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  1. 27 points
    Wrestlingfanatic

    Justice Cash

    This is Justice Cash and after losing 4 times at semi-state I am coming on here to share the story that I never was able to share after winning a state title... The dog tag in the picture has been in my shoe for every wrestling match since Amante Young's death... He was a brother to me and there was nothing I wanted to do more than win a state title for him and his memory. He died tragically in a car crash a few months after winning a state title in Michigan. For those who knew Amante you would know he was one of the sweetest, joyful, and kind hearted people you've ever met. He was always smiling and brought so much joy to others, he always had my back, and he always wanted to make himself better. His home life was never amazing but he still was always trying to make money to give gifts to his whole family during holidays and other occasions even knowing he wouldn't be getting any from his parents at times. He always wanted to help people and he never acted like he was bound to be unsuccessful because of his home life, he found ways to make himself better and others around him better. I could go on and on about how amazing Amante was as a person and a wrestler and about how much he meant to me and so many others, but here is the end and the end of my high school career. I would be so grateful if anyone who reads this would mention his name in my place after winning a state title this year because I have failed to make it there for him myself... Thank you...
  2. 18 points
    I know I'll get pelted with empties from any poster that starts with "SW" and I respect Mr. Goebel (sic) immensely, but maybe it's time to put a third guy on the show? And might I recommend @ontherise219 for that position? Now hear me out.... How many times last night did he mention "I'm not familiar with that wrestler..." or "IndianaMat ranks him...". Well, the actual ranker does some media stuff for the actual sight that does the rankings oft quoted, and since he does the rankings pretty well it appears, he does seem to know a bit about most/all the wrestlers and not just the ones at the E'ville SS. Again, nothing personal, and as far as the actual call of the finals matches goes I think Mr. Goebel is great and knows his stuff and adds insight, but for a parings show I'd just like to hear a bit more insight/matchups etc and think OTR could provide that. Of course the hour and fifteen minute time frame might be tough but he wouldn't have @Y2CJ41 to throw him off topic. Like I said, unpopular opinion.. but outside of the ESS dudes there just didn't seem to be much insight or info put out there except "that should be a good quarter bracket". There...I said it. I'll delete my acct now.
  3. 14 points
    I'm pretty sure I've posted this idea on here before, but here it is again... Let's start with some IHSAA philosophies, since they are the ones ultimately making the decision. Bobby Cox and company don't like "wrestlebacks" so this is something different. They are used to the one-and-done postseasons of football and basketball and have asked the wrestling coaches how many times someone should be allowed to lose and still move on. Our answer should be 2 - double elimination. The IHSAA views all 4 weeks as one big tournament. So, make the whole thing as close to double elimination as possible, like every other wrestling tournament in the world. That means we should guarantee that someone has lost twice in the tournament series or lost once to someone who has already lost twice (i.e., 4 over 1). Right now, there are 2 times when this does not happen. One is the pigtail round of Sectionals, which should be fixed by not pairing unseeded wrestlers against the top seeds. The only other spot that happens is the ticket round of Semi State, where an undefeated postseason wrestler can lose to someone with 1 postseason loss. That's what this solution will fix. The IHSAA also doesn't believe in upsets. They believe whoever wins must be the better wrestler. We cannot use any upsets as examples, because in their minds upsets do not happen. But if we can show them the fundamental flaw in their system that can be easily fixed with minimal effort, it has a much better chance of passing. And finally, the IHSAA likes to make more money and loves it's own ideas. This fix appeals to both of those philosophies, as well. And now for the idea... Qualify the top 5 out of each Semi State. Several years ago, the IHSAA had one year when they added matches to 5th place, but it was only for team score purposes. We bring back the IHSAA's own idea, so the ticket round losers pair up at the same time as the semifinals, and those winners wrestle for 5th at the same time as the 1st and 3rd place matches (like they do on Saturday of State). If your SemiState ran the semis on 2 mats, then this would take no extra time. If your SemiState ran the semis on 4 mats, then this would add about 45 minutes to the tournament. This year, New Castle was done around 6pm with 10 minute breaks between rounds and a 30+ minute lunch break. State will then have 20 per weight class, which will be more fans/money for the IHSAA without watering down the state tournament. Pair up the 4's versus 5's for an opening round on Friday night before the usual first round. Banker's Life can easily hold 6 mats to actually make Friday night go quicker. Details about the 20-man state bracket can be worked out later, but there would definitely be some exciting 4v5 and 5v1 matches on Friday night. Again, these would not be "wrestlebacks" - they are 5th place matches. They are not meant to give kids who lost (or got upset or had a bad match) an extra chance. This just fixes a systemic flaw in the "double elimination" of the tournament series overall. If the Coaches' Association proposes it like this, it would have a better chance of being approved by the IHSAA. A couple of additional benefits to this would be having a true alternate (6th place finisher) and more accurate team scores.
  4. 12 points
    base

    2020 Team champion preview

    **ASSUMING** that they score the tournament the same as last year (no advancement or bonus points for Friday night) the team race should be very close although I have it as a 3-horse race between Mater Dei, Cathedral and Crown Point. I think between those 3 it's anyone's tourney - bonus points, key matchups and some unexpected scorers could tilt the victory one way or another. Here is how the scoring works (again, using last year's formula). Wrestlers score for Advancement points and Placement points. Those are predetermined: Additionally, wrestlers can add team points versus Activity scoring: Obviously it makes a HUGE difference whether the wrestler can make it to the finals versus the 3rd/4th place match, and so on. Here are my predictions: 1. Evansville Mater Dei - 9 wrestlers with several chances to make the finals. Some huge landmines though that could really effect the outcome! 2. Indianapolis Cathedral - Some good early matchups means that they have a good chance to have a large number of wrestlers making it deep 3. Crown Point - With Mendez leading the way, the Bulldogs have some hammers that could make a deep run. They have some huge matchups with Mater Dei Evansville Mater Dei Nine wrestlers starting out Friday night for EMD. Close matchups for Egli, Baumann, Sollars and Parkinson - if they get all 9 through, look out! 113 Cole Ross likely to face Logan Frazier in his 2nd match. If we wins that, a tough one against the Schoeff/Anthony winner. I have Ross making the finals 120 Alec Freeman has a brutal route - Head to Head with Crown Point's Riley Bettich in the 2nd round, then has to beat Cathedral's Seltzer if he wants to reach the finals 126 Ashton Hayhurst - Has undefeated Dylan Stroud in the opening round. Can he get by him? If so, then battle-tested David Pierson in the 2nd round and Rioux in the 3rd. That's a lot to ask of a sophomore 132 Kane Egli - He's got a tough road, but guys like this senior can decide the team title. He faces Slivka from Roncalli in the 1st match. If he gets to Saturday he will likely have Ian Heath before hitting Mendez. Making the final 4 would be big 138 Blake Boarman is the big dog in a difficult half-bracket. For his 3rd match will probably face either Logan Wagner or Floyd Central's Conway 145 Brody Baumann has winnable first 2 matches but they won't be easy. Jajuan Anderson from Warren Central will push the pace - and then AJ Poindexter will stand in the way of a top 4 finish 160 Eli Dickens - Based on this year's results he is the favorite - but the final 4 at 160 will be extremely entertaining and could go any combination. He would have a match versus Cathedral's Eliot Rodgers in his 3rd match to reach the finals. That's a HUGE swing match for team points 170 Gabe Sollars - Someone like Sollars could make a huge difference. His first match is against Chesterton junior Gavin Layman. Then he would face a likely head-to-head matchup against Cathedral's Tyler Wagner 182 Macartney Parkinson - has the toughest quarter bracket in the tournament. Opens up against #1 Joseph Walker then has Mason Winner in the 2nd round. It's feast or famine for Mater Dei here Indianapolis Cathedral Cathedral enters 8 wrestlers to the field Friday night. All of them have a shot to make it to Saturday, with some high scoring potential 106 Evan Dickey comes in as a 4th place finisher, but he does avoid the loaded other half-bracket. His Friday night match is against Isaac Ruble - if he can get by that, then his points will really be a help 120 Zeke Seltzer is the prohibitive favorite but it isn't a cake walk. He may see Bettich or Freeman in the 3rd round. Still, it's likely big points here 138 Logan Bailey is a big swing in points, I think. He has potential to reach the finals, but he has a match against Drake Campbell in the 2nd round that could be a scare 160 Elliot Rodgers has a good path until that final 4 where he faces Dickens who has beat him this season. Will experience win over latest results? 170 Tyler Wagner may face EMD's Gabe Sollars in his 2nd match - that's a big showdown. Wagner could make a run to the finals 182 Johnny Parker - Unfortunately for Parker, he drew in to the death quarter bracket of Mason Winner then Parkinson/Walker. Tough to see him winning the first round, let alone getting to the final 4 195 Jacob Huffman - he is an interesting one. His first match is against Friedt, who is ranked higher but also lost to his Cathedral teammate Parker this season. I don't have Huffman making it to Saturday, but he could surprise and get into that 5th-8th range. In that case, bonus points would be key 285 Holden Parsons - the senior Yorktown transfer has wrestled well this season and the 285 weight class is always unpredictable. I have him winning 2 matches before facing Dancy from Portage. Parsons is very experienced and opposite the Key/Irick combo. If he can slow down the match and wrestle strategically against Dancy, he could be under the lights with some HUGE points Crown Point Crown Point brings 8 wrestlers to the first round. I think their first round looks great, which means they will get 6 or possibly 7 into the scoring rounds. They are very young, but still could surprise some of the older wrestlers and make deep runs to make this a close race 106 Sammy Goin has only lost once all season. I would love his chances - but he got a tough, tough draw. He has Chundi in the 2nd round. That match may be a tossup. Can Goin get past Chundi and make it into the final 4 and possibly win it all? Since there are so many young wrestlers here and the action is lightning-quick, 106 can be very unpredictable and the matches can turn quickly 113 Logan Frazier is another freshman. He has a stiff task, facing the experienced Cole Ross from EMD in the 2nd round. I would give the edge to Ross, but I am not counting out these young bulldogs either 120 Riley Bettich has a ton of talent and the chance to take out a couple of head to head competitors. He should have Alec Freeman in the 2nd round, then Zeke Seltzer in the 3rd 126 Stephen Roberson - we all know the 126 weight class is bonkers this year. There are no easy paths to the finals and Roberson will have to face Kysen Montgomery in the 2nd round, then the winner of Dalton/Lowery showdown in the 3rd round if he wants to see the finals. Possiblity of huge points, or very few points here. 132 Jesse Mendez - He'll have the target on his back this year. Hard to see anyone stopping him from winning it all and getting the 20 team points. So the question may be how many bonus points can he rack up to help out the team? 138 Nick Tattini - Don't have Tattini getting to Saturday. If he can manage to get there, that's a huge boost for CP 145 Orlando Cruz - he also faces a murderer's row of wrestlers but he is capable of getting some points. He has Feichter in the 1st round, then likely Avon's Jaden Reynolds in the 2nd round before seeing undefeated Alec Viduya in the semis. Any points here would be a big win 160 Noah Hollendonner is the #1 seed. He should win his first, but then will have to try to break up the favored final 4 at this weight. He will see the winner of Noehre/Asbury. Look for Noah to be shooting for 5th-8th range and getting bonus points where he can Honorable Mentions Brownsburg - Some great wrestlers with some brutal matchups. Logan Miller at 106 should reach the semis. Kysen Montgomery will have Roberson in 2nd round. DRake Campbell has only lost once this season - can he knock off Logan Bailey in the 2nd round? Peyton Asbury got a Friday night death draw versus Noehre, but he will not make it an easy out. 285 Dorian Keys is the returning champion - can he repeat against Irick in a likely rematch with Irick in the semifinals and bring home another title? Chesterton - Look for Ellis and Bates to score big points here. Torres is great but has Rioux in the 2nd round. Kaiser would have to beat Boarman in the 2nd round. Tough roads to reach those big-point finals Perry Meridian - Only 3 wrestlers, but all of them have a legit shot to get to the finals. Cottey (113), Koontz (132) and Warren (182) can rack up mega points, but they are just hurt by lack of sheer numbers Roncalli - Similar to Perry. The Lowery brothers only have 2 losses between them on the season. Both could make a nice run to the finals. Viduya is on fire and he could be the 3rd Roncalli wrestler to reach the finals. Slivka is talented but has a really tough first round matchup with Kane Egli. If the other 3 can get to the finals and Slivka reaches the final 4 then we may see Roncalli creeping up the board Warren Central - 5 wrestlers here. Brice Coleman is undefeated and favored - he should score lots of points. David Pierson at 126 would be challenged at every step, but he has the potential and experience to make a deep run. Jajuan Anderson, Damon McClain and Dennis Hubbard could score some points, but not enough As always these are only my opinions. Good luck to all teams and wrestlers this weekend - hope that everyone wrestles their best match(es) ever and stays injury-free, in victory or defeat.
  5. 11 points
    I currently live in Indiana but lived most of my life in Ohio. I wrestled in Ohio and attended the state wrestling tournament there for 20 consecutive years. This year, I attended the IHSAA post season Semi State at New Castle for the first time ever. Was my first post season event ever attended for Indiana High School Wrestling. My first experience was almost entirely positive. I can tell you the perception in Ohio is that Indiana Wrestling is not as competitive. I personally had this belief as well. I do not anymore. I don’t know if New Castle is that much more competitive from the other Semi-State’s but the quality of wrestling there was excellent. I would go as far as saying there were kids who did not make it out that I could see being state qualifiers in Ohio. My only grip, which most of you could probably guess, was the qualification process. SMH. Why? I just can’t wrap my head around the thought process that went into decided that you need to make the semi finals and your in. This does not ensure the best four getting out. Having double elimination also does not ensure the “best” 4 getting out but it does allow tough quarter final draws to have a second chance. The state’s response could be to not lose and your okay. I get it, but for a lot of kids their goals are not to be a state champ. Maybe it’s to make it state or place in state. I am curious how many other states do it like this? My favorite round in all of Ohio’s post season wrestling is District (their semi-state) Conso-Semi’s. I wish Indiana would revisit this, but I also know that others have probably voiced their opinions over the years and here we are still the same. Also, New Castle is an awesome venue!
  6. 11 points
    I was at the Al Smith and I was the official most of the Day on Mat one. Name is Leo Mercado, and I truly work really hard to make sure I stay consistent with the rules of our sport and apply them like the rulebook states to apply them. I typically don't like to throw jabs at anyone and I hope that this doesn't come out as a jab to anyone or anything; but I truly work hard to make sure my signals, mechanics, interpretations, and rules applications of the sport are delivered clearly and consistent throughout the whole match in the whole entire arena, so that even the deaf man at the nosebleed seats can understand my call. If you don't want me calling a "bad" match for your kid, scratch me like any other coach does in the our state because I apply the rules the way they should be applied.
  7. 11 points
    I know and understand that Hardcastle has dreams of being a State Qualifier and that is why I said nothing negative about him. What I was frustrated with was that Josh wasn't given the opportunity because of a "Caution" and a questionable one at that. I was not impressed with the Oak Hill coaching staff and how they handled the situation and am pretty sure they are aware of that. I am sorry for the subtle comments I will make them clear! Ryan Landis - head coach at Southern Wells if that wasn't clear??
  8. 11 points
    Genuinely appreciate each of your encouraging words. I equally appreciate all who read the article, and just choose to pray and encourage personally. Collectively means a lot to us as a family. With full transparency....I can say that I fell in love with the sport of wrestling for reasons other than just my son. He was just the vehicle God used to lead me to it. In fact, in the beginning Silas was average at best. He was a chubby kid who had some natural gifts, but threw a nasty “lefty” headlock that resembled a Joe Frazier headshot. 😏 So yes....I was the “know nothing” over zealous dad in the corner yelling....”reach back and headlock him!” 😂 But I became absorbed with learning the sport. Only my scriptural studies took precedence over my wrestling research. And recognizing that attributes like self-sacrifice, humility, work ethic, commitment, perseverance, and above all accountability....were all factors in becoming truly elite at this sport. That resonated in me, because those were the same characteristics I had to embrace to transform a formerly very wayward lifestyle, and become the man/dad/soldier God created me to be. Silas and I’s bond is so deep ridden, because we have grown together. Both in the sport...as well as spiritually. The blessings of adversity....is that it breeds tremendous levels of persevering strength when approached with proper perspective. We don’t see problems....we see opportunities. And no disease, excuse, obstacle, or exterior setback will deter the true goal he and I both have dedicated our lives to. And that’s simply this.....Be a better version of yourself today than you were yesterday. That daily application will literally push you to new heights that have no plateaus. Because you’ll be in a continuous evolution of forward progress. So even during peaks in all facets of life....you’ll keep striving to move forward. Even if in small increments. This sport, the above attributes I mentioned....have prepared me for this wrestling match with ALS. Scripture tells us that “We don’t wrestle flesh and blood. But principalities, powers and spiritual wickedness in high places.” There’s even a wrestling match in the Old Testament where Jacob literally wrestled with God all night. He was left with a permanent limp. So translated....I won’t be an easy “out”. It’s not in my DNA, nor is it the spiritual man God has molded me into. I fully anticipate conquering this disease and being healed. But if God’s healing doesn’t come until I’m called home....I guarantee you, I won’t get stuck or tech’d. Even if I have to get pointed....I HAVE ALS, ALS doesn’t HAVE me. Thanks again for the prayerful support.
  9. 10 points
    Y2CJ41

