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  1. 14 points
    To the IndianaMat community and especially to those senior wrestlers and/or parents: First of all, I'd like to apologize for any hardships you, loved ones, or anyone dear to you is enduring because of the Coronavirus. It's disrupting nearly all aspects of our every day lives, schooling, and work. I'd like to say, especially to the current high school seniors (and by extension, parents) who in many cases have lost their final semesters, proms, sports seasons, and more that I feel for your losses. In retrospect, at least (high school) wrestling got to conclude its season. IHSAA basketball, along with NCAA Winter Sports weren't so fortunate. Hopefully, for all seniors and parents, you were able to complete your goals and end your final season on the note(s) you desired. However, speaking from personal experience, I know that realistically this isn't the case for most. For you all, it has, at the least, been a month (roughly) since the end of the State tournament. Most of you are done with in-person schooling. My question is: What comes next? Though it is pertinent right now to keep a grasp of the day-to-day, especially with how drastically things can shift, it is just as important to not lose sight of your futures. One of the things that has been affected by the pandemic, due the closure of universities and schools, is college recruiting (academically and athletically). If you are leaving your houses, it certainly isn't to visit campuses. Thus, the process of recruiting and the process of college selection have both been complicated tenfold. With this post, I'd like to do my part both on behalf of the Wabash Wrestling program and Wabash College itself to reach out to this community. A little background on me: My name is Anthony Cicciarelli, and I'm currently finishing my junior year at Wabash (online, ha .. ha). At school I double major in Math and Spanish. My journey to Wabash essentially began March of my senior year. I originally hail from Brownsburg; despite being less than an hour away from my hometown, I honestly never really knew about Wabash other than things like Scholastic Duals and just hearing the name in conversation. Beginning during my senior season, I met a few Wabash coaches at tournaments and sent a few texts, but I still really had no idea about the school or people at all. At this point, I wasn't too focused on figuring out my college situation until the end of season. After its conclusion, I considered a lot of things for my future. I ultimately decided two things: I had higher things to aspire for academically, and I had higher goals to set for myself athletically. Wabash gave me a place in which I could accomplish both. Upon visiting Wabash for the first time, *cue cliche* I fell in love. If I were to sum up what I loved, and still love today, about the school, I would mention three important aspects of Wabash: 1) Community With a college of around 900 students, Wabash truly feels like its own neighborhood as opposed to a whole city (e.g. large state schools). When I say that you will see everyone, you will see everyone. Not only do I see almost every professor I've ever had walking across campus on a daily basis, I often times eat lunch less than 10 feet of them (at the Wrestler table in the dining hall). I see classmates all around campus, whether at the library or the gym. On the wrestling side, with a team of over 50 members at a school of 900, the math says that about 1 in 18 of the people right next to me is going to be someone I already know and have a relationship with already. Often times it's even more than that. Each of my classes this semester, I have at minimum one other wrestler with me to work, study, and learn with. Past all of this, the simplest evidence of the communal structure of Wabash can be found every Thursday, when we have a complete class block (1 hour 15 min) blocked off on top of our lunch hour so that students and staff are free to attend an all campus, community meeting in the Wabash "Chapel"(non-religious). 2) Accessibility During my first visit to school, I got to sit in on a class and later meet a professor tailored to my future major interests. The professor sat and talked math with me for the hour, and lo and behold today I am a math major. I was walked between buildings by an individual student guide, and walked to meet and explore the athletic facilities by multiple members of the wrestling team to meet the coaches. Today, as a student, accessibility has not changed a bit. Just my daily homework routine exemplifies it perfectly. My most productive homework spot is in the coaches' office alongside our 4 on site coaches. I'm usually joined by one or two other wrestlers at any given time. If I have an issue with the work, I have a few options. I can reach out to any one of my team members who between themselves cover pretty much any subject area in their majors. I can walk two minutes to my professors' open offices in any of the academic buildings. I can send an email to the professor or the multiple tutoring centers on campus and make an appointment within the very same day. Or, my personal favorite, I can even text a handful of previous or current professors that have given me their personal numbers for all and any reasons necessary. The easiest part of it all is that I can do it all within a 5 minute walk on campus. 