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  1. 6 points
    Congratulations to Silas Allred, Joseph Walker and Alec Viduya on becoming USA Wrestling Magazine Scholastic All-Americans. Exercising as much effort in the classroom as you do in a particular sport opens up so many more doors of opportunity. In a sport like like wrestling, where scholarship dollars are highly coveted and extremely limited, the ability to offset the investment of athletic money with academic money is a huge advantage for would-be recruits. It should also be recognized that consistency of effort in the classroom and into growing your character, demonstrates well rounded drive & effort....not just a one dimensional talent in a particular sport. Coaches and other recruiters recognize this dynamic, and feel much safer investing in these type of athletes. So make sure you don’t get lost in the guise of “wins & losses” on the mat. Have the foresight to recognize how winning on your biology or calculus final can equally impact your goals. Even the often unnoticed effort of smiling at a stranger, being a friend to the kid sitting by themselves at lunch, etc., will assist in all your collective aspirations. Make your goals first to be a good human, then a great student, and lastly an elite athlete. 100% effort into that priority line will take you to places many feel aren’t possible.
  2. 5 points

    Hoosier pre season open

    Well we are planning for it to be a go. If we are able to pull it off we will likely be one of the first bigger events to take place. We may stretch the event to two days.
  3. 4 points
    Justice has committed to Marian University. Thanks to all of you for the support over the years. Looking forward to seeing whats ahead for him and the rest of the 2020 class.
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    Big Ten Network

    Just for your information the Big Ten Network is re-airing the Big Ten tournaments from 2013-2020. Starting Monday at 6am (2016), 9am (2017), 12pm (2018), 3pm (2019), 6pm (2020) and 9pm (2015). Tuesday at 12am (2014) and 3am (2013). Enjoy.
  5. 3 points

    Ancilla College Opportunities

    Ancilla College, located in North Central Indiana, is still actively recruiting for all weight classes for the coming year. We provide a great opportunity to wrestle at the Junior College level. We provide the opportunity to build your stock and be seen by 4 year colleges from Indiana and around the country. Those wrestlers that have not chosen a college as of yet, or would like to wrestle at a 4 year college and feel you've been over-looked, I strongly encourage you to take a look at Ancilla. We are coming off a great season where we had 4 National Qualifiers with 1 All-American and also had 4 NWCA Academic All-Americans. I am trying to grow the program and give more Indiana wrestlers the opportunity to wrestle at the next level. Those interested may contact Coach Line at the number and email provided here. Mark Line Head Wrestling Coach Ancilla College 219-712-1861 (cell) mark.line@ancilla.edu
  6. 3 points
    Congratulations to Phoenix Rodgers from Heritage Hills for signing with Indianapolis. He is projected to wrestle 197. View full signing
  7. 3 points
    Adonis Boyd has signed with Bellarmine University, which is currently Division 2 but is making the transition to Division 1. Adonis projects to wrestle 133 for the Knights, which are located across the river in Louisville. During his career at Jeffersonville, Adonis was a varsity starter all four years, winning Sectionals twice and Regionals once. His senior year he was Academic All State. His junior year Adonis had a record of 33-7 and his senior year a record of 31-4.
  8. 3 points
    Congratulations to Jonathan Kervin from Floyd Central for signing with Indiana. He is projected to wrestle 157. View full signing
  9. 3 points

    Brady Ester of Snider commits to

    Congratulations to Brady Ester from Fort Wayne Snider for signing with Wabash. He is projected to wrestle 125. View full signing
  10. 2 points
    Our most popular clinic is back! Come learn to establish position, control your opponent, and setup your attacks better with our Hand Fighting Clinic! High schoolers on Saturday, May 30th and youth on Sunday, May 31st. Sessions are 10:00 AM - 12:00 and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST with lunch provided by Jimmy Johns. Limiting to 35 wrestlers. Cost is $60 and you must have an active USA Wrestling card. Register online or message us to reserve a spot! Location: 233 E Michigan New Carlisle Indiana https://www.midwestrtc.com/camps-clinics/
  11. 2 points

