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    OldGoatGrappler reacted to Y2CJ41 in 2018 Dream Team Classic April 14   
    My best guess is he isn't coming. 
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    OldGoatGrappler reacted to IndianaWrestlingGuy in Team State Bid Acceptance List   
    Not crying. Just telling you the Genius system needs some improvement. 
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    OldGoatGrappler reacted to IndianaWrestlingGuy in Team State Bid Acceptance List   
    You’re right. Perhaps if the Genius Rating System didn’t penalize us for a horrific Indy City Tournament we are locked into two years ago, we would have had the invite then. 
    It sure would have validated the 2018 “Team State” tournament to have the IHSAA Champs there, wouldn’t it have? 
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    OldGoatGrappler reacted to IndianaWrestlingGuy in Team State Bid Acceptance List   
    I don’t have to. There aren’t 5 other teams that competed against 8 of the Top 10 teams in the state this season. 
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    OldGoatGrappler reacted to IndianaWrestlingGuy in Team State Bid Acceptance List   
    If that is the case, that is a major flaw in the Genius System. There are 9 teams I counted in the Indianapolis City Tourney with negative ratings (the majority with double digit negative ratings). A tournament that we are obligated to attend can offset most likely the toughest schedule in the state? No wonder Cathedral didn’t get invited to the IHSWCA State Duals two years ago. If you want a fair representation, there needs to be a different rating system for tournaments. Are all 32 teams in the Al Smith figured in to the rating? Are all 32 Al Smith Teams figured the same as all 16 teams at the Traicoff Duals? How about out of state tourneys? Cathedral went to a pretty tough Mason, OH tourney. Portage and Avon went to a tough Ohio tourney. How were those tourneys figured In?? Trying to figure out a solution to this SoS rating. I don’t feel like CHS is getting a fair shake. 
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    OldGoatGrappler reacted to piscis1956 in Finals rankings   
    Indeed a great job, OTR!  Thank you for your efforts.
    As for Majors of Lawrence North, not bad for his first year of high school wrestling.  He just seemed to get better every week until his placing at state.  Not surprising that he was one of the six not in the rankings who placed at state. 
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    OldGoatGrappler got a reaction from ontherise219 in Finals rankings   
    Mike, you are the man!  Fantastic job once again.  
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    OldGoatGrappler reacted to ZachsDad in Zach Melloh Family   
    Dear 138 pound weight class at state finals,
     
    Congrats to all of you, lots of fierce competitors, and you should all be proud! Wrestling is the ultimate teacher of life lessons, so learn what you can from your experience!
     
    Kris Rumph
    You are a great wrestler and competitor and your interview showed some great character.  You have overcome a lot in life and I hope you understand that your wrestling achievements can transfer to anything you chose to pursue in life.  The Melloh family will look forward to seeing good things for you in the future, and will say a special prayer for Kris Rumph today at church.  Looking forward to rooting for you, not against you!  
    Blake Mulkey
    You are an awesome wrestler. Blake, you have a great wrestling future,  and we wish you the best.  Sometimes things don’t go your way, it will make you stronger if you let it.
    Dawson Combest
    We wish you the best at Uindy.  It truly seems like yesterday that you and Zach were battling it out for ISWA state finals.  I miss those days already.  Uindy is getting a good one and we know you will do great in wrestling and school.  Count your blessings son, you have an awesome support group with Columbus East wrestling family!  That’s a good group!  I will always hold Coach Trapp in high regard..... I saw how much he did for you guys with the youth program. What a great guy and mentor!
    Lastly, to my son, Zach Melloh
    With tears of pride, I want to tell you that I love you and I am so proud of you.  My sadness only comes from knowing this chapter is over.  I didn’t appreciate the ride like I should have while I was living it.......through wrestling, you have helped us grow as a family and expand our faith.  So few people know what you have been through to get to where you were yesterday. But God does and your family does, and we are proud to call you our son and your siblings are proud of their brother.  Part of trying to live a Christ centered life means that sometimes the target on your back gets bigger.  It’s ok, keep fighting the good fight.  Keep grinding and doing the right things in life.  With a heart full of pride for the young man you have become, looking forward to the next chapter. 
     
