Justin Ratliff reacted to Doug Willems in March 23rd Joe Rau FS/GR Clinic @ CP Bulldog Premier Wrestling Club
Save the Date...Saturday March 23rd 2019.
CP Freestyle/Greco Clinic featuring Joe Rau.
Register online:https://bulldogyouthwrestling.sportngin.com/register/form/726015917 or pay at the door.
Justin Ratliff reacted to TeamGarcia in Impact freshman
Why is this a debate ? @Matthew Nelson Said he did for the better of his Family.
Doesn’t matter where, he made the best decision for kid(s). I did the same thing 12 years ago , Muncie to Avon . Gotta do what’s best for them . You posters wanna talk like he did something wrong . He moved his family like ***(175) MILES away*** Lol . Not like it’s 5 miles away or to a different neighborhood thats 15 mins away in Evansville.
Justin Ratliff reacted to Kyle Ayersman in Brownsburg RWO - Thursdays at 6PM
Another packed room tonight at the #BoneZone. Got guys from all over mixing it up. Littell had some awesome technique and everyone in attendance should add his misdirection duck to their repitoire. Had guys training both freestyle and folkstyle, if you’re training either be sure to stop in one of these days and check this room out. Be ready to roll next Thursday at 6 pm.
Justin Ratliff reacted to Y2CJ41 in Another year of great articles!
I personally believe the weekly articles have added a great reason to visit the website every week. On top of that there are some great stories out there beyond the wrestling mat. I know personally I have become a fan of many of the kids from the articles.
Justin Ratliff reacted to JMILL in 2019 MS Heartland Duals Gold and Blue Teams
After MS state we have quickly finalized the teams with firm commitments from all of the below kids to finalize the rosters.
It should be noted that this is the quickest we have gotten all commitments locked down and to my recollection the most 1st and 2nd place finishers to make up the teams. I have to admit I was skeptical about the early weigh ins affecting this and it appears it had no affect on getting the best kids to participate in the Team IN teams for Heartland Duals so to Center Grove people I say thank you for all you have done to make this years MS state a success.
With that being said here are the MS teams:
75 Tye Linser Isaac Ash
80 Seth Syra Jairo Acuna
85 Preston Haines Evan Seng
90 Coy Hammack Bryce Denton
95 Blake Wolf Gavin Whitehead
102 Cheaney Schoeff Hayden Brady
110 Sergio Lemley Cole Solomey
117 Lane Gilbert Jeb Prechtel
125 Hunter May AJ Cashman
132 Kaden Lone Reed Brandenburg
140 Drew Mills Makai Smith
150 John Purdy Cody Goodwin
160 AJ Steenbeke Cael Albaugh
175 Seth Willems Van Skinner
195 Leighton Jones Royce Deckard
220 Greg Johnson Sam Mossoney
275 Richie Pena Edgar Decker
Sean Schmaltz Tyson Skinner
Trent Worden Wyatt Seng
Justin Ratliff reacted to Mattyb in 2015 Middle School State
All I know that in 2015 we were at ihop at 12 midnight celebrating on a school night!
Great to see more and full mats. With that said, the late night kinda added to the whole experience (in some weird way).
With all that said, it feels like it was yesterday. For those familes that participated at Center Grove.... You are about to start the high school journey. There will be highs and lows. Just enjoy it all and soak it all in. It will all be over in a blink of an eye!
Justin Ratliff reacted to 4U2NV in Middle school predictions
The excitement is starting to build for this weekend! Early registration is showing some pretty good match-ups of ranked wresters. Also, a couple of unranked wrestlers at 132 that are sure to make an impact.
80: HM-Seth Syra
90: #20-Coy Hammack
95: #19-Brady Ison
102: #5-Cheaney Schoeff
117: #10-Aidan Torres, #12-Lane Gilbert
125: #22-Hunter May
132: UR-Bray Emerine, UR-Kaden Lone
140: #21-Drew Mills
150: #7-John Purdy, #15-Duke Myers
160: #11-Aaron Steenbeke, #16-Seth Willems
Justin Ratliff reacted to MattM in Nebraska at Penn State Jan 20th - Chad Red vs Nick Lee Round 2
Did I miss something or did my DeLorean drop me off in 2016? Their HS match was dissected and critiques ad nauseum back then. Not sure anything new can be added to that discussion or should be at this point
Guys in 2019 and these guys have been in college a few years. Let’s live this in the present and what is happening now. I’m guessing we will see these two cross paths a few more time.
