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    teammills got a reaction from Justin Ratliff in Unique wrestling opportunity next summer for current 5th-8th graders   
    This is a great trip to help get your young wrestler to the next level.  Ty took this trip his 8th grade year and had a blast.  I was amazed at his maturity level and his wrestling abilities when he got back.  He went on to place at Pre-Season nationals and several other national tournaments in the months following.  There was a great mixture of Folkstyle, Freestyle and Greco and he wrestled some of the top tier kids in the country.  Most of all, he really made some life-long friends that he still talks to today.  It's such an awesome feeling to be at some of his college tournaments and run into one of his OASWT teammates.  Ty was able to fund raise about 90% of his trip costs from the community and worked off the rest with chores around the house.  
     
    He was able to see and do so many things across the country that it was a once in a lifetime experience.  If you are interested, let me know and I can share more about our experiences.  The only downside was a picture of his cauliflower ear in the middle of Utah somewhere.. mom wasn't happy, but Ty loved it! 
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    teammills reacted to Coach McCormick in Best High School for Producing D1 Wrestlers   
    This is a very tricky question (thread) to reply to. In my humble opinion I don't know that there is a correct answer to the originally stated question. There are so many factors that go into competing at all collegiate levels. Does it count if a wrestler started DI and then transferred or stepped away from the sport after a year or two? One could respectfully debate the fact that some wrestlers take non-traditional paths into their college experiences now days. Additionally, many wrestlers arrive at their college choice only to find that it wasn't what they expected; or the coach who recruited them has now taken a different job; or academics trip them up; or an injury derails their college wrestling experience. There are numerous factors that play out as an 18 year-old embarks on a college wrestling journey. There can be many pitfalls along the way... as is there can be many rewards to be had if a little grit is demonstrated.
     
    With athlete retention in mind I believe more wrestlers (and their parents) could do a better job of 1)researching a variety of schools before making a final selection; 2)working on their time management skills in MS and HS to better ensure "life success" in college; and 3)realizing that wrestling at any collegiate level is very grueling. As they say... "it's a job."  You have to love the sport, be willing to navigate set-backs, and have the ability to keep your eye on the ball.
     
    In getting back to the original topic, DI wrestling isn't for everyone. It is absolutely best-practice for an athlete (and his/her parents) to be realistic in what level of collegiate wrestling they want to take part in. A productive and fulfilling wrestling experience can be had at all collegiate levels depending on what the student-athlete is after. As a reminder... it is college... so some level of academic achievement should be placed into the equation. A wrestler at a DIII college studying pre-med is obviously a different situation than a wrestler navigating the rigors of a Big Ten program and schedule. Two different scenarios... two different goals in mind... both are to be applauded.
     
    I tip my hat to any young man or young lady that finishes 4+ years of collegiate wrestling at any level and walks away with memories, achievements, and a college degree.
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    teammills got a reaction from manchwrestlingdad in Dirty or Smart Coach?   
    I thought the same thing! These girls are tough as nails and exciting to watch, even back in their ISWA days.  
     
    I've always wondered what a weeknight might be like in the Hildebrandt family... if Drew or Sarah popped off a wise crack against each other! Move the furniture out of the way, it's on!!!
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    teammills got a reaction from bigballerb in Dirty or Smart Coach?   
    I thought the same thing! These girls are tough as nails and exciting to watch, even back in their ISWA days.  
     
    I've always wondered what a weeknight might be like in the Hildebrandt family... if Drew or Sarah popped off a wise crack against each other! Move the furniture out of the way, it's on!!!
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    teammills got a reaction from UncleJimmy in Hoosiers in College 2019-2020 Results   
    Thanks... Ty's dinged up at the moment, but should be back in the lineup within the next week.  He's been taking some good beatings, but looking better every match and learning!!!  The scores may look pretty bad, but he's learning how to score and screw the boring 1-0 matches... score, score, score!!!  The dual tomorrow with Pitt should be on the ACCNX, but I don't think Duke has any primetime duals scheduled this year.  The ACCN is still dominated by football and basketball, but hopefully with the ACC knocking on the door with 5 top 25 teams in wrestling, it will fix itself.  Next year, Duke should be back in the mix with our Olympic redshirts back and more depth in the lineup.
     
    On another note, I'm just amazed at how talented all of our Indiana boys are after seeing the competition Ty's faced.  Brayton, Mason, Nick, CJ, Brock, Cael, both Drew's, the Rooks, etc... are freaking STUDS, there are NO easy matches in D1.  Plus, we have lots more on the cusp of making the lineup... very exiting!  Proud to be a Hoosier on the mat! 
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    teammills got a reaction from SWINfan in Hoosiers in College 2019-2020 Results   
    Thanks... Ty's dinged up at the moment, but should be back in the lineup within the next week.  He's been taking some good beatings, but looking better every match and learning!!!  The scores may look pretty bad, but he's learning how to score and screw the boring 1-0 matches... score, score, score!!!  The dual tomorrow with Pitt should be on the ACCNX, but I don't think Duke has any primetime duals scheduled this year.  The ACCN is still dominated by football and basketball, but hopefully with the ACC knocking on the door with 5 top 25 teams in wrestling, it will fix itself.  Next year, Duke should be back in the mix with our Olympic redshirts back and more depth in the lineup.
     
