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    patriotfan got a reaction from Disco in Bellarmine moves from DII to D1   
    Bellarmine University, a private D2 school located in Louisville Kentucky, across the river from Jeffersonville (IN), is moving up to the big leagues.
     
    https://intermatwrestle.com/articles/22052
     
    I know they have Kent State lined up for one of their duals next season, not sure about the rest. A little shameless self promotion, but Jeffersonville will have three wrestlers wrestling for Bellarmine next season.
     
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    patriotfan got a reaction from FCFIGHTER170 in Bellarmine moves from DII to D1   
    Bellarmine University, a private D2 school located in Louisville Kentucky, across the river from Jeffersonville (IN), is moving up to the big leagues.
     
    https://intermatwrestle.com/articles/22052
     
    I know they have Kent State lined up for one of their duals next season, not sure about the rest. A little shameless self promotion, but Jeffersonville will have three wrestlers wrestling for Bellarmine next season.
     
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    patriotfan got a reaction from FCFIGHTER170 in Cody Matherly signs with Kentucky Wesleyan   
    ‪Cody Matherly, a two-time Sectional and Regional Champion for Jeffersonville High School, will be taking his talents to Kentucky Wesleyan, a Division II college located in Owensboro, Kentucky. Cody had a combined record of 66-15 the last two seasons. As a junior, Cody made it to the round to go to State and as a senior he was ranked #8 in the Semi-State at 195lbs.
     
    ‪Since 2004, Cody Matherly makes the 41st Jeff wrestler making his college commitment; in the last decade, 2010-2020 – Jeff wrestling signed 24 commits.‬
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    patriotfan got a reaction from JoeCoffey in Cody Matherly signs with Kentucky Wesleyan   
    ‪Cody Matherly, a two-time Sectional and Regional Champion for Jeffersonville High School, will be taking his talents to Kentucky Wesleyan, a Division II college located in Owensboro, Kentucky. Cody had a combined record of 66-15 the last two seasons. As a junior, Cody made it to the round to go to State and as a senior he was ranked #8 in the Semi-State at 195lbs.
     
    ‪Since 2004, Cody Matherly makes the 41st Jeff wrestler making his college commitment; in the last decade, 2010-2020 – Jeff wrestling signed 24 commits.‬
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    patriotfan got a reaction from Websterk149 in Adonis Boyd signs with Bellarmine University   
    Adonis Boyd has signed with Bellarmine University, which is currently Division 2 but is making the transition to Division 1. Adonis projects to wrestle 133 for the Knights, which are located across the river in Louisville.
     
    During his career at Jeffersonville, Adonis was a varsity starter all four years, winning Sectionals twice and Regionals once. His senior year he was Academic All State. His junior year Adonis had a record of 33-7 and his senior year a record of 31-4.
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    patriotfan got a reaction from dstruck in Adonis Boyd signs with Bellarmine University   
    Adonis Boyd has signed with Bellarmine University, which is currently Division 2 but is making the transition to Division 1. Adonis projects to wrestle 133 for the Knights, which are located across the river in Louisville.
     
    During his career at Jeffersonville, Adonis was a varsity starter all four years, winning Sectionals twice and Regionals once. His senior year he was Academic All State. His junior year Adonis had a record of 33-7 and his senior year a record of 31-4.
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    patriotfan got a reaction from FCFIGHTER170 in Adonis Boyd signs with Bellarmine University   
    Adonis Boyd has signed with Bellarmine University, which is currently Division 2 but is making the transition to Division 1. Adonis projects to wrestle 133 for the Knights, which are located across the river in Louisville.
     
    During his career at Jeffersonville, Adonis was a varsity starter all four years, winning Sectionals twice and Regionals once. His senior year he was Academic All State. His junior year Adonis had a record of 33-7 and his senior year a record of 31-4.
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    patriotfan got a reaction from backtothemat in Ethan Rodgers signs with Kentucky Wesleyan   
    Jeffersonville's Ethan Rodgers has signed with Kentucky Wesleyan and will be playing football (linebacker) and wrestling for the Panthers. This past season Ethan wrestled 220lb going 42-3 and was the Hoosier Hills Conference Champ, the Jeffersonville Sectional and Regional Champ.
     