    Beeks vs Hardcastle ticket round match

    We don't need another week of the state series. A simple rule change that during the state tournament if you injury default you are not allowed to wrestle the rest of the day would suffice.
  10. 10 points
    https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/high-school/2020/02/14/ihsaa-wrestling-nebraska-wrestling-commit-silas-allred-champion-shenandoah-als-lou-gehrig-disease/4714088002/
  11. 9 points
    Mattyb

    Unpopular Opinon...Pairings Show

    My issue is with the other dude (Greg Rakestraw). He fills in on some sports talk radio shows down here in Indy. Just don't enjoy listening to him. He just rambles. Clearly does not know a lot about wrestling. Plus.... he doesn't know the difference between Peanut Butter and Jelly and Ham sandwiches. Smh
  12. 9 points
    Mattyb

    Jesse Mendez Loss

    If I remember right, he bumped up a weight to try to win one for his team. Because... that’s what true champs do. He put his career undefeated record on the line for his team. Came up just short. That’s why the kid is even more awesome!
  13. 8 points
    What’s low is a kid being “injured” enough to get a default win to get the state, then show zero signs of injury on his way to a title.
  14. 8 points
    Welcome to TripleB’s annual Evansville Semi-State Preview! House keeping items - From our inside man Markio - Ford Arena info: ● Parking and general information about the arena can be found at www.thefordcenter.com ● Wrestlers can enter the arena at 7:30am for weigh ins. Wrestlers and coaches will enter at the interior ticket office lobby (to the far right of the main lobby doors) to check in and head back. You will pick up your credentials here. ● The only coolers allowed are for wrestlers and must enter at the check in table through the interior ticket lobby. NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK for anyone else is allowed inside unfortunately. Not my rules, just standard building policy. ● Public doors open at 8:00am CST. Enter on Main Street through the main lobby. We will look to create a separate door/entrance for those that already have tickets. $12 dollars for all session ticket, $10 for finals only. ● There is NO onsite parking. Please do not have any team vehicles attempt to park in the loading dock or attached outer lot. These are reserved spots. ● There is no public Wi-Fi. ● Please do not jump over the dasher walls to access the floor. They try to control access to the floor, so you need to enter from the lower level hallway under section 103. You wouldn't jump the wall at Banker's Life would you? lol ● The hospitality room for officials, etc. will be in the Corner Club. Enter from the main lobby and hang a right at lower level hallway. ● If you are going to set up a camera please do not have the cord running across the aisle. You will be made to unplug any cords running across an aisle. ● We will have full concessions available throughout the day. Coffee and hot chocolate are also available all day as well. (get the bbq pork nachos, huge and awesome) ● There is no smoking on or in the Ford Center property, this includes e-cigarettes. ● Brackets will be updated throughout the day and posted on several of the 170 or so TVs located all over the arena. The brackets end up kind of small, but hey, they are everywhere and pretty cool. ● Lastly,if you are a wrestler that loses please don't kick,throw,or punch Ford Center property. We had a kid break off a door handle last year.Sent the bill to the school. Friday will be a day of passion and love, but 224 grapplers hope their hearts aren’t broken like scorned lovers on Saturday as only 56 can get hit by Cupid’s arrow and sent to Indianapolis and Bankers Life Fieldhouse. How does this work - The exclusive Evansville Championship Selection Committee (ECSC) spent 2 days in hard deliberations over their Ford Fab 4 picks. Each member selected their ballot, points were accumulated, and from there the picks started falling. Article features: The Charles Barkley “Turrible” Draws - ticket round matches that shouldn’t be happening in the ticket round! The Barry Horowitz Best Curtain Jerkers - Best first round matches! The Built Ford Tough Locks - The Pickers of the Round Table has been assembled. There were very few, but any weight class where the pick for champion was unanimous, makes it a Ford Tough Lock. Ford Tough Locks were hard to come by this year as only 4 were given out. Ford Fab 4 - After picks were gathered, points distributed, and the dust settled, we’ll have the Ford Fab 4. Also special guest committee member The Donnie Baker (not that Donnie Baker) has offered some of his highlights throughout. What if I didn’t agree with the ECSC or I thought they made a terrible error (I mean really how many times will Oklahoma get free frickin pass already)? Then have no fear - The TripleB Guarantee will help you sort out the madness. Without further ado...UNLEASH THE PREVIEW!! 106: 106 brings us our first of five LOCKS. Logan Miller of Brownsburg has been knocking off ranked wrestlers all year. The ECSC was unanimous - this is Miller’s weight class to lose. With team race looking tight, this weight class can get the Bulldogs off and running orrrrr ticket round magic by the latest Egli, Reed can get the Wildcats of Mater Dei rolling. Barry Horowitz Best Curtain Jerker - The Mater Dei classic in December gave us a preview of 106. Lou Knable and Reed Egli wrestled twice with Knable winning the first match 6-5 and Egli taking the second one 1-0. What happens in the third match?1?!? Don’t be late!! Charles Barkley Turrible Draws - The #12 Coy Hammack vs #13 Blake Zirkelbach guarantees that a SS top 4 kid is going home, and they are also 1-1 with Hammack getting the latest win in their conference finals a few weeks back. Another rubber match in the 106 bracket!! Don’t sleep on…. Jasper Junior Jainier Milanes looks to maybe break up the Hammack/Zirkelbach trilogy by sliding through the quarter bracket and onto Indy! Ford Fab 4 - The ECSC was unanimous on 1-2, but a tie for 3/4th. Ties were handled by whoever had the total higher placement points (more 3rd place votes in this case). 1st - Logan Miller Brownsburg, 2nd - Kyler West Evansville Memorial, 3rd - Coy Hammack Tell City, 4th - Ca$h Turner Edgewood 113: All 10 semi-state ranked grapplers have navigated their way through sectionals and regionals and have set themselves for shots at BLF. Mater Dei’s Cole Ross is the early favorite, owning 2 razor thin wins over both Lane Gilbert and Cheaney Schoeff. But this weight class is star power heavy as Ross, Gilbert, and Schoeff lead a class that could all be podium placers in the next few years. Barry Horowitz Best Curtain Jerker - SS #4 Braiden Hanes vs SS #7 Ethan Roudebush are featured in a quarter bracket with no state ranked wrestlers and also features SS #6 Noah Lykins. Sophomore, Sophomore, Sophomore = Future Hammers, Hammers, Hammers but for one their time is now. Donnie Baker says you better watch this quarter bracket! Charles Barkley Turrible Draw - Maybe not a tuuuurbbbillee draw but certainly a blood round match to watch - Freshman #5 ranked Gilbert vs Senior #19 ranked Logan Sutton of Castle. Winners goes to Indy, loser heads home too early. Don’t sleep on…. The aforementioned quarterbracket of Super Sophomores and Noah Lykins. The Olympian is battle tested as East wrestles one of the toughest schedules in the state. Can he pull off wins over two legit competitors? Ford Fab 4 - The ECSC was split but Ross gets the nod. 1st - Cole Ross Evansville Mater Dei, 2nd - Lane Gilbert, 3rd Cheaney Schoeff, 4th Braden Haines TRIPLEB GUARANTEE - Cheaney Schoeff of Avon will cause some noise, he makes the finals, he pushes Ross, he beats Ross. 120: 120 features our second LOCK of the preview - Evansville Mater Dei Junior and returning state qualifier Alec Freeman. Heritage Hills’ Sam Scott has had a great year and is the only other clear cut state bound wrestler here as after that things get murky. Barry Horowitz Best Curtain Jerker: 2 opening round matches could bring early fireworks - Greencastle Frosh phenom Chase Carrington and Evansville Centrals super Soph Ayden Amento will both battle for a chance to advance. Both received votes, this first round match could determine who advances to Indy. The other is Chris Newman and Jacob Bechert, Newman is a returning state qualifier but he gets two points of recognition here as he’s also featured in…. Charles Barkley Turrible Draw - Chris Newman and Delaney Ruhlman maybe isn’t a Turrible do to both being underclassmen and not a lot of state level credentials. But both have had great years, 6 combined losses, and this could possibly be the first of many matches. Don’t sleep on…. Newman, Amento, and 2 homers I have - Charlestown junior Colin Knox is 35-1 but has gotten zero love from the ECSC, also Madison Sophmore Noah Burkhardt has only been wrestling for 2 years and won sectionals and was a regional runner up. Can either of these 2 TripleB Sleepers pull off the upsets?!?!?! Ford Fab 4: After Freeman and Scott the rest of the field appears to be up for grabs - Ruhlman, Newman, Carrington, and Amento all got some love but after the dust settled - 1st - Alec Freeman Evansville Mater Dei, 2nd - Sam Scott Heritage Hills, 3rd - Delaney Ruhlman Bloomington South, 4th Chase Carrington Greencastle 126: 5 top 10 state ranked wrestlers, 8 top 10 semi-state ranked wrestlers. Maybe the mostest biggest, yuuugest CB Turrible Draw ever….. Alstott/Dalton 3. This was a bronze medal match last year at state and now it’s a ticket round match. Somebody better call my momma….this is a injustice!!! Oh and our 3rd Ford Tough LOCK! Barry Horowitz Best Curtain Jerker - Let’s skip the formalities and pleasantries, all 8 SS guys fall into different first round matches. First round should be chalk. Let’s get to it Charles Barkley Turrible Draw - Are you kidding me?? Under absolutely no circumstances should this be a ticket round match. This should be a prime reason for wrestlebacks, but not so fast my friend!! This is the beauty of Indiana wrestling. We are getting a winner take all match in the blood round between two state medalists. This should be a fantastic, low scoring match up. Good luck to both guys! Don’t sleep on…. After the Alstott/Dalton match this weight we almost Chalk picks. Maybe I should plug Raymond Rioux here. All the talk has been about Alstott and Dalton and we have a Ford Tough LOCK here. Raymond has put together a stellar career for Avon, he’s a 3 time state medalists. He’s been a leader for the #WestSideWingmen for 4 years and should put a bow on his career with a Semi-state Championship this weekend and a state championship next weekend. He’s also the first of the Rioux Dozen, that name isn’t going away anytime soon in the Indiana Wrestling scene. #ParrishTrained Ford Fab 4: Gavin Alstott is 0-3 against Ben Dalton, the ECSC believes 4th time's the charm as The Highlander got the nod 1st - Raymond Rioux Avon, 2nd Gavin Alstott Floyd Central, 3rd Kysen Montgomery Brownsburg, 4th Ashton Hayhurst Mater Dei. TripleBGuarantee - B-E-N-D-A-L-T-O-N, not only for ticket round but maybe as a LOCK buster! 132: 5 state ranked and 8 semi-state ranked wrestlers lead this weight class. 2 words can describe this HOT MESS. 9 potential qualifiers all received votes, yes I said 9! That means this weight class should be a doozy Saturday! Barry Horowitz Best Curtain Jerkers - SS #4 Beau Heeke from Heritage Hills and SS #7 ranked Seth Rohrbach both got votes to advance, but only one can advance out of the first round. Also a potential 1 over 4 upset as Conner Alcala from Decatur Central looks to take out regional champ Chase Aldridge from Providence. Charles Barkley Turrible Draws - Sound the sirens, we have our first “Swear to God” pick by Donnie Baker - Gibson Southern Sophomore Christian Polen and Center Grove’s Hayden Watson. DB says to bet the boat on Polen! The other Turrible draw is a battle of two time state qualifiers and features a match that could definitely shift the team race. #4 state ranked Kane Egli takes on #8 ranked Tyler Conley from Avon. These two wrestled at state duals with Egli getting a 3-2 win. Can Conley switch that result and help his Hendricks Co rivals Brownsburg out here or even help put Avon in position to win? Don’t sleep on…. Ha, evidently we shouldn’t sleep on the whole bracket. But in no order - Seth Rohrbach, Beau Heeke, Christian Polen, Lane Deckard, and Tyler Conley all got votes but not enough to break into the - Ford Fab 4 - 1st - Hayden Watson Center Grove, 2nd - Kane Egli Evansville Mater Dei, 3rd - Connor Holt Plainfield, 4th - Conner Alcala Decatur Central 138: A weight going chalk means the ECSC has 4 unanimous selections in the same order. It has rarely if ever happened. This weight class was as close as it came this year as only one vote kept the weight class from being chalk and having Blake Boarman as a LOCK (*cough Donnie Baker cough*). Oh did I mention Drake Campbell beat Blake Boarman this year already? Maybe good old DB isn’t off his rocker! 5 state ranked wrestlers and 9 semi state ranked wrestlers are featured at 138, Let’s Go!!! Barry Horowitz Best Curtain Jerker - 2 matches stand out as curtain jerkers and I noticed some irregularities. First another Donnie Baker “Bet the Boat” upset alert - Terre Haute South junior Nathan Recknor over #13 Keandre Watson. The other match is SS #6 Colton Roberts and SS #9 Pat Mayes. Mayes is 40-2, Roberts has 13 losses. Does Avon’s strength of schedule carry Roberts over Mayes? Some voters say yes, some say no! Charles Barkley Turrible Draw - None, there’s a reason this weight class was almost chalk. Semi finals and finals should be great though. Don’t sleep on…. Campbell beat Boarman in a close match, Boarman beat J Conway in a close match. J Conway has been a takedown machine all season……. can the Highlander steal the booty and walk away like a Pirate with some gold Saturday? Ford Fab 4 - 1st - Blake Boarman Brownsburg, 2nd J Conway Floyd Central, 3rd Drake Campbell Brownsburg, 4th Landon Boe Plainfield 145: 5 state ranked wrestlers and 7 ranked semi-state wrestlers are featured at 145. Also 145 features our only 1st place tie, it’s officially up for grabs. It’s another weight where the committee doesn’t feel that there will be any party crashers as all 5 had the same 4 qualifiers albeit in different order. Justice Cash, Brody Baumann, and Jaden Renyolds all got first place votes and Cash/Reynolds finished in a tie. We will take it The Speaker of the Committee TripleB to break the tie. Barry Horowitz Best Curtain Jerker - Both unranked, both having great years Central freshman Luke Kemper and Floyd Central sophomore Codei Khawaja both come from bloodlines of wrestlers (Look them both up, I’m not geneology.com over here). This will be a great curtain jerker. Franklin Community senior Ethan Nash draws regional champ and state final hopeful #19 David Tucker. Here’s 2 things I know from my years of being around - Franklin never has a dull semi state, they keep matches close and Tonte brings the magic. While Tucker is the favorite, don’t be surprised to see Nash pull out a grinder match and sneak through Charles Barkley Turrible Draws - There’s nothing to see here, move along. Don’t sleep on…. Voters were chalk with the qualifiers Ford Fab 4 - Our first and only tie for first place, Justice Cash and Jaden Reynolds both racking up 16 out of a possible 20 votes. We went to the ballots and Cash received 3 first place votes while Reynolds received 1. Cash gets the nod. 1st - Justice Cash Bloomington North (Donnie Baker Lock, Stock, and Pork pick), 2nd - Jaden Reynolds, 3rd - Brody Baumann, 4th - David Tucker Brown Co 152: 5 top ten state ranked and all 10 semi-state wrestlers makes 152 no joke. There will be some Fitts thrown, some Hamms, will the Law be laid down, or can the Incredible Fulks smash the field? I could go all day with puns here but let’s put a BOE on it and move along. A top ten match up in the blood round gives us a Turrible draw and a Donnie Baker “Bet the Boat” guarantee are featured. Barry Horowitz Best Curtain Jerker - Moses Hamm and Jacob Cookerly are two SS ranked dudes looking to get after it, can the Hamm be COOKerlied? Oh man but seriously, the winner gets Fulks and this should be a great match! Charles Barkley Turrible Draw - #7 Fitts vs #2 Kervin. Both are returning State Qualifiers. Fitts is a fireball, if he can channel his emotions in the right way, will it be enough to knock off Kervin? Don’t sleep on…. Logan Boe, yes he’s predicted to finish in top 4 but this Warrior is a 3x state medalists and has always brought the heat when it counts. Kervin got the nod from the voters, but Don’t Sleep On Boe Ford Fab 4 - Your top 4 seeds are a combined 142 and 2. Schwew-wee, this should be some fun semi-finals and finals. Boe and Kervin are the Donnie Baker “Shut Up Randy, I’m watching come rasslin” Highlight match. 1st Jonathan Kervin Floyd Central, 2nd - Kade Law Columbus East, 3rd Logan Boe Danville, 4th - Jordan Fulks Boonville Donnie Baker Bet the Boat Guarantee - All 4 will be on the podium next week at BLF, STATE LAW!!! 160: 5 State ranked and 8 semi-state ranked wrestlers lead the field at 160 including the next LOCK, Evansville Mater Dei’s returning 3rd placer Eli Dickens. Some ticket round matches are featured here, not necessarily Turrible draws but matches that should be worth the watch. Barry Horowitz Best Curtain Jerker - The Donnie Baker “Too Close to call” first round curtain jerker goes to #11 Sam Morrill and Evansville Reitz’s Aiden Farmer. Can Farmer sneak the upset? Charles Barkley Turrible Draws - Whenever 2 top 10 ranked guys are going at it for the golden ticket it’s just turrible. #1 Eli Dickens and #9 Tyler Fuqua have both made the trip to Indy and both certainly are worthy medalists, but this year only one will get to take that opportunity. Turrible, turrible, turrible. Don’t sleep on….Wade Presson of Bloomington South has had some good wins this year and a win in the ticket round isn’t unthinkable. Keep an eye on Morrill/Farmer winner vs Presson. Ford Fab 4 - The 2nd Wildcat making the LOCK list, Eli Dickens leads this talented field 1st - Eli Dickens Evansville Mater Dei, 2nd - Peyton Asbury Brownsburg, 3rd - John Purdy Castle, 4th Sam Morrill Columbus East 170: 5 State ranked and 8 semi-state ranked wrestlers are on tap to duke it out at 170. The ECSC had a unanimous Fab 4, though some disagreed with placements. This because we have the dreaded my guy beat your guy but lost to your guy. The sectional seeding nightmare. 2x state qualifier Robert Deters leads this field. Let’s see who gets left out of the musical chairs. Barry Horowitz Best Curtain Jerkers - Columbus North’s Nick Holt was a sectional champ that hit a roadblock last weekend by some freshman from Madison (btw how many freshman lead the varsity football team in tackles and win regionals?) Indian Creek’s Owen Sego’s season has been well documented, this is his 4th trip to Evansville, will he get through? This match should be special, don’t miss it! Don’t sleep on…. Sego and Carrington Charles Barkley Turrible Draw - Two turrible draws, the aforementioned Sego has a decorated career, here’s to hoping he can continue his season with a W, but Deters is no small obstacle. #3 2 loss Ruhlman and #11 2 loss Carrinton will be going at it to determine who goes to BLF. Ruhlman appears to be the favorite, but another Turrible Draw Ford Fab 4 - Whenever you got #2,#3, and #6 in the same bracket, there will be no LOCK. The ECSC did really like Deters though to avenge his loss to Ruhlman and lock up a SS championship. 1st - Robert Deters Castle, 2nd - Tristan Ruhlman Bloomington South, 3rd - Gabe Sollars Evansville Mater Dei, 4th - Jalen Ward Franklin 182: 2 state qualifiers, one not favored to advance, a for LOCK that wasn’t. It’s 1-8-2! 6 state ranked (including #s 3,7, and 9) and 9 ranked SS wrestlers are on tabs at 182. Macartney Parkinson is a returning state medalist, who is undefeated in Indiana this year. This was a hands down LOCK….but then Donnie Baker crashed the party. Also Brenden Moore is a returning state qualifier who hasn’t had the easiest path to the Ford Center. How do Parkinson and Moores fate intertwine? Welll….. Barry Horowitz Best Curtain Jerker - Brendan McPike of Terre Haute South has had a fantastic season (trust me I got the emails and texts to prove it). Can this Outlaw survive returning State Qualifier Moore in the first round to lay way for rematch with Parkinson? Charles Barkley Turrible Draws - Macartney Parkinson and Greg Glover will meet to determine a spot in Evansville. Another ticket round match that could affect the team race. Don’t sleep on…. Brenden Moore, Greg Glover, how about a sleeper pic of Drake Buchanan? Do you know his dad was a school teacher at Madison Junior High School when TripleB was only DoubleB and ran the hallways?!?! Never doubt a 3B connection!! Ford Fab 4 - 1st - Macartney Parkinson Evansville Mater Dei, 2nd - Noah White Columbus East, 3rd - Drake Buchanan Center Grove, 4th - Brendan Mcpike Terre Haute South Donnie Baker Bet the Boat Guarantee - Brendan McPike will be on the revenge tour Saturday knocking of Parkinson and Noah White. 195: Only 4 state ranked and 8 SS ranked wrestlers leaves this bracket kind of feeling ehhh…. but no worries, the Donnie Baker “Fight of the Night” will deliver and according to DB break up another LOCK. McKinley Kemper was well on his way to locking up a LOCK, like the other Kempers before him. Donnie pulled a Corso and said “Not so fast my friend” Barry Horowitz Best Curtain Jerker - No first rd matches of SS ranked grapplers left me searching….just like I”ll be searching the concessions Saturday at about this time. Charles Barkley Turrible Draws - Again natta, all 4 ranked guys are spread out in quarterbrackets, all seems well. Don’t sleep on…. Cody Matherly of Jeffersonville, he will have to win one on the STREETs to get to Bankers but the streets of Jeff are no joke. Donnie Baker’s FIGHT OF THE NIGHT - Ladies and Gentleman, boys and girls, children of all ages, Donnie Baker enterprises in accordance with STATE LAW proudly brings to you the Fight of the Night… it’s a semi final match up between a Junior, from Franklin Community, with a 35-2 record Harrrriiisss Eaassssooonnnn!!! And his opponent from Evansville Central, this senior comes to us with a record of 36 wins and only 1 defeat, ittttttttt’s McKinnnnnnnnnley Kemmmmmper!!! Ford Fab 4 - Kemper, Eason, Street and Rogers all advance. Kemper so close to a lock, but Eason got a vote. 1st - McKinley Kemper Evansville Central, 2nd - Isaiah Street (I watched this kid almost bleed to death in Iowa as a 6th grader and still finished the match and the tournament helping Team Indiana finish 3rd in the nation, do not sleep on the STREET), 3rd - Harris Eason, 4th - Phoenix Rodgers Heritage Hills 220: 7 state ranked (wow) and all 10 SS ranked wrestlers bring the BOOM to 220. 8 wrestlers all recieved votes. Amongst the chaos the ECSC picks a non state ranked hammer to get through, Yowie Wowie what a weight class!! Barry Horowitz Best Curtain Jerker - This quarter bracket features 4 SS ranked dudes - #9 Ethan Rogers, #8 Cordell Huering, #10 Reese Condon, and #7 Kenton Williams all will have to sort it out it to make it out and the votes were not unanimous on who makes it out. Charles Barkley Turrible Draws - When you have so many ranked guys does it negate Turrible draws? The Donnie Baker Barn Burner of the night and Turrible Draw - #13 Josh Howell of Terre Haute South vs #7 Will Stewart of South Spencer. Spencer is a returning state placer, Howell has one loss and Donnie says this match is going to extra periods - This should be a great match! Also #6 Nathan Willman vs #11 Leighton Jones both are top 4 in SS but one is going home! The last one is #8 (#1 in ss) Micah Dodson vs #15 (#6 in ss) Macray Robinson. Don’t sleep on…. Stop what you are doing, look up the bracket (The Indianamat one with rankings), take a picture and seriously don’t sleep on any of them Ford Fab 4 - This was chaos, the ECSC was up until the wee hours debating 220. Here’s what we got: 1st - Nathan Willman North Posey, 2nd - Micah Dodson Martinsville, 3rd - Joshua Howell Terre Haute South, 4th - Kenton Williams Sullivan TripleBGuarantee - If Ethan Rogers can get on his offense early, he’s going to state. Leighton Jones will go big boy and the frosh will knock out a senior in the ticket round, Will Stewart will go to state… Heck just write this down - 1. Micah Dodson, 2. Leighton Jones, 3. Will Stewart, 4. Ethan Rogers. Take that to the Bank! 285: The last weight and the last LOCK. Last year Dorian Keys took the state by surprise on his run to a state title. There will be no surprises this year as Keys has been labeled a LOCK by the ECSC. 6 state ranked and 9 ss ranked wrestlers round out the semi-state qualifiers for 2020 (round, see what I did there, jeeze I’m losing my mind). 6 garnered votes and the most interesting matchup is a Turrrible draw Barry Horowitz Best Curtain Jerkers - I’ve been hearing about this one guy all year, “TripleB ya gotta give love to Ke’Tre Dickens, watch out for Dickens, Dickens, Dickens” Well here is his chance to shine and out of the gates he has undefeated Bloomington North wrestler Race Stewart. I’ve been told this could be shocker! Charles Barkley Turrible Draws - #14 Robbie Gentry vs. #15 Matthew Munoz, both are worthy of state and Munoz has a win over Gentry this year albeit on home turf. There will be no home turf this weekend. Don’t sleep on…. Hunter Wimpelberg is a senior for Coach Ferguson at Reitz, Regional champ, good program, great coach, do not sleep on Wimpelberg punching a ticket. Robbie Gentry could reverse his fortunes against Munoz and also punch his ticket Ford Fab 4 - Our last LOCK and Munoz doing what Munoz does best, escaping with a win 1st - Dorian Keys Brownsburg, 2nd - Matthew Munoz Jeffersonville, 3rd - Race Stewart Bloomington North, 4th - Jacob Johnson Franklin Man we made it…….let’s end w my favorite - food recomendations Friday night I’m heading to Hilltop Inn for my first ever Brain sandwich. I'm pumped. Brains aren’t your thing? Turonis is a local pizza place that’s dynamite. Like German? Gerst Haus is phenomenal. Want to head out for some adult beverages? Go to Franklin Ave, Gerst Haus is there and a number of other watering holes and great restaurants. I’m never up early enough for Breakfast so I have no clue. I hear the nachos at the Ford are great and worth the $. And a tradition on the way home is Stoll’s Country Diner - lights out fried chicken and down home buffet. Have a great time Saturday, I thoroughly enjoy the Evansville Semi-State experience. I’ll be there slumming around, feel free to say hey, you can’t miss me! Good luck to all my coaching buddies and all 224 grapplers. Use this to pump you up and get mad bc you were slighted and parents have fun with this as we at Indianamat are just trying to bring attention to our favorite sport, wrestling! See everybody at the FORD and onto Bankers! View full article
  15. 7 points
    SharkBit

