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About worthmatt

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  1. I met Jim when I first began officiating in 2000. I considered him one of my mentors when I began officiating. He was a great official. He was, also, a wonderful man. RIP Jim.
  2. This meet should be off the hook. 152 with the most ranked wrestlers. Several weight classes could see wrestlers meeting again in the state championship match. This year's Al Smith should be a great one.
  3. Mauneja, I would let the ISWA know you went through a background check and see what they say.
  4. As for the background check, the ISWA wants the people coaching the wrestlers are not people who would harm them. IHSAA officials are required to go through a background check every year when they renew their licenses. As for the USA membership & copper card, someone in the ISWA can answer that.
  5. No tv info as of yet. Keep checking Rutgers' athletic page ScarletKnights.com for any updates, including tv broadcast possibilities.
  6. Last season, Iowa & Oklahoma State opened the wrestling season outdoors at Iowa. This November, Rutgers & Princeton are going to start their respective wrestling seasons outdoors. Below is a link to an article that talks about this upcoming outdoor meet: http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2016/May/09/Rutgers-Wrestling-Princeton-to-wrestle-in-High-Point-Solutions-Stadium
  7. Maybe more custodians. When I am not officiating, I work as a custodian. Most of the time, custodians who work on weekends during sports events volunteer to do it. Sometimes, it is mandatory. The schools decide how many are needed per event. At any meet I go to, I always try to thank the custodians, not because they do a job hardly anyone would do, but because I am one of them, too.
  8. Rex, You & Bonnie are in our prayers. Matt & Eileen Worthington
  9. To the meets still going on today (Jan. 25, 2014), be safe getting there, have a good day of wrestling & good sportsmanship, & be safe going home.
  10. I played football & wrestled in high school. I can truly say wrestling helps you in football in terms of teaching you to use leverage against your opponent. As for football helping you in wrestling, it reinforces the need to know what you are doing in terms of skill and strategy. You got to know how to block, tackle, understand the playbook, etc. in football. In wrestling, you got to know how to do single & double leg takedowns, how to use a cradle, half-nelson, etc. to pin an opponent, and how to get up after your opponent takes you down. If a young man in high school has the opp
  11. The following is the IHSAA link for the New Castle Semi-State results: http://www.ihsaa.org/Portals/0/boys%20sports/wrestling/2012-13/201213NewCastleSS.pdf
  12. I read the story. That's two minutes of my life I'll never get back.
  13. I'm glad the announcers of the Penn State-Nebraska dual will not be calling the Big Ten Tournament.
  14. The following link from the IHSAA website for the results of the State Team Finals: http://www.ihsaa.org/dnn/Sports/Boys/Wrestling/201112/TeamStateTournament/201112StateFinalsRecap/tabid/1141/Default.aspx
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