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Justin Ratliff

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Justin Ratliff last won the day on June 8

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About Justin Ratliff

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    Semi-State Qualifier
  • Birthday 04/16/1977

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    Faith in Christ, wrestling, DJing, coffee, hot sauce
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    Columbus North

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  1. Justin Ratliff

    Christmas Sparty Michigan Duals - Wrestlers needed

    Only the school based duals are on December 15th. If you are putting together a team with wrestlers from different schools then the date for that dual is December 16th.
  2. Indiana Smackdown took a MS team to Taylor County, KY this past weekend to compete in the KWOA Fall Classic. It was a great tournament with 18 teams. Well organized tournament, good officiating, and great hospitality room! Great group of kids, parents and coaches. This was an individual tournament with a team points race. 5th graders are allowed to wrestle in MS tournaments in Kentucky. Indiana Smackdown placed 1st with 266 points, 2nd place McCracken County 244.5 points, 3rd place Walton Verona 187 points We had 15 wrestlers place: 4 champions, 4 runner ups, 4 3rd places, 1 4th place, and 2 5th places. 70 lbs Layne Horn Champion (5th grade) 70 lbs Ethan Curtis 5th (6th grade) 75 lbs Gunner Butt 3rd (5th grade) 80 lbs Jacob Shackleford 3rd (7th grade) 80 lbs Lane Kirchner 4th (6th grade) 86 lbs Brysen Hutt Champion (7th grade) 86 lbs Asher Ratliff 2nd (5th grade) 92 lbs Gauge Clark 3rd (7th grade) 98 lbs Blake Wolf Champion (8th grade) 105 lbs Evan Roudebush 2nd (7th grade) 105 lbs Mason Adams 5th (7th grade) 113 lbs Keegan Logan 2nd (7th grade) 121 lbs Ryder Searcy Champion (8th grade) 130 lbs Bray Emerine 3rd (7th grade) 140 lbs Michael Hutchison 2nd (8th grade) 140 lbs Brayden Rorick DNP (7th grade)
  3. Justin Ratliff

    ISWA Elementary Team State

    You guys are definitely making an impact.
  4. Justin Ratliff

    ISWA Elementary Team State

    I'm just wondering why I'm thinking like Pound sign TheCounty. Is that how you do that thing? 😜
  5. Justin Ratliff

    ISWA Elementary Team State

    Get out of my head Mattyb! Totally agree.
  6. Justin Ratliff

    Weights Needed for Indiana Smackdown MS Team

    We need the following weights. I have 3 days left to enter these into the line up. Please call/text me if you know of someone who might be interested. 152, 168, 190, 240 Thanks, Justin Ratliff 812-525-7304
  7. Justin Ratliff

    Weight cut

    I am going to echo this. Young men and women should not get left off of the hook for bad decisions until they are "out on their own". This is the same "let kids be kids" mentality that has been crippling generations of young men and women. Should we be raising our children to become children? That sounds crazy. But people are doing it everyday. Then when there are 40 year olds who suck at life people wonder what happened? While picking my 9 year old up from school yesterday we were a couple miles from the school and he realized that he forgot his math homework. He started crying about having to sit at silent lunch or something. He asked me to turn back and get it. Guess what? I did that Monday. First time was an accident. Second time was a mistake. Now he gets a consequence. It's that simple. Keep giving them consequences until they figure it out. Sorry for the rant. Just struck a nerve this morning. Carry on and happy Friday!
  8. Justin Ratliff

    ISWA Elementary Team State

    You can email Pat Culp and Ryan Parrish about your thoughts. I am sure they can give you insight as well as listen to your thoughts as well. I personally like to have more weight classes. The ability to obtain at least two wild cards should be sufficient to fill weight classes but that is up to each individual coach. I am going to wait until after the tournament to gauge the effects of the change before putting my 'official' two cents in.
  9. Justin Ratliff

    ISWA Elementary Team State

    I'm only speculating so take it for what it is. I think that there are two reasons behind the changes. The first being that the new weights mirror the new USA Wrestling weights. The second, I believe, that the thought was because it is harder for some schools to fill a 40 lb class and a 150 lb class. I don't mind the change from 40 to 43. I am sure that they looked at the data from previous tournaments and saw that schools had a tougher time filling the 40 lb weight class and some of the upper weights. They kept 175 so that schools could fill it even with a kid weighing 131. Many schools have bumped 150 lbers to heavyweight in the past. I don't like that they took a weight from the bigger weights and lump a whole group of kids in heavyweight. I think it takes some opportunities away from some kids. If we go to team state, then I'm going to have about 2-3 kids that won't get to wrestle. In the Indiana Wrestling League, or IWL, we are keeping the weights the same and actually have a super heavyweight added to promote more wrestling opportunities for Indiana kids, forfeits be damned. The culmination of our tournament at the end of the is an league All-star team taken from the champions of each weight. Those champs will be put on a team for the Kingsport duals in Tennessee during April.
  10. Justin Ratliff

    Weights Needed for Indiana Smackdown MS Team

    Need a 75, 92, 168, 190, 240. Give me a call at 812-525-7304.
  11. Justin Ratliff

    Way too early FW SS predictions

  12. Justin Ratliff

    Weights Needed for Indiana Smackdown MS Team

    75, 113, 168, 190, 240 are needed now.
  13. Justin Ratliff

    Weights Needed for Indiana Smackdown MS Team

    Need the following weights now: 75, 113, 140, 168, 190, 240
  14. Justin Ratliff

    Weights Needed for Indiana Smackdown MS Team

    Weights still needed are the following: 70, 75, 113, 140, 168, 190, 240 This is going to be a fun tournament. In Kentucky, 4th and 5th graders can wrestle in MS. Top 3 teams in the points standings will receive a trophy. We have a good team put together so far. Just need these weights filled. If you are interested, get a hold of me at 812-525-7304.
  15. Justin Ratliff

    Indiana History Pages

    This is very cool! When was the first state tournament? 1922?

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