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    boomer reacted to TeamGarcia in Greatest of All-Time   
    Just a little bit of Asa Garcia HS career (2016-2019) (3x Champ, 4x Placer) 
     
    Question for anyone, has anybody in the State wrestled that many State Champs, State Runner-ups throughout a career ? Name them 
     
    Any match vs. Ty Mills (2x Runner up, 2x 3rd) .... every match to the wire. Wrestled him 15x ? Wrestled him Fr. Jr., (Regular Season, County, Conference, All of the State Series) My opinion the toughest kid in the State ! 
     
    Any match vs. Cayden Rooks (2x State Champ, Runner up) ... every match to the wire . One match to even go to State in ticket round in 2016 . 
    wrestled him 5x Fr. Jr.  (Team State, State Series) 
     
    Any match vs. Brayden Curtis (2x State Champ, 4x placer) .... every match to the wire 
    wrestled him 2x Freshman (State Series, USAW Scholastic) 
     
    Any match vs. Alec Viduya (2x State Champ, State Runner Up, 4x placer) ... every match was a tough as nails 
    wrestled him 4x Soph, Jr, Sr. (Team State, State Series) 
     
    Any match vs. Key. Murphy (State Runner Up) ..... every match to the wire 
    wrestle him 3x Freshman (Regular Season, Team State, State Series) 
     
    Brayden Littell (State Champ)
    Brayden only loss of his HS career at (Team State) 
     
    If you ever witnessed any of these matches . 97% of them was 1-2 point Decision matches going either way. 
     
     
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    boomer reacted to nkraus in State tournament class statistics to not necessarily incite class wrestling discussion   
    This whole thread and group of replies has became ridiculous.  I feel that there's a lot of common sense left out of many statements made in this thread.
     
    We just had a kid become a two time finalist from Garrett.  Our athlete was naturally gifted, but also worked his tail off.  Our kid went to RTC's, Fargo, Camps, Private sessions with coaches, and spent extra time in the weight room.  He did phenomenal and had a phenomenal career.  He did amazing and will have a phenomenal college career and life!
     
    All that being said...we are not a big school...he was the exception to the rule...he went above and beyond the requirements to be elite.  I'm sure other small school kids that were elite did the same.  If we compare the "average athlete at a "Big School" compared to the "average athlete at a small school," we're going to find at the root they're very much the same.  But, when we dig deeper, we're going to find that the athlete at the larger school has more training partners, more opportunities, and generally speaking, pretty good coaching.  There's good coaching at smaller schools for sure, and I won't contest that.  However, if I were able to get every athlete at Garrett to wrestle, I'm pretty sure I still couldn't produce as many state champs as the "elite, bigger, better schools."  Regardless, none of that bothers me.  I love my community and I relish the underdog role and I feel that we can make some great things happen.   
     
    With all that being said, I prefer the team state series to be classed, but that's a no brainer.  If our state was to ever go to an individual class system, I'd prefer we went to a maximum of a 2 class system. 
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    boomer got a reaction from rdrodd1 in Injury Defaults   
    This seams like a silly topic to me. Why are we blaming the victim of an illegal move for wrestling later on if they feel like they can.  Hears an idea, don't do the illegal move then you wont have a problem. Maybe its just the cop in me but penalizing the victim and rewarding the offender seams wrong.
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    boomer reacted to crosstownrivals in Best to Never Win State   
    Zack Davis Penn
     
    9th-SQ
    10th-6TH
    11th- 2nd (Micic in Finals)
    12th-2nd (Micic in Finals_
     
    4x Letterman at the Naval Academy
    100+ wins Naval Academy
    1x Ncaa Qualifier
    4x Academic All American
     
