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    coachkrulik reacted to hook and half in #2 Perry Meridian vs. #4 Mater Dei   
    Does it get much bigger than this?  #2 Perry Meridian vs. #4 Mater Dei.  Believe or not, this December 21 dual is the lowest stakes match ever contested between the ‘Cats and the Falcons.  Here’s your proof:
    PM and MD first met at the 2000 IHSAA Team State, followed by a 2003 date at the same event.  The 2006 meeting was a hootenanny.  The IHSAA’s unbroken streak of boneheaded decisions to diminish wrestling was laid bare in the first round of the 2006 Team Event as the #1 Wildcats met the #2 Falcons—in the first round!  As we all know, it is impossible and unfair to seed a high-stakes event.  You may not like the IHSAA.  You may find them self-serving and stupid.  BUT, at least they are consistent.
    In a see-saw affair, Chico Adams and Jimmy Schoettle grabbed victories for Jim Tonte’s team in bouts 12 and 13, earning PM a 23-22 lead.  For all the marbles, MD’s Sean Herron claimed a 7-2 victory, resulting in a 25-23 win for the Wildcats.  This boosted MD’s record to 3-0 versus the Falcons.
    However, in 2012, the Falcons turned the tables on the Wildcats beating them in the last ISHAA-sponsored Team State event.  The Wildcats were overwhelmed against Tonte’s loaded line-up, and bowed 40-19 in the semi-final.  The Falcons cruised to a second, consecutive Team State title
    For Jim Tonte, it was relief and elation.  “I have the utmost respect for Mater Dei, because they have been beating us like a drum forever.  They bleed team, so we feel really good about beating them.”
    On the Red & Gold side of the house, it was agony.  Many of the boys on the team attended Team State as a toddler.  They grew up watching Mater Dei Wrestling and making the annual trek to Center Grove High School.  Most, if not all, had first-hand memories of the great MD teams that delivered so many great victories.  This year the trophy would go the Falcons.  The dream of a championship was over. 
    In 2014, the IHSWCA got it right, when #1 Mater Dei met #2 Perry Meridian for the Team Title in Muncie.
    Both line-ups were dotted with star power as Mater Dei brought eight ranked wrestlers to the party while Perry countered with six.  Nationally-ranked wrestlers, Nick Lee and Brandon James of Perry Meridian, underscored the gravitas of the rosters.
    Ashton Forzley opened with an 8-3 win over Garrett Milner.  Perry Meridian's Jordan Marion did not read the scouting report on Nick Buedel and paid the price.  A few seconds into the match, Marion charged Buedel and was thrown to his back.  Ultimately, Buedel prevailed, 19-9.  Sam Bassemier, diminished by a flu bug, gutted out a gritty, 8-5 win over Rilee Miller to spot the Wildcats a 10-0 lead.  The Falcons got on the scoreboard with a pin at 195 pounds.  220-pound sophomore Kurtis Wilderman scored a hard-fought first period takedown and made it hold up for a crucial, 4-2 victory.  Perry scored another fall at 285 pounds to narrow Mater Dei's advantage to a single point. 
    Nolan Weidner found himself in a deep hole against Sunny Nier until he put Nier on his back during a third period scramble.  The Red & Gold roared as Weidner cranked on Nier's head, desperately working for the fall.  The clock was the enemy as time ran out and Weidner found himself on the wrong side of a 9-7 decision, giving Perry Meridian its first lead of the evening.  Sweet Luigs faced unheralded Jack Servies and found a ready and willing opponent.  Luigs finally took control of the match and cut Servies late in the third for a major decision attempt.  Luigs quickly popped Servies with a headlock, and took him straight to his back.  The bench sprang to its feet as the Mater Dei fans roared.  With seven ticks remaining on the clock, the referee slapped the mat with gusto.  A normally-stoic Luigs allowed a smile and pointed to the bench as his teammates subsequently mobbed him.
