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Caleb Spires

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    Caleb Spires reacted to Mattyb in Super 32 updates   
    Schoeff wins another. He was s about to wrestle his 7th match and still has many more to hit the podium. Dude is grinding! 
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    Caleb Spires got a reaction from bwoodjc89 in Super 32 updates   
    We have Christian Carroll of Penn(#15 @ 220) and Evan Bates of Chesterton(#7 at 220) 3-0 and in the quarters at 195.

    Carroll faces #9 Martin Cosgrove while Bates has UR Maslanek.
     
    If both win, we are guaranteed an IN finalist as they would face each other in the semis.
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    Caleb Spires got a reaction from Mattyb in Super 32 updates   
    We have Christian Carroll of Penn(#15 @ 220) and Evan Bates of Chesterton(#7 at 220) 3-0 and in the quarters at 195.

    Carroll faces #9 Martin Cosgrove while Bates has UR Maslanek.
     
    If both win, we are guaranteed an IN finalist as they would face each other in the semis.
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    Caleb Spires reacted to Katanakahn in Hoosier Preseason Open   
    I'm the parent of a wrestler than plans to be there.
     
    As much as I LOVE to watch my sons wrestle, I would be more than willing to stay out if that helps the kids wrestle.

    And that goes for the entire IHSAA season as well.  If that's what it takes to pull this off, make it so.

    We like to say (think) it's about the kids.  Time to live up to that if needed

    I so want to be there, I've maybe missed two matches ever, but this is about him, not me.
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    Caleb Spires reacted to blueandgold in Greatest of All-Time   
    Nick Crume vs. Luke Welch in 2013 was also an incredible finals match.
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    Caleb Spires got a reaction from Holden in 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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    Caleb Spires got a reaction from Paycheck141 in 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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    Caleb Spires got a reaction from GG19 in Gimson Brothers   
    Love seeing this. Two young men with great characters to go along with their wonderful wrestling ability.
     
    Congrats Matt and Conner. The future is even brighter.
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    Caleb Spires reacted to UncleJimmy in Hoosiers in College 2019-2020 Results   
    Catching up a bit..Congrats on milestone wins! 
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    Caleb Spires got a reaction from backtothemat in Gimson Brothers   
    Love seeing this. Two young men with great characters to go along with their wonderful wrestling ability.
     
    Congrats Matt and Conner. The future is even brighter.
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    Caleb Spires reacted to GG19 in Gimson Brothers   
    Congratulations to the Gimson brothers on becoming AAs at 133 at the NAIA Nationals. Potential 3rd place match between them im rooting for them to make it. What an amazing first year for them at Indiana Tech.
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    Caleb Spires got a reaction from blueandgold in 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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    Caleb Spires got a reaction from FCFIGHTER170 in 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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    Caleb Spires reacted to Tenser310 in Team State acceptance list   
    Winamac Warriors are Patiently (NOT) waiting for the Vote Ins to happen....  They not only have a FULL line-up but are returning all 14 starters next Year and then will get 11 of those starters back...  and have accomplished that in just 5 years from only have 7 kids in the room TOTAL!!!!!   Just throwing that out there!!
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    Caleb Spires got a reaction from SWwrestling in Best matches of the weekend...   
    Cruz/Fiechter Friday night was a pretty good one.
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    Caleb Spires got a reaction from indianmorg in Best matches of the weekend...   
    Cruz/Fiechter Friday night was a pretty good one.
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    Caleb Spires got a reaction from 4U2NV in Best matches of the weekend...   
    Cruz/Fiechter Friday night was a pretty good one.
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    Caleb Spires reacted to Mattyb in ‘19 champs vs ‘20   
    Slivka is one of the best big match wrestlers in Indiana history. He had wins over multiple top ranked high schoolers last year. And has beaten more of those guys this year. He just gets the job done. Slivka is a hammer on top and underrated on his feet. I’m unaware of any national ranked kids that Dickens has beat. Slivka has beaten a handful. With that said, that’s the reason that Slivka gets my nod. I’m using logic and facts.
     
    EMD fans are pumped for their guy. As they should be. Again, silly debate but a fun one. Obviously the Dickens win is fresh and 90 percent of EMD fans will give Dickens the nod. It is what it is. 
     