    Currently Flying Jets for the Navy in Pensacola, FL
     
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    boomer reacted to bbulldog152 in Injury Defaults   
    I understand there's coaches that abuse the rules but do we really this it's necessary to punish kids and that don't abuse it? I've had kids (in none DQ situations) Hit there head injury default be cause either a trainer wasn't there to check on the situation or the trainer need more time so injury time runs out and the default. once the trainer was able to give a full evaluation allow the kid to wrestle. The number one concern should be safety. Creating a rule like this with cause coaches and wrestlers to put safety aside and force wrestling even if they shouldn't just to not default the next match. The point should be for a wrestler not do an illegal move. I teach my wrestlers not to put the match in the refs hands. Part of that includes avoiding illegal moves. I understand bad calls are made and some coaches take advantage of the rules but once again I don't think we should punish those that don't do this or the illegal move is the correct call. Refs say in most coaches meaning that safety is a priority and I think it should be. Once again this is where there should always be medical staff to help make these decisions.
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    boomer got a reaction from 60yearold120lbs in Injury Defaults   
    This seams like a silly topic to me. Why are we blaming the victim of an illegal move for wrestling later on if they feel like they can.  Hears an idea, don't do the illegal move then you wont have a problem. Maybe its just the cop in me but penalizing the victim and rewarding the offender seams wrong.
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    boomer reacted to Mattyb in ‘19 champs vs ‘20   
    Slivka is one of the best big match wrestlers in Indiana history. He had wins over multiple top ranked high schoolers last year. And has beaten more of those guys this year. He just gets the job done. Slivka is a hammer on top and underrated on his feet. I’m unaware of any national ranked kids that Dickens has beat. Slivka has beaten a handful. With that said, that’s the reason that Slivka gets my nod. I’m using logic and facts.
     
    EMD fans are pumped for their guy. As they should be. Again, silly debate but a fun one. Obviously the Dickens win is fresh and 90 percent of EMD fans will give Dickens the nod. It is what it is. 
     
    With all of that said, most posters on here have never won a title and will never have family member win a title. They will never know the joy or help put the work in to win a title. So.. when you get on here and say a KID will smoke another KID, it is kinda insulting to a family that actually put in the work, took the kid to privates, took the kid to academy, took the kid all over the USA, the money that was spent, the sleep that was missed, the days of work missed, the tudors that were payed for, getting up at 5:00am to help the kid work out and meal prep, the “vacation” time that was spent in the middle of Iowa. So before you go off running your mouth behind your anonymous screen name, be considerate of what people went through and know that they are prideful. Make your logical picks or homer picks, but you need to be respectful of other people’s sacrifices. Calm down cowboys. 
     
    Just my two cents. 
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    boomer reacted to GenHeavyHandz in The Gracious and Congenial Back and Forth During The Season Champions   
    As another excellent high school season ends I began to reflect: We all love the back and forth banter that can be sometimes funny and demeaning.  But who has shown the ability to get their points across and still be a gentleman? 
     
    I nominate ontherise219.  He does an excellent job with the rankings, and if questioned about his reasoning he gives 
    logical responses.
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    boomer got a reaction from Dwilly in Beeks vs Hardcastle ticket round match   
    I didn't see the match other then the video but it seams everyone is going on the assumption that Beeks would have won the match. Either way Hardcastle was good enough to win the tournament. So if Beeks would have won that means that the 2nd best wrestler would have went home. This is another great example of needing wrestle backs. As far as wrestling after getting hit in the knee, it could defantly affect you in that match but after some ice and ibuprofen you could be good to go after that. Sucks either way for one that a good kid won't make it.
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    boomer got a reaction from bigballerb in Beeks vs Hardcastle ticket round match   
    I didn't see the match other then the video but it seams everyone is going on the assumption that Beeks would have won the match. Either way Hardcastle was good enough to win the tournament. So if Beeks would have won that means that the 2nd best wrestler would have went home. This is another great example of needing wrestle backs. As far as wrestling after getting hit in the knee, it could defantly affect you in that match but after some ice and ibuprofen you could be good to go after that. Sucks either way for one that a good kid won't make it.
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    boomer got a reaction from wrestler32 in Beeks vs Hardcastle ticket round match   
    I didn't see the match other then the video but it seams everyone is going on the assumption that Beeks would have won the match. Either way Hardcastle was good enough to win the tournament. So if Beeks would have won that means that the 2nd best wrestler would have went home. This is another great example of needing wrestle backs. As far as wrestling after getting hit in the knee, it could defantly affect you in that match but after some ice and ibuprofen you could be good to go after that. Sucks either way for one that a good kid won't make it.
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    boomer got a reaction from Manimal2001 in Beeks vs Hardcastle ticket round match   
    I didn't see the match other then the video but it seams everyone is going on the assumption that Beeks would have won the match. Either way Hardcastle was good enough to win the tournament. So if Beeks would have won that means that the 2nd best wrestler would have went home. This is another great example of needing wrestle backs. As far as wrestling after getting hit in the knee, it could defantly affect you in that match but after some ice and ibuprofen you could be good to go after that. Sucks either way for one that a good kid won't make it.
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    boomer got a reaction from The Zebra in Regional Brackets   
    Tuesday.
     
