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  1. grappler-of-old

    Wrestling trivia question

    He won a wrestling state championship as a coach in Iowa in 1926. I was flabergasted when I saw this and had to make sure it was THE Adolph Rupp and it was.
  2. grappler-of-old

    Wrestling trivia question

    Not sure about the 7 time finalist. But how about this trivia question: What NCAA D1 Basketball coach was the head coach of a high school state champion wrestling team? I have mentioned this before a while ago when doing research on team state titles of all states. Hint: The state title was pre-World War II.
  3. grappler-of-old

    rumor mill talk

    Does anyone know what proposed weight classes will be? I can only find what Pennsylvania has propossed and that is 12 weight classes.
  4. grappler-of-old

    rumor mill talk

    Depends on what you call a stud. Go to a JV tourney in Ohio and they beat many KY "Varsity" kids. How many kids are varsity just because there is no one else in that weight at that school? How many kids are varsity in their first year wrestling? What you may call a stud in actually a JV kid on another team. I remember Tom Ketchen-Carter was JV his freshman year after placing in state his 8th grade year because he had two bigger studs ahead of him. (Wells, and Yenter). Should he not have wrestled JV, and sat out the year?
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    rumor mill talk

    I understand the argument of growing the sport, but other sports don't add players to the starting line up. Reducing to 13 wt. classes does 2 things. 1. Allows for an easy solution to the dual criteria, I know it won't solve every dual but most. 2. The most important is that it will reduce time spent at tourneys. The biggest complaint in wrestling is time. In an 8 team bracket (2 mats) tourney it takes away 12-13 matches. reducing tournament time by about 45 minutes. In an 16 man pool tourney (4 mats) it takes away 30 matches. This reduces the tourney as much as 1 1/2 hours. Considering only 17 teams has a full team at Region (about 15%) this greatly outweighs the argument of growing the sport. To truly grow the sport there needs to be more JV options available.
  6. grappler-of-old

    What lifestyle changes has wresting causes for you

    To never ever again diet. And yes I resemble that remark.
  7. 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)
  8. grappler-of-old

    Rivalries

    Union passed Woodford in individual titles 65 to 64 after this year.
  9. 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.
  10. grappler-of-old

    Help needed

    Is there a middle school coaches association web site? The middle school state tourneys may be on there.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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).
  14. 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.
  15. 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.