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  1. 7 points
    ehscoach

    Live vs Drilling

    We mostly just work on our bridging.
  2. 5 points
    I can tell you as a father it’s been a joy raising our 4 boys. From having our oldest who died from a drug overdose for over 8 minutes before the Lord did a miracle down to our youngest Graham, there is nothing that means more than knowing all 4 love and serve the Lord. When my wife Cammie and I got the news Kyle had died in an overdose the first person we called was coach Read. The first person who poured into Kyles life when we flew him from Texas back to Indiana was coach Read. Micah who is on staff as our prayer pastor who went to state with Graham last year met weekly for prayer and bible study early in the morning with coach Read. It’s awesome having coaches like Bob Read and Ryan Rust and Travis Meister that cares more about a kid off the mat than on. All us coaches have a great opportunity to build character and integrity in these young men but we need to realize it starts with our own first. Love the fact we get the opportunity to pour into lives. By the way.....I don’t know a coach that hates losing and loves winning more than ours as well. God has been really good to the wrestling family for many years here in Plymouth. Blessings
  3. 4 points
    Coach Seymour

    Pin Chain

    If they are upset about it then maybe they should stay off their back.
  4. 3 points
    Y2CJ41

    Shake Up the practice room

    When I bring in the cattle prod we drill at a very high pace.
  5. 3 points
    MattM

    Pin Chain

    If the current owner of the Pin Chain gets pinned does he hand it over to the other team. Seems only fair.
  6. 2 points
    Mattyb

    #3 Brownsburg vs. #4 Avon

    Portage lost to Cathedral by more than Avon did and Avon had 5 starters out including two kids ranked in the top 6 in the state. Brownsburg won the toss which messed and a bump and then it all went to hell. They won all the close match ups. It was ugly. Just a horrible match up for the Orioles. And boys... the Bulldogs are that good. You will see. I think that it is Brownsburg, Cathedral, Perry, Avon, Portage, EMD. The good thing is that we will find out for sure in a couple weeks where 4 of the 5 fall. It’s going to be good. Btw... we were all making bets when our friend from the south would respond. Team Garcia wins the MD92 chiming in pool this time!!!
  7. 2 points
    bsisson

    Live vs Drilling

    Live drilling is a little different than what we consider sparring. Sparring we go about 75% and always move through positions. Live Drilling is something I picked up when Reggie Wright was one of my coaches at IU. I thought they were miserable and would always prefer wrestling live, hence why we now incorporate them. You should be finishing at match speed but instead of simply cutting your opponent the guy getting takedown has to roll over and stand up. Same guy does takedowns the entire time. We usually go :30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 1:30, 1:00, :30. The intensity is often dictated by how quickly the guy getting takedown gets up. Once one guy goes it is the other guys turn. We will do it where 1 guy does the entire pyramid then the other guy or where we alternate and each guy does the time. I hope this helps. It gives the feeling and conditioning of match speed but is also way lower risk of injury.
  8. 2 points
    Mattyb

    Pin Chain

    Perry has a sweet pin chain! We have one that we used in one dual. Its all in fun. Wrestling is tough as hell. If the kids like it, and have a little more fun than usual with it... then do it. Just curious... for those tha take issue with it.... why? We already live in an era that I consider over sensitive. Should we be concerned for the kid that got stuck? Again... just curious?
  9. 2 points
    shouldie

    Pin Chain

    Not a fan.
  10. 2 points
    yellowbelly12

    Adding wrestler info help

    Sorry if wording is strange #CentralIndiana learning isnt as advanced as #Thecounty
  11. 1 point
    ENoblewrestling

    Shake Up the practice room

    The live vs drill thread got me thinking about this one. What are some things your team does to shake up the room a little? I'm racking my brain for some ways to liven up practice and looking for some new ways to get a lot accomplished and engage the kids.
  12. 1 point
    JMILL

    #3 Brownsburg vs. #4 Avon

    and he is giving me a bad rep !!!!!! #NotTheOriginalJMILL #Fake
  13. 1 point
    bomber_bob

