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  1. Congratulations to Luke Rioux Congratulations to from Avon for signing with Indiana Tech. Projected to wrestle 133. View full signing
    6 points
  2. Congratulations to Gavyn Whitehead Congratulations to from New Castle for signing with Indian Hills. Projected to wrestle 149. View full signing
    6 points
  3. Congratulations to Gavin Jendreas Congratulations to from Crown Point for signing with Indiana. Projected to wrestle 125. View full signing
    6 points
  4. In an 18-0 decision the IHSAA has moved forward with fully sanctioning girls wrestling as a varsity sport in Indiana. The sport was officially approved this afternoon after running as a separate event under the IHSGW since 2017 and two years under the IHSAA's Emerging Sport status. Indiana has been a training ground for many of the top women's wrestlers in the country with Olympians Sarah Hildebrandt and Kayla Miracle leading the way. Indiana has a strong tradition in women's wrestling and as a fully sanctioned sport it will continue to produce wrestlers with national and world level success. View full article
    6 points
  5. One small devil's advocate counterpoint to the idea that a tech is now too easy: Making techs and majors easier moves team scoring closer to representing actual difficulty of earning each type of win. Pins have always been rightfully worth more team points than a tech. However, tech falls have always been much better indicators of the superior wrestler. Upsets by tech don't exist. Rematch victories by someone who previously got teched are very, very rare. However, pins can happen in a variety of circumstances and are not always earned by the season-long best wrestler. What we saw in college was that tech falls were way up, but that a rematch could be a good match despite the first match having been a tech. This was not the case before. Related...close duals will now have points more accurately assigned to the deserving team. Before, a team could have 3 dominant wins totalling only 9 or 10 team points, while their opponent had 3 close wins but also got 9 points. Now, those dominant wins can rightfully be 12 or 13 points compared to the 9 for the close wins.
    6 points
  6. Congratulations to KeVon Russell Congratulations to from Fort Wayne Snider for signing with Indiana Tech. Projected to wrestle 157. View full signing
    5 points
  7. Not surprising, guess we'll just keep hearing about all the kids moving to Center Grove, Crown Point, Browsnburg etc. Really great for the sport.
    5 points
  8. Can’t believe there’s been no chatter about this. Hockaday going for 3rd in U20, Cressell had a great run, Lemley for 5th, Barkett for 5th. u17 Greco Xavier Smith and Hartleroad placed Quite a few u15 and futures placers u17 are coming in strong with Bell and Shephard after texhing 2 seed Youngblut in quarters
    5 points
  9. @zsloss has found his hill!
    4 points
  10. Congratulations to Anthony Rinehart Congratulations to from Crown Point for signing with California Baptist. Projected to wrestle 174. View full signing
    4 points
  11. Congratulations to Leila Thomas Congratulations to from Whiteland for signing with Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Projected to wrestle 191. View full signing
    4 points
  12. Steve and his wife used to sub some the last 5-10 years. This is what he left on my wife's front board one day:
    4 points
  13. Thor

    Nick Lee

    It's been confirmed that Nick is still competing in freestyle. Everything I have heard from Penn State guys is they think he's going to be a superstar as a coach. I wouldn't mind him coming back to Indiana and taking over for Ersland someday at Purdue.
    4 points
  14. maligned

