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    Smooth34 got a reaction from WaltHarris in NWCA Duals schedule   
    Are people that bent out of shape? The Gorillas weren't even the best team from Indiana.  Could the Gold team have been better with a few other guys....sure? But who cares. Give as many kids as possible a chance to wrestle. If they want to wrestle with their friends, let them.  Isn't this sport supposed to be fun?
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    Smooth34 got a reaction from UncleJimmy in NWCA Duals schedule   
    Are people that bent out of shape? The Gorillas weren't even the best team from Indiana.  Could the Gold team have been better with a few other guys....sure? But who cares. Give as many kids as possible a chance to wrestle. If they want to wrestle with their friends, let them.  Isn't this sport supposed to be fun?
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    Smooth34 got a reaction from vito pepperelli in If this guy wins at freestyle OTTs, it means we have the best chance at a medal...POST-MORTEM   
    I disagree.  How would we know someone like Alex Dieringer wasn't ready? What if he showed up and blitzed Burroughs twice? Obviously that didn't happen, but he deserved an opportunity. 
     
    So based on this criteria of people getting elected, J'Den Cox doesn't make the team because he wouldn't have enough points? This all seems so silly.  
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    Smooth34 got a reaction from bwoodjc89 in Jordan Burroughs and IU   
    Would he have reached his full potential at IU?
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    Smooth34 got a reaction from grecoref in Jordan Burroughs and IU   
    Would he have reached his full potential at IU?
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    Smooth34 got a reaction from Dyoung in OTT   
    Men's Freestyle
     
    57kg Ramos (wont be shocked if an NCAA guy like Nashon or Megeludis makes a run)
    65kg Oliver
    74kg Burroughs
    86kg Taylor (finally beats Dake)
    97kg Snyder
    125kg Tervel
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    Smooth34 reacted to Smooth34 in OTT   
    Men's Freestyle
     
    57kg Ramos (wont be shocked if an NCAA guy like Nashon or Megeludis makes a run)
    65kg Oliver
    74kg Burroughs
    86kg Taylor (finally beats Dake)
    97kg Snyder
    125kg Tervel
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    Smooth34 reacted to gogoplata89 in OTT   
    Men's Freestyle
     
    57kg Tony Ramos
    65kg James Green
    74kg Jordan Burroughs
    86kg Kyle Dake
    97kg Kyle Snyder
    125kg Tervel Dlagnev
     
    Greco
     
    59kg Spenser Mango
    66kg Bryce Saddoris
    75kg Andy Bisek (brutal we
    85kg Jon Anderson
    98kg Caylor Williams
    130kg Robby Smith
     
    Women's Freestyle
     
    48kg Alyssa Lampe
    53kg Helen Maroulis
    58kg Leigh Jaynes-Provisor
    63kg Erin Clodgo
    68kg Elena Pirozhkova
    75kg Adeline Gray
     
    Gonna be some very interesting weights in all divisions. A lot of room for upsets, the only locks I see are Burroughs, Snyder, Mango, Smith, Lampe, Maroulis, Pirozhkova, and Gray.
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    Smooth34 got a reaction from munges in Question for anyone who may have the answer...   
    We definitely needed another topic on class wrestling.  
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    Smooth34 got a reaction from B. Alan in Question for anyone who may have the answer...   
    We definitely needed another topic on class wrestling.  
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    Smooth34 got a reaction from NavyGonzo in Question for anyone who may have the answer...   
    We definitely needed another topic on class wrestling.  
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    Smooth34 got a reaction from KarlHungus in Red - FloWrestler of the week   
    http://www.flowrestling.org/article/39806-flowrestler-of-the-week-chad-red-new-palestine
     
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    Smooth34 got a reaction from Count_the_lights_219 in Nice Chad Red article in the Indy Star   
    You need to be more than a one sport athlete to get recognition as the best athlete from Indiana ever. Look at a guy like Gelen Robinson
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    Smooth34 got a reaction from Brown boys in Biggest darkhorse   
    Biggest darkhorse this year? Or lowest ranked wrestler with a shot to win it all?
     
    106-- Garcia ranked at #8
    145--Bethel ranked at #10
     
    Had a hard time coming up with anyone else ranked lower than those two with a realistic chance.  
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    Smooth34 got a reaction from Devils27 in Most Hyped Matches All-Time   
    Harper-Carr
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    Smooth34 got a reaction from sweepsingle20 in Should the 132lb final be last on Saturday?   
    Do you believe in socialism?
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    Smooth34 got a reaction from munges in Coaches pay on Saturday   
    A coach who didn't have a wrestler make it to state and a coach who has no wrestlers beyond Friday night are the same in my eyes. Neither have a wrestler competing on Saturday. Every head coach should receive a complimentary ticket. When was the last time Bankers Life was sold out for any session?
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    Smooth34 got a reaction from swain358 in How much longer are we going to go on like this?   
    This is awesome and I'm glad this event has been such a huge success, especially for schools in 1A and 2A. Hopefully the IHSAA will take it over in the next couple of years so it can be a real state championship again. 
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    Smooth34 reacted to swain358 in How much longer are we going to go on like this?   
    We still have people in our wrestling community that considers the top scoring team at Bankers Life as the Team State Champions. The division isn't helping.
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    Smooth34 got a reaction from hunters dad in elkhart sectionals   
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    Smooth34 got a reaction from Antknee in elkhart sectionals   
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    Smooth34 got a reaction from Paul Bachtel in elkhart sectionals   
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    Smooth34 got a reaction from jjacoby in Article: #WrestlingWednesday Feature: Konrath Going an Alternate Route   
    I hope this works out for him.  Wish him all the best of luck in the next couple of years.  Love that he has a passion for ministry.
     
    If I was a college coach, the above quote might raise my eyebrow a little bit.  If the high school season is too much of a grind, how would one make it through a college season?
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    Smooth34 reacted to maligned in Wrestling both fs and fk in college & high school   
    Almost all international sports have their sad stories to tell in terms of international governing bodies or dealing with Olympic committees or other sporting oversight. On a global level, dealing with cross-cultural political issues and the fallout is almost unavoidable. Also, many less mainstream sports like ours have been forced to make significant rules changes to fit Olympic packaging. None of that is the point, in my opinion. 
     
    In my opinion, the point for those of us that grew up loving folkstyle, but that would like to see a change is this: we're only about 40 years into the "modern" era of folkstyle wrestling where it's genuinely been accessible and known in all areas of our country. If we made a change to freestyle now, by a mere 20 years from now, freestyle would already be a third of our modern wrestling history. We'd have 10 more Olympic champions to show for it, meanwhile putting the sport and its stars much more in the public conscience (and potentially launching many more of them into lucrative post-amateur careers that even further the sport's notoriety all the more). Even college kids would become much bigger stars during that life period because they'd already be wrestling at the top level internationally at 20 or 21 in some cases like other nations' top guys.
     
    And again about the rules concerns: high school and college wrestling would never be required to copy the myriad rules changes of UWW/FILA. (For example, high school could switch to freestyle rules and keep 15-point tech falls to extend mat time a bit. Then, if freestyle globally changed back to 1-point takedowns, for example, we wouldn't have to change with them). But by having the same core techniques and scrambles practiced for takedowns, exposure, turns, and pins for all kids from a young age, we would build ourselves into the best wrestling nation in the world.
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    Smooth34 got a reaction from BeastMode#31 in Why you won't wrestle/coach Greco.   
    If you were insulted by this article, you are too sensitive.  Remember to sugar-coat everything.  Everyone is a winner.  Participation ribbons for all.  
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