    Indiana Wrestling Mount Rushmore

    This may be a totally different approach than you were probably expecting. My thoughts of coming up with a "Mount Rushmore" is a reflection of four individuals that have raised the bar and propelled Indiana Wrestling to where it is today....during the time I have been around this sport. COACH - Al Smith - Mishawaka. Coach Smith had a vision for what he thought Indiana Wrestling should be. He coached to that vision and the seeds he planted with his vision multiplied to many individuals that have carried on that vision as athletes, officials, administrators, Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches all over the State for many years. OFFICIAL - Jeff Colburn - The General. Like Coach Smith....I believe Jeff had his own vision of where the level of officiating needed to be in our State. Jeff along with many others have spent a lifetime ensuring that if they were on the mat...the highest level of officiating would be in the house that day. As a result of lifetime achievement we have many other officials throughout the State that share the same dedication. Many who would not be wearing the stripes if it were not for Jeff's influence and tutelage. WRESTLER - Alex Tsirtsis 236-0 Undefeated Four Time State Champ - In my opinion the greatest achievement in the history of Indiana Wrestling. The inspiration for so many of our recent greats that grew up wanting to be half as good as he was. I know my son was in awe every time he stepped on the mat, watched him, admired him, wanted to be like him. A true role model for every kid that had the dream....it was possible. Don't get me wrong my list of favorites is very very long.....but I only get to pick one. MEDIA/OUTREACH/GROWING THE SPORT - Joe Caprino Wow! I remember when this little website was launched. Now look at it. Without a doubt this is the PREMIER Wrestling Website available and we have it at our fingertips for anything that you want to know about Indiana Wrestling. Thousands like myself check this out several times a day just to keep up on what's going on around the State in this sport. As good as it is now....there is a daily attempt and vision to make it even better by constantly adding new features. We are extremely fortunate to have IndianaMat as an instant reference for anything related to Indiana Wrestling. This is my Mount Rushmore of Indiana Wrestling....Four Individuals with four different visions to the sport of wrestling that raised the bar in every area for every Coach, Official, Athlete and Enthusiast that makes this sport what it is today. Maybe not what you expected but really was the first thing that popped in my head when I saw the topic.
  16. 7 points
    Y2CJ41

    Beeks vs Hardcastle ticket round match

    There was a rule change a few years ago where if a kid was injured on a false start and couldn't continue that they would win via injury default. It was a good rule change for instances where a false start causes an injury to an opponent. This situation is very interesting as it was a ticket round and the injured wrestler recovered enough to win semi-state.
  17. 7 points
    Mattyb

    Semi State Upsets

    You just keep doing what your doing kid. This idiot troll made a profile just to bust the chops of a kid that wrestled very smart. Way to put this dude in check. With that said, leave this chat to idiots like us. Check all this out after next weekend. You just keep grinding champ!
  18. 7 points
    Ed Pendoski

    Dominating Sectionals

    Couple year's ago I brought up the idea of combining the Sectional and Regional Tourney into one tournament. I don't have the numbers in front of me, so don't nail me to exact details..... We have one of the largest regionals (most number of teams) and I'm thinking it's like 24ish teams. You'd have to have a round of 32 in theory....most weights have more than 8 ffts if you combine sectionals. That would be a quick round. Seed top 12 Friday night: Rat tail matches (I believe the number was around 10 matches total). Then have the round of 16 right after. If you lose any of those, you're done. Saturday morning run an 8 man tourney with wrestlebacks. When I looked at it I thought it would help with the ref shortage and make the state more money with less work. It would also shorten the season a week, which might get us in the conversation of semi state wrestle backs down the road.
  19. 7 points
    That’s a real statement brother. Painful lesson.....but a valuable one. An early cradle and extremely intelligent wrestling of backing up and down blocking, allowed a very strong...physically mature and battle tested Mazero to squeek past 14 yr old Silas by 1 point. Admittedly....it was one of the best things to happen to Silas. It initiated an even deeper sense of drive towards strength training, positioning, and becoming a well rounded wrestler. Not just a dynamic athlete on his feet. I’m hopeful every wrestler who reads this....whether freshman or upper classmen, fully realizes......wins & losses don’t define you. Your response does.
  20. 6 points
  21. 6 points
    They should have to stand inline to weigh in wit the kids..... Sware to God they should...…. Four hours later bFF,s
  22. 6 points
    I appreciate all those comments made. I was at mat side. The referee signaled a false start, the Oak Hill wrestler was tended and their was discussion taking place between the head coach of Oak Hill and the referees along with one of those in charge refs. I am not being critical but what I would have liked to have seen would have been that the ref would have signaled the “false start” on him, given the appropriate “recovery time” and then let the match continue. That would eliminate some of the more negative effects.
  23. 6 points
    The rule was interpreted correctly by the officials. The question of it being a true false start is not so clear in the video. I will try and post video at some point. Just like many things in life it is when the rule or situation is abused. I have coached for many years and never have been put in the situation that the Oak Hill coaching staff was put into on Saturday. I believe in all my heart I know what I would have done in the situation. However the problem and the "unfortunate situation" that this rule caused was that Josh Beeks will never get the opportunity that he has earned by working hard and puttting himself in the best possible situation you can by entering the Semi-State tournament has a Regional champ, will never happen. 30 secs. into the match a "Caution" ended the kids career and his dream of being a State Qualifier.
  24. 6 points
    Beeks started on Mat 2’s whistle and got a caution for it. I saw it clearly while watching the Berne Witness live stream. I didn’t think it was a caution if you went on another mat’s whistle.
  25. 6 points
    Hardcastle’s leg sure did heal up quickly though..... congrats to him on winning semi state though.
  26. 6 points
    Jay County Sectional 145 Fiechter, Dull, and Currie. Also all three from the same conference.
  27. 6 points
    Peyton Asbury

    Semi State Upsets

    Put up 9,7,3 in the first 3 matches. Don’t know how that’s stalling?? You said right to my face after my finals match you didn’t say anything on the internet about me. Stop talking about me please.
  28. 6 points
    luv2compete