    Ethan is Jeffersonville's 39th college wrestler since 2004 and the ninth wrestler from Jeffersonville to sign to play football in college.
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    patriotfan got a reaction from IMrule in Ethan Rodgers signs with Kentucky Wesleyan   
    Jeffersonville's Ethan Rodgers has signed with Kentucky Wesleyan and will be playing football (linebacker) and wrestling for the Panthers. This past season Ethan wrestled 220lb going 42-3 and was the Hoosier Hills Conference Champ, the Jeffersonville Sectional and Regional Champ.
     
    Ethan is Jeffersonville's 39th college wrestler since 2004 and the ninth wrestler from Jeffersonville to sign to play football in college.
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    patriotfan reacted to Y2CJ41 in Article: #WrestlingWednesday: Jennings County getting a major upgrade   
    By JEREMY HINES
    Thehines7@gmail.com
     
    Howard Jones is, without a doubt, the face of Jennings County wrestling. Jones has coached the Panthers for over four decades (41 years to be exact). And during those 41 years he’s always had to do things the hard way. That’s all about to change.
     
    Jennings County has started the construction of a one-of-a-kind wrestling facility. Jones believes this might be the only dedicated wrestling venue for a high school in the Midwest, and possibly even the entire country.
     
    The new, five-million-dollar venue will feature seating for over 800 fans. It will have four full-size mats down with the ability to remove some seating and go up to six full size mats. The 24,000 square feet venue will also have two locker rooms and a coaches’ office.
     
    “We expect this to make our wrestlers feel like first-class athletes,” Jennings County Athletic Director Cory Stevens said. “They are going to have a facility that no other wrestlers in the region or in the state will have. We hope this attracts others to use it as well, for camps and things of that nature.”
     
    For Jones, this is a dream come true. His wrestlers have practiced in a balcony overlooking the basketball gymnasium. The school has two balconies on each side of the gym, and the wrestling team was often so large that it had to split the team up and use both sides.
     
    “I was lucky enough to have real good assistant coaches over the years,” Jones said. “I would go on one side and the assistants would go on the other. Sometimes we would divide by weight class. Sometimes we would divide by varsity and junior varsity.”
     
    The wrestlers would also have to move the 800-pound mats that were stored in various places throughout the school down to the gym floor for invitationals or dual meets.
     
    “Needless to say, it was an inconvenience, at the minimum,” Jones said. “We didn’t get the lighter mats until about four years ago. We always had to end practice early if there was a girls or a boys basketball game.”
     
    Jones didn’t much believe that the program was getting its own venue when he was first told about it. He had heard similar talk before. One time the school was going to build a 4.7-million-dollar facility that would house three basketball courts, a weight room, a track and a wrestling room. Ultimately that got voted down by the community.
     
    This time around school superintendent Teresa Brown told Jones that it was going to happen.
     
    “One day she told me ‘Coach Jones, we’re going to get you that wrestling room.’,” Jones said. “I didn’t believe her. That was about three years ago. Then, at the first of the year, she steps into the gym and said to me ‘Don’t you doubt me coach Jones, don’t you doubt me’.”
     
    Jones has had a hand in the design of the facility. He has looked at places like Purdue for inspiration and has tried to emulate what he knows works.
     
    “It’s been a very emotional time for me,” Jones said. “I have thought our kids deserved something better, but maybe not this elaborate, for years. I questioned why it was going to be so good. The principal at the time said ‘Howard, why can’t we have the best for our kids?’ That made sense to me. I think this state-of-the-art facility will be what’s best for our kids.”
     
    For Jones, the principal’s statement got him thinking.
     
    “I’m pretty conservative with things,” Jones said. “When he said that to me, I started thinking differently. I started thinking why not. The school wants to be greedy for the kids and it really shows.”
     