    Shake Up the practice room

    We have used our warm-up as a time to play a game like dodgeball or play handball. It's a fun way to get the team loose, excited, and clear their minds of whatever happened at school that day when they walk into the room. We have seen that our kids are more engaged, are less stressed about wrestling, and have a better sweat going into practice than they do with your traditional wrestling warm-up from jogging around the mats and stretching that can often become monotonous. Also adds a bit of competition right off the bat, especially when there is a push-up wager involved.
  14. 1 point
    By STEVE KRAH stvkrh905@gmail.com There’s only so much time to prepare. That is one of many lessons sophomore Graham Calhoun has learned while competing for veteran head coach Bob Read and his staff as part of the Plymouth High School wrestling program. After going 44-5 and placing seventh at the IHSAA State Finals as a freshman 138-pounder in 2016-17, Calhoun is off to a strong start to the 2017-18 season. “We don’t want to waste a second of practice,” says Read, an Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Famer and Billy Thom Award winner who has produced 33 state qualifiers. He was hired at his alma mater in 1978 as a science teacher and wrestling assistant. He took over the Rockies matmen in 1981 and has been in that post ever since. Calhoun is the most recent of Read’s 14 state meet placers and an athlete driven to improve. “Graham is the kind of kid who looks to get better,” says Reed. “If he wants to stand on the top of the podium, he’s got to get better than what he is right now. Senior Gavin Banks (Graham’s drill partner) knows the same thing.” Tim Roahrig (1987), Josh Hutchens (1993 and 1994) have won state titles with Read in their corners. Hutchens was also third in 1992. Other state placers on Read’s watch include David Shook (second in 1983), Gabe Lopez (fourth in 1983), Jason Rudd (sixth in 1992), Kyle Condon (eighth in 1994), Matt Arvesen (fifth in 1999 and second in 2000), Dan Denaut (second in 1998), Damon Howe (fifth in 2010 and second in 2011) followed by Graham Calhoun in 2017. Says Graham of his daily workouts this season with Banks, “We go pretty hard in the room. We make each other better.” Graham has gotten bigger since last season and is certified at 152. “I’ve filled out and grew a couple inches to 5-foot-9 1/2,” says Graham, who is focused this season on “trusting the process.” That means listening to his coaches as they push all Plymouth wrestlers toward constant improvement. “If it’s a Thursday or a Friday and I’m four or five pounds over, I can’t just use that practice to cut weight. I’ve got to get better.” Read, who was a state qualifier in his senior year at Plymouth (1973) and grappled four years at Western Michigan University, sees in Graham Calhoun a young man who is learning to operate with controlled intensity. “He’s a pretty even-keeled kid — win or lose,” says Read. “He doesn’t like to lose. But the last two years when he gets a chance to face someone who beat him before he usually turns the tide.” Graham did just that against Munster’s Cody Crary last season. He lost to Crary at the Plymouth Super Dual then bested him in the East Chicago Semistate “ticket” round. “He’s a competitor,” says Read. “Sometimes it’s difficult to teach that to somebody. He doesn’t fear the fact that the kid has beaten him. He absorbs that challenge. It’s fun to watch him. He can get pretty intense in the midst of a match.” Curbing his emotions is something Graham has been working on. “I’ve been working on keeping composure the mat,” says Calhoun, who carries a 3.6 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. “That’s helped a lot. I watch these college guys and no matter what the score is, no matter what the position is they’re always composed and in-control. “In wrestling, there’s a lot to get prepared for mentally and physically. Before a match, I put headphones on and clear everything out. I stay calm. I don’t get too fired up. I want to stay ready and mentally prepared. Sometimes I find myself getting too pumped up for a match. I look to find a good balance.” Graham has been in the sport since age 4. “My dad tried to get me to quit when I first started I was so bad,” says Graham, the youngest of Jim and Cammie Calhoun’s four sons (Kyle, Josh and Micah are older). “I got pinned every time I went on the mat. But I didn’t quit and I still liked it. So Graham just stayed with it and kept getting better and did let the fact he was born with one kidney stop him. “It doesn’t really bother me,” says Graham. “I just can’t drink