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    bluemonster reacted to Coach T in Rage on the Stage South Style   
    Next Friday November 22nd, Franklin Community will wrestle Jeffersonville on the stage in the auditorium.  It will be a fun time loaded with light shows, fog, walkout songs and a camera above the mat the will show three huge screens as well as the live event.  Screen one will be behind the mat on the stage taking up the entire backdrop while screens 2 and 3 will be on the side walls of the auditorium.  Watch in surround view.  And, its alumni night so all former Franklin Wrestlers are invited for special recognition.  Following the meet there will be a reception for the alumni at The Willard, in downtown Franklin.  Come see an exiting event.  Festivities and wrestling start at 5:15 pm
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    bluemonster reacted to VintageGhost in New Castle Semi-State Preseason   
    Nice job
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    bluemonster reacted to Y2CJ41 in Pre-season mag?   
    Tonight or early tomorrow, putting some final touches on the graphics.
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    bluemonster reacted to Y2CJ41 in Article: 2019 Super 32 Preview   
    Over 40 of the best wrestlers from Indiana are heading to North Carolina to take on the Super 32 Challenge this weekend. If you have been living under a rock, this is the toughest high school tournament in the country and some brackets that feature over 150 wrestlers. You will see future NCAA All-Americans not place here and even potentially see some future NCAA Finals matches. Indiana’s representatives feature 35 guys that have qualified for state including five state champions.
    History Lesson
    Indiana has only had four grapplers take home a belt: Ethan Raley in 2010, Jared Brooks in 2011, Chad Red in 2014, and Blake Rypel in 2015. The first placer was in 2008 when Camden Eppert took 3rd. No Indiana native has placed three times in the high school division, but six wrestlers have placed twice(Blake Rypel, Chad Red, Jason Tsirtsis, Brayton Lee, Joe Lee, and Drew Hughes). Since 2015 Indiana has placed five wrestlers each year at the Super 32 with many others being a round or two from placing.
    Click here for a listing of all the past Super 32 placers.
    https://indianamat.com/index.php?/history/super32placers.html/
    The Contenders
    This tournament is deep, REALLY deep and placing here is a huge accomplishment. Some of the weights feature as many as 15 of the top 20 ranked kids so placing top 8 is an extreme accomplishment.
    The top contender to bring back a belt is #2 ranked Jesse Mendez. He is fresh off an impressive performance at Who’s #1 and the favorite for a title. Potential match with his first opponent from Who’s #1, Ryan Jack, is off as he has pulled out. Jesse will still be challenged by the 13 others that are nationally ranked in this weight class.
    State champ and the only returning Super 32 placer, Brayden Littell is going to look to finish higher than 8th this year. He has shown he can bang with the best and is not flying under the radar this year like he was last year. He’ll likely be seeded which should make his path a little easier to finish higher on the podium
    Zeke Seltzer is rolling along this spring, summer, and fall with impressive performances throughout the off-season. He was runner-up at Fargo and then won a loaded weight class at this year’s IHPO. He is in the mix to make a deep run this year. The 120lbs weight class is one of the deepest there is, but he is battle tested and ready to do some damage in Greensboro.
    Matt Lee is another one to watch from Indiana. While he will be forgoing the high school season he will be taking one more shot at placing at the Super 32. He has the tools to bring back a belt and could make his last high school event memorable with a title.
    Under the Radar
    Folks in Indiana know these names, but the following guys are ones I have a sneaky feeling will make deep runs and potentially place in this event. Every year Indiana has a few guys surprise everyone with great performances. Look no further than Nick South’s run to the finals last year or Brayden LIttell finishing 8th in a loaded weight.
    Elliott Rodgers is someone we all know and know he’s as tough as they come, but nationally he isn’t as well known. Rodgers’ ability to ride is huge in an event with shortened periods on the first day and in the consolations. He also has a knack to find a way to win. Don’t be surprised to see him finishing high here.
    Colton Drousias is an Indiana guy that wrestles in Illinois during the high school season. He has had national success placing at Fargo in 2018. He was a state champion in Illinois last year, so he has the tools to make the podium in Greensboro.
    Evan Bates has a very good shot at bringing back some hardware. He burst onto the scene at Fargo placing in both styles after a 3rd place finish at state last year. He’s known now and should make a deep run at 195lbs. The upper weights are as loaded as ever, but usually do not field as deep of a field as the lower and middle weights.
    Graham Calhoun has wrestled every where and always shown he is a contender at any tournament he enters. He has been in and out of the national rankings and beaten a lot of the best guys in the country. This could be his year to bring back a medal.
