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  1. 8 points
    navy80

    Elliott Rodgers CATHEDRAL

    Since most of us have a snow day today, let’s talk about an inspirational story from an outside perspective. Elliott Rodgers of Cathedral and his rise to the top. Again, I don’t know the kid but have been following since his remarkable freshman season. Elliott was a freshman wrestling 145 for the always tough, Cathedral team. Elliott’s record was 20-11 going into regionals, after he had just won a weak sectional. He won his first round match 7-5. Win by pin in his second match and lost in the finals 3-6. Elliott was NOT on anyone’s radar to punch his ticket to state. His ticket round match was Antwaun Graves of Warren Central who was 35-2 at the time and ranked high in state. Elliott drew a 17-15 kid from Carmel first round… in which he won 1-0 in a close match. Elliott then upset Graves in a 8-6 match that sent him to the state finals. But he wasn’t done yet, as he beat a North Central kid who was 33-12 at the time in the semifinals to send him to the Semi-State Championship match with a record of 25-13. Elliott was pinned by undefeated Boone Welliever in one minute. Great story right? Kid has a killer day and performs well…really well. But, is it really a Cinderella story if it happens again? Elliott drew Corban Pollitt of Col. East first round at state. Corban was 34-12 but was part of the elite CE wrestling team. Elliott pulls out the win 5-3 and advances to the second state. Elliott then beats Mason Winner (38-4) 3-0 to advance to the semi-finals. Elliott then lost 1-4 to Jason Crary of Munster and lost by pin to Welliever for 3rdand 4th. Elliott finished his freshman season 27 wins and 15 losses and a 4thplace finish on the podium. No imposter syndrome for Elliott… a kid who out performed his skill level? A kid who never placed in middle school state (according to track). Elliott comes back for his sophomore season and wins Semi-State with a record of 35 wins and 5 losses. He took 5that the Al Smith and DNP at the IHPO. Eliott went on to finish 2ndwith 2-1, 3-2, and 8-4 wins to eventually lose by TF to Brayton Lee in the finals. Elliott finished with 38 wins and 6 losses his sophomore year and a second place finish on the podium. As a junior, Elliott has wins over ultra-tough wrestlers Brock Ellis and Jake Schoenegge already.. but has a loss to Eli dickens and we also seen Elliott lose his #1 ranking, sliding him to #2. You may never find a wrestler who has so many losses after two years who has placed 4thand 2nd. Here is a kid who can teach us adults a life lesson.. You WILL fail in life, you may fail a lot, but as long as you don’t quit and keep getting better, you will be successful.
  2. 4 points
    backtothemat

    State Rankings #6

    Watch out for that Doug Annakin guy. Very sketchy.
  3. 3 points
    IU89

    State Rankings #6

    Dude, you cannot be serious. He would start for every team in the state except maybe six or seven. He pinned a returning Michigan state champion earlier this season. Ask that kid if Brody felt like a JV wrestler. Everyone in Indiana acknowledges that Brody is a bad ass, I guess except for you.
  4. 2 points
    Perseverance

    Undefeated Wrestlers Left

    Really like this kid’s upside. If not for the broken arm in Regional final last year, he’d likely have been a SQ or better as a freshman. Definitely a little slept on in my opinion. Really looking forward to seeing him make a run at things.
  5. 2 points
    Jim calhoun

    Character counts

    Let me first say I in no way am putting down anybody in particular or acting like I’m the role model cause I’m the furthest from perfect, but I really think coaches need to take a step back and look in the mirror and realize our wrestlers watch our lives more than they listen to our words. I’ve been blessed at Plymouth to coach with coaches that in many years have impacted hundreds of lives. I’ve never heard a foul word out of their mouth nor is any wrestler aloud to use profanity. Their goal is always create young men of integrity first and champions in life then champions on the mat. I’m amazed when I see and hear coaches and athletes cuss back and forth.....see wrestlers yell at refs.....throw things in anger and nothing is done. On a positive I’ve watched people I respect and look up to like coach Snyder get in wrestlers faces yet put his arm around them and build them up....coach Harper from little kids to high schoolers speak life into his kids yet in their face. I don’t know a man in the world that loves winning more than coach Read or a man that hates to lose more than him but you ask anyone that’s gone through his program in 30 plus years and you will hear nothing but the utmost respect because of the integrity he walks in. Coaches your integrity is the most 8mportant part of your job with the kids we have in front of us. Impact lives. As our coach always says....”Do the right thing simply because it’s the right thing to do”. Your reputation is what others think of you but your character is what people see and you really are. It’s time coaches we lead from the front!
  6. 2 points
    FCFIGHTER170

    Undefeated Wrestlers Left

    bingo... the kid can only beat who they put in front of him.
  7. 2 points
    FCFIGHTER170

    Undefeated Wrestlers Left

    regardless the thread was about undefeated kids not an adult cutting a great young man down... And let's say he is undefeated afterwards are you gonna apologize? oh that's right I wouldn't expect somebody that hates on a kid to actually have tact.
  8. 2 points
    UncleJimmy

