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    Indysportsfan got a reaction from piscis1956 in State champion locks ...because the tournament is drawing near   
    #2 Watts (Senior) - 1x State Champ, 1x Runner-up, 1x 6th place
    #3 Curtis (Senior) - 2x State Champ, 1x 7th place
    #4 Rioux (Junior)  - 1x 3rd place, 1x 6th place
    #5 Peele (Senior) - 1x 7th place, 1x 4th place
    #6 Walendzak (Senior) - 1x 4th place, 1x Qualifier
    #7 Wagner (Sophomore) - 1x 8th place
     
    He MAY be the favorite, but to consider him a "lock" is egregious in my opinion.
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    Indysportsfan reacted to IndianaWrestlingGuy in State champion locks ...because the tournament is drawing near   
    Sleeping on Zeke. It was a 7-4 loss in his 7th high school match ever to Moran....
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    Indysportsfan got a reaction from IndianaWrestlingGuy in State champion locks ...because the tournament is drawing near   
    #2 Watts (Senior) - 1x State Champ, 1x Runner-up, 1x 6th place
    #3 Curtis (Senior) - 2x State Champ, 1x 7th place
    #4 Rioux (Junior)  - 1x 3rd place, 1x 6th place
    #5 Peele (Senior) - 1x 7th place, 1x 4th place
    #6 Walendzak (Senior) - 1x 4th place, 1x Qualifier
    #7 Wagner (Sophomore) - 1x 8th place
     
    He MAY be the favorite, but to consider him a "lock" is egregious in my opinion.
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    Indysportsfan got a reaction from Riley McClurg in Cathedral vs. Roncalli   
    Tough to beat the Irish, especially given they have a healthy lineup.  Cathedral big favorites at 113, 145, 152 & 160; also favored at 126 & 220.  Rebels favored in 6 matches at 106, 120, 132, 138, 170 & 285. I don’t know enough about the Irish at 182 & 195 to have an opinion.
    Can the Rebels squeeze out a few upsets to win 8 matches?
    Can the Rebels stay off their backs in the heavy underdog matches?
    Can Irish crash ‘Senior Night’ and pull some upsets on their own?
    Will concessions have Diet Mt Dew this time?
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    Indysportsfan got a reaction from Chapdaddy in Cathedral vs. Roncalli   
    Tough to beat the Irish, especially given they have a healthy lineup.  Cathedral big favorites at 113, 145, 152 & 160; also favored at 126 & 220.  Rebels favored in 6 matches at 106, 120, 132, 138, 170 & 285. I don’t know enough about the Irish at 182 & 195 to have an opinion.
    Can the Rebels squeeze out a few upsets to win 8 matches?
    Can the Rebels stay off their backs in the heavy underdog matches?
    Can Irish crash ‘Senior Night’ and pull some upsets on their own?
    Will concessions have Diet Mt Dew this time?
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    Indysportsfan reacted to Y2CJ41 in Who’s Tested ?   
    You could probably go through the rankings and count yourself. 
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    Indysportsfan got a reaction from Silvertone1696 in 3A Team State   
    Looking at team matches is exhausting, as I said earlier I see the potential for many teams to move around wrestlers to gain an advantage.  Here is some data to chew on:
    #1 Cathedral: State ranking -- 4 wrestlers in top 4 (113, 132, 152, 160), 3 ranked between 5th - 8th (126, 138, 145) and 1 more ranked (182); 1 ranked in Semi-State only (106) -- 8 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:   126 (2x), 132, 138, 145 (3x), 152 (2x), 160 (3x) //  1 Returning State Champ, 2 Returning State Runner-up  //  Loaded with skill & experience, if you are going to beat them you best chance is to win almost all of the matches between 106-120 and 170-285 and stay off your back in every other match.  If you can steal a match in the middle that will be a huge bonus because the lineup (126 - 160) is similar to 'Alabama Football', pure talent.  With all that said I do believe there are a couple of teams that fit the bill and will battle them to the end.
    #8 Avon: State ranking -- 4 wrestlers in top 4 (126, 132, 152, 182), and 3 more ranked between 9th -13th (120, 138, 145); 1 ranked in Semi-State only (220) -- 8 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:   120, 126 (2x),132 (3x), 152 (3x), 182  //  1 Returning State Champ (2-timer) //  They have 4 kids who are serious contenders to be a 2019 State Champ; the rest of the group has plenty of experience on their side as well.  They have wrestled the hardest schedule YTD and are more than ready to do battle in Fort Wayne. It has been mentioned several times they have been forfeiting 2 weight classes and they were missing a stud for several of their matches as well.  They will be a tough out and entertaining to watch.
    Penn: State ranking -- 1 wrestler in top 4 (195), and 3 between 5th - 9th (120, 220, 285) and 2 more ranked (145, 182); 2 ranked in Semi-State only (132, 138) -- 8 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:   120, 132, 195 //  Unfortunately down in Indy we are not provided many opportunities to watch the teams from the ECSS.  With that said Penn is known throughout the state as a hard nosed team with plenty of heart & technique.  If any match comes down to the wire and Penn has 182 - 285 remaining they will win the match.   Between 106 - 170 they have several wrestlers ranked and are more than capable of winning a big match for the team.   Don't sleep on the Kingsmen, if you do you may be behind on the scoreboard after the 14th match.
    POTENTIAL MATCHES:
    120 Vince Sparrow - Penn (#9) vs Tyler Conley - Avon (#13)
    126 Ray Rioux - Avon (#4) vs Lukasz Walendzak - Cathedral (#6)
    132 Asa Garcia - Avon (#1) vs Logan Bailey - Cathedral (#3) (1st match was 1-0 Garcia)
    152 Nathan Conley - Avon (#3) vs Elliott Rodgers - Cathedral (#1)
     
    #2 Evansville Mater Dei: State ranking -- 3 wrestlers in top 4 (113, 120, 145), 7 ranked between 7th - 13th (106, 126, 132, 138, 152, 160, 170); 1 ranked in Semi-State only (182) -- 11 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:   113,120,126, 145 (2x), 152 //  Although EMD is located 3 hours south of my location I am familiar with this group of wrestlers.  They reload each year better than any school in our state.  Never one to back down from a challenge; they don't get pinned, or give up any bonus points for that matter, and when given the opportunity to win in that fashion they usually seize the moment.  Look for them to be laser focus in their quest to win Team State this coming weekend.
