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    gsmith58 got a reaction from JORVILLE in Top Middle School Wrestlers 2020/2021   
    He's a freshman.
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    gsmith58 reacted to Y2CJ41 in Is this the first domino to fall   
    That makes sense. I feel schools that have thought about terminating programs have the perfect opportunity to do so at this time. While it might be 25% true, it's 75% true that they've been looking for the excuse for a while. All sports outside of football and basketball are ripe for the picking. We will see different looking athletic programs real soon and not in a good way. They will keep feeding the cash cows(football and basketball), while starving or cutting off the rest of the programs instead of what they should do and look at the expenses from the big sports. 
     
    The NCAA really needs to look at if a school really needs 85 scholarships for football. They could easily cut 20 scholarships and still have 3 deep on each side of the ball covered. However, the NCAA won't do that since football is a cash cow.
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    gsmith58 got a reaction from Y2CJ41 in Is this the first domino to fall   
    Yes. I should have made it clear. I'm simply pointing out the budget constraints that many schools are under. I'm not justifying what any one school does or doesn't do under those constraints.
     
    I don't like it anymore than anyone here. And, I would agree that these circumstances can provide cover for decisions that have nothing to do with a virus.
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    gsmith58 reacted to Clan Campbell in Best Wrestling Families   
    I wonder how many of todays Indiana HS top talent kids haven't wrestled with or been influenced by Bryan.  I would be willing to say 0.  Bailey's have certainly left their mark on Indiana wrestling.
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    gsmith58 got a reaction from Mattyb in Wrestling a Spring Sport   
    I never thought I'd spend so much time watching the latest on vaccines and therapeutics. I just hope when they find one (or five) effective ones they have the logistics worked out better than the testing.
     
    RAPS COVID-19 vaccine tracker
    RAPS COVID-19 therapeutics tracker
     
     
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    gsmith58 got a reaction from bwoodjc89 in Wrestling a Spring Sport   
    I never thought I'd spend so much time watching the latest on vaccines and therapeutics. I just hope when they find one (or five) effective ones they have the logistics worked out better than the testing.
     
    RAPS COVID-19 vaccine tracker
    RAPS COVID-19 therapeutics tracker
     
     
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    gsmith58 reacted to FCFIGHTER170 in Wrestling a Spring Sport   
    As long as my boys get to wrestle this year IDC when it is..
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    gsmith58 reacted to aoberlin in Wrestling a Spring Sport   
    Let's face it. Wrestling has an advantage over most sports. We never have many fans and that has been just fine with us.
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    gsmith58 got a reaction from bwoodjc89 in 2020-2021 Indiana Wrestling Season   
    This, and the development and delivery of therapeutics, hopefully oral and inhaled to avoid and reduce hospital visits/stays.
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    gsmith58 reacted to aoberlin in weight changes for 20-21 season?   
    I wish they would just leave the low weights alone. I don't care about forfeits that much. I care more about who this sport reaches. A kid that weighs around 100 pounds doesn't have much of a chance at many other sports without getting just run over. I am still not happy they moved it away from 103. The higher they raise it the more that 98 pound kid that can't gain weight gets hurt and the more that 120 something pound kid thinks he can wrestle the lightest weight. 
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    gsmith58 got a reaction from FCFIGHTER170 in Special Gorilla Radio FRIDAY NIGHT!   
    Boy do we need this...
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    gsmith58 reacted to Y2CJ41 in Special Gorilla Radio FRIDAY NIGHT!   
    We all know how much everyone is tired of hearing about cancellations and such....so we are going to go LIVE tomorrow night with wrestling talk.
     
    On the always fluid and never followed docket tomorrow includes:
    1. Updates to the grade rankings
    2. Our top wrestlers of the 2000's and maybe even a little voting on the BEST!
    3. Anything else that pops up.
     
    It will be live on Facebook as usual and we'll do our best to keep you entertained as most of us are sitting at home and want something other than the news.
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    gsmith58 got a reaction from IU89 in Folkstyle State hurt by Corona?   
    I can't agree more.
     
