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  1. By STEVE KRAH stvkrh905@gmail.com Real adversity meets opportunity. That’s the story of Jacob Linky. The wrestling room at Warsaw Community High School is filled with pulsing music and coaches barking instructions as more than three dozen Tigers get after it. One wrestler — junior Linky — goes through the workout, rehearsing his moves with his workout partner, cranking out pull-ups and running laps around the room. But without the sounds heard by the others. Linky lives in a world that is mostly silent. Wi
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  2. By JEREMY HINES Thehines7@gmail.com For as long as Sullivan freshman Lane Gilbert can remember he has dreamed about having his hand raised at the Indiana High School wrestling state championships. He’s done more than dream about it. As a young kid he would go into the wrestling room at Sullivan High School and act out having his hand raised. It didn’t matter that nobody else was around him. In his imaginary scenario he always emerged victorious. No obstacle stood in his way. No opponent could beat him. He was the champ. That dream would never be taken away.
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  3. By JEREMY HINES Thehines7@gmail.com In a town that literally gets its name for being tough and rugged, the Three Amigos personify what Floyds Knobs is all about. Floyd Central High School, located in Floyds Knobs, is the home of wrestlers Gavinn Alstott, J. Conway and Jonathan Kervin. The trio is known around town as the Three Amigos, primarily for their success on the wrestling mat. They are tough wrestlers that like to grind out wins and be physical. One wouldn’t expect anything less from a Floyds Knobs resident. Floyds Knobs is named after the Knobst
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  4. By STEVE KRAHstvkrh905@gmail.com A.J. Poindexter has experienced moments of motivation during his wrestling career. His first season at Harrison High School in West Lafayette ended with Poindexter — then a 138-pound sophomore – placing sixth at the 2018 Lafayette Jeff Sectional. After that, he really dedicated himself to the sport and qualified for the 2019 State Finals in the 138 bracket as a junior. A 1-0 loss to Mt. Vernon (Fortville) junior Chris Wilkerson (who wound up seventh) in the Friday night match ended his second prep campaign and fue
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  5. By JEREMY HINES Thehines7@gmail.com Hamilton Southeastern senior Andrew Irick suffered a devastating knee injury in the spring of his junior year. It might have been the best thing for him. Irick knew, because of the injury (he tore his ACL, MCL and meniscus), he wouldn’t be able to remain in the 220-pound weight class. He also knew he needed to get stronger, but he couldn’t do much with his legs in the weight room due to the surgery on his knee and the recovery time needed. So, he started working upper body. Weight gain wasn’t an issue because he was planning to b
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  6. By JEREMY HINES Thehines7@gmail.com Howard Jones is, without a doubt, the face of Jennings County wrestling. Jones has coached the Panthers for over four decades (41 years to be exact). And during those 41 years he’s always had to do things the hard way. That’s all about to change. Jennings County has started the construction of a one-of-a-kind wrestling facility. Jones believes this might be the only dedicated wrestling venue for a high school in the Midwest, and possibly even the entire country. The new, five-million-dollar venue will feature seating
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  7. By JEREMY HINES Thehines7@gmail.com A little brotherly love has fueled Westfield’s Carson Eldred to wrestling greatness. Eldred set a goal his freshman year to beat his older brother Evan’s school record for pins and career wins. “I asked Carson his freshman year what his career goals were going to be,” Westfield coach Phil Smith said. “We knew he was going to be pretty special. He said he wanted to beat his brother, Evan’s career pin record and wins record.” Carson broke the pins record at his school during the Mooresville tournament this s
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  8. By STEVE KRAH stvkrh905@gmail.com Some are introduced to wrestling as toddlers and go on to enjoy plenty of success. Others come to the mat for the first time as teenagers and shine in the circle. The second scenario describes Damari Dancy, a 17-year-old senior heavyweight at Portage High School. After winning the Portage Sectional title Feb. 1, Dancy goes to the Feb. 8 Hobart Regional at 27-2 in just his second full season as a wrestler. A basketball player as an eighth grader, Dancy went out for that sport his freshmen and sophomore years
    3 points