    Five state runner-ups from this year all should have deep runs here. Alex Cottey, Alec Viduya, Blake Boarman, Ray Rioux, and Cooper Noehre are all solid grapplers that could make a surprise appearance on the podium. Cottey and Boarman have both had some national success and could surprise some people here. Rioux is an extremely dangerous wrestler that cannot be overlooked by the top guys. Viduya has been in the mix nationally and always wins matches at the big events. Noehre had a breakout season last year and is one that has the tools to place here.
    Others to watch
    There are many others than I’m gonna keep my eye on that may just find their way to day two and the podium after the dust has settled.
    Alec Freeman and Eli Dickens from Mater Dei are both solid wrestlers that have shown they can compete with the best. Logan Bailey has had a fantastic off-season and his ability to ride and turn could pose a hazard for his opponents. Mason Winner had a good GFC this past weekend and like others he is good on the mat which can make a huge difference here. Brock Ellis has had national success and going to be down at 145lbs.
    Some incoming freshmen to watch are Sam Goin of Crown Point, Christian Carroll of Penn, and Sergio Lemley who will go to Mount Carmel. They will have tough roads to hoe, but should be on the podium in Greensboro during their careers.
    Where to Watch
    You can watch the action starting on Saturday on FloWrestling.org. Brackets will be on Arena.FloWrestling.org. You can also check out @IndianaMat on Twitter for updates throughout the weekend.
    Indiana also has many wrestlers in the elementary and middle school divisions that hit the mat on Sunday. You can find all the entries and other tournament information at Super32.com.
    Indiana Entries
    Weight Name School 106 Sam Goin Crown Point, IN 113 Alexzander Cottey Perry Meridian H.S. 113 Cole Ross Evansville Mater Dei 113 Sergio Lemley Mount Carmel 120 Braden Haines Brownsburg high school 120 Christian White New Palestine High School 120 Colton Drousias Chicago - Mount Carmel 120 David Pierson Warren Central High School 120 Giovanni Diaz Wheeler high school 120 Landon Bertsch Bluffton 120 Riley Bettich Crown Point High School 120 Zeke Seltzer Indianapolis Cathedral 126 Alecsander Freeman Mater Dei High School 126 Brayden Littell Center grove 126 Hayden Watson Center Grove High School 126 Kysen Montgomery Brownsburg 126 Stephen Roberson Jr Crown Point 132 Blake Boarman Evansville Mater Dei 132 Jesse Mendez Crown Point 132 Raymond Rioux Avon High School 138 Anthony Poindexter Jr. Harrison High School 138 Aundre' Beatty Warren Central High School 138 Drake Campbell Brownsburg 138 Logan Bailey Cathedral High School 145 Alec Viduya Roncalli 145 Brady Mckivitz Perry Meridian High School 145 Brock Ellis Chesterton High School 145 Jaden Reynolds Avon High School 145 Kailan Keith Ben Davis 152 Brice Coleman Warren Central High School 152 Matthew Lee Lee Homeschool 152 Nick Buchanan Coldwater 152 Tristen Hood Harrison (WL) 160 Christian Carroll Penn High School 160 Cooper Noehre Greenfield Central  160 Eli Dickens Mater Dei 160 Elliott Rodgers Indianapolis Cathedral 160 Isiah Levitz Prairie Heights 170 Graham Calhoun Plymouth 182 Joseph Walker Mishawaka High School 182 Mason Winner Jay County High School 195 Evan Bates Chesterton High School 195 Robert Bowman Mount carmel high schol  

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    bluemonster reacted to Y2CJ41 in I'm Gonna say it   
    Rankings will be out in mid to late October as usual. As with most reputable ranking sources we will have ONE set of preseason rankings. 
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    bluemonster reacted to ontherise219 in I'm Gonna say it   
    I am working them for sure. The IHPO does a great job for setting the groundwork, I usually start to put the final touches together around super 32. Then Y2 release the first copy in the preseason Mag with a ton on photos and articles. But I am ready for the season
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    bluemonster reacted to No One Famous in Is Indiana's wrestling talent decreasing?   
    But you need to look at the guys in 2016, not what they did since after.  I think Asa as a freshman probably loses to Cernus.  I love Asa to death, as he is one of my wrestlers, but the reality is Cernus was pretty darn good. Were the tops kids from 2016 champs better, or have better careers, maybe.  I believe a better barometer would be the number of kids going to college to wrestle.  Is that number increasing or decreasing?  
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    bluemonster got a reaction from Falcon06 in New home for State   
    As opposed to Avon High School? You consider that a big arena?
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    bluemonster got a reaction from nkraus in Early top 3   
    I’m bored so here goes!
