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  1. casualwrestlingfan

    Carroll RTC Dates Wednesdays 6pm *Reece Lefever*

    If this wrestling gig doesn't pan out, you could work for a Toledo TV station 😆
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    First Time Youth Female Wrestler

    Where is Beast Mode? I saw them Saturday at Wayne Trace (OH) while stepson was wrestling.
  3. casualwrestlingfan

    First Time Youth Female Wrestler

    My step daughter has caught the wrestling bug after her basketball season. Her younger brother has been wrestling for his club since December and she saw one of the older girls wrestle for the club this season. Unfortunately, their club season is pretty much over after this weekend. She has been to a few practices but is not ready for any matches, as this is her first time out on the mat. She was highly disappointed when her mother and I told her she isn't wrestling this weekend because she isn't ready. We had the discussion earlier that she would go to the remaining practices, but not any meets for the club season. I'm trying to find her an offseason wrestling room to practice and her little brother too, in hopes to possibly get her ready to wrestle in a summer tournament. Looking for something close to Adams County area. Thanks!
  4. casualwrestlingfan

    MVP

    You have a wrestle off 😋
  5. casualwrestlingfan

    NCAA Brackets are released

    That's awesome! It has the formulas in cells so that you could replicate it for your own use in the future. I love pick'em and bracket games. This may be the ticket I was looking for to create a wrestling bracket, like I do for college hoops and hockey. Thank you and to whoever created this awesome spreadsheet!
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    An idea to help grow the sport

    Definitely agree about the on time message. Our first tournament this year didn't start on time, and to make it worse everyone was trying to find brackets when they announced they were starting. We were supposed to be told when the brackets were released and then have time to get organized. Never announced they released the brackets and that 16 man and 8 man brackets were the format. Add in that there were 4 or 5 different 16 and 8 man brackets for each division. The brackets were on track but didn't tell you which group yours was. Finally paper brackets were made and handed out so the confusion could stop. For many, this was the first time parents were introduced to the sport (not a good look). Add in that there were 18 or more clubs/teams packed into one side of the lower level of the gym. Wife made the mistake of bringing in the car seat which ended up 2 rows behind us and her having to save my seat when I took our wrestler down to the mat to wrestle. We were supposed to go back to the same location this weekend, but are not due to a death in the family. Many others from our team are not going this weekend due to the first experience.
  7. casualwrestlingfan

    An idea to help grow the sport

    My opinion is that the parents play the biggest part. You have the parents who are going for gold burning their kids out. Then you have the parents who are in the "wussification" of their children meaning they believe their kid is going to get hurt. You also have the selfish parents who don't want to travel or sit in the gym for an hour, let alone 3 or more. They're glued to their phones more than watching their kids. Then you have the "stigma" parents who think the sport is just vulgar and boys shouldn't wrestle girls, and all the other nonsense. Lastly, you have the good parents who do things the right way. If it was mostly up to the kids, they'd more than likely keep wrestling.
  8. casualwrestlingfan

    An idea to help grow the sport

    Step son wrestles in Ohio and our tournaments have been mixed. First one was bracketed into 8 and 16 man brackets with double elimination. Others have been round robin which he won his class. We have also had dual tournaments for the team as well. Those are really fun to watch and kids love representing their clubs/schools. My cousin's two boys wrestled in Indiana and did the Rivals League Nights, where they are separated into age groups (PreK & K/ 1st & 2nd/ 3rd & 4th/ 5th & 6th) as well as weight as close as possible. Parents match the kids up and they wrestle on a quarter of the mat just to get experience. Next season I will get the step son and one of my step daughters USA cards so they can participate in the Rivals League Nights as well as their Ohio tournaments when they are with us.
  9. casualwrestlingfan

    Head Coach Needed

    Cool to see! My stepkids' school is getting wrestling finally in Ohio. Now I'll have to go all over both states to watch the kids in the next decade.
  10. I have not saw any and wonder why they don't. Is it lack of interest in athletes (same as high school)? Is it lack of coaching? How would earning a scholarship for these styles change the perceptions? Could this improve our Olympic teams? Does Title 9 throw a monkey wrench in the equation?
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    Let's shake things up--new rules ideas

    I could be wrong, but I believe some high school sports in Minnesota allow 6th through 12 to compete together. My mom's former hoops teammate in college coached the Minnesota women's team. I believe on of her players profiles it mentioned she had lettered on the varsity program from 6th to 12th grade at her school.
  12. casualwrestlingfan

    Let's shake things up--new rules ideas

    105 115 125 130 135 140 145 155 165 175 185 195 220 255 290 Could change some of these depending on the trends of forfeits and how many are logged jammed in one weight class.
  13. casualwrestlingfan

    Let's shake things up--new rules ideas

    I'd rather see a limit still. I know some OL/DL can be bigger, but I'm not a fan of that as a football guy even. I'll take the smaller, quicker, athletic OL/DL than the 300lb one. I hope the rest of football for high school age would get in line with that. Many of those college and pro OL/DL end up loosing a bunch of weight or go the wrong direction. They will have more years of life after wrestling and football, which I think the limit would help.
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    Let's shake things up--new rules ideas

    Add another weight class between 220 and HWT to give 15 classes so that "normally" number of matches won would be the only tiebreaker needed. Make HWT just be 290 with no allowances and have the added class be 255.
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    The 2019 top semistate was...

    I think Adams and Wells Counties are in the right direction with the Rivals League Night and then having team dual and individual tournaments to attend as well. Not sure if any of the 6 plus Jay County will ever see the results of some schools since we have 2 to 3 sport athletes and farm kids.
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