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    Was State Seeded this year?

    They will never seed the state tournament, however, one thing could make our state tournament very interesting. And, it can be done logistically w/o to much hassle. Wrestle for true 2nd.
  2. the same thing happened in Region 5 to I believe two kids.
  3. That is incorrect. Hannah Stout from Bourbon county qualified in either 2011, or 2012
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    Diesel City Folkstyle Championship Feb 9th, 2020

    High School Weights?
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    2020 JV State Team Entries so far

    Is there a list of qualifiers by region?
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    Region 2 Rankings 1-16

    Fuji may have lost in OT to kinley at the bearcat, but only because kinley was blocking and stalling. Referees admitted, his stalling wasn't caught in time, or there would have been no OT. He is the best wrestler I have seen. The kid is fearless. A true wrestler.
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    Female Wrestling

    As far as it being a regional qualifier, I'm not sure. It is early, but from what I heard last year the regions that were late had a hard time getting alternate kids in to fill up brackets. It should be the next best, based upon criteria, or rotate by region, but apparently it was not done that way, so early may be better. However, as far as a JV/ girls event if was great for our kids. Had 3 teams not pulled out there would have been about as many girls there as we had at state last year.
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    Female Wrestling

    I found the tournament by searching seasons on track. It has been there for a few weeks. I contacted FC coach, and he was great! He kept constant communication with the teams, and, had relaxed entry into the base, which is not easy to do. There were 72 girls there, and that's with 3 teams dropping out, and a few no shows from other teams. FC coach has stated that they are planning to hold this event next year on 12/22. I highly recommend this event. It was good competition, especially for our girls.
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    Team sport

    Thank you!
  10. I just want to say thank you for ranking Cole Harrod. Today he had to wrestle at 113, because there were no 106s. He finished 2nd. Losing to decker of Bryan station at 111.2. Cole weighed 97 lbs, today. And, he still made it close.
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    Wrestling as a team sport

    Years ago, I began my teaching career at union County, I coached under Coach Dennis Walls. I learned so much from him and one thing was how to get the most out of your team in duals. We wrestled in a 10 team dual at William Henry Harrison high school in Evansville. 4 duals on Friday 5 on Saturday. We had a tight match up on Friday night. We had a 1st year wrestler, great athlete, but green. Skyler Smith, won several state medals in track for union. Coach Walls told him we needed him to keep it close. He did. His opponent far superior tried to hard for a pin, late in the match, skyler hit a reversal at the end of regulation to tie the match and then won in OT. It truly made a difference. Final score wasn't even close. It carried over to Saturday where finished higher than our expectations. At Anderson, we teach our kids to be engaged when their teammates wrestle. Thus far we have finished 2nd, 3rd and 1st with a young team. Team philosophy matters.
  12. A few weeks back there was a discussion that centered around wrestling being a team sport, specifically to duals. Yesterday, Anderson county Won the Frankfort Duals. Our 220 received a head injury in the semis and was out. We were already forfeiting two weight classes, with two girls in a starting line up. So my granddaughter had to be bumped up and go out on the mat at 182, against Klemmer Nicodemus. She is a 14 year old freshman. I told her she didn't have to, but if she didn't they could double forfeit 182, and we might lose 6 points. At the time we were way behind, with a forfeit, and and 3 freshmen wrestling in the next 5 matches. We in no way thought we had it locked up. She got pinned with 20 seconds to go in the 1st. But, when you say wrestling is not a team sport, you totally discount kids like her, that take one for the team. It happens in every dual. sometimes kids give up a tech fall, or fight to hang on to not give up points. When they do, it's for the team. In her case is was a real threat to be injured. As long as we wrestle duals, wrestling is a team sport. To say it's not, is to lesson the sacrifice younger kids make every week.
  13. I realize why there are so few kids ranked at 106, because we all know some of those 113s are going to drop, but Cole Harrod at Anderson County is underweight and he is wrestling his tail off. He deserves recognition. I have a hard time believing weeks from now when weight classes are settled he won't be ranked. He went undefeated again today. He weighed 97.3. He has already wrestled and beat kids cutting to make 106.
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    Contracts for Duals/Tournaments

    I certainly understand why contracts might be appealing, because we all are trying to get as many matches for our kids as possible, and when teams don't show up, it impacts us all. However, contracts might have the opposite effect. It would be the same as when tournaments want registration paid in advance. If we have inclement weather, but the tournament is still being held, and your district prevents you from traveling, refunds are hard to get.
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    SR and JB sharing truth

    I agree with the premise, but it comes from the coach/parents/ grandparents. I took my granddaughter to a duals tournament yesterday. there were supposed to be several girls there they could wrestle. Most of the girls didn't show up. So my granddaughter and her teammate had to beg for matches, against boys. Thankfully due to supportive coaches, they got a couple of matches each. They both went one and one. I gave them matches, that I knew they would probably lose, but that would make them better. In wrestling, if you only focus on winning, you don't get better.