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Everything posted by nkraus

  1. nkraus

    Garrett RTC **Returns Tomorrow 3/12**

    Coach DeVaux actually coached me for a year at Trine. Fantastic coach with a lot of knowledge!
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    Team State Vote-In Results

    Can you bump the thread of the final scores? I'm going to discuss it with my AD
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    Team State Vote-In Results

    eyyyyy good idea!
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    Team State Vote-In Results

    Yes. All valid points and good talk. Again, I seriously don't have a solution and it is hard to predict. It was a cool tournament the last two years and I'll be sad to not be a part of it this year. As for my comments above it was not a knock on any team or kids listed. Purely opinion and perception.
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    Team State Vote-In Results

    My initial argument doesn't matter if it's Rochester, Southridge, or somebody else that is in. I'm blown away that we didn't get back in. I wasn't so much hung up on the Peru argument. That was more my buddy lol. I don't care who we could have potentially replaced. And after more research, maybe Gavit got hosed. Simply put, some teams make it based on where they're at and I don't know that the adjustments do justice. Something needs to be changed. I don't have an answer as to what! For example, Jimtown brings some good kids back, and would kill us at an individual tourney with their firepower. It's not unreasonable to think we COULD win 8-9 matches against them in a dual. Some of their returners our returners have beat. Now, we would be likely coming back from down 18 with those studs, but who is to say we couldn't beat them in a dual next year? I am NOT saying we beat them, but I'm saying maybe we could. So that being said, let's just assume for my argument that Jimtown will be undefeated going into team state with their toughest match being New Prairie before team state. (unless their schedule changes) So Jimtown gets seeded top 4 hypothetically and will probably place top 4. So if we could have a dual that is right there neck and neck or possibly beat Jimtown it seems wrong we aren't there. This is not a knock on JImtown. They are freakin' tough and placed 5th this year and had a crazy tourney team. It's just an example of a team that could possibly be beat in a dual, at least a nice dual, but we couldn't touch in a tourney. Yes the 152 was a specific, but the 6 regional qualifiers compared to 10 was not directed at anybody...I made two numbers up and went with that...the comment about teams getting kids through to regional was actually about a different regional on the other side of the state where they qualified this year and actually may have scored more points than us in qualifying the prior year. At least the scoring was close. I do not have a better alternative. I'm just griping and it doesn't seem right.
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    Team State Vote-In Results

    To be honest I went back and reread what I said and I really shouldn't have even posted, but you are 100% right
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    Team State Vote-In Results

    The schedule makes a difference to me. Just one example, because I've got to get back to work, but one of the returners from a team that qualified has the same exact record our kid had at the same weight. Our kid tech'd that kid early into the 2nd period. I think that could be the case at a few weight classes. Sure we didn't have the best schedule in the state, but it was pretty good this year. We had numerous times this year where our .500 kid would beat a kid who was 25-10, or whatever. Our individuals ran into Al Smith, Yorktown, Jimtown x2, Prairie Heights x3, Central Noble x 2, Carroll x2/3 times, Indian Creek, Wawassee, Northridge, Leo, and other good individuals and decent teams. So, just looking at Heights, Jimtown, Yorktown, Carroll, and Central Noble you could see how some of my middle light weights could rack up some losses.
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    Team State Vote-In Results

    Yes, the whole set up feels ridiculous to me. We are returning runner ups! The other kids: Only 3-2, but was 500 as a sophomore and was behind a Semi State Qualifier and a Regional Qualifier this season, who had a winning record.(The 3-2 kid had beaten the kid in wrestle offs, but never won the series and couldn't get into our lineup.) The second was 11-6 and stuck behind the Shearer brothers, but did have a solid win over a regional qualifier.(again, couldn't get in the lineup) The third was a Regional Qualifier the prior year as a sophomore with a winning record who will be back next year and was not with us this year. ALL OF YOUR POINTS ARE VERY SOLID, but I'm not even making it just about those other teams. I researched all of the available vote in teams and researched the teams that made it. There are teams that made it because they have 3 absolute studs, or teams that make it because they get so many regional qualifiers based on where they're at. There are teams that automatically qualified because they had 3-4 absolute studs. Does that mean they win a dual against a certain team? Does having 10 returning regional qualifiers from "this regional" make that team better than the team who has 6 returning regional qualifiers from "that regional?" Going into this previous season I had researched teams and already knew ahead of time some teams were in because of the points they accumulated by having Regional Qualifiers. Did they truly belong? Some of those Regional Qualifiers had 4-5 kids in their weight class. So, basically next year if my team gets 12-13 kids to Regional we are automatically in because those kids are underclassmen. We will see how the season goes...maybe we aren't worthy and not very good. The returning runner up thing bothers me. I don't consider our program a flash in the pan so I guess I'm just confident we will be solid again next year. Maybe it's false confidence, but I guess if I didn't have that I wouldn't be a very good person to be leading this job. What about Gavit? I wasn't aware of how well they were doing until I researched them. They went 31-1 in duals and beat New Prairie by a point margin one less than Yorktown beat them. (Both teams won soundly.)
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    P4P king of ‘19

    Curtis and Garcia
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    Team State Vote-In Results

    Actually, we will have 11 kids who have been varsity starters over the last two years. Yes, I did put that in our team state notes/criteria.
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    Team State Vote-In Results

    Just 8. Plus two others kids who have started in the last two years. So 10 of our starters next year will have been starters in the past.
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    Team State Vote-In Results