    Evan Bates releases Top 3 school list

    https://www.flowrestling.org/articles/6746263-35-evan-bates-releases-final-three-schools Cornell Indiana Northwestern
  12. 2 points
    ‪Cody Matherly, a two-time Sectional and Regional Champion for Jeffersonville High School, will be taking his talents to Kentucky Wesleyan, a Division II college located in Owensboro, Kentucky. Cody had a combined record of 66-15 the last two seasons. As a junior, Cody made it to the round to go to State and as a senior he was ranked #8 in the Semi-State at 195lbs. ‪Since 2004, Cody Matherly makes the 41st Jeff wrestler making his college commitment; in the last decade, 2010-2020 – Jeff wrestling signed 24 commits.‬
  13. 2 points
    By DANE FUELLING There will be a new coach in the chair for Homestead High School come November, as the Southwest Allen County school named Andy Oberlin the next head coach of the wrestling team. “I am extremely excited to be running the program,” said Oberlin in an interview Monday with the DDD. “As with most wrestlers, I like to be in control and have opinions on how things should be done and now I will get a chance to see if they will work.” Oberlin takes over the Spartan program from former Snider wrestler Nathan Devaux, and heads a program that he has been coaching in some capacity since 2014. Oberlin says that for the first time in his personal life, he finally has time to balance his family, work and a head coaching job. Devaux will continue with the program as an assistant, as well as Brent Stockman, who wrestled at Toledo University. Other assistants for 2020-21 will be Josh Michaels (Columbia City), Rick Greenwood (Elmhurst) and Mason Gaines (Fishers). The new coach is a graduate of DeKalb High School, where he graduated in 1994. “I had the pleasure of wrestling TIm Myers six times my sophomore and junior year,” Oberlin chuckled. Of the six losses he had his sophomore and junior year, four of them came from Myers. He was eliminated from the state tournament both years by Myers in the ticket round. Oberlin’s Bellmont connection continued his senior year, where he handed Jason Hayes his only two losses of the year prior to his appearance in the state championship bout in 1994. The Baron wrestler finished fourth that year at 119. His wrestling career continued at North Central College, a D3 school. A decade after leaving North Central, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Purdue University. Oberlin began his coaching career in 1997 as an assistant for the well-travelled Rod Williams at Norwell. He returned to Dekalb a few years after that and coached under Tom Blackburn and later Jason Hunter. “I truly love coaching kids because of what this sport did for me and what I see it do for athletes. There is a bond between a wrestling coach and an athlete that I personally don’t see in other sports. You are truly going into battle with them and that solidifies that bond. Personally, there is nothing better than watching a child start wrestling as a youth and then see that athlete wrestle his senior year.” A full program, not just at the high school level, but all the way through the youth program, is Oberlin’s ultimate goal at one of the largest high schools in northeast Indiana. “Over the last six years, we have taken a club of about 10 to 20 kids to a little more than 100 last year. Our middle school programs are starting to develop and grow.” Over 70 kids competed on the district’s two middle school programs this season and the success of the program was higher than in recent memory. When asked for goals for his tenure, Oberlin looked at the bigger picture. “We, as a community, have to work to raise the level of wrestling in our area. I want Homestead to be a part of lifting this semi-state back up.” A berth at Team State and a few state medals were just some of the big goals he has for the program. Oberlin noted that he worked with other coaches on a ten year plan when he came to the program and feels that with three years left, Homestead is still on pace to accomplish many of the original standards he set in 2014. Oberlin admitted that competing with Bellmont is a goal of his. “We have a pretty strong Thanksgiving Duals and I will make sure that Bellmont has a standing invitation to that.” An invitation to compete at the prestigious Al Smith tournament at Mishawaka over the holidays is something that Oberlin feels his program can earn in the coming years. Oberlin and his wife and three children reside in the SACS district. View full article
  14. 2 points
    If I remember right you were helping me. So I see your point.
  15. 2 points
    Congratulations to all of our Indiana high school wrestlers named NWCA/USMC Leadership & Character All-Americans. You can check out the names at the link below. The National Wrestling Coaches Association is proud to partner with the United States Marine Corps to recognize achievement in academics (Scholar All-Americans) and leadership & character. We had a good number of Indiana wrestlers who were named Leadership & Character All-Americans this year. Next year I hope we can greatly increase the number of Scholar and Leadership & Character All-Americans from Indiana. I encourage you to make this Leadership & Character award a special recognition for those truly outstanding members of your team. If you look at the criteria (below), the award is meant to represent the very best of your program. Congratulations to all of these wrestlers. http://www.nwcaonline.com/awards/nwca_usmc_leadership_character_aa_award/
  16. 2 points