  9. By JEREMY HINES Thehines7@gmail.com Last year, when J.D. Farrell was a junior at Fishers High School, he saw that a German foreign exchange student was struggling understanding her math assignments and he knew he had to help her. “She was struggling with translating her math work and I helped her,” Farrell said. “She didn’t have many friends and I wanted to be there for her to help with that as well.” That’s what Farrell does. He helps others. He helps his teammates in wrestling understand how to do certain moves. He helps them know what it takes to be
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  10. By JEREMY HINES Thehines7@gmail.com Carmel senior Suhas Chundi isn’t one to brag about his accomplishments – and there is plenty to brag about. His GPA is astronomical. His SAT score was close to perfection. He doesn’t want either of those actual numbers published because it’s just not something he thinks needs attention. Chundi isn’t just gifted in the classroom though – he’s also a superb wrestler with state championship aspirations. Last season Chundi placed fourth at 106 pounds. He enters the 2019-2020 campaign as the No. 2 ranked 113 pounder in the
    3 points
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    2019 Super 32 Preview

    Over 40 of the best wrestlers from Indiana are heading to North Carolina to take on the Super 32 Challenge this weekend. If you have been living under a rock, this is the toughest high school tournament in the country and some brackets that feature over 150 wrestlers. You will see future NCAA All-Americans not place here and even potentially see some future NCAA Finals matches. Indiana’s representatives feature 35 guys that have qualified for state including five state champions. History Lesson Indiana has only had four grapplers take home a belt: Ethan Raley in 2010, Jared Brooks in 20
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  12. 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 t
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  13. 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
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  14. Date: Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Admission: $10 (Final session only); $12 (Season ticket). Advancement: The top four place winners in each weight class advance to the state finals. State Finals Pairings Show The brackets in each weight class will be announced exclusively via IHSAAtv.org on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 4 pm ET / 3 pm CT. Brackets for each host site are available via TrackWrestling.com 1. East Chicago Central | 9 am CT Feeder Regionals: Crown Point, Hobart, Logansport, Penn. TrackWrestling Brackets IndianaMat Brackets Pick'ems Lin
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  15. By STEVE KRAH stvkrh905@gmail.com A friendship formed at a junior high football practice has led to a pair of successful high school wrestlers. Jacob LaPlace met Joseph Walker when both were gridders at Mishawaka’s John Young Middle School. LaPlace, who had been wrestling since age 4, saw mat potential in Walker. “You’re really athletic, you’ve got to come out for wrestling,” says LaPlace of his invitation to Walker, who was already around 160 pounds. “Since then, we’ve been training together.” Now in their fourth season as Misha
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  16. Subscribe on itunes | Subscribe on Google Play Music Rex Brewer and Dane Fuelling discuss the previous week's wrestling action.
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  17. Dual Schedule Date/Time Event Nov 18 06:00 pm Madison at Southwestern (Hanover) Nov 19 06:30 pm Franklin Central at Fishers Nov 20 07:00 am Hammond Clark at Highland Nov 20 07:30 am Hobart at Munster Nov 20 05:30 pm Mount Vernon (Fortville) at Decatur Central Nov 20 06:00 pm Cascade at South Putnam Nov 20 06:30 pm Prairie Heights at Columbia City
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  18. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - After going three seasons without a weekly honor from the conference, the Purdue wrestling team has now seen an individual recognized in back-to-back weeks to open 2019-20 as senior Dylan Lydy was named the Big Ten Wrestler of the Week on Tuesday. Lydy posted a 3-0 mark at the Journeymen Duals on Saturday, including wins over a pair of top-15 ranked wrestlers to guide Purdue to a 2-1 dual record for the weekend. Lydy opened his trip to New York with his third bonus-point victory of the season, a 12-3 major decision over Buffalo’s Jake Lanning. The Boilermaker senior