    Justice Cash

    Justice, it has been a joy watching you wrestle. You were so much fun to watch!! You taught my son Jordan a thing or two back in the day!! I know your next journey will be amazing!!!! You have a great attitude, wonderful family and we wish nothing but the best for you! love, Donna & John Slivka
  29. 6 points
    This may be the toughest New Castle Semi State I have ever seen. There will be 20 or more ranked wrestlers staying home next week. As always, brutal ticket round match ups with two top 10 ranked wrestlers. 5 #1 Ranked Wrestlers in the tournament. 106 State Ranked Wrestlers #3 Suhas Chundi- Carmel #5 Bryce Lowery- Roncalli #7 Josh Johnson- Cardinal Ritter #9 Evan Dickey- Cathedral #19 Romello Williams- Anderson Semi-State Ranked Wrestlers #6 Keaton Morton- Perry Meridian #7 Nathan Smith- Southport #8 Garrett Condo- Milan Potential Match-ups #5 Bryce Lowery vs #19 Romelo Williams ticket round Lowery has been on fire in his freshman campaign and is looking to take his first trip to state with his older brother. #9 Evan Dickey vs #6ss Keaton Morton These two have not wrestled this year. Morton has an awkward style that could give Dickey issues, but Dickey has experience on the floor at New Castle. #3 Suhas Chundi vs #7ss Nathan Smith Chundi has been here before and the podium at state and it looks like he should have a return trip. #7 Johnson vs #5 Lowery Rematch from sectionals in the semi finals. #9 Dickey vs #3 Chundi Semi-finals #3 Chundi vs #5 Lowery Finals 1st Round Picks Johnson over Condo (4 over 1) Rodriguez over Vest Lowery over Hale Williams over Coffman Dickey over Cornelius Morton over Holcomb Chundi over Fye Smith over Lengerich Tickets Punched Lowery, Chundi, Dickey, Johnson Alpha Dogs Lowery and Chundi 113 State Ranked Wrestlers #1 Alex Cottey- Perry Meridian #4 Elijah Anthony- Frankfort #8 Blake Wolf- East Central #10 Marquarias Wilburn- Warren Central #11 Logan Carrender LN #12 Brac Hooper Carmel #14 Kody Glithero Semi-State Ranked Wrestlers #8 Griffin Ingalls Fishers Potential Match-ups #11 Carrender vs #4 Anthony ticket round Anthony has had two incredible seasons so far, but Senior Carrender will be a tough out. His style is awkward and he is extremely strong. Anthony knocked him off in ticket round last year. #8 Wolf vs #8ss Ingalls first round Haven’t seen much about this match-up. Ingalls has a win over Wilburn and has been competitive all year. Winner has the privilege of #1 Alex Cottey in the ticket round. #10 Wilburn vs #12 Hooper ticket round. These two have had 2 opportunities to wrestle but it hasn’t happened yet. Wilburn has beat Carrender twice which Hooper lost to in a major decision. Hooper pinned Ingalls who beat Wilburn early in the year. #14 Glithero vs #4 Anthony Semis Glithero is coming off a huge win over Alex Cottey and Anthony is coming off two straight losses to Hooper. Should be a good one. 1st Round Picks Glithero over Ellingwood Driver over Necessary Carrender over Bullock Anthony over Gardner Wolf over Ingalls Cottey over Reese Hooper over Marker Wilburn over Reyes Tickets Punched Cottey, Glithero, Anthony, Wilburn Alpha Dog Alex Cottey 120 State Ranked Wrestlers #1 Zeke Seltzer- Cathedral #4 Carson Eldred- Westfield #7 Christian White- New Palestine #10 Anthony Hughes- Lawrence North #13 Carleton Perry- Warren Central #14 Jacob Simone- Hamilton Southeastern #19 Brevan Thrine- New Castle Semi-State Ranked Wrestlers #6 Antonio Jefferson LC Potential Match-ups #1 Seltzer vs #14 Simone. Two state place winners do battle to see who gets a chance to go back to Bankers Life. Simone had Eldred on the ropes last week and doesn’t want to end his career at New Castle. #6SS Jefferson vs Thrine first round Thrine has had an amazing freshman campaign with his only loss coming by major to Christian White. Jefferson has been here before and lost the last two years. Senior versus freshman. Winner gets #7 Christian White White would be the favorite over Thrine. Jefferson may pull the second 4 over 1 here and make the ticket round even crazier. #13 Perry vs #10 Hughes These two have wrestled several times over the years with Hughes taking the last one at MIC. Perry is coming off back to back wins over White as well as wins over Glithero and Jefferson who have defeated Hughes. But Hughes tech falled AJ Gunn from Carmel who has a win over Perry. #1 Seltzer vs #7 White semis. #4 Eldred vs #10/#13 Hughes/White 1st Round Picks Seltzer over Myers Simone over Haggerty Jefferson over Thrine White over Pritchett Eldred over Thang Dietz over Schneider Perry over Farling Hughes over Bray Tickets Punched Seltzer, Eldred, Perry, White Alpha Dog Zeke Seltzer 126 State Ranked Wrestlers #5 Brayden Lowery Roncalli #6 David Pierson- Warren Central #16 Luke Gonzalez- Cathedral #19 Cameron Toole- Lebanon #20 Joey Langeman- Carmel Semi-State Ranked Wrestlers #7 Jeremiah Henderson- Lawrence North Potential Match-ups #19 Toole vs Brandon first round Brandon took Pierson down at regionals and is a very hard nosed wrestler. Wouldn’t be surprised to see an upset here. Followed with a ticket round with either super frosh Searcy from East Central or Jeremiah Henderson who has had an up and down year but is dangerous. #5 Lowery vs #16 Gonzalez ticket round Gonzalez has kept matches close with elite level guys all year and had a great Al Smith. Lowery shouldn’t overlook him. #20 Langeman vs Dennison Dennison has had a great year at 33-1, but I suspect Carmel will have Langeman ready. #5 Lowery vs #6 Pierson Finals Lowery won at Marion County 1-0. Should be another great battle. 1st Round Picks Toole over Ashton Searcy over Henderson Lowery over Drilik Gonzalez over Maitland Otto over Johnson Pierson over Lauy Dennison over Bertram Langeman over Vinson Tickets Punched Lowery, Pierson, Toole, Langeman Alpha Dog Brayden Lowery 132 State Ranked Wrestlers #2 Matt Koontz- Perry Meridian #7 Aundre Beatty- Warren Central #9 Andrew Wilson- Cathedral #10 Luke Goodwin- Southport #12 Sebastian Bryant- North Central #16 Jared Brown- Pendleton Heights #17 Sam Slivka- Roncalli Semi-State Ranked Wrestlers #8 Hudson Harreld- Zionsville Potential Match-ups #7 Beatty vs #16 Brown ticket round. Two state qualifiers battling it out to see who goes to the Bank. Beatty had a great regional beating both #2 Koontz 7-0 and #17 Slivka to take home the title. #10 Goodwin vs Frazier. 4 over 1 potential here. Goodwin had a brutal regional with Beatty, Koontz, Slivka and himself. He has a win over Frazier over the summer. Winner gets #9 Wilson to punch a ticket. Wilson only has 7 matches this season due to injury but has been to state before. #8ss Harreld vs #17 Slivka ticket round. Slivka was a regional champion year that didn’t make it to state. Look for him to punch a ticket. #12 Bryant vs #2 Koontz ticket round. This is the premier ticket round match as both of these kids should be placers. Bryant has dominated since dropping to 132 with his only loss being Beatty. 1st Round Picks Beatty over Lonneman Brown over Merkel Goodwin over Frazier Wilson over Lloyd Harreld over Bustamante Slivka over Sherwood Bryant over Barrett Koontz over Walston Tickets Punched Beatty, Koontz, Goodwin, Slivka Alpha Dog Aundre Beatty 138 State Ranked Wrestlers #2 Logan Bailey- Cathedral #4 Logan Wagner- Zionsville #7 Brendan Mattingly- Carmel #8 Jevian Ross- Warren Central #14 Dylan Dorman- Greenfield-Central Semi-State Ranked Wrestlers #6 David Page- Roncalli #8 Max Naselroad- Alexandria Potential Match-ups #2 Bailey vs #8 Ross. Brutal matchup of two kids that both should place at state. Both wrestlers have lost in the ticket round twice in their careers. Bailey lost to Beatty from Warren Central last year and Seth Johnson as a freshman. Ross has lost to Wilkerson and Caleb Oliver. Should be some fireworks In this one. #2Bailey/#8 Ross vs #7 Mattingly Semis #4 Wagner waiting in finals 1st Round Picks Walsh over Morgan Mattingly over Johnson Bailey over Miles Ross over Lemieux Dorman over Smith Lawson over Crouch Wagner over Page Naselroad over Euson Tickets Punched Bailey, Wagner, Mattingly, Dorman Alpha Dogs Logan Bailey 145 State Ranked Wrestlers #1 Alec Viduya- Roncalli #6 Chris Wilkerson- Mount Vernon #7 Jajuan Anderson- Warren Central #9 Jeff Dunasky- Guerin Catholic #13 Jake Shafer- Carmel #14 Gabe Phillips- Centerville #14 Reece Luhmann- Hamilton Southeastern #17 Garrett Stewart- Cathedral Semi-State Ranked Wrestlers #8 Brady Mckivitz- Perry Meridian Potential Match-ups #9 Dunasky vs #7 Anderson ticket round. This should be a great ticket round matchup. Dunasky is trying to be Guerins first ever state qualifier. He lost to Warren Centrals Antwaun Graves last year in the ticket round. Anderson has wins over Luhmann, Mckivitz, Stewart, Shafer, and Wilkerson. #8ss Mckivitz vs #14 Phillips first round. Mckivitz has had a solid season with some solid wins and some losses in Perrys brutal schedule. Luhmann is waiting in the wings for the winner for a ranked ticket round matchup. #17 Stewart vs #13 Shafer first round. Stewart is a huge 145 but has taken a lot of losses. Wolf had a great regional tournament overturning some losses from earlier in the year. #1 Viduya vs #6 Wilkerson ticket round. This is another brutal ticket round that leaves behind a projected state place winner. Viduya has been on a different level this year. 1st Round Picks Dunasky over McDonald Anderson over Bohan Luhmann over Nixon Phillips over McKivitz Wolf over Taylor Shafer over Stewart Viduya over Linkel Wilkerson over Lindamood Tickets Punched Viduya, Anderson, Luhmann, Shafer Alpha Dog Alec Viduya 152 State Ranked wrestlers #1 Brice Coleman- Warren Central #3 Bryer Hall- East Central #6 Tyce Frejie- Roncalli #10 Shane Bates- Zionsville #18 Aidan Alford- Mount Vernon Semi-State Ranked Wrestlers #4 Noah Baker- Perry Meridian #7 Tyler Jones- Lawrence Central #8 Tyler Vredeveld- Centerville Potential Match-ups #4ss Baker vs #18 Alford first round. Bake'rs match count is not indicative of his skill. Should be a great match followed with a ticket round date with #10 Bates. #3 Hall vs #6 Frejie ticket round. This is a huge matchup. Hall is trying to get back to state after losing to Leavell last year in the ticket round. Frejie has been to the show several times and doesn’t want to end his career at New Castle. #1 Coleman vs #8ss Vredeveld. Centerville's only loss this year is to Bryer Hall in the Regional finals. Coleman is looking to make his first trip to state after losing to Rodgers in the ticket round last year. #3Hall/#6 Frejie vs #1 Coleman Finals 1st Round Picks Bates over Foster Baker over Alford Hall over Ginella Frejie over Urasky Jones over Wills Mobley over McLaren Coleman over Lemaster Vredeveld over Fox Tickets Punched Coleman, Hall, Bates, Jones Alpha Dog Brice Coleman 160 State Ranked Wrestlers #3 Elliott Rodgers- Cathedral #4 Cooper Noehre- Greenfield Central #12 Dante Akins- Indianapolis Lutheran #14 Damon Mcclain- Warren Central #15 Andrew Roth- Lawrenceburg #20 Luke Davis- Zionsville Semi-State Ranked Wrestlers #7 Josh Moore- Southport #8 Max Hayes- Mount Vernon Potential Match-ups This weight is pretty spread out on the top ranked wrestlers. #8SS Max Hayes vs #14 Damon McClain first round. Hayes has been a tough wrestler for years. McClain has been wrestling well winning the Marion County and MIC tournaments. #14 McClain vs #20 Davis ticket round. Davis is coming off a great Regional tournament and is rewarded with the higher ranked McClain in ticket round. #15 Roth vs #12 Akins. Akins has to get through a very tough Goodner first from the Deaf school. He pinned Hayes last week. I could be wrong, but Akins might be the first state qualifier for Lutheran. #3 Rodgers vs #4 Noehre in semis to rematch the state finals from last year. Their matchup earlier this year ended with a crazy funk roll from Rodgers for the win late in the third. 1st Round Picks Rodgers over Moore Williamson over Carr Noehre over Butterfield Mitchell over Lowe Davis over Payne McClain over Hayes Roth over Weakley Akins over Goodner Tickets Punched Noehre, McClain, Rodgers, Akins Alpha Dogs Cooper Noehre and Elliott Rodgers 170 State Ranked Wrestlers #7 Tyler Wagner- Cathedral #8 Bradley Harrington- North Central #9 Gabe Davin Carmel #15 Tytus Ragle- New Castle Semi-State Ranked Wrestlers #3 Jajuan Dale- Perry Meridian #6 Chase Poynter- Zionsville #7 Ronan Hiner- Hamilton Southeastern #8 Ty Welliever- Southmont Potential Match-ups #4SS Dale vs #8SS Welliever first round. Winner gets #8 Harrington in the ticket round. Harrington is a huge 170 after making the drop from 182 earlier in the year. #9 Davin vs #15 Ragle ticket round. Really tough ticket round for Ragle who was winning in Regional finals before getting thrown and pinned. #6SS Poynter vs Mpole. Mpole is an unbelievable athlete with a great story of how he came to the United States. Winner has Malson/Bishop in ticket round. #7 Wagner vs #7ss Hiner. These two have wrestled each other their whole lives. Don’t expect Hiner to get blown out, he may even steal this ticket from Cathedral. 1st Round Picks Dale over Welliever Harrington over Calderon Davin over Mosconi Ragle over Rice Bishop over Malson Mpole over Poynter Wagner over Rullman Hiner over Ortel Tickets Punched Harrington, Wagner, Davin, Mpole Alpha Dog Bradley Harrington 182 State Ranked Wrestlers #4 Aidan Warren- Perry Meridian #6 Johnny Parker- Cathedral #12 Hayden Filipovich- Indianapolis Lutheran #13 Garret Sharp- Carmel #16 Kole Viel- East Central #18 Dawson McCloud- North Montgomery #20 Gavin Keesee- Franklin Central Semi-State Ranked Wrestlers #7 Riley Woodall- Southmont Potential Match-ups #18 McCloud vs Myers. McCloud has had a great season is looking to continue it against the Iron Bear’s son. Ticket round matchup vs Filipovich who is also trying to get Lutheran to Bankers Life. #4 Warren vs #7SS Woodall. Warren has two trips to state in two attempts. Woodall is trying to match his brothers Middle School State Title last weekend. #16 Viel vs #20 Keesee first round Followed by a matchup with #13 Sharp in the ticket round. This quarter bracket is brutal with 3 ranked wrestlers. 1st Round Picks Mccloud over Myers Filipovich over Lawler Parker over Broom Sullivan over Orcutt Warren over Mcgill Woodall over Gillespie Viel over Keesee Sharp over hanson Tickets Punched Warren, Parker, Filipovich, Sharp Alpha Dog Aidan Warren 195 State Ranked Wrestlers #1 Silas Allred- Shenandoah #3 JD Farrell-cFishers #4 Kyle Krummen- East Central #9 Zach White- Carmel #12 Excell Brooks- Lawrence North Semi-State Ranked Wrestlers #5 Jacob Huffman- Cathedral #6 Jeff McClure- Perry Meridian #7 Isiah Martin- Brebuf Jesuit #8 Richard Clevenger- New Palestine Potential Match-ups Other than Silas, this weight had 2 unranked regional champions and is wide open. #3 Farrell vs #12 Brooks ticket round. Farrell has had a great season including taking Silas down at Connersville. Brooks is incredibly athletic and is a tough matchup for anyone. #8SS Clevenger vs #4 Krummen Clevenger has had a great junior campaign including winning the brutal Perry Meridian regional. Krummen just took his first loss to Allred last weekend. White vs McCloud Rematch from earlier in the year where White took a 7-5 decision home. Followed by a matchup with Jacob Huffman from Cathedral. I predict the winner of the first round match will knock out the Pendleton regional champ. #3 Farrell vs #1 Allred Rematch from Spartan Classic in finals. 1st Round Picks Farrell over Beard Brooks over Orcutt Clevenger over Arvin Krummen over Martin Huffman over Shaffer White tossup McCloud Allred over Lovell McClure over Dreher Tickets Punched Allred, Farrell, Krummen, (White or McCloud) Alpha Dog Silas Allred 220 State Ranked Wrestlers #2 Drew Webster- North Montgomery #10 Deshawn Young- Franklin Central #12 David Guhl- Cathedral #16 Alex Hernandez- Warren Central Semi-State Ranked Wrestlers #6 Parker Smitley- Mount Vernon #7 Cameron Brown- New Castle #8 Justin Stephens- Pendleton Heights Potential Match-ups A lot of great matchups first and second round. Most of the top dogs are separated until semi finals though. Taylor and Van Beynen should be good. Young and Smitley. #2 Webster vs #12 Guhl ticket round. Webster has been on fire this year. Guhl got a very unfortunate draw for having such a great season. #16 Hernandez vs #7SS Brown. These two have wrestled 4 times this season. Brown won the first one with Hernandez winning the next 3. Should be a great first round matchup with winner getting Blaine Pierce from Richmond to go to the Bank. 1st Round Picks Stephens over Lewis Van Beynen over Taylor Young over Smitley Shafer over Arvin Webster over Rowlett Guhl over Goodall Pierce over Schilling Hernandez over Brown Tickets Punched Webster, Young, Hernandez, Van Beynen Alpha Dog Drew Webster 285 State Ranked Wrestlers #2 Andrew Irick- Hamilton Southeastern #5 Holder Parsons- Cathedral #6 Cade Campbell- Pendleton Heights #9 Antone Alexander- Franklin Central #12 Dennis Hubbard- Warren Central Semi-State Ranked Wrestlers #6 Kolt Keller CC #7 Josh Berger NE Potential Match-ups #6SS Keller vs #7SS Berger- First Round Followed up with a match-up with #9 Antone Alexander. #2 Irick vs #6 Campbell- Ticket Round These two have wrestled a few times this year with Irick coming out ahead both times. Brutal draw for Campbell in his senior campaign. #2 Irick vs #5 Parsons- Finals 1st Round picks Keller over Berger Alexander over Anderson Irick over Pandoli Campbell over Keevers Hubbard over Snyder McDaniel over Myers Parsons over Jackson Goodall over Platonov Tickets Punched Irick, Parsons, Hubbard, Alexander Alpha Dogs Andrew Irick and Holden Parsons View full article
  30. 6 points
    regionrat1

