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    Perseverance got a reaction from backtothemat in Impact freshman   
    Have to admit......I entertained the idea with Silas.  But ultimately.....had I done so, I would’ve outwardly been setting an example of athletics overriding academics.  And that’s a major breach of the Allred’s household priority line.
    Being fully transparent.....Regardless of my sons success through relentless hard work, I still frequently think on the “what if’s”.  He could legit be a sophomore right now and not such a young junior.  Increased accolades in-state and Nationally would undoubtedly be attained.  But ultimately....if athletics isn’t the back up plan to education/career, we’re setting our kids up for misaligned values.  Make no mistake.....Silas plans to take the sport as far as his health, work ethic and God allows.  But one reality we’ve embraced.....is that the events of tomorrow can never be fully predicted.  And in retrospect......being young for his class and having to work harder to compensate for the age gap, has likely benefited his long term success and character much more than any medal could.  And rest assured, as it pertains to the topic of age/success/recruiting......programs are very aware of an athletes age/projection. So in most instances.....being young and successful is even more appealing to recruiters.  And that “success” I refer to here.....goes far beyond what an athlete accomplishes in their particular sport.  Character & Classroom has to come first.
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    Perseverance got a reaction from VisionQuest87 in Impact freshman   
    Have to admit......I entertained the idea with Silas.  But ultimately.....had I done so, I would’ve outwardly been setting an example of athletics overriding academics.  And that’s a major breach of the Allred’s household priority line.
    Being fully transparent.....Regardless of my sons success through relentless hard work, I still frequently think on the “what if’s”.  He could legit be a sophomore right now and not such a young junior.  Increased accolades in-state and Nationally would undoubtedly be attained.  But ultimately....if athletics isn’t the back up plan to education/career, we’re setting our kids up for misaligned values.  Make no mistake.....Silas plans to take the sport as far as his health, work ethic and God allows.  But one reality we’ve embraced.....is that the events of tomorrow can never be fully predicted.  And in retrospect......being young for his class and having to work harder to compensate for the age gap, has likely benefited his long term success and character much more than any medal could.  And rest assured, as it pertains to the topic of age/success/recruiting......programs are very aware of an athletes age/projection. So in most instances.....being young and successful is even more appealing to recruiters.  And that “success” I refer to here.....goes far beyond what an athlete accomplishes in their particular sport.  Character & Classroom has to come first.
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    Perseverance reacted to BrennanFan in 2019 Brennan Cosgrove Trophy Award Winner Announced!   
    Congratulations to Silas Allred for winning the prestigious Brennan Cosgrove trophy! After almost 24 hours of debate the Brennan Cosgrove Trophy committee voted to give Silas this historical award. It was a very difficult decision between Silas and Jesse Mendez!
     
     

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    Perseverance reacted to FCFIGHTER170 in Impact freshman   
    can't think of a better parent than you Big dogg... You have done great work him and he is going to be great in whatever he does and he's got great support along the way..I have none of my own children but if I did I would wanna follow your blueprint..I got the most utmost respect for you and your son and so happy we have became friends over the past few years and appreciate the kind words of wisdom you drop on Trizton..I can't wait to see the boys excel at the next level and become leaders for us all to embrace. 
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    Perseverance got a reaction from TeamGarcia in Impact freshman   
    Muncie PAL......aka “Dodge City”!  The locale where young hammers learn lefty headlocks from Tony Gonzalez that resemble left hooks from Joe Frazier!!! 😏
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    Perseverance got a reaction from EFuqua in Impact freshman   
    Have to admit......I entertained the idea with Silas.  But ultimately.....had I done so, I would’ve outwardly been setting an example of athletics overriding academics.  And that’s a major breach of the Allred’s household priority line.
    Being fully transparent.....Regardless of my sons success through relentless hard work, I still frequently think on the “what if’s”.  He could legit be a sophomore right now and not such a young junior.  Increased accolades in-state and Nationally would undoubtedly be attained.  But ultimately....if athletics isn’t the back up plan to education/career, we’re setting our kids up for misaligned values.  Make no mistake.....Silas plans to take the sport as far as his health, work ethic and God allows.  But one reality we’ve embraced.....is that the events of tomorrow can never be fully predicted.  And in retrospect......being young for his class and having to work harder to compensate for the age gap, has likely benefited his long term success and character much more than any medal could.  And rest assured, as it pertains to the topic of age/success/recruiting......programs are very aware of an athletes age/projection. So in most instances.....being young and successful is even more appealing to recruiters.  And that “success” I refer to here.....goes far beyond what an athlete accomplishes in their particular sport.  Character & Classroom has to come first.
