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    IndianaWrestlingGuy got a reaction from FCFIGHTER170 in US Open Entries with Indiana ties   
    Um, let's also make sure we don't neglect Cathedral's Ben Harvey. He placed 7th at 79K qualifying him for the World Team Trials. He had one hell of a tournament. 
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    IndianaWrestlingGuy got a reaction from Swamp Dad in Impact freshman   
    I think your intent is positive here, but some points of clarification at least for the Cathedral kids. 
    If you want to use “original community” as where they came from, you would have to take Jordan Slivka off the list as he started in the CYO. He attended St. Barnabas and competed in CYO wrestling until 3rd grade before his legendary ol’ man transferred to ‘Doah. They came back to attend catholic high school as his family situation changed. His cousins currently still rassle with the dirty CYO Southsiders. 
    If “original community” means where the 8th grader graduates from, then you would have to pull Elliott Rodgers out of this group. He wrestled CYO since was in 4th grade at St. Maria Goretti, he attended middle school there, and his dad is the coach. His younger brothers currently wrestle for St. Maria Goretti. 
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    IndianaWrestlingGuy got a reaction from badpta in Impact freshman   
    I always find it interesting that people with no knowledge or association with Cathedral or Roncalli think we have all these kids on our team that didn’t grow up in our middle schools and local programs. 90% of the Cathedral team wrestled Northside CYO. I’d say the percentage is even higher for Roncalli with Southside CYO. It’s what gives us strength in football, girls volleyball, etc. The Rebels and Irish have a ton of hammers coming in for the next couple years from our Catholic grade school teams. 
    Other teams like the ones you mention above should be proud of their commitment to the sport and the excellent clubs they have built. But, I wouldn’t call it unique.  
     
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    IndianaWrestlingGuy reacted to Y2CJ41 in Article: 2019 IndianaMat Award Winners   
    Wrestlers of the Year
    1A- Silas Allred of Shenandoah
    2A- AJ Fowler of Calumet
    3A- Jordan Slivka of Cathedral
    Coaches of the Year
    1A- Tony Currie of Adams Central
    2A- Chad Shepherd of Western
    3A- Sean McGinley of Cathedral
    Mr. Gorilla
    Asa Garcia of Avon
    1st Runner-up Nick South of Columbus East
    2nd Runner-up Cayden Rooks of Columbus East

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    IndianaWrestlingGuy reacted to Y2CJ41 in Article: #WrestlingWednesday: Cathedral comes up clutch in the finals   
    By JEREMY HINES
    Thehines7@gmail.com
    “You’re still in this. It’s not over.”
    Elliott Rodgers kept hearing those words coming from his corner Saturday night in the championship match of the 152-pound weight class at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse.
    With under a minute to go in the match Rodgers trailed Greenfield’s Cooper Noehre 7-4. Rodgers was wrestling for an individual title and a chance to all but secure a team title for the Irish.
    “It was nerve wracking,” Rodgers said. “It’s scary to be trailing like that. I don’t like it. But, you just have to think if you win, you win. If you lose, you lose. The coaches are in my corner yelling that it’s not over. That kept me going.”
    Rodgers earned an escape point to cut Noehre’s lead to 7-5. Then, with under 10 seconds remaining, he earned a takedown to tie the score and force overtime. It was the third overtime meeting this season between the two rivals.
    This time Rodgers pulled out a move he has been working on in practice but hadn’t shown Noehre yet – an inside trip. The move worked, and Rodgers won the match. The victory gave him his first state title and helped Cathedral win its second team title in as many years.
    “Elliott just grinded it out,” Cathedral coach Sean McGinley said. “He was down points but he didn’t panic and he battled back. He didn’t just do it in the finals, he grinded out wins in the quarterfinals and on Friday night.”
    Rodger’s teammate, senior Jordan Slivka sealed the team championship for the Irish in the next match.
    Slivka took on Portage’s No. 1-ranked Donnell Washington Jr. in the 160-pound championship. Washington beat Slivka 8-3 during the regular season and appeared on his way to beating him again in the final.
    Washington took Slivka down early in the match and then cut him (gave him a free escape). Washington continued his dominance for most of the first two periods. Then, in the final minute of the match, Slivka came alive. The Ohio University commit scored seven points in the final minute to win the match 12-7.
    That victory ensured no other team could catch the Irish in points. Slivka won his first individual state championship last season, and coincidentally, that victory also sealed the team title for the Irish.
    “This title felt better than last year’s,” Slivka said. “My goal wasn’t to be the best wrestler at Cathedral. I didn’t think I could ever accomplish that with guys like Blake Rypel and Lance Ellis. But no other Cathedral team has won two titles, and I wanted to be able to say I was the best team captain.”
    Slivka’s wrestling shirt has the word “clutch” on the back of it – one that coach McGinley feels is appropriate for the senior.
    “He comes through when people count him out,” McGinley said. “Washington is extremely, extremely talented and tough. He was on us that first period. We just wanted to stay close and ride it out. Slivka never lost faith and he pulled out that win.”
    Going into the final Cathedral looked to be in great shape to claim the team title. The Irish had four wrestling for weight-class championships and a small lead in the team standings. But things got a little dicey in the early goings.
    Irish freshman sensation Zeke Seltzer lost the 113 pound final to returning state champion, No. 1-ranked senior Jacob Moran of Portage 3-0. Then Cathedral’s Alex Mosconi fell to No. 1-ranked Matt Lee, 5-2 in the 145-pound final.
    When Avon’s Asa Garcia earned a pin over Roncalli’s Alec Viduya in the 132 pound final, suddenly things got interesting. Avon still had Carson Brewer to wrestle at 182 pounds. Brewer was the heavy favorite in the match, and if he pinned his opponent, Avon had a chance to take the team title.
    That’s when Rodgers and Slivka stepped up and won back-to-back matches to eliminate that possibility.
    “If we polled everyone they would have probably said we were an underdog in three of the matches and probably a push in the fourth,” McGinley said. “We knew the odds were against us, and we just needed someone who was going to step up and pull it through.”
    In all, Cathedral sent five wrestlers to the state tournament. Rodgers and Slivka won their weight classes. Seltzer and Mosconi placed second and Lukasz Walendzak finished 8th at 126.