    On another note, I'm just amazed at how talented all of our Indiana boys are after seeing the competition Ty's faced.  Brayton, Mason, Nick, CJ, Brock, Cael, both Drew's, the Rooks, etc... are freaking STUDS, there are NO easy matches in D1.  Plus, we have lots more on the cusp of making the lineup... very exiting!  Proud to be a Hoosier on the mat! 
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    teammills got a reaction from SWINfan in Hoosiers in College 2019-2020 Results   
    I think they are still getting things figured out with redshirts and the weights.  He won his initial wrestle-off at 141, but another kid who has been 149 may be dropping to 141 and Ty lost that match at a 146 catch-weight.  He's a tiny 141 and would probably drop to 133 if the coaches thought that was in the team's best interest, but I know they are trying to bulk him up.  He wants to be in the starting lineup and we'll just have to compare the results over the next several tournaments and see what shakes out before our dual season starts.  Either way, just glad he's back on the mat and ready to take his lumps (and give some!) while he adjusts to the college style.
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    teammills got a reaction from Mattyb in Hoosiers in College 2019-2020 Results   
    I think they are still getting things figured out with redshirts and the weights.  He won his initial wrestle-off at 141, but another kid who has been 149 may be dropping to 141 and Ty lost that match at a 146 catch-weight.  He's a tiny 141 and would probably drop to 133 if the coaches thought that was in the team's best interest, but I know they are trying to bulk him up.  He wants to be in the starting lineup and we'll just have to compare the results over the next several tournaments and see what shakes out before our dual season starts.  Either way, just glad he's back on the mat and ready to take his lumps (and give some!) while he adjusts to the college style.
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    teammills got a reaction from Thor in Hoosiers in College 2019-2020 Results   
    I think they are still getting things figured out with redshirts and the weights.  He won his initial wrestle-off at 141, but another kid who has been 149 may be dropping to 141 and Ty lost that match at a 146 catch-weight.  He's a tiny 141 and would probably drop to 133 if the coaches thought that was in the team's best interest, but I know they are trying to bulk him up.  He wants to be in the starting lineup and we'll just have to compare the results over the next several tournaments and see what shakes out before our dual season starts.  Either way, just glad he's back on the mat and ready to take his lumps (and give some!) while he adjusts to the college style.
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    teammills got a reaction from SWINfan in Hoosiers in College 2019-2020 Results   
    The state got shutout at the Battle of the Citadel...
    @141 Ty Mills, Duke draws 2x NCAA Qualifier and NCAA All-American, #15 Sa'Darien Perry as his first collegiate match and loses 0-6.  Then gets majored his next match for the official dip.  Almost 18 months since he last competed, so happy to see him back on the mat.
    @149 Bryton Goering, Presbyterian loses his first match and is winning his consolation match, but gets caught.
     
    Oh well... tough day, but getting better and Duke will be at the Mountaineer Invite next week.
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    teammills got a reaction from Disco in Hoosiers in College 2019-2020 Results   
    The state got shutout at the Battle of the Citadel...
    @141 Ty Mills, Duke draws 2x NCAA Qualifier and NCAA All-American, #15 Sa'Darien Perry as his first collegiate match and loses 0-6.  Then gets majored his next match for the official dip.  Almost 18 months since he last competed, so happy to see him back on the mat.
    @149 Bryton Goering, Presbyterian loses his first match and is winning his consolation match, but gets caught.
     
    Oh well... tough day, but getting better and Duke will be at the Mountaineer Invite next week.
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    teammills got a reaction from CasualObserver in Hoosiers in College 2019-2020 Results   
    The state got shutout at the Battle of the Citadel...
    @141 Ty Mills, Duke draws 2x NCAA Qualifier and NCAA All-American, #15 Sa'Darien Perry as his first collegiate match and loses 0-6.  Then gets majored his next match for the official dip.  Almost 18 months since he last competed, so happy to see him back on the mat.
    @149 Bryton Goering, Presbyterian loses his first match and is winning his consolation match, but gets caught.
     
    Oh well... tough day, but getting better and Duke will be at the Mountaineer Invite next week.
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    teammills got a reaction from Mattyb in Hoosiers in College 2019-2020 Results   
    The state got shutout at the Battle of the Citadel...
    @141 Ty Mills, Duke draws 2x NCAA Qualifier and NCAA All-American, #15 Sa'Darien Perry as his first collegiate match and loses 0-6.  Then gets majored his next match for the official dip.  Almost 18 months since he last competed, so happy to see him back on the mat.
    @149 Bryton Goering, Presbyterian loses his first match and is winning his consolation match, but gets caught.
     
