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    Perseverance got a reaction from bluemonster in Undefeated Wrestlers Left   
    Really like this kid’s upside.  If not for the broken arm in Regional final last year, he’d likely have been a SQ or better as a freshman.  Definitely a little slept on in my opinion.  Really looking forward to seeing him make a run at things.  
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    Perseverance got a reaction from Mattyb in FloNationals Freestyle / Greco   
    Not real sure how I feel about this quite yet.  Admittedly......Silas’ primary goal is making the Cadet World Team in late May/early June.  Definitely need to find some clarity as to how this could/couldn’t translate with World Team training.  Aside from that variable......we were planning on competing there this year as a Final Folkstyle tourney, chasing a match-up with Ferrari.  Definitely somewhat of an interesting curveball at the moment.
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    Perseverance reacted to Mattyb in FloNationals Freestyle / Greco   
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    Perseverance got a reaction from FCFIGHTER170 in Garrett Invite   
    Wes........Superintendent pulled the plug on Shenandoah going due to weather predictions.
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    Perseverance got a reaction from bluemonster in Undefeated Wrestlers Left   
    Really like this kid’s upside.  If not for the broken arm in Regional final last year, he’d likely have been a SQ or better as a freshman.  Definitely a little slept on in my opinion.  Really looking forward to seeing him make a run at things.  
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    Perseverance got a reaction from bluemonster in Undefeated Wrestlers Left   
    Really like this kid’s upside.  If not for the broken arm in Regional final last year, he’d likely have been a SQ or better as a freshman.  Definitely a little slept on in my opinion.  Really looking forward to seeing him make a run at things.  
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    Perseverance reacted to FCFIGHTER170 in Garrett Invite   
    same with NC big dogg😪
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    Perseverance got a reaction from FCFIGHTER170 in Garrett Invite   
    Wes........Superintendent pulled the plug on Shenandoah going due to weather predictions.
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    Perseverance reacted to rookie78 in Garrett Invite   
    Still on
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    Perseverance reacted to bluemonster in Undefeated Wrestlers Left   
    I agree, I’m looking forward to watching this stud at NC Semi State
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    Perseverance got a reaction from bluemonster in Undefeated Wrestlers Left   
    Really like this kid’s upside.  If not for the broken arm in Regional final last year, he’d likely have been a SQ or better as a freshman.  Definitely a little slept on in my opinion.  Really looking forward to seeing him make a run at things.  
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    Perseverance got a reaction from bluemonster in Undefeated Wrestlers Left   
    Really like this kid’s upside.  If not for the broken arm in Regional final last year, he’d likely have been a SQ or better as a freshman.  Definitely a little slept on in my opinion.  Really looking forward to seeing him make a run at things.  
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    Perseverance reacted to ontherise219 in Undefeated Wrestlers Left   
    Who is still undefeated going in to the last 2 weekends of the season? 
