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    rookie78 reacted to CoachTJC in Brennen Cernus Transfer   
    I'm Brennen's father. I received a text from a parent who's son attends Culver regarding this post and the comments made by AdamscoBuschhh. Just to clear the air you don't know me and we never met prior to the finals. I have no idea who you are or why you felt obligated to completely fabricate a post like this. We were in our hotel room between the break prior to finals and my dad doesn't even drink. Anyone that has been around my son knows that he is a quiet, respectful, and focused young man that is a hard worker. I truly feel sorry for you that you would make false statements aimed at a 15yr. old, its pathetic. My name is TJ Cernus, I'd like to know your real name as well. Moving forward, feel free to contact me directly so you can direct your false statements towards me rather than my son. Culver is not a military academy for kids with disciplinary issues. Any one with half a brain would already know this. If they did they would be gone in less than a month, the school has zero tolerance for this. It has military structure however it is not what would be considered rigid. Wyoming Seminary was initially our first school of choice last year prior to enrolling at Culver. We ended up choosing Culver because it was much closer to home and there were a few other families that we are friends with whose son's were also attending. We left Culver because the head coach was not what he portrayed himself or the program to be. There was no direction for the program. It was very unorganized, undisciplined, and there was a severe lack of technical coaching ability. Josh Harper was later added to the staff, he was the reason we decided to stay this past year. Josh was solid, he was intense, a good motivator, and he was there to make everyone better, he cared. Culver is an excellent academic academy and we were disappointed to leave. It was not an easy decision. Academics are our top priority and we expected to have a good balance with wrestling as well, unfortunately that was not the case.
    1prouddad, thank you for your comment, we greatly appreciate it. 
    Indiana puts on a great state tournament and we were proud to be able to be a part of it. My son and our family received an outpouring of support from complete strangers during the course of the season and this is rare. Indiana is very much like Ohio, the wrestling community is a pretty tight knit group that for the most part supports one another. There were numerous people who congratulated Brennen and our family after the finals that were genuinely happy for him. This will be an experience that we will never forget. Thank you Indiana. Best of luck.
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    rookie78 reacted to Y2CJ41 in Advancement numbers and years   
    https://indianamat.com/index.php?/articles.html/high-school-news/history-of-the-state-tournament-r871/
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    rookie78 reacted to MattM in Advancement numbers and years   
    My copy of Ready, Wrestle, Dave Holman’s history of Indiana Wrestling, is currently out on loan or I’d be able to answer all the questions.  Y2J should be able to find the info in his copy if he has some time.   I feel like he may have even wrote up a summery of some of this information in a previous Indianamat article. 
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    rookie78 reacted to AC Computer in MVP   
    AC is similar to Garrett. We don't give a MVW award, but give a BAGUBA of the year, since BAGUBA involves more than just winning. It typically goes to the wrestler who advances the farthest in the tournament, but this year Macklin and Mosser shared it. Macklin placed while Mosser was eliminated Friday night, but Mosser had a better regular season and embodied the personality of a BAGUBA.
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    rookie78 reacted to jetwrestling in Congratulations forum for making it through the season withoug a major class post on class wrestling   
    I totally agree it can be done if everyone works together. I was just trying to state there are different dynamics between schools the sizes of AC (374 kids)  and Brownsburg (2643). Different opportunities as well, good and bad. I feel we are lucky to have our student athletes be able to participate in multiple sports. 3 of my wrestlers were recognized on some level for All State in football.  I had 80% of my HS wrestlers playing a fall sport. Not sure if Brownsburg had that many or not. The challenges are different, that is what I was getting at. 
    We had 3 kids in our normal varsity line up not play a fall sport. of those, one was a first year wrestler that was the only kid I could find in the high school that could make 106 and another had played football up until his this year. 
    Those kids that play multiple sports at the 6A level are just plain athletes and will compete in which ever sport they choose to participate. 
    Not trying to argue, just stating that there are inherent challenges that we have to overcome to be competitive. 
    Tony Currie
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    rookie78 reacted to jetwrestling in Congratulations forum for making it through the season withoug a major class post on class wrestling   
    From my viewpoint of a small school coach. 
    The main difference between the large school and small school wrestlers is quite simply one thing: year round training. 
    Yes, small school kids have the exact same year round opportunities. But the huge difference is these small school kids are 2 and 3 sport athletes. 
    Adams Central- Football was in the 1A final four 2 of last three years. 16 of my 24 wrestlers were playing football. I did not get them at all from late July till Thanksgiving.  A couple ran cross county. Several are already practicing track and field and more will be going to baseball this week. 
    We have to share athletes to have a successful culture at our school. 
    We do the off season workouts, summer duals, weight room, etc. but the attendance is spotty due to demands of the in season sports. My huge advantage is that we have a really strong wrestling culture and support from administration and the community. 
    A larger school kid is more likely to specialize and take better advantage of the off season opportunities. It has nothing to do with working harder than the small school kids. The small school kids bust their tails the same, just not in wrestling only. 
    The out of season training that has emerged over the last several years has really separated the talent. The top level guys that train year round have distanced themselves from the typical multi sport athlete. 
    I do not want this to sound like excuses, but it is the reality. Our goals are the same as every other competitive program in the state. We just have to figure ways around some of the obstacles and close the gap. We do not say it is ok, that was a 3A or 2A kid. 
    Tony Currie
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    rookie78 reacted to Jim calhoun in Georgia State Finals   
    Once you’ve wrestled or coached or personally been to state finals you would be disappointed anywhere else. Nothing like Indiana wrestling at state tournament in the country. Hope we never Do what basketball did. Indiana wrestling is turning into a national power!
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    rookie78 got a reaction from Caleb Spires in STATE FINALS TOP 8 PREDICTIONS 106-145   
    2 of the nicest kids you will ever meet. We have competed against them since 5/6 grade and not only are they great wrestlers, but outstanding kids.  I always enjoy talking to them and wish them the best this weekend and at Indiana Tech.
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    rookie78 got a reaction from Caleb Spires in STATE FINALS TOP 8 PREDICTIONS 106-145   
    2 of the nicest kids you will ever meet. We have competed against them since 5/6 grade and not only are they great wrestlers, but outstanding kids.  I always enjoy talking to them and wish them the best this weekend and at Indiana Tech.
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    rookie78 got a reaction from Caleb Spires in STATE FINALS TOP 8 PREDICTIONS 106-145   
    2 of the nicest kids you will ever meet. We have competed against them since 5/6 grade and not only are they great wrestlers, but outstanding kids.  I always enjoy talking to them and wish them the best this weekend and at Indiana Tech.
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    rookie78 reacted to TheWatcherOfWrestling in STATE FINALS TOP 8 PREDICTIONS 106-145   
    106-
    1. Alex Cottey
    2. Suhas Chundi
    3. Alec Freeman
    4. Brennan Cernus
    5. Stephen Roberson
    6. Carleton Perry
    7. Malik Hall
    8. Jared Brooks
     