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    Perseverance got a reaction from frigginhurts in Impact freshman   
    Have to admit......I entertained the idea with Silas.  But ultimately.....had I done so, I would’ve outwardly been setting an example of athletics overriding academics.  And that’s a major breach of the Allred’s household priority line.
    Being fully transparent.....Regardless of my sons success through relentless hard work, I still frequently think on the “what if’s”.  He could legit be a sophomore right now and not such a young junior.  Increased accolades in-state and Nationally would undoubtedly be attained.  But ultimately....if athletics isn’t the back up plan to education/career, we’re setting our kids up for misaligned values.  Make no mistake.....Silas plans to take the sport as far as his health, work ethic and God allows.  But one reality we’ve embraced.....is that the events of tomorrow can never be fully predicted.  And in retrospect......being young for his class and having to work harder to compensate for the age gap, has likely benefited his long term success and character much more than any medal could.  And rest assured, as it pertains to the topic of age/success/recruiting......programs are very aware of an athletes age/projection. So in most instances.....being young and successful is even more appealing to recruiters.  And that “success” I refer to here.....goes far beyond what an athlete accomplishes in their particular sport.  Character & Classroom has to come first.
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    Perseverance got a reaction from doctorWrestling in Impact freshman   
    Have to admit......I entertained the idea with Silas.  But ultimately.....had I done so, I would’ve outwardly been setting an example of athletics overriding academics.  And that’s a major breach of the Allred’s household priority line.
    Being fully transparent.....Regardless of my sons success through relentless hard work, I still frequently think on the “what if’s”.  He could legit be a sophomore right now and not such a young junior.  Increased accolades in-state and Nationally would undoubtedly be attained.  But ultimately....if athletics isn’t the back up plan to education/career, we’re setting our kids up for misaligned values.  Make no mistake.....Silas plans to take the sport as far as his health, work ethic and God allows.  But one reality we’ve embraced.....is that the events of tomorrow can never be fully predicted.  And in retrospect......being young for his class and having to work harder to compensate for the age gap, has likely benefited his long term success and character much more than any medal could.  And rest assured, as it pertains to the topic of age/success/recruiting......programs are very aware of an athletes age/projection. So in most instances.....being young and successful is even more appealing to recruiters.  And that “success” I refer to here.....goes far beyond what an athlete accomplishes in their particular sport.  Character & Classroom has to come first.
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    Perseverance reacted to Sydokun in Impact freshman   
    The mean streets of Muncie baby
    South side 4 life
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    Perseverance got a reaction from Matdad in Carson Brewer   
    In speaking with my son Silas about the head but......he made a great point.  Mind you, Silas knows Carson well and they’ve travelled together competing on the same squad numerous times.  Silas’ perspective.....
    ”Dad.....Carson likes to establish head position.  Even if he’s got wrist control or in the tie, he looks to position his head.  If I’m trying to do the same thing.....and I head but a kid, the slow motion video will undoubtedly make it look intentional.  It’s like in baseball, if a pitcher accidentally hits a batter.  When they show it in slow motion, to the naked eye it could appear that he threw it right at the guy.  When actually.....he just missed his spot.”
    I think Carson deserves a lot of credit for psychologically staying strong.  Getting thrown Laplace on Fri after last years issue with Mahan.....put his mental toughness to the test immediately. And the young man passed with flying colors.   
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    Perseverance got a reaction from FCFIGHTER170 in Carson Brewer   
    In speaking with my son Silas about the head but......he made a great point.  Mind you, Silas knows Carson well and they’ve travelled together competing on the same squad numerous times.  Silas’ perspective.....
    ”Dad.....Carson likes to establish head position.  Even if he’s got wrist control or in the tie, he looks to position his head.  If I’m trying to do the same thing.....and I head but a kid, the slow motion video will undoubtedly make it look intentional.  It’s like in baseball, if a pitcher accidentally hits a batter.  When they show it in slow motion, to the naked eye it could appear that he threw it right at the guy.  When actually.....he just missed his spot.”