    Feels ridiculous to me. Garrett has overshot their expectations the last few years. Unseeded and placing 7th, with two injured starters two yeas ago. This season we were seeded 4th and placed 2nd losing 37-33 to Wawassee. So, when in vote in consideration you don't vote the returning runner up who has exceeded expectations the last two, three seasons actually...seems pretty illogical. The "we want new blood in the tournament" would be a pretty crappy argument.
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    NCAA Nationals

    I've been following along on track, but I always miss some Indiana guys. Thanks for your coverage. I know there aren't a lot of responses on here, but I'm reading them, so I appreciate it!!!
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    Garrett RTC **Returns Tomorrow 3/12**

    Had 32 wrestlers in the room with representation from Garrett, Homestead, Dekalb, Carroll, Northrop, Concordia, and Eastside. Solid first club! We will go again Thursday from 6-7:30!
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    Team State Bid Acceptance List

    Without the defensive pin make it 54-21...I just figured a dual between JC and Yorktown and I had Yorktown winning by 18. Obviously we will never know.
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    Team State Bid Acceptance List

    Garrett 60-18 over Jay County...Garrett 41-36 over Yorktown...those are results from this season. Jay County may have been missing a starter when we wrestled them. I'm just not sure that Jay County and Yorktown would have been that close. Just my opinion.
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    2017 vs. 2018

    106: Brayden Curtis (2017) vs. Jacob Moran (2018) Curtis Dec 3-0 '17 113: Alec Viduya (2017) vs. Brayden Curtis (2018) Curtis Dec 3-3 120: Cayden Rooks (2017) vs. Hunter Watts (2018) Rooks Dec 6-3 '17 126: Alec White (2017) vs. Asa Garcia (2018) Garcia Dec 6-6 132: Breyden Bailey (2017) vs. Graham Rooks (2018) Bailey Dec 9-6 '17 138: Brenden Black (2017) vs. Kris Rumph (2018) Black Dec 12-6 '17 145: Brayton Lee (2017) vs. Jordan Slivka (2018) Lee Tech Fall 17-6 '17 152: Joe Lee (2017) vs. Brayton Lee (2018) B. Lee Dec. 17-9 '17 160: Brad Laughlin (2017) vs. Nicholas South (2018) South Dec. 17-12 '17 170: Eli Stock (2017) vs. Noah Warren (2018) Warren Dec. 17-15 '17 182: Jacob Gray (2017) vs. Conner Graber (2018) Graber Dec. 18-17 '18 195: Andrew Davison (2017) vs. Lucas Davison (2018) A. Davison Dec. 20-18 '17 220: Mason Parris (2017) vs. Mason Parris (2018) M. Parris18 Dec. 21-20 '18 285: Evan Ellis (2017) vs. Eli Pokorney (2018) Pokorney Dec. 24-20 Class of 18 wins.
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    Best move under the lights

    I have re-watched Rader's inside trip a half dozen times!
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    Preach. It's so annoying.
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    Wrestling Academies

    Appreciate the kind words...The Garrett Wrestling Club is very inexpensive. Inexpensive, as in....have your Card. Last year we had 3-5 clinicians throughout the summer. Coach Poppe and myself also attended a few clinics and brought back the stuff we liked to Garrett and continued to drill it. We drill 85-90% of the time in my estimation with live situations and some iron man type(FS/Greco, and Folkstyle) live goes. I wrestled in college and had a decently successful career due to being gifted some great instruction from Greg Wagner, Mike Ester, Dan Callahan, John Sheets, Nathan DeVaux, and Anthony Lapsley. Our philosophy is that you're going to get better by having good drill and great partners. Having a million clinicians is great, but where is the consistency? Last year we consistently had Garrett, Carroll, Prairie Heights, Central Noble, Angola, Dekalb, FWCS, and other schools in the room. A large number of the kids who were in our room are wrestling this weekend. I am going to assume wrestling with each other this past spring and summer did not hurt their chances.
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    Carroll Regional

    Any match my kids are involved I won't predict, but here's the other 3 qualifiers from each weight IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER... 106: Teusch, Ester, Dawson 3/4 113: Smith- Goheen, Just, Kuhl 3/4 120: Standridge, George, Heath (Burns and George is a toss up) 3/4 126: Hall, Richard, Saylor, Humphrey (Rooting for Dom in his match though) (Lee Bros connection) 132: Haught, Schrock, Flanagan 3/4 138: Burns, Price, Stonestreet 3/4 145: Leazier, Jenkins, Garrett, Macias 152: Arney, Pettigrew, Bender (Leeper vs. Bender toss up) 3/4 160: Reed, Parrish, Hicks (Bessesen vs. Parrish could be good) 3/4 170: Minnick, Kocks, Hills 3/4 182: Christen, Ruczysnki, Johnson 3/4 195: Gigli, Agnew, Savio 3/4 220: Wicker, Graft, Hart 3/4 285: Leeper, Busch, Ault 3/4
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    Sectional Surprises

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    Sectional Surprises

    Well, being from a different part of the state I don't remember Conley wrestling, but I've read a lot of good things about him. I do remember Sellmer wrestling last year at state though and I was very impressed...Is Sellmer a senior? Has anybody picked him up yet?
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    Who's in,who's out

    I should say---if something really terrible happened and that was the reason the kid quit, then I apologize sincerely!!!