    The wrestling facility isn’t the only thing to get a major upgrade at the school. The baseball and softball fields got a multi-million-dollar upgrade. The weight room doubled in size. The football field got new turf. The tennis courts are getting a facelift. But, the largest change, is the wrestling renovation.
     
    According to Stevens, this might not have ever happened if it weren’t for the influence Jones has had on the students and the community through wrestling.
     
    “They say it has a lot to do with me, but it’s really for the kids,” Jones said. “The kids deserved better and we’re getting there. The educators care for the kids. But since this announcement I’ve had hundreds of people call or contact me about how much wrestling has done for them. That was done without this kind of facility. It’s not that we create champion wrestlers. It’s important that we realize we’re creating champion kids.”
     
    This has been an emotional journey for Jones. Former wrestlers are working on the building of the new facility and even the companies that put in the bids for the construction were ran by some of Jones’ former wrestlers.
     
    “Each of our six elementary schools have former wrestlers of mine that are coaching,” Jones said. “All but one of my assistants were coached by me. The middle school – all but one of the coaches was coached by me. It makes me very proud. One of the things that probably puts things in perspective for me the most is that I had a principal at one of the elementary schools come up to me and said ‘Howard, I’m tired of going to principal meetings and hearing about your wrestling program.’ But wrestling is a fraternity, not just within the school, but it creates a strong bond for life.”
     
    Stevens hopes to see other schools build similar facilities for their programs in the future.
     
    “We hope this inspires other schools to do something similar,” Stevens said. “Everyone is going to benefit from this – not just the high school, but the younger kids as well. Wrestling is a sport that does great things for kids. The more we can inspire other kids, the better. I was not a wrestler, but I see the value the sport offers for kids today.”

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    patriotfan got a reaction from dstruck in School All Star teams?   
    The year he got 2nd he was at 145lb, Robert Rosbottom was a state champ at that weight for Jeff
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    patriotfan reacted to Y2CJ41 in Folkstyle State hurt by Corona?   
    Asking a school or big facility to not host any events because they are a backup to the original host is virtually impossible. This is an event that needs 20+ mats, which there are maybe a handful in the state that have the capabilities of hosting. On top of that the facilities that can host have events already planned because they want to make money. 
     
    The ISWA is in a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation. No one wants to cancel or move the event.
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    patriotfan reacted to graham in Folkstyle State hurt by Corona?   
    Tough to plan for something like this.  Many, many things are being cancelled/postponed.  This virus scare appears to be disrupting everyone’s lives in many ways.  Public health appears to be the least of things that will be impacted although this is the reason for shutting everything down. 
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    patriotfan got a reaction from Coach McCormick in Best High School for Producing D1 Wrestlers   
    In the last 10 years at Jeffersonville High School, we've had two D1, four D2 (two will be D1), 9 NAIA, one D3, and 6 JUCO. Also the team manager for Ohio State is a Jeff Wrestling alum and we will probably have another D2 signing here in a few weeks
     
    2009 – Caleb Browner – Campbellsville NAIA
    2010 – Ryan Dewitt – Waldorf College NAIA
    2011 – Alonzo Shepherd – Indiana University D1 (four year starter)
    2012 – Brent Browner – Indiana Tech NAIA
    2012 – Elijah Curtley – Indiana Tech NAIA
    2013 – Jasi Coureur – West Virginia Tech University NAIA
    2013 – Nick Stewart – Lindenwood Belleville University – Illinois NAIA
    2014 – Gavan Jolley-Little – Indiana University D1
    2014 – Tavion Lucas – Marian Military Institute JUCO
    2015 – Jasi Couereur – St. Catherine NAIA
    2016 – Darian Newbolt – Manchester JUCO
    2017 – Josh McCorkle – Bellarmine University D2 (soon to be D1)
    2017 – Vaughn Lloyd – Manchester D3
    2017 – Josh Cooper – Ancilla JUCO
    2017 – Shawn Williams – Ancilla JUCO
    2017 – Carson Somerville – Ohio State University (team manager)
    2018 – Luke Smith – Indiana Tech NAIA
    2018 – Josh Craig – Bellarmine University D2 (soon to be D1)
    2018 – Josiah Freeman – University of Indianapolis D2
    2018 – Carlos Molina – Lassen Junior College JUCO
    2018 – Jacob Laughlin – Lassen Junior College JUCO
    2019 – Isaiah Fultcher – Tiffin College D2
    2019 – Carlos Santos, Indiana Tech NAIA
     