any dark pop or caffeine. I go for annual check-ups.” All his work helped Graham explode onto the high school wrestling scene a year ago and followed brother Micah’s lead all the way to the big stage in Indianapolis. Micah Calhoun was 43-4 and a state qualifier in 2017 as senior 160-pounder. “I’ve learned everything from him — spiritually, mentally, physically, wrestling-wise,” says Graham of Micah. The mat means a great deal to Graham. But it’s not the thing. There is his faith and his family. “Wrestling is a big part of my life, but Jesus is definitely the biggest part of my life,” says Graham. “I’m a Christian and I love Jesus with all my heart. I do everything to glorify Him.” Jim Calhoun, a Rochester native, attended Central Bible College in Missouri and wrestled for the University of Missouri, is senior pastor at Word of Truth Plymouth. Read counts Jim and Micah Calhoun as volunteers on a coaching staff that features former Bremen High School head coach and former Bremen grappler Travis Meister. “I don’t even need to be in the room, I know the kids are going hard,” says Read. “Those guys have made it easy for me. “I seek that wise counsel that the Bible talks about. I try to surround myself with those guys and it’s paid off over the years. “I wish I could tell you every decision I’ve made wrestling-wise is a correct decision and that every kid I’ve coach I’ve treated fairly and uprightly. I’ve made mistakes all over the place. But I hope that in the years that I’ve coached I’ve poured into more people in a positive way.” In his decades of coaching, Read has had wrestlers live with him and his family, which includes wife Karen, daughters Lane and Cari and son Matt, a state qualifier wrestler for Plymouth in 2003. Read’s bailed wrestlers out of jail. He’s helped them deal with divorce and the loss of loved ones. “As a coach, it’s more than wrestling,” says Read. “For me and my staff, it’s a ministry. That’s why we get along so well. “My faith is really important to me.” Read keeps a list of people who have qualities or characteristics that he seeks when he needs help in life. Using examples from the Bible, he looks for those who are like Paul (“somebody who is going to pour into you and teach you what it’s like to be the man of character”), Barnabas (“a guy who walks with people because they are in the same season in life”) and Timothy (“someone who you pour into”). His father James is one of those people on his list. “Not many men don’t have cracks some place,” says Read. “My dad is a man that doesn’t have cracks.” James Read, 89, are partners in a business — J.B. Fish. When Bob retired from the class room in 2014, he and his father started raising fish in a 14,000-gallon tank. At first, it was striped bass and now it’s tilapia. “We raise our own brood — from eggs to selling them live,” says Read. “They start out in aquariums, we move them along and they finish in larger tanks. We sell them at a pound 3/4 or bigger. It takes about 11 months to finish them out.” Read and his coaches show their wrestlers plenty of finishing moves and insist that everybody develops go-to maneuvers that they trust and can execute. “When you’ve been at the sport as long as I have what happens is you see a go-to move for a bunch of kids,” says Read. “Then they develop counters and everybody is looking for that (move). They starred to fade away from that. That sits the archives for years then — all of a sudden — it starts coming back. “I’ll say ‘this is what we did years and years ago’ and bring out some old moves.” Why is it important to have a “bag of tricks”? “Not everybody has quick feet,” says Read. “I wrestled after college in a number of big tournaments and learned that I couldn’t move my feet fast enough to sprawl. But I could change levels and bump with my hips.” It’s a matter of identifying the wrestler’s capabilities. “I have a kid who’s extremely explosive so we’re going to give him stuff he can use,” says Read. “Most of are kids aren’t so we’ve got to come in tight and control things. “Our off-season and in-season weight program is important to us. We want to be strong enough that we can compete with people. We believe that if we’re not in great shape that we’re going to struggle so we work on being in great shape. Our kids know it and they work hard at it.” Like many teams are the state, Plymouth’s number are down a little bit. “I think it has something to do with where we’re at in society and it’s sad,” says Read. “It’s a great sport and there’s so many lessons to be learned.” Graham Calhoun continues to learn those learning those lessons. View full article
  15. 1 point
    shouldie

