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    gsmith58 reacted to Y2CJ41 for a article, #WrestlingWednesday: The Floyds Knobs three amigos   
    By JEREMY HINES
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    In a town that literally gets its name for being tough and rugged, the Three Amigos personify what Floyds Knobs is all about.
     
    Floyd Central High School, located in Floyds Knobs, is the home of wrestlers Gavinn Alstott, J. Conway and Jonathan Kervin. The trio is known around town as the Three Amigos, primarily for their success on the wrestling mat. They are tough wrestlers that like to grind out wins and be physical. One wouldn’t expect anything less from a Floyds Knobs resident.
     
    Floyds Knobs is named after the Knobstone Escarpment located there (and Colonel Davis Floyd). The Knobstone is the most rugged terrain in Indiana. It has steep hills which are commonly referred to as knobs.
     
    As for the Three Amigos – all three qualified for state last season. Alstott finished fourth and Kervin sixth. This year, all three are ranked in the top 10 in their weight classes.
     
    “The Three Amigos is a term we coined last year and started calling them that,” Floyd Central coach Brandon Sisson said. “I don’t think they mind it. They all three work together and have pushed each other to get better.”
     
    Kervin is the only senior in the trio. He is currently ranked No. 2 at 152 pounds. Last season Kervin finished with a 39-4 record. He won sectional and regional and eventually finished sixth at state in the 145-pound class.
     
    “Jonathan is a really tough wrestler,” Sisson said. “He wrestles hard for all six minutes. He works really closely with is uncle, former two-time state champion Cooper Samuels. Those two have worked together for the past five years and it has really benefited Jonathan.”
     
    Kervin’s goal this season is to win a state title.
     
    “My style is sort of dynamic,” Kervin said. “I like to be a little deranged. I use my length. Last year I felt like I wrestled poorly at state. I didn’t do my normal workout to get ready. I want to get back and show what I can really do.”
     
    Alstott, a junior, finished 42-4 last season. He was a sectional and regional champ and ended up third in the Evansville semistate and would later place fourth at state.
     
    “Gavinn is a grinder,” Sisson said. “He gets out there, gets in your face and pushes the pace non-stop. He’s very business-like on the mat and in the practice room. I’m not ever going to have to see if he’s just messing around. When it’s time to work, it’s time to work. No matter what he does, he puts his head down and goes to work.”
     
    Alstott’s uncle, Craig Alstott, was Floyd Central’s first ever four-time state qualifier. Craig never placed at the state meet, however.
     
    “I think Gavinn got the monkey off his back a little by placing last year,” Sisson said. “But he has his sights set significantly higher this year.”
    Off the mat, Gavinn is an excellent student and has been a team leader since his freshman season.
     
    “He’s a really good kid,” Sisson said. “He gets good grades and is good to the other kids. Even as a freshman I thought of him as a team leader. He’s just a phenomenal kid.”
     
    Conway is the quietest in the group. He had a not-so-quiet season last year, however. Conway went 23-4 on the year and claimed a sectional and a regional title. He finished runner-up in semistate but lost on Friday night at the state tournament.
     
    “He’s a really, really quiet kid,” Sisson said. “I don’t think I heard him say anything at all his freshman year. Now as a sophomore he’s coming out of his shell a little bit. On the mat he’s more open. He is already at 130 takedowns in just 18 matches this season. He’s full throttle. You let him go, and he goes.”
     
    Sisson is pleased with his team this season and hopes the Three Amigos will help lead them to great things.
     
