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  1. grappler-of-old

    Rivalries

    2005 was a NK, WK dominated wt class (140) that year. of the 8 placements WK had 3 and NK had 3. NK had 3 in semi's WK 1. NK 1st 2nd and 5th, WK 3rd 4th and 8th (Washington from Hoptown was 8th)
  2. grappler-of-old

    Rivalries

    Union passed Woodford in individual titles 65 to 64 after this year.
  3. grappler-of-old

    Rivalries

    Pat White from Hoptown and Brandon Winkenson from Campbell County had some great ones 2 overtime matches and 2 matches decided by 1 point. They have 9 medals between the two and 3 state championships. They only met at state duals or state tournament.
  4. grappler-of-old

    Help needed

    Is there a middle school coaches association web site? The middle school state tourneys may be on there.
  5. grappler-of-old

    Help needed

    You will not be able to find that anywhere on the web. Only your school would have that information. I'm not certain that anyone has all the brackets going back to the 1st middle school tourney. I'm not sure when that was. If someone does then they may be able to help you. If it was high school I would be able to help you with probably 90% of the information.
  6. grappler-of-old

    Takeaways from state

    Deck was a #2 from his region. He would not have been seeded. Bad argument. Your not going to seed a #2.
  7. grappler-of-old

    Takeaways from state

    I'm all for separating the better wrestlers. That way the best matches are in the semi and final rounds. I just don't like trying to get pinpoint accuracy in the seeds. Argueing about a 2nd or 3rd seed or 3rd of 4th seed is usually random anyway. No one really knows who is the better wrestler that day. You usually just need last years post season placement and if an early tourney (1st 3 weeks) last years record, otherwise this years record, do the best you can and get the thing started. What is worse is having a coaches meeting that takes 1 hour and delays the tournament. I know coaches can be unreliable with getting in their records and such but that is usually not that common anymore. Getting a track account (an extra cost) for the day making sure wifi is accessible and hoping it doesn't crash is many times to much hassle. I do however like the boutboard if its in a couple of places out of the way of the fans view and big enough to see from far away so wrestlers don't crowd the area. But I'm still old school I like a bracket in my hand. I can't see the brackets on a phone, to small and have to move the frame around to see the whole bracket. (I don't have a smart phone anyway).
  8. grappler-of-old

    Takeaways from state

    I'm not sure I would be opposed to running regular season tourneys like freestyle tourneys, random draw and go.
  9. grappler-of-old

    Takeaways from state

    Just seems to me way to much is put on seeding during the regular season. The whole season is just a warm up for the post season. I'm not a big fan of complaining when my kid is not seeded higher than someone that maybe he should be. Just go out there and beat whoever they put in front of you. Outdo your seed in the tourney and be done with it. Its just a regular season tourney, the only tourneys that matter are region and state.
  10. grappler-of-old

    Youth State being only youth

    I agree, I only went to two "youth tourneys" and that was enough. Way to much pandemonium, know one knows what is going on where. Don't like the Sunday idea day after middle school. Give it a Saturday set aside with set wt. classes. I've heard several times kids saying they were youth state champion and others saying something like "yea you me and 100 others that year."
  11. grappler-of-old

    Takeaways from state

    Are you talking region or regular season tourney. I'm talking about regular season tourney. Hopefully at regular season tourney you have several different regions and a few out of state teams.
  12. grappler-of-old

    Takeaways from state

    I'm not 100% up on track but how would this make it easier to pre-seed? Do you expect the person running the tourney to look up all the criteria? I have run several tourneys in my day. Its easy to pre-seed. Coaches send roster with records. Pre-seed according to record then go. Get changes when coaches show up adjust, take 20 minutes for coaches meeting then go.
  13. grappler-of-old

    Youth State being only youth

    Call the 1st one "Youth State" call the 2nd one "Elite State Youth Tournament"
  14. grappler-of-old

    Youth State being only youth

    Not sure what the problem is. KHSAA rules allow an athlete who is 18 years old before August 1st to participate in High School Athletics. IE. If you turn 19 on or after August 1st you are eligible to participate. It stands to reason that if a kid is 14 years old before August 1st able to participate in Middle school IE. if you turn 15 on or after August 1st your eligible to participate middle school. Not 100% sure what grade is allowed Youth but assuming 6th grade and below. it stands to reason that if a kid is 12 years old before August 1st able to participate in Youth IE, if you turn 13 on or after August 1st your eligible to participate Youth. Seems simple to me, but i am just a senile old fart who has forgotten his own name now and again.
  15. grappler-of-old

    Youth State being only youth

    Depends on what you call middle schoolers. Some schools still have elementary through 6th grade.