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    bluemonster reacted to Mattyb in Hoosier Preseason Open   
    Im missing all the talk. Up in Wisconsin watching some Indiana kids wrestle in the Dells. 
     I will ante up 1,000 bananas for each for a show. Lets goooooo!!!!
     
    That's 6K in bananas for a single show. Spending like a bunch of liberals round here!!!
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    bluemonster got a reaction from Sig40 in IN kids who wrestle out-of-state coming back?   
    Common sense to me would be to keep your kid away from the sport if they are sick or the parent feels the risk is too much. I myself will have my son wrestle as long as he has zero symptoms. To the country kid, don’t have your child wrestle and you won’t have to worry about it. At some point we must get back to normalcy and allow these student athletes be just that. COVID will not go away just as the flu has never left.
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    bluemonster reacted to Mattyb in IN kids who wrestle out-of-state coming back?   
    and no... I’m not comparing Covid-19 to chicken pox. Just saying that the way that it spreads is not unique for a virus as many people want us to believe. 
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    bluemonster reacted to Mattyb in IN kids who wrestle out-of-state coming back?   
    Pribble stop!! 
     
    I remember the first time that someone told me that Santa wasn't real. I was crushed!!! I know that it is tough not to be able to scare people with the fake facts that you were told. But.... get over little buddy. Its OK!
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    bluemonster reacted to Mattyb in IN kids who wrestle out-of-state coming back?   
    There have been 56 Covid-19 related deaths of children ages 5-18 thus far in the USA. The vast majority, if not all of those children,  had underlying conditions. I will pray for each and everyone of those kids right now. All of the things listed are well above the number of Covid deaths. With this said... I stand by my post.
     
    As of today there have been 5,386,812 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the USA. There have been 170,348 deaths. This is a mortality rate of 3 percent with the vast majority off them being over the age of 60 and in nursing homes. Out of the 3 percent of deaths .03 percent of the are ages 5-18 (school aged kids). So no... 4 percent of the wrestlers in Indiana will not die. 
     
     @TheCountyKid how’s your friend? I hope he’s fully recovered. 
     
    btw.. I stand by Howie’s @bluemonsterpost too. 
     
    Below are the stats (from the CDC) which outline child deaths from Covid-19. These are the current running totals. 

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    bluemonster got a reaction from Mattyb in IN kids who wrestle out-of-state coming back?   
    Common sense to me would be to keep your kid away from the sport if they are sick or the parent feels the risk is too much. I myself will have my son wrestle as long as he has zero symptoms. To the country kid, don’t have your child wrestle and you won’t have to worry about it. At some point we must get back to normalcy and allow these student athletes be just that. COVID will not go away just as the flu has never left.
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    bluemonster reacted to Mattyb in IN kids who wrestle out-of-state coming back?   
    Lets all get honest and real, most of our kids are doing kid stuff. They are playing and hanging out with friends. Doing talent shows and such. Are they really at more risk playing sports then they would be by being normal teenagers or kids??? They are holding hands with their boyfriends or girlfriends (amongst other things). They are riding in cars with friends, and doing other stuff. I may be wrong... I may be the only one that sees this. All kids may be sitting at home by themselves watching netflix??? Bottom line... How is doing sports, where there are safety protocols in place, less safe then the stuff the kids are going to do anyway. Again.. maybe all the kids are not doing normal stuff. But... I am pretty sure 90 percent are not quarantining.
     
    Which brings me to my common sense approach...  If a kid is sick send him home for 10 days or until he obtains a negative test. Its just like any other illness!!! If a kid has the flu... dont let them back until cleared. If a kid has impetigo.. dont let them back until cleared. If a kid has chicken pox... dont let them back until cleared. If a kid has Covid19... dont let them back until they are cleared. Its that simple!!!!
     
    Like a wise man said.. "Get busy living or get busy dying." 
     
    Things that our kids are more likely to die from than Covid 19:
    Car crash
    Other accidents or falls
    Drug or alcohol over dose 
    Suicide 
    Drowning
    Murder
    Heart disease
    Cancer
    Flu
    Diabetes
     
    I am not downplaying Covid 19. My dad has cancer and is not in good health. I know my kids have been around other kids. We (as a family) stay away from my dad for the most part. He is high risk. So, we use common sense and stay away from him. I go to his house I sit across the garage from him (that is where he hangs). We talk, enjoy some BS,  and I leave. 
     
    Its freaking common sense!!! I will promise you this... People will all the suddenly gain common sense after November 3rd! 
     
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    bluemonster got a reaction from Sig40 in IN kids who wrestle out-of-state coming back?   
    Interesting topic. If we are a go, I would venture to say we could have the best state tournament in the history of Indiana. If Ohio, Michigan and Illinois gets cancelled and we, by the grace of God, have a season. The amount of transfers to Indiana will be insane. It may pay to be a border school North, East and West!
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    bluemonster got a reaction from BrennanFan in IN kids who wrestle out-of-state coming back?   
    Interesting topic. If we are a go, I would venture to say we could have the best state tournament in the history of Indiana. If Ohio, Michigan and Illinois gets cancelled and we, by the grace of God, have a season. The amount of transfers to Indiana will be insane. It may pay to be a border school North, East and West!
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    bluemonster reacted to Coach T in Paul Logan, North Central AD passed away   
    So sad to hear the news yesterday of my long time Uindy (Indiana Central)college buddy Paul Logan passing. In my nearly five years at Warren Central I was able to reconnect with North Centrals outstanding Athletic Director in MIC competition. 
     