    Update: We have 29 left going into semi-sate
    Name Team Weight SS Record Jesse Mendez Crown Point 126 East Chicago 34-0 Andres Moreno Lowell 132 East Chicago 24-0 Jorden Douglass Attica 145 East Chicago 36-0 Alex Cartwright LaVille 285 East Chicago 25-0 Cole Ross Evansville Mater Dei 113 Evansville 22-0 Brayden Littell Center Grove 120 Evansville 36-0 Blake Boarman Evansville Mater Dei 120 Evansville 34-0 Noah Gardner Edgewood 120 Evansville 29-0 Matthew Lee Evansville Mater Dei 145 Evansville 33-0 Nick South Columbus East 170 Evansville 36-0 Carson Brewer Avon 182 Evansville 34-0 Levon Bellemy Edgewood 182 Evansville 32-0 Will Nunn Castle 195 Evansville 37-0 Jacob Bolte Columbus East 220 Evansville 37-0 Alex Ocampo Central Noble 106 Fort Wayne 15-0 Brayden Curtis Yorktown 126 Fort Wayne 31-0 Matt Gimson Jimtown 132 Fort Wayne 39-0 Owen Krider Carroll (Fort Wayne) 132 Fort Wayne 22-0 Dylan Goudy Western 138 Fort Wayne 39-0 Chandler Chapman Jay County 195 Fort Wayne 14-0 Adam Bowman Maconaquah 285 Fort Wayne 34-0 Alex Cottey Perry Meridian 106 New Castle 34-0 Brayden Lowery Roncalli 120 New Castle 35-0 Grant Stapleton Lawrenceburg 126 New Castle 34-0 Gabe Phillips Centerville 138 New Castle 35-0 Bryer Hall South Dearborn 145 New Castle 33-0 Cody Klettheimer Frankton 170 New Castle 34-0 Silas Allred Shenandoah 195 New Castle 27-0 Jamichael Watts North Central 285 New Castle 28-0
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    Perseverance got a reaction from hcsd309 in Article: #WrestlingWednesday: Three-sport athlete KJ Roudebush ready for the challenge   
    KJ is a stand up kid whose obvious humility is genuine.  This young man’s lack of overall mat time is counteracted by high level athleticism & physical strength, as well as a competive heart that don’t know “quit”.  
     That same humble, yet confident approach to matches, personal interaction, etc., is also shared by the Tipton coaching staff.  Silas and I had the opportunity to dialogue with those gentlemen at length last year, and have stayed in intermittent contact since.  Great people all the way around.
    The Allred’s wish KJ and Tipton Wrestling best of luck the remainder of the season as they collectively push towards their goals.
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    Perseverance got a reaction from hcsd309 in Article: #WrestlingWednesday: Three-sport athlete KJ Roudebush ready for the challenge   
    KJ is a stand up kid whose obvious humility is genuine.  This young man’s lack of overall mat time is counteracted by high level athleticism & physical strength, as well as a competive heart that don’t know “quit”.  
     That same humble, yet confident approach to matches, personal interaction, etc., is also shared by the Tipton coaching staff.  Silas and I had the opportunity to dialogue with those gentlemen at length last year, and have stayed in intermittent contact since.  Great people all the way around.
    The Allred’s wish KJ and Tipton Wrestling best of luck the remainder of the season as they collectively push towards their goals.
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    Perseverance reacted to base in Article: #WrestlingWednesday: Three-sport athlete KJ Roudebush ready for the challenge   
    Great article, sounds like a young man with a successful future.  Best of luck making it to state KJ
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    Perseverance reacted to Y2CJ41 in Article: #WrestlingWednesday: Three-sport athlete KJ Roudebush ready for the challenge   
    By JEREMY HINES
    Thehines7@gmail.com
    Most wrestling stories don’t begin like K.J. Roudebush’s did. Then again, most wrestlers aren’t wired quite like the three-sport star from Tipton, either.
    Roudebush got into wrestling as a punishment, and because a household lamp was broken.
    “It’s really a funny story,” the Tipton senior said. “I was in fifth grade and my oldest brother was in college so my middle brother and I were downstairs wrestling around. Right when dad got home from work we were still wrestling and my brother and I had gotten mad at each other and one of my mom’s lamps got broken. My dad wasn’t happy. He said if we wanted to continue wrestling at home, we were going to join the wrestling team. I went to the wrestling team and I just fell in love with it.”
    Roudebush is currently ranked No. 10 in the state at 195 pounds. He lost in the ticket round last year at the New Castle semistate to current No. 1-ranked junior Silas Allred of Shenandoah.
    Roudebush doesn’t make excuses for that loss.
    “Silas is something special,” he said. “I went out on the mat and he just dominated me. I couldn’t do anything. I wasn’t tired or anything, he was just better than me.”
    This season Roudebush wants to go one step further than he did last year. He wants to advance to the state tournament.
