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  1. Central Athletic Officials Association is hosting the 2nd annual Coaches dinner at Delta tonight at 7:00. All coaches (and officials) are welcome. We will discuss new rules (out of bounds, uniforms, weigh in procedures, etc) and other issues. There will also be an open Q&A with State interpreter Jim Russel. There are several critical rules and points of emphasis changes this year so this will be a great opportunity to discuss these and other items with the State interpreter. The association is having Bird's BBQ cater the event. Address is 3400 State Rd 28 Muncie IN. For more info email or text Randal Hayes 317-809-5309 randal.hayes@gmail.com
  2. Open room 6:00-7:30. Anyone with a ISWA card welcome.
  3. Injury default question

    The wrestler chopped the arm very hard, "swung from left field", the other wrestler's elbow severely dislocated. Match was stopped immediately, wrestler was giving an unnecessary roughness penalty. Before the 2 minute recovery time expired, the injured wrestler's coach injury defaulted, allowing the other wrestler to continue in the tourney. Great sportsmanship by all in involved, including the offending wrestler, he did not intentionally hurt the other wrestler and was very upset as well.
  4. Indiana Forfeit Data 2016

    You need to make the sport more fan friendly, The really good wrestlers do it because they love it. The average kids want recognition. You bring in more fans, the kids will show up to wrestle! Make the dual meets more fun. Maybe do the half time thing like college, have some sort of entertainment or fan activities during it. Have the big team entrance with music, lights, smoke, etc, I know as adults these things don't seem important, it does to a teenager! Quite frankly, wrestling isn't cool to most high schoolers, it's boring, they don't understand the rules, Make it fun for them! Change the point system so you can have more triple duals. Listen, I have been involved in wrestling for 40 years and I love it. But I don't want to go every Saturday and watch a super 6! The average fan won't do it. Have triple duals instead, a lot more people will come. You must cultivate rivalys again. Super 6's and super 8's have killed most of them. Don't want to get into a bunch of "back in the day" but I have to a little bit to make my point. My school's dual meets had fans in the thousands a lot of the time, and never under the 100's. It is because the school, coaches, and parents always made them a big deal. Plus, we never wrestled our main rivals in a super 6, always a dual or triple dual. That is how we even kept full jv and freshman teams. Who wouldn't want to wrestle in front of that many people? Changing to the shorts and compression T is probably a good idea too.
  5. Indianas best

    184 John Ginther, 3x All American Arizona State.
  6. Perry Meridian @ Cathedral tonight at 7p

    Good points Wrestling Scholar. Here are a couple of lines out of the Preseason bulletin, as stalling is a point of emphasis this year. "Each wrestler is required to make an honest attempt to stay within the 10-foot circle and wrestle aggressively, regardless of position or the time or score of the match, Action is to be maintained throughout the match by the contestants wrestling aggressively." A good official knows that not making the stalling call when its called for affects the outcome just as much as making the call. He doesn't watch the clock, he watches the action. "Stalling should be called anytime in the match that one wrestler is being put at a disadvantage because of inactivity by the other wrestler." Wrestler builds a substantial lead in the first 2 periods and then hangs on in the third. Just because he was aggressive in the prior periods does not give him the right to shut it down in the 3rd. Stalling should be called whenever it occurs. I was not at the meet last night, nor do I know who the official was. These are general statements about calling stalling.
  7. I believe Delta made it in the top 5 at one point.
  8. Willis Might have Surgery

    Duck, did you even wrestle? Your comments on this site make me wonder. If you did, did you put in the time to be any good? Did you make it out of the sectional? When you put in the extra work to be as good as Willis is, it is nearly impossible to not give it your best shot at the title, 2 years left or not. You were not on the mat to hear the conversation between the trainers, the coaches, the officials, and the wrestler. Maybe the trainer suggested he not wrestle, see how it feels in an hour and re evaluate. That would make sense wouldn't it? In high school, my sophomore year I separated my shoulder, wrestled anyway (5th), junior year broken wrist, (runner up), had surgery 3 days later, senior yr. I snapped a tendon in my ankle in the semi state finals (ranked #1 at the time), tried to wrestle anyway. It may not be the smartest thing, but when you give everything you have to get there and you are that close to your dream, you can't just walk away. Willis should not be boo'd, he obvioulsy worked way to hard to ever deserve that. I saw Willis several times over the course of the year, he gets my respect! You say he took a free ride to the finals? He won just as many matches to get there as everyone else!
  9. Janney/Travis Match

    It is dificult to get consistancy with judgement calls. It's also different if you are in the stands or on the mat (not knocking fans knowledge, it just is a different angle). Most officials will call the line tighter if there is no action (which the N.F. added this option to officials in the rule book this year), but if there is a scoring opportunity they will let it go a little longer. Give the more aggressive wrestler a chance. High school mats are not big enough to call it like college. The fleeing call with the HWT match was obvious (in my opinion). The Merr. wrestler's first turn to the line was not fleeing but a natural defense to the single, but when the Ytown wrestler pulled him back in and the Merr. wrestler turned again, he had other options and did not choose any of them. That is fleeing. Randal Hayes Official
  10. Off-season weight lifting workouts

    Detassling corn will give you an unbelievable grip and bailing hay will give you amazing strength and stamina!
  11. Best Wrestling Song Ever!!

    Vision Quest came out in 1985, the week of State. As most of you will remember, due to a snow storm state was postponed to the follow week and held at New Castle. A lot of the teams stayed in hotels in Muncie on Friday night (there was no Friday night round that year). Several of the Delta wrestlers went to see Vision Quest that night. The theater was packed with wrestlers from all over the state. Pretty cool to see the best wrestling movie of all time with 100 or so fellow wrestlers! I still use that sound track when I work out or run.
  12. Friday

    Back when Delta was on top the school had a pep rally in the morning, then the whole school tailgated to the Marriot hotel (basically reserved the entire hotel). My understanding was, it was a great party! Then tailgated back, escorted to the school by firetrucks for another pep rally. Great memories.
  13. State Ranked wrestlers that only wrestle

    Is this thread relevent to anything? Why do you want to make a list?
  14. Refs need to quit peeing down their legs and call stalling. What a ridiculous statement. Every time stalling is called the coaches yell and scream how could that possibly be stalling? When it is not called those same coaches scream and yell that the other kid is running, riding the hips, blocking, take your pick! Fans and coaches are looking at the match from a particular angle, officials are looking at it from a neutral position. Do you know what stalling is in every position? I will help you with that, no. Officials have meetings and discussions, watch videos, read bulletins, all on stalling to learn how to detect it and determine who is causing the stalling. It is a judgment call, not your judgment, not the mom and dads in the stands that have never seen a rule book, not the coach in the corner trying to get every advantage for his wrestler, the official's judgment, the only person with no dog in the fight.
  15. Best Hospitality Rooms Ever

    I officiated at B. South last year for regionals and must admit, the spread was pretty awsome. The food table went the length of the entire cafeteria.