    East Chicago Semi State

    being retired I don't spend as much time on da pc. When I was gettin paid by mr mital to be a professional poster I could justify da time. I truly miss my buddies at ole #7
  31. 5 points
    This is a very tricky question (thread) to reply to. In my humble opinion I don't know that there is a correct answer to the originally stated question. There are so many factors that go into competing at all collegiate levels. Does it count if a wrestler started DI and then transferred or stepped away from the sport after a year or two? One could respectfully debate the fact that some wrestlers take non-traditional paths into their college experiences now days. Additionally, many wrestlers arrive at their college choice only to find that it wasn't what they expected; or the coach who recruited them has now taken a different job; or academics trip them up; or an injury derails their college wrestling experience. There are numerous factors that play out as an 18 year-old embarks on a college wrestling journey. There can be many pitfalls along the way... as is there can be many rewards to be had if a little grit is demonstrated. With athlete retention in mind I believe more wrestlers (and their parents) could do a better job of 1)researching a variety of schools before making a final selection; 2)working on their time management skills in MS and HS to better ensure "life success" in college; and 3)realizing that wrestling at any collegiate level is very grueling. As they say... "it's a job." You have to love the sport, be willing to navigate set-backs, and have the ability to keep your eye on the ball. In getting back to the original topic, DI wrestling isn't for everyone. It is absolutely best-practice for an athlete (and his/her parents) to be realistic in what level of collegiate wrestling they want to take part in. A productive and fulfilling wrestling experience can be had at all collegiate levels depending on what the student-athlete is after. As a reminder... it is college... so some level of academic achievement should be placed into the equation. A wrestler at a DIII college studying pre-med is obviously a different situation than a wrestler navigating the rigors of a Big Ten program and schedule. Two different scenarios... two different goals in mind... both are to be applauded. I tip my hat to any young man or young lady that finishes 4+ years of collegiate wrestling at any level and walks away with memories, achievements, and a college degree.
  32. 5 points
    Y2CJ41

