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    2019 Ky All Star Classic

    Shaping up to be a great day of wrestling!! Thanks Brandon for getting together the Track broadcast!! Now get back out there in that lanai of yours or on Ewa’s boat!! That’s enough work for the day!!!! :-)
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    Super 32

    Cole Thomas, Carter Messerly, Rusty Craddock, Madison Messerly and Olivia Messerly all from Ryle. Spencer Moore from Walton Verona and Lauren Walton from Carr wrestling academy. Are the only names that I had seen signed up.
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    2019 Ky All Star Classic

    I might be able to Facebook live it while doing the announcing. Let me look into it!!
  4. I wanted to congratulate the 5 wrestlers that placed at IHPO this year. Also wanted to give a shout out to some amazing coaches that took time to go with these wrestlers and support them. Coaches Joe Burroughs No-Ox, Randy Wheeler and Corey Mullins with NLW, Jason Moore KY Extreme, Issac Knable Invicta, Jarvis Elam with Union County, Joe Carr Sr. And Jr. with CWA and Darren Thomas with Ryle Wrestling. There were so many great matches wrestled by Kentucky wrestlers. At one point we had 2 wrestlers competing to get to the Semi Finals Jake Insko vs Zac Cowen. Thomas Hoppes and Issac Thorton had a good run that finished them at the quarter finals. Many others like Seth Lutes had a solid tournament. Top 4 places and received early entry honors into the Super 32. Spencer Moore Walton-Verona 109 lbs Champion Cole Thomas Ryle 116 lbs Champion Jake Insko Union County 141 lbs 4th Dalton Russelburg Union County 173 lbs Runner-Up Levid Rodriguez Johnson Central 223 lbs 4th
  5. I’d say they are all very humbled young men. I bet each one went back to work yesterday or today trying to get better. I know mine did.
  6. He had a great tournament also!! Four different Kentucky kids one match away either on the championship side or the constellation side
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    MS/Youth State will be in Pikeville???

    This is only done for the middle school. The youth we focus on more participation and quality metals for them. Unlike the OAC Where are you need to qualify for state and youth, Kentucky is open to any participants that Weighs in for regionals. Our numbers have never exceeded 1200 youth in one year. That number is comparable to what Cincinnati has alone. Our numbers have never exceeded 1200 youth in one year. That number is comparable to what Cincinnati has alone
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    MS/Youth State will be in Pikeville???

    100% agreed. We all love this sport so much that we would love to see it grow and these kids receive the same recognition as other neighboring states. But our numbers are what they are for the moment so we should focus on quality wherever it’s at. No reason at all with a free venue we can’t have large cardboard brackets, singlets for finals, large medals, spot lights, music and excitement!!! As far as the youth state, put a large thoroughbred trophy out there like any Way does with the Eagle trophy and they will drive the distance to win. Parents want value and something to show for it. Also I’ve always believed that we should find a way to financially support the champions to be able to travel and represent Kentucky on the National Dual Teams. With a free venue maybe this could help!!
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    MS/Youth State will be in Pikeville???

    I have to disagree with you here Bulldog ole buddy. This is exactly where all the people that love this sport can come and give their insight. It’s just that, an insight or opinion, thought or feeling. This exact forum is where we came to the realization we needed to start with 3 different divisions for youth to allow small, middle and big schools all have a chance to win team championships. Matt Lee and I had the pleasure to start that years ago and it seems to be a success. Same thing with the 16 man brackets and the weight classes vs 10% rule. Everyone on this sight loves this sport and Kentucky wrestling specifically. The previous admin did a great job with a lot of things for this sport just like the admins before them. We all did it for the same pay!!! The same as your collecting now!! It’s for the love of these kids and sport!!
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    MS/Youth State will be in Pikeville???

    This would be a statement that Ranger or Dutch could field better in detail but I remember 2013-2018 my son qualifying those years and their being brackets , finalist gear and huge medals that John Roth, Jason and Brandon designed. My son has one of those brackets on his wall and the gear and 4 MS medals to show for it. The only girl I can recall was Miracle at 92 lbs back when we were in Montgomery county in 2014-15 and she was a beast!! BUT I do agree that the last couple years the awards have changed and the excitement towards the finals were lack luster. Not fitting for kids that work hard all year for 4:30 of spotlight!!
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    New Program- Need of Mats

    I sent a message to you on your profile. Ryle has a couple mats. Contact Coach Tim Ruschell with the number I provided.
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    Indianamat preseason open

    Rusty Craddock from Ryle will also be signing up. Hopi g to have a couple more
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    Match day at Madison Central

    Thanks to Madison Central for hosting this event today. We had some great quality matches. Looking forward to this season!
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    Indianamat preseason open

    Glad we are able to go this year. Hopefully we can sign 3-4 more up from Ryle. Everyone else plays football or across Country.
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    Indianamat preseason open

    Also I see Hunter Issacs WV and Mathew Meyers INVICTA signed up also
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    Indianamat preseason open

    Added Cole Thomas today.
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    Surprises for next year

    Isham Peace with Walton Verona has moved out of state. He will be greatly missed by all of us in Northern Kentucky. A great wrestler and a even better young man off the mat. Look forward to seeing him as a State Champ in South Carolina next year. Also I seen my good buddy Blue Fletcher is with Lawrence County Bulldogs and Kolby Koepp has transferred to Paducah Tillman. Raneys and Jenkins have sent their boys to Union County. A lot of toolboxes in the state getting new hammers!!! Good luck to all these young men at their new homes.
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    State Finals Video

    We need to have the Coaches association formally request to use track mat-side/video . If they deny it, ask them to provide an equal coverage that they provided Football and Basketball. If they chose not to, then maybe we see what options are out there that defines prejudice or discrimination against wrestling. Title 9 is just right around the corner with all the success female wrestlers are having in other states and the lack of support by the KHSAA. I’m sure the females wrestling not getting the support they deserve would be an interesting topic in a legal field for some of these parents looking for scholarships in the future. Lack of coverage could hurt these athletes in pursuing college scholarships.
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    State Finals Video

    Agreed 100%. There’s a financial winfall for KHSAA with no ownership to it. They could let A college media program do it and sell a connection/coverage fee to cover costs. The girls and boys basketball has great coverage during the games, post and pre game. Not to mention the video they put together for the finals. The had it edited within hours and up on Rupps big screen for the finals!
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    State Finals Video

    what’s it going to take to get coverage for HS State?
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    U15 Team USA

    OLIVIA MESSERLY U15 50kg World Champion!!! Incredible work!
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    U15 Team USA

    It’s now officially Tuesday!! Olivia wrestles at 4 am this morning. Her Mom is going to try and Facebook live it under AddiLivMesserly. Go get It Liv!!!
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    Peoples real names

    Brandon “Dutch” Cornett dubbed my son Cole Thomas “Gameface” back when he was 5 and when Dutch and Mason Smith were with the Darkside RAIDERS!!! I figured I’d make that my forum name because I appreciated his friendship and outlook on my son. I am Darren Thomas with the Ryle Raider program.
  24. Congratulations to so many of the Kentucky girls that represented Kentucky in Texas!! Olivia Messerly is the 15U Champion at 50Kg. Lauren walton takes 3rd in the same bracket!! Addison Messerly, Olivia Messerly and Lauren Walton all won their brackets on Saturday and became All Americans. Great job girls!
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    NHSCA nats- Va Beach

    Where did you see this or hear this. Nothing in their site or yappi.