3) Independence Independence is inherent in almost every person's college experience. For the first time for many students, they are on their own physically, mentally, and emotionally. From the beginning, until the most recent day I was on campus, that rang true. Wabash is grounded in one simple, yet profoundly important, ideal and principle for student conduct: The Gentleman's Rule. It states: "The student is expected to conduct himself at all times, both on and off the campus, as a gentleman and a responsible citizen." This is all encapsulating and all encompassing for life on campus. Simply, students are given the freedom and guidance to conduct themselves in a manner that they see fit, as long as it fits the confines of our one rule. Within Wabash, students find themselves given permissions and privileges that larger schools would never allow. (Of course, if these become detrimental in the slightest, they are not permitted - as they break the one and only rule). In short, good luck finding another school in Indiana that allows all students to have and park their cars free of charge and for all grade levels. This is just the tip of the iceberg in the unique student independence at Wabash. While these are some more personal reasons, the specs of the school and Wrestling program are equally as important and impressive. (Full disclosure, I'm not an actual recruiter or employee of the college, so these are going to be my version of the specs. More empirical numbers can be found on wabash.edu) Wrestling-wise -A team of consistently over 50 members -A team with three #1 ranked wrestlers this previous season, and many more in the rankings -A separate, wrestling-exclusive, nearly brand new wrestling facility that outsizes and outshines many Division I facilities -An extremely high level practice room and talent pool -Wrestler exclusive workout area, exercise equipment, cold and hot tub, fridge, and locker room -A full field house and track for all students, and a full gym (both traditional and more athletics focused areas) -Access to a staff of over 7 combined coaches School-wise -Top notch, incredible financial aid and scholarship opportunities -An extremely high caliber education and net of professors -#1 ranked Career Services in the nation (per Princeton Review) completely free of additional cost -A beautiful and well-preserved campus, as well as short distance between all points -Around 40 majors and minors -Options for both fraternity and independent living -Opportunities for immersion courses, which are classes built around a travel component that is provided free of cost to students (I spent a week in Mexico last year) These are, of course, just some of the so many highlights of the school. There are many more incredible features and compelling statistics for finding. My final message to the seniors that I want to express is that, when considering plans for yourself after high school, you need to look at the big picture. This includes not only the month, or the year, ahead of you. This includes, four, ten, and twenty years down the line. Wabash is a place that is ready to take you in for the present and ride with you for the future. Wabash is a place derived and thriving on goals. An opportunity here will allow you to set incredible goals for yourself, and for those who are willing to work -- achieve these goals on and off of the mat. My life would be profoundly different if I was not still able to wrestle today, and I can confidently say that it would be profoundly worse off as well. Wabash allowed me to mold my unaccomplished goals and unsteady ambitions for the future of high school into clearly structured, attainable, and elite objectives for my college and professional life. Wabash is a place where I can keep enjoying this sport. Wabash is a place where I can keep growing as a man. Wabash is a place where I can keep my future within my grasp. Wabash is a special place. I hope that, at the very least, this has reminded seniors of the important of the times to soon come, the importance of the times behind them, and certainly the unique times we are living in right now. I really urge those who still have unknowns about their future as students, athletes, and student athletes to give Wabash a sincere consideration when making these decisions. It is absolutely not too late to take an interest in the school. Though for obvious reasons, most on campus visits and resources are unavailable right now in person, I can assure you that any member of the community and faculty will be willing to help in every way possible. To any wrestler or parent that has any questions or interests in the school and/or wrestling program, I would really love to help you in the best way possible or put you in contact with someone who can. My phone number is (317) 654-5240 and my email is amciccia21@wabash.edu. Anthony Cicciarelli, Wabash '21 P.S. Any current or former Wabash student, wrestler, fan, or friend of the school that might be able to give their own side "Why Wabash?" as well, please do!
  2. 14 points
    Y2CJ41