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    IndianaWrestlingGuy reacted to BrokenTowelRack in Impact freshman   
    No doubt Slivka and Rodgers had ties to Catholic school before Cathedral.  A clarification could also be made for Littell, as he went to Center Grove in elementary and middle school before enrolling at Perry and then transferring back to CG.
    My point is that people move around and this does not in any way diminish how special it is for these 8 kids to win a state championship, as the poster from Chesterton alluded to.  Everyone is doing what is best for their family.  Whether that is Slivka moving from Shenandoah back to Cathedral, Rodgers listing Noblesville as his home on his Trackwrestling profile and attending Cathedral, or Littell going back to CG after a short stint at Perry.
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    IndianaWrestlingGuy got a reaction from Swamp Dad in Impact freshman   
    I think your intent is positive here, but some points of clarification at least for the Cathedral kids. 
    If you want to use “original community” as where they came from, you would have to take Jordan Slivka off the list as he started in the CYO. He attended St. Barnabas and competed in CYO wrestling until 3rd grade before his legendary ol’ man transferred to ‘Doah. They came back to attend catholic high school as his family situation changed. His cousins currently still rassle with the dirty CYO Southsiders. 
    If “original community” means where the 8th grader graduates from, then you would have to pull Elliott Rodgers out of this group. He wrestled CYO since was in 4th grade at St. Maria Goretti, he attended middle school there, and his dad is the coach. His younger brothers currently wrestle for St. Maria Goretti. 
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    IndianaWrestlingGuy got a reaction from Swamp Dad in Impact freshman   
    I think your intent is positive here, but some points of clarification at least for the Cathedral kids. 
    If you want to use “original community” as where they came from, you would have to take Jordan Slivka off the list as he started in the CYO. He attended St. Barnabas and competed in CYO wrestling until 3rd grade before his legendary ol’ man transferred to ‘Doah. They came back to attend catholic high school as his family situation changed. His cousins currently still rassle with the dirty CYO Southsiders. 
    If “original community” means where the 8th grader graduates from, then you would have to pull Elliott Rodgers out of this group. He wrestled CYO since was in 4th grade at St. Maria Goretti, he attended middle school there, and his dad is the coach. His younger brothers currently wrestle for St. Maria Goretti. 
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    IndianaWrestlingGuy got a reaction from Brey in Cooper Noehre v Elliott Rodgers - MISSED FALL   
    What a match! Still buzzing from that one. Cooper was awesome. 3 OT matches in one season with great offense?!? Crazy!  
    Golden Ace was 🔥 last night! 
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    IndianaWrestlingGuy got a reaction from badpta in Impact freshman   
    I always find it interesting that people with no knowledge or association with Cathedral or Roncalli think we have all these kids on our team that didn’t grow up in our middle schools and local programs. 90% of the Cathedral team wrestled Northside CYO. I’d say the percentage is even higher for Roncalli with Southside CYO. It’s what gives us strength in football, girls volleyball, etc. The Rebels and Irish have a ton of hammers coming in for the next couple years from our Catholic grade school teams. 
    Other teams like the ones you mention above should be proud of their commitment to the sport and the excellent clubs they have built. But, I wouldn’t call it unique.  
     
