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    aoberlin got a reaction from Bulldog89 in Manchester University/Indiana Tech RTC   
    I think this is a great idea having these 2 programs team up. Thanks guys keep up the good work.
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    aoberlin got a reaction from Bulldog89 in Manchester University/Indiana Tech RTC   
    I think this is a great idea having these 2 programs team up. Thanks guys keep up the good work.
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    aoberlin reacted to InTechWrestling in Manchester University/Indiana Tech RTC   
    Starting next week, April 9th, Manchester University and Indiana Tech will be running a combined Regional Training Center on Tuesday and Thursdays. RTC will take place at Manchester on Tuesdays and Indiana Tech on Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm. It will be open to all Schoolboy and up aged wrestlers. Must have USA wrestling card to attend. You will find coaches and athletes from both universities at both locations each week. Should be a great opportunity for NE Indiana. Come get better!
    Tuesdays - Manchester University, PERC Stauffer-Wolf Arena
    Contact - Kevin Lake – Head Coach kalake@manchester.edu, 260-982-5227
    Thursdays - Indiana Tech, Warrior Athletic Center
    Contact - Thomas Pompei – Head Coach tapompei@indianatech.edu, 317-730-4056
     
    Schedule
    April 9th - Manchester 6:00-7:30
    April 11th - Indiana Tech 6:00-7:30
    April 16th - Manchester 6:00-7:30
    April 18th - Indiana Tech 6:00-7:30
    April 23rd - Manchester 6:00-7:30
    April 25th - Indiana Tech 6:00-7:30
    April 30th - Manchester 6:00-7:30
    May 2nd - Indiana Tech 6:00-7:30
    *Will continue throughout the summer
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    aoberlin reacted to Wrestling Scholar in An idea to help grow the sport   
    ISWA format doesn't work well in my opinion and think partially responsible for high turnover rate.   I still remember the last ISWA tournament I took my son to.   Weigh ins were at 6 AM,  my son wrestled only 3 matches that day and was on the math for about 5 minutes.   We didn't get out till 5PM.  5 minutes wrestling for taking up 11 hours of his and my time.  Its just plain stupid,  and I quit going to tournaments after that.  And keep in mind I was a hardcore dad.     Wrestling has to figure a way to schedule it so kids get can compete in a 3 to 4 hour window.    Parents just don't like sitting in the stands doing nothing and spending on unhealthy concessions.   And theres competition out there from other sports,  need to find a better way.   Ohio does a much better job of this than the ISWA.
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    aoberlin reacted to Mattyb in An idea to help grow the sport   
    Yep, a 68 match break is about 6 hours. The ladies at the Iswa don’t typically allow this to happen. Sorry to here about that. State is just so big that stuff like this happens, but is not the norm. They also move matches and go even and odds on two mats to help finish things up faster. 
    I will ask you this... aren’t we all glad that we are getting all folkstyle state in one weekend now instead of two? Saving lots of people money. Due to the fact that people don’t have to come to Indy two weekends in a row anymore. 
    State is what it is. I really trust that we have the best people running our state tourney as anyone could ever ask for. I really don’t think your experience is typical, but it did happen and that stinks. 
    As far as losing 5 times in a day, give it a go.... if your wrestler is struggling and you think it will hurt them mentally or physically, let the powers to be know and call it a day. Anybody that actually cares about the kids will completely understand. It’s ok. Just encourage that child to continue to come to club, do locals, and do friendly meets. Maybe the next year they will be better prepared for state. If you feel that they aren’t ready for another long day at state, tell em to stay home and keep working to get to that state level. Me personally have told several people not to go to state (for multiple reasons). 
    You have provided great insight also coach. Threads like this help us all. Thanks! 
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    aoberlin got a reaction from Mattyb in An idea to help grow the sport   
    It is difficult to run a youth club the right way.  After 20 years I am still trying to totally dial it in.  I am closer now but it just takes so much time and you need the right parents and coaches.  In my opinion you need at least 6 practices a week and a club to be broken up once it gets big enough.  K-2nd beginner practices twice a week for an hour.  3rd - 5th beginner to intermediate twice a week for an hour.  Then 2 practices a week for your tourney kids that want to take it to the next level.  Those tourney kids can also come to the other practices because they will be a little more fun and still teach fundamentals.  You just have to be the one that matches them up so they aren't throttling some new kids and they make them want to quit.   
    Now you can have a smaller club and work them harder and focus more on competition but you will lose a bunch of kids that could turn the corner before they are ever able to. I have coached those clubs before and they are fun but I don't think it helps grow the sport much.
    Friendly duals are awesome for those beginners and some beginner tournaments are nice with round robin formats to get the kids used to it.  I always tell my kids the goal is for you to learn fundamentals, to wrestle in middle school, and eventually wrestle in high school.  Those programs can weed kids out that really aren't going to take it serious or maybe the sport just isn't meant for them.  Until then we just need to focus on growing it.  I have had quite few kids try to go to tournaments too soon and never come back to practice because they got throttled by some kid that thinks they are wrestling for a state title at the ripe old age of 8 and already has 100+ matches under their belt.
    I like the idea of beginner state.  Definitely would need to be held on a different weekend since many of the same club coaches would be going.  I say we have it in Fort Wayne since we are the ones that are really in need of getting things growing.
    Y2 that is a really interesting stat for USA wrestling only have about 50% retention.  I will run that against my club for the last 3 years and see where I land.
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    aoberlin reacted to TripleB in An idea to help grow the sport   
    I floated the Idea this weekend to some ISWA bigwhigs - TripleB_eginners Folkstyle State!!!
    Must have never competed in ISWA Folkstyle State
    Can only compete in beginners state in 2 consecutive years.
     
