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    grappleapple got a reaction from base in That time in 2018 when Parris almost lost   
    New Castle's Dalton Clouse might possibly be the only person to have a lead on Mason Parris this season. 
    Clouse stepped to the mat, and strategically didn't remind Parris that he hadn't taken his t-shirt off yet. Clouse was awarded the point and the lead.
    Somehow Parris recovered, but man, what a start for the Trojan senior.
     
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    grappleapple got a reaction from piscis1956 in That time in 2018 when Parris almost lost   
    New Castle's Dalton Clouse might possibly be the only person to have a lead on Mason Parris this season. 
    Clouse stepped to the mat, and strategically didn't remind Parris that he hadn't taken his t-shirt off yet. Clouse was awarded the point and the lead.
    Somehow Parris recovered, but man, what a start for the Trojan senior.
     
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    grappleapple got a reaction from Dwilly in That time in 2018 when Parris almost lost   
    New Castle's Dalton Clouse might possibly be the only person to have a lead on Mason Parris this season. 
    Clouse stepped to the mat, and strategically didn't remind Parris that he hadn't taken his t-shirt off yet. Clouse was awarded the point and the lead.
    Somehow Parris recovered, but man, what a start for the Trojan senior.
     
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    grappleapple got a reaction from WOC in That time in 2018 when Parris almost lost   
    New Castle's Dalton Clouse might possibly be the only person to have a lead on Mason Parris this season. 
    Clouse stepped to the mat, and strategically didn't remind Parris that he hadn't taken his t-shirt off yet. Clouse was awarded the point and the lead.
    Somehow Parris recovered, but man, what a start for the Trojan senior.
     
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    grappleapple got a reaction from FCFIGHTER170 in That time in 2018 when Parris almost lost   
    New Castle's Dalton Clouse might possibly be the only person to have a lead on Mason Parris this season. 
    Clouse stepped to the mat, and strategically didn't remind Parris that he hadn't taken his t-shirt off yet. Clouse was awarded the point and the lead.
    Somehow Parris recovered, but man, what a start for the Trojan senior.
     