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    boomer reacted to FanForLife71 in Carroll vs the SAC   
    I see this topic every year and every year I think the same thing...how absurd.  To compare an entire conference against one team is ridiculous.  Carroll’s program is a decent program because of the time and effort put into by coaches, parents, and mostly the young athletes.  I would love to see the Chargers
    in a conference, but not the SAC.  They gain nothing from it.  The ability to go wrestle other programs around the state benefits our wrestlers more than facing SAC schools, some of who cant field a full team.  Im excited to see what is happening at Blackhawk Middle School and the efforts they are making to improve wrestling in the area.  Carroll is far from the Cathedrals, Crown Points, and Mater Dei’s but they are continuing to improve.  Im pretty knowledgeable of the program and am comfortable saying Carrolls program is better than some mostly due to the off season wrestling these young men do. Every wrestler has those opportunities.  I would like to see more effort into improving the FW semi state
    and our area than talk if an all all star SAC team can beat Carroll.   Carroll
    has an RTC program all summer, didnt see too many SAC wrestlers up there.
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    boomer got a reaction from indianmorg in Next Level   
    To add to this is just the strain of the academics of collage. Going to class, going to practice and all the papers to write. I tip my hat to the kids that can do all that and have success on the mat and can keep their grades up.
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    boomer got a reaction from Raven27 in Team State adds 4A UPDATE: 8-8-12-12 teams (the people have spoken)   
    Really. Your talking about percentages and being fair. What s the percentage of 1a wrestlers to winning a title at state compared to 3a.  Team state was the one thing we had a shot of going to and maybe placing or winning but now that is again moving in favor of 3a schools as well. I just don't get it I guess.
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    boomer reacted to nkraus in Team State adds 4A UPDATE: 8-8-12-12 teams (the people have spoken)   
    2013-14there were 22 kids on the Garrett squad
    2019-20 we started with 51 and are 49 or 50 now
     
    16-17,17-18,19-20 we made it.  Felt we were snubbed one...maybe two years.  We knew we were close though.  Funny thing is that we were a “bubble” vote in team this year yet we got 2nd.  We’ve been seeded 5th twice and placed 2nd both of those years.  Unseeded to 7th another year.  We knew we could win it this year or compete before we were voted in. In 18 we knew we had a shot as well and came close in a runner up finish.  This has definitely attracted kids!  Believe it or not...our success has improved our feeder system and we have good wrestlers coming up.  ......I’d bet that the same exists for other programs who are excited for the opportunity to win team state.
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    boomer got a reaction from nkraus in Team State adds 4A UPDATE: 8-8-12-12 teams (the people have spoken)   
    Really. Your talking about percentages and being fair. What s the percentage of 1a wrestlers to winning a title at state compared to 3a.  Team state was the one thing we had a shot of going to and maybe placing or winning but now that is again moving in favor of 3a schools as well. I just don't get it I guess.
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    boomer got a reaction from Thor in Team State adds 4A UPDATE: 8-8-12-12 teams (the people have spoken)   
    Really. Your talking about percentages and being fair. What s the percentage of 1a wrestlers to winning a title at state compared to 3a.  Team state was the one thing we had a shot of going to and maybe placing or winning but now that is again moving in favor of 3a schools as well. I just don't get it I guess.
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    boomer reacted to WoodJC82 in Team State adds 4A UPDATE: 8-8-12-12 teams (the people have spoken)   
    the 25% was including EMD and IC in 4A....but yes you are correct it is false, its 22.85% while the other three classes will be around 13%.
    Not sure why the classes cannot be more evenly distributed, this isn't football.
     
