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  1. bestmistake33

    Prediction Game

    Who won MOW?
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    State will be on Trackwrestling!!!!

    So I paid and am good to go. I thought there would be a little camera button next to each bout and I could click that to watch video. Looks like instead you have to follow mat assignments and then just view that mat cam? any advice? Anything is an improvement over last year, just want to make sure I don’t miss the great 1st round matches!
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    Was State Seeded this year?

    While I have no doubt he would do an amazing job, If the KHSAA won’t pay for enough officials to have 2 for every single match at state... I doubt they throw up money for seeding :/
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    Can't Miss Matches - Day 1

    Anyone have a good list of can't miss matches for Day 1? I won't be able to make it until later Friday afternoon, and plan on paying to watch some of the early matches. Any can't miss matches in Round 1 or Round 2 to watch out for?
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    Toughest weight classes at state

    Maybe I’m missing something, but isn’t Walton Verona’s 106 ranked 3rd.... IN THE COUNTRY? Not any more skilled than 126 or 152... I beg to differ. I don’t think I see any 126’s ranked that high in the country. National rankings take a lot more than beating some middle school kids. 106 is a very worthy weight class. Kids grow at different rates. For the good of the sport, the last thing we need to be doing is cutting out opportunities to participate.
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    Pairings? When should they release?

    @thegreatgatsby - no bracket lines? What is this amateur hour? joking!!! great work on the sneak peak.
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    Middle School State MOW in your opinion????

    I think we have 363 days to hear it and get it right for next year. Please do share!
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    Large School State Dual Pools

    Good to hear. Sorry if it stirred controversy I only had track to go off of. Wish I could have been there - sounds like there was some great duals on the big school side. Good luck to all in Feb!
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    Large School State Dual Pools

    I stand corrected. You’re right. Looks like against Trinity he did wrestle 113 and won by minor decision. That should have been a default at 113 and a 9 point swing. It doesn’t appear it would have changed final outcome but worth noting. Seems shady to me.
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    Large School State Dual Pools

    Good call out. According to track he wrestled 126 against Ryle and lost by minor decision. Once checked in, he should have been deemed ineligible and the default should have gone to Ryle. I bet that place was rocking for the final!!
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    Large School State Dual Pools

    Track shows that Johnson Central gave a forfeit at 120 to Cole Thomas and Ryle won by 3 overall. Why not wrestle at 120?
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    Wrestling as a team sport

    I remember many many years ago a specific match where I knew I would be wrestling a certain returning state champion in a dual that was going to be tight. Giving up only a minor decision and hearing my teammates cheering loud and hard to fight for every point sticks out and shines in my mind just as much as the trips to the top of the podium, wins, crazy pins, etc. Congrats to Anderson County.
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    Contracts for Duals/Tournaments

    I don't think there is anything wrong with a 2 year contract. One thing that pops into my head, do most coaches even know their schedule a year in advance let alone 2?
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    Missing from rosters

    Shame to see Blue not wrestling. Loved watching him compete.
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    New rankings

    Being a former official, I will say that you are right. These kids deserve top level officiating for the work that they have put in. Here is the rub with officiating events. The finals come at the end of the day. That means that after 8.5 hours + (and trust me its most of the time much more +) of grinding, calling hard matches, getting up, getting down, running across the mat, keeping score in your head, dealing with coaches, dealing with scorers table, and dealing with fans - After 8.5 hours + of ALL of that, the official is tasked with calling matches that are the most important and often times most difficult of the day... I don't know about you, but that's not when I would be my sharpest. How do we combat that or solve the problem? More officials to provide more breaks to the officials during the day. What does it take for that to happen? 1 - a large pool of officials. 2 - money. 1 - How do we get more officials? Pay them properly, recruit, and make it a safe environment to "work" in. If you think of all 3 aspects, they all hit each other. It's hard to recruit if we can't pay enough. It's hard to ask officials to work in hostile environment and recruit others to do the same, etc. etc. 2 - Officiating isn't a tax write off. They are there for the sport, but also want to be compensated for their time, efforts, and knowledge. Do you think that programs/schools and in turn parents would be willing to pay more for registration fee's for their child to wrestle so that tournament fees could be higher to support having more officials to provide more breaks say they remain sharp? Another consideration - In most states (I'm not sure about KY), middle school pays less than high school. So your higher skilled officials can pick and choose where the guys beginning their officiating career will take what they can get to develop skill. Want high skilled at all middle school events - pay more to officials (which in turn costs more to the wrestler/family). I'm not meaning to insult or point fingers, these are just the realities. I don't think there is a silver bullet answer to solve it all. We all have to as a state hope that officiating numbers get better and the quality of the product on the map follows and gets better. Best of luck to all this year!