    Folkstyle State hurt by Corona?

    Here is a novel concept, let's not force the kids to shake hands with all the coaches, refs, table help, and everyone there.
  3. 8 points
    Y2CJ41

    Folkstyle State hurt by Corona?

    This isn't the flu, there is no vaccine for this virus. This is a new virus that spread to humans in December and has now spread across the world and has a very high mortality rate. When the people who study these things are saying to be careful you probably should listen. The worst thing that can happen is people not taking this seriously and millions get infected and overload our already busy hospitals.
  4. 8 points
    Y2CJ41

    Folkstyle State hurt by Corona?

    Asking a school or big facility to not host any events because they are a backup to the original host is virtually impossible. This is an event that needs 20+ mats, which there are maybe a handful in the state that have the capabilities of hosting. On top of that the facilities that can host have events already planned because they want to make money. The ISWA is in a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation. No one wants to cancel or move the event.
  5. 7 points
    Kpbergman

    Thanks/Keep up the good work

    As a parent who has lurked here for the 4 years of my son's high school career, I just wanted to to say thanks to all the rankers and members of the community here. This has been a valuable resource that I have shared with others throughout the years and has helped in getting to know the competition and sometimes what to expect during the season. I wish other sports had the same kind of community that I have seen with Indiana high school wrestling.
  6. 7 points
    Trinedad

    Pound for Pound Rankings

    I gotta believe silas Alred would be the top pound for pound in the state. Pinned the entire season, and 94% for his career.
  7. 7 points
    graham

    Folkstyle State hurt by Corona?

    Well if they have to postpone.... Make freestyle/Greco an Ironman. 💪💪💪 Get your triple crown in one weekend.
  8. 6 points
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2020/03/26/suspected-kidnapper-gets-pinned-high-school-wrestler-new-mexico/2923871001/?fbclid=IwAR27iMOt-FYmCiFzTNTms_RnOKpvHeX9viZ1z9k5Y5xIbsszGO7ZyFKZCYw
  9. 6 points
    Y2CJ41

    Tyce Freije of Roncalli commits to

    Congratulations to Tyce Freije from Roncalli for signing with Wabash. He is projected to wrestle 141, 149. View full signing
  10. 6 points
    Beef Stew

    Folkstyle State hurt by Corona?

    World Health Organization just declared the coronavirus as a Global Pandemic 10 minutes ago. Surprised they didn’t consult with #TheBrand with his biotech background and what not. Update on State at CompoundIndy. Dana White will be there scouting to land contracts for the new 6th grade UFC division beginning next year.
  11. 6 points
    Considering 264M people more live in the USA, you are comparing apples to oranges. Also considering Italy’s population is 12% older than the USA, and the Covid-19 affects the elderly, again, can’t compare the two. The media is driving this circus. And it’s unfortunate. If we want to compare, we need to adjust for different cohorts and look at it retrospectively. And adjust for the variation. More importantly, let’s ban all Walmart’s. Considering the avg Walmart sees 4K customers a week and many many more over 10k, you are way more likely to encounter COVID-19 at Walmart than at a wrestling meet. But then again what do I know. Guess my Biotech background excludes me from knowledge. Considering everyone is an expert on the internet.
  12. 6 points
    #TheBrand

    Folkstyle State hurt by Corona?

    Unfortunately the media is responsible for the panic. Businesses and retirement accounts and people’s lives are being disrupted by this panic. As someone who is in the health care industry, we as a society and our media should have this same passion for encouraging those same people who are at risk of COVID-19 to go and get their flu shots every year. It’s those with compromised immune systems, the elderly and those with COPD that are most at risk. The main issue with an outbreak is the transmission from healthy individuals to those who are compromised. Instead of keeping a wrestler from going to state, how about we tell grandma and grandpa to stay at home. If the media had its way, every Walmart in the country should be closed to keep this virus from spreading.
  13. 5 points
    Congratulations to Will Stewart from South Spencer for signing with Marian. He is projected to wrestle 197, 285. View full signing
  14. 5 points
    Congratulations to Eli Dickens from Evansville Mater Dei for signing with George Mason. He is projected to wrestle 157, 165. View full signing
  15. 5 points
    Congratulations to Dorian Keys from Brownsburg for signing with Purdue. He is projected to wrestle 285. View full signing
  16. 5 points
    wrestlenewbie