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  19. BLOOMINGTON, Ind.– The Indiana wrestling team begins the season this week with the Michigan State Open on Nov. 2. The Hoosiers will host their first dual on Nov. 22 against North Dakota State. IU head coach Angel Escobedo said he has been pleased with the energy at the start of the season. "We have a new focus," he said. "When you get a lot of new guys they are hungry. They want to change the program and elevate it and elevate themselves. That has been the theme of the room, how great can I be and that has been great to see. They are putting in extra work because they want to be great. We have
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  20. Mr. Gorilla: Silas Allred- Shenandoah 1st Runner-up: Alec Viduya- Roncalli 2nd Runner-up: Joseph Walker- Mishawaka 3A Coach of the Year: Sean McGinley- Cathedral 2A Coach of the Year: Paul Gunsett- Bellmont 1A Coach of the Year: Cody Moll- North Posey 3A Wrestler of the Year: Eli Dickens- Mater Dei 2A Wrestler of the Year: Clayton Fielden- Garrett 1A Wrestler of the Year: Isiah Levitz- Prairie Heights Past Award Winners 1A Coach 2015- Tony Currie 2016- Brett Smith 2017- Gary Black 2018- Chuck Fleshman 2019- Tony Currie 1A Wrestl
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  21. By JEREMY HINES Thehines7@gmail.com Last Saturday when Jordan Fulks pinned Terre Haute South Vigo’s Moses Hamm in the ticket round of the Evansville semistate, he did something that hasn’t been done by a Boonville wrestler in 13 years. He advanced to the state tournament. “The last guy to make it to state from our school was Sam Derosett,” Fulks said. “He coached me when I was in middle school.” Fulks, a junior, is currently ranked No. 5 at 152 pounds. He is 43-1 on the year with his lone loss coming in the semistate championship to No. 4-ranked Logan B
    1 point
  22. ANGOLA, Ind. – Trine University Assistant Vice President for Athletics Matt Land has named Amy Hildebrandt as the inaugural head coach of the Thunder women's wrestling team. "Amy is a great asset to Trine University and the sport of women's wrestling," said Land, "She is determined to grow women's wrestling. Her lifelong passion will serve Trine University well as we develop our program." Hildebrandt has served as the coach of the Penn High School girl's wrestling team for the past two years. While there she has led the team to two state championship titles while coachi
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  23. Throughout the history of the state finals the number of state placers has grown from four to six and finally to eight in 1992. With the addition of the 7th and 8th place finishers came the Friday night win or go home match for all the competitors. Throughout the years we have seen amazing matches and crazy upsets on Friday night. After some thought we wanted to know which coach had the best winning percentage on Friday night. We compiled all the data from 1992 until 2019 and came up with the following information. Please note that included in these statistics are qualifiers that d
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  24. Subscribe on itunes | Subscribe on Google Play Music Rex Brewer and Dane Fuelling talk all things wrestling, with a look back at regionals, and look ahead to semistates.
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  25. Michigan and Penn State Share Wrestler of the Week Honor Wolverines’ Parris and Nittany Lions’ Lee each earned pins in Big Ten dual action last weekend Co-Wrestlers of the Week Mason Parris, Michigan Heavyweight – So. – Lawrenceburg, Ind. – Lawrenceburg – School of Engineering Picked up a ranked victory in Michigan’s dual against Iowa last weekend Pinned Iowa's third-ranked Tony Cassioppi at the 4:31 mark to improve to 23-0 on the season and hand the Hawkeye his first loss of the season Earned three takedowns in the bout and now owns nine pi
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    Semi-State Pick'ems Links

    East Chicago Semi-State TrackWrestling Brackets IndianaMat Brackets Pick'ems Link Evansville Semi-State TrackWrestling Brackets IndianaMat Brackets Pick'ems Link Fort Wayne Semi-State TrackWrestling Brackets IndianaMat Brackets Pick'ems Link New Castle Semi-State TrackWrestling Brackets IndianaMat Brackets Pick'ems Link
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  27. This tournament is for ALL Freshman and Sophomores who DID NOT PLACE in the IHSAA State Championships. This includes wrestlers who competed at Varsity, Junior Varsity and Freshman levels during the High School season. Qualifiers February 16, 2020 Doors Open 8:00 a.m. CST Proceed directly to Scales for Weigh-In’s Weigh-In’s CLOSE at 9:30 CST. Singlet and shoes (4 pound total allowance) Weight Class changes will be permitted with no fee. Wrestling begins at 10:00 a.m. CST North at Portage High School South at Mater Dei High School Cost: $27.50(pay online)
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  28. Subscribe on itunes | Subscribe on Google Play Music Rex Brewer and Dane Fuelling talk all things wrestling, to include previewing sectionals this weekend.