    Lee & Retherford

    The world rankings are based on a mechanical scoring system for earning points at certain events. You could pin everyone at the Worlds, not wrestle any other tournaments, and be far down the rankings. It's not intuitive at all. It's a "pretty good at the tournaments you wrestled" award for those who wrestle a lot of the correct events. Look at Flo's international rankings they just released. They're a lot more accurate. Brooks #1, Dake #2, Snyder and Parris #4, Retherford #6, Lee #9 (this is the one that seems a little off, but justifiable based on lack of top wins). Your discussion points from above: 1) I think Lee can win gold. He has the talent, for sure. He's shown, though, that athletic, explosive scorers like Ramos at the NCAA level and Zou that he faced at this tournament will give him problems. And he'll need to beat about 3 of those to get the gold. Micic has developed funky scrambling and counter defense that keeps up with that type and Gilman has insane head and hands defense. Lee hasn't shown either of those, so it's worrisome when he'll have to face a few guys with Zou-level athleticism. 2) A little bit related here with Brooks: he's shown he can be scored on more easily than a Taylor or Yazdani. I'd probably give Brooks our best shot at gold--but he absolutely could take a silly loss (like J'Den Cox did his first couple international tournaments) before he even meets a Yazdani. That's simply because of inexperience with the sorts of attacks and savvy he'll see that work differently from U.S. folk/free hybrid wrestlers. And then there's Yazdani. Other than Taylor, Yazdani hasn't even had a close call, domestically or internationally, in any match since he moved up to 86kg in 2017. He's 85-0 against super tough Iranians, Russians and all the Russian exports to other countries, and everything else internationally since February 2016--other than Taylor. Brooks on the other hand looked vulnerable in all of his Olympic Trials matches. All this to say...he's an otherworldly talent that absolutely can beat Yazdani and everyone else, but we need to see what he looks like internationally. 3) For sure there's a puncher's chance with Snyder and Parris--but it's not likely. In Parris' case, Zare of Iran is a serious, serious roadblock. He was very young at the last Olympics. A few months after the Olympics, he destroyed the long-standing "Big 2" (Geno of Georgia and Akgul of Turkey) that gave Steveson good matches at the Olympics--and he hasn't had a close match since and has won 3 straight world titles. He's a beast that would be favored for gold even with Steveson in the mix. Plus, Parris has shown he's close with Geno and Akgul--but not that he can beat them. In Snyder's case, he pulled out a super-exciting, super-tight win over Sadulaev the first time they met a few weeks of bad training into Sad's first time up at 97. After that, it was total domination by Sad. Now add in the ultra-talented Tazhudinov that beat Sad, teched Kyle, and smashed everyone else at last worlds and every other tournament. Plus there's the young, talented Azarpira from Iran that just took out Kyle in their first encounter a couple months ago too. It's really, really hard to see where Kyle beats two of those guys to win gold. He's on his downswing athletically while Sad's still mid-prime and the other two are on sharp upward trajectories that will only look more impressive at the Olympics. 4) In short, it would be arguably a bigger shock than Parris or Snyder if Retherford took gold. He won a non-Olympic weight in an Olympic-qualifying World Championships last year. That means anybody and everybody that can get to 65kg did it and left 70kg much weaker than it normally already is as a non-Olympic weight. His biggest weakness is athleticism against elite guys like Ochir that just beat him. He faced none of that type last year. He'll have 10 with that explosiveness in his 16-man bracket at the Olympics. He'll be a clear underdog against 5 guys, and there will only be 2 or 3 very clear wins from among the 16. With that said, he's a warrior. Ultra-strong, well-conditioned, smart, experienced. He's capable of making a run and getting a medal. Gold is hard for me to imagine, though.
    4 points
  15. Date September 8, 2024 Registration Registration will start in late July Petition Information Petitions are closed Brackets and Streaming Coming Soon Stud List Coming Soon Location: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum 4000 Parnell Ave Fort Wayne, IN 46805 Event Schedule (Tentative) Saturday September 7th Weigh-ins VIP Weigh-ins 2-3pm Normal Weigh-ins 5-7pm Sunday September 8th Wrestling Session 1 9:00 am pm EST Weights: 109, 123, 141, 147, 168, 193, 288 Wrestling Session 2 2:00 pm EST Weights: 116, 129, 135, 153, 160, 178, 218 Weigh-In Information Saturday September 7th VIP Weigh-ins 2-3pm Normal Weigh-ins 5-7pm No Satellite Weigh-ins Weigh-ins will be in a singlet or NFHS approved two-piece uniform No weight change fee Weigh-ins are WHOLE pounds, tenths will count! For example if you weigh 153.3 you will NOT wrestle the 153lbs weight class! VIP Weigh-In Information Saturday September 7th VIP Weigh-ins 2-3pm $20 cash only paid at the door No limit to number of VIP weigh-in athletes Entry Fee $40 Registration by September 4th at 10:00pm EST or 850 paid entries, whichever comes first. No membership card is required to wrestle You must pay online by credit card ONLY! There will be no refunds of paid entries. Online registration ONLY will be accepted this year. Registration will be cut off at the first 850 paid entries or September 4th at 10pm ET whichever comes first. Please note we have sold out the past four years. The Tournament Committee will retain the right to add up to an additional 25 wrestlers, at their discretion, via a petition process, after the entry cutoff. Information about the petition process will be posted within a day after registration closes. Once we reach the entry limit registration will be shut down. After that point the ONLY way to enter is through a petition. Memorial Coliseum Procedures No charge for parking on Saturday for weigh-ins. Please tell the attendant you are there for wrestling weigh-ins Coolers will be allowed in the athlete lunch area only. Athletes can bring coolers in through the Athlete Entrance ONLY! Tournament Gear and Apparel 3X Gear is the official gear distributor for the IndianaMat Hoosier Preseason Open. They will be on hand with a full selection of tournament apparel and other wrestling apparel and supplies. Spectators $20 per person can be purchased at the door Sunday morning or before session 2. Age Groups Students currently enrolled in 7th-12th grades will be wrestling in one division. Awards Top 4 will receive medals and the top 4 will qualify for Super 32 early entry Contact Joe Caprino joe@Indianamat.com Wrestling Information -Wrestling will take place on Sunday September 8th, 2024 -Weight Classes: 109, 116, 123, 129, 135, 141, 147, 153, 160, 168, 178, 193, 218, 288 -Wrestlers in 7th-12th grade may participate -Double elimination wrestle-backs to 4th place -Period lengths Championship 2:00-1:30-1:30 Consolation 2:00-1:00-1:00 -Overtime will be 1 minute sudden victory neutral and 30 second ride-out -We will seed all wrestlers with specific criteria so please include your state or national credentials when registering -2024/2025 NFHS rules will be utilized, except the overtime modification -Wrestling will be on full mats -Singlet or approved NFHS uniform is required -College out of bounds rules will be utilized. -Headgear is not required, but recommended -Mouthpieces are required if you have braces -NFHS hair rules will apply Seeding Information MatScouts Willie Saylor will seed up to 16 in each weight class. All others with criteria below will be separated beyond the seeded wrestlers. Each wrestler that qualifies will be given a "Separation Criteria" from the list below. The criteria are ranked in order. 