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  1. Bearcats Coach

    State news

    This is exactly one of my points in my previous post. We are well ahead of the game in wrestling now vs 10-15 years ago. (Not big enough, not there yet, not enough schools). My argument is that the coaches can run this event. We shouldn't have a Semi-State than a State. One event, seed it, give all the kids the best opportunity/position, let them wrestle, and make the State Tournament what it should be! It's about the kids! We know how to run this event guys. I'd put Dave Johnson from Ryle up against anyone on the KHSAA board to run any State Tournament. I'm happy that we do have a season, but we are past that. This is the State tournament, where kids are being recruited, college coaches will be in attendance and KHSAA puts this type of an event out there. Amazing!
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    State news

    If they are saying that the Semi-State and State are the "SAME" tournament just broken up in 2 different weekends. Then any kid that loses their first match at Semi-State should have the opportunity to keep wrestling back to get third, unless you go 0-2 early on, the kids should all stay in the tournament and have a shot to advance to the "STATE" tournament. If they are allowing the team points to carry over, well then let the wrestlers that are still in carry over to the next weekend also. Its not about the KHSAA, or the coaches. Its about giving these kids the best opportunity, the best State tournament experience they deserve. If we were at Alltech arena and had a 32 man bracket or even a 16 man bracket, any kid that loses can still try to come back to take third. This will never happen, too many egos at top. I think the KHSAA should build committees/BOC for each sport. Put the people that know their sport on these committees and let these people run their state tournaments. Softball does theirs, Tennis does theirs, Wrestling does theirs, etc... KHSAA can oversee it and be there as a resource, but let the wrestling coaches run the State tournaments. Give them a budget, let them decided on what the medals/trophies will be, or at least let them have some say on designs. Obviously they want to keep as much of this uniform as possible with all sports, but some things can be tweaked. The Football and Basketball trophies aren't the same as the rest of the sports. Let the coaches get the venue with some guidance from KHSAA. My point is that you don't take KHSAA out of the picture, but let the people/coaches that know their sport run the State Tournament. I hear it all the time, we aren't there yet or we aren't big enough yet or we don't have that many teams yet. I call BS on this. When Ranger and I were on the MS board as President and VP, we looked at that opportunity on how we could can make the MS State tournament better than it was. Always trying to improve things, from new podium, medals, bracket boards, state final singlets and many other things. If you haven't ever been, go to the last day of the Ohio State HS Wrestling Tournament. This is like seeing the ocean for the first time, its overwhelming. We aren't even on the same universe with them regarding what a State tournament is like or should be ran like. Its mind-boggling actually. We as coaches can run this event, we just need the KHSAA to trust that they have some really good wrestling coaches/people that can do this. Its so distasteful to see what these kids have worked for and now they have a tournament that just checks the box for them to say we did our part, there was a State tournament. You can bet that they would never cut out the first or second round of the Sweet 16. I just feel bad for these kids!
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    Events for 2020-2021

    Anyone hosting anything on Feb. 27th or Mar. 6th?
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    State team race if format changes

    The other issue is finding/getting a hotel. KHSAA is going to wait until the last minute to make a decision and every team that has to travel is going to fill up hotels, if they can even get one or even have enough hotels in those areas depending on where these sites will be.
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    Season Starts!!!

    I don't see KHSAA shutting down sports. Football and Basketball are their bread winters and they can't afford to lose another season without having these sports participate. Football will be completed in the next few weeks and I don't think they will let basketball shut down. So if basketball continues to play, they will have to let wrestling. KHSAA doesn't want that fight from all those parents on their doorstep. However the school boards may decide to close up some districts/regions, that's a totally different can of worms and I feel for those kids and schools that decide to go that route. I just pray and hope that these kids, especially the seniors get the chance to have their seasons. Best of luck and stay safe to you all!
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    SPENCER MOORE

    Spencer Moore has decided to continue his academics and wrestling career at the University of North Carolina. Spencer has gone through a lengthy recruiting process and decided that UNC was the best place for him. He was recruited by or received scholarship offers from Cornell, Penn State, University of Penn, Brown University, Iowa, University of Tennessee Chattanooga, Maryland, and Stanford to name a few. Spencer is like having another coach in the room. Throughout his career, he is that kid that truly makes the wrestling room better. He never pushed his personal goals or agenda amongst his teammates. He displays what it means to be a coach's wrestler. Hard work is an understatement for this kid. He raises the bar and expects others to meet that same level for the good of the team. If anyone has watched the last dance on ESPN about Michael Jordan, there are a lot of similarities that Spencer displays with regard to making his teammates better, pushing them, and calling them out if they are not giving their ALL! Spencer will definitely make the UNC program better by being a part of that team in 2021-22. Spencer, I'm proud of you champ. It's been a huge pleasure and honor for me to be able to sit in your corner throughout your career. I'm excited for you and wish you the best. GO TAR HEELS!!! Coach Roth
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    WALTON-VERONA HS BEARCAT BRAWL