    Your biggest fan club,
    Dad, Mom, Corinne, Alex, and Cecelia
    (Nick Melloh)
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    OldGoatGrappler reacted to eastdad18 in Zach Melloh Family   
    Nick and Zach
     
    We have nothing but the ultimate amount of respect and appreciation for you and your family.. it does seem just like yesterday that Zach and Daws battled as youngsters, Zach always pushed Dawson to be better and share a special friendship.. Zach is a outstanding young man way past being a outstanding wrestler.. Purdue got the total package in Zach .. We will be cheering and following him and his career...
     
    Blake Mulkey 
    Thank you for being such a great kid and bringing out the best in the Columbus East opponents (especially Daws) , after the matches were over , you were back to always joking and being a good kid to be around ...We wish you nothing but the best with your next stop ...
     
    Kris Rumph 
     The semifinals was the first  time that Daws got to wrestle you but of course we had heard so much about your ability and skills , you didn’t disappoint on your showing on that big stage.. Dawson said that was the most fun he ever had in a match , of course I was beyond nervous but you both pushed each to overtime coming up with the win .. Congratulations to you and your family...
     
    This weight class was very deep and talented  .. Every round , it seemed like we had a ranked wrestler with a competitive spirit to the end .. it was truly a life experience and privilege to be in the mix..
     
     
    The Combest Family 
     
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    OldGoatGrappler got a reaction from parris58 in Multi sport vs wrestling only   
    285 - Jacob Obst, Cathedral - football, wrestling, and rugby.
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    OldGoatGrappler reacted to UncleJimmy in Sprinting to get seats   
    This is a great idea and fundraiser! Sell them with our handles on them and we all walk around Bankers and meet eachother during breaks and after in the local establishments!! "Hey, there's @ClownBaby! " Where's he been by the way? Of course da Rat don't have his handle on his...just his avatar pic!
    I appreciate the offer but I  already have my sweet IM dry fit shirt courtesy of a local ref..it was too small for him. It was a bribe to get AuntJanie to make Oreo dirt pudding for the hospitality room. It worked.
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    OldGoatGrappler reacted to Y2CJ41 in Sprinting to get seats   
    Wear an IndianaMat shirt and say you work for the website.
    In case you want one...I know someone that could help you out.
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    OldGoatGrappler reacted to Dingo Brigade in State Hangout 2 of 2 with Ed Pendoski Thursday at 8:39pm ET   
    Loved Ed holding down the mobile office. Respect!!
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    OldGoatGrappler got a reaction from indianmorg in Multi sport vs wrestling only   
    285 - Jacob Obst, Cathedral - football, wrestling, and rugby.
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    OldGoatGrappler reacted to dstruck in 2017-2018 Sr. Academic All-State   
    The IHSWCA will send the academic all-state list out to all colleges in the country - hoping your kids get some looks!
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    OldGoatGrappler got a reaction from doctorWrestling in Adam Coon just beat Kyle Snyder!   
    Woohoo!  Mason Parris' new drill partner - look out B1G - with Mason and Gable Stevenson coming in, fans won't be leaving before the heavyweight match.  
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    OldGoatGrappler reacted to Dingo Brigade in Adam Coon just beat Kyle Snyder!   
    And how about Micic almost majoring #2 Pletcher
    Amine beat 3x AA and returning national finalist Jordan
    What a dual!!
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    OldGoatGrappler reacted to Caleb Spires in Upsets, surprises and great matches   
    Here’s some love for heavyweight Garrett Curtis. Just won a semi-state championship after placing 3rd at regionals and 4th at sectionals. Way to go Garrett!
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    OldGoatGrappler got a reaction from rdrodd1 in Adam Coon just beat Kyle Snyder!   
    Woohoo!  Mason Parris' new drill partner - look out B1G - with Mason and Gable Stevenson coming in, fans won't be leaving before the heavyweight match.  
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    OldGoatGrappler got a reaction from FCFIGHTER170 in Adam Coon just beat Kyle Snyder!   
    Woohoo!  Mason Parris' new drill partner - look out B1G - with Mason and Gable Stevenson coming in, fans won't be leaving before the heavyweight match.  
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    OldGoatGrappler got a reaction from awood2 in Adam Coon just beat Kyle Snyder!   
    Woohoo!  Mason Parris' new drill partner - look out B1G - with Mason and Gable Stevenson coming in, fans won't be leaving before the heavyweight match.  
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    OldGoatGrappler reacted to ontherise219 in The rankings going in to semi state   
    Going over the stats the county stat guru @Indysportsfan has put together. 
    We lock in the rankings before the state tournament every year. 280 wrestler enter the state tournament ranked. Which at the time of sectionals is just recognition of their season. We do not and will not adjust them.   Not for injury or bad draws. Of 240 ranked wrestlers we lost 7 going on to semi state. 
    Thank you to everyone who has sent emails and messages. You are so important to the rankings. 
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    OldGoatGrappler reacted to NSego in Toughest semi-state???   
    according to overall rankings, Evansville has more ranked wrestlers than any other SS,  EV has 79, NC has 76, EC has 69 and FW has 56.  
     
