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  1. bestmistake33

    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!
  4. What was the drama around Nickal leaving?
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    State finals location

    cool atmosphere, but again not nearly enough space. In this configuration, you'd be lucky to get 6 mats down. 6 would be tight and lead to safety issues and almost necessitate moving back to 3 day tournament. as awful as it is to say, out of all of the suggestions given... Alltech still has the most boxes checked.
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    State duals pools

    Who ended up winning the Smith Ervin match in 2OT?
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    Program Health

    Scheduling is an interesting topic here. Asking parents to sit in a gym for anywhere from 7-11 hours for an individual tournament is a big ask. It's an even bigger ask when its every weekend from Dec-Feb. Parents drive opinions of their kids and also talk to other parents of prospective wrestlers. Dual tournaments, 6 schools wrestling 4 different duals on a Saturday, etc. are the way to go. Doesn't have to be like that every weekend and certainly understand the importance of individually bracketed tournaments, but freeing up some time for kids to be kids on a Saturday every now and then can't do anything to hurt the sport.
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    2017 Ranger Report

    @Ranger123 - you're pretty good at this! You were perfect up until 195.
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    Who ended up getting it?
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    Live Stream

    Agreed. Much appreciated!
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    Bryce Sheffer

    Does anyone know where/if Bryce plans to wrestle collegiately?
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    Live Stream

    Thanks. I'll keep my eye on it for the livestream.
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    Live Stream

    If someone could livestream Scheffer v Johnson that would be fantastic! I don't remember cell coverage at the horse park, but if possible - would be great!
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    State Prediction Game 2017

    When do Ranger/Dutch usually put out their prediction video?
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    Atherton Heavyweight - Ian Bright

    Wish him and his family well. Hopefully it is a speedy recovery. Sounds like Heavyweight took a lot of season ending injuries today. Hate to see that.