    Pin Chain

    No not oversensitive. Just old school. Doesnt bother me just dont like it.
  16. 1 point
    base

    Pin Chain

    I think most people that take issue with it not because it make the other guy feel bad, but because it's showmanship I'm a bit older and have to say, I am more of a "Barry Sanders flip the ball to the ref" kind of guy than a "Cam Newton Dab / Terrell Owens Sharpie" kind of guy. That said, it is a different era and as long as it's in fun and not intentionally showing the opponent up, I have no problem with it. The HS generation has been raised on 10 second highlights in social media, and the pin chain fits well into that style PS thanks for moving the thread Joe, didn't see or forgot the other one was there
  17. 1 point
    doctorWrestling

    Week of 12/11-12/17

    Here you go. 103 Rehfeldt, Daniel 112 Johnsen, Devon 119 Kamali, Benyamin 125 Trupp, Camden 130 Moscovic, Stone 135 Newton, Rhett 140 Gilcher, Derek 145 Davenport, Kevon 152 Urso, Joseph 160 Amine, Cameron 171 Wagh, Aidan 189 Cox, Rory 215 Turner, Easton 285 Kolcheff, Steven
  18. 1 point
    M109R

    Pin Chain

    Seen Jimtown is using one .
  19. 1 point
    Y2CJ41

    Live vs Drilling

    Depends on the time of the year and skill level of the team.
  20. 1 point
    As was Meija vs DeMien
  21. 1 point
    Y2CJ41

    Week of 12/11-12/17

    Tuesday- Homestead at Carroll 6:30pm Saturday Carroll Super Duper Duals Round 1 Carroll vs. Churubusco Dekalb vs. Eastside Garrett vs. Elkhart Central Jay County vs Northrop Round 2 Carroll vs. Garrett Churubusco vs Dekalb Jay County vs. Elkhart Central Northrop vs Eastside Round 3 Carroll vs. Jay County Churubusco vs. Eastside Dekalb vs. Elkhart Central Garrett vs. Northrop Round 4 Carroll vs. Elkhart Central Churubusco vs. Northrop Garrett vs Dekalb Jay County vs Eastside Round 5 Carroll vs. Eastside Churubusco vs. Elkhart Central Dekalb vs. Northrop Garrett vs. Jay County
  22. 1 point
    crosstownrivals

    Week of 12/11-12/17

    Penn vs Mishawaka "Backyard Brawl" Wednesday Night 7pm Henry Wilk Classic @ Penn on Saturday Penn Niles, MI Edwardsburg, MI Detroit Central Catholic, MI Zionsville Warren Central Columbia City Huntington North Culver Military Academy Valpo Ill add the duals and ranked wrestlers later in the week.
  23. 1 point
    base

    Elkhart Memorial Charger Invite 12/9

    Joe C is a great guy, but pretty sure the star automatically shows for any topic on which you comment. Your starred topics are different than mine. However, I could be wrong - Joe might be reading every topic on here and he has a USB-powered Star button he pushes, and a little trumpet fanfare music plays! That is quite a glorious vision, lol
  24. 1 point
    The Watts and Meija match was good...
  25. 1 point
    Galagore

    Dodging matchups

    Speak for yourself.
  26. 1 point
    Joker

    Tom Cameron Duals

    106 Sam Hein (Harrison (West Lafayette)) over Dominic Smith (Plymouth) (Fall 1:49) 0 6 113 Mathew Bailey (Harrison (West Lafayette)) over Max Howard (Plymouth) (Fall 0:36) 0 6 120 Josh Wade (Harrison (West Lafayette)) over Michael Stauffer (Plymouth) (Fall 0:42) 0 6 126 Trey McCartney (Harrison (West Lafayette)) over Zane DeVault (Plymouth) (Dec 5-1) 0 3 132 Cody Betairne (Harrison (West Lafayette)) over Jordan Howard (Plymouth) (Fall 0:55) 0 6 138 AJ Poindexter (Harrison (West Lafayette)) over Cei Bowen (Plymouth) (Fall 3:02) 0 6 145 Brock Merkel (Harrison (West Lafayette)) over Nathan Craft (Plymouth) (Fall 1:23) 0 6 152 Gavin Banks (Plymouth) over Erik Ruiz (Harrison (West Lafayette)) (TF 16-1 0:00) 5 0 160 Graham Calhoun (Plymouth) over Owen Conklin (Harrison (West Lafayette)) (Fall 1:13) 6 0 170 Myles Krintz (Harrison (West Lafayette)) over Trystan VanderAa (Plymouth) (Fall 2:54) 0 6 182 Seth Yonker (Harrison (West Lafayette)) over Blake Davis (Plymouth) (Dec 10-8) 0 3 195 Brayden Oakley (Harrison (West Lafayette)) over Unknown (For.) 0 6 220 Nate LaFree (Plymouth) over Will Crider(Harrison (West Lafayette)) (Fall 4:33) 6 0 285 Donnie Crider (Harrison (West Lafayette)) over Kendall Himes (Plymouth) (Fall 0:33)
  27. 1 point
    Joker