    Take a Bow Indiana Wrestling

    9th - 13 NCAA qualifiers ranks tied for ninth most by state with Iowa. Pennsylvania leads the pack with 48, followed by Ohio (31), Illinois (28), NJ (23), California (19), NY (17), Michigan (17) and Minnesota (16). 6th - Using the Flo rankings you can also come up with a projected number of points scored by state (assuming no bonus points). Here Indiana moves up to 6th with 91.5. Penn still leads the pack at 254 followed by Ohio (152), Illinois (139), NJ (104.5) and Minn (95.5). 3rd - But things get real interesting when you calculate projected points per wrestler. Now Indiana moves up to third on the list at 7.04. Indiana only trails West Virginia (13.5) and Arizona (9.8), but those two states have only 2 and 3 wrestlers qualified, respectively. 1st - If you limit the list to the 11 states with double digit wrestlers qualified Indiana leads by a decent margin:
  17. 5 points
    Mattyb

    Top 10 Wrestling Events in Indiana

    Its growing. Probably, one the best Girls State Championships in the nation. With Girls wrestling on the rise nationwide, we have taken a huge step forward. I can see more and more girls getting college money to wrestle. For these reasons, I see this as a significant event. I'm sure that the girls and the families of the girls that participate in this event, do not share your opinion. Due to the impact that it has on the growth of girls wrestling and the impact on the participants, it makes my list.
  18. 5 points
    How about Swain vs Shute back in 1984. The best match in the history planet. It was so good they made a movie about it. And Swain had some motivation from the sidelines, if you know what i mean.
  19. 5 points
    Bulldog89

    Folkstyle State hurt by Corona?

    Wrestlers are too tough for the Corona virus!! Plus, the Corona virus is susceptible to the headlock and gets "caught" all the time. It prays on weaker sports like basketball!!
  20. 4 points
    Anthony, you really hit the nail on the head. As a senior at Wabash who was on the team their freshman year, I can say this program is the real deal! The wrestling team has one of the best facilities in the country and a coaching staff who will do anything to make sure their athletes reach their goals on the mat and in the real world once they graduate. While I decided to hang up the shoes and put all of my energy and focus into my academics and professional development, I continuously recommend this school to every wrestler I coach or meet who is looking to be part of a national caliber team while also wanting to receive a world class education. If someone is looking to become a national champion at the next level and be part of a team that has continuously placed top 4 at the national tournament, Wabash is the place to be. If someone is also wanting to come out of school to begin a successful career, Wabash is an excellent choice as well. Last year over 80% of students who applied to law school were accepted and 100% of students who applied to medical school were also accepted. If a prospective student athlete is looking to enter other career fields, the Princeton Review just rated Wabash #1 against all schools across the country for their alumni network and internship opportunities. Since my student job on campus is in the career service's office, I interact with alums on a weekly basis and witness just how invested the entire staff is in making sure all students have the opportunity to have a summer internship, so I can say the college lives up to the #1 ranking. When I graduate in a few months, I will definitely reflect on how lucky I have been to attend this college and my roommates on the team who hold a mix of national qualifier and all-american accolades will do the same!
  21. 4 points
    TeamGarcia

    Article: Ultimate Bracket Challenge

    I’m the exception
  22. 4 points
    Congratulations to Brice Coleman from Warren Central for signing with Indiana Tech. He is projected to wrestle 157. View full signing
  23. 4 points
    SunDevils