    #7 Carmel: State ranking --  1 wrestler in top 4 (106), and 4 more ranked between 5th -15th (132, 170, 182, 195); 1 ranked in Semi-State only (285) -- 6 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:   None //  The 'Rodney Dangerfield' of Team State.  Personally I believe Carmel to be very dangerous with enough athletes to make it difficult for any team to beat them.  Outside of their only loss this season (29-27), they have decimated their competition with the closest dual being a 25 point victory.  Extremely well coached and intelligent wrestlers, they typically will not 'beat themselves'.  They are better than the individual rankings indicate, look for them to pull off an upset along the way.
    Portage: State ranking --  2 wrestlers in top 4 (113, 160), and 3 more ranked between 5th -15th (120, 126, 132); 2 ranked in Semi-State only (106, 152) -- 7 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:  113 (2x), 126 (2x),132, 160  //  1 Returning State Champ  //  Portage is strong where Portage is strong, which means don't expect to beat them where they have a ranked wrestler participating.  In order for them to pull the upset they will need to accumulate points from 113 - 132, 152 & 160 and pull off a few surprises at the other weights.  The program has a reputation of being one of the best in the state for a very good reason, and underestimating this group will give a team headaches for the remainder of the day.
    POTENTIAL MATCHES:
    106 Suhas Chundi - Carmel (#4) vs Alec Freeman EMD (#7)
    113 Jacob Moran - Portage (#1) vs Cole Ross - EMD (#4)
    120 Ty Haskins - Portage (#15) vs Blake Boarman - EMD (#2) 
    126 Brook Peele - Portage (#5) vs Kane Egil - EMD (#7)
    132 Ricky Hegedus - Portage (#9) vs Kyle Holman - Carmel (#14) vs Clay Egil - EMD (#10)
    160 Donnell Washington - Portage (#1) vs Gabe Sollars - EMD (#9)
    170 Logan Hart - Carmel (#5) vs MaCartney Parkinson - EMD (#7)
     
    ** I will do the other 2 pools sometime in the next 24 hours....sorry for any mistakes.
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    Indysportsfan got a reaction from gtodrivr in 3A Team State   
    Looking at team matches is exhausting, as I said earlier I see the potential for many teams to move around wrestlers to gain an advantage.  Here is some data to chew on:
    #1 Cathedral: State ranking -- 4 wrestlers in top 4 (113, 132, 152, 160), 3 ranked between 5th - 8th (126, 138, 145) and 1 more ranked (182); 1 ranked in Semi-State only (106) -- 8 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:   126 (2x), 132, 138, 145 (3x), 152 (2x), 160 (3x) //  1 Returning State Champ, 2 Returning State Runner-up  //  Loaded with skill & experience, if you are going to beat them you best chance is to win almost all of the matches between 106-120 and 170-285 and stay off your back in every other match.  If you can steal a match in the middle that will be a huge bonus because the lineup (126 - 160) is similar to 'Alabama Football', pure talent.  With all that said I do believe there are a couple of teams that fit the bill and will battle them to the end.
    #8 Avon: State ranking -- 4 wrestlers in top 4 (126, 132, 152, 182), and 3 more ranked between 9th -13th (120, 138, 145); 1 ranked in Semi-State only (220) -- 8 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:   120, 126 (2x),132 (3x), 152 (3x), 182  //  1 Returning State Champ (2-timer) //  They have 4 kids who are serious contenders to be a 2019 State Champ; the rest of the group has plenty of experience on their side as well.  They have wrestled the hardest schedule YTD and are more than ready to do battle in Fort Wayne. It has been mentioned several times they have been forfeiting 2 weight classes and they were missing a stud for several of their matches as well.  They will be a tough out and entertaining to watch.
    Penn: State ranking -- 1 wrestler in top 4 (195), and 3 between 5th - 9th (120, 220, 285) and 2 more ranked (145, 182); 2 ranked in Semi-State only (132, 138) -- 8 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:   120, 132, 195 //  Unfortunately down in Indy we are not provided many opportunities to watch the teams from the ECSS.  With that said Penn is known throughout the state as a hard nosed team with plenty of heart & technique.  If any match comes down to the wire and Penn has 182 - 285 remaining they will win the match.   Between 106 - 170 they have several wrestlers ranked and are more than capable of winning a big match for the team.   Don't sleep on the Kingsmen, if you do you may be behind on the scoreboard after the 14th match.
    POTENTIAL MATCHES:
    120 Vince Sparrow - Penn (#9) vs Tyler Conley - Avon (#13)
    126 Ray Rioux - Avon (#4) vs Lukasz Walendzak - Cathedral (#6)
    132 Asa Garcia - Avon (#1) vs Logan Bailey - Cathedral (#3) (1st match was 1-0 Garcia)
    152 Nathan Conley - Avon (#3) vs Elliott Rodgers - Cathedral (#1)
     
    #2 Evansville Mater Dei: State ranking -- 3 wrestlers in top 4 (113, 120, 145), 7 ranked between 7th - 13th (106, 126, 132, 138, 152, 160, 170); 1 ranked in Semi-State only (182) -- 11 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:   113,120,126, 145 (2x), 152 //  Although EMD is located 3 hours south of my location I am familiar with this group of wrestlers.  They reload each year better than any school in our state.  Never one to back down from a challenge; they don't get pinned, or give up any bonus points for that matter, and when given the opportunity to win in that fashion they usually seize the moment.  Look for them to be laser focus in their quest to win Team State this coming weekend.
