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Everything posted by casualwrestlingfan

  1. Maybe if 2 or 3 in a row happens. Find a way to improve the IHSAA's success factor in that they only move up for 1 year and not two?
  2. Your reasoning is why I'd have both. Smaller 1A schools with not much history could aim for a class system individual champ. 1A teams with success could strive for a single class champ. Teams like AC work towards the class team duals and the MD, PM, CP, and etc could work for the old single class dual. Still could track like the IHSAA does for state like now for both systems.
  3. Will there be a success factor like the IHSAA for classes 1 to 3?
  4. I'm asking as my step daughter has been practicing with her club in Ohio. Their club is newer and this is her fist full year with them. Last year she joined late after basketball since it was her brother's first year with the club and our first experience with them but not enough practice to do any matches. Currently her club is doing tournaments that are mostly boys, but a few girls. We will let her participate, though she is at a disadvantage for her age. Many of the boys she will be having to wrestle will have much more experience plus she is on the lighter side, so my guess will be that she will possibly have to wrestle up. She is still a work in progress in learning the moves but doesn't have it really down yet. My fear is that she will get severely discouraged and want to quit the sport. I see potential that just needs a little more time. I think it would be easier for her to handle if she could also wrestle other girls her age and possibly weight to keep her confidence. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
  5. Being involved with the youth football for AC & Bellmont, we were surprised that Bellmont started to have better numbers and actually competed with the AC teams. In fact one of their teams won the regular season and the other team surprised and finished runner-up in the tournament. Maybe the 2A title will help the situation for them. The number of split families and one parent households for Bellmont is much more and I think that is part of it. The culture in some sports isn't there with the parents. Adams, Wells, and Jay to extent have a hard time keeping our college grads around. Most move towards Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, and etc if not completely out of state.
  6. Said this a million times, but we need the IHSAA and IHSWCA to join forces even more than right now. Like posted above, they need to get rid of the schedule limits so that you can have single class individual & classed individual tournaments and team dual tournaments. 4 tournaments to get more wrestling in and hone the craft of our best teams and individuals. Not sure if we start earlier or same time as other states, but I know Ohio ends a month later. Why not have the classed individual tournaments and classed team dual tournaments in early to mid January and treat them like Al Smith's, Mater Dei event, and other big individual & dual tournaments? Then have the single class dual tournament in February and single class individual tournament in March?
  7. Is this the year that 1A doesn't go to AC or PH? AC is young this year so I'd give PH the edge, but didn't know if there was a team to shake it up this year?
  8. They must have combined the Red & White at Wayne Trace I'm assuming. They had all of the answers the last 2 rounds. Crestview had been rolling and then got thumped pretty hard. AC was hanging tough in what was the unattended championship crossover match. Then Wauseon brought the heat and it was over with. I see on Yappi where they are advertising offseason work all the time. There coaches & fans were really into the matches which is good to see. Hopefully that can translate to Crestview & Parkway's newer teams in the future.
  9. At least they are covering high school wrestling in our area. Yes, it can get frustrating on the homer aspect, but AJ & Rex have earned it in a way. I like watching the sectionals, regionals, & semi state on the webcast personally. Heck I may put the radio on this year to have background. Wish the IHSAA would let them webcast Friday night and Saturday up until the finals where it can then be watched on FS Indiana.
  10. Wauseon has a good program going in the youth & up. They took no prisoners last February in the youth dual at Wayne Trace. They went right through both teams we were supporting. They demolished Crestview (Convoy OH) in the pool and then beat AC handily for the top spot.
  11. We are doing it this year and like it. Helps I went to AC so I know most everyone. My step son attends Crestview (Convoy) OH and is learning a lot. Did his first Rivals night at South Adams on the 6th where he learned what he needs to work on for his practices at AC and Crestview. It's no pressure live wrestling where kids can have fun and learn. Definitely beats the double elimination tournaments starting out where you wait long periods between matches and have to see the luck of the draw based on who has more experience.
  12. Is this something that NE Indiana has a jump on the rest of the state? They call the area one around here "Rivals Nights". It was fun to have my stepson participate against stiffer Indiana competition than he had last year in Ohio. It's a bit chaotic to begin with, but a good way to get some quality reps in.
  13. Does the IHSAA share offices with the NCAA? Sounds like their logic. Why not suspend the player and coach (and other guilty parties) for the year and leave the presumed innocent out of it?
  14. SA should have quite a few more at practice now 😝
  15. Another great point as the season seems to have too many supers/invitational events. Sports that create team/school rivalry events prosper more (football, basketball, some baseball). Sort of goes with my point of switching main focus of individuals to teams.
  16. I think that is the biggest thing affecting the middle tier guys. I can see the resource inequality to an extent. Why I think it is important to move the focus a little more on the team dual side of things. Kids want to have an opportunity in big moments and most of the middle and lower aren't going to have many on the individual side past sectional or maybe regionals. However, in team duals moving up a weight and keeping it to a decision or not getting pinned/teched can be a big thing. Why the IHSWCA is a big deal to Prairie Heights and Adams Central and etc. Yes those teams have really good kids, but being a Jet/BAGUBA there has only been 1 individual state champ before I was ever born and I've been out of school awhile now. Maybe for our multi sport athletes we push the benefits of wrestling in helping football and etc and have them focus on the workouts of wrestling without cutting weight.
  17. Actually it creates the debate on those type of forums. The post made me understand why others have been so heated on both sides of that debate. I usually stay out of it, as my point is so different than most. I'm ready for the European athletic culture to take over. I'll enjoy high school sports as they are now, BUT it only seems a matter of time before the club sports take grasp. Already have club wrestling, club volleyball, club/AAU basketball, club/travel baseball & softball, club soccer, and etc. Only a matter of time if other sports follow baseball and have established minor league systems, or the NCAA scraps the "student" athlete model.
  18. Congrats to you, but this post opens a whole can of worms for me. Did you move into Indiana & CMA? It seems like if that is the case it was primarily for athletic purposes though you state " Academics are our top priority and we expected to have a good balance with wrestling as well, unfortunately that was not the case." Hoping I'm wrong, but your post seems to make me think that way even with the quoted statement. Especially mentioning preference of coaches. Having been around Ohio & Indiana high school sports forums, this post brings up the whole private/parochial/charter vs public debate. Kudos to you and your son for having the luxury of attending those schools as most in the state do not. It's not a knock per se against you & your family but the IHSAA and the way they handle things.
  19. That's the guy! Believe he is in the opening credits for Parks & Recreation show as is the Chief for the Godfroy Reserve in Montpelier. I went and visited both of them Memorial Day weekend of 2018 when we were visiting grave sites with the family. Guy who was trying to bring the Tin Lizzy back was very gracious and we were able to check out the train and other sites at the location.
  20. Is he enemies with the ice cream holding statue in Blackford County (Hwy 3 & Hwy 18 restaurant)? I saw that statue was for sale awhile back though. Not sure if the guy that took over for the Tin Lizzy? is still working on getting it going or not.
  21. If this wrestling gig doesn't pan out, you could work for a Toledo TV station 😆
  22. Where is Beast Mode? I saw them Saturday at Wayne Trace (OH) while stepson was wrestling.
  23. 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!
  24. You have a wrestle off 😋
  25. 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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