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    Chris Cooper got a reaction from dantev in 2019 Head Coaching Changes   
    Paid Asst. Wrestling Coach position open at Columbus East HS.
    View the posting at this link: https://www.applitrack.com/bcsck12/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Coach
    Contact Chris Cooper
    cooperc@bcsc.k12.in.us
    (812) 344-9817
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    Chris Cooper got a reaction from FCFIGHTER170 in Columbus East RTC Thursdays   
    Columbus East regional training center begins next week Thursday, Feb 28th, 5-7 pm.  Columbus is south of Indy about 40 minutes, park in the south lot and enter the furthest south doors, enter door 47.  Wrestling room is down the stairs on the left.  Don’t be afraid to come get better, we always have a full room.
    Clinician list
    Thurs 2/28- Briar Runyan, Indiana State Champ and Martinsville head coach.
    Thurs 3/7- Cade Rooks, 2x Indiana HS State Champ
    Thurs 3/14, 3/21 No RTC Spring Break
    Thurs 3/28- Dawson Combest, Columbus East 3x State placer and UIndy Alpha Dog.
    Thurs 4/4- Rashaad Trapp, Columbus East WC and Indiana Outlaws Coach
    Thurs 4/11- Jason Warthan, UIndy Head Coach
    Thurs 4/18- Steven Bradley, Marian Head Coach
    Thurs 4/25- Josh Hardman, Wabash
    Thurs 5/2- Corey Ruff, Lindsey Wilson
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    Chris Cooper got a reaction from cathedralwrestling in Brownsburg falls to Columbus East 33-21   
    152: Jake Schoenegge (COLE) over Jacob Cookerly (BRON) (MD 13-1) 160: Sam Morrill (COLE) over Peyton Asbury (BRON) (Dec 11-5) 170: Nick South (COLE) over Jean Baptiste (BRON) (MD 10-2) 182: Noah White (COLE) over Greg Glover (BRON) (Dec 4-2) 195: Cody Edmonds (BRON) over Aaron Cepeda (COLE) (Dec 7-6) 220: Jacob Bolte (COLE) over Lawson Aiken (BRON) (Dec 10-9) 285: Dorian Keys (BRON) over Shawn Tyler (COLE) (Fall 1:49) 106: Noah Lykins (COLE) over Ethan Early (BRON) (Dec 8-6) 113: KT Nelson (BRON) over Kenton Wilson (COLE) (Fall 1:24) 120: Braden Haines (BRON) over Nathaniel John (COLE) (Dec 8-6) 126: Evan Lawhead (BRON) over Jeremy Clark (COLE) (Dec 5-3) 132: Joey Gordon (COLE) over Drake Campbell (BRON) (MD 12-3) 138: Cayden Rooks (COLE) over Nick Cicciarelli (BRON) (Fall 1:34) 145: Kade Law (COLE) over Griffin Ison (BRON) (Dec 5-2)
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    Chris Cooper got a reaction from Juggernaut in Columbus East RTC, Thursday’s 5-7 pm   
    GREAT room tonight!  Lots of kids getting after in a packed room.  Thanks to all the teams and coaches who brought several kids, Seymour, Rushville, Greensburg...
    Next week, Coach Warthan and some UIndy studs will be in for technique and live.  Can’t wait!
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    Chris Cooper got a reaction from FCFIGHTER170 in Columbus East RTC Thursday 5-7 pm, Angel Escobedo!!   
    Columbus East RTC begins this week (3/29) on Thursdays from 5-7 pm.  Expect a great room!
    First guest clinician is 4x Indiana State Champ, 4x NCAA All American and Indiana University Associate Head Coach, Angel Escobedo!!!
    As always, technique, drill and lots of live at the end.
    Columbus East is about 40 min south of Indianapolis on I-65.  Enter the furthest south doors of the school, wrestling room is down the stairs on the left.