    Article: State Finals #WAYL2

    We have 16 wrestlers that enter Friday without a loss on their record. However, the other 208 wrestlers have a combined 935 losses between them. Most of the losses are to state level competitors. Here is a listing of all the losses for each wrestler at state this weekend. Note: If you know any of the missing or incorrect results please notify me. Random Stats Most losses to state qualifiers Braden Haines, Isaiah Ponce- 10 Stefan Vitello, Damon McClain, Jacob Johnson- 8 Johnny Cortez, Dylan Driver, AJ Dull, Dennis Hubbard- 7 Most wins over state qualifiers Graham Calhoun- 11 Logan Frazier- 10 Aiden Warren, Sam Goin, Alex Cottey, Zeke Seltzer, Dorian Keys- 9 Elliott Rodgers, William Fiechter, Isaac Ruble, Brock Ellis- 8 Non-State Qualifiers with the most wins over state qualifiers Tyler Conley, Yehezquel DeVault- 6 Aundre Beatty, Jajuan Dale, Josh Howell, Matt Neff, Ryan Sheets- 4 Brock Hueber, Chad McLean, Jack Hargan, Ryan Purvis- 3 Undefeated Wrestlers 106 Bryce Lowery 120 Zeke Seltzer 126 Dylan Stroud 145 Brock Ellis, Alec Viduya 152 Brice Coleman, Logan Boe, Garrett Stuckman 160 Isiah Levitz 170 Graham Calhoun 195 Jacob Laplace, Silas Allred 220 Drew Webster, Cale Gray 285 Dorian Keys, Logan Swallow #WAYL2 Who are your losses to? Key *- State Qualifier (Losses/ State Qualifier Losses/ State Qualifier Wins) 106 Bryce Lowery(0/0/6) Isaac Ruble(1/1/8): Sam Goin* Sam Goin(1/1/9): Logan Miller* Logan Miller(2/0/4): Ben Aranda(IL), Caden Horwath(MI) Jeff Bailey(2/2/5): Johnny Cortez*, Sam Goin* Anthony Martin(3/2/1): ???, Hayden Brady*, Isaac Ruble* Suhas Chundi(3/3/2): Bryce Lowery*, Logan Miller*, Sam Goin* Cash Turner(4/3/1): Isaac Ruble*, Jason Heasten, Kyler West*, Suhas Chundi* Josh Johnson(5/3/2): Bryce Lowery(3)*, Keaton Morton, Nathan Smith Keegan Malott(5/5/0): Anthony Martin*, Hayden Brady(2)*, Isaac Ruble(2)* Hayden Brady(5/4/4): Isaac Ruble(3)*, Logan Stuckman, Sam Goin* Coy Hammack(5/3/0): Blake Zirkelbach, Cash Turner*, Kyler West*, Logan Miller*, Reed Egli Kyler West(6/2/2): Bryce Lowery*, Logan Miller*, Logan Sutton(2), Reed Egli, Trayce Eckman(KY) Evan Dickey(7/6/1): Bryce Lowery*, Cooper Shore(OH), Hayden Brady*, Josh Johnson(2)*, Sam Goin*, Suhas Chundi* Trevor Triana(9/6/1): ???(2), Emmanuel Ellis, Isaac Ruble*, Jeff Bailey(4)*, Johnny Cortez* Johnny Cortez(10/7/2): ???, Doug Waters*, Emmanuel Ellis, Evan Dickey*, Karter Guzman(IL), Sam Goin(4)*, Trevor Triana* 113 Alex Cottey(1/0/9): Kody Glithero Lane Gilbert(1/1/2): Cole Ross* Logan Frazier(2/2/10): Alex Cottey*, Brac Hooper* Aidan Sprague(2/1/4): Preston Teusch, Trey Sturgill* Cole Ross(2/2/5): Alex Cottey*, Lane Gilbert* Elijah Anthony(3/3/2): Alex Cottey*, Brac Hooper(2)* Trey Sturgill(3/1/2): Elijah Anthony*, Ryan Purvis, Trevor Schammert Cheaney Schoeff(4/3/4): Cole Ross(2)*, Lane Gilbert*, Mason Yarbrough(OH) Ethan Reiley(5/4/0): Aidan Sprague(2)*, Colton Weimer(2)*, Drayk Kallenberger(OH) Brac Hooper(5/4/7): Alex Cottey(3)*, Dylan Driver*, Logan Carrender Colton Weimer(7/3/2): Aidan Sprague*, Hyatt Yeager, Justin Brantley, Karson Everett, Nam Doan*, Nick Olson, Trey Sturgill* Nam Doan(7/5/4): Alex Cottey*, Logan Frazier*, Logan Frazier(2)*, Ryan Purvis(2) Doug Waters(9/5/5): Anthony Streib(IL), Chad Bellis(IL), Hyatt Yeager, Logan Frazier*, Nam Doan(3)*, Stefan Vitello*, Trevor Schammert Stefan Vitello(10/8/1): ???, Aidan Sprague*, Anthony Bahl, Doug Waters(4)*, Logan Frazier(3)* Dylan Driver(10/7/2): Alex Cottey*, Blake Wolf, Brac Hooper(3)*, Braden Haines*, Elijah Anthony*, Griffin Ingalls(2), Logan Frazier* Braden Haines(16/10/1): Aiden Smith(MI), Alex Cottey*, Brac Hooper*, Cheaney Schoeff(4)*, Cody Goebel(WI), Cole Ross(2)*, Dylan Driver*, Kaden Chinavare(MI), Logan Frazier*, Marquarias Wilburn, Ramsy Mutschler(MI), Tommy Porter(IL) 120 Zeke Seltzer(0/0/9) Dominic Heath(1/0/2): Ben Miller Giovanni Diaz(1/1/5): Riley Bettich* Alec Freeman(2/2/5): Zeke Seltzer(2)* Carson Eldred(2/2/4): Zeke Seltzer(2)* Delaney Ruhlman(3/2/3): Alec Freeman*, Brady Ester, Riley Bettich* Sam Scott(3/2/2): Alec Freeman*, Delaney Ruhlman*, Jacob Simone John Robinson(3/3/1): Carson Eldred*, Christian White*, Dominic Heath* Ethan Higgins(3/2/0): Jett Boots*, John Robinson*, Preston Teusch Riley Bettich(4/4/6): Giovanni Diaz(3)*, Zeke Seltzer* Cole Solomy(4/4/1): Giovanni Diaz*, Jeff Bailey*, Riley Bettich(2)* Christian White(4/2/2): Carlton Perry(2), Zeke Seltzer(2)* Jett Boots(4/1/1): Ben Miller, Deandrea Darden(OH), Dominic Heath*, Harper Dedman Malik Hall(5/4/0): Cole Solomy*, Giovanni Diaz*, Riley Bettich(2)*, Ty Haskins Anthony Hughes(8/6/0): Antonio Jefferson, Carson Eldred*, Christian White*, Delaney Ruhlman(2)*, Kody Glithero, Zeke Seltzer(2)* Aydan Amento(10/6/0): ???(3), Alec Freeman(3)*, Carson Eldred*, Chris Newman, Sam Scott(2)* 126 Dylan Stroud(0/0/2) Raymond Rioux(1/0/9): Kyren Butler(OH) Landon Bertsch(1/1/1): Dylan Stroud* Stephen Roberson(2/0/7): Jake Rundell(IL), Zach Strueder Ben Dalton(2/2/1): Kysen Montgomery(2)* Brayden Lowery(2/1/6): Gavinn Alstott, Raymond Rioux* Jace Alexander(2/2/3): Aidan Torres(2)* Payne Blackburn(3/1/1): Cameron Allen, Dominic Litchfield, Dylan Stroud* Camren Toole(3/2/0): ???, Brayden Lowery*, Willie Dennison* Willie Dennison(3/3/1): Carson Eldred*, David Pierson*, Jace Alexander* David Pierson(3/3/2): Brayden Lowery(3)* Beau Humphrey(4/2/0): Alex Slates, Collin Ruemler, Landon Bertsch*, Payne Blackburn* Aidan Torres(5/5/3): Stephen Roberson(5)* Ashton Hayhurst(7/6/1): Ben Dalton*, Brayden Lowery(2)*, Josue Dawson(OH), Kysen Montgomery*, Raymond Rioux(2)* Kysen Montgomery(8/6/3): David Pierson*, Jake Rundell(IL), Mason Shrader(MI), Raymond Rioux(4)*, Stephen Roberson* Brendon Mark(9/6/0): Aidan Torres*, Ashton Hayhurst*, Conner Kleinberg(OH), Gavinn Alstott, Jace Alexander(2)*, Luke Gonzalez, Raymond Rioux*, Stephen Roberson* 132 Jesse Mendez(1/0/9): Nico bolivar Hayden Watson(1/1/6): Jesse Mendez* Ian Heath(1/1/5): Hunter Cottingham* Hunter Cottingham(2/1/6): Aundre Beatty, Reakus Shelton* Matt Koontz(3/2/6): Aundre Beatty, Logan Wagner*, Luke Goodwin* Jared Brown(4/3/0): Andrew Wilson, Hunter Cottingham*, Luke Goodwin*, Sam Slivka* Brody Arthur(5/4/0): Hunter Cottingham(3)*, Ian Heath*, Lane Deckard Connor Holt(5/3/3): ???, Hayden Watson(2)*, Kane Egli*, Tyler Conley Luke Goodwin(5/4/3): Aiden Bunce, Matt Koontz(2)*, Sam Slivka(2)* Kane Egli(5/3/1): David Davis(OH), Hayden Watson*, Matt Koontz*, Max Boaz(OH), Raymond Rioux* Reakus Shelton(7/5/4): Cameron Mason, Christian Pfeiffer-Laguerre, Ian Heath(4)*, Vince Sparrow* Vince Sparrow(7/4/3): Jesse Mendez(2)*, Mason Kleinberg(OH), Reakus Shelton(2)*, Tyler Conley(2) Bradley Conrad(7/4/4): ???(2), Gabe Adams(KY), Jesse Mendez(3)*, Sam Slivka* Sam Slivka(7/3/4): Andrew Wilson, Aundre Beatty, Conner Alcala*, Gabe Adams(KY), Luke Goodwin*, Matt Koontz*, Tyler Conley Conner Alcala(8/5/1): ???, Connor Holt(3)*, Hayden Watson(2)*, Thomas Deck(KY), Tyler Conley Isaiah Ponce(12/10/0): Aidan Hansen(IL), Bradley Conrad(4)*, Dillon Carlson(IL), Jesse Mendez(3)*, Reakus Shelton*, Vince Sparrow(2)* 138 Drake Campbell(1/1/6): Logan Wagner* J Conway(2/2/1): Blake Boarman*, Drake Campbell* Logan Bailey(2/2/4): Blake Boarman*, Logan Wagner* Eli Hickman(2/2/3): Ethan Kaiser*, Hunter Cottingham* Kyle Lawson(3/3/4): Elijah Chacon*, Matt Koontz*, Tyson Nisley* Blake Boarman(3/3/3): Drake Campbell(2)*, Logan Bailey* Logan Wagner(3/3/6): Brendan Mattingly*, Gabe Sollars*, Logan Bailey* Brendan Mattingly(5/5/3): Drake Campbell*, Hayden Watson*, Logan Bailey*, Logan Wagner*, Orlando Cruz* Ethan Kaiser(5/2/2): Bryce Shelton(IL), Cody Goodwin, Jay Orman, Nick Tattini*, Tyson Nisley* Elijah Chacon(5/1/3): ???