    Always a a stand up guy with positive things to say. A great football player back in his Uindy days but even a better person. 
     
    From the Franklin Community wrestling and athletic program as well as the Tonte family we pray for his family in such a trying time. Even more prayers as we deal with this invisible enemy that took Paul’s life. RIP Greyhound brother. 
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    bluemonster reacted to Y2CJ41 in NCAA's canceled   
    @ontherise219 and I are going to do marathon episodes of Gorilla Radio!
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    bluemonster reacted to #TheBrand in Folkstyle State hurt by Corona?   
    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.   
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    bluemonster got a reaction from Sig40 in Indiana Wrestling Awards   
    I believe he gave Silas the top award so as not to repeat winner gave the other category to Mendez. At least that’s my guess.
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    bluemonster got a reaction from Y2CJ41 in Best to Never Win State   
    Maybe!?!? No, not really. Our Hector was a baseball guy.
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    bluemonster got a reaction from blueandgold in Indiana Wrestling Awards   
    Well done. Fun to read.
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    bluemonster reacted to Darrick Snyder in Brownsburg RWO - Thursdays at 6PM   
    Room was popping tonight!
     

     
    We have another incredible opportunity to get better next Thursday at 6pm!
     
    Our clinician will be:
    Alex Cottey
    2X State Runner-up
    Fargo All-American
    STATE CHAMPION
     
    Anyone with a better mullet game than Cottey gets a free T-Shirt.  Good luck with that!
     

     
     
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    bluemonster reacted to blueandgold in Indiana Wrestling Awards   
    Thank you, and sure I’ll be happy to explain. So, for Most Outstanding Wrestler, we choose the wrestler who demonstrates exceptional skill as well as excitement in their matches that just makes you want to give them a standing ovation. Allred was the overall wrestler of the year due to many things, namely his poise as a wrestler, but Mendez’s skill goes beyond that of anyone in Indiana, but you have to take into account some of the finalists such as Bailey, Kervin, and Hall’s funk and scrambling abilities, Cottey’s ability to end matches quickly, Koontz’s method of surprise, and Gentry’s deceptive speed and strength at heavyweight. All of the guys were outstanding and every match you watched of theirs left you in awe.
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    bluemonster reacted to blueandgold in Indiana Wrestling Awards   
    I know IndianaMat does their own awards, but I wanted to do a fan version of these awards with some extra categories! Maybe the IndianaMat crew will add some of these in the future!
     
    Categories
    Wrestler of the Year
    Coach of the Year
    Most Outstanding Wrestler
    Team of the Year
    Feud of the Year
    Dual Meet of the Year
    Match of the Year
    Program of the Year
    Most Improved (Individual)
    Most Improved (Team)
    4A Most Valuable Wrestler
    3A Most Valuable Wrestler
    2A Most Valuable Wrestler
    1A Most Valuable Wrestler
    OMG! Moment of the Year (Bonus)

    All finalists are listed, winners are in bold.
     
    Wrestler of the Year
    Silas Allred
    Jesse Mendez
    Zeke Seltzer
    Alex Cottey
    Joseph Walker
    Evan Bates
    Eli Dickens
    Alec Viduya
    Coach of the Year
    Sean McGinley
    Branden Lorek
    Greg Schaefer
    Darrick Snyder
    Wade McClurg
    Mark Kirchgassner
    Most Outstanding Wrestler
    Jesse Mendez
    Alex Cottey
    Logan Bailey
    Joseph Walker
    Matthew Koontz
    Jonathan Kervin
    Bryer Hall
    Robbie Gentry
    Team of the Year
    Indianapolis Cathedral
    Crown Point
    Evansville Mater Dei
    Brownsburg
    Feud of the Year
    Blake Boarman vs. Logan Bailey
    Eli Dickens vs. Elliott Rodgers
    Evansville Mater Dei vs. Indianapolis Cathedral
    Elliott Rodgers vs. Cooper Noehre
    Matthew Koontz vs. Luke Goodwin vs. Aundre Beatty
    Dorian Keys vs. Robbie Gentry 
    Dennis Hubbard vs. Antone Alexander
    Match of the Year
    Joseph Walker vs. McCartney Parkinson 2/21 Indianapolis
    Tyler Jones vs. Garrett Stuckman 2/21 Indianapolis
    Blake Boarman vs. Logan Bailey 2/22 Indianapolis
    Bryce Lowery vs. Suhas Chundi 2/15 New Castle
    Logan Boe vs. Jonathan Kervin 2/15 Evansville
    Kane Egli vs. Tyler Conley 2/15 Evansville
    Dorian Keys vs. Robbie Gentry 2/8 Mooresville
    Alex Cottey vs. Cole Ross 1/11 Indianapolis
    Isiah Levitz vs. Elliott Rodgers 12/28/19 Mishawaka
    Program of the Year
    Brownsburg
    Carmel
    Crown Point
    Franklin Community
    Warren Central
    Most Improved (Individual)
    JaJuan Anderson, Warren Central
    Riley Rust, Center Grove
    Anthony Walker, Greenwood
    Tyler Wagner, Indianapolis Cathedral
    Jacob Huffman, Indianapolis Cathedral
    Jacob Johnson, Franklin Community
    Most Improved (Team)
    Crown Point
    Carmel
    Franklin Community
    4A Most Valuable Wrestler
    Jesse Mendez
    Zeke Seltzer
    Alex Cottey
    3A Most Valuable Wrestler
    Alec Viduya
    Joseph Walker
    Brayden Lowery
    2A Most Valuable Wrestler
    Clayton Fielden
    Isaac Ruble
    Cash Turner
    1A Most Valuable Wrestler
    Silas Allred
    Nathan Willman
    Alex Currie
    OMG! Moment of the Year
    Matthew Koontz headlocks Jesse Mendez
    Kody Glithero stuns Alex Cottey
    Nathan Willman pins the field at Evansville
    Lane Gilbert upsets Cole Ross
    Back-to-Back 170 State Semis Controversy
     
