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  1. 14 points
    Just want to thank all the Indiana wrestling fans that came to Carver Hawkeye Arena to cheer on Jesse(70+). Jesse definitely had the loudest crowd besides the 2 Iowa commits. Also thank you to the Joe, Mike, and Caleb for coming out(even got to see Caleb's sick dance moves). This was an amazing weekend for Jesse and our family. Jesse was really happy with the support he received from everyone and is already talking about coming back next year. Side note: Indiana has had 5 WNO competitors compared to Iowa's 1. Indiana is killing it on the national scene and there is another strong group of young men in middle school that is going to keep that tradition alive. Indiana is and will continue to be respected.
  2. 7 points
    Y2CJ41

    State tournament

    That's for those weak sports that class.
  3. 5 points
    Cosgrove

    What do we do about it?

    We coach and watch our wrestlers kick ass hoping to go onto the next level to wrestle in college and maybe a few go and try making the U.S. world team and Olympics Indiana wrestling has not gone down at all
  4. 4 points
    bwoodjc89

    Brayden Littell injury

    This is my favorite Mattyb post in the history of Mattyb posts. LOL
  5. 4 points
    Mattyb

    What do we do about it?

    Here is what I also see from successful programs (in all sports) is the coaching from the bottom up approach. All programs are going to a few studs. The better programs have 10 or so studs. Guess what???... those are the easiest kids to coach. I see coaches coaching from the top down. Meaning... they spend the majority of time with their suds. Those kids are self motivated, and many times know more than their high school coaches. The successful coaches spend more time with their marginal kids and make them good. This not only builds depth, but makes those kids feel more important to the team. This results in retention, and the strengthening of the program. Show more love to the lesser kids. Let them know that they are a HUGE part of the program, and they are needed. That's another great way to keep kids around. Here is something that the vast majority can relate to: As a youth football coach, I was lucky to have my teams in the "super bowl" every season. All teams have a fairly even draft. All teams have two or three studs. The daddy ball coaches spend the whole practice focusing on their own kids and letting junior and his best buddy run the ball in every practice and every game. The other kids "get" to stand on the line and block. That leads to kids hating youth football and angry parents. Where as the successful youth coaches convince the kids that line play is the most important part of the game (which it is). They also find something that each kid does well, and makes them feel that each kid is the very best at doing that particular thing. The daddy ball coaches just "hide" the weaker kids and focus on junior and the other studs. If a kid is not a striper, give them the rock once a game! Put your studs on the line for a play or two. Let them put their hand in the dirt and help get the "lesser" players a few yards. That approach leads to happy well rounded players and happy parents. Every kid will want to play the following year. The kids will play hard for each other and the wins will come. I truly think that many of us can do a better job of developing our "lesser" wrestlers, and letting them know and feel how important that they are to the team. Let dem studs "put their hands in the dirt". Let them take a little time to build up the 2nd or 3rd tier guys. By doing a better job of this (coaching from the bottom up) we will grow depth and keep kids out. Oh.. by the way... Once the individual tourney starts.... go ahead and play daddy ball, with your best 14!!!!
  6. 4 points
    riley bettich

    What do we do about it?

    AGREED
  7. 4 points
    Y2CJ41

    Is Indiana's wrestling talent decreasing?

    There are way more non-year rounders than there are that wrestle year round. In order for the sport to thrive those that do not wrestle year round need to be there. If not we will become like gymnastics with about 20 teams. Today kids are almost being forced to be one sport athletes. They have to choose whether to be average at multiple sports or good at one. Guys like Mason Parris are an anomaly. Only two of our state champions this year were multi-sport kids(Keys and Fowler) this past year and by my rough calculation only four runner-ups played another sport(Fielden, Willhelm, Aiken, and Cartwright). Our top end talent is as good as it has ever been. Our next tier guys who are 3-5th placers are likely better than they have been in the past, however past that I think our talent levels are down in terms of quantity more than anything.
  8. 3 points
    Congratulations to AJ Poindexter from Harrison (WL) for signing with George Mason. He is projected to wrestle 141, 149. View full signing
  9. 3 points
    Sig40

    Brownsburg - Preseason #1?