    Ancilla College Opportunities

    My son, who is a baseball player, took a few years off after high school to get his head right. He was a member of the Indiana Bulls program through high school but lost his way his junior year and disappeared from the radar of coaches. Last year he made a choice to resurrect his career and live in the dorm at Ancilla. He made great friendships while enjoying the school/instructors. They do a great job of being there for the student; my son is returning even though he had other options so I believe that speaks volumes of his experience. I give the school 2 thumbs-up!!
  17. 2 points
    Congratulations to the Indiana high school wrestlers who were recognized as 2020 NWCA/U.S. Marines Scholar All-Americans! The National Wrestling Coaches Association is proud to partner with the United States Marine Corps to recognize outstanding scholar athletes in the scholastic wrestling community. The requirements are a 3.5/4 or higher G.P.A. and earning a varsity letter winner. It is a privilege to recognize these Hoosier scholastic wrestlers. Hopefully we can get a much larger number of our athletes recognized next season. Dave Cloud NWCA Representative The Indiana wrestlers: Name School Jacob Kreager Ft. Wayne Snider High School Brady Ester Ft . Wayne Snider High School Cameron Garcia Ft. Wayne Snider High School Hayden Tippmann Ft. Wayne Snider High School Jared Mitchell Ft. Wayne Snider High School Seth Lawson Frankton High School Sarah Dix Pendleton Heights High School Cade Patton Southridge High School Samuel Schroeder Southridge High School
  18. 2 points
    By: Scott Hunt Chronicle-Tribune Fifty pounds heavier than when he first stepped on a mat as a 145-pound freshman at Mississinewa, Kyler Funk finished his career as the most decorated Indian wrestler of all time and one of Grant County’s best ever. Funk qualified for semistate that first year then as a sophomore became just the second Ole Miss wrestler ever to earn a trip to state. Funk jumped up to the 182-pound class where he won his first sectional championship before finishing third at regional and fourth at semistate to punch a ticket to the state finals. Funk was only the second wrestler ever from Mississinewa to earn a state finals trip, joining Bob Stone, who qualified in 1974 at 177 pounds. As a junior, Funk won 33 matches, but had his season end in disappointment. He dropped highly competitive matches to Oak Hill’s Bradley Rosman in the 182-pound championship of both sectional and regional, then lost his second-round match at semistate to fall just short of returning to state. His first three years were only a prelude to Funk’s senior campaign. He worked his way into the 195-pound division and lost just twice during the regular season, both times to eventual state champion Silas Allred of Shenandoah. Funk’s historical tournament trail in 2020 began with his second sectional title. He then went on to win the second regional championship in Ole Miss wrestling history, where he again matched Stone’s accomplishment from 1974, before the IHSAA had implemented a semistate tourney. Over the final two weeks of his senior season, Funk set precedent in Mississinewa wrestling and athletic history. He became the first Ole Miss athlete, team or individual, to ever be crowned a semistate champion, a satisfying achievement for sure, but not his ultimate goal. “State my senior year, my goal was to get a medal around my neck,” Funk said Thursday evening. “And it happened.” Indeed. Funk took to the mat in Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday, Feb. 21 and earned a 9-4 win over Richard Clevenger from New Palestine guaranteeing his, and Mississinewa’s, first state hardware in the sport of wrestling. Ultimately, Funk would lose two closely contested matches on Saturday at state, but his career ended with a 7-5 win over Bellmont’s Caleb Friedt and a seventh-place finish which earned him that medal and coveted spot on the podium among the state’s best. He finished the season with Central Indiana Conference and Grant Four titles along with a 43-4 record. Funk’s historic 2020 season also has earned him the