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This event doesn’t get enough love in my opinion. I do realize that the number of states coming is not as it once was. Still some good wrestling! 

Indiana gold is stacked! Great shot to win it. Has Indiana ever won it? 

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34 minutes ago, Mattyb said:

 

Indiana gold is stacked! Great shot to win it. Has Indiana ever won it? 

Several time it’s been IL edging us out for the title, but IN has came out on top a few previous times if I recall correctly.  Ohio’s jump in the mix a few years too. 

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Just now, Mattyb said:

Predicting a Indiana win this time round. Anybody see it any different? 

Giving up 6 at 106 isn't going to help. They should just wrestle Illinois in the first round and get everything done with. Sadly this event is a shadow of a once really tough and respected event. Seven Indiana teams is a tad ridiculous for a "national" event.

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3 minutes ago, Y2CJ41 said:

Giving up 6 at 106 isn't going to help. They should just wrestle Illinois in the first round and get everything done with. Sadly this event is a shadow of a once really tough and respected event. Seven Indiana teams is a tad ridiculous for a "national" event.

I just saw that!!! What the heck? What happened there? Blue has a 106. And... I agree with the national tag. 

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4 hours ago, Mattyb said:

Minor upset... The always dangerous Logan Boe is at 145 and knocks off Warren. 

Boe knows how to put on a show. Nothing short of a gamer, love watching him compete.

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3 of the top 6 teams will be Indiana teams. 

Illinois, Colorado  and Kentucky the other 3 teams in the gold pool. 

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2 hours ago, bergwrestler said:

Boe knows how to put on a show. Nothing short of a gamer, love watching him compete.

spladle master! 

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32 minutes ago, rhayes said:

How are these Indiana teams selected? 

The event is for none seniors. Each state sponsor gets to decide who they want to make up their team.  Ideally we should see some of the top none seniors from the surrounding state but that doesn’t always pan out.  

In Indiana’s case, Indiana Blue and Gold teams are originally the the highest placing none senior from our state.   If the wrestlers choose not to participate the coaches try to go down the placement order to the best of their ability to fill in the lineup.  The additional Indiana Renegade teams are selected by the coaches and are generally comprises of mainly semi-state qualifiers with a few state qualifiers if they are still available.

 

It’s a good event but it would be nice to see some of the top talent from the mid-west/Big 10 states show up to the event  to help bring more national attention to the competition. 

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  Indiana gold won as a team smashing Illinois in the final 45-15.  Undefeated wrestlers were....113 Seltzer, 120 Littel, 126 Mendez, 132 Viduya, 138 Frieje, 152 Noehre 170 walker and 195 Silas.
Silas also won MOW. 7-0 6 pins and a tech fall.

 

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It was a great meet.

 

Having Minnesota, Georgia, and Michigan back in the mix next year will make it ever better. 

 

To my knowledge, John Cook enjoys Illinois’s presence and talks graciously of their organizers.

 

There have been talks about shifting the event further away from spring break.

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Some additional info regarding the tournament.  Aside from a dominating performance by IN Gold.......the Blue team competed extremely well and captured 3rd place. 

Excluding the stand out performances......a couple others from the Gold team that deserve acknowledged, begins with Deters.  The young man lost 1 match all weekend and really wrestled at a high level.  Chundi did awesome filling in for Cottey.  He arguably got one of the biggest wins in the final by knocking off Illinois 106 (1-0), in at that point....a tied dual.  He was an octopus in the top position all 3rd period.

Irrick showed incredible heart finishing his final bout.  With about 30 seconds left in the match.  He appeared to completely blow out his knee.  The young man literally hopped back to the center, and painfully finished the match to ensure we only gave up 3, having to then be carried to the training table.  Trainers on hand speculated complete tears of his ACL and MCL.  Dorian Keys also suffered a likely ligament injury in his knee the day before.  Landon Boe had a pretty major ankle break as well.  Genuine prayers are appreciated for these warriors.

On a final note......Kentucky’s top team is MUCH improved.  They were pretty Fresh/Soph heavy as well.  Not sure if the KY kids are traveling more or what, but they were hard nosed from top to bottom.  And had a couple kids who are right there on that “elite” level.  Was surprised, and very impressed by their upward trajectory as a state.

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