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  1. 12 points
    2013-14there were 22 kids on the Garrett squad 2019-20 we started with 51 and are 49 or 50 now 16-17,17-18,19-20 we made it. Felt we were snubbed one...maybe two years. We knew we were close though. Funny thing is that we were a “bubble” vote in team this year yet we got 2nd. We’ve been seeded 5th twice and placed 2nd both of those years. Unseeded to 7th another year. We knew we could win it this year or compete before we were voted in. In 18 we knew we had a shot as well and came close in a runner up finish. This has definitely attracted kids! Believe it or not...our success has improved our feeder system and we have good wrestlers coming up. ......I’d bet that the same exists for other programs who are excited for the opportunity to win team state.
  2. 12 points

    It’s Time

    I am pretty sure if you have more than one state champion, by the laws of mathematics it makes you less of a state champion.
  3. 12 points

    Early dark horse

    Here is mine... Owen Sego. Nothing would make me more happy than to see this kid make a deep run or win it all. At 170, he is a complete wild card. He has the experience and a proud angel looking down on him. That could be all that he needs!!!
  4. 11 points
    At the Black Knight invite Indiana had 5 finalist, 4 champs, 7 placers Drew Hildebrandt 125 took 1st Nick Lee 141 took 1st Cael Mccormick 165 took 1st Jacob Covaciu 174 took 2nd Mason Paris HWT took 1st Ben Harvey 174 took 4th Brad Laughlin 174 took 5th
  5. 9 points
    I spoke with DJ's uncle today at church. He stated that it was just a neck sprain, strain, etc.....He is schedule to see the doctor on Thursday and if he is cleared he will be ready to go. DJ is a great young man and he absolutely LOVES the sport.
  6. 8 points
    Hall of fame coach Bob Read was honored as he coached his final home dual after 40 plus years at Plymouth high school. It was a special night watching past wrestlers come from literally all over the country to honor him. Coach hates any attention on himself but this was well deserving. I’ve known this man over 40 years and I can honestly say I’ve never met a man with more class, ethics and integrity in my life. The video tribute showed countless former wrestlers share how they have become the husbands, fathers and men they are because of the time and care coach poured into their lives. He’s had numerous state qualifiers, placers and champions but the mentoring he has poured into people is what last. I’ve never met a man who hates to lose and loves to win more but it’s the lessons in life that leaves the greatest marks on his wrestlers. He is a man that is driven by his faith, his family and simply pouring into young men’s lives. I felt like I was peeling an onion all night! Thank you coach Read for all you’ve done in this great sport in Plymouth and in Indiana. Well deserved.
  7. 8 points
    Coach Holden and I are proud to announce that we will be taking our rivalry to Hoosier Gym, the home of the fictional Hickory Hoosiers in the iconic 1986 film Hoosiers. The date is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. The gym last regularly hosted meets in the late 1960's before Knightstown moved to their current facility. The Panthers have wrestled Eastern Hancock in the facility in recent seasons. NineStar will help us make history by doing the first ever telecast of a wrestling meet from the facility. Coach Holden and I are working on some ideas to make the event even more special. Hope you can join us for this special evening. Stay tuned for future announcements.
  8. 8 points
    Chase Wilkerson has signed with UIndy to continue his wrestling career. Chase is the first wrestler in over a decade to sign to wrestle in college from Mt. Vernon (Fortville). He ends his HS career as the schools all time wins leader at 143.
  9. 8 points

    Best Wrestling Rooms-Pictures

    Our mats were really old and they could not be re-conditioned so my AD replaced them all. 2 full mats plus an extra section. The goal is to never pick these up. We left the old sections below to stop the mats from sticking to the floor. My AD is super supportive and my principal use to be the head coach! 😀
  10. 8 points

