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    Clint Gard got a reaction from XCard in IHSAA Restructuring Discussion   
    Indy is saturated and at the same time those schools/kids have access to CIA, Red Cobra, Contenders and a significant number of schools within 30-40 minutes of each other to get training just about any day they want.  Been coaching 25 years and I never heard much about Indy being saturated until all of these Academies started and, with that, a tremendous increase in great wrestling.  Great problem to have in your area for sure.  Those places have a done a great job and this is not a knock on them.  Now Indy is hammering each other and now it's saturated and everything needs restructuring.  Again, not a reasonable explanation to restructure IMO.  
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    Clint Gard got a reaction from infowrestling in IHSAA Restructuring Discussion   
    I would agree here...geography, number of schools in a sectional/regional.  For instance you have 12 and 10 schools in the Twin Lakes and Laf. Sectionals, so 22 in the Logan Regional.  Then you have 9 at the plymouth sectional and 8 at the Mishawaka Sectional, so 17 at the Penn Regional.  Then 7 at Elkhart and 9 at Westview for 16 teams at the Goshen Regional.  Those are discussions worth having and restructuring.  And I know there are sectionals/regionals like that all over the state.  As schools consolidate or close or add programs, then I think you talk restructuring.  
     
    Indy schools are reaping the benefits of having a lot of resources, and rightfully so, but now it seems like you are saying that it's not fair because you are beating each other up.  I don't think that calls for a restructure.
     
    Coach B...no worries!
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    Clint Gard got a reaction from hirsej in IHSAA Restructuring Discussion   
    I think it's funny that it keeps being said that Ft. Wayne needs to be strengthened or balanced.  People don't care about making Ft. Wayne stronger.  Indy schools are hammering each other in January and February and they want to avoid each other until state.  There is a rumor that there is a movement in Indy, not sure if it's coaches or AD's or both, for this "restructuring" because some of their better kids are losing early.  
     
    Restructure because it fits geography, time, etc.  You don't restructure because you don't like the outcome you're getting.  Us small schools have been told to work harder if we want to be like the big dogs.  So, if the rumor is true, then I would say you just need to work harder.
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    Clint Gard got a reaction from GenHeavyHandz in IHSAA Restructuring Discussion   
    I didn't say it wasn't a big deal.  I said it's bad to restructure because a group of schools are beating each other up and don't like it. That happens a lot of years at various sectionals, regionals, etc.  Why is it a big deal now?  I think that is a bad reason.  We used to host a regional that included Penn, Mishawaka, and all of the SB Schools. Pretty damn tough regional.  It was what it was and we worked hard to compete.  I believe we were top 3, 1 or 2 years.  Never complained about it.
     
    If Frankfort was a good job to have and I was ready to move myself, my family, and start over.  Sure I'd take it.  I could careless who is in my sectional or regional.  I've got 5 years left in coaching, then I am out...so the answer is no, I have no interest in that job.
     
    I am in favor of classing and wrestle backs...those are the things that will fix what we want fixed.  Lastly, Faulkens is on record saying that he doesn't care about the best 16 kids.  The goal is to crown the best state champion.  That is one reason why they fight against the wrestle backs.
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    Clint Gard got a reaction from IU89 in IHSAA Restructuring Discussion   
    I think it's funny that it keeps being said that Ft. Wayne needs to be strengthened or balanced.  People don't care about making Ft. Wayne stronger.  Indy schools are hammering each other in January and February and they want to avoid each other until state.  There is a rumor that there is a movement in Indy, not sure if it's coaches or AD's or both, for this "restructuring" because some of their better kids are losing early.  
     
    Restructure because it fits geography, time, etc.  You don't restructure because you don't like the outcome you're getting.  Us small schools have been told to work harder if we want to be like the big dogs.  So, if the rumor is true, then I would say you just need to work harder.
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    Clint Gard got a reaction from nkraus in IHSAA Restructuring Discussion   
    I think it's funny that it keeps being said that Ft. Wayne needs to be strengthened or balanced.  People don't care about making Ft. Wayne stronger.  Indy schools are hammering each other in January and February and they want to avoid each other until state.  There is a rumor that there is a movement in Indy, not sure if it's coaches or AD's or both, for this "restructuring" because some of their better kids are losing early.  
     
    Restructure because it fits geography, time, etc.  You don't restructure because you don't like the outcome you're getting.  Us small schools have been told to work harder if we want to be like the big dogs.  So, if the rumor is true, then I would say you just need to work harder.
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    Clint Gard got a reaction from RAJR in IHSAA Restructuring Discussion   
    I think it's funny that it keeps being said that Ft. Wayne needs to be strengthened or balanced.  People don't care about making Ft. Wayne stronger.  Indy schools are hammering each other in January and February and they want to avoid each other until state.  There is a rumor that there is a movement in Indy, not sure if it's coaches or AD's or both, for this "restructuring" because some of their better kids are losing early.  
     
    Restructure because it fits geography, time, etc.  You don't restructure because you don't like the outcome you're getting.  Us small schools have been told to work harder if we want to be like the big dogs.  So, if the rumor is true, then I would say you just need to work harder.
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    Clint Gard got a reaction from WoodJC82 in IHSAA Restructuring Discussion   
    I think it's funny that it keeps being said that Ft. Wayne needs to be strengthened or balanced.  People don't care about making Ft. Wayne stronger.  Indy schools are hammering each other in January and February and they want to avoid each other until state.  There is a rumor that there is a movement in Indy, not sure if it's coaches or AD's or both, for this "restructuring" because some of their better kids are losing early.  
     