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    patriotfan got a reaction from matts in Best High School for Producing D1 Wrestlers   
    In the last 10 years at Jeffersonville High School, we've had two D1, four D2 (two will be D1), 9 NAIA, one D3, and 6 JUCO. Also the team manager for Ohio State is a Jeff Wrestling alum and we will probably have another D2 signing here in a few weeks
     
    2009 – Caleb Browner – Campbellsville NAIA
    2010 – Ryan Dewitt – Waldorf College NAIA
    2011 – Alonzo Shepherd – Indiana University D1 (four year starter)
    2012 – Brent Browner – Indiana Tech NAIA
    2012 – Elijah Curtley – Indiana Tech NAIA
    2013 – Jasi Coureur – West Virginia Tech University NAIA
    2013 – Nick Stewart – Lindenwood Belleville University – Illinois NAIA
    2014 – Gavan Jolley-Little – Indiana University D1
    2014 – Tavion Lucas – Marian Military Institute JUCO
    2015 – Jasi Couereur – St. Catherine NAIA
    2016 – Darian Newbolt – Manchester JUCO
    2017 – Josh McCorkle – Bellarmine University D2 (soon to be D1)
    2017 – Vaughn Lloyd – Manchester D3
    2017 – Josh Cooper – Ancilla JUCO
    2017 – Shawn Williams – Ancilla JUCO
    2017 – Carson Somerville – Ohio State University (team manager)
    2018 – Luke Smith – Indiana Tech NAIA
    2018 – Josh Craig – Bellarmine University D2 (soon to be D1)
    2018 – Josiah Freeman – University of Indianapolis D2
    2018 – Carlos Molina – Lassen Junior College JUCO
    2018 – Jacob Laughlin – Lassen Junior College JUCO
    2019 – Isaiah Fultcher – Tiffin College D2
    2019 – Carlos Santos, Indiana Tech NAIA
     
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    patriotfan got a reaction from FCFIGHTER170 in Most Regional Qualifiers?   
    Jeffersonville sends 14
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    patriotfan got a reaction from SIwrestling in JV State Duals   
    VB not too well
     
    The gap between the top KY teams (let's say top 5, teams like Woodford, Union, Ryle, etc..) and the the rest is huge, wrestling is still growing there so there's not a lot of depth. Those upper tier teams can compete but after that it drops pretty far.
     
    For instance, VB lost to a top #15 KY team by 20 points with seven third string guys in the VB lineup but the full VB lineup got absolutely smashed by a top 6 team. 
     
    But we are grateful to have the opportunity to be invited and wrestle all over Kentucky.
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    patriotfan reacted to AJ in Bobby Cox retiring   
    The Commish is retiring... Will be interesting to see how this impacts many sports, including wrestling...
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    patriotfan got a reaction from dstruck in Carlos Santos signs with Indiana Tech   
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    patriotfan got a reaction from backtothemat in 43rd Annual Jeff Classic - Dec. 21   
    Here's a nice article on Ethan Rodgers, the 2 seed at 220
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    patriotfan got a reaction from dantev in Interesting Result   
    Last year at semi state we had a first round match with an end score of 23-17
     
     
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    patriotfan got a reaction from dstruck in Interesting Result   
    Last year at semi state we had a first round match with an end score of 23-17
     
     
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    patriotfan reacted to Paycheck141 in Headgear and Brand Logos - Clarification as of 11/19/19   
    In all honesty does it really matter what’s on a headgear I remember when the no tape rule became a thing and it seemed ridiculous now having more than one logo on a headgear is gonna be a rule seems like there could be more important things to worry about 
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    patriotfan reacted to Silence Dogood in Headgear and Brand Logos - Clarification as of 11/19/19   
    Glad they are working on the important stuff. 
     
     
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