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  1. GentleBeard

    KY/USA Freestyle and Greco States

    Population alone is not correlated to wrestling participation. In fact, prior to the region realignment this year, Region 3 (74 participants) and 4 (65 participants) had the lowest participation rate of anywhere in the state. Just curious: How far is "too far" to travel to compete in a sport you love?
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    KY/USA Freestyle and Greco States

    Probably close to 1/3 or 1/4 of the tournament traveled more than 320 miles. Where there's a will, there's a way.
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    KY/USA Freestyle and Greco States

    At the beginning of the year, I had a few conversations with coaches regarding freestyle/greco. They said they wanted their kids to participate and were willing to help. None of those coaches have a single kid registered. It helps when there is a little passion and encouragement from within programs.
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    KY Freestyle / Greco National Teams info

    The address and times are at the top right corner of the flyer posted at the top of this thread.
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    2022 State recap

    2nd round in a 16 man bracket are quarterfinal matches. You’ll have 2 sets of matches of 1v4 and 2v3 if the seeds are correct. I think, for example, all the odd seeds from 1 semi state vs all the even seeds from the other semi state would probably be more appropriate.
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    Va beach

    Malachi Rider and Uriah Virzi
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    Middle school state > high school

    Some people still drive 80mph and don’t get caught.
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    120 finals prayer

    1) I didn't know Darth Vader was such a staunch Muslim apologist. 2) Pretty interesting that no Muslim has ever wrestled a match during a sunset. Or maybe they find a way around that - just like Ramadan. 3) The booing or grumblings in your hypothetical scenario (that has never happened in the history of the world, to my knowledge) has nothing to do with religion, but a 6 minute match being stopped prematurely before a pin, tech, or clock runs out. Kinda like watching a movie that gets stopped right before the climax for them to share a word from their sponsors. 4) The bold and underlined prayers seem to be copied and pasted. Did you have to look them up to educate yourself in an attempt to confirm your bias? 5) Breyden is the kind of character every coach should want in their room. I look forward to getting to know him as our paths cross this off season. Kudos to JW for raising a solid young man.
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    Youth State Tournament Prices

    Your email was listed on the email that got sent to 67 coaches as well as the link to all the coaches associated with the KYMWR list serve.
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    Youth State Tournament Prices

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    Youth State Tournament Prices

    Yes. Go to your inbox on December 1, 2021 at 5:51pm and you’ll find it.
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    Youth State Tournament Prices

    The agenda for the meeting in question was sent on December 1st.
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    120 finals prayer

    You really think highly of the wrestling community - the one sport where politics is largely absent. You would be correct there would likely be booing if “both wrestlers stopped the match” to do a Muslim prayer. However, these kids are Christians and the match had concluded on its own. Note: you’re the one who brought up politics and stretched the situation to its thinnest hypothetical, unrealistic conclusion.
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    You Make the Call

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    Not good KHSAA

    If evaluations/rankings/rating scales work in other states, why can't they work in Kentucky? The officials association is not a corporate entity like you mention. A google form with objective questions with scales is not a hard thing to keep track of, nor does it cost a tremendous amount of money. It doesn't take as much time as you think it would to complete, either (5 minutes, tops). I mean, if Ranger can rank the top 30 kids across 14 weight classes, evaluating 80-100 refs would be a piece of cake - especially if they had PIN's instead of names. Where there's a will, there's a way.