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  1. Ed Pendoski

    Carmel RTC

    Back at it again tonight wrestling live goes! 6:45-8:15 Tonight and next Wednesday, October 13th will be our last RTC for 2017....but can't wait until next spring to start back up!
  2. Ed Pendoski

    Carmel RTC

    Back in the blue room fighting tonight! 6:45-8:15 if you want to come wrestle some live goes!
  3. Ed Pendoski

    Carmel RTC

    Back in the Blue Room tonight! Music selection is Reggae rap! (The Chad's video game music was outvoted two weeks ago!) We had over 30 guys last week! 6:45-6:55 warmup 6:55-7:15 drill 7:15-8:15 live 3 min gos with 4 min break. Room is open to any and all!
  4. Ed Pendoski

    Carmel RTC

    Had over 30 guys in the room last night including guys from Purdue, IU, Manchester, Wabash! We're going to keep going through September on Wednesday nights from 6:45-8:15. Come wrestle some live with us!
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    Carmel USA Wrestling Elementary and Middle School Duals

    I know it's very early in the process, but we've gotten much more feedback that we thought we would in August. I'm going to keep a list here of openings for each division on each day Nov 19th: elementary 3 spots left Middle school: 2 spots left Dec 10: elementary 2 spots left Middle school 3 spots left Dec 17th: elementary 3 spots left, Middle school 3 spots
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    Carmel USA Wrestling Elementary and Middle School Duals

    Coach, I emailed you the flyer. Let me know if you have any questions. We enjoy our dual stuff early in the season. It's a chance for our guys to compete as a team, get some matches, and out the door. It's also great for our newer parents (OK, great for me as a parent too!) to say we compete from 9-noon. If anyone knows the answer to, "what time will the tourney end", please let me know! I've struggled answering that one for 23 years now!
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    Carmel RTC

    Working with Geter this past season I have learned to not acknowledge questions like that! Back in the Blue Room tonight. Rumor mill is saying that Pretty Josh Farrell is going to be in the room and he can take both Welchs down within the first min. Eiteljorge is pretty excited to film it.
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    Darren Elkins this weekend

    It's not talked about here often on this discussion board as others, but Darren Elkins has had quite the UFC career. If you get a chance to watch Darren's last fight, you might be able to understand how tough of a guy Darren really is. I watched the fight from my sofa with my wife, and to be honest. I was hoping the ref would stop it because I can't see a situation where Darren would quit and I was worried for his safety........and 5 min later he knocks the guys out to get what some have called one of the best comebacks in the history of UFC. Darren has his biggest fight of his career this Saturday on Fox if you get a chance to watch a fellow Hoosier as Co-Main event for UFC Fight Night.
  9. Ed Pendoski

    Carmel RTC

    Back in the Blue Room again tonight! 6:45-8:15 for lots of live wrestling! ....and the last I heard, Geter was in Australia working with an Aborigines tribe teaching them now to eat people without killing them. He is expected to be back in time for the start of football season where I believe he intends to implement the 2-7 defense. I'd expect Greyhound Nation to go un-scored on this season if they do.
  10. Ed Pendoski

    Carmel RTC

    Back at it again tonight at 6:45 in the Blue room! College guys are back and rumor has it that Brian Harvey will be here.
  11. Ed Pendoski

    Carmel RTC

    Reminder that we will NOT have tonight's workout in celebration of Moratorium week. We will be back at it next Wednesday night 6:45-8:15!
  12. Ed Pendoski

    Juniior Duals (Greco - FreeStyle)