    #7 Carmel: State ranking --  1 wrestler in top 4 (106), and 4 more ranked between 5th -15th (132, 170, 182, 195); 1 ranked in Semi-State only (285) -- 6 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:   None //  The 'Rodney Dangerfield' of Team State.  Personally I believe Carmel to be very dangerous with enough athletes to make it difficult for any team to beat them.  Outside of their only loss this season (29-27), they have decimated their competition with the closest dual being a 25 point victory.  Extremely well coached and intelligent wrestlers, they typically will not 'beat themselves'.  They are better than the individual rankings indicate, look for them to pull off an upset along the way.
    Portage: State ranking --  2 wrestlers in top 4 (113, 160), and 3 more ranked between 5th -15th (120, 126, 132); 2 ranked in Semi-State only (106, 152) -- 7 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:  113 (2x), 126 (2x),132, 160  //  1 Returning State Champ  //  Portage is strong where Portage is strong, which means don't expect to beat them where they have a ranked wrestler participating.  In order for them to pull the upset they will need to accumulate points from 113 - 132, 152 & 160 and pull off a few surprises at the other weights.  The program has a reputation of being one of the best in the state for a very good reason, and underestimating this group will give a team headaches for the remainder of the day.
    POTENTIAL MATCHES:
    106 Suhas Chundi - Carmel (#4) vs Alec Freeman EMD (#7)
    113 Jacob Moran - Portage (#1) vs Cole Ross - EMD (#4)
    120 Ty Haskins - Portage (#15) vs Blake Boarman - EMD (#2) 
    126 Brook Peele - Portage (#5) vs Kane Egil - EMD (#7)
    132 Ricky Hegedus - Portage (#9) vs Kyle Holman - Carmel (#14) vs Clay Egil - EMD (#10)
    160 Donnell Washington - Portage (#1) vs Gabe Sollars - EMD (#9)
    170 Logan Hart - Carmel (#5) vs MaCartney Parkinson - EMD (#7)
     
    ** I will do the other 2 pools sometime in the next 24 hours....sorry for any mistakes.
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    Indysportsfan got a reaction from IndianaWrestlingGuy in 3A Team State   
    Not the Rodney in your video coach, the Rodney that published a book “It’s not easy bein’ me” as well as his mantra “I get no respect”.  No matter how well the school does, people expect more.
     
     
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    Indysportsfan got a reaction from Mattyb in 3A Team State   
    Not the Rodney in your video coach, the Rodney that published a book “It’s not easy bein’ me” as well as his mantra “I get no respect”.  No matter how well the school does, people expect more.
     
     
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    Indysportsfan got a reaction from IndianaWrestlingGuy in 3A Team State   
    #3 Warren Central: State ranking -- 3 wrestlers in top 4 (113, 145, 152), 5 ranked between 5th - 14th (106, 120, 126, 138, 160); 3 ranked in Semi-State only (132, 195, 285) -- 11 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:  113, 138, 145  //  They are my dark-horse to bring home the crown, if you can call the 3-seed a dark-horse.  I have watched this team 10+ times over the last 2 years and they never lack on effort / determination.  Jim has done an outstanding job keeping the east side school moving in the right direction.  Their 3 point loss to Cathedral, back on 12-1-18, illustrates how good this team is from 106-285.  Their path will be loaded with potential roadblocks, but as a great person once said (I think they were great) -- "Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey".   
    #6 Roncalli: State ranking -- 2 wrestlers in top 4 (120, 132), 5 more ranked between 6th -14th (106, 126, 138, 170, 285) -- 7 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:  120 (2x), 132 (2x), 138, 170  //  1 Previous State Champ //  The Rebels are good, actually they are very good, that just walked through the Spartan Classic in Connersville with 7 Champs.  At one point or another 10 wrestlers have been ranked in the NCSS which is an indication of their team strength.  Runner-up to Warren Central at the Marion County Tournament, they will be ready on Saturday to do battle on the mat.  No doubt having Warren and Columbus East in their pool will push them to their limits but you know what they say, "To be the best you need to beat the best"... Carpe Diem Rebels!
    Columbus East: State ranking -- 4 wrestlers in top 4 (138, 170, 220, 285), 1 more ranked at 7th (152), 2 ranked in Semi-State only (106, 126) -- 7 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience: 138 (2x), 152 (2x), 170, 220 //  1 Returning State Champ, 1 Returning Runner-up who was a previous State Champ // With 1/2 of their team ranked it is clear the Olympians have the firepower to win, which was evidenced by their Runner-up performance in the Al Smith Tournament last weekend.  Although they are unseeded they were considered to be in the top 8 by many of the posters on IndianaMat; I could see them having a little extra motivation when they hit the mat this weekend.  
    POTENTIAL MATCHES:
    106 Kody Glithero - Roncalli (#14) vs Carleton Perry - Warren Central (#10) 
    120 Brayden Lowery - Roncalli (#4) vs Chris Stewart - Warren Central (#10)
    126 Sam Slivka - Roncalli (#14) vs Jevian Ross - Warren Central (#10)
    138 Tyce Freije - Roncalli (#6) vs Cayden Rooks - Columbus East (#1) vs Jarred Rowlett - Warren Central (#14)
    152 Jake Schoenegge - Columbus East (#7) vs Brice Coleman - Warren Central (#4)
    170 Elijah Mahan - Roncalli (#6) vs Nick South - Columbus East (#1)
    285 John Harris - Roncalli (#7) vs Dalton Anderson - Columbus East (#4)
     
    #4 Brownsburg: State ranking -- 2 wrestlers in top 4 (138, 220), 6 ranked between 6th - 15th (106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 160, 170, 285), 1 ranked in Semi-State only (145) -- 11 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:  120, 132 (2x), 138  //  Teams should take notice that the Bulldogs have a wrestler ranked at every weight between 106 - 145 and they pick it up again at 160 with 4 more in the backside of the lineup.  Not many, if any, holes exist in this lineup and they are battle tested by participating in tournaments located in Michigan and Ohio in the last month.  They will compete extremely well in the Coliseum and it would not shock me if they are able to bring home the hardware once again.      