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    grappleapple got a reaction from Kookie953 in Strategy Question - Hunt vs Slivka   
    If I interpreted what I saw correctly, it looked like Yorktown's assistant coach told Hunt that it was his decision. He chose neutral right away. I like the call. He was going for the win, not the field goal for the tie. It didn't pan out - but he put it all on the line.
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    grappleapple reacted to LionsFan in Melloh and Mulkey   
    Was anybody else impressed how quick Snyder got his tie off?? Must of been a clip on! 
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    grappleapple reacted to navy80 in Wow - Fattore pinned himself!   
    I’m now a fan of Fattore...he handled that loss with class. He didn’t throw a fit or take off running to the locker room. 
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    grappleapple got a reaction from Coach Nieman in Sprinting to get seats   
    Maybe the Banker's Life ushers should crack down on seat saving. If you see a big blanket taking up multiple seats -  tell them to take it down. The people who get there early and wait in line absolutely have a right to their seat - but not seats for 15 of their friends.
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    grappleapple got a reaction from leaveitonthemat in Sprinting to get seats   
    Maybe the Banker's Life ushers should crack down on seat saving. If you see a big blanket taking up multiple seats -  tell them to take it down. The people who get there early and wait in line absolutely have a right to their seat - but not seats for 15 of their friends.
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    grappleapple got a reaction from Coach Peck in How about those wrestlebacks?   
    I, personally, like the win or go home drama the ticket round at semistate brings. It's the most fun-filled round, hands down. There will always be people we know are more deserving of getting to state than someone else, but that's the beauty of the system. Yes, the draws can be brutal to some. Yes, it's not 100 percent fair, but that's life.
    Probably my favorite moment at the New Castle semistate was in the ticket round watching Dru Berkebile. This kid absolutely is better than some others moving on. He had some brace on his leg and wasn't able to bend it. He barely could get in the down position and he had to take shots practically standing up. But when he lost, knowing his career was over, he saluted the fans and moved on. I'm sure that was tough for him, in a perfect world he would be healthy and advancing to state - but he moved on. A career isn't defined by one loss.
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    grappleapple got a reaction from awood2 in Worst draw   
    I don't know how you can determine who the "best" wrestlers are. No disrespect to those that do the awesome rankings here, but those aren't gospel. You can't say kid A is ranked higher than kid B, so he must be better. If that was the case, only the No. 1 ranked guy should win each year. Ultimately, the best wrestler in the state tournament that weekend will be the one that wins, no matter who is in front of them.
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    grappleapple got a reaction from Portage Fan in Worst draw   
    I don't know how you can determine who the "best" wrestlers are. No disrespect to those that do the awesome rankings here, but those aren't gospel. You can't say kid A is ranked higher than kid B, so he must be better. If that was the case, only the No. 1 ranked guy should win each year. Ultimately, the best wrestler in the state tournament that weekend will be the one that wins, no matter who is in front of them.
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    grappleapple got a reaction from Taylor83 in How about those wrestlebacks?   
    So if you like the current system you have to be in favor of kids getting screwed? Comments like this are ignorant, plain and simple. We are all here because we love this sport and want what is best for it. We don't have to agree on everything, but to pretend we don't care about those participating because of whether or not we like wrestle backs is just plain dumb.
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    grappleapple got a reaction from WOC in Worst draw   
    I don't know how you can determine who the "best" wrestlers are. No disrespect to those that do the awesome rankings here, but those aren't gospel. You can't say kid A is ranked higher than kid B, so he must be better. If that was the case, only the No. 1 ranked guy should win each year. Ultimately, the best wrestler in the state tournament that weekend will be the one that wins, no matter who is in front of them.
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    grappleapple reacted to Perseverance in Worst draw   
    Great point Jeremy.  It aligns with Silas and I's philosophy to a "T".  Being fairly new to the sport of wrestling compared to many on this site (7yrs). I would grow a little more perturbed every year as I would hear parents/coaches/wrestlers complaining about draws, or hoping they had an easy road through.  I can tell you this......that was rarely an issue with the Doah coaches.  Slivka, Gary Jr & Sr each had a "bring it on mentality".  Being cut from that similar cloth, is a major factor of our growing so close off the mat as well.  I'll only add that Coach Barbosa has carried on that same approach. It comes natural for him being from the south side of Muncie. ?  Assistant Coach Walker is no different.
    The Allred outlook is simple......Those who worry about the draw are entertaining fear & self doubt.  Hoping for an easy path is reserved for individuals whose bartering for podium spots.  Not for those whose goal is its peak.  Cressel & Walton are both very deserving of all the recognition and success they've worked so hard for.  They're well coached and their college commitments speak for themselves.  However.....these are matches we've wanted all season.  But we'll focus on beating Moore Friday night first.
    Bottom line......We love the draw.  Awesome opportunity to make a LOUD statement!  And they'll be dealing with a hungry youngster whose well prepared, well studied, unafraid to lose.....and wrestling free with no pressure. The best 182lb'er in the State will stand on top of the podium this weekend regardless of their bracket pairings.  And it could be any 1 of 16 young men in the bracket.  We genuinely wish everyone competing a great week of practice, continued good health and to just enjoy the moment.  Go to war, have fun and score points.  Never lose sight of how much of a blessing it is to be there.
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    grappleapple got a reaction from Powerline in Worst draw   
    I don't know how you can determine who the "best" wrestlers are. No disrespect to those that do the awesome rankings here, but those aren't gospel. You can't say kid A is ranked higher than kid B, so he must be better. If that was the case, only the No. 1 ranked guy should win each year. Ultimately, the best wrestler in the state tournament that weekend will be the one that wins, no matter who is in front of them.
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    grappleapple got a reaction from Perseverance in Worst draw   
    The first round draws aren't so bad here, but 182 is loaded on one side of the bracket. You have No. 1 Walton, No. 2 Cressell and No. 3 Allred all right there together.
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    grappleapple reacted to maligned in Worst draw   
    I'm a stats guy, so I would of course love to see it seeded better. But the way it's designed now isn't THAT bad in how it comes out as long as the two best guys end up on the opposite side of the bracket. If the IHSAA would simply agree to put the two highest ranked semi-state champs in opposite brackets and then randomly draw the rest according to their standard formula, it would be a very simple, very significant upgrade.
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    grappleapple got a reaction from Matdad in How about those wrestlebacks?   
    I, personally, like the win or go home drama the ticket round at semistate brings. It's the most fun-filled round, hands down. There will always be people we know are more deserving of getting to state than someone else, but that's the beauty of the system. Yes, the draws can be brutal to some. Yes, it's not 100 percent fair, but that's life.
    Probably my favorite moment at the New Castle semistate was in the ticket round watching Dru Berkebile. This kid absolutely is better than some others moving on. He had some brace on his leg and wasn't able to bend it. He barely could get in the down position and he had to take shots practically standing up. But when he lost, knowing his career was over, he saluted the fans and moved on. I'm sure that was tough for him, in a perfect world he would be healthy and advancing to state - but he moved on. A career isn't defined by one loss.
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    grappleapple got a reaction from wrestleliferfan in How about those wrestlebacks?   
    So if you like the current system you have to be in favor of kids getting screwed? Comments like this are ignorant, plain and simple. We are all here because we love this sport and want what is best for it. We don't have to agree on everything, but to pretend we don't care about those participating because of whether or not we like wrestle backs is just plain dumb.
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    grappleapple got a reaction from raider140 in How about those wrestlebacks?   
    Those crazy losses are what makes it fun. Bethel upset one of the greatest Indiana wrestlers in decades and shocked the state. Sure Lee was top 5 material - but on that day in that match he didn't end up on top. I'm sure you can look at every sport and one team that is better than another gets put out and another team moves on.
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    grappleapple reacted to dangood1 in How about those wrestlebacks?   
    No wrestlebacks.  Thats what makes SemiState round 2 so beautiful. Its very tough, and the way it should be.  No other sport can you lose at sectionals, regionals, and semi state and still be a state champ. 
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    grappleapple got a reaction from raider140 in How about those wrestlebacks?   
    I, personally, like the win or go home drama the ticket round at semistate brings. It's the most fun-filled round, hands down. There will always be people we know are more deserving of getting to state than someone else, but that's the beauty of the system. Yes, the draws can be brutal to some. Yes, it's not 100 percent fair, but that's life.
    Probably my favorite moment at the New Castle semistate was in the ticket round watching Dru Berkebile. This kid absolutely is better than some others moving on. He had some brace on his leg and wasn't able to bend it. He barely could get in the down position and he had to take shots practically standing up. But when he lost, knowing his career was over, he saluted the fans and moved on. I'm sure that was tough for him, in a perfect world he would be healthy and advancing to state - but he moved on. A career isn't defined by one loss.
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