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While you were paying attention to the individual tournament the past few weeks, some dramatic matches were going on that earned teams' positions at Team State for next year. Here are 5 situations that earned the individuals' teams their spot:

 

Richmond Regional 170 first round:

2-seed Jake Orschell of Franklin County edges 3-seed Hines of New Castle, 8-6.

Without the win, the senior Orschell's team would have tied with Lawrenceburg in Team State qualification points and the tiebreaker would have left FC in the vote-in process.

 

LaPorte Sectional 160 consolation match:

Freshman 4-seed Christopher Mays of New Prairie upsets 2-seed Ware of Michigan City by the score of 6-4 with an overtime takedown. If he places 4th, even though he advanced to regional, his team would not have qualified automatically for Team State.

 

Fort Wayne Semi-State 195 first round:

New Haven Senior Devonte Brown will replay his semi-state 11-7 quarterfinal defeat to Herrera of Kokomo for the rest of his life. But probably unknowingly, he ensured his school's first appearance at Team State when he first beat Carroll's Thomas as a 4-seed over a 1-seed at regional and then earned a hard-fought 8-5 win over Watson of Yorktown in the first round at semi-state.

 

Evansville Semi-State 138 first round:

Castle's struggles at semi-state this year have been well-documented. Perhaps less so is the fact that freshman Robert Deters' first round 4-3 nail-biter over Bradburn of Edgewood moved Castle into Team State for the second year in a row as they avoided a crowded 3A vote-in pool.

 

East Chicago Semi-State: Penn first round:

Penn earned its automatic bid to Team State by the slimmest of margins--1 point. If we look back at the East Chicago semi-state, we find that Light at 106, DeMein at 120, Hochstedler at 195, and Vakalahi at 220 all won very slim decisions in the first round. If any one of those had been a loss, Penn would be waiting out the vote-in process.

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While you were paying attention to the individual tournament the past few weeks, some dramatic matches were going on that earned teams' positions at Team State for next year. Here are 5 situations that earned the individuals' teams their spot:

 

Richmond Regional 170 first round:

2-seed Jake Orschell of Franklin County edges 3-seed Hines of New Castle, 8-6.

Without the win, the senior Orschell's team would have tied with Lawrenceburg in Team State qualification points and the tiebreaker would have left FC in the vote-in process.

 

LaPorte Sectional 160 consolation match:

Freshman 4-seed Christopher Mays of New Prairie upsets 2-seed Ware of Michigan City by the score of 6-4 with an overtime takedown. If he places 4th, even though he advanced to regional, his team would not have qualified automatically for Team State.

 

Fort Wayne Semi-State 195 first round:

New Haven Senior Devonte Brown will replay his semi-state 11-7 quarterfinal defeat to Herrera of Kokomo for the rest of his life. But probably unknowingly, he ensured his school's first appearance at Team State when he first beat Carroll's Thomas as a 4-seed over a 1-seed at regional and then earned a hard-fought 8-5 win over Watson of Yorktown in the first round at semi-state.

 

Evansville Semi-State 138 first round:

Castle's struggles at semi-state this year have been well-documented. Perhaps less so is the fact that freshman Robert Deters' first round 4-3 nail-biter over Bradburn of Edgewood moved Castle into Team State for the second year in a row as they avoided a crowded 3A vote-in pool.

 

East Chicago Semi-State: Penn first round:

Penn earned its automatic bid to Team State by the slimmest of margins--1 point. If we look back at the East Chicago semi-state, we find that Light at 106, DeMein at 120, Hochstedler at 195, and Vakalahi at 220 all won very slim decisions in the first round. If any one of those had been a loss, Penn would be waiting out the vote-in process.

True to a point, but that is like saying the last wrestler in a meet is responsible for the win or loss of the event (if it is in reach of something they do). All the other matches that took place as a whole created the situation.

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True to a point, but that is like saying the last wrestler in a meet is responsible for the win or loss of the event (if it is in reach of something they do). All the other matches that took place as a whole created the situation.

Of course. But the ones at the margins are the interesting ones to rehash.

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While you were paying attention to the individual tournament the past few weeks, some dramatic matches were going on that earned teams' positions at Team State for next year. Here are 5 situations that earned the individuals' teams their spot:

 

Richmond Regional 170 first round:

2-seed Jake Orschell of Franklin County edges 3-seed Hines of New Castle, 8-6.

Without the win, the senior Orschell's team would have tied with Lawrenceburg in Team State qualification points and the tiebreaker would have left FC in the vote-in process.

 

LaPorte Sectional 160 consolation match:

Freshman 4-seed Christopher Mays of New Prairie upsets 2-seed Ware of Michigan City by the score of 6-4 with an overtime takedown. If he places 4th, even though he advanced to regional, his team would not have qualified automatically for Team State.

 

Fort Wayne Semi-State 195 first round:

New Haven Senior Devonte Brown will replay his semi-state 11-7 quarterfinal defeat to Herrera of Kokomo for the rest of his life. But probably unknowingly, he ensured his school's first appearance at Team State when he first beat Carroll's Thomas as a 4-seed over a 1-seed at regional and then earned a hard-fought 8-5 win over Watson of Yorktown in the first round at semi-state.

 

Evansville Semi-State 138 first round:

Castle's struggles at semi-state this year have been well-documented. Perhaps less so is the fact that freshman Robert Deters' first round 4-3 nail-biter over Bradburn of Edgewood moved Castle into Team State for the second year in a row as they avoided a crowded 3A vote-in pool.

 

East Chicago Semi-State: Penn first round:

Penn earned its automatic bid to Team State by the slimmest of margins--1 point. If we look back at the East Chicago semi-state, we find that Light at 106, DeMein at 120, Hochstedler at 195, and Vakalahi at 220 all won very slim decisions in the first round. If any one of those had been a loss, Penn would be waiting out the vote-in process.

 Lets just say Penn was real lucky at the 120 lb match over Harrison as they won that on a very questionable call.    It cold have been Penn not Harrison, that is waiting  for the  verdict from   the "Comittee of Power".

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 Lets just say Penn was real lucky at the 120 lb match over Harrison as they won that on a very questionable call.    It cold have been Penn not Harrison, that is waiting  for the  verdict from   the "Comittee of Power".

If we start on that one again this post will get the 'lock down'.

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"Richmond Regional 170 first round:

2-seed Jake Orschell of Franklin County edges 3-seed Hines of New Castle, 8-6.

Without the win, the senior Orschell's team would have tied with Lawrenceburg in Team State qualification points and the tiebreaker would have left FC in the vote-in process."

 

Dang that Hines kid! You had one job! Ha - I'm teasing, of course. But he is aware that if he could have pulled off the upset his friends at Shenandoah could have won their first-ever regional.

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Looking back at that thread...conspiracy theorists might say: A former Caveman was being criticized and another former Caveman, who is a Board Administrator, didn't like it. Just a thought, on my way to Roswell...

 

I just said if you wanna complain become an official and then got threatened to be fought....Guy didn't even say hi at BLF

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I just said if you wanna complain become an official and then got threatened to be fought....Guy didn't even say hi at BLF

Fortunately the Clark v. Samuels match was awesome, because prior to that I just kept waiting for the Fabio v. Bobo match....  Maybe next year???

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