    #5 Perry Meridian: State ranking -- 2 wrestlers in top 4 (106, 145), 4 more ranked between 6th -16th (138, 152, 170, 220), 1 ranked in Semi-State only (113) -- 7 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:  106, 145, 152, 170  //  2 Returning State Runner-up //  One of the most successful programs in Indiana the Falcons have a niche to reload year after year with quality wrestlers...this year is no different.  Faced with a very challenging schedule Perry has done well holding their own with the best teams in the State, which included leading the Wildcats (in Evansville) with 2 matches to go.  Look for that type of performance again when they take the mat on Saturday. 
    Northridge: State ranking -- 2 ranked in Semi-State only (120, 160) -- 2 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience: None // The Raiders of Northridge is the unknown factor at Team State.  Last weekend they competed well at the Al Smith Tournament, placing 3 kids in the Top 8 with an additional 4 wrestlers gaining at least 2 victories in the extremely difficult event.  They have many kids with outstanding records (18-2, 21-3, 24-1, 16-4, 13-4, 17-3, 14-4, 8-2, 14-5, 16-5, 18-6), no doubt they will get their opportunity to shine with the 4 teams they are going to face in Fort Wayne.
    POTENTIAL MATCHES:
    106 Alex Cottey - Perry Meridian (#1) vs Logan Miller - Brownsburg (11)
    138 Gabriel Smith - Perry Meridian (#12) vs Drew Kreitzer - Brownsburg (#3)
    170 Brooks Davis - Perry Meridian (#12) vs Thierry Jean-Baptiste - Brownsburg (#15)
    220 Austin Lane - Perry Meridian (#16) vs Lawson Aiken - Brownsburg (#3)
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    Indysportsfan got a reaction from IndianaWrestlingGuy in 3A Team State   
    Looking at team matches is exhausting, as I said earlier I see the potential for many teams to move around wrestlers to gain an advantage.  Here is some data to chew on:
    #1 Cathedral: State ranking -- 4 wrestlers in top 4 (113, 132, 152, 160), 3 ranked between 5th - 8th (126, 138, 145) and 1 more ranked (182); 1 ranked in Semi-State only (106) -- 8 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:   126 (2x), 132, 138, 145 (3x), 152 (2x), 160 (3x) //  1 Returning State Champ, 2 Returning State Runner-up  //  Loaded with skill & experience, if you are going to beat them you best chance is to win almost all of the matches between 106-120 and 170-285 and stay off your back in every other match.  If you can steal a match in the middle that will be a huge bonus because the lineup (126 - 160) is similar to 'Alabama Football', pure talent.  With all that said I do believe there are a couple of teams that fit the bill and will battle them to the end.
    #8 Avon: State ranking -- 4 wrestlers in top 4 (126, 132, 152, 182), and 3 more ranked between 9th -13th (120, 138, 145); 1 ranked in Semi-State only (220) -- 8 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:   120, 126 (2x),132 (3x), 152 (3x), 182  //  1 Returning State Champ (2-timer) //  They have 4 kids who are serious contenders to be a 2019 State Champ; the rest of the group has plenty of experience on their side as well.  They have wrestled the hardest schedule YTD and are more than ready to do battle in Fort Wayne. It has been mentioned several times they have been forfeiting 2 weight classes and they were missing a stud for several of their matches as well.  They will be a tough out and entertaining to watch.
    Penn: State ranking -- 1 wrestler in top 4 (195), and 3 between 5th - 9th (120, 220, 285) and 2 more ranked (145, 182); 2 ranked in Semi-State only (132, 138) -- 8 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:   120, 132, 195 //  Unfortunately down in Indy we are not provided many opportunities to watch the teams from the ECSS.  With that said Penn is known throughout the state as a hard nosed team with plenty of heart & technique.  If any match comes down to the wire and Penn has 182 - 285 remaining they will win the match.   Between 106 - 170 they have several wrestlers ranked and are more than capable of winning a big match for the team.   Don't sleep on the Kingsmen, if you do you may be behind on the scoreboard after the 14th match.
    POTENTIAL MATCHES:
    120 Vince Sparrow - Penn (#9) vs Tyler Conley - Avon (#13)
    126 Ray Rioux - Avon (#4) vs Lukasz Walendzak - Cathedral (#6)
    132 Asa Garcia - Avon (#1) vs Logan Bailey - Cathedral (#3) (1st match was 1-0 Garcia)
    152 Nathan Conley - Avon (#3) vs Elliott Rodgers - Cathedral (#1)
     
    #2 Evansville Mater Dei: State ranking -- 3 wrestlers in top 4 (113, 120, 145), 7 ranked between 7th - 13th (106, 126, 132, 138, 152, 160, 170); 1 ranked in Semi-State only (182) -- 11 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:   113,120,126, 145 (2x), 152 //  Although EMD is located 3 hours south of my location I am familiar with this group of wrestlers.  They reload each year better than any school in our state.  Never one to back down from a challenge; they don't get pinned, or give up any bonus points for that matter, and when given the opportunity to win in that fashion they usually seize the moment.  Look for them to be laser focus in their quest to win Team State this coming weekend.
    #7 Carmel: State ranking --  1 wrestler in top 4 (106), and 4 more ranked between 5th -15th (132, 170, 182, 195); 1 ranked in Semi-State only (285) -- 6 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:   None //  The 'Rodney Dangerfield' of Team State.  Personally I believe Carmel to be very dangerous with enough athletes to make it difficult for any team to beat them.  Outside of their only loss this season (29-27), they have decimated their competition with the closest dual being a 25 point victory.  Extremely well coached and intelligent wrestlers, they typically will not 'beat themselves'.  They are better than the individual rankings indicate, look for them to pull off an upset along the way.