    Carmel Disciplined for Sauna Suits

    Has nobody learned not to bash people (especially high school kids) until the whole story comes out? I’ve been searching for info most of the day but have only found one vague article and a bunch of people on here ready to execute them. It all seems strange to me because some of these duals were from early December. Who knew about these for most of the season and waited to report it until until the right before sectionals? By everyone’s comments here, that person also put all these kids’ lives in danger for a couple months for not reporting it sooner. The article I read did state that Carmel’s Athletic Dept self reported the violations to the IHSAA as soon as they learned of it. But there was no info on how they were told. I’m going to choose to wait on my judgement and what an appropriate punishment would be until more info comes to light.
  11. 7 points
    Mat-side weigh ins. You said I'm czar for the day. Haha. As a process guy in my "professional" life, the whole idiocy of weigh-ins days or hours before actually wrestling defeats the purpose. It would literally take a few seconds per match. You miss weight, it's a forfeit. All the sudden you have eliminated your issue of kids cutting too much and people will wrestle their true weight.
  12. 7 points
    We will be live tonight for #IndianaMat Gorilla Radio around 9pm EST to talk about semi-state. We will probably have two shows this week, so a double dose of Mike and Joe! It's like Christmas has come early.
  13. 7 points

    Carmel Disciplined for Sauna Suits

    Don't mean to make light, but the first time I read this thread (and a few times while reading the thread) I thought "sauna" was "santa" at first glance...
  14. 6 points

    Whats in da water

    Say what you want, but Hawkins is the MVP of this team.
  15. 6 points

    Wrestling Little League outline

    So you presented this in a national forum and used the word "retards"? As a life long special educator and a guy that works daily with students with moderate cognitive disabilities, I wished my elementary wrestlers listened and followed directions like "retards". Stay classy
  16. 6 points
    Ya-Sin has only played six years of organized football. Wonder where he comes by such amazing athleticism...maybe it is those two high school state wrestling championships he won in Georgia. Rock, stop in to see the IHSAA Wrestling Finals in February.
  17. 6 points
    Indiana got it done today!!! Congrats on great careers for all of our boys!!!
  18. 6 points

    An idea to help grow the sport

    One of the biggest issues in wrestling is retention of athletes. Based on USAW statistics the retention rate in 2017 for Indiana was 53%. That means every year even we bring in 47% new wrestlers...at the same time we are losing that many. Indiana is actually doing well compared to the other states, but in most people's minds it is something that could use a vast improvement. Indiana has 8,000 USAW members and every year almost 4,000 of them are new! Think if we kept 75% and then still added 4,000 new members! You can view the stats on page 15 http://content.themat.com/2016-17annualreport.pdf Retaining kids...and parents is something that will grow the sport. There are many reasons kids/parents don't come back, one big one is the tournaments.
  19. 6 points
    Wrestlers of the Year 1A- Silas Allred of Shenandoah 2A- AJ Fowler of Calumet 3A- Jordan Slivka of Cathedral Coaches of the Year 1A- Tony Currie of Adams Central 2A- Chad Shepherd of Western 3A- Sean McGinley of Cathedral Mr. Gorilla Asa Garcia of Avon 1st Runner-up Nick South of Columbus East 2nd Runner-up Cayden Rooks of Columbus East View full article
  20. 6 points
    690 would be the cut-off for splitting the schools in half based on enrollment. There are 154 schools with 690+ and 154 with less than 690 students. Transferring is out of control right now...so who knows what would happen. Look at this year's state champs 106- From Ohio 113- Wrestled as a freshman at Crown Point 120- Wrestled as a freshman at Perry Meridian 126- Originally from Lake Central 132- Wrestled 7th grade at Danville 160- Originally from Shenandoah 170- Wrestled as a freshman at Jennings County 285- Wrestled at Ben Davis as a freshman, played on the Ben Davis state champion football team in 2017
  21. 6 points