    I think Carson deserves a lot of credit for psychologically staying strong.  Getting thrown Laplace on Fri after last years issue with Mahan.....put his mental toughness to the test immediately. And the young man passed with flying colors.   
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    Perseverance got a reaction from Sgyorks in Carson Brewer   
    In speaking with my son Silas about the head but......he made a great point.  Mind you, Silas knows Carson well and they’ve travelled together competing on the same squad numerous times.  Silas’ perspective.....
    ”Dad.....Carson likes to establish head position.  Even if he’s got wrist control or in the tie, he looks to position his head.  If I’m trying to do the same thing.....and I head but a kid, the slow motion video will undoubtedly make it look intentional.  It’s like in baseball, if a pitcher accidentally hits a batter.  When they show it in slow motion, to the naked eye it could appear that he threw it right at the guy.  When actually.....he just missed his spot.”
    I think Carson deserves a lot of credit for psychologically staying strong.  Getting thrown Laplace on Fri after last years issue with Mahan.....put his mental toughness to the test immediately. And the young man passed with flying colors.   
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    Perseverance got a reaction from Kookie953 in Carson Brewer   
    In speaking with my son Silas about the head but......he made a great point.  Mind you, Silas knows Carson well and they’ve travelled together competing on the same squad numerous times.  Silas’ perspective.....
    ”Dad.....Carson likes to establish head position.  Even if he’s got wrist control or in the tie, he looks to position his head.  If I’m trying to do the same thing.....and I head but a kid, the slow motion video will undoubtedly make it look intentional.  It’s like in baseball, if a pitcher accidentally hits a batter.  When they show it in slow motion, to the naked eye it could appear that he threw it right at the guy.  When actually.....he just missed his spot.”
    I think Carson deserves a lot of credit for psychologically staying strong.  Getting thrown Laplace on Fri after last years issue with Mahan.....put his mental toughness to the test immediately. And the young man passed with flying colors.   
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    Perseverance got a reaction from CasualObserver in Carson Brewer   
    In speaking with my son Silas about the head but......he made a great point.  Mind you, Silas knows Carson well and they’ve travelled together competing on the same squad numerous times.  Silas’ perspective.....
    ”Dad.....Carson likes to establish head position.  Even if he’s got wrist control or in the tie, he looks to position his head.  If I’m trying to do the same thing.....and I head but a kid, the slow motion video will undoubtedly make it look intentional.  It’s like in baseball, if a pitcher accidentally hits a batter.  When they show it in slow motion, to the naked eye it could appear that he threw it right at the guy.  When actually.....he just missed his spot.”
    I think Carson deserves a lot of credit for psychologically staying strong.  Getting thrown Laplace on Fri after last years issue with Mahan.....put his mental toughness to the test immediately. And the young man passed with flying colors.   
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    Perseverance got a reaction from Mattyb in Carson Brewer   
    In speaking with my son Silas about the head but......he made a great point.  Mind you, Silas knows Carson well and they’ve travelled together competing on the same squad numerous times.  Silas’ perspective.....
    ”Dad.....Carson likes to establish head position.  Even if he’s got wrist control or in the tie, he looks to position his head.  If I’m trying to do the same thing.....and I head but a kid, the slow motion video will undoubtedly make it look intentional.  It’s like in baseball, if a pitcher accidentally hits a batter.  When they show it in slow motion, to the naked eye it could appear that he threw it right at the guy.  When actually.....he just missed his spot.”
    I think Carson deserves a lot of credit for psychologically staying strong.  Getting thrown Laplace on Fri after last years issue with Mahan.....put his mental toughness to the test immediately. And the young man passed with flying colors.   
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    Perseverance got a reaction from ontherise219 in Mr. Gorilla, who's your pick and why?   
    Really tough choice for you guys this year.  Multiple guys are deserving.  Being a 3 timer, it’s hard not to lock in Asa.  However.....What Slivka has done the last 2 years is pretty special.  Coming into the finals as the clear underdog, very few expecting him to win, facing higher touted nationally ranked foes.......and remaining cooler than polar bear toenails.  The young man embodies consistency.