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    Chris Cooper got a reaction from dstruck in Forfeits - MN's proposed solution   
    Let me start by saying at Columbus East we have had a full (or nearly always full) and competitive roster for the past several years.  So this comes from my own perspective...  When I look at the list kids who have either quit, or don't come back the following year, almost all of them are kids who were varsity and were going to probably get beat out of the lineup the next season or kids who got beat/about to get beat out of the spot in the current season.  If the number of weight classes are reduced, at Columbus East, we would certainly lose kids.
    I just don't see how eliminating opportunities (weight classes) would possibly increase participation.  It may or may not decrease the number of forfeits, but won't increase the overall participation.
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    Chris Cooper got a reaction from piscis1956 in Forfeits - MN's proposed solution   
    Let me start by saying at Columbus East we have had a full (or nearly always full) and competitive roster for the past several years.  So this comes from my own perspective...  When I look at the list kids who have either quit, or don't come back the following year, almost all of them are kids who were varsity and were going to probably get beat out of the lineup the next season or kids who got beat/about to get beat out of the spot in the current season.  If the number of weight classes are reduced, at Columbus East, we would certainly lose kids.
    I just don't see how eliminating opportunities (weight classes) would possibly increase participation.  It may or may not decrease the number of forfeits, but won't increase the overall participation.
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    Chris Cooper got a reaction from WOC in Forfeits - MN's proposed solution   
    Let me start by saying at Columbus East we have had a full (or nearly always full) and competitive roster for the past several years.  So this comes from my own perspective...  When I look at the list kids who have either quit, or don't come back the following year, almost all of them are kids who were varsity and were going to probably get beat out of the lineup the next season or kids who got beat/about to get beat out of the spot in the current season.  If the number of weight classes are reduced, at Columbus East, we would certainly lose kids.
    I just don't see how eliminating opportunities (weight classes) would possibly increase participation.  It may or may not decrease the number of forfeits, but won't increase the overall participation.
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    Chris Cooper reacted to Clint Gard in Melloh and Mulkey   
    Would you call that in the first period when a kid is riding out a 0-0 score? The situation or score doesn’t dictate when or how stalling should be called. If it’s stalling with :15 left in overtime, then it’s stalling in the first :30 seconds of the first period.  It wasn’t stalling...it’s a stalemate.  The same call he used in that situation multiple times in that match. 
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    Chris Cooper got a reaction from LionsFan in NFHS Survey--Please get this in ASAP   
    I must have missed the question about going to college out of bounds.....
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    Chris Cooper reacted to Mattyb in Columbus East   
    I don’t know everything that they do.. but... my son wrestled with them this summer. I’ve been around wrestling for a long time. Not many teams have as much fun as these guys do. I think that is a very overlooked aspect of our sport. There is so much pressure on athletes to succeed.. sometimes they forget to have fun. Coach cooper seems to be like a big brother. Seems to be a ton of respect and love for that guy.
    These kids wrestled everywhere this summer. I’m guessing that they got 100 matches! As I stated above, just a special group of young men. I’m a huge fan! 
    On a personal note, I want to thank them for allowing my son to be a part of their group. They treat him as one if their own. Super proud of all of them. 
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    Chris Cooper reacted to FCFIGHTER170 in Columbus East   
    All of them got a ton of heart and no quit in them. 
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    Chris Cooper reacted to SouthSideJimmy in Columbus East   
    Columbus East showed up to burn the Ford Center Down! 
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    Chris Cooper got a reaction from meiteljorge in Article: #WrestlingWednesday: Eiteljorge is kinda cool   
    Nice article, great kid!  #TeamBalboa
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    Chris Cooper got a reaction from brickfor6 in NFHS Survey--Please get this in ASAP   
    I must have missed the question about going to college out of bounds.....
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    Chris Cooper reacted to TripleB in Upsets or surprise close matches at regionals 2/3   
    Hey remember I'm your homeboy!
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    Chris Cooper got a reaction from TripleB in 2018 Hypothetical IN All Star Matchups   
    This fight..... I mean.... match happens every day.
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    Chris Cooper got a reaction from WOC in 2018 Hypothetical IN All Star Matchups   
    This fight..... I mean.... match happens every day.