    (just opinion here). I'm not sure it's always been a problem with the duals teams. The Cadet/Junior duals teams were pretty darn competitive in the late 90s. But since then, there have been many different choices for top talent in America and our best kids are doing different things. I would guess that it's because it's not a quality experience if they don't all go and make the gold/silver placement rounds. I'm also under the impression that they duals team now is selected by a group of guys picking who goes and what weight. I've talked to a couple guys about setting a plan and introducing it at an ISWA board meeting, with the goal being similar to getting the alphas interested in competing in our duals teams. We'll see if this can get any traction. (ok, here I go being devil's advocate here). Also, is it really that big of a deal that our cadet/junior/schoolboy duals team doesn't have the most competitive team? The VA Beach team that Mrs. Cash put together was competitive and got IN some quality recognition and great matches for those guys. Carmel had two guys on the Cadet duals team and it was a great experience for them. Neither of them were in our varsity lineup last year. If 'the alphas' of IN were on the cadet team, they wouldn't have the opportunities they did and because they were in the Purple placement pool they had matches that fit their needs at this point in their careers. Why shouldn't we be thanking the ISWA for putting this opportunity? I know Carmel does. I think it would be great if every state had every great kid from their state on their team and they all came to schoolboy/cadet/junior duals (which I believe is pretty close to happened in the 90's because there wasn't much else). I also want to watch Burroughs vs Dake every Friday after the Patriots vs Seahawks game and before the Michigan vs tOSU football game, but truth is, Michigan has to play IU every once in a while. Is it really a problem if "the alphas" of IN go somewhere else and get matches that fit them, and the development guys get their matches with schoolboy/cadet/junior duals. I think we'd be naïve if we wanted 'the alphas' to compete in every tourney their level every weekend. My thoughts are if you know what your getting into, then you cannot be upset with the results. Just be real about what's being promoted that your getting into.
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    Juniior Duals (Greco - FreeStyle)

    Here is the way I remember the evolution of our duals teams (sprinkled with my opinions of why/why not some things changed). The coaches of the duals teams were frustrated on how Indiana teams were made. Up until around 2010 schoolboys/cadets/junior duals teams were made just by placement at ISWA state. I remember giving the example of Andrew Howe, Cooper Samuel, Kyle Ulrey (all IHSAA State champions that year) all showing up at freestyle state in the same weight classes. Because of the way ISWA selected duals teams at that time, only 1 of them could be on the junior duals team. (Here's my opinion)...In the late 90's and early 2000's all of Indiana's duals teams were competitive and all of the hammers wanted to be on the team. But that started to change. In the late 90's NHSCA became a huge tourney. Then add Super 32, FloNationals, USA Folkstyle nationals, MYWAY stuff, Dixie Nationals, Tulsa, etc. This made tournament competition different for USA Wrestling/ISWA. I was involved in schoolboys duals at that time. I asked most of the teams in schoolboy duals how they selected their teams. There were pretty wide examples of how others made their team. I remember Oklahoma's was almost funny. Their state association would select their coaching staff and they would announce the three different tourneys they would attend. If you wanted to be on Oklahoma's SBD team, you'd have to go to that tourney. The coaches would 'select' the kids they saw at that tourney and then tell them what weight they'd need to make! If Billy Badboy was at 100, they would say to him that he would need to make 91 of he wanted to go. I asked the OK coach, "how many parents did you piss off doing it that way"....he replied, "all of them, but we want to be competitive". ha! Back in ISWA board meetings we started the discussion. I remember asking, "does Indiana want the fairest way to make a team, or do we want to make the best team". I said I believed that it is impossible to do both. (back to my opinion)...If we made the dual team only by placement at ISWA state, then we have the fairest way to make our team. No one can complain because they either won or lost to the guy that is on the team. If we have a coaching staff make the team, then we can have a lot of frustrated folks because they could say politics picks our team. I can see the dilemma that the organization had at the time....throw in the concern that HYWAY was going to take over at that time too! A group of coaches got together, came up with the plan to use ISWA state similar as US Open. If you won ISWA state, the spot on the duals team was your's, but you could lose that spot if someone beat you 2 out of 3 at camp. It kept validity to the ISWA state and gave us the option to have flexibility to make a competitive team. The first year we presented it, it was voted down. The next year it passed, but then got voted down a month later. The following year it passed. (back to my opinion) With the competition of tourneys growing at that time (Flo, NHSCA added all HS grades, Disney duals, etc) the "alphas" of Indiana could go to Cadet/Junior duals on a team that was not the best team Indiana had and wrestle in the Purple pool for placement. I understand that we can tell parents, "Come to Cadet/Junior duals and you will get over 10 matches against some of the best competition in the country". I believe that is true.....if we took our best team. We can all check trackwrestling and see the competition that IN teams had these past two months. I agree that PA, OK, MN, IL, OH, etc had amazing teams and it would have been great for Paris, Lee, Lee, Lee, and crew to have duals against those teams. But our team consistently makes the red/blue placement pools and wrestles Utah and Georgia. The alpha parents know that they will get one match against a Gold/Silver pool team and then go wrestle the developmental teams in purple division.
  14. Ed Pendoski