    Portage: State ranking --  2 wrestlers in top 4 (113, 160), and 3 more ranked between 5th -15th (120, 126, 132); 2 ranked in Semi-State only (106, 152) -- 7 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:  113 (2x), 126 (2x),132, 160  //  1 Returning State Champ  //  Portage is strong where Portage is strong, which means don't expect to beat them where they have a ranked wrestler participating.  In order for them to pull the upset they will need to accumulate points from 113 - 132, 152 & 160 and pull off a few surprises at the other weights.  The program has a reputation of being one of the best in the state for a very good reason, and underestimating this group will give a team headaches for the remainder of the day.
    POTENTIAL MATCHES:
    106 Suhas Chundi - Carmel (#4) vs Alec Freeman EMD (#7)
    113 Jacob Moran - Portage (#1) vs Cole Ross - EMD (#4)
    120 Ty Haskins - Portage (#15) vs Blake Boarman - EMD (#2) 
    126 Brook Peele - Portage (#5) vs Kane Egil - EMD (#7)
    132 Ricky Hegedus - Portage (#9) vs Kyle Holman - Carmel (#14) vs Clay Egil - EMD (#10)
    160 Donnell Washington - Portage (#1) vs Gabe Sollars - EMD (#9)
    170 Logan Hart - Carmel (#5) vs MaCartney Parkinson - EMD (#7)
     
    ** I will do the other 2 pools sometime in the next 24 hours....sorry for any mistakes.
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    Indysportsfan got a reaction from TeamGarcia in 3A Team State   
    #3 Warren Central: State ranking -- 3 wrestlers in top 4 (113, 145, 152), 5 ranked between 5th - 14th (106, 120, 126, 138, 160); 3 ranked in Semi-State only (132, 195, 285) -- 11 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:  113, 138, 145  //  They are my dark-horse to bring home the crown, if you can call the 3-seed a dark-horse.  I have watched this team 10+ times over the last 2 years and they never lack on effort / determination.  Jim has done an outstanding job keeping the east side school moving in the right direction.  Their 3 point loss to Cathedral, back on 12-1-18, illustrates how good this team is from 106-285.  Their path will be loaded with potential roadblocks, but as a great person once said (I think they were great) -- "Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey".   
    #6 Roncalli: State ranking -- 2 wrestlers in top 4 (120, 132), 5 more ranked between 6th -14th (106, 126, 138, 170, 285) -- 7 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:  120 (2x), 132 (2x), 138, 170  //  1 Previous State Champ //  The Rebels are good, actually they are very good, that just walked through the Spartan Classic in Connersville with 7 Champs.  At one point or another 10 wrestlers have been ranked in the NCSS which is an indication of their team strength.  Runner-up to Warren Central at the Marion County Tournament, they will be ready on Saturday to do battle on the mat.  No doubt having Warren and Columbus East in their pool will push them to their limits but you know what they say, "To be the best you need to beat the best"... Carpe Diem Rebels!
    Columbus East: State ranking -- 4 wrestlers in top 4 (138, 170, 220, 285), 1 more ranked at 7th (152), 2 ranked in Semi-State only (106, 126) -- 7 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience: 138 (2x), 152 (2x), 170, 220 //  1 Returning State Champ, 1 Returning Runner-up who was a previous State Champ // With 1/2 of their team ranked it is clear the Olympians have the firepower to win, which was evidenced by their Runner-up performance in the Al Smith Tournament last weekend.  Although they are unseeded they were considered to be in the top 8 by many of the posters on IndianaMat; I could see them having a little extra motivation when they hit the mat this weekend.  
    POTENTIAL MATCHES:
    106 Kody Glithero - Roncalli (#14) vs Carleton Perry - Warren Central (#10) 
    120 Brayden Lowery - Roncalli (#4) vs Chris Stewart - Warren Central (#10)
    126 Sam Slivka - Roncalli (#14) vs Jevian Ross - Warren Central (#10)
    138 Tyce Freije - Roncalli (#6) vs Cayden Rooks - Columbus East (#1) vs Jarred Rowlett - Warren Central (#14)
    152 Jake Schoenegge - Columbus East (#7) vs Brice Coleman - Warren Central (#4)
    170 Elijah Mahan - Roncalli (#6) vs Nick South - Columbus East (#1)
    285 John Harris - Roncalli (#7) vs Dalton Anderson - Columbus East (#4)
     
    #4 Brownsburg: State ranking -- 2 wrestlers in top 4 (138, 220), 6 ranked between 6th - 15th (106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 160, 170, 285), 1 ranked in Semi-State only (145) -- 11 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:  120, 132 (2x), 138  //  Teams should take notice that the Bulldogs have a wrestler ranked at every weight between 106 - 145 and they pick it up again at 160 with 4 more in the backside of the lineup.  Not many, if any, holes exist in this lineup and they are battle tested by participating in tournaments located in Michigan and Ohio in the last month.  They will compete extremely well in the Coliseum and it would not shock me if they are able to bring home the hardware once again.      
    #5 Perry Meridian: State ranking -- 2 wrestlers in top 4 (106, 145), 4 more ranked between 6th -16th (138, 152, 170, 220), 1 ranked in Semi-State only (113) -- 7 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:  106, 145, 152, 170  //  2 Returning State Runner-up //  One of the most successful programs in Indiana the Falcons have a niche to reload year after year with quality wrestlers...this year is no different.  Faced with a very challenging schedule Perry has done well holding their own with the best teams in the State, which included leading the Wildcats (in Evansville) with 2 matches to go.  Look for that type of performance again when they take the mat on Saturday. 