    NCAA's canceled

    These are all very good questions. As someone who works (and has worked for a couple) major institutions and has been involved with student-athletes (male and female) in revenue generating (which is deceptive- since the NCAA not the institutions generate most of the revenue) and "non-revenue generating sports" it would be extremely unlikely, unless the NCAA eats the cost - which they won't - that they would grant another year of eligibility. I can tell you based on the conversations I have had with some people here at ASU that you are on the money in suggesting that it is more likely to hold the NCAA's in May and that is going to be suggested. Also, as far as scholarships are concerned universities package them uniquely due to the fact student-athletes do not have to meet the same standards of non-student athletes for academic merit based scholarships (or admission to the university). Therefore, an above average academic student athlete can get an academic scholarship that has more dollars than a non-student athlete. Additionally, grants can be packaged for any student, athlete and non-athlete, in unique ways. Also, (I realize Y2 did not bring this up but someone else did) scholarship allotments are seemingly arbitrary but that is far from reality. Title IX has huge implications on scholarship allotments. There must be an equal number of male and female athletes on campus. Additionally, at a micro-level if you breakdown what goes into a scholarship (housing, food, special tutoring services, athletic academic advisers, travel, dietitians, trainers, stipend, and so on) each scholarship granted in the PAC 12 equates to roughly $130,000 per student - I know the SEC equates to roughly $145,000 per scholarship. Therefore, by adding 5 wrestling scholarships to cover the additional year in just wrestling it is over a million dollars of cost incurred by the school and not the NCAA and I can promise you MOST universities cannot afford that additional cost. And per federal regulations you cannot simply borrow from the endowment since athletics is required by law to function as an auxiliary service - meaning they should run off of profit earned - since it is not accessible to all students and does not benefit all students. Sadly, most athletic programs in the USA do not operate in the black at a macro-level it may seem to be true but on a micro-level that is not a reality. For all of these reasons (and more) I would be glad to answer questions from an administrative level, if possible, it is extremely unlikely they grant a 5th year but universities will propose a later tournament date once the hysteria settles.
  24. 4 points
    JMILL

    Folkstyle State hurt by Corona?

    who knew the ISWA was the leading trendsetting entity of things by cancelling the Folkstyle State when we lost our venue leading to the NCAA's cancelling events and the NBA, MLB following suit. I guess we are all in good company with our "overreaction" of things. Just shaking my head at some people on here, but it also gives me a good laugh too and they say laughter is the best medicine so I guess we are all getting better with every idiotic post.
  25. 4 points
    TripleB

    Folkstyle State hurt by Corona?

    I just need my school out next Wed and Thurs so I can drive to Minneapolis. I'm also set to lose potentially Thousands on my Wrestlemania trip It sucks but I'll take it to help eradicate this stuff. Since when did we devalue the lives of senior citizens? Like do you all drag your parents and grandparents out back and put one in the skull once they hit 65?
  26. 4 points
    TripleB

    Folkstyle State hurt by Corona?

    I know every Karen, Bob, and Steve is suddenly a google/social media medical expert but check out what's going on in Italy. 10k plus infected, over 400 people have died since Monday. I know this doesn't sit well w/ the conspiracy theorists and tough guys.......but let's try to not let that happen here.
  27. 4 points
    #TheBrand

    Folkstyle State hurt by Corona?

    You mean we may have to actually hold our state tournament in an actual arena venue and not in school cafeterias??? Maybe some good will come from all of this non-sense! Eville Ford Center, FW Coliseum, state fairgrounds? All venues would be an upgrade. And don’t tell me they are not big enough. Make it something special for state. Hell Fri-Sun. All finals and placement matches on the final day.
  28. 4 points
    Congrats to the Boilermakers 5th place finish. 2 Finalists and 8 national qualifiers is outstanding. This was a hell of a tournament for Purdue. Im predicting, Purdue will end the All-American drought in two weeks. I think 3 or 4 All-Americans at NCAAs. I guess it takes some break through the ceiling, but Ersland did that this weekend. His first 5 years looked like the same old Purdue, near the bottom of the Big 12. I kind of expected the same status quo. But this year they look formidable. They were just behind a down Penn State, but the Boilers were competing with the Nitany Lions, and that's saying something. I hope Ersland leverages this success in the recruiting process.
  29. 4 points
    Rookies03

