Restate a bunch of thank you’s
Joe Burroughs (No-Ox) and Isaac Knable (Invicta) have supported the event every year with donations and helping facilitate wrestlers participating. Great, great men. I encourage everyone who lives in their area to reach out to them and work with these guys.
The great officials who volunteer their time to help build our sport. Garrett Pikul, Joe Cattan, and Jason Sidoras all did a fabulous job yesterday.
My wife Amber does a ton behind the scenes to help keep me sane as I prepare for this stuff, but also jumps in to work the gate with little ones running all over. She is the best.
The Moore HS crew did a very good job hosting. It’s not easy to get a gym, but then get help to set up, work the table, then clean. Very good job.
Robert Tucker has saved me many hours on the road by helping out and also helped a lot with nailing down the bouts.
Darren Thomas is a great announcer and takes care of all the music which is much more complicated than you could imagine.
Thanks to the college coaches who support this every year. Appreciate them being there and hope the event helps them snag a couple extra wrestlers.
Thanks to Brandon for flying in from his new sunny home in Florida to see this event.
Wrestlers were amazing yesterday. A lot of exciting action. We lost a great class of seniors, but still have a lot of hammers in KY.
Thanks to all those who came out to support the event and these kids. But this is an area we need to improve upon. There were 87 paid spectators. Is that really all the interest we have in watching the best kids in our state compete? I understand that “coaches” built up the number in the gym, but if we can’t get 100 people to spend a couple hours watching our all stars then it is tough to see it growing in the future.