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    IndianaWrestlingGuy reacted to Sydokun in Thank you Indiana   
    Just wanted to take a second and say Thank you to all the supporters Brayden has had though the years. We new jumping up in weight this year would be a risk, but Brayden has never been one to back down from a challenge. No complaints or excuses 7th, 1st, 1st and 4th plus being one of the smallest in 126 he did a great job and as his father could not ask for anything more. We will be looking to the future and getting a great education thanks to this sport and who knows maybe an NAIA National title along the way.
    Congrats to everyone that won and those that did not keep working hard and you just might find yourself under the lights. To all the Seniors it's been one hell of a journey. Most of you we have wrestled with or against since elementary and though those battles made some great friends or dare i say family. 
    Again Thank you Indiana for giving my son a sport with the best fans and competitors.
     
    The Curtis Family
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    IndianaWrestlingGuy reacted to rdrodd1 in Down #s   
    I use to go and fight for a close seat but the older I got the higher I sat.  Not so bad if you got in the front row of the upper decks though.  This year, after my grandson taught me how to use the world wide interweb (worldwide like ABC sports) I sat at home, watched every match that I wanted to see on my 60 inch, hit rewind and watched it again.  Didn't have to pay to park 3 times or wait in a hour long line at Subway a few blocks south of the Blood Bank to get a crappy sandwich.  Stayed at home for 15 whole dollars, big screen tv and all the Miller Lite I could handle.  The only thing that I missed was the Golden Ace on E. Washington St.  The last bar in Indianapolis that you would ever want to go into and start a fight in. Best 15 bucks I have ever spent other than back in the 70's.
     
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    IndianaWrestlingGuy got a reaction from Brey in Cooper Noehre v Elliott Rodgers - MISSED FALL   
    What a match! Still buzzing from that one. Cooper was awesome. 3 OT matches in one season with great offense?!? Crazy!  
    Golden Ace was 🔥 last night! 
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    IndianaWrestlingGuy reacted to quinnsDAD in Wow   
    Coaches called for neutral from what I seen, he choose bottom. Slivka and Rodgers both said it Heart definitely won both those matches, not an Irish fan by any stretch but congrats, you guys get things done in your little garage out back!!
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    IndianaWrestlingGuy got a reaction from IrishBrother630 in Wow   
    Legend. Gonna miss you, Jordo. Grittiest 18 year old I’ve ever met! Boulders for stones!
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    IndianaWrestlingGuy got a reaction from TeamGarcia in TOP 8 FOR EVERY WEIGHT   
    Passive Aggressive much?!?? Another example of “The County” being the county. Congrats on your son’s career. Hopefully, he is a little more modest than his Notorious dad. 
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    IndianaWrestlingGuy reacted to davecloud in Best Singlets/Compression Shirts & Shorts   
    For warm-ups, have to give the nod to Cathedral. The robes were noticeable without being gaudy. They were a great homage to where our sport has come from. Robes used to be the norm. Randy Qualitza is smiling down in South Florida! Congrats to Coach McGinley and all the Irish on the title. Rodgers and Slivka showed amazing resilience in the finals. Great wins against great opponents. 
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    IndianaWrestlingGuy reacted to hook and half in Best Singlets/Compression Shirts & Shorts   
    Looked like Hugh Hefner and a Jedi came up with something
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    IndianaWrestlingGuy reacted to rdrodd1 in Jay Yates Bloody Nose in the Finals Award   
    Brian Harvey may have them all beat combined.
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    IndianaWrestlingGuy got a reaction from IrishBrother630 in Wow   
    Legend. Gonna miss you, Jordo. Grittiest 18 year old I’ve ever met! Boulders for stones!
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    IndianaWrestlingGuy reacted to Swamp Dad in Big Saturday Morning Matches   
    It amazes me the harder he works the luckier he gets...
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    IndianaWrestlingGuy reacted to Trinedad in 2019 IHSAA Finals - Team points race   
    That locks it up, congrats to the Irish.
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    IndianaWrestlingGuy reacted to SWINfan in 2019 IHSAA Finals - Team points race   
    Big win by Slivka!  Proved me wrong.  Washington looked like he got a little comfortable after getting a lead, expecting things to continue his way.  Slivka had other ideas!  So much for worrying about whether Brewer can win by fall.  Congrats to Cathedral for getting it done!
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    IndianaWrestlingGuy got a reaction from Swamp Dad in Big Saturday Morning Matches   
    Haha. Yimmmyy!
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    IndianaWrestlingGuy reacted to Jayruss in Freshmen Class   
    I don’t know about the depth of this class, but it is amazing at the top with Seltzer and Mendez. 
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