    Seventh-ranked Will Egli took the mat against top-ranked Cornelius Elliot.  Like Egli, Elliot was a wide-open wrestler.  The duo, pummeled, faked and shot before Elliot scored a second period takedown.  Trailing 3-2 in the third period, Egli took Elliot from his feet to his back.  The referee started a count and reversed himself, awarding Egli no points.  Elliot played defense the balance of the stanza and emerged a 3-2 winner. 
    Fifth-ranked Alex Johnson took the mat against sixth-ranked Ngun Uk, as the 'Cats clung to a one point team advantage.  Uk grabbed an early 4-1 lead before Johnson tied the match at the end of the first period.  Uk took another lead before Johnson garnered a point for a locked hands call and another point for an escape to nab his first lead of the match.  Johnson scored a third period takedown and made it hold up for an emotional, 9-6 win.
    Nick Lee jumped on the hapless Jordan Napier, executing a takedown clinic to claim a 28-13 technical fall.  Joe Lee faced off against senior Brandon James and his 11th-ranked national status.  Lee got busy early, scoring a quick takedown.  James righted his ship and eventually scored an 8-2 victory.
    With a 27-21 advantage and two matches to go, another win would put the Falcons away.  Junior Blake Jourdan toed the line across from third-ranked Noah Warren.  Jourdan wasted no time, securing double under hooks, bear-hugging Warren and taking him to his back.  As Warren could not be held down, the match would be decided by takedowns.  Wrestling a heady match, Jourdan stayed under control and won the battle, eventually delivering a 14-5 decision.  A stone-faced Jourdan strolled to the bench to be surrounded, hugged and patted by his jubilant teammates as the Mater Dei faithful howled.
    "I was a little nervous before the match," conceded Jourdan.  "But I knew what I had to do.  I just had to go out, wrestle my match and win."
    Final Score:  Mater Dei- 31, Perry Meridian- 27.
    Greg Schaefer, winning his first State Title as a coach and capturing Mater Dei's first since 2007, was at a loss for words.
    "I'm just so proud of our guys," said Schaefer.  "We did what we had to do to win."
    Perhaps no Wildcat had a bigger weekend than Sweet  Kyle Luigs.  In addition to his key pin against Perry Meridian and win over Erik Owens, Luigs also defeated New Palestine's third-ranked Alec White.  But for Luigs, none of these things mattered; redemption was on his mind.
    "I lost Team State for us last year (Luigs was decisioned in the final bout against Franklin's State Champion, DJ Smith)," said Luigs.  "I had to do something so that we could win."
    First year starter, senior Nick Buedel, relished the ride.  Throughout the day, Mater Dei fans were entertained by Buedel's exuberance and antics.
    "Yeah, I'm having a great time," enthused Buedel.  "We're winning and it's awesome!  What's not to like?"
    Senior Alex Johnson was a freshman on the team that was shellacked by Perry Meridian at the 2012 Team State—Mater Dei's first-ever loss to the Falcons.
    "I wanted to meet Perry in the final and I wanted to beat Perry in the final," said Johnson.  "This is the best feeling ever."
    The Falcons stormed back in 2016, hammering the Wildcats, 45-18.
    2017 produced another epic battle.  In a see-saw affair that resulted in three lead changes, the Falcons faced dim prospects, late in the match.  Down 25-19, another loss to the Wildcats would likely spell doom for PM. 
    The Falcons were up for the task.
    Jack Servies, Aiden Warren and Brooks Davis delivered a hat trick of decisions, before Noah Warren iced the victory with a pin.
    The series stands at four wins for Mater Dei and three for Perry Meridian.
    Individual match-ups between the two schools go back to the late 70’s when PM and MD were in the same semi-state.  Perry Meridian’ Hall of Fame coach Phil Strader is still steaming over Steve Adams’ 1981 overtime loss to MD’s Jeff “Spiderman” Parkinson.
    Look no further than the team benches—you will find that the coaches have squared off against one another. 