    Carson Brewer

    In speaking with my son Silas about the head but......he made a great point. Mind you, Silas knows Carson well and they’ve travelled together competing on the same squad numerous times. Silas’ perspective..... ”Dad.....Carson likes to establish head position. Even if he’s got wrist control or in the tie, he looks to position his head. If I’m trying to do the same thing.....and I head but a kid, the slow motion video will undoubtedly make it look intentional. It’s like in baseball, if a pitcher accidentally hits a batter. When they show it in slow motion, to the naked eye it could appear that he threw it right at the guy. When actually.....he just missed his spot.” I think Carson deserves a lot of credit for psychologically staying strong. Getting thrown Laplace on Fri after last years issue with Mahan.....put his mental toughness to the test immediately. And the young man passed with flying colors.
  22. 6 points
    Coach Peck

    Height of coaches

    There has been alot of speculation about coach Tonte's height versus mine. Some even suggested Jim was shorter than me. Anyway, today after the Hall of Fame Banquet I got a picture of Coach Tonte and me. I think you will notice he is pretty tall. He has been my friend for quite awhile and will always be a giant in my eyes.
  23. 6 points
    Caleb Spires

    2016 106 lbs wrapped up

    While digging through old brackets last summer, there was one that really caught my eye in the talent level. Since not everybody from the bracket had gone through their senior years yet, I decided I’d wait until their senior seasons were over to gauge just how insanely talented the 2016 106 lb weight class ended up being. Since they added onto their accomplishments last night, here is what we got when it’s all said and done. 1: Asa Garcia(1st, 3rd, 1st, 1st) 2: Keyuan Murphy(X, X, SQ, 2nd) 3: Ty Mills(2nd, 3rd, 2nd, 3rd) 4: Kory Cavanaugh(X, Q, 4th, 6th) 5: Sam Fair(5th, INJ, 2nd, Q) 6: Hunter Watts(6th, 2nd, 1st, 3rd) 7: Brayden Curtis(7th, 1st, 1st, 4th) 8: Jacob Moran(8th, N/A, 1st, 1st) Q: Lukasz Walendzak(Q, X, 4th, 8th) Q: Jose Diaz(X, Q, 8th, 8th) Q: Tanner DeMien(7th, Q, Q, Q) Q: Devon Casebolt(Q, X, 6th, X) Q: Gavin Rose(Q, 7th, X, INJ) Q: Brycen Denny(X, Q, X, 8th) Q: JC Herring(X, X, Q, Q) Q: Trey McCartney(X, Q, X, X) Between that state bracket, adding previous and future accomplishment, those 16 wrestlers managed to produce; 46 State qualifications 32 State medals 20 semi-finals appearances 13 finals matches 8 state championships That alone is incredible. But what do the numbers look like when we add in the semi-State qualifiers who didn’t make it to the championships? X: Cayden Rooks(X, 1st, 2nd, 1st) X: Andrew Black(X, 2nd, 2nd, N/A) X: Brock Peele(X, 4th, 7th, Q) X: Seth Johnson(X, 4th, X, 8th) X: Fernando Flores(X, X, Q, 6th) X: Logan Stephenson(X, X, X, 7th) X: Andres Moreno(X, X, 7th, X) X: Tanner Schoeff(X, Q, Q, Q) X: Kade Zadylak(X, INJ, Q, Q) X: Logan Mosser(X, X, Q, Q) X: Brayden Shearer(X, X, Q, Q) X: Joe Just(X, X, Q, Q) X: Jake Armstrong(X, Q, X, Q) X: Alexander Streuder(Q, X, X, Q) X: Clay Egli(X, X, X, Q) X: Wyatt Miller(X, X, X, Q) X: Ben Streeter(X, X, Q, X) X: Harrison Hadley(X, X, Q, X) 79 state qualifications 44 state medals 27 semi-finals appearances 18 finals matches 10 state championships That is 34 wrestlers who managed at least one state qualification. Over half of the semi-state qualifiers from that year managed to make it out at some point. Adding in wrestlers who didn’t even make it to/out of regionals that year…. X: Chase Wilkerson(X, X, Q, 7th) X: Evan Beasley(X, X, X, 7th) X: Kyle Holman(X, X, X, 6th) X: Danny Tolin(X, Q, Q, X) X: Colin Reagan(X, Q, Q, X) X: Alex Petro(X, Q, Q, N/A) X: Martin Cruz(X, X, X, Q) X: Evan Burge(X, X, X, Q) X: Noah Gardner(X, X, Q, X) X: Chris Schuller(X, Q, X, X) 93 state qualifications 47 state medals 27 semi-finals appearances 18 finals matches 10 state championship Quite a talented group of kids. I’m sure the 106 weight class usually produces the most future talent compared to other weight classes, but even so, this seems to be substantial. Seven wrestlers have already committed to wrestling D1, in addition to multiple other college signings. Congrats to all of these kids on great careers.
  24. 6 points
    Garcia almost pinned himself on the roll through.
  25. 6 points