Chronicle-Tribune’s selection as Grant County’s top winter athlete. “I was really thankful to be able to do that with my family, my dad, his last time representing Mississinewa High School,” Funk said. “It was a good day. I’ve got to thank (assistant) coach King, Noah King. He did a lot for me. He pushed me every day. In the (wrestling) room. I didn’t really have anybody besides him to do that. Those two were the biggest two and why I got my medal around my neck.” Kyler referenced being able to share his state finals achievement with his dad, Curt Funk, who just a couple days prior to the finals had resigned his position as teacher, football and wrestling coach at Ole Miss to become the head football coach at Fishers. Having his dad in his corner only added to Kyler Funk’s favorite career moments as a wrestler. “I have two. My sophomore year I made it to state. I was looking at my draw and I was like I can do this,” he said, recalling his first trip to state which resulted in an opening-round loss. “I wanted to be the first state qualifier from Mississinewa since 1974. I thought that would be pretty cool to do that. “The second one was winning semistate and winning my Friday match at state,” Funk continued. “I went into my Friday match at state knowing not a lot of kids from (the area) have won a state medal, except for (2019 Mississinewa grad) Brennan Butche and he has three (in cross country). Standing on the podium and I have a state medal now, I’ll never forget that.” In the immediate aftermath of his two losses at the state finals – a 6-3 decision to Culver Academy’s Eli Pack and 3-1 decision to McKinley Kemper from Evansville Central – Funk was obviously disappointed. Wrestlers at the state championship are all fairly evenly matched so the margin between winning and losing is relatively small in most instances. “You look at me and the kid who got fourth in the state (Pack), we had neck and neck match,” Funk said. “Any given day he can beat me or any given day I could beat him. All of us, with the right draw, we could have placed from second to eighth in my opinion, but none of us were beating Silas Allred. He is just a freak of nature and none of us could beat him.” Funk had more history with Allred than just the two regular season meetings. Allred lost just two matches in high school and none through junior and senior seasons on the way to winning the past two 195-pound state championships. He and Funk were often sparring partners in practice sessions as part of the same wrestling club based out of Indianapolis. Through their mat time Funk and Allred, who will wrestle at Nebraska, became good friends. “He’s my partner in the offseason,” Funk said of Allred. “Every Sunday, Monday and Wednesday dad would drive me to Lawrence North (for practice) and Silas was the closest one to my weight. He’d obviously destroy me. It is what it is, but he made me better. … He’s not only a great wrestler, he’s just a great kid. I like him a lot. “When he saw we were in the same bracket (at state), he said I hope we meet each other in the semis, I think you can do it,” Funk added. “He’s always had faith in me and always been a good motivator for other kids too.” Though he generated interest from colleges for both football and wrestling, Funk’s plans for the near future will be without organized sports. The decision wasn’t an easy one for him to make, but it was made with maturity and wisdom. “I’m going into an apprenticeship in Noblesville and learn how to be sprinkling and pipe fitter,” he shared. “I would love to play college football and wrestle but school really isn’t my thing and I don’t feel like being in debt that much the rest of my life.” For now, Funk is finishing up his senior year through eLearning and trying to finalize some summer plans for a senior celebration with friends and former teammates. “I work with Jaheim Johnson and Cade Campbell and we just talked about it today,” Funk said of the planning. “Sometime in July we’re all going to go to King’s Island, basically all the seniors on the football team. We’re going to go to King’s Island and have a good time. After that we’ll go off on our own.”
  19. 2 points