    Restructure because it fits geography, time, etc.  You don't restructure because you don't like the outcome you're getting.  Us small schools have been told to work harder if we want to be like the big dogs.  So, if the rumor is true, then I would say you just need to work harder.
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    Clint Gard reacted to brickfor6 in IHSAA Restructuring Discussion   
    Volunteer as tribute to go to Fort Wayne. Lol JK that wouldn't be very REGION of us!
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    Clint Gard got a reaction from Antknee in IHSAA Restructuring Discussion   
    I think it's funny that it keeps being said that Ft. Wayne needs to be strengthened or balanced.  People don't care about making Ft. Wayne stronger.  Indy schools are hammering each other in January and February and they want to avoid each other until state.  There is a rumor that there is a movement in Indy, not sure if it's coaches or AD's or both, for this "restructuring" because some of their better kids are losing early.  
     
    Restructure because it fits geography, time, etc.  You don't restructure because you don't like the outcome you're getting.  Us small schools have been told to work harder if we want to be like the big dogs.  So, if the rumor is true, then I would say you just need to work harder.
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    Clint Gard got a reaction from FCFIGHTER170 in Freshman/sophmore state big matches   
    Very impressed with this tournament.  We took 9 down.  2 girls and 7 guys.  Came out with 5 placers.  This tournament was tough.  Every match was a battle.  
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    Clint Gard got a reaction from IU89 in Faulkens view on Class Wrestling   
    So 40% of schools had 72% of the qualifiers and 60% of the schools had 28%.  Numbers don't lie.
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    Clint Gard got a reaction from nkraus in Faulkens view on Class Wrestling   
    But it doesn't...to quote Pug:
     
    "After looking back at my numbers, 39 (of 64 schools) 5A and 6A schools account for 112 qualifiers. That's 50% of the field. Another 50 kids qualified from 4A schools. So, if my math is correct, 162 of the 224 qualifiers came from 4A schools or bigger....that leaves 62 qualifiers from 3A schools and smaller..."
     
    I don't think small schools should get 33% of the qualifiers.  All I'm saying is the numbers do not support your statement that there is an equal chance.
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    Clint Gard reacted to Pug in Faulkens view on Class Wrestling   
    After looking back at my numbers, 39 (of 64 schools) 5A and 6A schools account for 112 qualifiers. That's 50% of the field. Another 50 kids qualified from 4A schools. So, if my math is correct, 162 of the 224 qualifiers came from 4A schools or bigger....that leaves 62 qualifiers from 3A schools and smaller...
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    Clint Gard got a reaction from nkraus in Faulkens view on Class Wrestling   
    Now add 4A Football Schools and see what happens.  If anyone truly believes this statement, "Every year the numbers statically show that there is no advantage to an individual in terms of making semi-state or state.", is true, then it's not possible to have a meaningful conversation.
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    Clint Gard got a reaction from Galagore in Faulkens view on Class Wrestling   
    Now add 4A Football Schools and see what happens.  If anyone truly believes this statement, "Every year the numbers statically show that there is no advantage to an individual in terms of making semi-state or state.", is true, then it's not possible to have a meaningful conversation.
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    Clint Gard reacted to Coach Duncan in I am tired of the hypocrisy   
    Welcome to the several schools.  A winning at all cost approach to boost coaching egos.  
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    Clint Gard reacted to Coach Peck in IHSAA Rule 50-4   
    This would not be the first time that the IHSAA has changed the interpretation/application of a rule.  If this rule has always been in place then I know of numerous times when it has been violated...most of you do to.  How many times has someone in wrestling applied for a waiver?
     
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    Clint Gard got a reaction from The Zebra in Possibility of no fans at both semi state and state?   
    If you haven't seen the latest from Mr. Faulkens, it sounds like they aren't even allowing all 224 wrestlers in the building at the same time.  If that's the case, don't expect to have spectators.
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    Clint Gard got a reaction from formercollegekid in Possibility of no fans at both semi state and state?   
    If you haven't seen the latest from Mr. Faulkens, it sounds like they aren't even allowing all 224 wrestlers in the building at the same time.  If that's the case, don't expect to have spectators.
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    Clint Gard got a reaction from manchwrestlingdad in Girls Regionals and State Championships. Location change for state and number of coaches allowed.   
    What is stated above is not correct.  I spoke with Coach Myers and Pat Culp yesterday...they are currently not allowing spectators at the North Regional.  Now...that could have changed since last night.  Could someone please verify?
     
    Clint Gard
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    Clint Gard reacted to #TheBrand in Folkstyle State hurt by Corona?   
    You mean we may have to actually hold our state tournament in an actual arena venue and not in school cafeterias???  Maybe some good will come from all of this non-sense!  Eville Ford Center, FW Coliseum, state fairgrounds? All venues would be an upgrade.  And don’t tell me they are not big enough. Make it something special for state.  Hell Fri-Sun.  All finals and placement matches on the final day.  
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    Clint Gard reacted to Y2CJ41 in Folkstyle State hurt by Corona?   
    Here is a novel concept, let's not force the kids to shake hands with all the coaches, refs, table help, and everyone there.
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    Clint Gard got a reaction from MitchRobb in Scratch Weight   
    Someone needs to explain this to me...
     
    Peru Sectional is told by RF that a wrestler without enough qualifying weigh-ins can wrestle but can't be seeded unless the coaches vote unanimously to seed the wrestler.  2 years in a row.
     
    Plymouth Sectional has team with a young man that doesn't have 6 qualifying and he is not even allowed to wrestle.
     
    As an association why are we allowing this to happen to our sport?  Why are we allowing RF to make a mockery of the rules and our sport? 
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    Clint Gard got a reaction from clshep in Scratch Weight   
    I can't speak to the Indy schools getting preferential treatment or any school for that matter.  I'm simply putting it out there.  I'm frustrated because we did it right and, obviously, doing it right or following the rules is just a suggestion by the IHSAA and RF.
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