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    Perseverance got a reaction from AdamsCoBuschhh in Will FW SS have a champ?   
    Levitz & Fielden are strong selections as possibles.  I personally feel a healthy Mason Winner has a realistic shot. Walker being a heavy favorite, and not counting out any other top 182’s, but I think Winner wants to prove something.
     
    Another intriguing kid is Cale Gray at 220.  His strength, athleticism, yet ability to wrestle small.....will prove formidable against anyone in that weight class.  I feel this kid is a little slept on despite his strong state ranking. 
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    Perseverance got a reaction from FCFIGHTER170 in Will FW SS have a champ?   
    Levitz & Fielden are strong selections as possibles.  I personally feel a healthy Mason Winner has a realistic shot. Walker being a heavy favorite, and not counting out any other top 182’s, but I think Winner wants to prove something.
     
    Another intriguing kid is Cale Gray at 220.  His strength, athleticism, yet ability to wrestle small.....will prove formidable against anyone in that weight class.  I feel this kid is a little slept on despite his strong state ranking. 
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    Perseverance reacted to Y21AB in Will FW SS have a champ?   
    Lets hear it. Will the Fort Wayne semi state have a champ this year and end the drought? 
     
    Best chance have to be Levitz and Feilden. 
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    Perseverance reacted to FCFIGHTER170 in The Mendez effect   
    And Silas is the same age as a junior and only lost once as a 13 or 14 year old freshman 170 pounder beating state placers..So realistically he could be going for his 2nd state title as a Jr. And def could've been a potential 3xer with his talent.. Nothing against anybody but he's on another level than everybody at 195 and beyond and is up there with mendez p4p great guys in state and among other all time greats.. Also with his work in the classroom and support he gets from many ppl especially his father, there's no limit how good he can be... Big 10 bound with  world class aspirations!
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    Perseverance reacted to 4U2NV in The Mendez effect   
    FCFIGHTER170 brings up a good point. Let's see what the Mendez effect looks like vs the Alred effect:
     
    126 = 15 state placements and 5 state qualifiers
    132 = 3 state placements and 10 state qualifiers 
    138 = 8 state placements and 5 state qualifiers 
      182 = 8 state placers and 4 state qualifiers
    195 = 2 state placers and 2 state qualifiers
    220 = 4 state placers and 4 state qualifiers 
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    Perseverance reacted to ontherise219 in The Mendez effect   
    Mendez did have a pretty impressive weight last year. I really believe Jesse is a kid who really loves to wrestle and would welcome any and all tough competition.
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    Perseverance reacted to FCFIGHTER170 in The Mendez effect   
    I thought for sure we would have 2 nationally ranked 195ers with Silas vs Bates potential showdown then the new rankings broke my heart! Like it ws stated before in this thread..there's problems then there's Silas Allred problems... there could be an Allred effect as well..
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    Perseverance reacted to 4U2NV in The Mendez effect   
    Mendez is clearly having an impact on which weight classes some of our top wrestlers are competing at. Going off of the wrestler’s credentials on latest IM state rankings
     
    126 = 15 state placements and 5 state qualifiers
     
    132 = 3 state placements and 10 state qualifiers
     
    138 = 8 state placements and 5 state qualifiers 
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    Perseverance reacted to Y2CJ41 in Top 20 Seniors Class of 2020   
    As we discussed last night on Gorilla Radio
     
     
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    Perseverance reacted to bsisson in Next Level   
    @UncleJimmy hit on a lot of great points. There are so many factors that come into play once a wrestler moves to the next level not just from Indiana but everywhere!  You will watch guys that didn't win state titles become all-americans and guys that won mutiple-state titles not make it through their first year or two.
     
    One of the biggest is getting use to there never being any easy days. Most top level guys dominate their room in high school. Once you enter college, especially at the D1 level, you are no longer the alpha and even days you go against walk ons are going to be tough.  This becomes mentally taxing and you struggle with confidence issues almost daily!
     
    Relationships with coaches and wrestlers play a part as well. Maybe you don't mesh well with the coaches or the guys on the team. They are partiers and you're not. Another thing I have personally observed is guys fitting in right away and with all the new found freedom don't know how to balance partying, athletics, and school. We'd like to think that these kids can make the right choices but learning how to deal with that freedom can be really difficult! It doesn't make them bad kids it's just the reality.
     
