GentleBeard

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  1. GentleBeard

    Preseason Girls Rankings 10/27/22

    Of the 6 girls who competed at preseason nationals, Kentucky had 4 placers/all americans Lauren Walton (Woodford Co) - CHAMP @132 Addison Messerly (Grant Co) 3rd @132 Olivia Messerly (Grant Co) - 2nd @138 Kendra Johnston (Paducah Tilghman) - 3rd @180 Overall, it was a great showing on the national stage!
  2. I can’t believe a voluntary preseason high school wrestling event was scheduled during the middle school football season. And, Union is wrestling at a preseason dual meet during middle school football season as well?! The nerve of the high school wrestling community to disrespect middle school football is unreal.
  3. Maybe the All Star classic is an event to put on exciting matches before the start of the season. There are always people complaining around this time of year anyway. It never fails.
  4. Not only do you volunteer your hours, but you also made a post regarding the countless others that helped get this event done. Some people are just silly.
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    3 River Rumble

    Tornado Wrestling in Paducah, KY will be hosting the 3 River Rumble (youth/middle school individual tournament) on 1/15/23. Attached is the flyer. Contact me if you're interested. Ben Ellard 405-990-7463 ben.ellard@paducah.kyschools.us 3 River Rumble - 2023 (1).pdf
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    Tornado Duals

    Tornado Wrestling in Paducah, KY will be hosting a dual tournament on 12/29/22. Attached is the flyer. Contact me if you're interested. Ben Ellard 405-990-7463 ben.ellard@paducah.kyschools.us Tornado Duals.pdf
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    Bluegras State Games- July 23rd

    Will you keep us updated on how many are registered and what divisions there are?
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    Bluegrass State Games

    Will you keep us updated on how many are registered and what divisions there are?
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    FCA 2022

    Definitely my favorite weekend of the year. Our guys all said their favorite part was chapel on and off the mats. To hear olympians and other high level wrestlers speak to their struggles and reason for triumphs is something we can all relate to. To see Christ’s life living through the unique personalities of individuals with jacked up ears felt like a family reunion. We will definitely be back with more kids! It’s too life changing to forget about.
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    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