GentleBeard

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    Wrestling season being pushed back?

    Lets hope with other sports starting back, wrestling season can go on as normal. This should be a state decision anyway. Only issues would be national tournaments. I hope those are unaffected.
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    tournament schedule for 2020-2021

    January 2nd, 2021 - Big Brother Duals at Taylor County High School. Cost: $150/team or $250 for both. We are looking for 12 middle school and 12 high school teams. We will run 6 mats (3 mats for high school and 3 mats for middle school). January 23rd, 2021 - Cardinal Clash at Taylor County High School. This will be a high school dual tournament along with a girl's individual tournament that day. Cost: $150/team and $15/female competitor up to $150/female team ($250 if you are bringing two full teams). Both tournaments will be a well ran with a great hospitality room. Please contact Ben Ellard if you're interested in any or both. Stay safe and I hope to see the wrestling family soon!! ben.ellard@taylor.kyschools.us
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    rumor mill talk

    The only weight that you could eliminate to get kids ready for college would be 220. I've always been a proponent of a 235lb weight class in college. It grows the sport without 220 pound kids having to make a decision to lose 25 pounds or gain at least 30. This would add 11 weight classes in college. At the end of a dual, one team will definitely have more wins than the other team. That would be an easy criteria to add. Anyway, I digress. 105, 115, 125, 135, 145, 155, 165, 175, 185, 195, 225, 285 and fill in any weight classes (probably below 145) to make 13-14 weight classes.
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    3/14 KWOA Spring Tournament

    Taylor County has not heard of any rumblings of school and/or tournament cancellations. As it stands right now, we are still on for this weekend. There will be a conference call tonight. Any pertinent information will be relayed to everyone.
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    Elite Training Center

    Ok. Sounds good. We would be traveling approximately 2 hours - making it difficult for us to attend practices during the week, but would like to make it to Sunday practices.
  6. March 14, 2020 is the KWOA Spring Classic at Taylor County High School in Campbellsville, KY. Flyer coming soon.
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    Elite Training Center

    Is there a walk-in fee?
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    Looking to coach

    Taylor County would be interested If you could make it work. We have 2 coaches from Michigan (one is the head middle school coach, the other is head female wrestling coach). Might have a connection there. ben.ellard@taylor.kyschools.us
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    Biggest Upset at State

    I think Cox was a Senior this year? Hope I’m wrong. Kid is an absolute stud and no doubt helped the middle weights in the practice room. Guys like that are extremely valuable to a good team.
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    MOW ?

    Could have gone to Lehman, Moore, the Ervin’s, Mayer, etc. But for me (and I’m biased), I would have given it to Insko. Beat Cowan in the quarters, Rider in the semis and Yost in the finals. There were a few very deserving individuals and I can see how you could give it to about 7–8 guys.
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    2020 State Predictions

    If that happens, Union will score 274729173848292626 points
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    Best Clubs for Wrestling Youth?

    Where are you located?
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    BEST OF????

    Jake Murton
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    Place your bets ! Place your bets !

    Are the seeds legitimate seeds or is it random draw like the High School? I remember watching Bryce Sheffer vs Trent Johnson wrestling in the quarterfinals on a Friday afternoon. Arguably the reason for legit seeding at state tournaments. I would think track criteria would be easy to use, just like every other tournament. I apologize if I'm speaking out of ignorance. Just my 2 cents.
  15. I wish track had a ranking system that used the same criteria as it does for every tournament (head to head, common opponents, record, pins, tech’s, majors, etc). It would alleviate a lot of bitching (I could be wrong) and Ranger would have a lot more time to do other stuff. I appreciate the time spent to comb through the state and put the rankings together. It can’t be fun or easy.
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    2020 NHSCA DUALS

    Taylor County might have someone that’s interested. Please contact Ben.ellard@taylor.kyschools.us
  17. My favorite is when there’s a fight over the 2 v 3 seeds.
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    Wrestling as a team sport

    How do you sharpen iron without another piece of iron to sharpen it with? Sure, only one person gets their hand raised at the end of a match, but those wars in the practice room with partners the spectators don’t see is why that hand gets raised. How many backups push those Union County/Johnson Central/Walton Verona/Christian County/etc kids that we never hear about? They’re just as valuable to the state champ as the state champ is to the team.
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    Dec 7 girls tournaments

    Does anyone have a flyer for queen of the bluegrass on December 7th?
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    super 32

    Facts. Everyone wants to win. Not many want to work.
  21. Taylor County girls are interested in attending.
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    Iowa Offensive Line

    Pretty cool read... https://amp.si.com/college-football/2019/09/13/iowa-hawkeyes-offensive-line-wrestling
  23. Taylor County girls only would be interested if there's still an opening.
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    Surprises for next year

    Those weights are from preseason rankings based on a weight class they made in February. I have no doubt he will fit in seamlessly and Union will have the best team we’ve seen in a VERY long time.