    “There are years where you have a lot of talent, but also a lot of drama,” Sisson said. “Then there are years where you don’t have any drama, but you don’t really have any talent either. This year, I really feel like we have a lot of talent and no drama. I’m lucky this year.”
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    gsmith58 reacted to Y2CJ41 for a article, This week in wrestling November 17th-23rd   
    Dual Schedule
    Date/Time Event Nov 18 06:00 pm Madison at Southwestern (Hanover) Nov 19 06:30 pm Franklin Central at Fishers Nov 20 07:00 am Hammond Clark at Highland Nov 20 07:30 am Hobart at Munster Nov 20 05:30 pm Mount Vernon (Fortville) at Decatur Central Nov 20 06:00 pm Cascade at South Putnam Nov 20 06:30 pm Prairie Heights at Columbia City Nov 20 06:30 pm Indian Creek at Martinsville Nov 21 05:30 pm Providence Cristo Rey at Indianapolis George Washington Nov 21 06:00 pm Greencastle at Crawfordsville Nov 21 06:00 pm East Chicago Central at River Forest Nov 21 06:00 pm Rossville at Caston Nov 21 06:30 pm Wabash at Peru Nov 21 07:30 pm Oak Hill at Huntington North Nov 22 06:00 pm Jeffersonville at Franklin Community Nov 22 07:30 pm Crown Point at Portage   Multi-Dual Schedule
    Date/Time Event Teams Nov 22 06:00 pm Triple Dual at Switzerland County at Switzerland County Teams: Greensburg Madison Salem Switzerland County Nov 23 08:00 am Taylor Invite at Taylor Teams: Carroll (Flora) Frontier Lafayette Jefferson Madison-Grant Marion North Miami Taylor Nov 23 08:00 am CMA Early Bird Duals at Culver Academies Teams: Concord Culver Academies Knox Plymouth Rochester South Bend Adams Nov 23 08:30 am Elwood Invitational at Elwood Teams: Alexandria Delta Elwood Frankton Greenfield-Central Lapel McCutcheon Shenandoah South Dearborn Tri Union County Nov 23 09:00 am Lawrence Township Wrestlemania at Lawrence North Teams: Connersville Hagerstown Lawrence Central Lawrence North Mount Vernon (Fortville) Pike Nov 23 09:00 am Parke Heritage Invitational at Parke Heritage Teams: North Montgomery North Vermillion Parke Heritage South Vermillion Western Boone Nov 23 09:00 am Dave Kiley Duals at Cloverdale Teams: Cloverdale Indianapolis Cathedral Indianapolis Crispus Attucks Indianapolis Emmerich Manual Sheridan South Putnam Nov 23 09:00 am Bronco Super Duals at Daleville Teams: Blackford Daleville Northeastern Union City Wapahani Nov 23 09:00 am Hamilton Heights Super Six at Hamilton Heights Teams: Cascade Hamilton Heights Noblesville North Central Pendleton Heights Tipton Nov 23 09:00 am Mooresville Invite at Mooresville Teams: Indian Creek Mooresville Nov 23 09:00 am Bedford Duals at Bedford North Lawrence Teams: Bedford North Lawrence Bloomington North Forest Park Madison New Albany North Harrison Nov 23 09:00 am Bluffton Invitational at Bluffton Teams: Bluffton Central Noble Fort Wayne Concordia Fremont Leo Wes-Del Nov 23 09:00 am Warsaw Invitational at Warsaw Teams: Calumet Elkhart Memorial Warsaw Nov 23 09:00 am Double Dual at Scottsburg at Scottsburg Teams: Brown County Scottsburg Southwestern (Hanover) Nov 23 09:30 am South Bend Clay Super Dual at South Bend Clay Teams: Culver Community South Bend Clay Westview Nov 23 10:00 am Lake Station Duals at Lake Station Edison Teams: Andrean Boone Grove Hammond Hammond Morton Lake Station Edison North Newton South Bend Washington Whiting Nov 23 10:00 am Boonville Invitational at Boonville Teams: Boonville Crawford County Evansville Harrison Mitchell New Washington Owen Valley Tournament Schedule
    Date/Time Event Teams Nov 23 09:00 am John Hurrle at Indianapolis Arsenal Tech Teams: Eastern Hancock Fishers Hamilton Southeastern Indianapolis Arsenal Tech Kokomo Lebanon Monrovia Purdue Polytechnic Richmond Southport Warren Central Nov 23 09:00 am Capital City Classic at Beech Grove Teams: Beech Grove Franklin Central Greenwood Indian Creek Jeffersonville Perry Meridian Plainfield Westfield
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