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Ed Pendoski

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  1. We'll be back in the Blue Room tonight!  6:45-8:15


    We've had over 40 in the room the past three weeks!  Coach Adam Donehue will be our clinician tonight!


    Coach Donehue was an All State football player and wrestler in Ohio before wrestling for tOSU.  


    Reminder that we will not have our RTC on April 4th, but we will be back at it again on April 11th!

  2. We had a great room last week and expect even better tonight!  We will have guest clinician Jake O'Neil in our room hoping to teach us his "Eastside Strangler" Headlock!


    We 40+ guys last week and we counted 17 of them were wrestlers that were Semi State or farther!


    The bigger question of the night will be if Chad Welch takes revenge on Cressel for the rear naked choke from Middle School State!

  3. Day 2 they were in the Blue Room....

    Chad showing gut wrench defense.

    Doug-"no Chad, you're doing it wrong"

    Chad-"no Doug, this is how you do it"

    Doug (two weeks after ankle surgery, kicks off his boot)-"get out of the way, this is how you do it"


  4. 4 hours ago, Thor said:

    They have three returning state qualifiers, one with a 4th place medal last year, as well as another Sinkovics. Carmel brings back Brendan Mattingly, but I don't recognize any other names in their lineup. Carmel may have the better overall dual team, but star power and name recognition could push Mishawaka in.

    Is the committee looking name recognition?  Don't make me call Clownbaby to 'make some noise' on the board!


    Hooper placed 2nd at 95 and Gunn finished 5th at 117 at middle school state. 


    We also have 8 returning semi state qualifiers.  Our only JV loss was to Warren and no one else on in our duals was within 35 points.

  5. If we are using bench press as the measuring tool, which Welch's bench should we use?  Chad has been lifting with Donehue, while Doug found the treadmill.

    Heaven forbid if it's up to Doug's bench.


    Greyhounds have not been notified if we're supposed to submit information for the committee.  We'll get Doug on protein powder today!

  6. https://www.carmelusawrestling.org/dan-nelson


    Numbers are starting to come in for our folkstyle tourney this Sunday!  We enjoy the block weights system to make sure the most guys get matches!  Here is the information and registration is on Trackwrestling: http://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/opentournaments/MainFrame.jsp?newSession=true&loadBalanced=true&sport=wrestling&TIM=1515094146755&pageName=&ie=false&frameSize=893

  7. 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)



    Dustin Nosko (20-2) Evansville Mater Dei (12)



    Sam Wildeman (34-1) Evansville Mater Dei (12)



    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.

  8. 16 hours ago, maligned said:

    Man, I loved lots of sports and I'm trying to expose my two girls to lots of different things at their young age--but the evidence for eventually making a choice if you have next-level goals is just so hard to ignore. The age of specialization and year-round competition from an early age didn't exist before the 1990s. It picked up steam and reached a tipping point in the late 1990s that gave birth in the early 2000s to an ongoing golden age of individual wrestling in Indiana.

    Number of 4-time state champs from 1953-2003: 1

    Number of 4-timers from 2004-2017: 5

    3 or 4-timers by decade: 1960s--2, 1970s--2, 1980s--2, 1990s--2,  2000s--7, 2010s not including '18 & '19 grads--5

    If you want to do something special in a skill, there's simply no substitute for time invested in that specific skill. All the research points to it--from music to sports to computer programming. This is just to say, I get your dilemma as a father. You want your son to do the things he enjoys and have diverse experiences, but it's hard to ignore the potential at his disposal and the limited time he has to maximize it.

    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?

    12 hours ago, Mattyb said:

    Let’s factor in college dollars also... We have kids here in our town who are solid football players getting full rides. NCAA FBS schools get 85 full rides per team. While wrestling gets 9.9. I know of state champs (best of our best) that are getting 15% to start their college careers. 

    With this said... I would love to say if your son has D1 talent in both sports... then wrestling is the best! You should just do that! But... that is simply not true. 

    Saying  this on a wrestling forum is tough for me. But... if your boy has D1 football talent / size and likes football... then he should keep that option open. He would most likely get way more money to play football. 

    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.