    State Duals Vote In results

    Why didn't Carroll get a vote-in? Do you guys hate Carroll? #VoteCarroll
  20. 2 points

    State Duals Vote In results

    The vote took place Monday evening: 4A (Did not require a vote as the 2 teams were so far ahead in points) Carmel Avon 3A Roncalli 2A Boonville Norwell 1A Southmont South Adams It's going to be an exciting tournament.
  21. 2 points

    COVID effect on wrestling numbers?

    How about keeping street shoes off the mats?
  22. 2 points
    If a singlet makes that big of a difference, maybe they should move up a weight.
  23. 2 points

    Rule Changes for 2020-2021 Season

    So you can have ringworm under your singlet and that will never get seen?
  24. 2 points

    COVID effect on wrestling numbers?

    High schools also need football season. It is crucial to their athletic budgets.
  25. 2 points

    COVID effect on wrestling numbers?

    I'm guessing you'll see a lot less handshaking.
  26. 2 points

    weight changes for 20-21 season?

    personally I would go to 15 weights with adjusting weight classes with additional weight being added up top also. Never for taking away an opportunity from a kid. I know people struggle filing all the weights but I am selfish and would want the most chances for kids to see varsity wrestling as they can. Also I like adding it up top as another spot to help encourage the football players to give wrestling a try.
  27. 2 points
    Great job putting this together @Y2CJ41, might be #1 of all #GOAT
  28. 1 point
    To help honor America BTN wants to show America’s greatest sport all day long.
  29. 1 point
    Sorry didn’t realize it was under the paywall. Due to the subscription factor I won’t provide the full detailed article or honorable mentions, but the main DI only lineup according to their criteria and twitter responses are: 125 - A. Escobedo - IN 133 - S. Micic - Mich 141- R. Humphrey - OSU 149 - J. Tsirtsis - NW 157 - D. Lilovich (80s) - PU 165 - A. Howe - Wis 174 - R. Voliva (30s) - IN 184 - B. Palmer (70s) - Iowa 197 - C. McDaniel (30s) - IN 285 - G. Wagner - Mich Again we have some current DI guys able to make a run at a couple spots if their next few seasons are able to go through as normal.
  30. 1 point
    Coaches--I just spoke to Nate Naasz at NWCA. The Academic and Leadership/Character programs are officially run by the USMC. The NWCA compiles the information and sends it to the Marines for them to get the certificates. The program normally involves a U.S. Marine coming to the recipient's school to present the certificates. Since the Covid-19 lock down made that impossible I think the program was delayed. Nate has sent out the Scholar certificates (let me know if you have not received yours).Nate said he had contacted Col. Fallon who is in charge of recruiting in this area of the country. He has not heard back yet and will be speaking to him tonight and will ask again about the Leadership & Character certificates with hope of getting the issue resolved tonight. Sorry for the delay in getting these to you.
  31. 1 point
    This is a great trip to help get your young wrestler to the next level. Ty took this trip his 8th grade year and had a blast. I was amazed at his maturity level and his wrestling abilities when he got back. He went on to place at Pre-Season nationals and several other national tournaments in the months following. There was a great mixture of Folkstyle, Freestyle and Greco and he wrestled some of the top tier kids in the country. Most of all, he really made some life-long friends that he still talks to today. It's such an awesome feeling to be at some of his college tournaments and run into one of his OASWT teammates. Ty was able to fund raise about 90% of his trip costs from the community and worked off the rest with chores around the house. He was able to see and do so many things across the country that it was a once in a lifetime experience. If you are interested, let me know and I can share more about our experiences. The only downside was a picture of his cauliflower ear in the middle of Utah somewhere.. mom wasn't happy, but Ty loved it!
  32. 1 point
    Congratulations to Autumn Terhune from Warren Central for signing with Indiana Tech. She is projected to wrestle 155. View full signing
  33. 1 point
    Coach R

    Congrats to Annalyse Dooley

    Annalyse from West Vigo won the prestigious McMillan award today in Terre Haute given to the best female athlete in the county. She was a 3 sport athlete and won 12 varsity letters in high school and also was 4 time state place winner in girls tournament. Annalyse has paved the way for girls wrestling in our area. She is headed to Indiana Tech this fall.
  34. 1 point
    It was Prairie Heights...
  35. 1 point
    You made varsity?
  36. 1 point
    Am I the only one who feels that Coach Oberlin looks like Zach Galifianakis.
  37. 1 point

    Matt Neff of LaPorte commits to

    Congratulations to Matt Neff from LaPorte for signing with Manchester. He is projected to wrestle 174. View full signing
  38. 1 point
    Congratulations to Noah White from Columbus East for signing with Wabash. He is projected to wrestle 184. View full signing
  39. 1 point

    COVID effect on wrestling numbers?

