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    gsmith58 reacted to julia2009 in Elementary Wrestling Club   
    CIA holds their practices a Lawrence North High School.  They practice Sunday, Monday’s, and Wednesday’s from 630-800. Cost is $80/mo.   They typically have three coaches in the room.  
    I know of people that drive from your area, even farther NE to come.  
     
    You can reach out to Brady Eppert, the owner for more info.  
    eppert.ciawrestling@gmail.com
    ciawrestling.com
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    gsmith58 reacted to Frank Ingalls in Southport vs Fishers in the Rankings   
    I'm the head coach at Fishers High School. All three teams (Fishers, Southport, and Franklin Central) are very close in dual meet strength. I'm not debating who is more worthy of a ranking. I just wanted to get on here and point out that at the New Castle Invite, Fishers was not at full strength. We had four starters out (two of which were Semi State Qualifiers last year). One of our backups did very well, but the other three did not fare so well that day. So, the New Castle invite was not a good gauge, in my opinion. Something to take into consideration. I think it's great that all three teams are getting some exposure. Good luck to all during the second half of the season. Thanks for reading.
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    gsmith58 got a reaction from graham in Southport vs Fishers in the Rankings   
    I take your point and I agree in principle. However, that really only works if the ranking are quantifiable and objective measures; they aren't always. By what measures did Fishers and Franklin Central get ranked ahead of Southport? We've never wrestled them in a dual. There is a level of subjectivity involved and that's the fun. And for what it's worth, we received the trophy at New Castle, so someone used some type of criteria to award it to us over them. Just say'n 😉
     
    Besides, I'm simply trying to get some visibility and to have folks take into consideration new information. It's about reducing uncertainty, not expecting certainty.
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    gsmith58 got a reaction from Coach Moore in Southport vs Fishers in the Rankings   
    No, I'm not challenging or even remotely criticizing the rankings. It's certainly feasible that Fisher &/or Franklin Central would beat us in a dual, but they might not. 
     
    What I have is what you see at the top of this post. I am sure there are defensible positions as to why Fishers and Franklin Central were ranked and we weren't. I'm just pointing out what I see, nothing more, nothing less. For all I know there are many deserving teams that should be considered above us (or above Fishers and Franklin Central).
     
    The rankers do a great job, and I certainly understand you can't please everyone (sometimes anyone). This was not intended as a criticism of the rankers.
     
    What I do know is where there is a lot of noise signal can go unseen.
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    gsmith58 reacted to VintageGhost in Southport vs Fishers in the Rankings   
    Maybe Bluemonster can start doing New Castle team rankings. I’m sure Southport would be ranked top 10. 
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    gsmith58 reacted to RASSLER4LIFE in Southport vs Fishers in the Rankings   
    Typically, if you both finished 5-0 on the day and obviously didn’t wrestle head-to-head, they will add up all of your team points and the one with the most is declared the winner. 
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    gsmith58 got a reaction from pritchem in Southport vs Fishers in the Rankings   
    H!. I wish we could, but we have county, and the coach isn't particular inclined to my suggestions  
     
    I know a number of the wrestlers on Fisher, they're good kids. I didn't and don't want my post to be misconstrued as maligning their accomplishments. I definitely root for your 106 through 126 whenever I can (except, of course, against our kids). Hey, they're all CIA alums.
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    gsmith58 got a reaction from V and M's Dad in Southport vs Fishers in the Rankings   
    Okay, let me start off with four premises: 1) I'm a homer for Southport, 2) I'm not the person who posted about love for Southport & Franklin Central (but good for them), 3) I am fully aware Southport is not in Perry's constellation (or Brownsburg, MD, Warren, Roncalli, Franklin Community, etc), 4) And most importantly, I do not want to start a flame war.
     
    That said, I noticed that Fishers and Franklin Central made the overall ranking at 19 and 20 (Fishers beat Franklin Central 35-32). And again, good for them. 
     
    But, I want to point out that against common opponents at last weekend's New Castle Duals, Southport was the better of the two. Perhaps they were missing some wrestlers, but nevertheless the scores below might be instructive. I'm not trying to take anything away from Fishers or Franklin Central, but just asking for a measly point or two of consideration for Southport.
     

     
     
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    gsmith58 got a reaction from NW Indiana Wrestling Fan in Southport vs Fishers in the Rankings   
    Okay, let me start off with four premises: 1) I'm a homer for Southport, 2) I'm not the person who posted about love for Southport & Franklin Central (but good for them), 3) I am fully aware Southport is not in Perry's constellation (or Brownsburg, MD, Warren, Roncalli, Franklin Community, etc), 4) And most importantly, I do not want to start a flame war.
     
    That said, I noticed that Fishers and Franklin Central made the overall ranking at 19 and 20 (Fishers beat Franklin Central 35-32). And again, good for them. 
     
    But, I want to point out that against common opponents at last weekend's New Castle Duals, Southport was the better of the two. Perhaps they were missing some wrestlers, but nevertheless the scores below might be instructive. I'm not trying to take anything away from Fishers or Franklin Central, but just asking for a measly point or two of consideration for Southport.
     

     
     
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    gsmith58 got a reaction from EFuqua in Southport vs Fishers in the Rankings   
    Okay, let me start off with four premises: 1) I'm a homer for Southport, 2) I'm not the person who posted about love for Southport & Franklin Central (but good for them), 3) I am fully aware Southport is not in Perry's constellation (or Brownsburg, MD, Warren, Roncalli, Franklin Community, etc), 4) And most importantly, I do not want to start a flame war.
     