    We are now full with 12 teams. Looking forward to a good day of wrestling. 2020 TEAMS COMPETING: ANDERSON CO., BARDSTOWN, BOYLE CO., CIN. PRINCETON OHIO, COOPER, DIXIE HEIGHTS, INDIAN HILLS OHIO, LAFAYETTE, MADISON CENTRAL, MIDDLETOWN OHIO, TAYLOR CO., WALTON-VERONA
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    WALTON-VERONA HS BEARCAT BRAWL

    Still looking for two more teams: Current list of teams for this years WVHS Bearcat Brawl. WALTON-VERONA BARDSTOWN BOYLE CO. COOPER LAFAYETTE ANDERSON CO. TAYLOR CO. INDIAN HILL OHIO CINCINNATI PRINCETON OHIO MIDDLETOWN OHIO
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    WALTON-VERONA HS BEARCAT BRAWL

    Still looking to add 4 teams for this years WVHS Bearcat Brawl. Date is: December 5, 2020, Cost is: $200 per team 2020 TEAMS THAT HAVE CONFIRMED: 1: Walton-Verona, 2: Bardstown, 3: Boyle Co., 4: Cooper, 5: Lafayette, 6: Indian Hill OH (Div. II), 7: Cin. Princeton OH (Div. I), 8: Middletown OH (Div. I) Email: jaroth@twc.com Thanks J. Roth
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    WALTON-VERONA HS BEARCAT BRAWL

    Looking for 10 teams for this years 2020 WVHS Bearcat Brawl. December 5, 2020. If interested, please email me at: jaroth@twc.com Thanks Coach Roth
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    tournament schedule for 2020-2021

    Walton-Verona HS Bearcat Brawl. December 5, 2020 If interested in getting in our event, please email me. jaroth@twc.com Thanks Coach Roth
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    ISHAM PEACE

    Just like to give a big shout out to my former wrestler Isham Peace for winning the 113 lbs State Tile in South Carolina over this past weekend. Isham was with the Walton-Verona programs since he was in the first grade. Isham's family moved to South Carolina last season due to a job transfer. Isham has always been that type of kid to work hard and have a strong passion for the sport. The coaching staff and WVHS wrestling family is excited and very proud of Isham's big accomplishment. Great Job Isham! Coach Roth
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    toughest schedule??????

    Walton-Verona, Ryle, and Simon Kenton compete in the SWOWCA Coaches Classic in Harrison Ohio that has many tough teams in this event, one being Mason Ohio. They also travel to Dayton Ohio for the GMVWA Holiday tournament that has Graham in it every year.
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    WALTON-VERONA HS BEARCAT BRAWL

    Thank you to those teams that participated this year at the 2019 WVHS Bearcat Brawl. Nice small event to kick start the season. 8 teams and out of the gym by 3:30pm. Results: POOL A Walton 60 - Bardstown 12 Boyle Co 37 - Cooper 30 Walton 53 - Boyle Co 21 Cooper 66 - Bardstown 18 Walton 57 - Cooper 24 Boyle Co 42 - Bardstown 24 1: Walton 2: Boyle 3: Cooper 4: Bardstown POOL B Indian Hill 48 - Grant Co 28 Lafayette 54 - Boone Co 24 Indian Hill 60 - Boone Co 12 Lafayette 48 - Grant Co 28 Lafayette 36 - Indian Hill 35 Grant Co 53 - Boone Co 12 1: Lafayette 2: Indian Hill 3: Grant Co 4: Boone Co RD4: Indian Hill 45 - Walton 34 Lafayette 60 - Boyle Co 10 Cooper 54 - Boone Co 24 Grant Co 36 - Bardstown 21 RD5: Walton 44 - Lafayette 27 Indian Hill 54 - Boyle Co 20 Cooper 52 - Grant Co 36 Bardstown 48 - Boone Co 30 FINAL RESULTS 1: INDIAN HILL = 2: WALTON VERONA = 3: LAFAYETTE = 4: BOYLE CO = 5: COOPER = 6: GRANT CO = 7: BARDSTOWN = 8: BOONE CO
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    WALTON-VERONA HS BEARCAT BRAWL

    If anyone looking to get into an event this up coming weekend DECEMBER 7, we are still looking for 1-2 more teams. Need to contact me asap. Thanks John Roth jaroth@twc.com