    Laplace vs Brewer Friday night

    Or at least serve as a shining example of how utterly preposterous our no wrestleback-having state series is.
  26. 6 points

    Evansville North Regional

    As the Head Coach of Evansville Central, I just wanted to let everyone know how proud I was of our boys effort today. This was the most fun I’ve ever had as a coach at the Regionals. Everyone wrestled to expectations and a few exceeded them. They practiced hard this past week and wrestled even harder. Even though one didn’t make it out, he wrestled hard against a superior opponent. That’s all anyone could ask. ALL five boys represented their school, family, program and themselves with class and dignity. Well done and you all deserved everything you’ve accomplished so far this year. Keep believing in yourselves and good luck this Saturday in the semi state. Coach Lapadat
  27. 5 points

    MD 5-Way

    If worms had machine guns birds would not mess with them.
  28. 5 points

    Donate bananas?

    There is always money in the banana stand.
  29. 5 points

    Best to come up short

    Brandon James
  30. 5 points
    This is my favorite Mattyb post in the history of Mattyb posts. LOL
  31. 5 points

    New home for State

    I would like to see us utilize the Pepsi Coliseum for Team State, but from what they powers that be told me is that it is very expensive to rent. We would probably also need the adjacent arena also to fit all the mats for the event. When I win the lottery I will build a wrestling only facility that can host NCAAs and every big event every year.
  32. 5 points
    Starting next week, April 9th, Manchester University and Indiana Tech will be running a combined Regional Training Center on Tuesday and Thursdays. RTC will take place at Manchester on Tuesdays and Indiana Tech on Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm. It will be open to all Schoolboy and up aged wrestlers. Must have USA wrestling card to attend. You will find coaches and athletes from both universities at both locations each week. Should be a great opportunity for NE Indiana. Come get better! Tuesdays - Manchester University, PERC Stauffer-Wolf Arena Contact - Kevin Lake – Head Coach kalake@manchester.edu, 260-982-5227 Thursdays - Indiana Tech, Warrior Athletic Center Contact - Thomas Pompei – Head Coach tapompei@indianatech.edu, 317-730-4056 Schedule April 9th - Manchester 6:00-7:30 April 11th - Indiana Tech 6:00-7:30 April 16th - Manchester 6:00-7:30 April 18th - Indiana Tech 6:00-7:30 April 23rd - Manchester 6:00-7:30 April 25th - Indiana Tech 6:00-7:30 April 30th - Manchester 6:00-7:30 May 2nd - Indiana Tech 6:00-7:30 *Will continue throughout the summer
  33. 5 points

    Purdue Year 5 under Ersland

    Also, anyone else fill out brackets for NCAAs? I went and made my picks, and there’s a real possibility Lydy and Brunner both place. In my picks, I have Lydy hitting Skatzka in the ticket round who he’s never lost to, and Brunner hitting Traxler, who he’s split with. Really hoping for Ersland’s first AA this weekend.
  34. 5 points
    Again. Not taking anything from Asa... but if anything, that pic proves that the ref was not in position to see if Viduya’s left shoulder/scapula is down, and it suggests that his left side was, in fact, not down. Further, the still photo accurately represents the amount of time the ref took to count what was supposed to be a two count. Basically, he took no time at all because he never verified that both sides were down and there was exactly one second between the time that Viduya was in the position that the pin was called in and the mat was smacked. In that second, the ref went from being on his feet to smacking the mat. One second. The rule is a two count. Yes, filthy, filthy cradle. But there is no rule that says if somebody hits a filthy cradle on you that you are automatically pinned. Wrestling Scholar, we absolutely should be discussing this. Because the whole point is that kids who work hard all season to make the finals should be protected from errant officiating by a Review Official at the head table.
  35. 5 points