    For Roudebush, wrestling is a part-time gig. Unlike most highly ranked Indiana wrestlers, Roudebush doesn’t wrestle in the offseason. Summers are for baseball and the fall is for his first love, football. Roudebush plays quarterback on Tipton’s offense and splits time between linebacker and defensive end on defense.
    “K.J. is in the top 10 of his class,” Tipton coach Mark Barker said. “He’s such an intelligent guy and he’s a leader in every sport he does. To me, he’s one of those exceptional people that don’t come along that often. If he focused solely on wrestling, I really think it would be hard for anyone to beat him.
    “But I like multi-sport athletes. The more sports you do the better you’ll become at all of them. That’s the way things have always been here at Tipton.”
    Currently Tipton has just seven wrestlers. For Roudebush, that’s perfectly fine.
    “Being on such a small team could really suck, but we get a lot more attention from the coaches,” Roudebush said. “Our individual time with the coaches is through the roof. We’ve never had a big team. I think the most I’ve seen here is 10 wrestlers. Because of that, we don’t win a lot of matches as a team, but when you look at our head-to-head and don’t count forfeits, we’ve won close to 40 duals. We also have a very close bond with each other. I wouldn’t trade that for a bigger program with more practice partners.”
    The Tipton team has adopted a philosophy through necessity. The goal is for every wrestler in the lineup to pin their opponent. If they do that, they have a shot at winning dual meets.
    “We know what we are up against going into the match,” Roudebush said. “Coach tells us we’re starting out down 24-0, or something like that. We know every single one of us have to pin in order for us to win. It’s awesome. All of a sudden, Bam! We pin everyone and pull off the surprise win. We love that challenge. When we get people on their backs, we keep them there.”
    In practice Roudebush alternatese from wrestling with the team’s heavyweight, sophomore Nate Morgan to wrestling with their 145-pounder Blake Hicks.
    “Nate is stronger than me and that makes me really focus on my technique,” Roudebush said. “Blake is a scrapper. He’s good on top and he can put the legs in. He has a mean crossface cradle and he’s tough. It helps me a lot getting to wrestle with guys with different body types and strengths.”
    Roudebush beat Elwood’s Jalen Morgan last year 5-2 to claim the sectional title. Morgan reversed that decision in regional, winning 3-2. That put Morgan on the opposite side of the semistate bracket as Allred. Morgan advanced to the championship match, losing to Allred but still advancing to state. Roudebush was eliminated in the second round.
    “I want to go one step further,” he said. “That’s all I’m worried about. We have a tough sectional. The regional is even harder and I think New Castle is arguably one of the most difficult semistates. My focus is on getting past the ticket round. I’m worried about each match in front of me because wrestling is a different kind of sport. Anyone can win. You have to be ready at all times.”
     

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    Perseverance reacted to coachnabb in 3A Team State   
    As the Ben Davis guy who has been around a long, long time I will try to give you a couple. Don't get me wrong, they sound like excuses and I don't like excuses much. And, none of this is personal, hopefully my comments aren't construed as being a shot at anyone. Some comments i won't make in this forum as it isn't the right forum. However, there is my list, top of my head.
    1. Resources - many programs develop talent by charging their kids $ every month or kids go to a "pay to play" facility like CIA, Red Cobra, Contenders, etc... In a lot of cases, we have kids who can't afford shoes, the sport fee or don't even know where they are staying tonight. Now, add on the cost of a USA card, tournaments, etc... and that is money our families need to spend elsewhere. Sure, we fund raise, but you can't cover costs for 50+ kids in a youth program to develop them in wrestling the way we would like. By the way, very few of our kids have a great support system. I can't imagine, as a 16 year old kid trying to cut weight, get to a Saturday practice, pay for a sport fee, new shoes, etc... without any parental support
    2. All of the BD families from my era and later have moved to Avon, Brownsburg, Plainfield, Danvile, etc... i.. And, no families move into Ben Davis. Everyone is heading out West over the last 15 years, ncluding my family.  I know I have coached a dozen or so kids in Junior High that have gone on to be successful at the state level in other programs. Good for those families for getting themselves into what they see as better situations personally.
