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    Galagore got a reaction from CoachJoyce in Practice protocals   
    We should probably just class the individual state tournament. That would probably take care of things. I kid...
     
    My major concern is Saturday meets...not so much in the safety, but in getting several schools together who may have varying degrees of safety measures. Hopefully our coaches and parents will react well if the host school has more stringent mask enforcement, etc. than their home school. Hosting a tournament is hard enough, let alone now, let alone if you are constantly having to ask people to follow basic safety guidelines.
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    Galagore got a reaction from FlyNavy in Practice protocals   
    We should probably just class the individual state tournament. That would probably take care of things. I kid...
     
    My major concern is Saturday meets...not so much in the safety, but in getting several schools together who may have varying degrees of safety measures. Hopefully our coaches and parents will react well if the host school has more stringent mask enforcement, etc. than their home school. Hosting a tournament is hard enough, let alone now, let alone if you are constantly having to ask people to follow basic safety guidelines.
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    Galagore got a reaction from AJ in IN kids who wrestle out-of-state coming back?   
    That was the second graph in this thread...
     
    For the record, I am in favor of wrestling this year, and I am 52% sure we will have a season.
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    Galagore got a reaction from No One Famous in IN kids who wrestle out-of-state coming back?   
    That was the second graph in this thread...
     
    For the record, I am in favor of wrestling this year, and I am 52% sure we will have a season.
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    Galagore got a reaction from Mattyb in IN kids who wrestle out-of-state coming back?   
    That was the second graph in this thread...
     
    For the record, I am in favor of wrestling this year, and I am 52% sure we will have a season.
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    Galagore got a reaction from AJ in COVID effect on wrestling numbers?   
    How about keeping street shoes off the mats?
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    Galagore got a reaction from base in COVID effect on wrestling numbers?   
    How about keeping street shoes off the mats?
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    Galagore got a reaction from Y2CJ41 in Rule Changes for 2020-2021 Season   
    These are all good changes. One thing that should be done in the future is headgear malfunction and shoe lace malfunction placed on the same level. Penalize both, be patient with both, that doesn't matter...however it makes no sense that untied shoe laces means you are cheating and should be penalized, but headgear not fitting properly and/or falling apart means, "oh well, it happens, little fella. Let me help you with that."
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    Galagore reacted to AlaskanMountie in weight changes for 20-21 season?   
    The 15/13 or 16/14 is a good proposal to help participation numbers but I would argue that if you could combine participation with more success, you would start to move the needle on both participation and forfeits. The best way to do this is to implement the 15/13 or 16/14 proposal along with class wrestling. For those of you who want to argue, "class wrestling," please save your fingers the trouble. I am injecting the class piece for the sake of participation and success. I was very much against class wrestling when I wrestled at Crown Point but I did a 180 when I took over a 1A program in 2011. If you want to submit that class wrestling would not increase participation and success, I'm all ears. 
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    Galagore got a reaction from Y2CJ41 in weight changes for 20-21 season?   
    The 15/13 rule might help small schools/teams with low numbers more than one might think. Many times a team has 8 or fewer guys, and by luck of genetics, some of them overlap in weight classes. This is brutal as it discourages kids from sticking around an already small team. If these kids knew they'd have a shot in the state tournament, it might help those small teams from getting any smaller...and the way it looks at some of the meets we've been to, step 1 is stop hemorrhaging athletes, step 2 start adding more athletes.
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    Galagore reacted to Y2CJ41 in weight changes for 20-21 season?   
    Significantly? Not sure what you would consider significantly. We cannot make a rule that is a magic potion that will make coaches that aren't good at recruiting athletes become good at it. Coaches still need to work the hallways and promote the sport within the school.
     
    Even with the 15/13 rule we would still have forfeits, but we'd get more participation at the sectional level. On top of that if a team didn't have a weight class filled they could put in a backup from another weight class. So for instance your team doesn't have a 106 or 113, you could then put your backup at 132, 160, 195, and 285...or whatever you want. 
     