1. Nationally ranked in FloWrestling or MatScouts rankings 2. State Champion/IHPO Champion 3. State 2-3/IHPO 2-4 4. State 4-5 5. State 6-8 6. State Qualifier/IHPO Top 6 or 8 7. Other Credentialed athletes that deserve separation With these groups we will determine seeds. Here is an example If we have 2 wrestlers with #1 criteria, 4 with #2, 2 with #3, 2 with #4 and 5 with #5 this is how it will work. The top two seeds will be the two wrestlers with #1 criteria in a random order Seeds 3-6 will be the wrestlers with #2 criteria in a random order Seeds 7-8 wrestlers with #3 criteria in a random order Seeds 9-10 wrestlers with #4 criteria in a random order Seeds 11-14 wrestlers with #5 criteria in a random order The seeds will be determined randomly by TrackWrestling. Host Hotel Information coming soon College Coaches We will offer a special college coaches package for $50. You may pay in advance or pay if you are not attending the event and want the entry database using this button Click here to purchase The package will include: Registration list of all high school aged wrestlers with name, address, grade, weight, accomplishments, GPA, and college test scores* Preliminary entry list sent after registration closes Note: Due to coliseum policies you will need to purchase a ticket separately. *Tournament entry information with addresses and contact information will be sent the week after the event and will have all high school aged wrestlers that opted to have information released to coaches. Past Results 2023 Results(747 wrestlers from 9 states) 2022 Results(732 wrestlers from 10 states) 2021 Results(716 wrestlers from 12 states) 2020 Results(707 wrestlers from 16 states) 2019 Results(610 wrestlers from 11 states) 2018 Results(605 wrestlers from 12 states) 2017 Results(607 wrestlers from 10 states) 2016 Results(647 wrestlers from 11 states) 2015 Results(580 wrestlers from 11 states) 2014 Results(586 wrestlers from 14 states) 2013 Results(598 wrestlers from 10 states) 2012 Results(444 wrestlers from 8 states) 2011 Results(254 wrestlers from 9 states) 2010 Results(171 wrestlers from 9 states) IHSAA Rules Regarding Coaching at the IHPO 15-2 During School Year Out-of-Season 15-2.1 Individual Sports (Cross Country, Golf, Gymnastics, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Wrestling) a. Students may participate in non-school contests as individuals or as members of a non-school team in non-school contests provided that participation during school time is approved by the school principal or his/her designee. b. Coaches, from a member school coaching staff, may coach students in that sport if NOT under the organization, supervision and operation of the member school. c. Member schools may not organize, supervise or operate athletic practices or interschool athletic contests. d. Member schools may not provide school-owned uniforms (jerseys, shirts, shorts, pants, singlets, or swimsuits, etc.) worn by the student in non-school contests. Estimated Future Event Dates *We try our best to be the weekend after Labor Day September 7-8, 2024 September 6-7, 2025 September 12-13, 2026 View full article
    4 points
  16. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdHJPDaWAIxhmwTUA0HJ8U0BVvaj14ypmb-D9Qydq3sT7HfqA/viewform?usp=sf_link The link should be open now, but hopefully not to Joe still.
    4 points
  17. Hell Yes! Congrats, Indiana Ladies!
    4 points
  18. Per what I know about his school, they have a "Wall of Fame" where they put up "All-State" athletes and only have wrestling state champions. So if somehow it was recognized officially more wrestlers would be on the wall.
    3 points
  19. But why does it matter? It's just an additional label to our state champions and/or placers, which already is the highest distinction we have. All state is just adding words to guys we have already determined are best in the state.
    3 points
  20. I always looked at All-State as a way to recognize outstanding individual performances within the parameters of a team sport. For individual sports however I figured it was basically implied that the state medalists would be the equivalent of an All-State honor.
    3 points
  21. 3 points
  22. Sorry if I missed a post about this earlier in the month, but with all the College Commitments popping up I wanted to mention that I had noticed before that Indiana girls wrestling stand out by way of Wyoming Seminary Rianna Murphy had committed to be part of Iowa D1 women's program. Here is the article from earlier in the month. https://www.hawkcentral.com/story/sports/college/iowa/wrestling/2024/05/04/iowa-womens-wrestling-recruiting-class-adds-rianne-murphy/73569833007/
    3 points
  23. Congratulations to Will Kennedy Congratulations to from Mishawaka for signing with West Liberty. Projected to wrestle 165. View full signing
    3 points
  24. Congratulations to Zymarion Hollyfield Congratulations to from Penn for signing with Cumberlands. Projected to wrestle 174. View full signing
    3 points
  25. Last year - 218 girls wrestled Freestyle in all divisions combined. This year - 286 girls wrestled Freestyle in all divisions combined. Add in another 57 that wrestled Greco.
    3 points
  26. That's a pretty glass half empty outlook on a pretty good weekend. We have been behind numbers wise from Illinois and Ohio forever and that doesnt resolve overnight. It's my understanding that every one of those names listed above have individually qualified for Fargo, meaning that if they were top 3 at ISWA, that spot is now freed up to allow MORE Indiana wrestlers a chance to gain experience in a great Fargo environment. I would say it will take some improved communication from the state level and hopefully some statewide encouragement to sign kids up for the spots...but that list of names from this weekend all showed up and put in work that we should celebrate and build off of. Congrats to not only those who placed, but all who competed, keep putting in the work!!
    3 points
  27. Ben Davino vs Jordyn Raney would've been worth the price of admission.
    3 points
  28. SIACfan