    For 25 years, you will be hard pressed to find a state tournament that does not contain at least one match-up between PM and MD.
    Here what to expect from meeting number eight:
    ·        Outside of the wrestling semi-state, this will be one of the biggest scholastic match-ups in this school year.  Our esteemed newspaper, The Evansville Courier and Depressed, will not be aware of this event.  It is highly unlikely there will be any pre or post-match coverage.
    ·        This will be the biggest dual in Evansville, since #1 (Kentucky) Union County wrestled #2 Mater Dei in 2013.  2000 rabid fans showed up for a barn burner.
    ·        Expect a big crowd for this one.  MD alums home for Christmas, students, hardcore fans and casual fans will show up in force.  Many in attendance will be from other, local programs.  While they will not be vocal, emotionally they will throw their support to the Falcons.
    ·        For our friends travelling from Indy, take a little time to get to know the territory.  After the meet, drop by the Hilltop Inn.  Not only is it the “Manliest Bar in America”, for 68 years it has been THE gathering place after MD wrestling matches.  Their fishbowls are not to be missed.
    ·        Expect HUGE match-ups:  Cottey/Freeman at 106 and Lee/Warren at 145.  Dickens and Fair at 152 could be the match of the night.
    Hook’s keys to a win:
    ·        Emotion and a fast start; I expect the draw and/or upsets to come into play.  If Mater Dei gets a quick start, or an early upset, the roof will come off the place, creating momentum for the Cats that will be difficult to overcome.  If the early scales tip to the Falcons, it will be bad for MD.  Since 1976—42 years—Mater Dei has lost only one dual in its home gymnasium.
    ·        Bonus points will likely determine the winner of the dual.  Maximizing wins and minimizing losses is crucial.
    ·        Big guns will be big guns; both of the belligerents have plenty of them!  But what about the supporting cast?  At the end of the day, I believe the non-stars will determine the outcome.
     
    what’s my prediction?  I ran the lineups, coaches, injuries and atmospheric conditions through Randy Helfrich’s super-computer...i’m sworn to secrecy.  Ask Randy.
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    coachkrulik reacted to JMILL in Warren Central Black & Gold Night!!   
    May want to pre-sale tickets...............Jimmy T is a big a draw and with 98 degrees concert coming to town there will be a shared similar female fan demographic I can only assume !!!   Nick Lachey < Jimmy T
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    coachkrulik got a reaction from FCFIGHTER170 in 5/23 Warren RTC Angel Escobedo and Brandon Wright!!!!!   
    This Wednesday make sure you are at Warren!  Our guest clinicians will be Indiana legends and current IU coaches Angel Escobedo and Brandon Wright.  These guys have accomplishments way to lengthy to list.  Both of these men are committed to making Indiana wrestling better.  Do not miss out on this opportunity to learn from some of Indiana's best!  
    Time: 6-7:30
    Enter through door 14
    Be there.  Work hard.  Get better.
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    coachkrulik got a reaction from FCFIGHTER170 in 5/23 Warren RTC Angel Escobedo and Brandon Wright!!!!!   
    This Wednesday make sure you are at Warren!  Our guest clinicians will be Indiana legends and current IU coaches Angel Escobedo and Brandon Wright.  These guys have accomplishments way to lengthy to list.  Both of these men are committed to making Indiana wrestling better.  Do not miss out on this opportunity to learn from some of Indiana's best!  
    Time: 6-7:30
    Enter through door 14
    Be there.  Work hard.  Get better.
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    coachkrulik got a reaction from Justin Ratliff in Micic at European Championships   
    Link to his third place match:
     
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    coachkrulik got a reaction from Y2CJ41 in 4/25 Warren Central RTC Manchester Coaches and Wrestlers!!!   
    Haha!  Sadly, Alissa wouldn't let me cook the ground hog...she thought it looked cute.  I tried to tell her the cuter the critter, the sweeter the meat...she was not convinced (probably why she dumped a limestone slab on my ankle).