    This would help keep kids out for the team that are "varsity or bust" and help reduce weight cutting like in the above scenario the 126lber trying to cut to 113 for the team.
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    Galagore reacted to AlaskanMountie in weight changes for 20-21 season?   
    I'm not opposed to the 15/13 proposal as it gets more kids in the lineup but I don't know how much this will move the needle as many smaller programs will continue to have numerous forfeits. Again, I'm all for anything that increases opportunity for kids, just not sold that this will significantly move the needle. I would give my opinion on what I believe would increase participation but I don't want to start a holy war between wrestling traditionalists and progressives. 
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    Galagore reacted to blueandgold in Indiana Wrestling Awards   
    Yes. Directly inspired by it and the Dave Meltzer Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards. I’d like to do a poll in the future to make a fan vote for these.
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    Galagore got a reaction from TripleB in Indiana Wrestling Awards   
    This reminds me of the old PWI year-end issues 
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    Galagore reacted to IU89 in State tournament class statistics to not necessarily incite class wrestling discussion   
    You have no clue what you’re saying. My son’s freshman year of HS, we had 5 JV kids that finished in the top 3 of ISWA folk style state beating 9 state placers in the process. 
     
    Your logic is making the case for a classed tournament. 
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    Galagore reacted to Thor in State tournament class statistics to not necessarily incite class wrestling discussion   
    Kind of like how he adjusted those schools to the larger class?
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    Galagore reacted to Coach Brobst in State tournament class statistics to not necessarily incite class wrestling discussion   
    At the risk of opening a whole different can of worms, the two schools you guys are griping about him "skewing the data with" are both private schools that don't really have the same issues as public schools. I think everyone knows that there's more to the data than this, you're simply trying to use the data to fit your narrative, much like Joe is.
     
    Tradition means something, but tradition without land borders means unlimited potential. People from all over the state flock to those two programs because they can accept them without it being an IHSAA violation. Please note, I'm not saying they "recruit", I have no knowledge that they do, nor would I air that laundry on this forum, but if my son was zoned to go to a dying or floundering program and I had the opportunity and means to send them anywhere, well Cathedral and Mater Dei would be top choices, as they would be for probably anyone in the state. But these two schools, though smaller in numbers, are not like most other public schools.
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    Galagore reacted to CFleshman in State tournament class statistics to not necessarily incite class wrestling discussion   
    I believe you are very naive about the number 2 kids at MD Cathedral  Brownsburg Carmel  Crown Point Penn and alot of others . They have kids that would beat most small school starters. 
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    Galagore reacted to CFleshman in State tournament class statistics to not necessarily incite class wrestling discussion   
    The disadvantages of small school athletes.
    1 Facilities 
    2 Coaches 
    3 Athletes 
    4 Money 
    5 A winning mind set most small schools in any sport don't have a long winning tradition. Are athletes come in waves every 4-6 years. Not yearly. 
     
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    Galagore reacted to Wrestling Scholar in State tournament class statistics to not necessarily incite class wrestling discussion   
    two years in a row,  the scholar causes  the class wrestling debate to go viral on Indianamat.   You're welcome. 

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    Galagore got a reaction from piscis1956 in Better than Indiana   
    Exactly. I am for wrestle-backs. I just think many of the same arguments (both for and against) apply to class wrestling.
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    Galagore reacted to bbulldog152 in State tournament class statistics to not necessarily incite class wrestling discussion   
    I don't think he's directly comparing it to size he's comparing the disadvantage. The idea that someone that is 5'3" competing in the NBA is similar to some one coming from a small school and being has accomplished as Allred. The both over come obstacles and it's not common for this 2 situations happen and you can't say that just anyone can accomplish these task. At least that's how I read it and maybe I'm wrong. The point is Allred's accomplishments are out of this world and a testament of his hard work and not just anybody can duplicate what he has done.
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    Galagore got a reaction from UncleJimmy in State tournament class statistics to not necessarily incite class wrestling discussion   
    Apologies to @UncleJimmy, as I somehow missed this thread until just now. I am not sure about all of the other rural schools, but in our area, families don't have the luxury of selecting a school based on its wrestling program, or even its academic offerings for that matter. Where I am from, school is often selected based on who a kid is living with in a given semester, what is the easiest place to get them to, etc.
     
    Further, it is very easy to take one example and say, "just do what that guy did." To use a basketball analogy (sorry, guys) Mugsy Bogues was a 5'3" NBA basketball player. Does that mean that every basketball coach should tell his shortest guy, "Hey, you should play D1. He did it. What's your excuse?"
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    Galagore got a reaction from Hornet Coach in Three years and one day ago...   
    I don't know that I have ever seen two wrestlers that old having that much fun wrestling on that big of a stage in my life. It may have "just" been for third place, but it was still the state finals, still in front of thousands of people, still the last match they would wrestle in high school. Absolutely marvelous.
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    Galagore reacted to base in Three years and one day ago...   
    Hope this works...if I remember right the camera missed some of the best action, but still worth a watch
     
    Samuels vs Clark
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