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rookie78 last won the day on October 31 2020

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  1. Just want to know what you would prefer for video/stats/etc. We really have only used Track to some degree. Obviously Matboss is a little on the salty side. Our football program uses Hudl. Is Matboss worth the price? Thanks
  2. Can't wait for the seeding meeting: who are your losses to?
  3. Prairie Heights has a HS Algebra and a HS Spanish opening. Always looking to add to the wrestling coaching staff. Applicants should include: *Cover Letter and Resume *Copy of Current License and Transcripts (Emergency Permit considered) *Completed Application http://www.ph.k12.in.us/ -Employment, Application – Teaching Staff or (http://www.ph.k12.in.us/document-library-list-view/employment-documents/32-application-teaching-staff/file) Contact: Mr. Jeremy Swander, Principal Prairie Heights High School 0245 S 1150 E LaGrange, IN 46761 (260) 351-3214 jswander@ph.k12.in.us Deadline for Applications: July 30, 2021
  4. Our deepest sympathies, From Prairie Heights Wrestling
  5. Thoughts and prayers from Prairie Heights Wrestling.
  6. I had did this last year during the original covid shut down, but here is my list for Prairie Heights: 106-Danny Hamm (103), 8th, 5th 113-Travis German (112) 2x Qualifier 120-Kyle Mockensturm (113), 3x SSQ 126-Travis Smoker (125), Qualifier, 6th 132-Travis Barroquillo (130), Qualifer, 7th, 3rd 138-John Levitz (140), Qualifier, 4th 145-Mike Levitz (145), 3rd 152-Isiah Levitz 6th (152), 4th (160) 160-Jed Levitz (160) Qualifier, (170) Qualifier 170-Travis Friend (167), 3rd 182-Joey Blakeley (182) 8th, Qualifier 195-Chris Swartzengraber (189), 2nd 220-Aaron Ramey (215) 3rd, 1st 285-Braxton Amos (285), Qualifer
  7. It has been a very difficult five days for the Prairie Heights community. As mentioned above, we lost two members of our wrestling team in a tragic car accident last week. Tyler, a junior at 152, advanced to Semi-State a few weeks ago. Chace, a freshman at 132, was on our Junior Varsity. Both boys are members of the baseball team also. A younger brother is on our middle wrestling team and plays baseball also. I would like to thank you all for reaching out to us. The wrestling community has been a blessing to us all. I have had many coaches and AD's from across the state reach out to the family, team, and staff/students at PH. Thank you again. Sincerely, Brett Smith Prairie Heights Wrestling Head Coach
  8. No harm done. I understand your point.
  9. Yes, pretty much the same thing....lol
  10. Other states have been sanctioning girl's/women's wrestling. Im sure that is helping other states, where we are still behind on that topic, although programs around the state have implemented it within their programs.
  11. Anyone, besides me, think that some of the reason the numbers are shrinking is due the kids/parents themselves? I have been teaching for nearly 20 years and coaching for a while; wrestling (youth, middle school, high school) 10 years and softball (youth through high school) 10 years. During this time, I have seen a big difference in kids. The biggest thing I have witnessed is many kids that have the time (kids that don't work or don't have to work) just don't want to. Many simply just don't want to work that hard. Kids don't want to be JV for a year or two before becoming Varsity (if at all, we have graduated several wrestlers that have been 4 year jv kids). It's time commitment. It's off-season work. It's time in the weight room. It's money. I think it's a generational thing too, among many others. I graduated HS in 1997. When I was a kid, we were always out playing sports, riding bikes, swimming, etc. A lot of the kids my age, as well as myself, started families and having kids at similar times. Nearly all of our kids grew up together playing sports (baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, wrestling, football, volleyball, etc.). Most of our kids are all in HS now, give or a take a year or two, and are still involved in athletics. It seems to me as if some of the younger generation parents (younger than my 42 years) are not quite as sports driven/oriented. Maybe it's the technology that kids have access to compared to what I had access to as a kid. Maybe they weren't put into sports as kids and now the cycle is repeating itself with their kids. My dad was a coach. He put me in sports and I practiced and I played until season was over and I would then pick up the next sport. I have done the same with my kids. It's not because I was a great athlete or because I was on great teams, nor because my kids are/were. It was about teaching life lessons. Are as many parents today putting kids in sports? Are those that do having their kids stick out the season, or are they letting kids quit during season when things don't go their way? Is the next generation not seeing the importance that sports can play in a kid's life? Just my thoughts from a small school and small community perspective. Prairie Heights has roughly 105 kids per grade. We are tucked in between cornfields in mostly Lagrange County. Our school doesn't have a particular town or city, but we serve the communities of Stroh, Hudson, Brushy Prairie, Mongo, Orland, South Milford, Helmer, Salem Center, and even more rural parts of both Lagrange and Steuben counties.
  12. i guess i should have been more clear and put season and tourney champs separately, lol
  13. Agreed Prairie Heights roster sizes the last 10 years. Roughly 412 kids in the high school and nearly 31 kid average over 10 years. We started low, spiked a little and have fluctuated some since about 2016. 2011-12, 21 kids, 12-16 record 2012-13, 29 kids, 16-16 record, team state 4th 2013-14, 39 kids, 17-12 record, conference and sectional champs, team state 2nd 2014-15, 31 kids, 30-3 record, conference and sectional champs, team state 1st, 1 qualifier 2015-16, 33 kids, 35-0 record, conference and sectional champs, team state 1st, 4 qualifies, 2 medalists 2016-17, 36 kids, 32-1 record, conference and sectional champs, team state 1st, 2 qualifiers 2017-18, 33 kids, 32-3 record, conference and sectional champs, team state 2nd 2018-19, 28 kids, 20-2 record, conference and sectional champs, team state 2nd, 2 qualifiers, 1 medalist 2019-20, 28 kids, 14-8 record, team state 4th, 1 medalist 2020-21, 30 kids, 15-5 record, sectional champs, team state 3rd, 1 qualifier Could we do better individually in a classed tourney, yes I am sure we would have more qualifiers, medalists and quite possibly a few more state champs. Still love the single class tournament. But as Kraus said, having success a long the way definitely has helped our program.
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