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Best wrestler to never make it to state?

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I know we have a topic similar to this. What are your opinions on who was the best wrestler to never even make it to state due to a bad draw, upset, etc.?

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Trezdon O'Neal from Hamilton Hieghts, finished his career 133-12 and never made it, also Caleb Maddox 144-24. I believe both were 4 time SSQ.

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Howdly doodly. I think Maddox and Blades were definitely strong wrestlers. They simply had bad luck.

 

"Call me daddy" - Coach Smith

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Jade McCammon of Sullivan was a 4-timer to semi-state when you still had to be top 3 at regional.   He also had some nice success nationally in Greco-Roman.  But he couldn't get out of Evansville.

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Just talking about him last nite Nick Ettiene Avon 4 time ticket rounder. Probably not along the lines of some of the others but for a guy who didn't start wrestling til 6th grade, not bad.

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Doug Dick Warren Central '93.  His sophomore year, he had an outstanding season at 103 and won his regional.  He drew the loser of regional matchup Jason Terry-Marlin Stewart, both state champs, in the ticket round at NC SS, losing a close one.  Junior year at 119, another great season, Marion Co champ, and he severely separated is shoulder in the regional final.  Senior year at 125, again dominant season, won Marion Co again, easily beating in the finals the guy who finished 3rd at state that year.  Tore multiple ligaments in his ankle a couple days before sectionals.

    Doug beat multiple state qualifiers/placers at his weight all 3 years in high school.  (Back then, the freshmen were at the Jr High in Warren Township.)  While not yet a title contender at his weight as a sophomore, I think he was among the top 8, and no doubt top 16.  He WAS good enough to compete for a state title as a Jr and Sr.  That is not just biased speculation if he wan't hurt.  The state champ at Doug's weight Jr year was MIke Daily of Batesville.  I wrestled Daily 6 times the previous summer in freestyle and greco splitting 3-3.  The next year Lee Marks of Hammond won Doug's weight class.  I was 1-2 against him in freestyle.  So I know how good the best at his weights were, and I know how good Doug was, because I wrestled him almost every day in practice.  He was right there with them.       

 

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Maybe not the best, but Jeremy Hill is up there for me. I think 3x ticket rounder, Al Smith champion over his weight class' eventual 4th placer his senior year, and ranked 5th, getting upset in the ticket round.

Another interesting Jimtown kid was the youngest Kallimani at 145 back in '98.  He was undefeated, the Al Smith champ, and had numerous wins over Goshen's Yoder, who won the semi-state easily and ended up 4th at state.  Unfortunately, Kallimani was suspended before semi-state his senior year.  I'm almost certain he was never at state other years.

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Jeremey Kempf from Evansville reitz , he ever make it ?

Yes, he did twice. Lost to Cooper Samuels in the Evansville Semi-State semi finals in 2005 and lost to him in the finals in 2006.

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Jade Mccammon 4X ticket rounder (4x sectional champ, 3x regional champ, placed 7th freestyle in Fargo and 4th Greco in Fargo)

 

Fresh- lost to Craig Macke mater Dei

Soph- lost to Matt coughlin mater Dei

Junior- lost to Joel Jeffries martinsville

Senior- lost to Joe Lehman mater Dei

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Alfred Warren from Mooresville. He was the younger brother of '06 state champion, Alex Warren. Alfred was 37-0 his senior year and ranked #4 but was upset in the ticket round. He also had one loss his junior year and I believe four his sophomore year.

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Hunter Hughes- Jeffersonville- 4x ticket rounder I believe he even beat the state champ one year

 

 

He did beat the state champ on three occasions his senior year. Mitch Robb from New Albany.  Robb only owned one victory over him out of four that season.

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From Garrett HS, I can think of Jace German (I believe he was spladled in the ticket round two years in a row), and Logan Lee who held wins over some great wrestlers (Brooks Faurote, Todd Batt, Jake Anderson, Riley Lefever etc.)

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I was always shocked that Jake Gross from Lowell never made it out of semi-state

Howdly doodly. Very true, I was too shocked.

 

"Great hips" - Coach Rude

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What about Joe Robinson Evansville Central , was ranked as high as #2 his senior year , but got DQ'd from advancing to regionals because he flicked of the MD crowd at sectionals

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