    3. I think BD has a remarkable amount of kids that start as Sophomores and Juniors. Sounds great to have bodies in the room, but wrestling in the MIC, Marion County and the same Sectional as Avon (you), Brownsburg and Plainfield - 90- percent of the time these kids just can't compete with someone who has had 4+ years of experience get frustrated and quit. And, how hard is it to sell this story "If you bust your butt, give everything you can you might win half of your matches" and "to be the most competitive you can, you need to learn how to eat right and maybe watch what you eat a little". They can't because they don't have quality food in the house.
    4. The sport has no "middle class" anymore, there are elite wrestlers and everyone else. We all know the sport is hard - if you are getting beat up all the time it isn't fun, if it isn't fun you quit (unless you are an idiot like me and wired differently). We have a lot of great kids in this state who do well nationally. So, I am a 3rd year kid who has grown up wrestling some of the many studs on the WestSide and Marion County and I get pounded every time, I get discouraged. I get discouraged and just don't love the sport the way I need to love it to get better - I could have been a good wrestler, not elite, but good, maybe a Semi-State or even a State qualifier, but I can't get out of sectionals. I tihnk it was 2 years ago at the Avon Sectional at 106, 3 of those kids placed in the top 7 at state and I believe 3 others from MIC and Marion County placed as well.
    5. I can keep going, but will conclude with this... I would rather build better young men (as I am sure we all do). It has taken me a while to admit that winning isn't as important to me as making someone successful at life (and this statement in no way makes me think that the previous 2 statements are exclusive, I am a better person, employee, boss, etc.... for being a wrestler). At some point, we are trying to get kids to graduate because we are now their parents. I could throw in a bunch of stats, but they don't change the situation. I would love to be singled out in a post about our wrestling, not the lack of our wrestling, but that isn't where we are at right now. 
    Don't misinterpret any of this, I want to beat everyone. I don't want to lose. but, spend a few months inside the program and you will see it isn't just a numbers game. 
    For better or worse, I am BD wrestling - as are a group of guys that I am proud to coach along side who also fight the daily battle to keep this program together and moving forward. 
    Brett Nabb
    BD 1987 and 20 years coaching wrestling in Wayne Township
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    Perseverance got a reaction from Mattyb in 3A Team State   
    I was happy for Carmel also Matt.  Coach P being a close friend of mine, I’m aware of a lot of the issues he’s had to persevere through to begin getting things aligned in a way that breeds success.  I know you’re already aware of what isn’t the problem there.......great coaching.  
    Admittedly......I don’t know the Ben Davis staff.  So I can only speak on Ben Davis alum’s Coach Gill, and his commitment to CIA.  I rarely use the word “friend”, because REAL ones are hard to find.  But ironically.....both Gill & Ed are more comparable to family, than just friendship.  So in Gill’s case......I’d bet my bank account that when/if he ever decides to slow down his commitment to pumping out D1 wrestlers at CIA, and throw his hat into the high school head coaching arena, that programs struggles would improve significantly.  No disrespect to BD’s current staff.  Again, I don’t know them.  So I speak namely about the aforementioned line-up issues.....and obviously based on my experience of how Gill (and Eppert) has helped cultivate my son into one of the top wrestling prospects in the country.
    Just my 2 cents.  I know I’m preaching to the choir here Matt.  I’m confident your post had nothing to do with those guys specifically.  You’ve always been too stand-up for that in all of our interaction throughout the years.  But let’s face it......many people who are unaware of your subjectivity on the matter, may raise eyebrows and get the wrong idea about what you’re implying.  So I felt led to not only give clarity about 2 of only 5 individuals I genuinely call “friend”, but to also validate your character on the matter brother. 👍🏻  Look forward to catching up with you and Garcia on Sat. 