    Lee & Retherford

    Both Spencer Lee & Zane Retherford qualified for the 2024 Olympics to give the US men's freestyle team a full lineup in Paris. Lee went undefeated in impressive fashion to qualify. Retherford lost in the round of 16 to the Mongolian Ochir who then pulled him into repechage where Zane went 4-0 to qualify. Let's go USA!
    3 points
  29. Steve put a ton of time into the sport doing anything to help out and make the sport better. He will be missed by many.
    3 points
  30. Congratulations to the NWCA Head Coach of the Year and Assistant Coaching Staff of the Year for boys Wrestling! Head Coach of the Year: Cody LeCount of Delta High School. Coach LeCount led the Eagles to an outstanding dual meet season, a dominant Hoosier Heritage Conference championship, a State Dual Meet championship and a 10th place finish at the IHSAA State Championships in Evansville. The Eagles has three place winners for the former Perry Meridian state champion. Assistant Coaching Staff of the Year: Brownsburg High School. Kyles Ayersman, Brian Smiley, Alex Skipper, Brandon Gay, Chris Doty, Drew Krietzer, Eric Lynn and Rick Tompson. The Bulldogs captured the IHSAA state title after a 13-1 dual meet season, a runner-up finish in the IHSWCA Dual Meet Championships, Conference, Sectional, Regional and Semi-State team titles and a national ranking of 18th. The program has produced at least one state champion for the last 10 years. Congratulations to Coach LeCount and the Brownsburg assistant coaching staff. They are now under consideration for NWCA Section 4 recognition as part of the national coaching awards for the NWCA. Dave Cloud-Indiana Rep NWCA
    3 points
  31. The biggest potential issue I see is if the girls are limited with events like the boys. Currently there are 18 points allowed with a minimum 6 duals and a maximum of 6 tournaments(3 or more teams). Currently most teams don't have enough girls for a dual meet and the girls are better off going to "tournaments" in which there are 5+ teams there so everyone can get matches.
    3 points
  32. Track teams and cross country teams are allowed to practice co-ed. Imagine they’d also let wrestling.
    3 points
  33. Not sure I agree with the conclusion, but certainly logic that can be followed.
    3 points
  34. Can we talk about Peyton Schoettle for just a minute? He placed 8th at U17 51 kg… blood round match was against Shamus Regan… and beat him 7-6. Oh, not sure who he is? Just a Fargo National Champion and a prep National Champion. Beyond that, just a ridiculous resume of accomplishments. This young man is doing big things… total stud!
    3 points
  35. While this is clearly true. It is still a much better way of determining who the top athletes in the state are verses merely being selected by coaches & AD's. As the football, baseball & basketball All-State players are. Every year, 8 wrestlers in each weight are officially recognized by the IHSAA by receiving medals. Those clearly are your "All-State" wrestlers in the eyes of the IHSAA. Now if individual schools want to celebrate others athletes that meet some alternate criteria (such as State Qualifier) by putting them on their "Wall of Fame", then so be it. There should be nothing that stops a school from setting their own criteria for such recognition.
    2 points
  36. I mean, if you want to get into semantics just call the top 8 placers All State.
    2 points
  37. Rumor is South may be coming back. No girlfriend issue. Easy for me to say but the dude is locked in like I’ve never seen him.
    2 points
  38. Congratulations to Karrington Cooper Congratulations to from New Haven for signing with Trine. Projected to wrestle 125. View full signing
    2 points
  39. Congratulations to Juan Cruz Congratulations to from Bluffton for signing with Indiana Tech. Projected to wrestle 285. View full signing
    2 points
  40. Congratulations to Keagan Martin Congratulations to from Bellmont for signing with Purdue. Projected to wrestle 285. View full signing
    2 points
  41. To Ben Franklin's list of inevitable items in life I would add seeing Steve Nontell in his trademark orange pants at a big wrestling event. Always friendly, always a pleasure to see him. Rest in Peace, Steve.
    2 points
  42. Let's take into account Central Regionals last year to this year. Last year, there were about 1,900 athletes. This year, administration added 6 more mats and there were over 2,400 athletes registered. It seems to trending into the right direction!
    2 points
  43. SIACfan