    It's not the media. It's the UNKNOWN. The Chinese didn't shut down whole parts of their country because of media exaggeration. Don't trust the media go to the CDC, NIH, John Hopkins or State Health agency sites. Watch Congressional hearings.
     
    The flu infects at 1 to 1 this thing 'appears' to spread at 1 to 2. Cycle that out 10 times and you get 10 infections for the flu and 1K for Covid-19. And, the mortality of this thing 'appears' to be 10x that of the flu (A Facui before Congress yesterday).
     
    Italy went from 10 cases to 12,500 in two weeks with a 164 deaths yesterday alone. That's a growth rate of ~120,000% and even if you factor in increased testing that's astronomical.
     
    There is difference between panic and expecting our populace and institutions have a sense of urgency and being a "little irrational". No the world isn't going to end, but it's a serious problem, particularly for the 48M that are most at risk (including children with asthma).
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    gsmith58 got a reaction from JMILL in Folkstyle State hurt by Corona?   
    I'm not really sure how I should respond to this, but I think I'll go wash my hands.
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    gsmith58 got a reaction from Mommarioux in Folkstyle State hurt by Corona?   
    I can't agree more.
     
    It's not the media. It's the UNKNOWN. The Chinese didn't shut down whole parts of their country because of media exaggeration. Don't trust the media go to the CDC, NIH, John Hopkins or State Health agency sites. Watch Congressional hearings.
     
    The flu infects at 1 to 1 this thing 'appears' to spread at 1 to 2. Cycle that out 10 times and you get 10 infections for the flu and 1K for Covid-19. And, the mortality of this thing 'appears' to be 10x that of the flu (A Facui before Congress yesterday).
     
    Italy went from 10 cases to 12,500 in two weeks with a 164 deaths yesterday alone. That's a growth rate of ~120,000% and even if you factor in increased testing that's astronomical.
     
    There is difference between panic and expecting our populace and institutions have a sense of urgency and being a "little irrational". No the world isn't going to end, but it's a serious problem, particularly for the 48M that are most at risk (including children with asthma).
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    gsmith58 got a reaction from graham in Folkstyle State hurt by Corona?   
    I can't agree more.
     
    It's not the media. It's the UNKNOWN. The Chinese didn't shut down whole parts of their country because of media exaggeration. Don't trust the media go to the CDC, NIH, John Hopkins or State Health agency sites. Watch Congressional hearings.
     
    The flu infects at 1 to 1 this thing 'appears' to spread at 1 to 2. Cycle that out 10 times and you get 10 infections for the flu and 1K for Covid-19. And, the mortality of this thing 'appears' to be 10x that of the flu (A Facui before Congress yesterday).
     
    Italy went from 10 cases to 12,500 in two weeks with a 164 deaths yesterday alone. That's a growth rate of ~120,000% and even if you factor in increased testing that's astronomical.
     
    There is difference between panic and expecting our populace and institutions have a sense of urgency and being a "little irrational". No the world isn't going to end, but it's a serious problem, particularly for the 48M that are most at risk (including children with asthma).
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    gsmith58 reacted to Wrestling Scholar in Folkstyle State hurt by Corona?   
    I just start on with my  qualifications. Im an expert because I have "Scholar" in my avatar name and I read a lot of stuff on the internet. I also took a biology course in college and played high school football.
     
    Maybe the problem is worse because we have 264MM more people in the US.   If the death rate is 2-3% which is likely overstated but,  keep in mind that's still 200% to 300% more deadly than the flu.  And that's a lot more people that can get infected and die in the US.  Compound this with this with the fact that we have so many more people who are uninsured and underinsured,  which is going to result with a lot of people not going to the doctor when they should because of the fear the cost.  Also, the US does has a shortage of ICU beds.  Compound that with the incompetent way our govt has responded to the pandemic already. 
     
