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2018 All Star Classic + Gabe Dean Clinic

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The 2018 All Star Classic will be held on Sunday, October 7 @ Moore HS. Similar to the last 3 years, the will be a great event to kick off the upcoming season. The dual will feature a number of great matchups with many of the best wrestlers in our state. 

Immediately preceding the dual will be a clinic by 2x NCAA champion and current Cornell Assistant Coach Gabe Dean. Cost for the clinic will be $25 and will include entry to the All Star dual. 

Huge thanks to Coach Joe Burroughs (No-Ox) and Isaac Knable (Invicta) for their continued support of this event. Two great coaches and even better men who do amazing work to build great young men and women through this sport. 

Coach Josh Johnson and the John Hardin crew were unbelievable hosts the last 3 years.  Many thanks to them as well as to Coach Mike Thomas at Moore for hosting this year.  

Details including schedule and matchups will follow in the coming days and weeks. 

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Last year we kicked off the event with some our young studs in freestyle competition. Likewise, we will start off with a freestyle match, but this time showcasing two tough as nails girls. 

 

Olivia Messerly (Raiders) vs Lauren Walton (Carr Wrestling)

 

We are seeing more and more girls competing around the state and these two have competed well in and outside our state. 

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Next match announcement:

 

182: #1 Braden Mulcahy (Walton-Verona) vs #2 Chase Blanton (Harrison Co)

These two battled in a close one during the sectional duals finals. Now they go at it to see who goes into the season as the top dog at 182. 

 

All Star Matchups:

GFS - Messerly v Walton

182 - #1 Mulcahy v #2 Blanton

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This a great event to get everyone ready for the season. Cannot thank Ranger enough for his time and commitment to make this happen. Also, this event wouldn't be what it is today without the help from Dutch as well, not to forget my man Gameface for his help as well. Both Great men that have helped grow this event. THANK YOU.

 

Coach Roth

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Next match features a couple young guys who had good runs in the post season last year and are poised to move higher on the podium. 

 

113 - #2 Gage Fowler (Christian Co) v #4 Gavin Andreoni (Woodford Co)

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All Star Matchups:

 GFS - Messerly v Walton

 113 - #2 Fowler v #4 Andreoni

 182 - #1 Mulcahy v #2 Blanton

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15 hours ago, Bearcats Coach said:

This a great event to get everyone ready for the season. Cannot thank Ranger enough for his time and commitment to make this happen. Also, this event wouldn't be what it is today without the help from Dutch as well, not to forget my man Gameface for his help as well. Both Great men that have helped grow this event. THANK YOU.

 

Coach Roth

This year will have some great match ups. I love how we’re having the female hammers competing. These 2 are pound for pound, some of the toughest wrestlers in the state!!  I’m looking forward once again to providing the music and MCing the event that Ranger,Dutch(in spirit), Coach Joe,Issac and Mike are putting together. What a awesome way to showcase this great sport and athletes!!

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On August 30, 2018 at 11:20 AM, Ranger123 said:

Next match features a couple young guys who had good runs in the post season last year and are poised to move higher on the podium. 

 

113 - #2 Gage Fowler (Christian Co) v #4 Gavin Andreoni (Woodford Co)

Is this a preview of new rankings?

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4 hours ago, DrBaker said:

Is this a preview of new rankings?

Yes, sort of. I will post new rankings in the next week or so. Seeing a lot of weight changes on the IHPO registration plus what I am getting in setting up the All star matches. 

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The next matchup should be action-packed and exciting.  In a matchup of top ranked wrestlers we will see the #1  wrestler at 145 Nathaniel Lawrence of Franklin County square off against the #1  wrestler at 152 Wyatt Andreoni of Woodford County.  

 

All Star Matchups:

 GFS - Messerly v Walton

 113 - #2 Fowler v #4 Andreoni

145/152 - #1 Lawrence v #1 Andreoni

 182 - #1 Mulcahy v #2 Blanton

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Sorry for missing a couple days of matchups. Been down with injury and waiting on confirmations from a couple kids. But I do have some great news. DUTCH will be leaving his new comfy home on the beach and flying back to Ky to join us for the event. The gang will be back together for an awesome event. 

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Going to double up tonight to catch up from my slacking over the holiday weekend.  And the double up will include a tough set of twins who have hit a big growth spurt this off season and we will find out quickly how they match up moving up a couple weights. 

First is Jacob Grandstaff who had a great run at state at 120 and is moving up to 132.  He will match up against a returner at 132 in Jakerion Merritt who wrestled about everyone extremely tough at this weight last year.

Second is a matchup of returning state champs.  Always awesome to have a couple champs going at it.  Samuel Grandstaff was a champ at 106 last season, but will move up to 120 or 126 this year.  He will battle with last year’s champ at 113 in Thomas Deck.

