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  1. ukpridewrestler11

    December 19th

    With this limit on number of teams and wrestlers at different points of the season, Id say most big tournaments early on will be cancelled.
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    I am really looking forward to a season this year. Hope these kids get a chance to compete, even if it is in the spring. Wrestling is going on now. We had some KY kids last weekend go up and show out at the IHPO, coming away with 3 champs at one of the toughest preseason tournaments. They did their contest in sessions, limiting a few weight classes to each session.
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    rumor mill talk

    Dalton Russelburg was JV as a freshman. Union doesn't go to a bunch of tournaments where multiple kids are allowed in the weight class. They rarely send a jv squad to other locations the same weekend their varsity is somewhere else. He has to get matches somehow. Jarvis Elam (now a coach at union) was JV until his junior year. He was behind Adam and Aaron Carr for two years, placed 4th as a junior and won state as a senior. Union has a kid that is going to be a senior this year that hasn't been able to make the final varsity roster, and has won JV state the last two years (he has been behind Payne Carr, Trevor Pogue, Dalton Russelburg, and Stephen Little in some capacity). These kids still need matches to have mat time for when their time comes to step into the varsity role. BTW, look out for that Union kid this year. I believe if a kid wrestles the majority of his matches JV, then he should be able to wrestle in JV tournaments. Even kids who are first years should be allowed in JV tournaments if they are the defacto varsity kid. Second year and beyond varsity guys could be pushing it. Also, to get back on topic, I don't think they should cut the weight classes, but agree they should align more with college (plus the four others sprinkled in).
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    Back in the mid 2000's, Caldwell's Cody Walls, Union's Kenny Manuel, and Ft. Campbell's Thomas Campbell had some battles at the 140lb weight class. I believe they were ranked 1-3 going into regionals. As far as teams, Woodford was against the whole state. Union is 1 team title and individual title from tying them. 13 to 12 and I believe 66 to 65 for individual. My math for individual #'s could be off. Union has won titles in five different decades and Woodford has won in 3 different decades.
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    Union Co. vs all of region 1. 17 straight years of winning regionals will do that. Union's main rivals are Webster Co (don't have a wrestling team) and Henderson Co (dominate Union in every other sport, wrestling not so much). I'd say St. X and Trinity is a big time rivalry. As far as individual's, Dylan Gray (Caldwell) and Dion Leavell (Christian Co) battled many times, including 5 times their senior year. Insko vs Yost was a rivalry dating back to their middle school days trading wins.
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    College Signings

    I believe Ronnie Shackleford is going to Thomas More.
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    Takeaways from state

    Just talked to Coach Walls. He does have all the state details from 1964 and beyond. Also has some of 63 and 62 seasons. Reach out to him at Dennis Walls on Facebook.
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    Takeaways from state

    You have kids that wrestle terrible competition with 35-0, 40-1 records and kids from these other teams that actually challenge themselves out of state against top ranked competition with 4-5+ losses and will get seeded worse than those kids with nearly unblemished records. Darius Moore for example only had two in state losses, both to the state champ. He had several losses out of state and barely cracked the top 15 in rankings, whereas on which uses trackwrestling to create their rankings, he was top 5 almost all season. He was a no-brainer for darkhorse. Tournaments ran on track like Mater Dei and Father Ryan's use track information for seeding. The seeds are automatically generated based on criteria points (record, at least so many matches recorded on track, previous years tournament results, previous state results, head to head). There is usually not much to change when the automatic seeds are released.
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    2020 NHSCA DUALS

    You’re getting an absolute animal in Stephen Little, one of the funkiest wrestlers I’ve seen in my lifetime with Dalton Russelburg, and a kid who gives his all every match and is just a plain winner in Isaac Thornton. Good pick ups.
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    Takeaways from state

    Rankings will be easier if everyone posted their results each week to Trackwrestling. does a good job of compiling rankings based on head to head, win percentages, previous years state results, etc. only if each team updates their results. The problem is, you have old outdated tournament formats not ran on track and other teams who choose to "hide" their results until regionals.
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    In need of wrestling mat:

    A coaching friend of mine in western KY is looking for a wrestling mat anyone is willing to part with. He said around 24x30 size or similar. If anyone can lead us in that direction, it would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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    Takeaways from state

    Trust me, Jon Carr tried to make that happen and some of the KHSAA members were not too happy with that idea. I bet that'll be done next year.
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    Prediction Game

    I had 94. I know we used to do the darkhorse in the past where what they placed vs what they were ranked and you got the difference. I didn't realize it was changed up this year.
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    2020 State Predictions

    86/112 placers, 11/14 champs, 22/28 finalists.