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    Perseverance reacted to wchew20 in Semi-State Upsets, Significant Matches & Everything Else   
    He totaled 3 mins 54 seconds on the mat today. 
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    Perseverance reacted to Kookie953 in Semi-State Upsets, Significant Matches & Everything Else   
    Brewer from Avon deserves some mention...dominating day for him.  And Asa being Asa.
    As well as Aiken who 1st period pinned his way to the finals then defeated the #1 dude in the semi-state.
    Hashtag TheCounty Biz*&#!  🙂
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    Perseverance reacted to grappleapple in Semi-State Upsets, Significant Matches & Everything Else   
    My vote for most dominating performance goes to Silas Allred. He pinned everyone, with the longest match going about a minute and a half. Wow
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    Perseverance reacted to FCFIGHTER170 in Silas Allred of Shenandoah commits to   
    but on the mat he's running the bar series taking arms home with him🤣🤣
     
     
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    Perseverance got a reaction from Bear62 in semi state draws   
    Sounds more to me like you’re probably unaware of the process.  Matches are paired using a formula between the 4 Regionals and their placements.  I realize at times it may seem like certain kids receive better draws than others.....and honestly, they have.  But it’s not because there is someone overseeing matters that ensures certain kids get an easier path, while others get the hard road.  That’s why working hard and trying to secure a #1 seed is so important.
    I noticed you had just joined the site a couple weeks ago.  So my response to you is based on helping you better understand the process a bit.  And giving you the benefit of the doubt, that you’re not trying to create strife with a rival school.  Because I can attest to the fact that the individuals I personally know from SD......spill their guts year round to be the best version of themselves possible, and deserve all the success and good fortune that comes their way.
    Hope this gives you some clarity. 
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    Perseverance got a reaction from Juggernaut in Silas Allred of Shenandoah commits to   
    Fully understand brother.  Admittedly......the toughest part wasn’t Silas separating himself from other interested “powerhouse” programs.  It was the phone calls to Ersland & Todd.....and of course Angel.  We think extremely highly of these guys and everything they stand for.  But ultimately.....Silas chose the program he felt would best benefit HIM regarding his goals.  He will be a tremendous ambassador for our state’s Wrestling everywhere the sport, his hard work & health, and God takes him. 
     
    Really appreciate everyone’s support and encouraging words.  They won’t be forgotten gentlemen.
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    Perseverance got a reaction from Juggernaut in semi state draws   
    Sounds more to me like you’re probably unaware of the process.  Matches are paired using a formula between the 4 Regionals and their placements.  I realize at times it may seem like certain kids receive better draws than others.....and honestly, they have.  But it’s not because there is someone overseeing matters that ensures certain kids get an easier path, while others get the hard road.  That’s why working hard and trying to secure a #1 seed is so important.
    I noticed you had just joined the site a couple weeks ago.  So my response to you is based on helping you better understand the process a bit.  And giving you the benefit of the doubt, that you’re not trying to create strife with a rival school.  Because I can attest to the fact that the individuals I personally know from SD......spill their guts year round to be the best version of themselves possible, and deserve all the success and good fortune that comes their way.
    Hope this gives you some clarity. 
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    Perseverance got a reaction from Brian518 in Silas Allred of Shenandoah commits to   
    Wes......Aporeciate the acknowledgement brother.  And while you’re 100% correct regarding your point about hard work being greater than natural ability.....I only have 1 request.  DO NOT downplay my elite DNA strain brotha! 🤣
    Because even though after 30 seconds the youngster has me either on my back, or too tired to continue......He still can’t hit my fastball......and he dreads putting on the boxing gloves with me!  Gotta keep him honest 😏.
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    Perseverance got a reaction from Brian518 in Silas Allred of Shenandoah commits to   
    Fully understand brother.  Admittedly......the toughest part wasn’t Silas separating himself from other interested “powerhouse” programs.  It was the phone calls to Ersland & Todd.....and of course Angel.  We think extremely highly of these guys and everything they stand for.  But ultimately.....Silas chose the program he felt would best benefit HIM regarding his goals.  He will be a tremendous ambassador for our state’s Wrestling everywhere the sport, his hard work & health, and God takes him. 
     
    Really appreciate everyone’s support and encouraging words.  They won’t be forgotten gentlemen.
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