    State Rankings #6

    Oh, Snap! We have an "outing". Dang I thought that was Doug Annakin..how'd I misread that!!! Putting a name to a poster should make @Mattyb and @JMILL happy!! No such thing as anonymous poster in their world! Good offseason board activity...Guess the Anonymous Poster! I'd like to start with @Novice Bat and where has he gone?
  9. 2 points
    Y2CJ41

    State Rankings #6

    Dear Mr. Sandwell, I appreciate your genuine concern or most likely your attempt to degrade everything IndianaMat does. Please keep it up as you seem to really love to complain. When you start your own website I will gladly come on and complain about font sizes and why you have things certain ways.
  10. 1 point
    ontherise219

    Undefeated Wrestlers Left

    Who is still undefeated going in to the last 2 weekends of the season? Update: We have 29 left going into semi-sate Name Team Weight SS Record Jesse Mendez Crown Point 126 East Chicago 34-0 Andres Moreno Lowell 132 East Chicago 24-0 Jorden Douglass Attica 145 East Chicago 36-0 Alex Cartwright LaVille 285 East Chicago 25-0 Cole Ross Evansville Mater Dei 113 Evansville 22-0 Brayden Littell Center Grove 120 Evansville 36-0 Blake Boarman Evansville Mater Dei 120 Evansville 34-0 Noah Gardner Edgewood 120 Evansville 29-0 Matthew Lee Evansville Mater Dei 145 Evansville 33-0 Nick South Columbus East 170 Evansville 36-0 Carson Brewer Avon 182 Evansville 34-0 Levon Bellemy Edgewood 182 Evansville 32-0 Will Nunn Castle 195 Evansville 37-0 Jacob Bolte Columbus East 220 Evansville 37-0 Alex Ocampo Central Noble 106 Fort Wayne 15-0 Brayden Curtis Yorktown 126 Fort Wayne 31-0 Matt Gimson Jimtown 132 Fort Wayne 39-0 Owen Krider Carroll (Fort Wayne) 132 Fort Wayne 22-0 Dylan Goudy Western 138 Fort Wayne 39-0 Chandler Chapman Jay County 195 Fort Wayne 14-0 Adam Bowman Maconaquah 285 Fort Wayne 34-0 Alex Cottey Perry Meridian 106 New Castle 34-0 Brayden Lowery Roncalli 120 New Castle 35-0 Grant Stapleton Lawrenceburg 126 New Castle 34-0 Gabe Phillips Centerville 138 New Castle 35-0 Bryer Hall South Dearborn 145 New Castle 33-0 Cody Klettheimer Frankton 170 New Castle 34-0 Silas Allred Shenandoah 195 New Castle 27-0 Jamichael Watts North Central 285 New Castle 28-0
  11. 1 point
    Dundee won at 138, beat Wilson and Jordan Slivka , 160, pinned Buell.
  12. 1 point
    Y2CJ41

    Alara Boyd of Yorktown commits to

    Congratulations to Alara Boyd from Yorktown for signing with McKendree. She is projected to wrestle 143. View full signing
  13. 1 point
    Second round Cathedral. 60 Woodhaven 9 Keep it going Irish!!!!
  14. 1 point
    FCFIGHTER170

    Undefeated Wrestlers Left

    and battle tested with flying colors!
  15. 1 point
    Mattyb

    Undefeated Wrestlers Left

    Asa Garcia is undefeated! ...... in Indiana.
  16. 1 point
    a_fleenor171

    Cancellations - 12 Jan 19

    Circle City Conference tournament was still a go today. Roncalli team champs. Notable Result: Jeff Dunasky Jr. wins 9-8 over Tyce Freije
  17. 1 point
    First round of action Cathedral 58 Dundee 3 Way to go Irish!
  18. 1 point
    Perseverance

    Garrett Invite

    Wes........Superintendent pulled the plug on Shenandoah going due to weather predictions.
  19. 1 point
    rookie78

    Garrett Invite

    Still on
  20. 1 point
    SWINfan

    Undefeated Wrestlers Left

    Correct.... To clarify (in case you want to use any of this in your rankings key wins/losses) Mater Dei Holiday Classic - 1st Place Win vs. 14-4 Robert Major - Downers Grove South - Illinois 3A (large school) #6 at 145 Win vs. 11-4 Dalton Russelburg - Union Co. - Kentucky #8 at 152 Grappler Gold - 4th Place Loss vs. 3-2 James Whitaker - St. John's - Michigan D2 #2 (at the time), National #8 at 152 (now) & D2 State Champion Win vs. 6-3 Quenten Hall - DeWitt - Michigan D2 #4 & 2x State Placer (6th) Win vs. 8-4 Stoney Buell - Dundee - Michigan 3A #1 & D3 State Champion Loss 6-4 vs. Caleb Fish - Eaton Rapids - Michigan D2 #1 & State Runner Up
  21. 1 point
    bluemonster