    I was only a walk on at IU. The highlight of my career was being booed at rec hall for stalling and not giving up a major against Pat Cummins when I was thrown in at heavyweight.  It was/is still the hardest 4 years of my life physically, mentally and academically.  In fact I tried to come home after my first semester and my dad wouldn't let me!  It never got easier but it just became the new normal.
     
    I agree with others that this is a good time for Indiana wrestling and we have a lot of talent at many levels.
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    Perseverance reacted to UncleJimmy in Next Level   
    This is an intriguing thread and one I’ve pondered as well with a kid in college and seeing a lot of IN dudes all over. 
     
    This is just personal opinion and speculation..
     
    A lot of these guys have been at it a long time and have attained a high level of success. College isn’t so easy. Almost every match is semi state level or better against teams and opponents you/they might not expect. If u take a couple losses you start to doubt yourself..and when you start to doubt you also start to question everything..is the time worth it? Is it as important as it was? Is my passion still there? 
     
    Another big factor in my opinion is coaching. Not if the college coach is good or bad but just different! Most of these kids have had the same coach and achieved success with the same academy or high school coach in their corner for anywhere from 4-10 years!! Suddenly you have someone totally new..and different in approach/style/personality. So if you factor that in along with the less success or questions of themselves that also plays a role in the mental game. 
     
    Lastly, but just as important, injury!! With every match seemingly semi state level or greater, the wear and tear on the body is increased and as the young body ages it also changes and doesn’t heal like it used to! 
     
    Im proud of all the IN dudes I see grinding it out at all collegiate levels. It ain’t easy and it is vastly different in college. 
     
    Thanks @blueandgold for raising the issue. Heck, it’s different as a parent so I can only imagine how these athletes feel!! 
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    Perseverance reacted to blueandgold in Next Level   
    Indiana has always been a state that produces great talent, but a lot of times, it never seems to materialize on the next level. There are a variety of factors that can contribute to this, but it’s always interesting to see who does well and who doesn’t in college. An individual that comes to mind for me is Dylan Lydy, a state champion in 2015 and now ranked 4th in the nation as a redshirt senior for Coach Ersland and only has one loss. He looks to be a for sure All-American this year if he can keep this momentum going, and while he is an incredibly hard worker, there have been more talented wrestlers to enter the collegiate ranks who fizzled out quickly. Also, I see Kris Rumph and Kyle Hatch are BOTH ranked #1 in the nation at their weights for very respective and competitive schools. Hats off to these gentleman for persevering and making the most of their college careers. I hope this new crop of talent can be successful. I have high hopes for Silas Allred, Zeke Seltzer, and Brayden Littell along with many, many others.
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    Perseverance got a reaction from Sig40 in 4 Time Spartan Classic Champions   
    Silas Allred will pursue his 4th consecutive Spartan Classic title this weekend.  Due to my relative infancy regarding following the sport...I’m hoping others on the site can provide me with a possible list of other 4x winners, and/or the most recent.
    Thanks in advance for any info or clarity provided.  It will be used by our school, local newspapers, program, and a proud dad’s ego stroking. 😏
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    Perseverance got a reaction from ontherise219 in 4 Time Spartan Classic Champions   
    Silas Allred will pursue his 4th consecutive Spartan Classic title this weekend.  Due to my relative infancy regarding following the sport...I’m hoping others on the site can provide me with a possible list of other 4x winners, and/or the most recent.
    Thanks in advance for any info or clarity provided.  It will be used by our school, local newspapers, program, and a proud dad’s ego stroking. 😏
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    Perseverance reacted to FCFIGHTER170 in 4 Time Spartan Classic Champions   
    Silas Allred gets it done!  Pins his way through the bracket in route to becoming possibly the only 4X Spartan Classic Champ.  He also secured the Ed Collier Most Outstanding Wrestler Award.  Making him a 2X recipient of that honor as well.
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    Perseverance got a reaction from sstark in 4 Time Spartan Classic Champions   
    Silas Allred will pursue his 4th consecutive Spartan Classic title this weekend.  Due to my relative infancy regarding following the sport...I’m hoping others on the site can provide me with a possible list of other 4x winners, and/or the most recent.
    Thanks in advance for any info or clarity provided.  It will be used by our school, local newspapers, program, and a proud dad’s ego stroking. 😏
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    Perseverance reacted to jleising in Connersville Spartan Classic   
    I want to welcome everyone to the Classic, it is my favorite time of the year. I hope everyone understands that I have tried for all 6 years i have coached for Connersville to have this on Track and seeded. I have been given every excuse as to why we can not use track in the Bowl. I even went as far as to prove it is possible to use the system and still nothing. I have not stopped fighting to get it accomplished. I hope every coach that come down will voice that they want track during the coaches meeting. To all that will participate good luck, and to those that will come to watch enjoy a great two days of wrestling.  
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    Perseverance reacted to MattM in 4 Time Spartan Classic Champions   
    Wouldn’t be Adam Doherty of Jeffersonville.   I beat him there in a placement match at 103 his freshman - my sophomore year in probably the highest scoring match I ever had. Something around 24-19.  Cathedral’s Scott Weaver won the weight class that year over J. Collis.  Collis had beat Doherty earlier to put him in the consols. 
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    Perseverance reacted to Jcjcjc in 4 Time Spartan Classic Champions   
    Pleak probably beat him there once though. 
     