    With all of that said, most posters on here have never won a title and will never have family member win a title. They will never know the joy or help put the work in to win a title. So.. when you get on here and say a KID will smoke another KID, it is kinda insulting to a family that actually put in the work, took the kid to privates, took the kid to academy, took the kid all over the USA, the money that was spent, the sleep that was missed, the days of work missed, the tudors that were payed for, getting up at 5:00am to help the kid work out and meal prep, the “vacation” time that was spent in the middle of Iowa. So before you go off running your mouth behind your anonymous screen name, be considerate of what people went through and know that they are prideful. Make your logical picks or homer picks, but you need to be respectful of other people’s sacrifices. Calm down cowboys. 
     
    Just my two cents. 
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    Caleb Spires reacted to 60yearold120lbs in Injury Defaults   
    I've been wrestling around the same amount of time you have been coaching. I have seen wrestlers take an injury default and walk around fine five minutes later a few minutes later. I think if you could. By saying "hey you're injury defaulting you can't wrestle the rest of the day. Understand that." You're giving then mmm the option to choose. You're really allowing the wrestler to pick and choose what match they want to wrestle in with the ways the rules are now. "No I'm not good enough to wrestle and finish the match, but I can wrestle the next match." It softens the sports. 
     
    A story I have is this, 
    A year ago at Goshen Regionals first round one of the Gimson boys from Jimtown was winning his match by a wide margin. He got called for an illegal body slam, and this kid seemed hurt. I really respected what the East Noble coaches did... they knew their kid wouldn't be able to finish the match, but they started the time let it run one second and then stopped the time  and then lost the match.  The coaches knew that Gimson was going to place at state (he did). This coach got crap from the fans for sure, and the coaches I talked to throughout the day said they don't know that they would be able to do that. I know that this sort of argues for allowing injury defaults, but a majority of the coaches said they don't know if they could do that. Keeping that in the back of my mind, It's easy for coaches to say they'd do the right thing, but when it all comes down to it, a lot of then would have a hard time not taking their kid to semi-state, state, the finals etc. I think by giving the option to pick and choose which match they wrestle in gives them the idea that they get to go farther. Either way the rules are the rules, and I'm just for good hard wrestling. There can always be talk about ways to improve the sport. I'm here to learn.
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    Caleb Spires reacted to MattM in Miscellaneous banter thread   
    How does Caleb not get a seat right on the floor and All Access Pass.  That’s a travesty that’s needs corrected. 
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    Caleb Spires got a reaction from GenHeavyHandz in Petty back and forth and during the season Champion   
    I hate reading this. Hope you have smooth recovery, General. 
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    Caleb Spires reacted to Jcjcjc in I simulated the State Tournament 1,000,000 Times   
    All right...I'll do it...
     
    I forced the Indianamat.com bot who has been posting all season to read the brackets and message board 1,000 times, and here are the results.
     
    An Indiana Wrestling fan laughs at an ankle band. A referee hits him and the ankle band for double stalling. 
     
    800 lbs. Gorilla: This guy is tough as nails.His opponent is also a nail.
     
    Referee 1: You are stalling with extra passivity. 
     
    Region Wrestling fan 1: Booooooooo. Angery my fingers extend. Twooooooooooo.
     
    Referee 2: Also twoooooooooooo, but also stalling. 
     
    Indy Wrestling Fan 1: It's not fair that you are calling twoooooooooooo. Booooooooo.
     
    800 lbs. Gorilla: Nails for sale by the dozen. 
     
    Region Wrestling Fan 2: The region will have 46 state champs this season. Rats wrestle as tough as a rat tooth. Nails are soft like children.
     
    Evansville Wrestling Fan 1: I like everyone. All are good who wrestle. 
     
    All other wrestling fans yell at gentle Evansville grandparents.
     
    Referee 1: Continuous stalling on all. I wish I had more fists.
     
    Ankle band: I do not like being strapped to the shoulder of large boys.
     
    The tournament is over, but the buzzers continue to alarm the spectators who only yell that it isn't fair. Fade to black. 
     
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    Caleb Spires reacted to Wrestlingfan100 in Pin their way through state?   
    All in 2015 I believe Tommy cash , Blake Rypel, and Shawn Streck did so.
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    Caleb Spires got a reaction from FCFIGHTER170 in Petty back and forth and during the season Champion   
    What do you say? You vs. me as the co-main event?
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    Caleb Spires got a reaction from FCFIGHTER170 in Number 1 not making it to state   
    He was second, as was Taylor Grubb of Prairie Heights at 215, who lost in the ticket round that day.
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