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  1. Also: 12U Uriah Rainey/72 - 2nd Kaygen Roberts/117 - Champ 13U Andrew Clayton/115 - 2nd Ethan Masters/125 - 2nd Judah Carey/135 - 2nd 15U Mason Damis/110 - Champ Micah Thompson/120 - Champ Alex Whitt/130 - 3rd Luke Knight/140 - 3rd HS Cruz Reynolds/130 - 4th Abbigayle Oliver/130(f) - 3rd
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    KY/USA Freestyle and Greco States

    For the record, I was there the first session with my son and it was a great experience. I'll be encouraging all our off-season wrestlers to attend in June. I hope other coaches will as well.
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    2022 State recap

    I grew up wrestling in PA and the biggest difference I see between KY and PA is numbers. More youth, more middle school, more high school. JV squads with real wrestle offs that pushed the starters to work harder. Individual tournaments that you could be proud of to come in 3rd place, and you definitely wouldn't place if you didn't put in the work. Also way less travel and more competitions because every school had a team. I believe if you increase the numbers, the competitive spirit will take care of the rest. Idk, I could be totally wrong. But that's my theory.
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    KY/USA Freestyle and Greco States

    The population center of KY is Willisburg, KY in Washington County, which is 47 minutes north of Campbellsville. It's 71 minutes from Louisville. Louisville is the most populated city, it's not the population center. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Kentucky#:~:text=The center of population of,in the city of Willisburg. For reference, it is 371 miles to drive from Paducah Tilghman HS to Johnson Central HS. That's two big wrestling schools, and if you placed the tournament directly in the center they would each have to travel 185 miles. Campbellsville isn't perfect, but it is pretty close to that center.
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    2022 State recap

    Good catch. That takes us to 16.1% and I could have missed others too.
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    2022 State recap

    This is an interesting question, so I checked... It's 14.3% 106 - Micah Thompson (8th -> 6th) 120 - Hunter Luttrell (7th -> 7th) 138 - Nicholas Armentano (7th -> 7th) 150 - Aiden Zinser (8th -> 8th) 150 - Mason Kellett (7th -> 7th) 157 - Brandon Burchett (7th -> 6th) 165 - Jack James (7th -> 8th) 285 - Kaleb Kiely (8th -> 3rd) That's 8 out of 56 kids that finished 7th or 8th at semi states, who then went on to place in the final round. That's actually a fairly high percentage when you consider that these guys all started with terrible draws against the top 2 guys from the other semi-state.
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    KY/USA Freestyle and Greco States

    It's a big state, where would you like to have it? The geographical center of KY is Marion County, which is immediately adjacent to Taylor County, where it was hosted. The population center of KY is a bit further North, closer to where it was to be originally held. Unfortunately that fell through. Union Co and Paducah showed up with pretty big squads and they travelled as far as anyone in NKY I think.
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    2022 State recap

    I like that this post stayed positive, and I don't want to take away from that. But at the same time I just want to reiterate your 1st item - which is that no one wants the semi-state format. I want, and I think the kids deserve, a real state tournament with 32 man brackets, and it should be in an arena. Yes, two semi-states was far better than 4. Yes, GRC did a good job and it's a fine venue as far as high schools go. But let's be real, Union County literally took up half the seats all by themselves. If another school showed up like Union (I wish!) then our venue couldn't handle it. I know my family was squeezed in like sardines in our little section. Many people were in seats that couldn't even see the mats because of the standing area in front of the bleachers. That's obviously not ideal for casual spectating. I just feel that if we don't fight for getting the old format back, then we can kiss it good bye forever. Other than that, I agree with everything you said!
  9. Anyone know if this is still happening? I was going to register my son, but it looks like only a handful of kids are registered right now. Maybe more kids are registered and it's just not showing up on the entry list?
  10. For middle school I see Micah Thompson and Owen Lamer also brought home shields. Results are posted here.
  11. Guessing it was participation. When I looked yesterday they didn't have a single 14u registered at any weight. Kinda tough when a lot of kids just finished states last week.
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    Middle school state > high school

    LOL. In that case just wait 2 years and 5 months and he won't be a kid anymore.
  13. I thought in the seeding meeting, it was discussed that the goal would be that no one one should be able to be eliminated by losing to the same person twice prior to the medal rounds. But in looking at it, these brackets definitely will see this happening. Just as an example... Under each bracket, the loser of bout 19 and the loser of bout 33 will potentially wrestle in the blood round. But most likely, the winner of bout 19 will be the loser of bout 33, causing the same two wrestlers to wrestle twice before medal rounds. I would have expected that the loser of 33 should drop to the bottom? I thought this was pretty standard - that each round you swap top and bottom for the consis. This way you can't just get eliminated if you have a poor matchup against a single wrestler. This same issue exists in each of the 4 quadrants of each bracket. Anyways, I'm not losing any sleep over this. But this seemed like a mistake last year, and I see we're using the same template again this year.
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    Spencer Moore

    I was hoping he'd get an NCAA bid after coming so close to an automatic qualifier at his conference tournament. No doubt he'll be there next year if he stays healthy and keeps improving.
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    Summer Practices

    Who's running the practice?