Justin Ratliff got a reaction from Champ725 in IWL Championships
The Indiana Wrestling League is a 16 team, K-6th wrestling conference where teams compete in dual meets throughout the season and culminates with an individual tournament called the Indiana Wrestling League Championships the week after ISWA Team State (January 13th, 2019). This tournament has two facets; Junior Varsity and Varsity. There is a team parade for each tournament. Each team can place 2 JV wrestlers in the tournament per weight class and one Varsity wrestler per weight class. The JV tournament is unseeded while the Varsity tournament has the top 4 wrestlers seeded. Both tournaments will have a team race for points with the top 3 teams receiving trophies. There will be a face off with spotlights and music for the championship of both JV and Varsity tournaments. The champions of the varsity tournament will qualify for Indiana Smackdown which competes in the AAU National Duals at Kingsport, TN April 12-14. Thanks to all of the coaches, parents, and wrestlers that have made this the most exciting youth wrestling league in the state of Indiana!
The individual awards consist of 6" medals the shape of Indiana with the IWL logo for 1st-3rd place. Wrestlers will receive a custom wooden plaque for 4th-6th place.
2019 IWL Championships Venue:
Centergrove High School
Doors open at 7am, JV wrestling begins at 8am
Varsity wrestling begins at 1pm
Indiana Wrestling League Teams:
Good luck to all of teams competing this Sunday! Thanks to Tyson Skinner for putting together a live stream to showcase the talents and passion of these young wrestlers. Thanks also to Ryan Williams who spearheaded this 3 years ago and the IWL board members who have made this possible.
Indiana Wrestling League
Justin Ratliff reacted to hook and half in Nice moment at the Memorial/Mater Dei match
PA announcer: “ Please rise for the national anthem”
a few moments pass...nothing. A minute passes of awkward silence.
a couple of ladies, with very soft voices, begin to sing. A couple of bars in, several others joined. By the third bar, the entire audience rose to the moment and joyously belted out the anthem.
many members of the audience—and the boys—kept their hand over their heart. EVERYONE faced the flag.
it was a thing of beauty.
No one took a knee or experienced a “triggering” event by this simple display of respect. I am quite certain that none of the combatants were traumatized and required counseling.
on a night of the match-up of a decades-old super-intense rivalry, it was great to enjoy an experience that unites us.
it was a great night to be an American.
Justin Ratliff reacted to Cosgrove in Walkout songs for state finals?
I was sitting down talking to a few kids parents and another coach and came to the conclusion that one thing that our state finals could improve on is.. the introductions of each kid coming into the finals. Set it up just as how the ncaa finals go on. Wouldnt that be cool to have introductions songs, smoke machines lazer shows?
Justin Ratliff reacted to sslaymon in Favorite Youth Drills
Since this seems to be nothing but openings for elementary duals teams lately, I thought it'd be nice to get back to some more conversation.
What are some of your favorite drills for your youth wrestlers?
For newer/little kids, I like to do pretty basic drill where bottom man works up from belly to base, while top guy has hands behind back trying to get chest pressure right in middle of back. Once wrestler comes up to base, they drop to belly and top man jumps to other side. I don't really have a name for the drill but helps little guys learn good chest position, balance and bottom guy builds base with some pressure coming down on him.
Justin Ratliff reacted to Y2CJ41 in Preseason Mag?
After the magazine comes out we get a lot more information on weights and random results that cause the rankings to change. As discussed on Gorilla Radio kids get unrealistic expectations of going XXX weight and two weeks later when we talk to their coach they are two weights higher. The rankings are always a work in progress until we lock them before sectional. There is always information flowing in and that is why we have pretty much weekly updates.
Justin Ratliff got a reaction from EliteAthleticClub in 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.