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    coachkrulik reacted to Timeinandout in 4/25 Warren Central RTC Manchester Coaches and Wrestlers!!!   
    Was that before or after you cooked the ground hog?
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    coachkrulik reacted to Y2CJ41 in Warren RTC 4-18   
    I heard Krulik is bring his horse and giving rides for $5. That guy will do anything to make a buck.
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    coachkrulik reacted to mikemorgan in 4/11 Warren RTC   
    You should definitely be here tonight to get to workout with some of the top guys in the state and country.  Also to be able to weigh in on a Wednesday is pretty nice for a weekend tournament.
    Don't listen to Krulik though, he has been inhaling horse crap for several days and I don't trust he is in a sound state of mind.
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    coachkrulik got a reaction from WarrenWrestlingAcademy in 4/11 Warren RTC   
    We are pumped for tomorrow's RTC!!!  I have known Coach Pompei for some time now and the things he has accomplished at Indiana Tech is nothing short of incredible!  This year alone, his team won their conference with 5 individual champs, 7 national qualifiers, 6 All-Americans at Nationals, 7 scholar athletes, and another top ten finish!  Coach Pompei will be showing some great technique and there will be plenty of time to grind it out with some of Indiana's best!  Make sure you are there!!!
    Door 14
    starts at 6:00pm
    Be there.  Work Hard.  Get better.
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    coachkrulik reacted to Riley McClurg in Warren RTC 3/21- Riley McClurg   
    WOW! Brayton Lee, Asa Garcia, the Conley Bros, Antwaun Graves & Pierson, Brayden Lowery.. Just to name a few. I couldn’t tell you the last time I was in a high school room that was as competitive as last night’s room. 
     
    Needless to say, if the #1 recruit in the country at 152lbs is taking advantage of his RTCs, then what is your excuse? 
     
    Thanks Coach Tonte, Coach Krulik, Coach Morgan, and the other 15 assistant wrestling coaches at Warren Central  What you guys are doing for the sport is great! Have pride in Indiana wrestling!
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    coachkrulik reacted to warsawwrestling in Reece Lefever-Warren RTC 3/14!!!   
    I know one of them brats!
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    coachkrulik got a reaction from rdrodd1 in Reece Lefever-Warren RTC 3/14!!!   
    The past two RTCs have been amazing with 60+ wrestlers each practice from over 10 schools.  This Wednesday, we have Wabash Assistant Coach, Reece Lefever, running our practice.  Aside from having a horrible haircut, Reece's technique is outstanding!  As a wrestler he was the first 3x All-American for Wabash, helping lead his team to a program high Third Place his senior year at NCAAs.  If you want the best competition and great technique, make sure you are at Warren Central on 3/14/18.  
    Details:
    Enter Door 14
    Practice is from 6-7:30
    Be there.  Get better.
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    coachkrulik got a reaction from warsawwrestling in Reece Lefever-Warren RTC 3/14!!!   
    UPDATE!!!!!  Reece is unable to attend tonight's RTC (Y2, you'll have to tell me how to beat him next time, my strategy involved a baseball bat).  Reece will be sending not one, not two, but three Wabash All-Americans to run practice tonight!  Come to Warren tonight for the opportunity to learn from and wrestle with current college wrestlers!  Technicians will be:
    Owen Doster:  7th at 133
    Kyle Hatch:  8th at 157
    Darden Schurg:  4th at 174
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    coachkrulik reacted to Y2CJ41 in Reece Lefever-Warren RTC 3/14!!!   
    If anyone wants tips on how to beat him just ask, I have taken him more times than I can count!
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    coachkrulik got a reaction from rdrodd1 in Reece Lefever-Warren RTC 3/14!!!   