    Best Wrestling Rooms-Pictures

    We have it pretty good, great support from our Admin. Brownsburg has a brand new room that is pretty impressive!
  36. 5 points

    Evansville Semi- State

    As a Region Rat I can not be a Homer, so here are my picks. 106: Freeman, Miller, Garcia, Newman 113: Watson, ,Nelson, Ross, Dalton 120: Littell, Montgomery, Boarman, Conley 126: Rioux, Egli, Conway, Clark 132: Garcia, Campbell, Boe, Fuqua 138: Rooks, Kreitzer, Mayer, Sego 145: Lee, Burdon, Kervin, Koontz 152: Dickens, Conley, Schoenegge, Ross 160: Pruett, ,Deters, Ruhlman, Ashbury 170: South, parkinson, Blubaugh, Jean-baptist 182: Brewer, Bellemy, Carson, Nix 195: Nunn, Wampler, Willham, Carrier 220: Bolte, Aiken, Williams, Howell 285: Sidibe, Keys, Biddle, Gentry 7 Avon wrestlers advancing, 9 Brownsburg, and 8 MD MD, Avon, CE, and CG all with 3 champs each.
  37. 4 points

    The Mendez effect

    I’m guessing none of these young men seen Vision Quest
  38. 4 points

    MD Holiday Classic

    Looks pretty rugged. He could do some damage at one of the weights, but may have to cut those flowing locks to compete.
  39. 4 points

    Question about rankings??

    Being ranked in general is a nice recognition of your hard work and ability. in recent years some of these Freshman have put together a very impressive national resume over the last couple years against cadet age group competition. So I can see some ranking coordinator may consider plugging a few in, especially at the lower weights. Not every talented wrestlers will have their name out there enough to get that recognition later in the the year, let along at this point of the season. Our ranking guys do a great job and are pretty accurate with their picks by the last rankings, but even they will point out how a couple unranked guys (mostly due to lack of info on them) who qualified for state slipped by them. However, getting too caught up in where you are rank isn't necessary, especially in the first month of competition. That ranking maybe a curse to some if they feel if they value it too much. Heck I've seen kids get so nervous about trying to keep a ranking they finally earned that they drop matches they probably shouldn't have by being too conservative or failing on a mid-match desperation move after being down a couple points early. I've also seen ranked wrestlers let their foot off the gas and drop a match because they began to assume that ranking meant they have already proven they will make it to state. The rankings will all "come out in the wash" as the season progresses and more results start come in. If anything use your lower or non-ranking as motivation to keep improving your craft so you can prove your ability doesn't match your ranking when that time comes. When a wrestlers season ends, and they looked back at how they did, believe me they they won't be reflecting on where they were ranked during the course of that year.
  40. 4 points

    Brayden Littell injury

    Even though I am on here daily I never log in And leave remarks the last time I did Was to tell everybody that Brayden would not be finishing his freshman year due to moving back to center Grove And unfortunately that is why I am on here today in preparing for super 32 Brayden Tore the ACL in his left knee And requires surgery which means this is the Official end of his high school career Recovery time takes us into the summer There is no doubt in my mind that if all the obstacles were not thrown in his way he could have done so much more in high school His one and only full season resulted in an undefeated state champ We have spoken To Ohio and they are still honoring his scholarship so there is no doubt that you will hear his name again in the wrestling community This is a hard pill to swallow we will lick our wounds and battle forward And please grammar police keep your comments to yourself Preciate everybody who has supported him Look for him to take over the mac conference in the next couple years
  41. 4 points
  42. 4 points

