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Mr. Gorilla 2016  

233 members have voted

  1. 1. Vote for ONE!

    • Blake Rypel- Cathedral
      20
    • Brock Hudkins- Danville
      13
    • Cameron Jones- Lawrence North
      3
    • Chad Red- New Palestine
      105
    • Drew Hildebrandt- Penn
      6
    • Drew Hughes- Lowell
      28
    • Evan Eldred- Westfield
      3
    • Gaige Torres- Portage
      1
    • Hunter Mote- Delphi
      0
    • Jacob Covaciu- Merrillville
      20
    • Jake Kleimola- Lake Central
      8
    • Keyaun Murphy- Warren Centr
      2
    • Kobe Woods- Penn
      0
    • Matt McKinney- Warren Central
      0
    • Shawn Streck- Merrillville
      19
    • Steven Lawrence- Portage
      2
    • Trent Pruitt- Warren Central
      2


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We are once again voting for Mr. Gorilla. The fan vote is worth two votes.
 
Here is the criteria:
The criteria for selection will be left intentionally vague as we want a variety of opinions as to who the voters think is the best wrestler. Some general criteria that can be considered is listed here:
1. Must be a senior
2. Undefeated/fewest losses. A midseason loss would not disqualify a wrestler.
3. Domination. Number of pins, tech falls
4. Level of competition.
5. Body of work previous to senior year. State and national resume.
6. Character
7. Grades

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Man, tough call this year.  I've got it narrowed down to Hughes (who was dominant), Streck, Covaciu, Rypel, and Red.

 

Ultimately I have to go with Red.  He capped of an undefeated High School career with his 4th title, beating a nationally ranked opponent in the finals.  The others I've listed are very deserving, Rypel and Streck most notably.  That said, it's pretty much impossible to top Red's accomplishment.

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Depends on how you weigh the criteria. Are you the coach who makes his best players a captain regardless of everything else?

 

We had a two time champ and three time finalist win the mental attitude award.

 

I looked at academic all state and only saw a few guys on that list. Kleiomola and Hildrebrandt? Maybe I missed some. Looked quickly

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I looked at academic all state and only saw a few guys on that list. Kleiomola and Hildrebrandt? Maybe I missed some. Looked quickly

To get on the list your coach has to be a members of the Coaches Association and also remember to submit the grade info before the deadline.  In certain cases one or both of these items may have prevented a seniors listed above from making Academic All-State despite that student having a high academic rating.    

 

Great job to Kleiomola and Hilderbrandt though for being leaders in the classroom, as well as, on the mat.

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To get on the list your coach has to be a members of the Coaches Association and also remember to submit the grade info before the deadline.  In certain cases one or both of these items may have prevented a seniors listed above from making the list despite that person having a high academic rating.    

 

Great job to Kleiomola and Hilderbrandt though for being leaders in the classroom, as well as, on the mat.

Thanks for that correction.  I did not know that. I'm sure there are many more who deserve the recognition.  

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Depends on how you weigh the criteria. Are you the coach who makes his best players a captain regardless of everything else?

 

We had a two time champ and three time finalist win the mental attitude award.

 

I looked at academic all state and only saw a few guys on that list. Kleiomola and Hildrebrandt? Maybe I missed some. Looked quickly

Mote is on that list as well.

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This is a crazy strong year but there is still a clear cut winner in my eyes.  Honestly there are 4 who it could be argued "deserve" the award

 

RED

 

Hughes, Streck, Rypel.

 

 

 

 

 

Hudkins Covaciu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone else

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