    Undefeated Wrestlers Left

    I agree, I’m looking forward to watching this stud at NC Semi State
  22. 1 point
    bigballerb

    State Rankings #6

    Oak hill unranked senior Bradley Rosman over jalen Morgan Elwood 6-4 3 overtime’s and beat returning state qualifier funk 5-1.
  23. 1 point
    Mattyb

    State Rankings #6

    Ho ho ho, A late Xmas / birthday present for me. The dude has been trolling me for years. I was hoping that he was a state champ or somebody awesome. Kinda disappointing. Owell, I sure he's an awesome dude (that loves busting chops). Seems to love the sport. Look forward to meeting him and maybe having a cold one (on me)! And I agree with the others.. the Bauman kid is a stud. Anybody that beat him accomplished a good win. Novice bat...……. hmmmm
  24. 1 point
    TeamGarcia

    State Rankings #6

    Josh, we’re talking about High School wrestlers here . If he’s JV or Varsity really doesn’t mattter. If someone puts in a result on here it’s going on the wrestlers profile. Smh . The Notorious
  25. 1 point
    Russian

    Undefeated Wrestlers Left

    285 - Adam Bowman Maconaquah
  26. 1 point
    ontherise219

    RSN covering DAC 1/12

    Pretty exciting possible matches
  27. 1 point
    coachnabb

    3A Team State

    As the Ben Davis guy who has been around a long, long time I will try to give you a couple. Don't get me wrong, they sound like excuses and I don't like excuses much. And, none of this is personal, hopefully my comments aren't construed as being a shot at anyone. Some comments i won't make in this forum as it isn't the right forum. However, there is my list, top of my head. 1. Resources - many programs develop talent by charging their kids $ every month or kids go to a "pay to play" facility like CIA, Red Cobra, Contenders, etc... In a lot of cases, we have kids who can't afford shoes, the sport fee or don't even know where they are staying tonight. Now, add on the cost of a USA card, tournaments, etc... and that is money our families need to spend elsewhere. Sure, we fund raise, but you can't cover costs for 50+ kids in a youth program to develop them in wrestling the way we would like. By the way, very few of our kids have a great support system. I can't imagine, as a 16 year old kid trying to cut weight, get to a Saturday practice, pay for a sport fee, new shoes, etc... without any parental support 2. All of the BD families from my era and later have moved to Avon, Brownsburg, Plainfield, Danvile, etc... i.. And, no families move into Ben Davis. Everyone is heading out West over the last 15 years, ncluding my family. I know I have coached a dozen or so kids in Junior High that have gone on to be successful at the state level in other programs. Good for those families for getting themselves into what they see as better situations personally. 3. I think BD has a remarkable amount of kids that start as Sophomores and Juniors. Sounds great to have bodies in the room, but wrestling in the MIC, Marion County and the same Sectional as Avon (you), Brownsburg and Plainfield - 90- percent of the time these kids just can't compete with someone who has had 4+ years of experience get frustrated and quit. And, how hard is it to sell this story "If you bust your butt, give everything you can you might win half of your matches" and "to be the most competitive you can, you need to learn how to eat right and maybe watch what you eat a little". They can't because they don't have quality food in the house. 4. The sport has no "middle class" anymore, there are elite wrestlers and everyone else. We all know the sport is hard - if you are getting beat up all the time it isn't fun, if it isn't fun you quit (unless you are an idiot like me and wired differently). We have a lot of great kids in this state who do well nationally. So, I am a 3rd year kid who has grown up wrestling some of the many studs on the WestSide and Marion County and I get pounded every time, I get discouraged. I get discouraged and just don't love the sport the way I need to love it to get better - I could have been a good wrestler, not elite, but good, maybe a Semi-State or even a State qualifier, but I can't get out of sectionals. I tihnk it was 2 years ago at the Avon Sectional at 106, 3 of those kids placed in the top 7 at state and I believe 3 others from MIC and Marion County placed as well. 5. I can keep going, but will conclude with this... I would rather build better young men (as I am sure we all do). It has taken me a while to admit that winning isn't as important to me as making someone successful at life (and this statement in no way makes me think that the previous 2 statements are exclusive, I am a better person, employee, boss, etc.... for being a wrestler). At some point, we are trying to get kids to graduate because we are now their parents. I could throw in a bunch of stats, but they don't change the situation. I would love to be singled out in a post about our wrestling, not the lack of our wrestling, but that isn't where we are at right now. Don't misinterpret any of this, I want to beat everyone. I don't want to lose. but, spend a few months inside the program and you will see it isn't just a numbers game. For better or worse, I am BD wrestling - as are a group of guys that I am proud to coach along side who also fight the daily battle to keep this program together and moving forward. Brett Nabb BD 1987 and 20 years coaching wrestling in Wayne Township
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