    SS-ranks.pdf
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    OldGoatGrappler reacted to ontherise219 in Matchups you want to see   
    Mason parris vs gable steveson @brownsburg high school
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    OldGoatGrappler reacted to Kookie953 in Confession Time   
    So time to take a quick break and provide a distraction to the loaded regional and SS talk.
    My son is new to the sport...it was a little over a year ago that he decided he wanted to give wrestling a try.  Something about watching kids under the lights at Bankers Life in 2015 provided that spark.  So as a 5th grader he started on his journey.  
    After a bit of research, we learned about Red Cobra and he’s been in that sweat box ever since...and most nights I’m also spending a few hours listening to Coach Red bark instructions to all the kids.
    Now true confession time...I never wreslted myself and frankly thought wrestlers were an odd bunch growing up.  One dude I knew in Junior High covered his singlet in deer attractant as an “advantage”.   Another kid claimed to rub onions on his pits and “area”.  I was a basketball player and that was my love...I wasn’t tough enough to wrestle even though I considered myself a tough guy.  So needless to say, I knew next to nothing when my kid started and know just a tiny bit more now.
    More recent confession, during our first few meets man some parents were going insane during a match while I just saw some kids leaning on each other.  My inner monologue said “dude, what’s those people’s issue?  They’re some real nut-jobs.”
    Fast forward to today, and a solid year of Coach Red training has not only helped my kid but also his old man that’s been sweating profusely on the other side of the partition while Coach Red instructs like only he can.  What I didnt know is that I was getting C-Red Trained too.   Now I find myself automatically and instinctively barking stuff like “Get Your HEAD UP!!!” And “UP AND OUT!!!” Or “GET THAT TIGHT AND SQUUUEEEEZE!!!” Or “God gave you two hands SO USE THEM!!”  Its like I can’t control it.
    So to all you parents before that I was secretly being real judgey towards in my head, because y’all were losing your minds (or so I thought)...my bad.
    To all you beginner parents wondering why the big dude in purple is losing his mind in the future....you’ll get it one day.
    One thing I’ve learned while my boy has really embraced and taken to this sport and the process...if you’re the parent of one of these high schoolers that’s putting it all out there in the coming weeks, then really be proud of it and where you are.  Make sure to take a moment and take it in.  Be proud they’re there regardless of outcome. Unlike any other, wrestling is an awesome sport that requires some real courage to even walk out there on that mat.  Sometimes it takes the eyes of a newbie to bring the obvious into focus.
    Good luck to all competitors and teams as each step gets a little tougher.  I’m glad I’m here...and I’m glad my son has chosen to be a wrestler.  
    <Pound Sign>HendricksCountySmellsFunny #PainTrain #PoundSign
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