    Evansville Waaaaaayyy to Early P4P

    No.... I just legit got trolled by my son!!! A new low for me. Learning great things at Ohio! I’m cutting him off!!! Geeez! @Indychampget off here and get to practice!!!
  43. 4 points

    Micic gets silver at European Games

    Stevan Micic just picked up a silver medal yesterday representing Serbia at the European Games (continental games in the olympic tradition). All the big European nations brought their best guys, so his weight was very solid. His biggest win was over the European champion and World bronze medalist Atli of Turkey in the quarterfinals. Stevan is very much a medal threat for worlds this year and the Olympics next year.
  44. 4 points
    The PIAA(Pennsylvania) passed a proposal to submit a proposal to the NFHS to reduce the weight classes to 12. Even without the NFHS's approval they may go ahead and go to 12 weights. Here are the weights 108, 115, 122, 128, 134, 140, 146, 152, 160, 172, 185, 215, and 285 Here is the article on the proposal https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/sports/2019/05/sad-but-necessary-changes-could-be-coming-to-piaa-wrestling-weight-classes.html Personally, I do not feel this fixes any issues other than putting a pretty bandaid on the problem. Bad teams will still forfeit weight classes, good teams will still have full lineups. The problems stem from the image of the sport and coaches that do not go about promoting the sport in the school. It takes a lot of work to get a program to the top and a lot more to keep it there. Discuss....
  45. 4 points
    I'll add that while Kyle Hatch didn't finish quite as strong as he would have liked, he did give National Champion Lucas Jeske his toughest match, losing 9-7 SV1. I was also impressed with Owen Doster at 133. He didn't place but was impressive in a couple of wins and his losses were by 1 point to the 4 seed (who finished 3rd) and 2 points to the 8 seed (who finished 5th). Those two stood out to me in addition to Schurg.
  46. 4 points
    Brian Burelison

    Head Coach Needed

    Eminence Community Schools (1a school located in Morgan County) is beginning a brand new wrestling program for the first time in school history. The AD is a former wrestling coach and the new coach will have full athletic support. We are looking for someone interested in building a brand new program. A mat has already been purchased and a wrestling room is being renovated. Students have been on a new strength and conditioning regiment this school year, a new weight room/wrestling/cardio room is being renovated, schedule is currently being built, tons of athlete interest from students and the community, the school is joining an athletic conference next year, and AD is currently having open practices in future preparation. Please contact and send resumes to bburelison@eminence.k12.in.us if intereted.
  47. 4 points
    Team Garcia is passionate about are area. Can’t knock the dude for that. With that said, I think that there is a level of respect for eachothers programs that is not typical. Anytime anyone has success at any level, it seems that the coaches, parents, and wrestlers of the other teams are first ones to congratulate the kids. A lot of the parents hang out together. So the sense of together or being as one is real. This is a silly debate. Great day yesterday. Gave some money to the boom squad. Looking out for 1proud.
  48. 4 points
    New Castle Sectional, Regional, and Semi-State Results: Includes wrestler's: State Ranking | Semi-State Ranking | Record | Name | School Will update spreadsheet after regionals. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GLD7_O61e8QeuOeL2tmQfFJ6XYfYt1t1LcR_LyaTcec/edit?usp=sharing
  49. 4 points
    This is awesome!!! If you are not watching shame on you. It’s a great dual. And Ohio state vs Illinois next. Better than Xmas! Looks like lee over storr maybe the big difference in this one. Huge win for lee even bigger for the team
  50. 4 points

    2015 Middle School State

    I was there for that 13 hour day. People saw Shenandoah pop up in the 1A polls the last couple of years. If they would have been able to keep that middle school group together, they would have competed for a state title. They had the Williams kid that lost to Jack Kiser in the finals in OT (moved away). They also had Jordan Slivka, Dallas Pugsley (SQ), Hayden Lohrey (lost to Asa in the finals that year and looking for his 3rd trip to the bank this year) AJ Black 2x State runner up, and Silas Allred (you may have heard of him). John Slivka did a great job building that program when these kids were in middle school before they moved to Cathedral. I can’t imagine seeing a better 1A team.
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