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barrydjr

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About barrydjr

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    Northern Indiana
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    Fabio is my hero

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  1. barrydjr

    Adam Coon just beat Kyle Snyder!

    Hopefully that loss is exactly what Snyder needed. He has looked a little flat the last few weeks.
  2. barrydjr

    Unsportsman Like Conduct Call on Peele

    Kind of on the same subject, nothing was called, but I could not believe how many wrestlers threw fits, were forced to shake hands with their opponents, or failed to shake hands with the other coaches after a tough loss in Fort Wayne yesterday. I understand shaking hands with the opposing coaches is surely not a rule, and premier wrestlers in college rarely do it, but I believe it shows class, respect, and sportsmanship. I didn't see anything too concerning with the victory celebrations, and rather enjoyed the 220 backflip.
  3. Other than 160, looks like you nailed this one...
  4. barrydjr

    Goshen Regional

    Any thoughts on match of the day?? How did the numbers finish for the Elkhart/Westview Sectionals?
  5. barrydjr

    NECC Thread

    Also have the family matchups between PH and West Noble... All of those Rasler boys should be good. It is too bad they are all in separate weight classes! Still could make for some interesting family gatherings though the holidays. Keep an eye on D Rasler from WN, he had an elbow injury most of the season last year. If he is healthy, he should be in for a good season.
  6. barrydjr

    Best excuses

    We lose a few here and there to 4H or FFA. Several of the weekend tournaments are on "Showing" days.
  7. barrydjr

    NECC Thread

    Prairie Heights has to be the favorite considering how last year ended, plus they always seem to re-load every year. Curious to see how many NECC wrestlers make the first set of rankings. There are several individuals at almost every NECC school who are serious competitors.
  8. barrydjr

    Way too early 2016-2017 predictions

    Prairie Heights is bringing back several of their top wrestlers, and re-loading with incoming Freshmen. It should be a great Team State all the way around.
  9. barrydjr

    Balance between Football and Wrestling

    My son graduates this year, and has balanced football, wrestling, and baseball all through high school. After his freshman season of wrestling, a coach said he had the potential to be a great wrestler if he concentrated on wrestling throughout the year. I tried to push him to do this, but luckily he resisted and I left it alone. He still wrestled in summer tournaments, only about 10 pounds heavier than during the season. The next year the football coach told me the same thing. I actually said that if they began telling the athletes which sports to play, they may not like which ones they choose. I think it is a little easier at the larger schools to concentrate on one sport through the year, but at the smaller schools, sometimes there are just not enough athletes to go around. He went on to have a great high school career in football and wrestling, and now has turned it on in baseball, and I am glad I was able to follow him around through all three sports. On a side note, I have two boys, and they are two years apart. I bought an old wrestling mat from Craigslist and set up a small area in the basement. My boys go down there and beat the he** out of each other all through the year. Best $50 I ever spent....
  10. Sorry to hear about this, thinking about you guys over there.
  11. Will it be broadcasted online or anywhere else?
  12. barrydjr

    Pick a sport

    I hate to tell an athlete to only concentrate on one sport. Of course you have exceptions, but for the vast majority, high school or college will probably be the end of highly competitive sports. You only have a few years to be young, and then it is on to the real world. Enjoy every minute of it while you can!
  13. barrydjr

    Any change of hearts?

    Still haven't heard why most others are classed and we are not? Does it bring more competitors and fans in a classed system? Are most states just not as smart as us? There must be some reason why we are one of the last to class.
  14. barrydjr

    Any change of hearts?

    For the sake of argument, what are the reasons that most states have gone to class wrestling? What advantages to class wrestling did they see? Who are some of the more recent states to move to class wrestling? There must be something to it....
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    Best matches at state by round

    I would agree with these choices. What a great tournament.....
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