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    Chris Cooper got a reaction from navy80 in 2018 Hypothetical IN All Star Matchups   
    This fight..... I mean.... match happens every day.
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    Chris Cooper reacted to maligned in Wrestlebacks Poll   
    I even wonder sometimes if drawing them into "stars knocking off stars too early" isn't beating a dead horse. They have that in all of their other sports tournaments--which is what they insist on comparing us to.
    I think instead there's an argument to be built that we're NOT being treated like other sports. All other sports have their tournaments conducted in the way states around the country conduct them and in the way their sport's culture dictates--except ours. We're the only ones forced to fit into a box that is completely disassociated from the rest of the season structure and the sport nationally.  
    AND I think we can give examples of other individual sports that have similarities to ours that they don't realize; namely, track, swimming, and gymnastics. In those sports, at each tournament round, we have the best people all together in one space and we find the genuine best and advance them. That's how wrestling works. We never do a tennis-style single elimination tournament, from the youth ranks up through college. Instead, we get everyone in one space and spend a day figuring out the pecking order. It would be silly to get a bunch of swimmers together, randomly draw them into 4 heats, and say each heat winner gets to advance. We're all together at the same pool--let's go ahead and have some prelims and finals and pick the genuine best 4. Wrestling is the same, but they need to be invited to see it outside the "upsets happen" narrative or even the "my star lost too early in the tournament" argument....in my very humble opinion.
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    Chris Cooper reacted to randalllynch in Best and Worst Sectionals   
    My team is in that sectional and it is night and day to previous years.  We have VERY few kids or weight classes that would be considered "top tier", but there are a few good wrestlers that know what there doing (and yest will most likely struggle at the regional), but I do look forward to seeing several weight classes that have kids who are very competitive at this sectional (126, 160, and 285 come to mind quickly) and most of those kids are just as nervous and anxious as those kids preparing for the Avon sectional.  
    More importantly though if you are only looking at the top tier kids, how they do competing with each other, you may be missing a piece of the sport that makes most of us smile especially at sectional.  It is the kids seeded 6th or unseeded at sectional who overcomes all odds and their own doubts to place 4th and get to wrestle at regional.  Some of them will have achieved their only goal in wrestling after 4 years taking a beating in practice, never even believing they could do it because they wrestled behind a stud or had 5 studs in the sectional.  That kid will ll be just as happy (and most likely or more so) than most of the wrestlers who lose in the go round or on Friday night. 
    Weak or strong there is a lot of happiness and tears getting ready to happen on Saturday, but that is what make sectional entertaining and brings a lot of smiles.  
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    Chris Cooper got a reaction from TripleB in IndianaMat Poster Hall of Fame   
    Man... TripleB beat me to it... Legendary poster right there...  Well known from the streets of Broad Ripple all the way to Windsor, Canada.
     
     
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    Chris Cooper reacted to takemtothemat in Hoosier Hills Conference   
    Last match at 12:30. Good job Dustin
     
    Phil Cook
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    Chris Cooper reacted to eastdad18 in Hoosier Hills Conference   
    Shout out to coach Cooper and the Columbus East Wrestling team on a great tournament.. 
     
    My vote for wrestler of the day would have to Corban Pollitt on beating Foster of Floyd Central and wathen of Jennings County ...both ranked kids and Foster beat Corban at the beginning of December in the team dual.. 
     
    1 Columbus East  261.0 2 Floyd Central  194.0 3 Jeffersonville  179.5 4 Jennings County  149.0 5 New Albany  143.0 6 Seymour  141.0 7 Madison Consolidated  113.5 8 Bedford North Lawrence  62.0
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    Chris Cooper got a reaction from Kookie953 in Big Matches Tonight   
    Cade Rooks is getting over an illness.  Believe me, he would have loved nothing more than being able to compete against Brownsburg.
    Good dual tonight.  Thanks to Brownsburg for being willing to switch the date on late notice and coming down to compete.  Fantastic team.
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