    Carmel RTC

    Blue room was great again. Chad's dubstep was trumped by Malibu's Most Wanted gangsta rap to motivate! Seriously, there were 6 different IHSAA champs in the room...and the University national champ wasn't one of them!
  15. Ed Pendoski

    Carmel RTC

    Back in the Blue Room tonight! Looking to be the best room yet, and Chad has been banned from dubstep for two weeks! 6:45-8:15
  16. Ed Pendoski

    Carmel RTC

    Room will be jumping tonight! 6:45-8:15. We've had a great group of talent with the college guys around for the summer, and Chad is sure to have his dubstep (aka, video game music) blaring!
  17. Ed Pendoski

    Angel Escobedo @ Carmel Postponed!!!

    Due to technical difficulities, we are going to postpone this camp! We are working with Angel now and will have a makeup date planned asap!
  18. Saturday June 17th, CUSAWC is going to have a clinic with Indiana's own Angel Escobedo! We will have 3 sessions for $60. Noon-2:00 2:30-4:00 4:30-6:00 We are expecting a competitive room for this one and it is open to the public. Conact us if you have any questions. Ed Pendoski ependosk@ccs.k12.in.us Doug Welch doug.welch@carmelusawrestling.org
  19. Saturday June 17th, CUSAWC is going to have a clinic with Indiana's own Angel Escobedo! We will have 3 sessions for $60. Noon-2:00 2:30-4:00 4:30-6:00 We are expecting a competitive room for this one and it is open to the public. Conact us if you have any questions. Ed Pendoski ependosk@ccs.k12.in.us Doug Welch doug.welch@carmelusawrestling.org
  20. Ed Pendoski

    Angel Escobedo @ Carmel Postponed!!!!!

    Due to technical difficulities, we are going to postpone this camp! We are working with Angel now and will have a makeup date planned asap!
  21. Ed Pendoski

    Carmel RTC

    Last night's room was great! We had 30+ guys in the room. The college guys are home for the summer too! Manchester, Wabash, UIndy, Purdue guys there last night. We'll be back next Wednesday!
  22. Ed Pendoski

    Carmel RTC

    Looking forward to being in the room tonight. 6:45-8:15 The room is still going strong, especially with the college guys home. We have guys in the room from Trine, U Indy, Indiana Tech, Purdue. The Wabash guys are at their camp for the next couple weeks, but we are averaging over 30 guys in the room. Stop by if you're looking for a place to get some live wrestling in.
  23. Ed Pendoski

    Carmel RTC

    Room was great last night with over 25 guys in the room. It's great to see the college guys get back in there to train with us again. We will be in the room next Wed from 6:45-8:15 and it's welcome to anyone with a current USA card!
  24. Ed Pendoski

    Carmel RTC

    Back in the Blue Room tonight! 6:45-8:15 for anyone that wants to roll! Room has been great for a couple months now!
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    Angel Escobedo @ Carmel Postponed!!!!!

    Practice will be run at a pace of the high school kids, but we do have two 45lb-ers already coming....but they're two gritty little guys.

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