    Oh well... tough day, but getting better and Duke will be at the Mountaineer Invite next week.
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    teammills got a reaction from SWINfan in Jeremiah Reitz   
    I don't want to speak on behalf of his family, but I believe he had to medically retire due to his injury last year.  He's still at Duke and was cheering on the team during wrestle-offs last weekend.  He is a great kid and partner and it sucks that he won't be with the team this year.
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    teammills got a reaction from indypharmd in What do we do about it?   
    I'd watch... 😃
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    teammills got a reaction from logan_boe in What do we do about it?   
    I'd watch... 😃
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    teammills got a reaction from gsmith58 in What do we do about it?   
    I'd watch... 😃
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    teammills got a reaction from No One Famous in What do we do about it?   
    I'd watch... 😃
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    teammills got a reaction from Mattyb in What do we do about it?   
    I'd watch... 😃
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    teammills got a reaction from Kookie953 in Asa Garcia   
    Asa got it done when it mattered the most... the battles between Ty and Asa were both awesome and gut wrenching as a parent.  Those two were battle tested when it came time for the State Series and it shows with their results.  Neither had any fear when we saw each other in the Dual, County, Conference, Sectional, Regional, Semi-State and State!  @TeamGarcia and I would just smile at each other win or lose because there is no better way to get better than to see that type of competition week in and week out.  Do I wish a couple of those red rings were blue, absolutely... but I am extremely proud of those two boys since seeing them battle it out when they were 7 or 8 in the CWA room, partners in MS and rivals in HS!  
    Congrats to Asa and his family on an awesome HS Career!!!  Now, we're gonna prepare to flip the script when it comes time for the NCAA's!!! 😃
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    teammills got a reaction from CasualObserver in Asa Garcia   
    Asa got it done when it mattered the most... the battles between Ty and Asa were both awesome and gut wrenching as a parent.  Those two were battle tested when it came time for the State Series and it shows with their results.  Neither had any fear when we saw each other in the Dual, County, Conference, Sectional, Regional, Semi-State and State!  @TeamGarcia and I would just smile at each other win or lose because there is no better way to get better than to see that type of competition week in and week out.  Do I wish a couple of those red rings were blue, absolutely... but I am extremely proud of those two boys since seeing them battle it out when they were 7 or 8 in the CWA room, partners in MS and rivals in HS!  
    Congrats to Asa and his family on an awesome HS Career!!!  Now, we're gonna prepare to flip the script when it comes time for the NCAA's!!! 😃
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    teammills got a reaction from indianmorg in Asa Garcia   
    Asa got it done when it mattered the most... the battles between Ty and Asa were both awesome and gut wrenching as a parent.  Those two were battle tested when it came time for the State Series and it shows with their results.  Neither had any fear when we saw each other in the Dual, County, Conference, Sectional, Regional, Semi-State and State!  @TeamGarcia and I would just smile at each other win or lose because there is no better way to get better than to see that type of competition week in and week out.  Do I wish a couple of those red rings were blue, absolutely... but I am extremely proud of those two boys since seeing them battle it out when they were 7 or 8 in the CWA room, partners in MS and rivals in HS!  
    Congrats to Asa and his family on an awesome HS Career!!!  Now, we're gonna prepare to flip the script when it comes time for the NCAA's!!! 😃
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    teammills got a reaction from QuinnHarris in Asa Garcia   
    Now you know I how felt when Miranda weighed in at 106 Ty's freshman year at our Dual... I was like, well... let's get it on!  No where to run, no where to hide! It set the tone for the next 3 years, wrestle the best and see where you shake out! 
    I'd bet we get 3 NCAA Champs from Hendricks County:
    125 - Hudkins, 133 - Garcia, 141 - Mills (just don't tell the Red and Lee kids about our plans!)
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    teammills got a reaction from TeamGarcia in Asa Garcia   
    Now you know I how felt when Miranda weighed in at 106 Ty's freshman year at our Dual... I was like, well... let's get it on!  No where to run, no where to hide! It set the tone for the next 3 years, wrestle the best and see where you shake out! 
    I'd bet we get 3 NCAA Champs from Hendricks County:
    125 - Hudkins, 133 - Garcia, 141 - Mills (just don't tell the Red and Lee kids about our plans!)
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    teammills reacted to TeamGarcia in Asa Garcia   
    Miss those days bro, wish we could rewind time do it all over again going all the way back to MS days when it was not so hectic . Actually watched a few of the battles on huddle a couple days ago . 2015-16 was some of the best back and forth wrestling . Asa would win one, next weekend Ty win. They wrestled each other 6x that year, I believe that Ty won (4), Asa (2) . 
    Round 1,2,3,4,5,6 
    Not going to lie that year I was worried, Ty coming off his Runner Up 106, I text you later that year in 2015 right before season. We’re going 106, I was thinking to myself maybe he’d say 113.... text ..... you said so are we. You said there can only be 1 State Champ coming out of Hendricks County at 106. I said damn it ! Laughed, then so be it . Lol. 
    After they lose to each other they drop in the Rankings . I kept telling @ontherise219 i’d keep them where they started the year. Did he listen nope. Dropped them both cause they was beating the hell out of each other. I think he learned a lesson that year . Lol 
    Good times & great memories. 
    College match... ? Guess there can only be 1 NCAA Champ from Hendricks County to huh ?
     
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