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  1. To the Indiana Wrestling Community: Tomorrow, November 11, is Veterans Day. Let's show our support for our US military veterans who have done so much for our country. Take a picture of your team showing support and post it here and on your social media accounts. We owe everything to our veterans, including our very existence as a country. Our veterans have sacrificed to preserve our freedom since the start of this country and so many have paid the ultimate price for us. Happy Veterans Day. Dave Cloud Arabian Wrestling
  2. Very sad to hear about the passing of Mike Golando. Always enjoyed seeing him at meets. A consummate professional and a gentleman. Quite a loss for Indiana wrestling. RIP, Mike. Dave Cloud Arabian Wrestling
  3. Congratulations to the IHSWCA officers and exec. director for one of our best clinics ever! Mark Manning is a rapid fire technique machine. Attendance was great: We smashed the NWCA Scholastic Leadership Academy attendance record with 85 coaches Friday. Coach Pete Jacobson did his usual amazing job and the input from the coaches was great. Even us grizzled veterans came away with some things to add to our programs and our younger coaches were hit with some great ideas to build their programs. Season starts soon, let's do our part to grow wrestling and recruit some more kids into our programs. If every high school program in the country recruited just THREE new kids into their program the 30,000 decline in participation would be reversed. None of us can do all of of it but all of us can do some of it. Thanks to SLA Director Bud Hennebaul for giving us a great clinician. Thanks to Major Pegram and the US Marines who are our generous and dedicated sponsors and thanks to NWCA Executive Director Mike Moyer for making the trip out to join us for this important event. INVITE THE UNITED STATES MARINES INTO YOUR WRESTLING ROOM!!! They will put on a day of conditioning and team building for you and tailor it to what you want your team to get out of it. Their financial support is what makes the SLAs possi ble. Best wishes to all for a great season and I will see you on the road to Bankers Life! Dave
  4. Your first step, and I mean this sincerely, is to attend the Scholastic Leadership Academy as part of the IHSWCA Fall Clinic. Coach Pete Jacobsen will cover a range of topics designed to help build your program, deal with parents and make wrestling special in your school. Pete turned around a program and made it into a power in New York. You will come away from this event as a better coach.
  5. Eastern Hancock has a head coach opening. Contact: EASTERN HANCOCK ATHLETICS AARON SPAULDING Athletic Director/ Head Boy's Basketball Coach 10320 E. 250 N. Charlottesville, IN 46117 Work: (317) 467-0095 Ext. 250 Mobile: (317) 402-2999 Fax; (317) 936-5050 Email: aspaulding@easternhancock.org Website: www.ehathletics.org
  6. Just saw an e-mail for the Head Coaching position at Eastern Hancock High School. Contact: EASTERN HANCOCK ATHLETICS AARON SPAULDING Athletic Director/ Head Boy's Basketball Coach 10320 E. 250 N. Charlottesville, IN 46117 Work: (317) 467-0095 Ext. 250 Mobile: (317) 402-2999 Fax; (317) 936-5050 Email: aspaulding@easternhancock.org Website: www.ehathletics.org
  7. Our clinician for the NWCA Scholastic Leadership Academy is Pete Jacobson of Edgewood High School in Scarsdale, NY. Coach Jacobson runs one of the best programs in New York. Pete is a former Cornell wrestler, a member of the New York Fire Department and the founder of Winsmarter.com, a website full of amazing free materials to help you be a better coach, communicator and leader. You will come out of the Scholastic Leadership Academy a better coach.
  8. Very sorry to hear about Mike's passing. He was great to be around and like Jimmy T said, there was no one who did more to help kids who had nothing else in their lives. Staggering to think how many kids were given a future because of Mike's love for them. Miss you Mike.
  9. Anderson High School has an assistant wrestling coaching position open. There is also a teaching position in Special Education. The Indians program is on the rise and has a lot of promising athletes. They compete in the North Central Conference and the Elwood Sectional. Contact coach Sean Clark at: seclark@acsc.net.
  10. Apologies if I have missed a post on this already on the board. As you already know, Coach Rex Peckinpaugh has announced his retirement as head coach of the New Castle Trojans. I will not attempt to summarize his statement since it, like everything Rex does, was so well done. Check it out on Facebook. Rex thought long and hard about his decision and I am confident he has done the best thing, like always. Reading the posts from past Trojan wrestlers and friends of the program was like taking a walk back through time. Seeing the names with the posts sparked a lot of fond memories (except for when we wrestled them). Rex has been a leader and influential voice in Indiana high school wrestling so long that it is difficult to remember when he wasn't a force or to envision a future without him in that role. The good news is that Rex has no intention of disappearing. I'm sure we will see him at events and continue to enjoy his company. Thanks, Rex for all you have done to raise the profile of the sport in Indiana. The stats are truly amazing: Over 1000 dual meet wins, a win streak of over 100, dozens and dozens of state finalists, team runners-up in some epic matches and helping to host an awesome Semi-State, freestyle tournaments and Middle School State. But more than that, thanks for being such a great friend, rival and role model for how to treat athletes. There simply are no better people in the sport than the New Castle Wrestling Family. Dave Cloud
  11. Franklin Community High School and the Franklin Wrestling Club have announced the retirement of Coach Bob Hasseman from the head coaching position for the Grizzly Cubs. Bob's time as head coach has brought great success for FCHS: His teams won 18 IHSAA Sectional, 11 Regional, 8 Semi-State, 18 County and 17 Conference team titles. The Grizzly Cubs were 2014 IHSAA runners-up and won the 2014 Coaches Association team title. Five Grizzly Cubs claimed individual titles during his tenure, along with numerous other place winners. In addition, Coach Hass was a dedicated freestyle official and the driving force behind the Franklin Wrestling Club. More importantly, Bob has been a great representative for our sport. He built his program the right way and his kids always wrestled with a lot of grit. They won with class (a lot) and lost with dignity. Coach has been a great coaching colleague to many. I am very appreciative of his friendship and will miss seeing him in the corner. I wish Bob and his wife a wonderful retirement and all the things he had to put aside for all these years. This doesn't even take into account putting up with Chris Lynch all those years! Bob, your efforts have made Indiana High School Wrestling better. Thanks!
  12. FCFighter 170--So many people worked so hard to get streets cleared and power back on. It was truly amazing to see the speed with which the clean up proceeded. Thanks for your help! Dave
  13. Pennsylvania has been pushing for a reduction since I was on the NFHS rules committee years ago. While it is a relatively large state with large metro areas like Philly and Pittsburgh, the middle portion of the state is very rural with lots of small towns and schools. I disagree strongly with the desire to cut weights but that is a big reason why PA pushes for a reduction.
  14. As many of you know, my hometown of Pendleton was hit by a tornado this week. In spite of the tremendous damage there were no fatalities and only one injury which was, thankfully, not life threatening. While I love my hometown, the community I am referring to in the title is the Indiana Wrestling community. I have received numerous calls from wrestling coaches checking on my family's welfare and offering assistance. Coach Duncan and some of his Frankton Eagle wrestlers came down to help in the cleanup this week. I am profoundly grateful to have as rivals such friends who took the time to reach out. Our town will recover and be better than before, albeit without as many trees. The wrestling community will always be a source of strength and pride for me, like it is for all of you. Thank you all for your caring and concern. Local charities are accepting donations but if you are of a mind to contribute may I humbly recommend the Red Cross in your community. They were on the scene almost immediately after the storm and set up a relief center at the high school. I encountered another Red Cross team today during my visit to a site where some of our wrestlers will be working tomorrow to assist a local wrestling family. The RC volunteers assured me they would be in town until they help everyone get back on their feet.
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