    We want to grow the sport, making it less inclusive to smaller schools does not help in my opinion.
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    boomer got a reaction from Raven27 in Team State adds 4A UPDATE: 8-8-12-12 teams (the people have spoken)   
    Ok, let me see if I got this straight. The 3a class is getting split so they will go from getting 12 teams at team state to 16 and the 1a and 2a teams will get reduced to 8 teams each. So the one tournament that small schools look forward to is getting harder for them to get in because of the reduced number but easier for big schools. The big schools already have the state tournament to win which the small schools have next to no chance in winning. Just seams silly to me that once again the small schools are getting the short end of the stick. I am also surprised that the 3a schools are ok with this, wont they just be winning a watered down title. Will there be a final match with the 3a champ and the 4a champ so we will know who the real champ is ? Just frustrated I guess. I know I know, just work harder.
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    boomer got a reaction from nkraus in Team State adds 4A UPDATE: 8-8-12-12 teams (the people have spoken)   
    Ok, let me see if I got this straight. The 3a class is getting split so they will go from getting 12 teams at team state to 16 and the 1a and 2a teams will get reduced to 8 teams each. So the one tournament that small schools look forward to is getting harder for them to get in because of the reduced number but easier for big schools. The big schools already have the state tournament to win which the small schools have next to no chance in winning. Just seams silly to me that once again the small schools are getting the short end of the stick. I am also surprised that the 3a schools are ok with this, wont they just be winning a watered down title. Will there be a final match with the 3a champ and the 4a champ so we will know who the real champ is ? Just frustrated I guess. I know I know, just work harder.
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    boomer reacted to Galagore in It’s Time   
    All this talk has put so much emphasis on state champs. One place I think small schools would really see a bump in interest is the number of athletes winning sectional, qualifying to regional, making ticket round, etc. I know we are all supposed to aim high, but "high" is defined differently for some than it is for others. A lot of guys in our line-ups over the years climbed to their athletic peak by winning a sectional championship and/or making it to the ticket round of semi-state.
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    boomer got a reaction from lanntp01 in Team State adds 4A UPDATE: 8-8-12-12 teams (the people have spoken)   
    Ok, let me see if I got this straight. The 3a class is getting split so they will go from getting 12 teams at team state to 16 and the 1a and 2a teams will get reduced to 8 teams each. So the one tournament that small schools look forward to is getting harder for them to get in because of the reduced number but easier for big schools. The big schools already have the state tournament to win which the small schools have next to no chance in winning. Just seams silly to me that once again the small schools are getting the short end of the stick. I am also surprised that the 3a schools are ok with this, wont they just be winning a watered down title. Will there be a final match with the 3a champ and the 4a champ so we will know who the real champ is ? Just frustrated I guess. I know I know, just work harder.
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    boomer got a reaction from UncleJimmy in Team State adds 4A UPDATE: 8-8-12-12 teams (the people have spoken)   
    Ok, let me see if I got this straight. The 3a class is getting split so they will go from getting 12 teams at team state to 16 and the 1a and 2a teams will get reduced to 8 teams each. So the one tournament that small schools look forward to is getting harder for them to get in because of the reduced number but easier for big schools. The big schools already have the state tournament to win which the small schools have next to no chance in winning. Just seams silly to me that once again the small schools are getting the short end of the stick. I am also surprised that the 3a schools are ok with this, wont they just be winning a watered down title. Will there be a final match with the 3a champ and the 4a champ so we will know who the real champ is ? Just frustrated I guess. I know I know, just work harder.
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