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Is Mason Parris the most dominate BIG MAN ever? He is only a junior, but has been an unstoppable force. The only two 220 pounders who can likely hang with him this year are Clayton Scroggs (SQ as a soph, and 5th as a junior) and Gunner Larson (SQ as a freshman, 5th as a soph, and 2nd as a junior). Everyone else likely gets tech falled or pinned. I think Mason surpasses former big men such as Dexter Larimore, Wesley Bernard, Fletcher Miller, Chris Kasten, Chico Adams, Adam Chalfant, Elite Studs Indiana has produced include the following, (215/220/HWT) Jake Obrien 3X state champ at 215lbs. Gelen Robinson 2X state champ at 215lbs, Anton Talamantes 2nd, 1stat 215lbs and 1st at 189lbs. Gelen won state 7-2 and 9-3. Talamantes lost state 2-4, won state 7-4 and by pin. Obrien won state 9-6, 8-5, and 11-4 Obrien went on to fight in the UFC, Gelen will likely play in the NFL, and I am not sure about Talamantes. As a freshman, Parris won the 182lb New Castle Semi-State with wins over Kaiser, Ind. Ritter 31-7 W PIN Steward, Cathedral 16-3 W 3-1 James Roncalli 44-1 W PIN Morales, WEBO 39-5 W 7-3 STATE FINALS Jake Kleimola, 34-7, Lake Central WIN 18-5 (Jake won state the next year) Kyle Shaffer, 41-3, South Putnam WIN PIN (Kyle will place top 3 this year) Chase Osborn, 39-0, Penn, LOST 10-11 (Osburn won state) Gage Garpow, 39-5, Winamac, WON 11-10 I think some people, including myself who didn’t know much about Parris, thought he wrestled a weak schedule from a small school. He went on to finish 54 wins and 1 loss his freshman year. When he “upset” Conner James of Roncalli, is when the whole state took notice! Then, he lost by one point in the state semi finals to the eventual and undefeated state champion. As a sophomore, Parris walked through semi state at 220! His wins were, Pin 0:36 seconds, PIN 1:33, Tech Fall against the guy who finished 6th, and Pin 0:21 seconds against the guy who finished 4th! At the state finals, Nick Lee and Chad Red got all the attention, but a loaded 220 weight was just as good! All four semi state champions were undefeated, one was a returning state champion, and a few nationally ranked kids in the weight. Parris wins his first match against Yorktown’s Pier (34-13) by pin in 1:22. He beat a very tough and strong Dristin MCubbins from Monrovia (37-7) by fall at 3:08. Parris faced an undefeated Evan Ellis who was 44-0 at the time, and pinned him in 5:20. In the finals Parris met up with Gunner Larson from Avon who was 42-0 at the time, and won by major decision, 13-4. By his dominant wins, is he the best big man Indiana has seen? And he still has one more year left. Thoughts?