    And those pay outs come from the Conferences and TV networks- not from the universities. A delayed football season, would mean less revenue generated among conferences. Which means less profit sharing between each team in the conference. And “cupcakes” (or small schools with less resources) as well as major universities with programs on the fringe financially would be forced to stop. However, the good news is, as of right now, the PAC 12 only foresees a delay in practice schedule and condensing pre-season workout programs. Which means football season theoretically is on course to start as planned in the Fall.
  40. 1 point

    Rule Changes for 2020-2021 Season

    My concern would be that during season practice rooms have more kids in them than the off season, there are usually more practices a week, and possibly kids aren't as good at taking clothes home when practices are back to back everyday. Plus I never focus too much on how well skin checks are being done at the Sunday tourneys but to my knowledge it isn't as strict as during the IHSAA season. To me it isn't a huge health risk because that is part of the sport. My bigger concern is kids contracting it more and knocking them out of important events.
  41. 1 point
    The third one makes the most sense to me ive seen guys call injury time to stop points all the time
  42. 1 point

    Rule Changes for 2020-2021 Season

    These are all good changes. One thing that should be done in the future is headgear malfunction and shoe lace malfunction placed on the same level. Penalize both, be patient with both, that doesn't matter...however it makes no sense that untied shoe laces means you are cheating and should be penalized, but headgear not fitting properly and/or falling apart means, "oh well, it happens, little fella. Let me help you with that."
  43. 1 point

    COVID effect on wrestling numbers?

    I think all decisions need to be had at the very last minute. They have different data points almost everyday and as more data comes out I think it should change how this is approached.
  44. 1 point

    COVID effect on wrestling numbers?

    The bad thing about these fundraisers is that companies and individuals that usually give money are hurting so it will be harder to solicit funds from people.
  45. 1 point

    COVID effect on wrestling numbers?

    The NCAA and athletic conferences are wise to postpone making a decision about football. They need to wait as long as they can before making the decision. Same is true of high schools. However, I can tell you the fear within the PAC 12 is that a few schools might pull the trigger early on this decision (prematurely in my estimation) in which case it will cause a snowball effect forcing the rest of the conferences hand.
  46. 1 point
    Southern Wells will be looking for a new Head Coach next year.
  47. 1 point
    Just received an email that Angola is now open.
  48. 1 point

    weight changes for 20-21 season?

    It's time for Joe's statistical analysis.... This is under the assumption that the NFHS wants to eliminate a weight class based off of the forfeit issue. Here is the breakdown of forfeits by weight in Indiana this year. 106 110 113 103 120 94 132 59 138 52 145 41 152 50 160 49 170 51 182 69 195 73 220 75 285 63 Total 889 Per Team 2.877 309 Teams Data updated in this section The current proposal basically combines the current 182lbs and 195lbs weight into 189lbs. If a team has either a 182 or 195 they are counted as now having a 189lber and the teams with neither will now forfeit the new 189lbs. This would eliminate.... 107 forfeits. The average per team would still be 2.53. Based on the data we would need 34 195lbers to cut to the new 189lbs. If we would attack 106lbs and lets say we combine 106 and 113 into a newly formed 110lbs weight class. Same as above in combining each weight and assuming all 113's that do not have a teammate at 106 could make 110, we would eliminate.... 154 forfeits. That means we would still have 2.37 forfeits per team. Based on the data we would need 51 113lbers to cut to the new 110lbs. If we would go further and combine both scenarios we would only eliminate 261 forfeits. Thus again we would still have 2.032 forfeits per team. In conclusion, the elimination of ANY weight class will have very little affect on the number of forfeits. If every team in the state brings in two additional wrestlers we would do more for the forfeit issue than eliminating a weight class. At best we would eliminate 300 opportunities in order to save 154 forfeits. This is not worth it to cut that many opportunities to salvage a better looking forfeit statistic.
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    The Ventilator Project

    Former Zionsville Wrestler Tyler Mantel is the co-founder of the Ventilator Project where a team of individuals is working to create a ventilator that can be manufactured quickly and cost effectively in order to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Ryan Mantel, former Zionsville wrestler and coach, and Preston Mantel, former Zionsville wrestler are also helping on the project. You can visit theventilatorproject.org to learn more or donate to this amazing project being lead by former Indiana Wrestlers.
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    State Brackets from 1956-2020

    Liar, you can't count that high!
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