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ehscoach last won the day on January 3 2021

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  1. Not much more to say than what Coach Cook did. We are given a projected lineup with the accolades of each wrestler. The coaches also are able to add additional thoughts on their roster. We look at season results, but those are hard to judge by since every team loses wrestlers. We look at strength of sectional/ regional/ semi-state when weighing returning wrestlers. I think the committee does a pretty good job given the circumstances. My team has been in the final vote and not chosen multiple times. I've had to tell coaching friends they didn't get chosen. It's not something we like to do. The people on here upset are upset their team wasn't picked. But the committee makes decisions based on the information they have received. What I'm not going to do is get on here and air out specifics by pitting one team against another. The beauty of what has come out of COVID for Team State is we have now added an in-season vote for one additional team. Those that want to be chosen still, let your results next November/ December be convincing.
  2. Last evening our Team State committee hosted it's annual vote-in selection to choose ONE OF THE FINAL TWO spots for the IHSWCA Team State Tournament on January 7th 2023. The committee has to make very difficult decisions on which teams will be selected for this tournament. As a reminder, in the last two seasons we have chosen to pick ONE MORE team based on in-season results. That vote will be around December 18th. Teams chosen last evening were: 4A: Carmel 3A: Terre Haute South 2A: Wawasee 1A: Winamac Thanks, and congratulations to these programs.
  3. Well... it was pushed back until next Sunday the 22nd. Those results will be emailed to the coaches Sunday evening.
  4. We intend on having 1 at large bid Sunday the 15th of May and another late December.
  5. Well... Maligned has already mentioned some of the reasons, but I can get into some of the info. The 4th class was created honestly because the group from 1000-2000 was starting to really be under-represented. In the 3A class, other than MD, the representatives were all 2000+. 2A, was 1000 and under and 3A was basically 1100-5000 students. We as a committee thought it was important to keep the bottom of the class close to about half of the top of the class. So currently they are roughly 4A: 2000-4000 (Carmel is the outlier at 5K); 3A: 1000-2000; 2A 500-1000; 1A: 250-500. Like Maligned said, the percentage of 1, 2 and 3, teams that qualify are the same. There was talk of going down to 4 teams per class, giving 32 a bid. But a couple of things there. We didn't want to reduce the opportunity the smaller classes had to qualify, since 1A and 2A were 12 teams when there 3 classes. That would have only given 16 spots to the smaller schools. Given the big disparity there is in smaller teams and bigger teams at the individual state, some small schools really talked about what Team State did for their program. It gave them something to shoot for. That's kind of the longer explanation.
  6. It’s not that it’s not possible. We’ve shown that the last few years we can spread out a little. The concern from people that I work with is asking for a “tournament director” for each site. Basically spreading ourselves too thin. But that can also be solved by training someone ahead of time. Also getting non-school provided supplies to 4 different locations provides a lot of coordinating. As well as setting up things like internet at 4 spots requires someone to go to multiple places. I know Pat Culp went multiple places last year to setup. We have shown we have a great product and that we don’t need to do that all at one site. The introduction of streaming has really reduced a need for that. Really the answer is I don’t want to spread thin the help that I have that makes this tournament great. But the last few years we have proved we can do more than we think. I just have not met with the people yet that would be involved in this decision. Ratliff
  7. Date is locked in for Jan 7th 2023. Still making decisions on locations. But the truth is that finding all one location centralized has been tricky. So that may be off the table currently. Best case scenario, 2 locations and 2 classes per state. But that's still being solved. We have been very lucky to have such great hosts the last 2 years and they could potentially be utilized again.
  8. The first round of invitations for the 2022-23 Team State have been sent out and each team accepted their invitations. It's going to be another great tournament! There will be an invitation late April for 1 team each class and 1 in season vote determined the week before Christmas. The following teams that have accepted: 4A 3A 2A 1A Brownsburg East Central Bellmont Adams Central Center Grove Floyd Central Delta Bluffton Crown Point Hobart Garrett Cascade Evansville Mater Dei Mishawaka Hamilton Heights Cowan Indianapolis Cathedral New Haven Heritage Hills North Posey Penn Roncalli Jay County Prairie Heights New Prairie Rochester Community Norwell Southmont Rensselaer Central Tell City Western West Central
  9. The years run together sometimes.... Orrin Kleinhenz of Columbus North and Heath Vandeventer of Bloomington North wrestled 8 times I think in one year. Maybe not sectionals though? Regionals, semi-state, state, conference and others.
  10. No there was never a survey sent out. That is being discussed as we speak. I can't speak with other people's direct conversations, but I do not know where the "the coaches wanted that" came from. I do think that the idea of being open to having Gainbridge all day Friday meant the possibility of expanding the tournament down the road. But I am not sure specifically where "the coaches wanted that" came from.
  11. Sleeper pick... Roudebush over Mendez? Also, joking. No disrespect to a very good wrestler from Bloomington South!
  12. It’s my favorite time of year! I don’t know if everyone knows what goes into this, but it’s a lot… it starts with Adrian Troyer making a formula to predict the best teams. A committee to decide a vote-in team in the spring. Chuck Barnett arranging world class officials. JD Minch getting contracts and working out specifics of each site. Pat Culp doing EVERYTHING. She got 2 girls regionals sites, 3 team state sites, and elementary duals ready this weekend. The Team State Committee picking another team each class to get in. Dane Fuellling studying for hours to rank teams (which he did very accurately). Joe Caprino helping to be a big time promoter of this event, which is amazing. Briar Runyan, Darrick Snyder, and Jim Tonte (and their AD’s) for offering their venues to host the best wrestling in the state. It’s a lot of work to host!! COVID has made this even trickier, because we have needed help at 3 sites. But I am telling you, the wrestling community is special. This event was awesome because of awesome Indiana wrestlers, but made possible because of awesome Indiana wrestling volunteers.
  13. Are you referencing the “no class meme state?”
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