    Also, it bothers me when were saying its the media's fault.  I respectfully disagree on that comment,  maybe its better for the media to be giving us too much information.  As compared to our govt not being transparent and lying to us that we have under control so you can stop pulling money out of the stock market.
     
    Postponing/cancelling ISWA state this weekend is unfortunate. I did hear they're looking for alternate sites.   I think were reacting too early in this case, because its barely here and in my opinion the risk is low at this point.  I was  thinking of Warren Central's motives:  Was it fear of a lawsuit if somebody came down with the Corona Virus, or are they worried about thousands of people running around their school spreading germs for the kids when they came back, or maybe they were worried about the potential criticism of being the school that brought a large group of people together.
     
    Im really concerned the NCAA nationals next weekend in Minneapolis.  This is potentially could be cancelled or at least for the fans.
    It will be driven by the NCAA's choice to run basketball games for March Madness. What ever the  NCAA decides for basketball, the NCAA will follow.  That's a lot of cash for the NCAA to lose.  Concerned.
     
     
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    gsmith58 reacted to TripleB in Folkstyle State hurt by Corona?   
    I just need my school out next Wed and Thurs so I can drive to Minneapolis. 
     
    I'm also set to lose potentially Thousands on my Wrestlemania trip
     
    It sucks but I'll take it to help eradicate this stuff.
     
    Since when did we devalue the lives of senior citizens? Like do you all drag your parents and grandparents out back and put one in the skull once they hit 65?
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    gsmith58 got a reaction from UncleJimmy in Folkstyle State hurt by Corona?   
    I'm not really sure how I should respond to this, but I think I'll go wash my hands.
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    gsmith58 reacted to UncleJimmy in Folkstyle State hurt by Corona?   
    I dunno...I always go by WW#TBD...WhatWould#TheBrandDo!! Amirite?? I kid of course, sarcasm font! 
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    gsmith58 reacted to oldfat119 in State Brackets from 1956-2020   
    Joe    this is awesome!!!!!  Thanks
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    gsmith58 reacted to Raven27 in State tournament class statistics to not necessarily incite class wrestling discussion   
    I thought I would join the debate since they are so fun!
     
    I think everything you have stated is true.  I think small schools are at a disadvantage I think larger schools have many things that benefit them over a small school.  But, I think it is sooooo special when a kid from our size school makes it!  What does it mean to go to state at Warren Central, Avon, Carmel ect.... not much, there have been several go!  When a Courtney Duncan, or Luke Blanton go to State and even win a State title (even at 103)  They are larger than life super stars.  Our kids know every State Qualifier we've had.  It is a huge deal.  I believe Frankton has a shrine of Courtney in their Halls!  It is celebrated.  If we make it class all that goes away.  We all love the underdog.  People go nuts when Cathedral or Crown Point or Mater Dei is upset.  Thats what is fun in my opinion.  If you made class those  things don't happen and it's not as celebrated.  I embrace the uphill battle we have and want my kids to do it as well.  They will be competing for a job soon, they won't be given out by class.  You better go earn it.  I want my wrestlers to go out and do something special that is remembered forever.  Finding the right head coach will be hard and getting good assistants is also a challenge but we are figuring out a way to do it.  It's hard work but anything worth having always is.  I know we are on different sides of the aisle on this but it is always nice to hear your thoughts on the matter.  I truly enjoy reading and hearing the "other" sides opinions.
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    gsmith58 reacted to VintageGhost in Indy Star Article on Cathedral: What's Cathedral wrestling's secret? 'Best coaching staff in the state of Indiana'   
    There is no secret.  The reason Cathedral is so successful is Bryan Bailey and the Outlaws.
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    gsmith58 reacted to RASSLER4LIFE in State tournament class statistics to not necessarily incite class wrestling discussion   
    Two things: one this wasn’t supposed to be about class wrestling(failed); two, has anyone ever taken the time to actually poll the kids? I doubt it. I’m a competitor so I want the chance to compete against everyone, I also have seen what class basketball has done to that sport. If that happens to wrestling, I want no part of it! Just my two cents for what it’s worth.
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