    113-
    1. Jacob Moran
    2. Zeke Seltzer 
    3. Martin Cruz
    4.David pierson 
    5. Giovanni Diaz
    6. Ben Dalton
    7. Preston Teusch 
    8. Harper Deadman
     
    120-
    1. Brayden Littel
    2. Riley Bettich
    3. Brayden Lowry 
    4. Kysen Montgomery 
    5. Blake Borman
    6. Trey Finnarty 
    7. Evan Beasley
    8. Jace Alexander
     
    126-
    1. Jesse Mendez
    2. Brayden Curtis
    3. Hunter Watts
    4. Ray Rioux
    5.Lukas Walenzak
    6. Logan Wagner
    7. Jj Conway
    8. Brendan Mark
     
    132-
    1. Matt Gimson
    2. Asa Garcia
    3. Alex Viduya 
    4. Gerimia Brooks
    5. Drake Campbell
    6. Hunter Cottingham
    7. Reese Rodriguez 
    8. Seth Johnsen
     
    138-
    1. Connor Gimson
    2. Tyce Freije 
    3. Cayden Rooks
    4. Braxton Alexander
    5. Dylan Goudy
    6  Kyle Holman
    7. Anthony Pointdexter
    8. Treyton Mucker
     
    145- 
    1. Matt Lee
    2. Alex Mosconi 
    3. Jake Burford
    4. Jorden Douglass
    5. Jacob Maldonado 
    6. Ryan Rasler
    7. Johnathan Kerwin
    8. Logan Macklin
    I’ll post 152 and Up later tonight !
     
     
     
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    rookie78 reacted to jetwrestling in Best Wrestling Rooms-Pictures   
    Adams Central will have their first official wrestling room by this summer. 
    Just over 3 full mats with an office and storage area connected. We are extremely excited for it. 
     
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    rookie78 got a reaction from TeamGarcia in Brothers   
    Brian (285) and Brandon (182)
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    rookie78 got a reaction from SWSpectator in Semi State Brackets   
    Friday night
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    rookie78 got a reaction from SWSpectator in Semi State Brackets   
    Friday night
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    rookie78 got a reaction from SWSpectator in Semi State Brackets   
    Friday night
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    rookie78 got a reaction from SWSpectator in Semi State Brackets   
    Friday night
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    rookie78 reacted to Y2CJ41 in Regional: Notable bracket changes and early upsets.   
    The biggest upset has to be the wrestling fans.....that want to see the semi-state brackets.
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    rookie78 got a reaction from nkraus in Carroll Regional PICKs   
    106 lewis
    113 teusch
    120 humphrey
    126 heath
    132 krider
    138 schrock
    145 Jenkins
    152 hicks
    160 pettigrew
    170 fielden 
    182 leach
    195 Agnew
    220 elwood
    285 muncie
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    rookie78 reacted to bigballerb in Peru regional   
    With Erb out at 220, it makes it as wide open as can be!
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    rookie78 got a reaction from bigballerb in Peru regional   
    106 Brooks
    113 dedman
    120 hardcastle
    126 chauhan
    132 cottingham
    138 goody
    145 morrisett
    152 prayer
    160 sailors
    170 moore
    182 hetzner
    195 lee
    220 is there a front runner??
    285 bowman 
     
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    rookie78 reacted to AC Computer in 1A Team State Qualification Leaderboard (FINAL)   
    Did the rankings not paste in?
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