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    Clan Campbell got a reaction from Justin Ratliff in Pick a sport   
    I remember coming into the wrestling room after cross country season and puking for the first week.  I always found it very hard to transition from CC to wrestling condition, just my own personal experience.  Now I found leaving the wrestling room and going out and running down a runway with a pole during track season came very easy.  Reverse of the question posed, wrestling seemed to help tremendously with pole vaulting.  It got me a college scholarship with very little actual work on the track; I even hated it all through college, would much rather have been wrestling back then, but it helped pay the bills. 
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    Clan Campbell reacted to Mattyb in IHSWCA Middle School State   
    Solid picks Hector. Good luck to your pick at 85! I will be rooting for him.
     
    Others in the mix (not sure on weights):
     
    75- Cameron Allen or Ben Dalton (if they go 75)
    80- Hayden Watson
    85- Jr. Roberson
    90- Tyler Conley, Noah Mis, Drake Campbell
    95- Hollis, Kysen Montgomery
    102- Owen Sego
    117/125- Deven Williams and Jaden Reynolds 
    140/150- Noah Beller, Tyler Turley, and Caden Freidt
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    Clan Campbell reacted to Sig40 in IHSWCA Middle School State   
    75-Trey Bates
    80-Alex Cottey
    85-Jesse Mendez
    90-Colton Drousias
    95-Logan Bailey
    102-Brayden Littell
    110-Alec Viduya
    117-Graham Calhoun
    125-Tyce Frieje
    132-Raymond Ellis
    140-Mason Winner
    150-Abel Verbeek
    160-Silas Allred
    175-275????  (not sure what grade some of these big kids are in)
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    Clan Campbell got a reaction from Sig40 in Trophy Chasing   
    I fully agree with Matt's latest comments.  Our programs certainly have had a strong rivalry over the past several years.  We've lost to Avon three years in a row in the semi-finals at state and we've had our disagreements; however it never interfered with my seeing Matt, or a number of Avon wrestling families, as my friends.  Several of my sons' best friends are Avon wrestlers, and I think I can safely say there are other bburg wrestling families that share the same.  Our rivalry is good and it strengthens our county, conference, and Indiana wrestling as a whole.
     
    On the topic of trophy chasing; my opinion is that ISWA has the right formula.  Not only do we want to grow the sport and help develop teams, but I think we want to make avenues available for the best in the state to wrestle at this tournament.  If a team has legit holes, they should be encouraged to give opportunities to some of these kids in the state.  Not only does it show respect to those individual's talent, but their participation allows for others to see them and aspire to their level of skill.
     
    I was honored to have what I consider as several of Indiana's elite agree to fill our open spots and represent the burg on our team this year.  Last year, I was proud to have my youngest offered a spot and wrestle for another school.  Yesterday our kids mingled, sparred, and enjoyed there time with their guest teammates and built friendships and memories.  I think these kid's and parent's willingness to come wrestle with a group of kids they know little, shows a level of respect toward this tournament that we want to sustain and continue growing.  just my humble opinion.
     
    Great job ISWA
     
    Doug Campbell
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    Clan Campbell got a reaction from EFuqua in Open Letter to the ISWA   
    Like Mr Watson, I presented the options to my boys at the beginning of the season; we looked carefully through our schedules and locked down what we were going to do at that time; one boy chose to make sacrifice because he really wanted to compete at state, the other chose not to compete at state. What sacrifices: he forfeited his spot on the national middle school dual team competing at Danville to get a local tournament in and like many others sat 8+ hours in a gym to get two matches while there were far better national tournaments to attend. Now I scan through the entrant list and message posts and it seems this was all a great hoax. I truly want to believe in the ISWA, but wow what a year seemingly mared with follies and fumbles.

     
    "But like anything there are people who will not be totally truthful and will abuse what is meant to be good and make it bad"
     
    This statement rings so true, not only for individuals but for the ISWA organization as a whole. Hopefully I am simply drawing the wrong conclusions, but there is certainly doubt in my mind of who is being truthful and honest.
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    Clan Campbell got a reaction from UncleJimmy in Open Letter to the ISWA   
    Like Mr Watson, I presented the options to my boys at the beginning of the season; we looked carefully through our schedules and locked down what we were going to do at that time; one boy chose to make sacrifice because he really wanted to compete at state, the other chose not to compete at state. What sacrifices: he forfeited his spot on the national middle school dual team competing at Danville to get a local tournament in and like many others sat 8+ hours in a gym to get two matches while there were far better national tournaments to attend. Now I scan through the entrant list and message posts and it seems this was all a great hoax. I truly want to believe in the ISWA, but wow what a year seemingly mared with follies and fumbles.

     
    "But like anything there are people who will not be totally truthful and will abuse what is meant to be good and make it bad"
     
    This statement rings so true, not only for individuals but for the ISWA organization as a whole. Hopefully I am simply drawing the wrong conclusions, but there is certainly doubt in my mind of who is being truthful and honest.
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    Clan Campbell got a reaction from Y2CJ41 in Open Letter to the ISWA   
    Like Mr Watson, I presented the options to my boys at the beginning of the season; we looked carefully through our schedules and locked down what we were going to do at that time; one boy chose to make sacrifice because he really wanted to compete at state, the other chose not to compete at state. What sacrifices: he forfeited his spot on the national middle school dual team competing at Danville to get a local tournament in and like many others sat 8+ hours in a gym to get two matches while there were far better national tournaments to attend. Now I scan through the entrant list and message posts and it seems this was all a great hoax. I truly want to believe in the ISWA, but wow what a year seemingly mared with follies and fumbles.