    Greatest of All-Time

    All of these matches were awesome and so much fun to watch but I think Red vs Lee has to top the list. Red going for a 4x undefeated HS career and Lee coming off a season long injury. Red wrestled with a flare and had a persona all his own. Lee was the blue collared Wildcat from the south. So much anticipation that people all of over the state were waiting to click open the brackets to see if Nick actually entered the sectional at 132. Then the anticipation to see if Red/Lee would happen in the semis or under the lights. It was the first time I had heard so much buzz about making that match the last of the night. Then the roar of the crowd before the match only to have to wait on a tv commercial break and then another roar to get it going. Both wrestlers had the other on their back after takedowns and the match decided by Red’s ability to ride tough. And not to take anything away from the other wrestlers but just not sure how you top that.
  30. 4 points
    MattM

    Greatest of All-Time

    It could be my favorite finals match ever. At least it the one I always recall. Loved the late match confidence Pertov had to cut Campbell and go down 1 point knowing he could get the takedown to win it. Most guys would have tried to ride it out at that point and win in OT rather than purposely give up the lead against a top level wrestler. Also a big fan of the Eppert vs Wright State series rivalry. It’s not to often do you see that long of a series play out.
  31. 4 points
    Brandon James caps off a great college career with a 3rd place finish at the NAIA Championships. The highest placer in Marian Wrestling History! Congrats Brandon! 👏
  32. 3 points
    backtothemat

    Top Juniors

    He might be getting a little bit better with that kind of training 😉 Here’s to a healthy season next year!
  33. 3 points
    Hmmm........,may be our next POTUS! Wow , very thoughtful presentation, for lack of a better word. You will never see an unemployment line, that’s for sure.
  34. 3 points
    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 for over 800 fans. It will have four full-size mats down with the ability to remove some seating and go up to six full size mats. The 24,000 square feet venue will also have two locker rooms and a coaches’ office. “We expect this to make our wrestlers feel like first-class athletes,” Jennings County Athletic Director Cory Stevens said. “They are going to have a facility that no other wrestlers in the region or in the state will have. We hope this attracts others to use it as well, for camps and things of that nature.” For Jones, this is a dream come true. His wrestlers have practiced in a balcony overlooking the basketball gymnasium. The school has two balconies on each side of the gym, and the wrestling team was often so large that it had to split the team up and use both sides. “I was lucky enough to have real good assistant coaches over the years,” Jones said. “I would go on one side and the assistants would go on the other. Sometimes we would divide by weight class. Sometimes we would divide by varsity and junior varsity.” The wrestlers would also have to move the 800-pound mats that were stored in various places throughout the school down to the gym floor for invitationals or dual meets. “Needless to say, it was an inconvenience, at the minimum,” Jones said. “We didn’t get the lighter mats until about four years ago. We always had to end practice early if there was a girls or a boys basketball game.” Jones didn’t much believe that the program was getting its own venue when he was first told about it. He had heard similar talk before. One time the school was going to build a 4.7-million-dollar facility that would house three basketball courts, a weight room, a track and a wrestling room. Ultimately that got voted down by the community. This time around school superintendent Teresa Brown told Jones that it was going to happen. “One day she told me ‘Coach Jones, we’re going to get you that wrestling room.’,” Jones said. “I didn’t believe her. That was about three years ago. Then, at the first of the year, she steps into the gym and said to me ‘Don’t you doubt me coach Jones, don’t you doubt me’.” Jones has had a hand in the design of the facility. He has looked at places like Purdue for inspiration and has tried to emulate what he knows works. “It’s been a very emotional time for me,” Jones said. “I have thought our kids deserved something better, but maybe not this elaborate, for years. I questioned why it was going to be so good. The principal at the time said ‘Howard, why can’t we have the best for our kids?’ That made sense to me. I think this state-of-the-art facility will be what’s best for our kids.” For Jones, the principal’s statement got him thinking. “I’m pretty conservative with things,” Jones said. “When he said that to me, I started thinking differently. I started thinking why not. The school wants to be greedy for the kids and it really shows.” The wrestling facility isn’t the only thing to get a major upgrade at the school. The baseball and softball fields got a multi-million-dollar upgrade. The weight room doubled in size. The football field got new turf. The tennis courts are getting a facelift. But, the largest change, is the wrestling renovation. According to Stevens, this might not have ever happened if it weren’t for the influence Jones has had on the students and the community through wrestling. “They say it has a lot to do with me, but it’s really for the kids,” Jones said. “The kids deserved better and we’re getting there. The educators care for the kids. But since this announcement I’ve had hundreds of people call or contact me about how much wrestling has done for them. That was done without this kind of facility. It’s not that we create champion wrestlers. It’s important that we realize we’re creating champion kids.” This has been an emotional journey for Jones. Former wrestlers are working on the building of the new facility and even the companies that put in the bids for the construction were ran by some of Jones’ former wrestlers. “Each of our six elementary schools have former wrestlers of mine that are coaching,” Jones said. “All but one of my assistants were coached by me. The middle school – all but one of the coaches was coached by me. It makes me very proud. One of the things that probably puts things in perspective for me the most is that I had a principal at one of the elementary schools come up to me and said ‘Howard, I’m tired of going to principal meetings and hearing about your wrestling program.’ But wrestling is a fraternity, not just within the school, but it creates a strong bond for life.” Stevens hopes to see other schools build similar facilities for their programs in the future. “We hope this inspires other schools to do something similar,” Stevens said. “Everyone is going to benefit from this – not just the high school, but the younger kids as well. Wrestling is a sport that does great things for kids. The more we can inspire other kids, the better. I was not a wrestler, but I see the value the sport offers for kids today.” View full article
  35. 3 points
    Y2CJ41

