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sslaymon

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  1. Let the good times roll

    Just as your title says, let it roll. Plenty of good matches will happen when everyone kicks off their first tournament. Some good matches will continue throughout the year and best story line of all is who gets hot during the state run and most importantly at state. Ready to get it underway.
  2. Fight Shorts/shirt

    Straight from NFHS.org Website Just remember it has to be a school issued uniform, so wrestlers can't wear their own personal items. I'm not sure how many teams will be changing over to the new uniform yet, but I imagine here in a few years that will be what the majority of them are wearing. Our club is giving these as part of registration instead of singlets this year.
  3. IHSGW Girls State

    Just wondering, since this is fairly new, is this allowed for girls that are not part of the high school wrestling team? We are starting a girls club program and some high school aged girls are interested. They however are not interested in joining the school's team but our club program. Would they be able to participate in this, or is it for high school team wrestlers only? And thank you for putting this together. Girls wrestling is on the rise because people like you, putting in the work to get things done.
  4. Not this tournament, but maybe they left their shoes at home, went back to get them(when he was already at the tournament school) and then missed weigh ins. True story. He didn't even think to weight in before going back to get his shoes.
  5. Weight Lifting on Game Day

    The Strength and Conditioning coach we have now (new as of 2 years ago) has all athletes on the same routines. Right now our wrestlers are doing the same workouts as all APC athletes, which do the same workouts whether in season or not. So any wrestler, basketball, swimmer that is in APC during winter season will continue with the typical APC workouts, which in winter is a lot of power lifting/bulking routines but still has a mix of lifts.
  6. Weight Lifting on Game Day

    Since our school is football focused, they sometimes have our guys doing max outs day before or day of meets. Not a fan of that but some lifting is fine. Some select lifts and proper reps could help loosen up some muscles before matches though.
  7. ISWA Chairman Vote Keith Davison

    And I forgot, to say thank you Joe for giving guys a chance to voice their platform and thoughts for running for a position. In the past, that I'm aware of, there hasn't really been much of a chance for individuals that want to run to get heard by outsiders. Who knows, all 17 that tuned in last night could be the difference in who sits in the Chairman's spot when done. I don't do a whole lot of socializing around tournaments and will admit I'm not very active outside our own club, so in the past I kind of blindly followed the pack on leaders for our state. This gives someone like me a chance to hear what others think and how they might improve our overall wrestling experience.
  8. Reaching out to Girls

    We are starting a girls only group within our club. I was wondering how some of you others have gone about by spreading the word and reaching to attract them to our sport. Football is our biggest target for our area for boys. Was wondering besides yard signs and such to help get the word out. I'm posting on social media sites and tagging some of our women's programs in if someone follows them they can potentially see our program. What have you guys done to help bring awareness to a girls program?
  9. ISWA meeting/Trip Crown/Election this Sunday

    ARTICLE IV. THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CORPORATION Section 1. The Governing Body of the Corporation shall be made up of the following: E) Each Wrestling Club Representative shall have one vote for their club at the Annual Meeting as well as all called meetings of the Corporation. This vote must be cast in person by a duly authorized officer of the club. This authorization must be on file with the ISWA Secretary at any meeting where this vote may be cast. This officer must be listed on the current club application. To me this sounds like any of the board members can make the vote for the club, as long as in attendance. It sounds like if you're not on the board, but representing the club at the meeting, then you need the club's authorization to cast the vote. Can someone clarify? My wife is the treasurer for us, will be attending the meeting and she will be voting on our behalf.
  10. ISWA Chairman Vote Keith Davison

    Listened off and on while feeding my lil guy. Good answers and ideas to help create a better connection from wrestler, coaches and board members(club and ISWA itself). Sounds like he has some pretty good background with 501's and if he can help bring in good fundraisers as well, that'd be a huge bonus. Some of the cost for the trips have hindered good wrestlers from attending.
  11. If you know anyone looking for a youth club to be active with, and they are in the Greenwood/Whiteland area or anywhere, we are looking for some more long term help. My resources and time are getting thin now that our little boy is here and parent help has been very few and far between. We have a coach that will be with us for a while but looking for another or 2 to help fill in as well. We are looking for help with any of our groups and hoping for someone to help come in and fill a solid roll in the program. Hopefully not just a bystander coach, but someone that wants to take it to another level beyond what I've been able to do. I will continue to be with the program, but be there as over sight, guidance and continuing to run the overall program. We've got a youth non-competition program, beginner and advanced group. We are also introducing a girls only program this year. So plenty of opportunities to get some coaching experience in. If you know anyone that is on the south side of Indy that is interested please give them my email and I'd be glad to bring them in. Thanks, Shawn Slaymon shawn.slaymon@gmail.com
  12. UWW Cadets and University Nationals

    One our former wrestlers is in the 54kg freestyle class, Phillip(Tristan) Chapman, who now is wrestling in North Carolina.
  13. NFHS Rule Changes

    I'm a fan of the wrestler in control is in and opponent is on line, near fall and fall being there. Don't care either way for the shirt/short combo or singlet, but if it somehow magically makes out numbers increase by 25% like they want, then sure.
  14. Favorite wrestling moment ever!

    Own: Long day at Tournament of Champions, getting the crap beat out of me by Ryan Churella in quarters and placing. Coach: My daughters first match this season. Fan: The HWT match for 3rd/4th was pretty entertaining.
  15. I'd advise you build it in Whiteland. Second the projector, screen and computer/tablet setup. Could be good way to show film directly in room.
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