     
    "But like anything there are people who will not be totally truthful and will abuse what is meant to be good and make it bad"
     
    This statement rings so true, not only for individuals but for the ISWA organization as a whole. Hopefully I am simply drawing the wrong conclusions, but there is certainly doubt in my mind of who is being truthful and honest.
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    Clan Campbell got a reaction from wwatson in Open Letter to the ISWA   
    Like Mr Watson, I presented the options to my boys at the beginning of the season; we looked carefully through our schedules and locked down what we were going to do at that time; one boy chose to make sacrifice because he really wanted to compete at state, the other chose not to compete at state. What sacrifices: he forfeited his spot on the national middle school dual team competing at Danville to get a local tournament in and like many others sat 8+ hours in a gym to get two matches while there were far better national tournaments to attend. Now I scan through the entrant list and message posts and it seems this was all a great hoax. I truly want to believe in the ISWA, but wow what a year seemingly mared with follies and fumbles.

     
    "But like anything there are people who will not be totally truthful and will abuse what is meant to be good and make it bad"
     
    This statement rings so true, not only for individuals but for the ISWA organization as a whole. Hopefully I am simply drawing the wrong conclusions, but there is certainly doubt in my mind of who is being truthful and honest.
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    Clan Campbell got a reaction from IU89 in Open Letter to the ISWA   
    Like Mr Watson, I presented the options to my boys at the beginning of the season; we looked carefully through our schedules and locked down what we were going to do at that time; one boy chose to make sacrifice because he really wanted to compete at state, the other chose not to compete at state. What sacrifices: he forfeited his spot on the national middle school dual team competing at Danville to get a local tournament in and like many others sat 8+ hours in a gym to get two matches while there were far better national tournaments to attend. Now I scan through the entrant list and message posts and it seems this was all a great hoax. I truly want to believe in the ISWA, but wow what a year seemingly mared with follies and fumbles.

     
    "But like anything there are people who will not be totally truthful and will abuse what is meant to be good and make it bad"
     
    This statement rings so true, not only for individuals but for the ISWA organization as a whole. Hopefully I am simply drawing the wrong conclusions, but there is certainly doubt in my mind of who is being truthful and honest.
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    Clan Campbell reacted to Y2CJ41 in Open Letter to the ISWA   
    Louis,
    Thank you for your response. However, as stated before MANY people made sacrifices to get to two events. People missed family weddings, missed out on national events, missed work, missed SAT/ACT testings, etc. These same people were told "there will be no exceptions" made to this rule. Now all of a sudden there are exceptions being made. Does the ISWA realize the ramifications of all of this? What rules can we now get a petition around? Can a kid get a waiver for 5 extra pounds on the scale because he twisted his ankle and couldn't cut weight? Can a kid get a waiver to not even have to weigh in?
     
    Rules were made, they were followed by many people whether they agreed with the rule or not. Now they are being told this rule was a joke. I was told in March there would be a waiver process. I was told in a text this week that "you knew there would be waivers granted." What are we teaching kids with this? What are you saying about the rules your organization sets forth? The ramifications of this will be felt for a while. If you decide to keep the two tournament requirement next year people will laugh and just wait for the waiver period. Any gains the local tournaments felt this year will be lost next year.
     
    There are over 10% of the entries that most likely didn't get two local events in. What kind of waiver process is it when everyone that asks for one gets in?
     
    In the end this leaves a really bad taste in my mouth. I try to support the ISWA as much as possible, but this is one situation where you guys royally messed up. Usually the ISWA thinks things through, but from what I was told...it was almost unanimous on the board to allow waivers. That is not a good sign for the organization.
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    Clan Campbell reacted to wwatson in Open Letter to the ISWA   
    "The wavier or petition process has been around for as long as I have belonged on the ISWA board."The response I received from the ISWA did not indicate there was a wavier process back in March.
     
    AT THE END OF THE DAY MY SON DID NOT WRESTLE THIS WEEKEND NOT BECUASE HE DIDN'T WANT TO, IT'S BECAUSE I TOLD HIM HE MADE A CHOICE AND HE DID NOT QUALIFY, BECAUSE HE CHOSE TO COMPETE IN OTHER "FOLKSTYLE" TOURNAMENTS AND PLAY SPRING FOOTBALL.
     
    "But one thing you can be certain of, we are here volunteering for your kids." Thank you
     
     
    I e-mailed ISWA
    March 16, 2015:
     
    Good Morning
                
    I am trying figure out how to meet this requirement of hitting 2 local Freestyle tournaments for my son to participate in Freestyle State, but looking at the schedule it's not going to work. My son Hayden is playing spring football and the games are on Saturdays, plus you throw in spring break March 27- April 5th and the Elm Duals April 10,11,12, OTC, Gladiator Duals/Viper Pit . Example: Mooresville Freestyle open is this weekend start time is 10:00 his game is at 11:00. Again all of his games are on Saturday. I wanted to know if there is going to be any exemptions or any changes or do I just tell him either football or freestyle?
     
    ISWA Response
    March 16, 2015
    At this time I do not for see any changes to this rule as we are now beginning freestyle season. The requirement is 2 local tournaments, and unfortunately there will be no exceptions made to this. Perhaps there is 1 weekend when they don't have a game and you could squeeze one in? And maybe he misses a game?
     
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    Clan Campbell got a reaction from wwatson in Future looks bright better buy some shades!   
    teammills, we were actually a little better than you reported, we had 2-2nds and 2-6ths. 
    For Brownsburg little guys we had: 1st - 5, 2nd -1, 3rd -1, 4th -1, 5th -1, 8th - 1
    Overall, 50+ kids from brownsburg schools competing at ISWA state between the two weekends
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