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    aoberlin reacted to bsisson in An idea to help grow the sport   
    I think getting matches is key as well.  But when you wrestle that 6 man round robin you will also have some kid get beat 5 times in a day and that is tough for a kid as well.  I think in the youth aspect anything over 4 should be a bracket and you get your less stressful matches in your "friendship" meets.
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    aoberlin reacted to jetwrestling in New State Format   
    I don’t think true wrestle backs will happen. 
    I think you should take semi state ticket round losers and wrestle them to 5/6. Adds 3 matches per weight to semi state.   
    Take six per weight to state. This eliminates the random semi state death draw issues and pretty much guarantees the top kids earn a trip to state. 
    Start a little earlier and run 2 rounds Friday at state. 5 vs 4 and 6 vs 3. The semi state champ and runner up gets a bye. 
    Everything else stays the same. 
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    aoberlin got a reaction from Bear62 in Mendez vs Frosh Nick Lee   
    I haven’t read any of this garbage but it is 5 pages long. They both suck.
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    aoberlin got a reaction from Bear62 in Mendez vs Frosh Nick Lee   
    I haven’t read any of this garbage but it is 5 pages long. They both suck.
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    aoberlin reacted to WOC in Did not look like Viduya was pinned....   
    I guess it will be hard to argue with that!!!!
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    aoberlin reacted to trackgopher in Down #s   
    Ask and you shall receive. Over 900 video subscriptions were purchased.
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    aoberlin got a reaction from Bear62 in Did not look like Viduya was pinned....   
    Meaning he gets in position to make the call quickly.  Not sure if he uses 1,2 pin or 1 one thousand 2 one thousand. He will tell you if don’t want to be called pin don’t go to your back.
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    aoberlin got a reaction from Bear62 in Did not look like Viduya was pinned....   
    That ref has been around forever and does a great job. Anyone that knows him knows you don’t go to your back when he refs. He calls it when he sees it and he is very consistent.
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    aoberlin reacted to Thor in Mendez vs. Watts   
    Guess it was pretty short sided, but I never actually watched Angel or Howe. Guess it’s just from studs I’ve seen recently
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    aoberlin reacted to Y2CJ41 in Regional: Notable bracket changes and early upsets.   
    The biggest upset has to be the wrestling fans.....that want to see the semi-state brackets.
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    aoberlin reacted to Y2CJ41 in Semi State Question   
    Over the past 10 years there are 4 of the bracket combos that have not been used at all and another bracket combo that hasn't been used since 2011.

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    aoberlin reacted to base in Semi State Question   
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    aoberlin got a reaction from takemtothemat in Upsets, who’s in, who’s out   
    Don’t worry Joe I edited your post for you. It was getting uncomfortable.
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    aoberlin got a reaction from Chapdaddy in Upsets, who’s in, who’s out   
    Are you really going to say you can hit a move with super in it? 
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    aoberlin got a reaction from Chapdaddy in Upsets, who’s in, who’s out   
    Are you really going to say you can hit a move with super in it? 
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    aoberlin got a reaction from Chapdaddy in Upsets, who’s in, who’s out   
    Are you really going to say you can hit a move with super in it? 
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    aoberlin got a reaction from Chapdaddy in Upsets, who’s in, who’s out   
    Are you really going to say you can hit a move with super in it? 
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