 

All Star Matchups:

 GFS - Messerly v Walton

 113 - #2 Fowler v #4 Andreoni

120/126 - #5 Grandstaff v #1 Deck

132 - #2 Merritt v #4 Grandstaff

145/152 - #1 Lawrence v #1 Andreoni

182 - #1 Mulcahy v #2 Blanton

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The next matchup puts the #2 ranked 145 pounder and returning state finalist at this weight Alex Rivera of host Moore HS against #3 ranked Nate Wheeler of St Xavier who was a top contender at 132 last year and now moved up a couple weights for his senior season.

 

All Star Matchups:

 GFS - Messerly v Walton

 113 - #2 Fowler v #4 Andreoni

120/126 - #5 Grandstaff v #1 Deck

132 - #2 Merritt v #4 Grandstaff

145 - #2 Rivera v #3 Wheeler

145/152 - #1 Lawrence v #1 Andreoni

182 - #1 Mulcahy v #2 Blanton

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Another lightweight match of some tough young guys.  After a great run to finish last season Cole Thomas of Ryle is the top ranked 106 in the state.  His opponent wrestled up at 113 in the post season last year and while they haven’t wrestled each other in a few years, this match will give us a feel for where Spencer Moore of Walton-Verona stacks up at 106.

All Star Matchups:

 GFS - Messerly v Walton

106 - #1 Thomas v #14 @ 113 Moore

 113 - #2 Fowler v #4 Andreoni

120/126 - #5 Grandstaff v #1 Deck

132 - #2 Merritt v #4 Grandstaff

145 - #2 Rivera v #3 Wheeler

145/152 - #1 Lawrence v #1 Andreoni

182 - #1 Mulcahy v #2 Blanton

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Another cross-weights match, with a couple guys with a lot of athletic potential.  Ranked #2 @ 152 from host Moore HS is senior Isaiah Newberry who will face our most recent Fargo All American in Triston Brooks from Woodford Co who is ranked #5 @ 160. 

All Star Matchups:

 GFS - Messerly v Walton

106 - #1 Thomas v #14 @ 113 Moore

 113 - #2 Fowler v #4 Andreoni

120/126 - #5 Grandstaff v #1 Deck

132 - #2 Merritt v #4 Grandstaff

145 - #2 Rivera v #3 Wheeler

145/152 - #1 Lawrence v #1 Andreoni

152/160 - #2 Newberry v #5 Brooks

182 - #1 Mulcahy v #2 Blanton

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A lot of great action and competition at IHPO today. At 141 (138+3) we saw a great quarterfinal match between Chase Yost and Jake Insko. We will get an instant rematch at the All Star Classic as #1 ranked Chase Yost will look for some revenge against #3 ranked Jake Insko. 

 

All Star Matchups:

 GFS - Messerly v Walton

106 - #1 Thomas v #14 @ 113 Moore

 113 - #2 Fowler v #4 Andreoni

120/126 - #5 Grandstaff v #1 Deck

132 - #2 Merritt v #4 Grandstaff

138 - #1 Yost v #3 Insko

145 - #2 Rivera v #3 Wheeler

145/152 - #1 Lawrence v #1 Andreoni

 152/160 - #2 Newberry v #5 Brooks

 182 - #1 Mulcahy v #2 Blanton

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16 hours ago, Ranger123 said:

A lot of great action and competition at IHPO today. At 141 (138+3) we saw a great quarterfinal match between Chase Yost and Jake Insko. We will get an instant rematch at the All Star Classic as #1 ranked Chase Yost will look for some revenge against #3 ranked Jake Insko. 

 

All Star Matchups:

 GFS - Messerly v Walton

106 - #1 Thomas v #14 @ 113 Moore

 113 - #2 Fowler v #4 Andreoni

120/126 - #5 Grandstaff v #1 Deck

132 - #2 Merritt v #4 Grandstaff

138 - #1 Yost v #3 Insko

145 - #2 Rivera v #3 Wheeler

145/152 - #1 Lawrence v #1 Andreoni

 152/160 - #2 Newberry v #5 Brooks

 182 - #1 Mulcahy v #2 Blanton

Who's ranked number 1? Lol. 

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I have a feeling this weight could be interesting all year. Throw in the possibility of a Tom KC and we are back to 138 as the weight to watch without a doubt. 

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And to address your question somewhat seriously, Yost has the accolades to hold the top spot even after a close loss. He has won it all in Lexington and was just in the finals last year. This weekend just showed us that a few others want to make sure we know they are going to have a little say in how this goes down. In fact Chase and Jake have had a few barnburners through the years. 

A lot of great wrestling in Ft Wayne (although the 2-1-1 periods SUCK!!!). 

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