(2), Kyle Lawson*, Ryan Sheets, Sebastien Bryant Hayden Shepherd(5/2/1): ???, Eli Hickman*, Elijah Chacon*, Jevian Ross, Sebastien Bryant Tyson Nisley(5/5/5): Eli Hickman*, Logan Wagner*, Matt Koontz*, Orlando Cruz(2)* Dylan Dorman(6/3/0): Aundre Beatty, Brendan Mattingly*, Jeivan Ross, Logan Bailey*, Logan Wagner*, Sebastian Bryant Landon Boe(7/5/0): ???, Blake Boarman*, Brendan Mattingly*, Drake Campbell(2)*, J Conway*, Tyler Conley Lane Burns(8/4/0): Conner Douglass(OH), Elijah Chacon*, Hayden Shepherd*, Isaac Hawkins, Josue Sotero, Kyle Lawson(2)*, Sevaugh Carter(OH) Nick Tattini(10/5/1): Anthony Rivera(2), Droshawn Lewis, Eli Hickman*, Ethan Kaiser*, Jack Krause, Jake Damron, Kyle Lawson*, Tyson Nisley(2)* 145 Brock Ellis(0/0/8) Alec Viduya(0/0/6) Jacob Maldonado(1/1/1): Brock Ellis* Aj Poindexter(2/2/2): Jacob Maldonado*, Orlando Cruz* William Fiechter(2/2/8): AJ Poindexter*, Evan Ulrick* Jaden Reynolds(4/3/5): Alec Viduya*, Brody Baumann*, Dustin Morgillo(OH), Reece Luhmann* Brody Baumann(4/3/2): ???, Alec Viduya*, Jaden Reynolds(2)* Jajuan Anderson(4/3/6): Alec Viduya*, Chris Wilkerson, Jaden Reynolds*, Reece Luhmann* Alex Currie(5/4/4): Tyler Vredeveld, William Fiechter(4)* Orlando Cruz(6/5/5): Brock Ellis(5)*, Joshua Ogunsanya(IL) Reece Luhmann(6/5/4): Alec Viduya*, Jajuan Anderson(3)*, Jake Shafer*, Nick Cicciarelli Riley Rust(7/5/2): Brody Baumann*, Ethan Nash*, Jaden Reynolds*, Jake Shafer(2)*, Justice Cash, Kailan Keith Aj Dull(8/7/0): Alex Currie(3)*, Gabe Steyer(OH), Jorden Douglass*, William Fiechter(3)* Jake Shafer(9/6/3): AJ Poindexter*, Alec Viduya*, Jajuan Anderson(2)*, Justice Cash, Noah Baker, Reece Luhmann(2)*, Seth Willems Evan Ulrick(11/4/1): Alec Viduya*, Alex Currie*, Brock Ellis*, Chris Wilkerson, Garrett Manley, Garrett Stewart, Jajuan Anderson*, Kailan Keith, Mark Everman, Ryan Sheets(2) Ethan Nash(11/4/1): Conner Gilles, Garrett Stewart, Jaden Reynolds*, Nick Cicciarelli, Ralph Thompson(MI), Riley Rust(2)*, Shane Braunecker, Simeon Norton, Tristan Martin, Tyson Nisley* 152 Logan Boe(0/0/3) Brice Coleman(0/0/4) Garrett Stuckman(0/0/2) Jordan Fulks(1/1/1): Logan Boe* Bryer Hall(1/1/3): Brice Coleman* Jonathan Kervin(2/1/1): Logan Boe*, Payne Carr(KY) Aidan Hardcastle(2/1/2): Ethan Mason*, Ryan Sheets Ethan Mason(2/1/2): ???, Aidan Hardcastle* Cody Mccune(2/2/3): Brice Coleman*, Ethan Mason* Shane Bates(2/1/1): Bryer Hall*, Kade Law Jorden Douglass(4/2/1): David Davis(IL), Shane Braunecker, Shawn Hollis*, Tyler Turley* Shawn Hollis(4/3/4): ???, Garrett Stuckman*, Tyler Turley(2)* Eli Hilger(5/5/0): Aidan Hardcastle*, Cody McCune(3)*, Shawn Hollis* Anthony Walker(7/3/0): ???, Jonathan Kervin*, Jordan Fulks*, Logan Boe*, Moses Hamm, Noah Baker, Scottie Saylor Tyler Turley(7/5/3): ???, Brock Ellis*, Garrett Stuckman*, Kade Law, Orlando Cruz*, Shawn Hollis(2)* Tyler Jones(7/5/0): ???, Brice Coleman(2)*, Bryer Hall*, Elliott Rodgers*, Shane Bates*, Zach Hoyt 160 Isiah Levitz(0/0/6) Cooper Noehre(2/2/4): Elliott Rodgers(2)* Jackson Pettigrew(2/2/2): Clayton Fielden*, Isiah Levitz* Tytus Morrisett(2/2/1): Jackson Pettigrew*, Jed Perry* Eli Dickens(2/0/4): Brett McIntosh(OH)(2) Andrew Roth(2/2/1): Bryer Hall*, Elliott Rodgers* Jed Perry(2/2/2): Cooper Noehre*, Isiah Levitz* Elliott Rodgers(3/3/8): Eli Dickens(2)*, Isiah Levitz* Noah Hollendonner(4/0/7): Bradley Gillum(IL), Jajuan Dale, Joe Chapman(IL), Luke Davis Jacob Linky(4/2/2): Isiah Levitz*, Jacob Kreager, Jajuan Dale, Noah Hollendonner* Sam Schroeder(5/5/0): Isiah Levitz*, Peyton Asbury*, Robert Deters(2)*, Sam Morrill* Sam Morrill(5/3/2): Eli Dickens*, Elliott Rodgers(2)*, Jajuan Dale, Kamden Goering Peyton Asbury(6/3/2): Bradley Gillum(IL), Eli Dickens*, Noah Hollendonner*, Sam Morrill*, Scott Fitts, Stoney Buell(MI) Aj Steenbeke(7/4/1): Elliott Rodgers*, Jacob Linky*, Kamden Goering), Luke Davis, Noah Hollendonner(2)*, Stacey Terry(IL) Nick Winland(8/6/0): AJ Steenbeke*, Isiah Levitz*, Jacob Linky*, Kaden Randazzo(IL), Kamare Dunlap, Noah Hollendonner(3)* Damon Mcclain(8/8/0): Andrew Roth*, Braden Welch*, Cooper Noehre(3)*, Elliott Rodgers*, Peyton Asbury*, Tyler Wagner* 170 Graham Calhoun(0/0/11) Robert Deters(1/1/7): Tristan Ruhlman* Clayton Fielden(1/1/5): Tristan Ruhlman* Brodie Porter(2/2/1): Clayton Lundy*, Jed Perry* Bradley Harrington(3/3/3): Hayden Filipovich*, Tyler Wagner(2)* Tristan Ruhlman(3/3/4): Gabe Sollars(2)*, Graham Calhoun* Jacob Duncan(3/3/0): Brodie Porter*, Clayton Fielden*, Tytus Morrisett* Gabe Davin(4/3/2): Bradley Harrington(2)*, Jajuan Dale, Robert Deters* Braden Welch(4/3/4): Cody Timmerman*, Graham Calhoun(2)*, Hadyn Danals(OH) Gabe Sollars(5/4/6): ???, Robert Deters(3)*, Tyler Wagner* Tyler Wagner(5/5/7): Braden Welch*, Bradley Harrington*, Clayton Fielden*, Gabe Sollars*, Gavin Layman* Gavin Layman(6/3/2): Clayton Fielden*, Graham Calhoun(2)*, Matt Neff(3) Marcus Malson(6/2/0): Gabe Davin*, Seth Ortel, Tyler Wagner*, Tytus Ragle, Van Skinner(2) Clayton Lundy(6/5/1): Clayton Fielden*, Graham Calhoun(3)*, Matt Neff, Tyler Wagner* Jalen Ward(7/6/0): Braden Welch*, Gabe Sollars*, Robert Deters*, Tristan Ruhlman(2)*, Ty Welliever, Tyler Wagner* Cody Timmerman(10/6/1): Abel Verbeek, Braden Welch*, Gabe Davin*, Gabe Sollars*, Gavin Layman*, Graham Calhoun(2)*, Jacob Simpson, Ronin Hammond, Will Coffield(OH) 182 Mason Winner(1/1/4): Jake Lone* Macartney Parkinson(2/1/5): ???, Joseph Walker* Jake Lone(2/2/5): Graham Calhoun*, Joseph Walker* Colin Kwiatkowski(2/2/1): Khris Walton(2)* Connor Barket(2/2/1): Khris Walton*, Zian Constable* Joseph Walker(2/2/5): Colin Kwiatkowski*, Connor Barket* Aiden Warren(3/2/9): Ahijah Sandifer, Joseph Walker*, MaCartney Parkinson* Drake Buchanan(3/3/1): Caden Friedt*, Jake Lone*, MaCartney Parkinson* Brendan Mcpike(3/3/0): MaCartney Parkinson*, Noah White(2)* Kole Viel(4/2/0): Aiden Warren*, Colton Quantz(OH), Johnny Parker*, Noah Duke(KY) Khris Walton(4/3/4): Jake Lone*, Johnny Parker*, Noah White*, Ray Arebalo(IL) Hayden Filipovich(4/3/2): Aiden Warren(3)*, Brach Carrington Zian Constable(5/5/2): Aiden Warren*, Caden Friedt*, Jacob LaPlace*, Khris Walton*, Mason Winner* Noah White(6/6/5): Aiden Warren(2)*, Drake Buchanan*, Jake Lone*, Johnny Parker*, Joseph Walker* Johnny Parker(6/6/4): Aiden Warren*, Hayden Filipovich*, Joseph Walker*, MaCartney Parkinson*, Noah White(2)* Sam Walker(9/6/0): Blake Rowe, Caden Friedt*, Christian Summersett, Jackson Pettigrew*, Jake Lone*, Mason Winner(2)*, Tytan Grote(OH), Zian Constable* 195 Jacob Laplace(0/0/7) Silas Allred(0/0/5) Eli Pack(2/2/4): Jacob LaPlace(2)* Mckinley Kemper(2/1/2): ???, Phoenix Rodgers* Phoenix Rodgers(2/1/2): Luke Kemper, McKinley Kemper* Jd Farrell(2/2/3): Silas Allred(2)* Kyler Funk(2/2/4): Silas Allred(2)* Matt Lepper(3/2/2): Ben Kahl, Caden Friedt*, Jacob LaPlace* Caden Friedt(4/4/4): Aiden Warren*, Johnny Parker*, Kyler Funk*, Mason Winner* Harris Eason(4/4/1): Eli Pack(2)*, Isaiah Street*, McKinley Kemper* Ibrahim Khaoucha(6/3/0): Brock Hueber, Jacob LaPlace*, Jaden Miller(2), Kyler Funk*, Matt Lepper* Richard Clevenger(7/5/0): Braden Rodriguez, Jacob Huffman(2)*, Jacob Platt, JD Farrell*, Kyler Funk*, Luke Bakeis* Luke Bakeis(8/4/2): ???, Diego Garcia, Jack Hargan(2), Jacob LaPlace*, Jason Streck*, JD Farrell*, Kyler Funk* Isaiah Street(9/3/1): Daemyen Middlebrooks(IL), Harris Eason*, Jack Hargan, Jacob Arengo(OH), Jacob Hough(MI), JD Farrell*, Phoenix Rodgers*, Ryan Krimpelbein(WI), Tucker Ikens(IL) Gage Demarco(9/4/1): Brock Hueber, Chad Cowart(IL), Deshawn Young*, Eli Pack*, Jevonte Williams, Luke Bakeis*, Matt Lepper*, Nico Lopez(IL), Shea Jackson Jacob Huffman(11/5/2): Brock Hueber, Commander Jenkins, Eli Pack*, Gage Demarco*, Jacob LaPlace*, Keon Sullivan(2), MaCartney Parkinson*, Owen Amburgy(OH)(2), Silas Allred* 220 Drew Webster(0/0/3) Cale Gray(0/0/2) Evan Bates(1/1/4): Andres Larios* Nathan Willman(1/1/3): Will Stewart* Fred Durben(1/1/3): Tristen Martz* Deshawn Young(2/2/3): Drew Webster*, Micah Dodson* Micah Dodson(2/1/5): Josh Howell, Nathan Willman* Jason Streck(3/3/2): Evan Bates(2)*, William Crider* Tristen Martz(4/2/1): Alex Hernandez, Cale Gray*, Drew Webster*, Parker Smitley Blaine Pierce(4/2/1): Drew Webster*, Evan Shafer, Josh Howell, William Crider* Will Stewart(4/2/2): ???, Macray Robinson, Micah Dodson*, Nathan Willman* William Crider(4/3/4): Andrew Irick*, Braydon Erb*, Evan Bates*, Jonathan Williams Jonathan Thomas(5/2/2): Chad McLean, Evan Bates*, Jason Streck*, Yehezquel DeVault(2) Grant Warmuth(7/4/0): ???(3), Cale Gray*, Fred Durben(3)* Haakon Van Beynen(10/4/1): Alexander Hernandez, Blaine Pierce*, Dakota Arvin, Deshawn Young*, Jeff McClure, Jonathan Thomas*, Josh Howell, Leighton Jones, Micah Dodson*, Scott Monteleone(KY) Reese Condon(11/6/0): ???, Aataeveon Jordan, Deshawn Young*, Haakon Van Beynen*, Josh Howell, Leighton Jones, Macray Robinson, Micah Dodson(2)*, Nathan Willman*, Will Stewart* 285 Dorian Keys(0/0/9) Logan Swallow(0/0/2) Andrew Irick(1/1/6): Dorian Keys* Damari Dancy(2/0/5): Dustin Olmstead(IL), Yehezquel DeVault Reeve Muncie(3/2/2): Chad McLean, Holden Parsons*, Logan Swallow* Braydon Erb(3/3/2): Andrew Irick*, Dennis Hubbard*, Reeve Muncie* Holden Parsons(4/2/5): Andrew Irick*, Damari Dancy*, Ethan Alderson, Yehezquel DeVault Sam Perez(5/2/5): Adam Warren, Damari Dancy(2)*, Daniel Thompson, Mason Toth Robbie Gentry(5/3/5): Antone Alexander*, Dorian Keys(2)*, Matthew Munoz, Race Stewart Ke`Tre Dickens(6/5/1): Dorian Keys(3)*, Jacob Johnson*, James Ralph, Robbie Gentry* Antone Alexander(6/5/2): Andrew Irick(2)*, Dennis Hubbard(2)*, Dorian Keys*, Race Stewart Andres Larios(6/5/2): Jorge Martinez, Sam Perez(5)* Andrew Himes(7/5/0): Andres Larios*, Blake Herr, Damari Dancy*, Jonathan Thomas*, Jose Rosales*, William Crider*, Yehezquel DeVault Jose Rosales(8/3/1): Blake Herr, Braydon Erb*, Chad McLean, Jacob Sommer, John Hinen, Logan Swallow*, William Crider*, Yehezquel DeVault Jacob Johnson(9/8/1): Damari Dancy*, Dorian Keys*, Holden Parsons*, Ke`Tre Dickens*, Matt Munoz, Robbie Gentry(4)* Dennis Hubbard(9/7/3): Andrew Irick*, Antone Alexander*, Cade Campbell(2), Dorian Keys*, Holden Parsons(3)*, Reeve Muncie* View full article
  33. 5 points
    Y2CJ41