    No particular order but my best guess on who goes where and top 3 in each: 
    106: 1.) Chundi - Carmel
            2.) Goin - CP
            3.) Miller - BB
    113: 1.) Cottey - PM
             2.) Nelson - BB
             3.) Lemley - CHS
    120: 1.) Seltzer - Cathedral 
             2.) Dalton - Monrovia
             3.) Bettich - CP
    126: 1.) Littell - CG
            2.) Lowery - RHS
            3.) Montgomery - BB
    132: 1.) Boarman - EMD
            2.) Rioux - Avon
            3.) Heath - Leo
    138: 1.) Mendez - CP
             2.) Bailey - Cathedral
             3.) Campbell - BB
    145: 1.) Viduya - RHS
             2.) Reynolds - Avon
             3.) Goodwin - CP
    152: 1.) Noehre - GC
             2.) Coleman - WC
             3.) Levitz - PH
    160: 1.) Rogers - Cathedral 
             2.) Warren - PM
             3.) Ellis - CHS
    170: 1.) Dickens - EMD
            2.) Welch - Culver
            3.) Fielden - Garrett
    182: 1.) Calhoun - Plymouth
             2.) Walker - MHS
             3.) Parkinson - EMD
    195: 1.) Allred - SHS
            2.) Bates - CHS
            3.) LaPlace MHS
    220: 1.) Irick - HSE
            2.) Webster - NM
            3.) Stewart - S. Spencer
    285: 1.) Keys - BB
             2.) Crider - HWL
             3.) Parsons - Yorktown
     
     
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    bluemonster got a reaction from rookie78 in Early top 3   
    I’m bored so here goes!
    No particular order but my best guess on who goes where and top 3 in each: 
    106: 1.) Chundi - Carmel
            2.) Goin - CP
            3.) Miller - BB
    113: 1.) Cottey - PM
             2.) Nelson - BB
             3.) Lemley - CHS
    120: 1.) Seltzer - Cathedral 
             2.) Dalton - Monrovia
             3.) Bettich - CP
    126: 1.) Littell - CG
            2.) Lowery - RHS
            3.) Montgomery - BB
    132: 1.) Boarman - EMD
            2.) Rioux - Avon
            3.) Heath - Leo
    138: 1.) Mendez - CP
             2.) Bailey - Cathedral
             3.) Campbell - BB
    145: 1.) Viduya - RHS
             2.) Reynolds - Avon
             3.) Goodwin - CP
    152: 1.) Noehre - GC
             2.) Coleman - WC
             3.) Levitz - PH
    160: 1.) Rogers - Cathedral 
             2.) Warren - PM
             3.) Ellis - CHS
    170: 1.) Dickens - EMD
            2.) Welch - Culver
            3.) Fielden - Garrett
    182: 1.) Calhoun - Plymouth
             2.) Walker - MHS
             3.) Parkinson - EMD
    195: 1.) Allred - SHS
            2.) Bates - CHS
            3.) LaPlace MHS
    220: 1.) Irick - HSE
            2.) Webster - NM
            3.) Stewart - S. Spencer
    285: 1.) Keys - BB
             2.) Crider - HWL
             3.) Parsons - Yorktown
     
     
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    bluemonster reacted to Mattyb in NC Semi - State P4P   
    This semi state is STACKED. 
    Lets see a way too early EV vs NC head to head (favorites from each weight). Who’s got me???!!!
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    bluemonster reacted to Sig40 in Jesse Mendez Wrestling at Flo’s Who’s #1 event.   
    Jesse will be defending his #1 ranking... hopefully in Carver Hall.  The Viper pit looked like a cool venue, but I think Hawkeye nation will have way better attendance... plus are family and friends won't have that far to drive.  We are so pumped about this.  
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    bluemonster reacted to SunDevils in Brennen Cernus Transfer   
    Just curious at what point is it considered "bashing?" For example, Goldman (former IU coach) got "bashed" all the time- whatever that term even means. Is it acceptable because he is a college coach? My assumption is it cannot be based on compensation since I suspect a majority of high school coaches are compensated in some capacity- even though that compensation is likely inconsequential since teachers and coaches are widely underappreciated and underpaid. 
    It seems as though we live in a society that is thin skinned and really takes any form of critique as "bashing."
    Coach TJC seemed to present a reasonable explanation without naming specifics a fair and appropriate response.
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    bluemonster got a reaction from Falcon06 in Jesse Mendez   
    We haven’t seen the best Jesse Mendez yet. He gets better and better each match, that’s scary good. Yes, I believe he will be the best this state has ever had once it’s all said and done!!
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    bluemonster got a reaction from Sig40 in Jesse Mendez   
    We haven’t seen the best Jesse Mendez yet. He gets better and better each match, that’s scary good. Yes, I believe he will be the best this state has ever had once it’s all said and done!!