    Northridge: State ranking -- 2 ranked in Semi-State only (120, 160) -- 2 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience: None // The Raiders of Northridge is the unknown factor at Team State.  Last weekend they competed well at the Al Smith Tournament, placing 3 kids in the Top 8 with an additional 4 wrestlers gaining at least 2 victories in the extremely difficult event.  They have many kids with outstanding records (18-2, 21-3, 24-1, 16-4, 13-4, 17-3, 14-4, 8-2, 14-5, 16-5, 18-6), no doubt they will get their opportunity to shine with the 4 teams they are going to face in Fort Wayne.
    POTENTIAL MATCHES:
    106 Alex Cottey - Perry Meridian (#1) vs Logan Miller - Brownsburg (11)
    138 Gabriel Smith - Perry Meridian (#12) vs Drew Kreitzer - Brownsburg (#3)
    170 Brooks Davis - Perry Meridian (#12) vs Thierry Jean-Baptiste - Brownsburg (#15)
    220 Austin Lane - Perry Meridian (#16) vs Lawson Aiken - Brownsburg (#3)
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    Looking at team matches is exhausting, as I said earlier I see the potential for many teams to move around wrestlers to gain an advantage.  Here is some data to chew on:
    #1 Cathedral: State ranking -- 4 wrestlers in top 4 (113, 132, 152, 160), 3 ranked between 5th - 8th (126, 138, 145) and 1 more ranked (182); 1 ranked in Semi-State only (106) -- 8 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:   126 (2x), 132, 138, 145 (3x), 152 (2x), 160 (3x) //  1 Returning State Champ, 2 Returning State Runner-up  //  Loaded with skill & experience, if you are going to beat them you best chance is to win almost all of the matches between 106-120 and 170-285 and stay off your back in every other match.  If you can steal a match in the middle that will be a huge bonus because the lineup (126 - 160) is similar to 'Alabama Football', pure talent.  With all that said I do believe there are a couple of teams that fit the bill and will battle them to the end.
    #8 Avon: State ranking -- 4 wrestlers in top 4 (126, 132, 152, 182), and 3 more ranked between 9th -13th (120, 138, 145); 1 ranked in Semi-State only (220) -- 8 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:   120, 126 (2x),132 (3x), 152 (3x), 182  //  1 Returning State Champ (2-timer) //  They have 4 kids who are serious contenders to be a 2019 State Champ; the rest of the group has plenty of experience on their side as well.  They have wrestled the hardest schedule YTD and are more than ready to do battle in Fort Wayne. It has been mentioned several times they have been forfeiting 2 weight classes and they were missing a stud for several of their matches as well.  They will be a tough out and entertaining to watch.
    Penn: State ranking -- 1 wrestler in top 4 (195), and 3 between 5th - 9th (120, 220, 285) and 2 more ranked (145, 182); 2 ranked in Semi-State only (132, 138) -- 8 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:   120, 132, 195 //  Unfortunately down in Indy we are not provided many opportunities to watch the teams from the ECSS.  With that said Penn is known throughout the state as a hard nosed team with plenty of heart & technique.  If any match comes down to the wire and Penn has 182 - 285 remaining they will win the match.   Between 106 - 170 they have several wrestlers ranked and are more than capable of winning a big match for the team.   Don't sleep on the Kingsmen, if you do you may be behind on the scoreboard after the 14th match.
    POTENTIAL MATCHES:
    120 Vince Sparrow - Penn (#9) vs Tyler Conley - Avon (#13)
    126 Ray Rioux - Avon (#4) vs Lukasz Walendzak - Cathedral (#6)
    132 Asa Garcia - Avon (#1) vs Logan Bailey - Cathedral (#3) (1st match was 1-0 Garcia)
    152 Nathan Conley - Avon (#3) vs Elliott Rodgers - Cathedral (#1)
     
    #2 Evansville Mater Dei: State ranking -- 3 wrestlers in top 4 (113, 120, 145), 7 ranked between 7th - 13th (106, 126, 132, 138, 152, 160, 170); 1 ranked in Semi-State only (182) -- 11 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:   113,120,126, 145 (2x), 152 //  Although EMD is located 3 hours south of my location I am familiar with this group of wrestlers.  They reload each year better than any school in our state.  Never one to back down from a challenge; they don't get pinned, or give up any bonus points for that matter, and when given the opportunity to win in that fashion they usually seize the moment.  Look for them to be laser focus in their quest to win Team State this coming weekend.
    #7 Carmel: State ranking --  1 wrestler in top 4 (106), and 4 more ranked between 5th -15th (132, 170, 182, 195); 1 ranked in Semi-State only (285) -- 6 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:   None //  The 'Rodney Dangerfield' of Team State.  Personally I believe Carmel to be very dangerous with enough athletes to make it difficult for any team to beat them.  Outside of their only loss this season (29-27), they have decimated their competition with the closest dual being a 25 point victory.  Extremely well coached and intelligent wrestlers, they typically will not 'beat themselves'.  They are better than the individual rankings indicate, look for them to pull off an upset along the way.
    Portage: State ranking --  2 wrestlers in top 4 (113, 160), and 3 more ranked between 5th -15th (120, 126, 132); 2 ranked in Semi-State only (106, 152) -- 7 TOTAL Individual State Finals experience:  113 (2x), 126 (2x),132, 160  //  1 Returning State Champ  //  Portage is strong where Portage is strong, which means don't expect to beat them where they have a ranked wrestler participating.  In order for them to pull the upset they will need to accumulate points from 113 - 132, 152 & 160 and pull off a few surprises at the other weights.  The program has a reputation of being one of the best in the state for a very good reason, and underestimating this group will give a team headaches for the remainder of the day.