    I’ll let YOU GUYS pick MOTY. It’s literally too hard to decide for me. I rate matches out of five stars, with a five being rare.
     
    Of those listed for MOTY, I have:
    Walker/Parkinson - 4.5 Stars
    Jones/Stuckman - 4.5 Stars
    Boarman/LB - 4 Stars
    Bryce Lowery/Chundi - 4 Stars
    Boe/Kervin - 4.75 Stars
    Egli/Conley - 4 Stars
    Keys/Gentry - 4 Stars
    Cottey/Ross - 4.25 Stars
    Levitz/Rodgers - 4.25 Stars
     
    WAY too close to call.
     
    Every match starts with two stars and gets rated based on competitiveness
     
    Typically
    3.5 = Very Good
    3.75 = Great
    4/4.25= Amazing
    4.5/4.75 = Instant Classic
    5 = Greatest of All-Time
     
    Star ratings are just opinions as one match may be rated higher than another based on a variety of factors including skill level, competitiveness, excitement, drama, etc., but all these matches are different stylistically and all will go down as some of the most memorable in Indiana.
     
    Past Five Star Matches
    Blake Maurer vs. Alex Dolly - 2003 IHSAA State Finals (watched via YouTube, thought I was actually there; that’s how good it was)
    Paul Petrov vs. Brenden Campbell - 2012 IHSAA State Finals 
    Cody LeCount vs. Tommy Forte - 2014 IHSAA State Finals
    Chad Red vs. Nick Lee - 2016 IHSAA State Finals
    Robert Samuels vs. Rickie Clark - 2017 IHSAA State Finals
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    bluemonster got a reaction from backtothemat in Team State acceptance list   
    Who is making fun of them?
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    bluemonster reacted to Coach T in Franklin Community RTC Wednesday 6 pm- be there !   
    Tonight's RTC is shaping up to be a good one tonight. Two Perry stars will be in the house. State champ Alex Cottey and multiple state placewiiner Aidan Warren will be there. To go along with state qualifiers Tyler Fuqua, Harris Eason, Jalen Ward and Jacob Johnson from Franklin. I will keep you updated on other top level kids. 
     
    Tonights plan 
     
    please sign in and have you USA card number available 
     
    Uindy coach Sheldon Struble (see bio above)will run technigue from  6-6:45 pm
     
    In keeping with our Olympic Styles we will have 15 minutes from 6:45-7 pm on freestyle/Greco techniques. 
     
    7:00-7:30 pm-live go's. Let's get after it. 
     
    One suggestion is to grab partners from another school and get different looks. 
     
    Coaches and wrestlers, if you know you are bringing some kids post on here or contact Coach Tonte. We will publicize on this thread. 
     
    Lets have a good one tonight. 
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    bluemonster got a reaction from pritchem in State Champs Age   
    Alex Cottey started when he was 4yrs old. We couldn’t keep him off the mat while his brothers were wrestling.
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    bluemonster reacted to Kaylababy69 in Logan Bailey of Cathedral commits to   
    This a good pick up for the greyhounds, I wish LB would have chosen to be a Knight at the great program Marian is building. They'd be coming for Grandview in the team race. #goknights
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    bluemonster got a reaction from FCFIGHTER170 in State Champs Age   
    Alex Cottey started when he was 4yrs old. We couldn’t keep him off the mat while his brothers were wrestling.
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    bluemonster reacted to base in State tournament class statistics to not necessarily incite class wrestling discussion   
    Let me just throw in here...
     
    TEAM class wrestling = YES
    INDIVIDUAL class wrestling = NO
     
    How in the wide world of sports did Silas Allred possibly manage to compete at the state level being from a 1A school, let alone win the whole shebang?!?
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    bluemonster got a reaction from Websterk149 in Best to Never Win State   
    Jacob Cottey - 3x State Qualifier, 2x Placer.  ( 7th and 5th). Fargo All-American
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