    Special Gorilla Radio FRIDAY NIGHT!

    We all know how much everyone is tired of hearing about cancellations and such....so we are going to go LIVE tomorrow night with wrestling talk. On the always fluid and never followed docket tomorrow includes: 1. Updates to the grade rankings 2. Our top wrestlers of the 2000's and maybe even a little voting on the BEST! 3. Anything else that pops up. It will be live on Facebook as usual and we'll do our best to keep you entertained as most of us are sitting at home and want something other than the news.
  36. 3 points
    Trinedad

    Who is still in school

    I have been out of school since 1979
  37. 3 points
    The first day of the Pan Am Olympic Qualifying event went on today as planned in Ottawa, Canada. The U.S. qualified 4 of the 6 Greco weights. Women's freestyle is tomorrow and men's freestyle on Sunday. Sarah Hildebrandt (Penn grad) at 50kg will be 3rd up in her first match when wrestling begins tomorrow at 10:30am. Kayla Miracle (Culver Academies grad) will be 9th on the mat at 62kg. Both ladies need to advance to the tournament final to place Top 2 and qualify the weight in the Olympics for the United States. They both have ladies in their half of the bracket who have placed high in the world in the past like themselves, so it will be an exciting day.
  38. 3 points
    FCFIGHTER170

    Kris Rumph

    And he's well ahead of the learning curve.. ..his accelerated learning ability means means a year of development is equivalent to 3 years to anybody else.. plus he's not even begun to reach his prime and the type that could train at the otc and be contending for a spot on our national team.. that article written about him made me believe that as crazy as it sounds he just now started believing in himself to the highest degree.. He's so talented that he didn't realize how capable he really is! Its came so natural to him that he didn't fully understand the magnitude of what he's accomplished in no time.. And now it seems he's fully invested and clicking on all cylinders competing at a high level..Wartburg has a tough schedule and their continuous success speaks to that..Put him in Purdue's room and get outta the way.. he's an enigma and with this type of talent there's no limit to what he can accomplish.
  39. 3 points
    RaiderColfax

    Kris Rumph

    Ahhh talking about one of my favorite wrestlers to ever watch develops into an absolute stud! I think Kris could place pretty high, give him a coach that will work on his little mistakes and he could be fighting for a natty. The kid has all the ability in the world to be a champ
  40. 3 points
    SHS Sandcrabs

    Kris Rumph

    He has a win over Iowa’s Gavin Teasdale.
  41. 3 points
    The facility is really nice and well built. I am sure this is their first wrestling tournament there. Maybe Y2 and I will have an emergency gorilla radio so you guys know the proper etiquette for the region.
  42. 3 points
    TeamGarcia

    Folkstyle State hurt by Corona?

