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  1. pritchem

    Brennen Cernus Transfer

    I still can't get over how incredible he was at the state series. Did not give up a single point -- not even an escape. Tech-fall vs. Chundi and absolutely dominated Cottey. Bravo young man, and best of luck to you in the future.
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    Let's Hear Your Best Recruiting Moves!

    I recall going to a Mt. Vernon Jr. High dual (it was either 4 or 5 years ago). My first thought was where the heck is this school in the middle of nowhere, and then it quickly became "how are all of these kids so damn good"? While our kids were goofing off on the mat during warm ups, all of a sudden the lights dimmed and they played "My House" by Flo Rida overhead, and the MV kids came out circling our boys on the mat. Needless to say I was thoroughly impressed with the entire program, even if we got our tail handed to us.
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    Folkstyle State Finals

    Brennen Cernus vs. Sam Goin When and where can we make that happen?
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    Moran vs. Seltzer

    While they are both amazing to watch, experience has to count for something. Moran is a senior, former State Champion, and already beat Zeke earlier this year. I'll take Moran at -185; who's covering?
  5. Nice Job. And THANK YOU for putting the ranking# off to the side of the wrestlers names! During the broadcast on Sunday they did not include the actual rank. I initially thought it was because the rankings may not be officially endorsed by the IHSAA, but Rakestraw and Goebel kept referring to the rankings over and over again. I really think if they would just include the ranking off to the side of their names (like they do in NCAA), it would make the pairings presentation make a lot more sense -- especially to someone who is not otherwise familiar with the wrestlers by name. The proof is in the results year after year -- you all put a lot of time into assigning a rank to a wrestler, and for the most part you are usually spot on.
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    Carmel Disciplined for Sauna Suits

    I know someone has a rule book....let’s here it. I thought it was something like ‘if an official sees the use of such suits, that wrestler is out of that tournament, even if they observe it hours before the dual begins.’ While no official observed it here, self reporting should not be discouraged (even if it was under 19 separate/isolated situations). From the loose facts we’ve heard, Carmel has done just that. The boys lost the “win”, so they won’t be able to tell a college recruiter they won 120 matches - that’s not insignificant. If the use of such suits is in fact so agreguous of a safety violation that use of such suits should get you DQ’d from the state series, then the IHSAA is free to implement that going forward — but not retroactively. Let’s have the safety conversation of this separate from the technical rule violation of using them Someone at Carmel did do the right thing by self reporting, and they should not be punished more harshly because of it. (Plus, we don’t wanna get uninvited to the great RTC program they run 😬). No question in my mind those boys should be permitted to wrestle.
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    Carmel Disciplined for Sauna Suits

    Y2 addressed that scenario above. The wins/losses will change, but the seeds won't change -- nor should they.
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    Carmel Disciplined for Sauna Suits

    That is a fair point. The Patriots didn't win because the balls were underinflated and the Carmel doesn't dominate because they wore sweat suits. They just both happen to be elite teams and fun to take a jab at sometimes. They will bounce back from this.
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    Carmel Disciplined for Sauna Suits

    Soooo....Carmel gets to put together a word document correcting who they say broke the rules? On 19 different occasions. No more, no less. And as best I can tell the seeding at sections changed not one bit.
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    Carmel Disciplined for Sauna Suits

    "forced to forfeit matches throughout 19 different competitions during the season" Does that mean it happened on 19 separate occasions (as in repeat violations), or that Carmel found out about 19 incidents all at once and then self reported? C'mon, Man! someone needs to write "no details" next to this story like dual results.
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    Sectional Brackets

    Which is fair; however, it does not make sense to have some sectional's release their info today (like Castle's is) and some with a posted 'release info to public' on Friday.
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    Avon & Brownsburg HS Schedules

    Trackwrestling sorta has that feature for most schools, but it is cumbersome and incomplete in most cases. From the main menu search ‘seasons’ then select 2018/2019 high school boys. Then you can search by team name. You can see roster, schedule, and individual matches.
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    Weight cut

    Thank you for saying that. To have a meaningful discussion about the topic, it only makes sense to talk about it in terms of percentages rather than pounds. Just like the two pound 'growth allowance' given to the kids after the first of the year. I have no problem with the concept, but do think giving a #106 an almost 2% allowance while giving the heavyweight .6% allowance seems silly. I have watched my wrestler over the past two months lose nearly 7% body weight by doing absolutely nothing other than conditioning with the pre-season & club team 5 days a week, and cutting out the 4 x eggos lathered in thick peanut butter for breakfast.
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    2018 Head Coaching Changes

    Coach Cook is phenomenal - Hobart got one of the good ones.
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    FW Semi-State Rankings Pt. 1 (106-145)

    The results on Track from the 2017 Middle School State meet is a good place to look but it is not perfect. The 'hometown' of the kids is usually listed as the local club not the middle school, so it becomes challenging to figure out which club will likely feed into a particular high school for those top finishers. Also, although I presume the most are 8th graders, some will be 6th or 7th and I don't see a way to differentiate from Track's results page.

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