that we thought we would in August. I'm going to keep a list here of openings for each division on each day Nov 19th: elementary 3 spots left Middle school: 2 spots left Dec 10: elementary 2 spots left Middle school 3 spots left Dec 17th: elementary 3 spots left, Middle school 3 spots
  12. Carmel USA Wrestling Elementary and Middle School Duals

    Coach, I emailed you the flyer. Let me know if you have any questions. We enjoy our dual stuff early in the season. It's a chance for our guys to compete as a team, get some matches, and out the door. It's also great for our newer parents (OK, great for me as a parent too!) to say we compete from 9-noon. If anyone knows the answer to, "what time will the tourney end", please let me know! I've struggled answering that one for 23 years now!
  13. CUSAWC is hosting Elementary and Middle School Duals tournaments on Nov 19th, Dec 10, and Dec 17th. Elementary duals will start at 9:00am and Middle School duals will start at 2:00. Our goals for these tournament is to help provide a place for guys to get quality matches in a dual meet setting before the start of individual tournaments in Jan. We have run these in the past and have had great success getting 4-5 duals (and plenty of exhibition matches!) in around 4 hours. Elementary weights are: 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 85, 95, 105, 105+ CUSAWC Elementary Duals 1116.docx (1).docx Middle School weights are: 80, 90, 97, 104, 111, 118, 125, 135, 145, 155, 170, 190, 190+ We are looking for 3-5 teams for each age division for each of the dates. Please contact Coach Pendoski if you are interested in bringing a team, or if you have any questions. ed.pendoski@carmelusawrestling.org 317.701.1512 CUSAWC MS Duals 1116.docx (1).docx
  14. Carmel RTC

    Working with Geter this past season I have learned to not acknowledge questions like that! Back in the Blue Room tonight. Rumor mill is saying that Pretty Josh Farrell is going to be in the room and he can take both Welchs down within the first min. Eiteljorge is pretty excited to film it.
  15. Carmel RTC

    Back in the Blue Room again tonight! 6:45-8:15 for lots of live wrestling! ....and the last I heard, Geter was in Australia working with an Aborigines tribe teaching them now to eat people without killing them. He is expected to be back in time for the start of football season where I believe he intends to implement the 2-7 defense. I'd expect Greyhound Nation to go un-scored on this season if they do.