    Thanks for the wishes Kenny .
  43. 3 points
    I just start on with my qualifications. Im an expert because I have "Scholar" in my avatar name and I read a lot of stuff on the internet. I also took a biology course in college and played high school football. Maybe the problem is worse because we have 264MM more people in the US. If the death rate is 2-3% which is likely overstated but, keep in mind that's still 200% to 300% more deadly than the flu. And that's a lot more people that can get infected and die in the US. Compound this with this with the fact that we have so many more people who are uninsured and underinsured, which is going to result with a lot of people not going to the doctor when they should because of the fear the cost. Also, the US does has a shortage of ICU beds. Compound that with the incompetent way our govt has responded to the pandemic already. Also, it bothers me when were saying its the media's fault. I respectfully disagree on that comment, maybe its better for the media to be giving us too much information. As compared to our govt not being transparent and lying to us that we have under control so you can stop pulling money out of the stock market. Postponing/cancelling ISWA state this weekend is unfortunate. I did hear they're looking for alternate sites. I think were reacting too early in this case, because its barely here and in my opinion the risk is low at this point. I was thinking of Warren Central's motives: Was it fear of a lawsuit if somebody came down with the Corona Virus, or are they worried about thousands of people running around their school spreading germs for the kids when they came back, or maybe they were worried about the potential criticism of being the school that brought a large group of people together. Im really concerned the NCAA nationals next weekend in Minneapolis. This is potentially could be cancelled or at least for the fans. It will be driven by the NCAA's choice to run basketball games for March Madness. What ever the NCAA decides for basketball, the NCAA will follow. That's a lot of cash for the NCAA to lose. Concerned.
  44. 3 points
    UncleJimmy

    Folkstyle State hurt by Corona?

    Avid conspiracy theorist here..not so much a tough guy depending upon whom you ask.and definitely not a biotech expert (Ball U, baby!! Education redefined!) .but if I'm gonna get it, please let it be Sunday so I can self quarantine for 2 weeks of MarchMadness/MarchMatness! I'm down for laying around sick, watching 12 hours of hoops and wrasslin' all day (albeit possibly in misery) and having people stay away from me (UncleJimmy not a people person, shocking..I know!). Hopefully I survive it, but if I don't I'll go out happy I reckon. To stay on topic, I think the Triple Crown FK/FS/GR idea is a good one. Take care out there people! How have we not marketed IndianaMat 800# Gorilla medical masks yet? Who's on marketing for this place?
  45. 3 points
    Mankind vs The Undertaker June 28, 1998 King Of the Ring i win.
  46. 3 points
    FCFIGHTER170

    Big10 Results

    G.Rooks also placed 10th and qualified for nationals at 149!
  47. 3 points
    FCFIGHTER170

    Big10 Results

    Don't forget Penola placing 7th and qualifying for NCAAs at HW! Very bright future ahead of him and Purdue qualified 8 guys for nationals!
  48. 3 points
    They are wrestling tough - were some tough losses, but also several kids with wins against previous losses in the season. I had multiple people come up to me and say - Purdue is looking great! We need to keep the momentum rolling - had to be one of the very top teams in wrestling to or above seeds. I believe all the qualifiers ahead of Penola when he took the mat is what propelled him to victory too! (Other than just being a hard-nosed wrestler)! Nobody wants to be left home, and TFM - he will be there next year too! Also kuddos to Nate Limmex for stepping up and giving it a shot - class act - to bad he had to go out that way. But it just shows - this group of kids do it as a team - no show-offs, hotshots, - just bunch of kids grinding!! Now off to the BANK!!
  49. 3 points
    I'm surprised more people aren't talking about this, but it's the south and the Pony Express still is active there! Jennings County broke ground on a new wrestling facility and it looks....amazing. I believe it's a stand alone facility. Here is an article about it https://www.insideindianabusiness.com/story/41854194/work-to-begin-on-jennings-county-wrestling-facility
  50. 3 points
    Caleb Spires

    Greatest of All-Time

    Every year when I go to the state finals, the bar that I set is hoping to see another match as good as Petrov vs. Campbell.
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