    I am not sure on the point system used to score the Individual tournament... so my top 4 teams based on the numbers I assigned place winners is Mater Dei and Cathedral fighting for 1st and the Dogs(Crown Point and Brownsburg) battling for 3rd. We should get a good idea on how the Dogs match up when Brownsburg comes up to CP on Dec 21st for the Carnahan Invite.
  10. 3 points
    In his last two years in high school, Carson only gave up offensive points to one person here in Indiana. That was the in that pretty rough match Friday night his junior season (it was bad). With that said, he’s pretty tough to score on. He wrestled very conservatively this year at state. Just wanted the title. But... I personally think Rypel was ranked number one in the nation for a reason and has to be favored. Just honored to have my son be mentioned in this conversation after he has moved on. He’s really doing well at Ohio. Coaches have expressed that they really like him and he’s doing better then they even thought he would. Him Slivka and Mosconni all should be wrestling at the Michigan State open the first week of November. Saw all of them last week and they are all doing great! Bottom line.. our studs are moving on to D1 and doing great. It would be cool if Slivka and Mosconni would clean their room tho!
  11. 3 points
    Galagore

    What do we do about it?

    Totally agree with this post, and this is why I would like to see the wrestling community undergo a shift in mindset toward mat time at the youth level and away from crowning champions. Heck, you could even do pooled groups, wrestle round-robin, and still give the undefeated kid a medal at the end of the day...but allowing the struggling kids to wrestle other struggling kids is important for retention, growth, and learning of the sport overall. It is just as important as having the gifted kids wrestle other gifted kids...even if it's just one match out of the day.
  12. 3 points
    Y2CJ41

    What do we do about it?

    Duals are great and I am glad the IHSAA mandated six duals for teams. However there comes a caveat, it's GOOD duals, duals that are rivalries or meaningful go a long way to attracting casual fans. Not nearly as many people will go see Brownsburg vs. Danville or a school they will beat by 60+. The key with duals is make it special, we have said it before DJ's, make it a favorite teacher night, throw out t-shirts, etc. If it's cool to go to, more casual fans including students will show up.
  13. 2 points
    Mattyb

    Brayden Littell injury

    Chad... Sorry to hear about the injury. I did talk to him at length last Thursday (days after he hurt it). He was and great spirits, but told me that it could be bad. He was still drilling and showing stuff. He was helping others prepare for Super 32. Because... that is what leaders do! He has made an excellent choice to go to Ohio. Those boys will have a bed for him this summer when he is ready! Sorry that it had to end like this, but there’s sooo many good times ahead! Keep your heads up! O-U-Oh-Yeah
  14. 2 points
    Mattyb

    College practice starts today!

    Got a couple of my main guys from TheCounty at Wabash this season. Dem boys have been working hard. Not fooling us Unc. Look forward to seeing your boy kick butt this year! I got a real cool Wabash wrestling hat for the season too!
  15. 2 points
    Y2CJ41

    Purdue and IU Recruiting

    Both schools are picking up very solid kids already this fall for multiple classes Indiana's Class of 2020 Derek Gilcher 157/165 from Detroit Central Catholic Nico Bolivar 133 from Oak Park River Forest Indiana's Class of 2021 Henry Porter 141/149 from Gilroy, California Purdue's Class of 2020 Gerrit Nijenhuis 184 from Canon-McMillian, Pennsylvania Jacob Rundell 125 from Oak Park River Forest Purdue's Class of 2021 Dustin Norris 125/133 from Lasalle, Ohio Feel free to add more as they are getting harder to keep track of with so many early ones.
  16. 2 points
    QuinnHarris

    Matt Lee to Penn State?

    He is signed up for Super 32 under Lee Homeschool, can't wait to see how he does at the next level with his brothers, an amazing family that has raised 3 amazing young men.
  17. 2 points
    Defense soap will be sending a care package for the raffle. Awesome product. https://www.defensesoap.com/
  18. 2 points
    base

    What do we do about it?

    A couple ideas for youth programs 1. Get the parents together. Hold a cookout, or maybe during your youth practice have a coach take time to do a "parent clinic". Figure out who the most "likeable" parent is and ask them to be the ambassador for the other parents - do NOT pick the parent that wants to run everything but not many people like cause that will drive people away. The more the parents become friends, the more likely it is that their young wrestler will be back next season. If they enjoy spending time with each other, it's also more likely that one wrestler going to a weekend tourney in the spring will bring more along with them. 2. Early in the youth season get an inexpensive package of cool-looking clothes together and see if the parents will buy it or get sponsors to help cover costs where parents cant. When a little kid gets a "pro headgear" or "real wrestling shoes" they are now a real wrestler. If the tshirt you get them is super cool, it might be their favorite shirt they wear every other day to school and other kids see that stuff especially if a bunch of them are wearing them 3. Communicate! Let the parents know ahead of time what is coming up, what the kids are working on, etc. Seems like every other youth sport has practice on specific nights every week with a game on saturday. With youth wrestling, try to get with other clubs in your general area and set Monday, Thursday or whatever night as your "meet nights" where clubs can get together and do some round robin wrestling with no pressure just get a lot of matches against some new faces. Wednesday night is bad because that is youth night at many churches. Make those meet nights fun. Don't know if its possible, but try to get the screaming parents away from the mat and into the stands as much as possible so its more of a kid-friendly environment 4. Stress to the kids that the focus is not on winning, but trying the moves that they have been working on. As a parent, it doesn't get much more frustrating to practice double legs all week long, only to get to a match and watch your wrestler dance around and never try a double leg! Reward them for trying moves, not just for winning. In football we used to give helmet sticker awards - not sure what could work for wrestling but try to have someone (maybe the kids parents) keep a tally on how many times they attempt a move even if it doesn't work, then make a big deal out of the counts at the next practice - maybe ask the kids really trying to talk about what they were thinking and if the moves worked for them or not
  19. 2 points
    FCFIGHTER170