    Unpopular Opinon...Pairings Show

    I would like to apologize as we have helped make it easy to know everything about Indiana wrestling. Maybe we should require Rakestraw to listen to Gorilla Radio.
  34. 5 points
    robref

    Officials

    I worked the New Castle Semi-State.....Most of the coaches had good questions, which I probably changed 3 or 4 of my calls after consulting my assistant. We cant always see everything, so I love to have the extra set of eyes. Some officials dont want it unfortunately .
  35. 5 points
    Y2CJ41

    Growing the sport

    I think it would be better if @Wrestling Scholar would throw tacos into the crowd. People LOVE tacos.
  36. 5 points
    luv2compete

    Growing the sport

    How about an INDIANA MAT mascot?
  37. 5 points
    Not true... @FCFIGHTER170 is the official collection agent / enforcer for TheCounty. He has stood behind multiple state champs of late. He’s a good dude that actually is working with kids to try to make them better. Not just a keyboard warrior like others. Just likes to pump his guys up. I know that we are having fun. But... I will stick up for guys who give of themselves and actually help kids. #BetterHaveMyNanas
  38. 5 points
    Brey

    Officials

    This is probably why young people do not go into officiating. Well done! Bryan Bailey 2693524526
  39. 5 points
    Nope not assuming the outcome of the match...just wanted the opportunity for Josh to earn it, that's my point. A caution for a false start ended a wrestlers career!
  40. 5 points
    Y2CJ41

    Rankings numbers

    State Rankings 180 of 224 qualifiers 80% of the state qualifiers were state ranked, this is a new record Semi-States New Castle 52 of 56 @bluemonster will now be on probation Evansville 54 of 56 @TripleB didn't do bad for being from Madison East Chicago 54 of 56 @ontherise219 with an impressive performance Fort Wayne 56 of 56 @Caleb Spires blows the rankings out of the water Only 9 wrestlers that advanced to state were not semi-state or state ranked and most were in at least one ranking interation. Dylan Driver Willie Dennison Ethan Nash Marcus Malson Blaine Pierce Haakon Van Beynen Andres Larios Andrew Himes Ke`Tre Dickens
  41. 5 points
    maligned

    Semi State Upsets

    I'm very sorry. I meant it completely ironically and sarcastically because I feel very frustrated about our rigid seeding system. But irony is an irresponsible emotion to communicate in print because it's often unclear like this time. I would never in a million years think that either one of those guys would seriously not give their all to win a match. Obviously, a semi-state title in and of itself is an amazing accomplishment--let alone the additional consideration for next weekend. I'm sorry I didn't consider my words and my approach more carefully in the way I wrote it. Thanks for pointing it out since others would have felt the same in reading it.
  42. 5 points
    Micic won the bronze match in an easy tech.
  43. 5 points
    MattM

    Justice Cash

    Regardless of how this one turned out for you personally, just by allowing his memory live on you have “made it there for him.” Keep using his story to inspire your future plans. That will be a bigger impact on your life and greater tribute to him than any state placement would ever be.
  44. 5 points
    markio

    Justice Cash

    Great post young fella. Sorry you didn't make it this year but it sounds like you have many other great things ahead of you with an attitude like that.
  45. 5 points
    That was a wonderful article! Myself and everyone involved with HSE wrestling will be keeping Eric and Silas in our thoughts and prayers. What a tremendous amount of grit they have both shown. Everyone needs to read this. Thanks for sharing!
  46. 5 points
    Mattyb

    Semi state with the most champs?

    Bro.. I have kids. I’m broke. Plus this is youth wresting. Let’s stick with the bananas for the fun of it!
  47. 5 points
    Mattyb

    Semi state with the most champs?

    I will bet you 5000 bananas that East Chicago don’t get 6.
  48. 5 points
    Y2CJ41

    Semi state with the most champs?

    Fort Wayne 14
  49. 5 points
    UncleJimmy

    Evansville Semi-State

    Share a suite with @backtothemat ...the year I shared one at State with him he wore knee high socks and stuffed a 12 pack in them! I kid of course...it was 20 airline bottles of Evan Williams. Actualy $100 which is $4.16 a beer (that BallU degree..education redefined!) ain't bad considering it's $8-10 cup at most events it's sold. Remember..if you're paying for a suite and you gotta cheap out on the beer..you shouldn't be in the suite...amirite??
  50. 5 points
    TeamGarcia

    Blaze Garcia

    Well..... Elvis last show was in Indianapolis Way back in 1978 or some year like that and he was Probably staying in the Red Roof Inn on the Eastside . Might of got his hands on some bad cocaine and then got arrested by Lawrence PD on LivePD airing this Saturday night at 9pm . So for your LivePD fans out there you can now watch Elvis getting arrested. Only in Indiana ! So ..... to answer your question. It’s was @JMILL dressed up as Elvis in a white jump suit. He’s from The Region and use to sport a mullet . Thank You, Thank You
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