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  29. By STEVE KRAH stvkrh905@gmail.com Trey Sturgill can hear his coach’s words of advice ringing in his ears. “He’s always told me to never live with regret,” says Sturgill, a 113-pound senior competing for Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Famer Andy Hobbs at Peru High School. “I’m determined. I’m driven. My job is to get the job done and be the best person I can be.” Sturgill, who Hobbs likes to call “Pancake” after a mat move of the same name, says he excels from the top position. “I’m a dog on top,” says Sturgill
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  30. By JEREMY HINES Thehines7@gmail.com When it’s time to step on the mat “Flip” flips the switch and goes to work. When the match is done, he flips back to being one of the nicest guys around. Sure, Indianapolis Lutheran junior Hayden Filipovich got his nickname, in part, because of his last name. But those who know the 182-pounder best knows he can turn into a monster when he’s wrestling. “We call him Flip,” Lutheran coach Greg Hughes said. “He certainly flips the switch on the mat. He is one of those magical kids that can go toe-to-toe with anyone. He’s
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  31. By JEREMY HINES Thehines7@gmail.com It is said that a good auctioneer can almost hypnotize bidders into spending money. The seemingly random words used by the auctioneer are well rehearsed and designed to lull bidders into opening the pocketbooks and splurging on the products presented before them. Auctioneers talk fast – and that too has a purpose. The speedy delivery gives a sense of urgency to the bidders. If they don’t act now – they may miss out on that item they just have to have. A good auctioneer demands the attention of the room and can quickly have the audience doing
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  32. By STEVE KRAHstvkrh905@gmail.com Bolstered by the bond of teammates and the backing of family and coaches, Ian Heath continues to give it his all on the high school wrestling mat. The 132-pound junior at Leo enjoys workouts and meets with about a dozen other Lions, appreciates all the support from his parents and sister and gets guidance from a staff led by a seasoned head coach. “Everything you do is for your team and for your family,” says Heath. “We’ve got a small team. We’re super close and would do anything for each other. It makes you want
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    Triples with TripleB

    Our newest weekly article is a quick hit look at the week ahead and a recap of the previous week. TripleB will give you three things you need to know, three events to watch for this week, and three questions with someone in wrestling. 3 Things You Need to Know 1. New Coaches look to make an impact 40 programs have new coaches at the helm this season, including 5 ranked teams. will it be business as usual or will there be a disruption in the force?? #7 1A Eastern(Greentown)- Zach Pence #2 1A Southridge- Kurt Collins #18 Franklin- Jim Tonte #17 P
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  34. Platteville Wis.- University of Wisconsin-Plattville sophomore Alexander Strueder (Fisher, Indiana) scored a takedown in sudden victory to win the 157 pound championship in the annual Super 8 Invitaional in the Pioneers’ Williams Fieldhouse. With the score tied 3-3 late in the third period, Strueder needed a take down due to the point for riding time that Jessy Diaz of the University of Dubuque would have been rewarded. Stueder got the take down and what was thought to be for the championship as time ran out. The officials got together and determined that Strueder let go of Diaz wit
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  35. BLOOMINGTON, Ind.– The Indiana wrestling team begins the season this week with the Michigan State Open on Nov. 2. The Hoosiers will host their first dual on Nov. 22 against North Dakota State. IU head coach Angel Escobedo said he has been pleased with the dynamic between the freshmen and upperclassmen. "The one thing we have been trying to gain in the program is for it to be a lot more competitive to make the team," Escobedo said. "Our freshmen are pushing our upperclassmen and knocking on the door of beating them, which is good. It is going to elevate everyone and that is what we are lookin
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  36. 2019-20 Schedule / Always Aggressive Podcast Preview 125-141 / Preview 149-165 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The final installation of the Purdue wrestling team’s season preview series features a run of successful, familiar faces, and a pair of top-10 preseason ranked wrestlers. The Boilermakers will see a lot of wins from this group and have their sight set on the podium at the NCAA Championships. 174 POUNDS Senior Dylan Lydy aims to make his final season in West Lafayette one to remember, regarded as one of the top wrestlers in the nation at 174 pounds. He finished seconds shy o
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