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    Perseverance reacted to Y2CJ41 in New InterMat high school rankings   
    At 220 Andrew Irick is ranked 17th
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    Perseverance reacted to Jim calhoun in Character counts   
    Let me first say I in no way am putting down anybody in particular or acting like I’m the role model cause I’m the furthest from perfect, but I really think coaches need to take a step back and look in the mirror and realize our wrestlers watch our lives more than they listen to our words. I’ve been blessed at Plymouth to coach with coaches that in many years have impacted hundreds of lives. I’ve never heard a foul word out of their mouth nor is any wrestler aloud to use profanity. Their goal is always create young men of integrity first and champions in life then champions on the mat. I’m amazed when I see and hear coaches and athletes cuss back and forth.....see wrestlers yell at refs.....throw things in anger and nothing is done. On a positive I’ve watched people I respect and look up to like coach Snyder get in wrestlers faces yet put his arm around them and build them up....coach Harper from little kids to high schoolers speak life into his kids yet in their face. I don’t know a man in the world that loves winning more than coach Read or a man that hates to lose more than him but you ask anyone that’s gone through his program in 30 plus years and you will hear nothing but the utmost respect because of the integrity he walks in. Coaches your integrity is the most 8mportant part of your job with the kids we have in front of us. Impact lives. As our coach always says....”Do the right thing simply because it’s the right thing to do”. Your reputation is what others think of you but your character is what people see and you really are. It’s time coaches we lead from the front! 
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    Perseverance reacted to Mattyb in New Flo Rankings   
    Moran 18th 113
    Asa 16th 132
    Washington 17th 160
    South 18th 170
    Brewer 18th 182
    Silas 6th 195
    Cornwell 19th 220
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    Perseverance reacted to Jayruss in Joseph Walker   
    I was impressed by this kid, thinking he’s going to have a big offseason if he competes in national tournaments. I hope IU takes a hard look at him. 
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    Perseverance reacted to Mattyb in 3A Team State   
    Eric, thanks for your reply. And..... your 100 percent right. Wasn’t knocking any coach. I truely am looking forward to seeing what the Greyhounds can bring to team state. I was just curious to what the masses think as to why these large heavily populated schools were not pumping out monster teams that match the schools sizes and resources. Your reply and the no punches held back response above are what I was looking for. As someone that has worked pretty hard to grow the sport, feedback like wrestling guys is what I’m interested in. 
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    Perseverance got a reaction from Mattyb in 3A Team State   
    I was happy for Carmel also Matt.  Coach P being a close friend of mine, I’m aware of a lot of the issues he’s had to persevere through to begin getting things aligned in a way that breeds success.  I know you’re already aware of what isn’t the problem there.......great coaching.  
    Admittedly......I don’t know the Ben Davis staff.  So I can only speak on Ben Davis alum’s Coach Gill, and his commitment to CIA.  I rarely use the word “friend”, because REAL ones are hard to find.  But ironically.....both Gill & Ed are more comparable to family, than just friendship.  So in Gill’s case......I’d bet my bank account that when/if he ever decides to slow down his commitment to pumping out D1 wrestlers at CIA, and throw his hat into the high school head coaching arena, that programs struggles would improve significantly.  No disrespect to BD’s current staff.  Again, I don’t know them.  So I speak namely about the aforementioned line-up issues.....and obviously based on my experience of how Gill (and Eppert) has helped cultivate my son into one of the top wrestling prospects in the country.
    Just my 2 cents.  I know I’m preaching to the choir here Matt.  I’m confident your post had nothing to do with those guys specifically.  You’ve always been too stand-up for that in all of our interaction throughout the years.  But let’s face it......many people who are unaware of your subjectivity on the matter, may raise eyebrows and get the wrong idea about what you’re implying.  So I felt led to not only give clarity about 2 of only 5 individuals I genuinely call “friend”, but to also validate your character on the matter brother. 👍🏻  Look forward to catching up with you and Garcia on Sat. 
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