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    Cosgrove reacted to NW Indiana Wrestling Fan in Better than Indiana   
    Due to past experience in Michigan. I can say that INDIANA WRESTLING IS MUCH BETTER THAN MICHIGAN WRESTLING. Weather Michigan has 1 division at state or 4.. Indiana is still better. When I first moved here I constantly argued for Michigan with my team but it is very clear to me now that Indiana Wrestling is VERY UNDERRATED  
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    Cosgrove reacted to blueandgold in Better than Indiana   
    A nice little back and forth happened on Twitter with one user explaining his disbelief in the Indiana State Finals format as he reacted to state-ranked 1, 2, and 3 all in the same quarter bracket at 182 pounds with no opportunity to wrestleback to place higher. Some Indiana natives defended the system believing it to be the “best,” and while I think Indiana’s system is good for the talent we have, I do think it is flawed and a bad excuse for what it could be. The natives also rejected the idea of classes and multiple state champions, and said we do have depth, and maybe we do, but not nearly the amount we could have if we ensured the best wrestlers advanced to the state finals.
     
    In terms of wrestling success, I do believe Indiana is a top fifteen wrestling state in the U.S., but it’s probably not top ten. The states ahead of us:
     
    1. Pennsylvania (AA/AAA)
    2. Ohio (Division I/II/III)
    3. California
    4. Illinois (1A/2A/3A)
    5. Minnesota (A/AA/AAA)
    6. Iowa (1A/2A/3A)
    7. New Jersey
    8. Oklahoma (3A/4A/5A/6A)
    9. Michigan (Division 1/2/3/4)
    10. New York (A/AA) 
     
    These are based on national rankings, placements, and college success, and you could argue 2-6 and 7-10 are interchangeable on any given day. The Open Mat did a study in 2011 that had Indiana in the top 20 of wrestling states based on NCAA Qualifiers and All-Americans, but had Oregon, Wisconsin, Colorado, Virginia, Washington, Florida, and Missouri ahead of us. I’m not sure how true that is now also taking in the rise of some Texas schools and wrestlers, but I’d like to see where we fall. 
     
    My question is: How do we make our state better?
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    Cosgrove got a reaction from Jack Jones in Referees in the tournament   
    If we NEED officials need to change this system. Have a few friends who have wanted to officiate but they do not want to officiate till we are basically 40 years old to be able to offciate the state meet. SYSTEM SHOULD CHANGE and go just by how good you are as an official. 
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    Cosgrove got a reaction from Jack Jones in Referees in the tournament   
    My random guess was a single year off hahaha I'll keep commenting
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    Cosgrove got a reaction from Mattyb in Bet your bananas here!   
    You got me this time!!
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    Cosgrove got a reaction from indianmorg in #1 Ranked 182 Walker   
    GO WALKER!!
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    Cosgrove got a reaction from Jayruss in Pin their way through state?   
    Pfff Andrew Howe went through almost back to back years of teching every single guy. Think his senior year in the finals he only beat the guy by 14 cause guy didnt want to get up anymore.
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    Cosgrove got a reaction from Dogs in #1 Ranked 182 Walker   
    GO WALKER!!
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    Cosgrove got a reaction from manchwrestlingdad in #1 Ranked 182 Walker   
    GO WALKER!!
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    Cosgrove got a reaction from Sig40 in #1 Ranked 182 Walker   
    GO WALKER!!
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    Cosgrove got a reaction from D Summar in #1 Ranked 182 Walker   
    GO WALKER!!
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    Cosgrove reacted to grappleapple in Three years and one day ago...   
    Rickie Clark and Robert Samuels put on the best consolation match spectacle in Indiana wrestling history.
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    Cosgrove got a reaction from FCFIGHTER170 in Pin their way through state?   
    Pfff Andrew Howe went through almost back to back years of teching every single guy. Think his senior year in the finals he only beat the guy by 14 cause guy didnt want to get up anymore.
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    Cosgrove got a reaction from Jack Jones in My first Indiana Post-Season Experience   
    Brought a good buddy of mine who was from Easton Pennsylvania to watch our state finals and he was blown away and said he kind of felt like he got robbed from a finals looe how we hold them. Have some fun and have many drinks
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    Cosgrove got a reaction from indianmorg in My first Indiana Post-Season Experience   
    Brought a good buddy of mine who was from Easton Pennsylvania to watch our state finals and he was blown away and said he kind of felt like he got robbed from a finals looe how we hold them. Have some fun and have many drinks
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    Cosgrove got a reaction from indianmorg in My first Indiana Post-Season Experience   
    Indiana wrestling is awesome and always a top 7 state in the nation. With our few travel rules and training rules we will never be in the top 3 elite states. But HELL top 7 year after year is always good. Ticket round matches are AWESOME and my favorite are FRIDAY NIGHT DEATH MATCHES
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    Cosgrove got a reaction from FCFIGHTER170 in #1 Ranked 182 Walker   
    He will be ready to compete
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    Cosgrove got a reaction from Steven Sandefer in #1 Ranked 182 Walker   
    He will be ready to compete
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    Cosgrove got a reaction from SIwrestling in #1 Ranked 182 Walker   
    He will be ready to compete
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    Cosgrove got a reaction from D Summar in #1 Ranked 182 Walker   
    He will be ready to compete
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    Cosgrove got a reaction from manchwrestlingdad in #1 Ranked 182 Walker   
    He will be ready to compete
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    Cosgrove reacted to Wrestling Scholar in 1st Round Upsets   
    At 145 Poindexter over Currie 4 vs1. But #4 is ranked 3rd and1 is ranked 20.
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    Cosgrove reacted to backtothemat in 1st Round Upsets   
    Walker (if healthy or mostly healthy) over Parkinson 182. 
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    Cosgrove got a reaction from DrunkJoeNamath in My first Indiana Post-Season Experience   
    Indiana wrestling is awesome and always a top 7 state in the nation. With our few travel rules and training rules we will never be in the top 3 elite states. But HELL top 7 year after year is always good. Ticket round matches are AWESOME and my favorite are FRIDAY NIGHT DEATH MATCHES
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    Cosgrove reacted to Almost a winner in 160 state finals...best potential match of entire finals   
    Lots of talk about other weight classes...not much about 160.  I am betting this to be the match of the night...Levitz vs. Dickens.  Only common opponent was Rodgers.  Both have beat him.  Levitz and Dickens haven't been "tested" yet.  Levitz has a lot to prove that small school wrestlers can come out on top, as well as being Prairie Heights first individual state champ.  Dickens has been #1 all year but not tested by anyone from Indiana other than Purdy.  I am.pulling for Levitz to win it all!  Go Panther Pride Wrestling!
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