    The past two RTCs have been amazing with 60+ wrestlers each practice from over 10 schools.  This Wednesday, we have Wabash Assistant Coach, Reece Lefever, running our practice.  Aside from having a horrible haircut, Reece's technique is outstanding!  As a wrestler he was the first 3x All-American for Wabash, helping lead his team to a program high Third Place his senior year at NCAAs.  If you want the best competition and great technique, make sure you are at Warren Central on 3/14/18.  
    Details:
    Enter Door 14
    Practice is from 6-7:30
    Be there.  Get better.
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    coachkrulik reacted to Kyle Ayersman in Brownsburg RWO - Thursdays at 6:01PM   
    Man, Warren Central was a meatgrinder last night, many studs and many live go's. The thing that stands out the most was Coach Krulik's stories, I don't know if I ever will be the same. I'll never take my puppy Jett over to Krulik's house! But come on out to the 'burg tonight and learn from BLee who is one of the states finest. Maybe one day I'll get a business card and say I helped train him!
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    coachkrulik reacted to Kyle Ayersman in Kyle Ayersman-Warren RTC   
    I did lose to a Mishawaka kid at a Mishawaka tournament but then avenged that loss twice over. So that loss seems a bit fishy...let's just say after that day I've never liked Snyder and I still don't to this day!
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    coachkrulik reacted to Darrick Snyder in Kyle Ayersman-Warren RTC   
    How weird is that?!?!?!  That is the same strategy he used to win his 3 State Titles!
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    coachkrulik reacted to Kyle Ayersman in Kyle Ayersman-Warren RTC   
    Lol @Darrick Snyder we both know Jett is off limits. You cannot touch a hair on his head, or Katie will kill you. But Snyder is right, everyone come on out, don't care where you're from, let's make some state champions! I'll do my best to convince some our Brownsburg hammers to come out!
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    coachkrulik reacted to Darrick Snyder in Kyle Ayersman-Warren RTC   
    Just when I think I have Kyle under control there he is spreading himself out.  Just remember Co-Head Coach Kyle Ayersman if you ever leave, it’s your puppy Jet who pays the price.  Jet is a cute puppy.  I don’t want to hurt him, but I will.  I want you to be my BFF. It’s on you if Jet goes down.  Everyone go to Warren for this. Ayersman is modest, but the dude is hammer - even with a screwed up knee.  You will get elite technique.  
    Snyder 
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    coachkrulik reacted to leaveitonthemat in most impressive TODAY??   
    Here are a few things that impressed me today and a few that didn’t.
    Impressive
    1.Asa Garcia wrestled like a man on a mission. The way he handled Smiley and Mills was awesome.
    2. Rumph’s takedown game. He was fast, strong, and was scoring points with ease. The way he scored on Lee and Melloh...wow.
    3. Rader, not sure if it was the way he went after it in the final or his mustache.
    4. Fattore-the way he handled the controversy, with class.
    5. The beard game in the Avon and Wabash corner was strong!
    6. I hate to admit it, but Cathedral wrestled lights out all tournament series. 
    Not impressive (not in any order)
    1. Fair’s singlet, sorry but I like the Perry blue
    2. Tonte’s shoes, I thought Krulik was killing something?
    3. I had Mulkey winning it all, but I was not impressed with the way he wrestled. I wished he would have been more aggressive.
    4. Little Rooks. I also had him winning, but he just didn’t let it go. That four point stance I think hurts him more than helps. 
    5. The lack of breakfast food offered to all of us early risers at Bankers life.
    6. We didn’t get a Mongolian protest. When Snyder took off the tie I thought it was coming
     
     
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    coachkrulik got a reaction from CoachWaterboy in State predictions?   
    I used a JV 106 who missed weight for coyote bait.  Works every time.
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    coachkrulik got a reaction from CoachWaterboy in State predictions?   
    I used a JV 106 who missed weight for coyote bait.  Works every time.
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    coachkrulik got a reaction from CoachWaterboy in State predictions?   
    I used a JV 106 who missed weight for coyote bait.  Works every time.
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