    That said, I noticed that Fishers and Franklin Central made the overall ranking at 19 and 20 (Fishers beat Franklin Central 35-32). And again, good for them. 
     
    But, I want to point out that against common opponents at last weekend's New Castle Duals, Southport was the better of the two. Perhaps they were missing some wrestlers, but nevertheless the scores below might be instructive. I'm not trying to take anything away from Fishers or Franklin Central, but just asking for a measly point or two of consideration for Southport.
     

     
     
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    gsmith58 got a reaction from piscis1956 in Southport vs Fishers in the Rankings   
    Okay, let me start off with four premises: 1) I'm a homer for Southport, 2) I'm not the person who posted about love for Southport & Franklin Central (but good for them), 3) I am fully aware Southport is not in Perry's constellation (or Brownsburg, MD, Warren, Roncalli, Franklin Community, etc), 4) And most importantly, I do not want to start a flame war.
     
    That said, I noticed that Fishers and Franklin Central made the overall ranking at 19 and 20 (Fishers beat Franklin Central 35-32). And again, good for them. 
     
    But, I want to point out that against common opponents at last weekend's New Castle Duals, Southport was the better of the two. Perhaps they were missing some wrestlers, but nevertheless the scores below might be instructive. I'm not trying to take anything away from Fishers or Franklin Central, but just asking for a measly point or two of consideration for Southport.
     

     
     
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    gsmith58 reacted to Aggressor in Early dark horse   
    This was almost great topic but it went to hell real quick 🤦‍♂️
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    gsmith58 got a reaction from Reed Egli in MD 5-Way   
    Reed Egli? I hadn't seen his name for awhile.
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    gsmith58 reacted to ExCoach123 in MD 5-Way   
    Zirkelbach will be tough match @ 106
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    gsmith58 got a reaction from piscis1956 in Don't forget, RESULTS, RESULTS, RESULTS!   
    Amen. With the "Details" please. Scores are better than nothing, but the individual matches make it interesting.
     
     
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    gsmith58 got a reaction from navy80 in Top 5 Freshman Opinions..   
    Gilbert will be a handful at 113.
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    gsmith58 reacted to WrestlingDad1 in Top Middle School Wrestlers 2019/2020   
    Noah Clouser is another 8th grader at Center Grove up and coming. 7-1 at NHSCA and team MOW, 6-2 at AAU Nats, 4-3 at NMSDs, 5-3 at West Penn, Multiple time state placer, 2019 Barbarian Nats Runner up, Indy Nats Runner up/4th/5th, Brute Nats Runner up, IWL Champ, 2x Johnson County Champ, current MICC conference champ 
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    gsmith58 reacted to MScholar in Top Middle School Wrestlers 2019/2020   
    Crown Point was loaded with incoming freshman this year, but next year it will be Center Grove.  They have 5 to 6 studs coming in.
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    gsmith58 reacted to SWINfan in Best to come up short   
    The three that immediately came to mind to me (all previously mentioned):
    Craig Macke - Mater Dei
    Brandon James - Perry Meridian
    Ty Mills - Brownsburg
    A lot more good names mentioned so far.....
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    gsmith58 reacted to FCFIGHTER170 in Best to come up short   
    B. Campbell-New castle 2x runner up.. undefeated freshman year until appendix burst as well
    T. Coatie-Perry/New Castle- 3 sport all state athlete.. Didn't start till freshman year and beat State Champion Danny williams and runner up -Conkling in the same season
     
    Nate Newport- Franklin Central
    All time great match vs Mauer in the finals and overall beast
     
    Alex DOLLEY- another unreal match vs Mauer in the finals and multiple time placer.
     
    Matt Jaggers-New Castle over 210 wins and entered state his Jr. And sr. Season 50+-0 .. 4x SQ AND 3x placer.. 3x NC SS Champ losing to Angel in the finals
     
    A.Sessa- Lake central-4x placer 
    2x runner-up..
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    gsmith58 reacted to PMFAN in Best to come up short   
    Brandon James
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    gsmith58 got a reaction from graham in Top Middle School Wrestlers 2019/2020   
    Nice job. Thank you for doing this. How you find the time is beyond me.
    One thing though, Haines has as much chance of making 113 as Ison does of 106. I'm taking odds now
     
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    gsmith58 reacted to Sig40 in Flo Rankings   
    Flo just updated their rankings.  Should be the last update before the High School season.  Our guys won't see much movement during season due to  our sweet travel restrictions.
    120-Zeke Seltzer-20th
    132-Jesse Mendez-2nd
    152-Matt Lee-17th
    170-Graham Calhoun-20th
    182-Joe Walker-13th
    195-Silas Allred-2nd
    195-Evan Bates-13th
    FYI-I updated middle school top 25 on the youth page
     
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    gsmith58 got a reaction from dantev in Brayden Littell injury   
    Not saying he would have, but one could make a credible argument that he was a potential four timer (yes, I know Asa stood in his way).
    I know it's not any consolation, but folks know just how good he is.
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    gsmith58 got a reaction from bwoodjc89 in Brayden Littell injury   
    Not saying he would have, but one could make a credible argument that he was a potential four timer (yes, I know Asa stood in his way).
    I know it's not any consolation, but folks know just how good he is.
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