    Nick Lee

    Good for Nick. I would be surprised if Nick didn't continue to compete through the next Olympic cycle. But I have no inside scoop, it just seems to make sense. With any luck when he does retire from competition, he will come back to Indiana to coach/develop future Indiana talent and bring with him a wealth of insight from the Sanderson coaching tree.
    2 points
  44. MattM

    Nick Lee

    Nice. Good Luck Nick. Hopefully he also plans on competing for at least the next Olympic cycle.
    2 points
  45. RIP Steve
    2 points
  46. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OujTQZBXPBbIeLVVNFagJhwg0mWSuhhU_P9WjLz89Bk/edit?usp=sharing
    2 points
  47. I assume someone remembers hearing about this at the time: Cael Sanderson had very few of the matches of his 159-0 career where he didn't earn bonus points--and most were TFs or Falls. In his 40-match junior year in 2000-01, only 2 opponents held him to regular 3-team-point decisions--the legendary wrestler and fighter Daniel Cormier...and Penn true freshman and Lowell HS grad Marcus Schontube. In their match, Schontube took him down in the first period and got some decent riding time. He actually led 4-2 in the second period before the match went the direction of many Sanderson matches: with a lot of takedowns and opponent escapes. But because Schontube had built a little lead and shortened the match, he got away with only a 16-10 loss. A slightly annoyed Sanderson commented later about how the kid was "a funky dude" who scored "some goofy points." Ha! Interestingly, in Sanderson's freshman year, when he was still mortal and had seven regular decisions, he only beat Evansville Central grad James Brimm, 5-0. Also of note, the same year as the Schontube match, Sanderson owned a win over FW Dwenger grad Anton Talamantes. Talamantes, too, competed much better than the average Sanderson opponent by that time in his career, and "only" lost by major decision.
    2 points
  48. Thor

    PURDUE HEAD ASST.

    Purdue's best shot to not be a mid to bottom tier Big Ten team is to make a hire like Oklahoma State did with David Taylor. Now Purdue isn't OK State, and has nowhere near the resources for wrestling, but they can still go hire an unproven young guy that has had collegiate and international success. I wish Purdue would go after someone like James Green and give him the keys and let him bring in his proven guys.
    2 points
  49. While at freestyle state this past weekend I heard the Malone family will be moving to Center Grove.
    2 points
  50. Stalling is a judgement call and hard to have interpreted the same across the state or even country. NCAA referees work diligently to keep things as uniform as possible and we still have great variations in the way some call stalling. As much as you want to clamor about rules for stalling they will always leave a lot of room for interpretation from all refs.
    2 points
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