    Tom Cameron Duals

    106 Martin Cruz (Merrillville) over Sam Hein(Harrison (West Lafayette)) (MD 17-7) 4 0 113 Mathew Bailey (Harrison (West Lafayette)) over Juan Maldonado (Merrillville) (Fall 4:55) 0 6 120 Aleksandar Pejovski (Merrillville) over Josh Wade (Harrison (West Lafayette)) (Dec 15-13) 3 0 126 Trey McCartney (Harrison (West Lafayette)) over Jacob Maldonado (Merrillville) (Dec 3-0) 0 3 132 Cody Betairne (Harrison (West Lafayette)) over Ahzsur Ursery (Merrillville) (Dec 6-5) 0 3 138 Devin Pope (Merrillville) over AJ Poindexter (Harrison (West Lafayette)) (Fall 1:56) 6 0 145 Malik Hoover (Merrillville) over Brock Merkel(Harrison (West Lafayette)) (MD 18-5) 4 0 152 Aaron Griggs (Merrillville) over Erik Ruiz (Harrison (West Lafayette)) (Fall 3:33) 6 0 160 Owen Conklin (Harrison (West Lafayette)) over Jason Streck (Merrillville) (Fall 2:55) 0 6 170 Myles Krintz (Harrison (West Lafayette)) over Seyi Akinwumi (Merrillville) (Fall 1:13) 0 6 182 Tyjonn Lockett (Merrillville) over Seth Yonker (Harrison (West Lafayette)) (Dec 18-11) 3 0 195 Dennis Weston (Merrillville) over Brayden Oakley (Harrison (West Lafayette)) (MD 12-3) 4 0 220 Brandon Streck (Merrillville) over Will Crider(Harrison (West Lafayette)) (TF 16-1 5:44) 5 0 285 Donnie Crider (Harrison (West Lafayette)) over Anthony Atria (Merrillville) (Fall 1:44) 0 6
  28. 1 point
    nosoccermomhere

    Dodging matchups

    Just let the kids wrestle. We have had 15 matches so far this year and 6 were ff and most of those teams had kids at that weight. You don't ever dodge a match. Heck you can be 0-40 going into sectionals and earn your #1 ssed for regionals and so on. You should always want to wrestle the good kids. A good example is, Tommy's freshman year he was undefeated going into the finals match at semi state. He ended up losing to Nathan Boston 1-0. He came off the mat with a big grin. His coach says," Tommy, why are you so happy, you do know that you just lost, right?" Tommy responds with, " yep and that was fun!" Let the kids go out there and have fun. It's ok to lose. These kids are learning a lot more than wrestling from this sport. Personally I would rather my kids learn that anything can happen if you just go out there and try instead of your not good enought so why bother going out there.
  29. 1 point
    brodygrant

    Dodging matchups

    If you're a person that would like to see class wrestling, you're probably the same person that likes participation trophies!
  30. 1 point
    Caleb Spires

    Dodging matchups

    No no no no NO NO NO We are not going to turn another unrelated topic into a classed wrestling debate.
  31. 1 point
    hook and half

    #3 Brownsburg vs. #4 Avon

    #thebrownsburg
  32. 1 point
    WOC

    #3 Brownsburg vs. #4 Avon

    Maybe #Ouch!!!
  33. 1 point
    Justin Ratliff

    Favorite Coach's Quote/Saying

    What about, "If you aren't cheating, you're not trying hard enough."?
  34. 1 point
    regionrat1

    Pin Chain

    Back in da day we put diaper pins on our ledder jacket - new concept
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