    Lance Ellis for sure. 
     
    Dougherty? 
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    Perseverance reacted to FCFIGHTER170 in 4 Time Spartan Classic Champions   
    I was literally telling Colts dad that Silas might be the only 4x Spartan classic champion toda.. I've never heard of 1..Brimm would be a great guess if he did wrestle there 4x..
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    Perseverance got a reaction from FCFIGHTER170 in 4 Time Spartan Classic Champions   
    Silas Allred will pursue his 4th consecutive Spartan Classic title this weekend.  Due to my relative infancy regarding following the sport...I’m hoping others on the site can provide me with a possible list of other 4x winners, and/or the most recent.
    Thanks in advance for any info or clarity provided.  It will be used by our school, local newspapers, program, and a proud dad’s ego stroking. 😏
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    Perseverance reacted to FANMAN in 4 Time Spartan Classic Champions   
    Off the top of my head, no one .. maybe Lance Ellis.  Not sure Cathedral was there each of his years.  Maybe contact Connersville athletic department, they may or may not have a history of it.  
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    Perseverance got a reaction from Paycheck141 in 4 Time Spartan Classic Champions   
    Silas Allred will pursue his 4th consecutive Spartan Classic title this weekend.  Due to my relative infancy regarding following the sport...I’m hoping others on the site can provide me with a possible list of other 4x winners, and/or the most recent.
    Thanks in advance for any info or clarity provided.  It will be used by our school, local newspapers, program, and a proud dad’s ego stroking. 😏
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    Perseverance got a reaction from Juggernaut in New D3 program Iowa Wesleyan   
    Iowa Wesleyan is an upstart D3 program that will begin competing in 2020-21 academic school year.  Not only will they be launching the men’s wrestling program, but will be the first D3 in Iowa to offer women’s wrestling as well.  Coach Powell is actively seeking recruits and is very interested in Indiana’s deep talent pool.  Listed below is his contact information.  This is not only a great added resource/contact for the many coaches with wrestlers who fit the D3 mold......but also an excellent opportunity to continue helping grow the sport.  Feel free to contact Coach Powell with any questions, or to share the contact info of young men & women in Indiana who are deserving of his recruiting interest.
      Robert V. Watson-Powell Head Wrestling Coach  Iowa Wesleyan University  601 North Main Street Mount Pleasant, IA 52641 (o):319-385-6494 (c):440-227-6381 Twitter: @iw_wrestle Instagram: @iw_wrestle Facebook: @iwwrestle
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    Perseverance got a reaction from FCFIGHTER170 in New D3 program Iowa Wesleyan   
    Iowa Wesleyan is an upstart D3 program that will begin competing in 2020-21 academic school year.  Not only will they be launching the men’s wrestling program, but will be the first D3 in Iowa to offer women’s wrestling as well.  Coach Powell is actively seeking recruits and is very interested in Indiana’s deep talent pool.  Listed below is his contact information.  This is not only a great added resource/contact for the many coaches with wrestlers who fit the D3 mold......but also an excellent opportunity to continue helping grow the sport.  Feel free to contact Coach Powell with any questions, or to share the contact info of young men & women in Indiana who are deserving of his recruiting interest.
      Robert V. Watson-Powell Head Wrestling Coach  Iowa Wesleyan University  601 North Main Street Mount Pleasant, IA 52641 (o):319-385-6494 (c):440-227-6381 Twitter: @iw_wrestle Instagram: @iw_wrestle Facebook: @iwwrestle
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