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    bluemonster got a reaction from Westforkwhite in Jesse Mendez   
    We haven’t seen the best Jesse Mendez yet. He gets better and better each match, that’s scary good. Yes, I believe he will be the best this state has ever had once it’s all said and done!!
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    bluemonster got a reaction from Cosgrove in Jesse Mendez   
    We haven’t seen the best Jesse Mendez yet. He gets better and better each match, that’s scary good. Yes, I believe he will be the best this state has ever had once it’s all said and done!!
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    bluemonster reacted to Mattyb in Best Wrestling Families   
    Bryan Bailey @Brey and his boys have made their marks on the mat. With that said, Bryan is currently providing more opportunities for more kids than any single person that I know of here in Indiana. The Baileys are the best wrestling family going. Just sayin 
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    bluemonster reacted to Cosgrove in Freestyle State by the numbers   
    God I remember seeing bracket of 65 78 kids in state bracket while being In vertical pairing. Good ole Indiana state fair grounds.
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    bluemonster got a reaction from Matthew Nelson in Dark horses for this upcoming season (unexpected wrestlers preform well)   
    Brady McKivitz and Jacob Sheets from PM
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    bluemonster got a reaction from FCFIGHTER170 in Dark horses for this upcoming season (unexpected wrestlers preform well)   
    Brady McKivitz and Jacob Sheets from PM
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    bluemonster reacted to Riley McClurg in Best Teams   
    2013 Perry Meridian Wrestling Team - 102.5 points scored w/o scoring Friday Night (started scoring Friday Night the next year)
    106: Brett Johnson SQ
    113: Jacob Cottey 5th
    126: Brandon James: 5th
    132: Cody LeCount: 1st
    138: Nick Bova: 7th
    160: Riley McClurg: 1st
    182: Jake Masengale: 2nd
    HWT: Donte Winfield: 1st
     
    Not saying it was the best team, but I'd throw this squad in the mix. 4 in the finals with 3 champs. Just think - if James doesn't lose that heart breaker to Welch on Saturday morning.. or if Cottey doesn't drop a heart breaker to Davis, who he had beaten earlier in the year, on Saturday morning.. pretty solid team. Grateful to have been apart of it.
    ALSO - won the IHSWCA 3A State Duals
    57-13 over Cathedral (Quarters)
    40-15 over Penn (Semis)
    46-11 over Franklin Community (Finals)
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    bluemonster reacted to H.B. in Indianapolis Star Area Super Team   
    I remember the Indianapolis Star doing these years ago, last I remember 2012, but I’m not sure if these are a thing anymore. It’s been awhile since I’ve followed wrestling and this was the first state tournament I’ve seen top to bottom in years. With that being said, here’s my crack at it.
    106 - Alex Cottey of Perry Meridian
    113 - Zeke Seltzer of Cathedral
    120 - Brayden Littell of Center Grove
    126 - Ray Rioux of Avon
    132 - Asa Garcia of Avon
    138 - Tyce Freije of Roncalli
    145 - Alex Mosconi of Cathedral
    152 - Elliott Rodgers of Cathedral
    160 - Jordan Slivka of Cathedral
    170 - Elijah Mahan of Roncalli
    182 - Carson Brewer of Avon
    195 - Nick Willham of Greenwood
    220 - Lawson Aiken of Brownsburg
    285 - Dorian Keys of Brownsburg
     
    A pretty solid squad I’d say, don’t ya think? 6 state champs, 6 runner-ups, a third, and a fourth place. I’d like to see this team against like a Team Indiana from every area. If anyone could put one together, please do.
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    bluemonster reacted to BrokenTowelRack in Impact freshman   
    Grizzly Ironman Folkstyle (04/21 - 04/21/2013)
        Schoolboy/Schoolgirt - 77 (1st)
            Quarterfinal: Asa Garcia (Danville) over () (Bye) 
            Semifinal: Asa Garcia (Danville) over Dalton Craig (Dupont) (Dec 5-2) 
            1st Place Match: Asa Garcia (Danville) over Andrew Black (New Castle) (Dec 3-0) 
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    bluemonster reacted to BrokenTowelRack in Impact freshman   
    Southmont Jr High Conference 2014 (03/15 - 03/15/2014)
        85 (1st)
            Quarterfinal - Asa Garcia (Danville) 19-0 received a bye () (Bye) 
            Semifinal - Asa Garcia (Danville) 19-0 won by fall over Gavyn Warren (Northridge ) 13-6 (Fall 1:48) 
            1st Place Match - Asa Garcia (Danville) 19-0 won by tech fall over Zack Brown (Southmont) 20-6 (TF-1.5 0:00 (19-4)) 
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