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    No 2lb allowance. The weigh in from MS the day before will be used, and they will be placed in whatever weight class that puts them in for the youth tourney. The youth weight classes are scratch weight, with no allowance. Again, the weight classes are different, so you're really comparing apples and oranges. The weight class they wrestle in MS will be different than what they wrestle in youth, and the allowance is strictly a HS/MS thing.
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    The weight classes are different in youth and middle school. None of the youth events I'm aware of have any allowances, so really the two pound allowance in middle school has no impact on youth.
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    Woodland Middle

    Still looking for a few teams for December 7th. Flyer attached. Woodland Wildcat Classic 2019.docx
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    MS/Youth State will be in Pikeville???

    An even worse thing would be to not have youth/ms state at all.
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    MS/Youth State will be in Pikeville???

    Agreed. In order to continue to grow the sport, it’s important to hear the opinions from the non coaches/parents/fans. Doesn’t mean you have to do everything that group wants, but it’s certainly important to know what they are thinking, especially if there are issues that the board doesn’t know about. How can you look out for the best interests of your constituents if you don’t know how they feel?
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    MS/Youth State will be in Pikeville???

    Didn't realize things had changed. I guess the last time I really paid attention was 2016 (the year before the tourney moved to Broadbent), when one of the kids I coached made the finals, and I know for a fact that he did get a singlet (he wore it in the finals match). Back then, large medals, bracket boards, and singlets were standard practice. I can't really speak for the last 3 years.
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    MS/Youth State will be in Pikeville???

    I haven't been in a couple of years, but in the 6 or 7 years I attended (2011-2017) the medals were always nice (much nicer than high school in fact), finalists got singlets, and winners got brackets. Is that no longer the case?
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    MS/Youth State will be in Pikeville???

    I’m not sure I understand the reluctance (or refusal) to post that information here. There are likely more than a few coaches who have no idea about the coaches group, how to join, etc. as a former coach looking in from the outside, it feels like everything is now less transparent and secretive. Even the new site doesn’t directly state where the State Tourney is...you have to click on a link to find out the location. Why not just post it? Again, it feels secretive, and almost like this whole process wants to be kept quiet. Like it or not, this is still the place where most come to get their information. Not using this site as a communication vehicle is wasting a resource to communicate and release information and is driving a wedge between the Board and the general wrestling community.
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    Football playing wrestlers

    You can bet Johnson Central will have a bunch.
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    State Finals Video

    Sounds good in theory. But it's simply not practical, or possible without doing damage to the sport.
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    State Finals Video

    Unfortunately, almost every sport EXCEPT football and basketball is in the same boat as wrestling. And there are some sports that have it even worse than wrestling.
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    State Finals Video

    With Trackwrestling, there is no need to get a media company involved at all. They are already paying to use track to run the tourney. All they need is to buy a dozen video cams (you need backups) to attach to the scoring computers and the infrastructure is done. Sell subscriptions to the event, get a few sponsors involved and they are guaranteed to make money off streaming the event. I know I've heard the wifi at the Horsepark isn't cheap, but even with that cost, I don't see how the KHSAA can't make steaming the event a positive revenue generator.
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    State Finals Video

    Any attempt at seeding is better than a completely random draw. I agree, no system will be perfect, and there will always be kids who outwrestle (or under perform) their seeds. But the current random draw ALWAYS leads to more than a few hammers meeting before the semi's. You don't have to seed 1-32. I'd be more than happy just seeding the region winners and every else following in from there based on region placement. Not seeding simply because it won't be perfect, is not a good reason to not even try. Every major national tournament manages to seed wrestlers somewhat logically. No reason the State of Kentucky can't.
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    State Finals Video

    The whole football playoffs are NOT going to be seeded. The seeding will not occur until after the second round of the playoffs is completed. Then in round 3, the teams will be seeded based on an RPI type formula.