    Top 3 Kids at Each Weight

    He might not have placed top 3 but to think silas won state at 195 not giving up a offensive point all season as a cadet is crazy.. he was younger as a sophomore placing 5th at 182 than most 9th graders..he will graduate hardly 17.
  20. 2 points
    Y2CJ41

    What do we do about it?

    Youth wrestling has something like a 53% retention rate. Even though our membership numbers are rather equal from year to year, we have to replace almost half of the kids from year to year. Here is the report with the retention rates http://content.themat.com/2016-17annualreport.pdf
  21. 2 points
    Galagore

    What do we do about it?

    Going the route of weekday duals makes sense. My athletic director and I have talked about even doing a wrestling meet to coincide with one of the boys and girls varsity basketball double headers...Wrestling at 5:00, Girls BB at 6:30, boys BB at 8:00 (or however the times worked out). And definitely looking to improve oneself as both a coach and a leader of a program is an excellent idea. Is there anything that the wrestling community can do as a whole to help the situation? Is there anything that we should be collectively pushing toward or emphasizing or promoting that would help the growth of the sport as a whole? One thing that I have felt for a long time needs to change is our approach to youth wrestling. Almost always we reward those that are already headed in the right direction with more wrestling, and we tell those that are struggling, "Nice try little fella, now get out of the way so we can see who the best 8-year-old is today." Would it help our cause to do more round-robin and pool-type wrestling and fewer bracketed winner-take-all meets? Scheduling-wise alone I would think it would be a load off everyone's minds.
  22. 1 point
    littell

    Brayden Littell injury

    Even though I am on here daily I never log in And leave remarks the last time I did Was to tell everybody that Brayden would not be finishing his freshman year due to moving back to center Grove And unfortunately that is why I am on here today in preparing for super 32 Brayden Tore the ACL in his left knee And requires surgery which means this is the Official end of his high school career Recovery time takes us into the summer There is no doubt in my mind that if all the obstacles were not thrown in his way he could have done so much more in high school His one and only full season resulted in an undefeated state champ We have spoken To Ohio and they are still honoring his scholarship so there is no doubt that you will hear his name again in the wrestling community This is a hard pill to swallow we will lick our wounds and battle forward And please grammar police keep your comments to yourself Preciate everybody who has supported him Look for him to take over the mac conference in the next couple years
  23. 1 point
    FCFIGHTER170

    Brayden Littell injury

    Lol that's why he says it's the best 🤣🤣🤣🤣 he's being silly
  24. 1 point
    maligned

    Super 32

    4 high school AA's: Joe Walker 3rd, Mendez and Bates 5th, Calhoun 7th Most notable DNP was probably Matt Lee. Mendez lost two tight ones as the #1 seed in a weight with something like 13 nationally ranked guys, but he also took out the #2 along the way.
  25. 1 point
    Justin Ratliff

    Article: 2019 Super 32 Preview

    Great article. Thanks for all the info. Good luck to all of the Indiana boys!
  26. 1 point
    wrestlenewbie

    Matt Lee to Penn State?

    Any chance he flunks Homeschool and needs to repeat?
  27. 1 point
    passed the 120 mark on preregistration!!! gonna be an awesome two days, hope your not left out!!
  28. 1 point
    Nothing more intimidating than a guy working out with a log
  29. 1 point
    Y2CJ41

    State tournament

    No it's the same as last year. The only potential changes are if a team is added or disbanded.
  30. 1 point
    jpt189

    Brownsburg - Preseason #1?

    Definitely not counting them out, just was saying BB and MD were front runners for preseason #1 in duals, and Cathedral may be individual tourney favorites but that’s just my opinion, may be way off base
  31. 1 point
    Thor

    Is Indiana's wrestling talent decreasing?