    POTENTIAL MATCHES:
    106 Suhas Chundi - Carmel (#4) vs Alec Freeman EMD (#7)
    113 Jacob Moran - Portage (#1) vs Cole Ross - EMD (#4)
    120 Ty Haskins - Portage (#15) vs Blake Boarman - EMD (#2) 
    126 Brook Peele - Portage (#5) vs Kane Egil - EMD (#7)
    132 Ricky Hegedus - Portage (#9) vs Kyle Holman - Carmel (#14) vs Clay Egil - EMD (#10)
    160 Donnell Washington - Portage (#1) vs Gabe Sollars - EMD (#9)
    170 Logan Hart - Carmel (#5) vs MaCartney Parkinson - EMD (#7)
     
    ** I will do the other 2 pools sometime in the next 24 hours....sorry for any mistakes.
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    I have been looking, brutal schedule for all the wrestler/teams. I see a lot of shifting from the 5th seed down based on matchups. I have never seen an event where the 1st wrestler reporting to the scoring table plays such a huge role.  
    I will have something in the next few days, still trying to recover from the Bama / Colts football games.
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    Indysportsfan got a reaction from Mattyb in Team State Draw TONIGHT at 9pm EST   
    I have been looking, brutal schedule for all the wrestler/teams. I see a lot of shifting from the 5th seed down based on matchups. I have never seen an event where the 1st wrestler reporting to the scoring table plays such a huge role.  
    I will have something in the next few days, still trying to recover from the Bama / Colts football games.
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    Indysportsfan got a reaction from piscis1956 in Al Smith Entries with Rankings   
    I wonder how many of the 4x State Champs ever lost at the Al Smith.  Do we know how many of the 4x Al Smith Champs went on to be a 4x State Champs?
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    106
    Kody Glithero (Roncalli), State #14, NCSS #6
    113
    Christian White (New Pal), NCSS #4
    Brady Ester (FW Snider), FWSS #6
    120
    Brayden Lowery (Roncalli), State #4, NCSS #1
    Harrison Hadley (Lapel), NCSS #4
    126
    Cameron Toole (Lebanon), NCSS #3
    Sam Slivka (Roncalli), NCSS #8
    132
    Alec Viduya (Roncalli), State #2, NCSS #1
    Logan Boe (Danville), State #7, EVSS #2
    Gavin Rose (Greenfield Central), State #12, NCSS #3
    138
    Tyce Freije (Roncalli), State #6, NCSS #1
    William Fiechter (Southern Wells), FWSS #7
    145
    Dallas Pugsley (Shenandoah), State #10, NCSS #5
    Josh Beeks (Southern Wells), FWSS #5
    Tanner Stacey (East Noble), FWSS #7
    152
    Cooper Noehre (Greenfield Central), State #2, NCSS #2
    160
    Tucker Coffman (Union County), State #3, NCSS #2
    Hayden Lohrey (Shenandoah), State #4, NCSS #3
    Jed Perry (Southern Wells), FWSS #7
    170
    Elijah Mahan (Roncalli), State #6, NCSS #4
    Colin Kwiatkowski (Valparaiso), ECSS #6
    182
    JD Farrell, State #11, NCSS #3
    Trizton Carson (Danville), State #13, EVSS #3
    Kyler Funk (Mississinewa), FWSS #5
    195
    Silas Alred (Shenandoah), State #1, NCSS #1
    285
    John Harris (Roncalli), State #7, NCSS #2
    Will Swartz (FW Snider), FWSS #3
    Zach McQueen (Connersville), NCSS #8
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    Indysportsfan got a reaction from FCFIGHTER170 in Al Smith Entries with Rankings   
    I wonder how many of the 4x State Champs ever lost at the Al Smith.  Do we know how many of the 4x Al Smith Champs went on to be a 4x State Champs?
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    Current State or Semi-State (SS) ranking per weight class:
    106 - Perry Meridian #1, Carmel #4, EMD #7, Warren Central #10, Brownsburg #11, Roncalli #14, Portage ss# 8, Cathedral ss#8, Col East ss#8
    113 -  Portage #1, Cathedral #2, Warren Central #3, EMD #4, Brownsburg #10, Northridge #16
    120 - EMD #2, Roncalli #4, Brownsburg #7, Penn #9, Warren Central #10, Avon #13, Portage #15, Northridge ss#2
    126 - Avon #4, Portage #5, Cathedral #6, EMD #7, Brownsburg #9, Warren Central #10, Roncalli #14, Col East ss#4
    132 - Avon #1, Roncalli #2, Cathedral #3, Brownsburg #8, Portage #9, EMD #10, Carmel #14, Warren Central ss#5, Penn ss#5
    138 - Col East #1, Brownsburg #3, Roncalli #6, Cathedral #8, Avon #11, Perry Meridian #12, EMD #13, Warren Central #14, Penn ss#8
    145 - EMD #1, Perry Meridian #3, Warren Central #4, Cathedral #5, Penn #12, Avon #13, Brownsburg ss#4
    152 - Cathedral #1, Avon #3, Warren Central #4, Perry Meridian #6, Col East #7, EMD #8, Portage ss#4
    160 - Portage #1, Cathedral #2, Brownsburg #8, EMD #9, Warren Central #11, Northridge ss#3, Perry Meridian ss#5
    170 - Col East #1, Carmel #5, Roncalli #6, EMD #7, Perry Meridian #12, Brownsburg #15
    182 - Avon #1, Carmel #10, Cathedral #14, Penn #15, EMD ss#8
    195 - Penn #2, Carmel #15, Warren Central ss#7
    220 - Brownsburg #3, Col East #4, Penn #7, Perry Meridian #16, Avon ss#3, Warren Central ss#6
    285 - Col East #4, Penn #5, Brownsburg #6, Roncalli #7, Warren Central ss#4, Carmel ss#6
    RANKINGS PER TEAM:
    Brownsburg: 10 State & 11 Semi-State
    EMD: 10 State & 10 Semi-State
    Warren Central: 8 State & 12 Semi-State
    Cathedral: 8 State & 8 Semi-State
    Avon: 7 State & 8 Semi-State
    Roncalli: 7 State & 7 Semi-State
    Penn: 6 State & 8 Semi-State
    Perry Meridian: 6 State & 7 Semi-State
    Columbus East: 5 State & 7 Semi-State
    Portage: 5 State & 7 Semi-State
    Carmel: 5 State & 4 Semi-State
    Northridge: 1 State & 2 Semi-State
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    Current State or Semi-State (SS) ranking per weight class:
    106 - Perry Meridian #1, Carmel #4, EMD #7, Warren Central #10, Brownsburg #11, Roncalli #14, Portage ss# 8, Cathedral ss#8, Col East ss#8
    113 -  Portage #1, Cathedral #2, Warren Central #3, EMD #4, Brownsburg #10, Northridge #16
    120 - EMD #2, Roncalli #4, Brownsburg #7, Penn #9, Warren Central #10, Avon #13, Portage #15, Northridge ss#2
    126 - Avon #4, Portage #5, Cathedral #6, EMD #7, Brownsburg #9, Warren Central #10, Roncalli #14, Col East ss#4
    132 - Avon #1, Roncalli #2, Cathedral #3, Brownsburg #8, Portage #9, EMD #10, Carmel #14, Warren Central ss#5, Penn ss#5
    138 - Col East #1, Brownsburg #3, Roncalli #6, Cathedral #8, Avon #11, Perry Meridian #12, EMD #13, Warren Central #14, Penn ss#8
    145 - EMD #1, Perry Meridian #3, Warren Central #4, Cathedral #5, Penn #12, Avon #13, Brownsburg ss#4
    152 - Cathedral #1, Avon #3, Warren Central #4, Perry Meridian #6, Col East #7, EMD #8, Portage ss#4
    160 - Portage #1, Cathedral #2, Brownsburg #8, EMD #9, Warren Central #11, Northridge ss#3, Perry Meridian ss#5
    170 - Col East #1, Carmel #5, Roncalli #6, EMD #7, Perry Meridian #12, Brownsburg #15
    182 - Avon #1, Carmel #10, Cathedral #14, Penn #15, EMD ss#8
    195 - Penn #2, Carmel #15, Warren Central ss#7
    220 - Brownsburg #3, Col East #4, Penn #7, Perry Meridian #16, Avon ss#3, Warren Central ss#6
    285 - Col East #4, Penn #5, Brownsburg #6, Roncalli #7, Warren Central ss#4, Carmel ss#6
    RANKINGS PER TEAM:
    Brownsburg: 10 State & 11 Semi-State
    EMD: 10 State & 10 Semi-State
    Warren Central: 8 State & 12 Semi-State
    Cathedral: 8 State & 8 Semi-State
    Avon: 7 State & 8 Semi-State
    Roncalli: 7 State & 7 Semi-State
    Penn: 6 State & 8 Semi-State
    Perry Meridian: 6 State & 7 Semi-State
    Columbus East: 5 State & 7 Semi-State
    Portage: 5 State & 7 Semi-State
    Carmel: 5 State & 4 Semi-State
    Northridge: 1 State & 2 Semi-State
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    Current State or Semi-State (SS) ranking per weight class:
    106 - Perry Meridian #1, Carmel #4, EMD #7, Warren Central #10, Brownsburg #11, Roncalli #14, Portage ss# 8, Cathedral ss#8, Col East ss#8
    113 -  Portage #1, Cathedral #2, Warren Central #3, EMD #4, Brownsburg #10, Northridge #16
    120 - EMD #2, Roncalli #4, Brownsburg #7, Penn #9, Warren Central #10, Avon #13, Portage #15, Northridge ss#2
    126 - Avon #4, Portage #5, Cathedral #6, EMD #7, Brownsburg #9, Warren Central #10, Roncalli #14, Col East ss#4
    132 - Avon #1, Roncalli #2, Cathedral #3, Brownsburg #8, Portage #9, EMD #10, Carmel #14, Warren Central ss#5, Penn ss#5
    138 - Col East #1, Brownsburg #3, Roncalli #6, Cathedral #8, Avon #11, Perry Meridian #12, EMD #13, Warren Central #14, Penn ss#8
    145 - EMD #1, Perry Meridian #3, Warren Central #4, Cathedral #5, Penn #12, Avon #13, Brownsburg ss#4
    152 - Cathedral #1, Avon #3, Warren Central #4, Perry Meridian #6, Col East #7, EMD #8, Portage ss#4
    160 - Portage #1, Cathedral #2, Brownsburg #8, EMD #9, Warren Central #11, Northridge ss#3, Perry Meridian ss#5
    170 - Col East #1, Carmel #5, Roncalli #6, EMD #7, Perry Meridian #12, Brownsburg #15
    182 - Avon #1, Carmel #10, Cathedral #14, Penn #15, EMD ss#8
    195 - Penn #2, Carmel #15, Warren Central ss#7
    220 - Brownsburg #3, Col East #4, Penn #7, Perry Meridian #16, Avon ss#3, Warren Central ss#6
    285 - Col East #4, Penn #5, Brownsburg #6, Roncalli #7, Warren Central ss#4, Carmel ss#6
    RANKINGS PER TEAM:
    Brownsburg: 10 State & 11 Semi-State
    EMD: 10 State & 10 Semi-State
    Warren Central: 8 State & 12 Semi-State
    Cathedral: 8 State & 8 Semi-State
    Avon: 7 State & 8 Semi-State
    Roncalli: 7 State & 7 Semi-State
    Penn: 6 State & 8 Semi-State
    Perry Meridian: 6 State & 7 Semi-State
    Columbus East: 5 State & 7 Semi-State
    Portage: 5 State & 7 Semi-State
    Carmel: 5 State & 4 Semi-State
    Northridge: 1 State & 2 Semi-State
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    In 2018 everyone wants to say nothing is about race, even if it is an issue
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    Indysportsfan reacted to IndianaWrestlingGuy in #2 Perry Meridian vs. #4 Mater Dei   
    Dickens’ Cider*
    *Bob and Tom Show 2002
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    I envision the gym to be packed similar to the final scene of Louden Swain vs Brian Shute.
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