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  1. 11 points
    The definition of sportsmanship/character was shown in the 145 finals. After Nate Wheeler’s hand was raise Nathaniel Lawrence raised Nate’s hand acknowledging his win. Then in the back warmup area Nathaniel came to me and congratulated me and hugged me and thanked me for working with him this summer and said “Nate is the only person I could lose to and not be upset because I know how hard he’s worked for this.” He didn’t refuse to shake hands, throw his head gear or blame somebody for the loss. He acknowledged his opponents victory which in turn took away what he worked for that’s character. To top it off as I was walking up the stairs Ms. Lawrence waived at me and her and her husband met me at the top of the stairs and hugged me and congratulated me on the win and said thank you for working with their son they also spoke with my wife.This is the definition of Character/ Sportsmanship from an outstanding young man and his family. Coach Wheeler
  2. 4 points
    Definitely need to work on Finals....we have the absolute WORST finals in the country.... no other state does it as poorly as we do....no excitement... and nobody stays....its truly pathetic.... SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE KHSAA !!!
  3. 3 points
    When the finals were moved to Frankfort, Jack Cline modelled them after the Indiana State Finals. They were really special for the kids and the fans. That kind of thing is not too difficult to organize. It is just a matter of the KHSAA allowing someone to do so.
  4. 2 points
    That looks like a smart pick next year at one of the top of list. He is a beast. You guys need to bottle up some of that air and soil down in Union County and sell it!!
  5. 2 points
    Not sure the KHSAA wants to take the tlme to make the finals special. We seem to discuss this every year.
  6. 2 points
    Agreed you should have the ability to scratch a ref.
  7. 2 points
    Great idea. Some states even allow coaches to "scratch" certain refs so they are not allowed to work the matches for their team at the State Finals. (Not certain if it is allowed here.)
  8. 2 points
    What about the 145 Final, Wheeler .vs Lawrence. Nathaniel raising Nate's hand after the match. A lesson I hope all was watching. First Class all the way.
  9. 1 point
    What was y’alls favorite/most exciting match of the tourney? Moore and Thomas in the finals. That sure was a heart stopper.
  10. 1 point
    Was this the first time a girl won(pinned) a match at boy's state tournament? 106 Ashley Courtney
  11. 1 point
    I believe this may be beating a dead horse, as years past have indicated, but how do we try to get the ball rolling? Contact Mike Breen? Contact Sarah Bridenbaugh? Is there a board of coaches who would do so? (There is not even a Sports Advisory Committee roster listed for wrestling) Honestly, if they gave us one hour (maybe less) to set-up before the finals we could do something great for the kids and spectators.
  12. 1 point
    Agree again! This was my third state finals with my 9 year old son in tow. We were treated to some fantastic finals matches. It seemed to me that stalemates were inconsistent in the way they were called. Some were called really quick. Some were way overdue before they were called. What does the rule say about stalemates? Not bashing the officials. I feel like of the last 3 state finals I've watched, this was on par with previous years - nothing egregious, nothing fantastic.
  13. 1 point
    That trip back tilt was awesome. He almost pulled it off again. One side note, there was a stalemate called that was extremely questionable. Deck was about to hook Bates' leg and would have secured a takedown. The stalemate was called way too quick.
  14. 1 point
    Thank you Ranger for all your hard work on keeping the whole state up with youth, middle, and High School. Always look forward to checking them out really appreciate it.
  15. 1 point
    An issue I saw is that the second ref is basically superfluous in Kentucky the majority of the time. There was a heavyweight match where a takedown wasn’t scored because neither ref was watching the clock, there was also a noncall in a finals match where a secondary ref needs to step up and say, “yes that’s the rule.” It’s frustrating because this past state tournament I saw very good refs make mistakes they shouldn’t have had to make. I know that there is an issue with keeping our ref numbers up but just like with coaching just because we know and respect each other doesn’t mean we can’t push each other to do better. Some of the best refs in the country are here in Kentucky, but even then mistakes are made.
  16. 1 point
    I bet they compromise and let us use MatBoss next year for a small fee of $500.
  17. 1 point
    We have a tie, Lcalum and Cooka17 both have 78 points.
  18. 1 point
    Nathaniel loves the sport and the challenges that go along with it. Whenever I talk to him, he’s always tells me the matches he hopes he gets so he can excite the crowd. He’s a rare breed and a great ambassador for the greatest sport known to man. Kudos to both competitors.
  19. 1 point
    I can only speak to the Thomas side of the mat and say it was the most heart stopping roller coaster of a match I’ve been in. But with these 2, they’ve wrestled 6 times head to head this year and every match is like a 106 college match where they both respect each other’s talents. Hats off to them both for putting on a great finals match and for giving both Dad/Coaches something to be very proud of.
  20. 1 point
    It wasn't special at all. They need to bring someone in.
  21. 1 point
    First to have 2 girls? Team with 6 finalists? 8 in the top 3? Kid go from jv to state champ in 1 season ? 5 freshman in finals? 4 champs successfully defending titles? 4 finals the same as regional finals?
  22. 1 point
    The coach made the right decision. However, the adults booing did not.
  23. 1 point
    Other than FCA Camp and Carr Academy, where in the central Kentucky area can I find clinics, camps and open practices?
  24. 1 point
    We are proud to announce the addition of our girls high school and open division. We are excited to host an awesome tourney right in the heart of Cincinnati! Good luck to all the Ohio wrestlers getting ready for State and hope to see you at the Classic March 30th.
  25. 1 point