    That was his junior year at 195 against a sophomore Tonte. His senior year he decisioned Cam Jones. Tonte barely hit national rankings and Jones didn’t. Rypel is not teching a top 15 nationally ranked Brewer.
  32. 1 point
    Leftenant Luers

    What do we do about it?

    The Major Gen Leftenant concurs with this post.
  33. 1 point
    Decatur Central will be hosting it's 1st Annual Girls Wrestling Tournament on 11/23/19. We are looking for teams to join. Please contact Coach Schlueter at ASchlueter@decaturproud.org for more information.
  34. 1 point
    The NWCA Leadership academy is awesome.
  35. 1 point
    Manimal2001

    Ball State Wrestling Club

    I am starting a wrestling club at ball state. I have no idea on how to go about starting everything. Does anyone have any advice, ideas, or experience with this? I am a college student as well.
  36. 1 point
    Y2CJ41

    What do we do about it?

    Not sure if there are year by year totals or not. I would say 60-70% retention rate would be great, especially when we see that we almost have the same total participants ever year. Just keeping two more kids a year if you start at 10 kids in 1st grade would be HUGE when you get to high school. If you think about it now, if a school starts with 10 1st graders after their 8th grade year they will still have 10 kids in that grade out for wrestling while 35 other have tried and quit. If you keep one more kid each year you'll have 12 kids that have been in it multiple years rather than 5 that have multiple years and 5 first year kids.
  37. 1 point
    Y21AB

    What do we do about it?

    I guess we could just join Ohio and claim all of their wrestlers.
  38. 1 point
    Galagore

    What do we do about it?

    I agree that the best usually come from that group. What happens, though if we create an environment that allows for more growth at the youth level? Would we be able to increase the number of kids who identify themselves as wrestlers? That really is the key. When a kid looks in the mirror and sees a wrestler, that's when we keep them. And it doesn't really matter if they're great, average, or even not very good. They keep with it because it is part of who they are. I have seen plenty of kids who play basketball until high school is over, and are never very good. They just see basketball as part of their identity. If we open the door to more kids getting more mat time at the youth level, maybe we will get more wrestlers of all levels, which is necessary for the long-term health of the sport.
  39. 1 point
    MattM

    Ball State Wrestling Club

    Here was the proto-type design of shirts that almost got made for the club team the one year they did more traveling. Based on the tag at the bottom that team was likely during the 2012-13 season. I recall that the design being made by one of the members friends. So maybe finding that person could give you a led to the prior group too.
  40. 1 point
    MattM

    Miracle, Hildebrandt, Micic at worlds

    To go with the strong ties you have to the state or support the goals of your nation. Man that type of decision once divided families on the battlefield in years past. But at least for this one I think we all come out as winner if they both just make it to the finals.
  41. 1 point
    badpta

    Top 3 Kids at Each Weight

    Ellis is going 145 at super 32
  42. 1 point
    Indianawrestler145

    2019 Head Coaching Changes

    Pat Mendez is scottsburgs new head coach
  43. 1 point
    Congratulations! Air Force is getting a great young man.
  44. 1 point
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  45. 1 point
    My thought is awesome, now I can see him win twice.
  46. 1 point
    I don’t have an issue with it. Granted in this scenario it doesn’t help Mr. Mendez but it will provide him an additional opportunity to showcase his skills vs a quality opponent. Having 4 also eliminates the “what if’s” for wrestlers who had a “legit resume” to be there as well.
  47. 1 point
    Can we take another minute to talk about that throw tho.....
  48. 1 point
    that shows how tough some in state kids are to actually go after him as well! scary part is that he gets better every time.
  49. 1 point
    Good lord did he turn it on after that match !!!
  50. 1 point
    Kpbergman

    Academic All State Stats by Semi State

    I'm posting this because I thought it was something worth noting and somewhat interesting. I put together what I could. Out of the 246 Juniors honored with Academic All-State status, 92 were Semi-State Qualifiers. 104 of the 224 Seniors also qualified. Below is a breakdown of those qualifiers by Semi State. I know there are some statistical issues with this and how some schools may not participate. The number of "Academic" includes honorable mention recipients as well. Four schools had 5 or more wrestlers qualify for both Academic All State and Semi State. They were Carmel (8), Columbus East (6), Garrett (6), and Penn (5). Semi State Total Academic % Academic Seniors Senior Academic Junior Junior Academic East Chicago Central 41 27.89% 80 25 67 16 New Haven (Fort Wayne) 55 33.33% 86 26 79 29 New Castle 46 28.75% 88 18 72 28 Evansville 54 37.50% 85 35 59 19
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