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  1. ParTerre57

    South Carolina Wrestling Mt. Rushmore

    This might be fun. Coaches- In no real particular order. Barnes- Late 90's teams seemed larger than life to me as kid. Had guys that could go with some of the best kids in the country. Ed Coles/Koz- Have these two share a face... right down the middle. Coles laid the groundwork for the HS program and ran the kids club for years that got kids baseline skills and great practice habits; Koz continued guys trajectory once they were in MS and HS. Hard for me to separate the two, plus an artist rendering of a facial mash-up would be hilarious. BD Laprad- Built multiple programs with success in all locations. Not sure there is anyone that is able to get a raw freshman to a tough, refined senior faster than BD. Still looks like he can bang in live goes if he needs to. Tom Borrelli- SC guy, Clemson assistant for two years and has built a perennial top 20 program at Central Michigan. Wrestlers- Dudley and Wirnsy are obvious. Shelton Benjamin- JUCO Champ, Big Ten Runner-up and 2x AA at Minnesota. Ben Connell- Completely dominant in his later HS years. Dave Schultz National Award Winner, Senior National Champ when NHSCA was the biggest of deals. Injury plagued college career that never quite took off if memory serves. This one was really hard and something I spent more time thinking about than I care to admit. The best of the rest for me: Travis Drake, Adam Duncan, Eddie Coles, R Bell, Strobel's (2x), Ryan McClester, TT, Ryan Adams, Gerald Turner, and Trephan. Leaving Sammie Henson off since the core idea is SC natives but he's the most obvious choice if we are talking about anyone who has touched SC Wrestling in any way.
  2. Among a whole host of other metrics, placing at the SCUSAW state in Free or Greco as a Junior or Cadet is one way to become eligible for Charleston RTC and Presbyterian Club practices (I'm half guessing on Blue Chip at PC since I don't know their exact structure) Practices run by college coaches, in the room with college wrestlers... for free. The entire state of South Carolina falls within the 250 sq. mile radius outlined by USA Wrestling as RTC eligible. So everyone is able to practice if they have qualified themselves as RTC eligible. If there is a kid interested in getting extra high-level workouts over the course of the next 12 months, who have not placed top 4 at the SCHSL tournament yet, this should be a no-brainer.
  3. Spencer Wall to SMC. Israel Schultz likely to St. Andrews.
  4. Owen Trephan will be in the USA lineup this Friday night at the PWC, formerly the Dapper Dan, taking on Pennsylvania AA Champ Jacob McMaster. To my knowledge, Terrance Thompson is the only other SC kid to have made the USA lineup.
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    Team SC VS Team NC

    This is right. There were several D1 commits, and a few more likely to sign, on that NC squad. A win or even a close match with one of those likely catch a coaches eye. Only real difference is that these coaches could immediately deep dive into some archives matches on Flo, Track or YouTube and see what they could have overlooked previously. What a college coach absolutely DOES NOT want to see more than anything is a lack of effort. Quickest way for the phone to stop buzzing recruiting wise.
  6. JTW, just to be sure, no Weekend Wars in March before NHSCAs?
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    Team SC VS Team NC

    I'm totally fine with the match being Seniors only. It seems like there was consternation regarding the lineup of just Seniors, opening that up to all grades in all weights would be a nightmare and probably more trouble than it's worth. All in all, a pretty disappointing result across the board. I don't think that score is quite indicative of the width of the gap between the Carolinas over the last, say, 5 years but it does show just how behind we are. I do think next years team could be considerably more competitive if NC decides to come back. JTW, that's an interesting thought but I tend to think of it in the inverse. NC kids had another week to get fat and happy and lose a little bit of shape prior to Friday night. Like you said though, it wouldn't have mattered either way I feel like.
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    North/South

    Weight class +7 is my understanding.
  9. In this same vein, I think the Class of 2020 could be one of the better Senior classes to come out in a very long time, with more than a handful of guys that can wrestle at the D1 level if they so choose. Off the top of my head so I"m sure I'm leaving some off, but, Soriano, Brown, Augustine, Wilkins, Matt Williams, Stephenson, and Fernicola all potential D1 recruits.
  10. Owen Trephan - NC State
  11. Don't hold out. Speak your fears, it lessens their impact. Kind of like how I give the snakes I see in my yard names.
  12. 45 was pretty inconsistent as it pertains to stall/stalemates and when the refs were calling each. Basically, Woodmont was dinged with a 2nd stall giving up a point on what seemed like a quick one to make it 3-3 and Lexington escaped shortly thereafter. Woodmont rode forever and had several situations where stall calls would have been warranted, but in the situation where it was called it seemed forced by the ref. A really good scrap that probably deserved an OT to figure out. 52 was one of the crazier things I've seen in a big match like that. JTW is right from what I was able to see and what I heard, don't think the refs missed it and actually gave him a decent bit of time to recover. RH kid for sure put him there and held him there. Again, it was just wild and almost surreal. He was legitimately one kick off or belly out from the tech. Tough way to go out for a kid who is really good and arguably had the best resume this year of any SC kid. A lot of wrestling left in his future if I had to guess tho. JTW, I didn't see that 52 semi but I believe it. Official Situational Confusion should be a medical condition.
  13. I have a lot of issues with the officiating this weekend but first I'd say that the buddy system for the refs did seem to work. The duos did seem to look to their partner to confirm calls often, and were generally working well on the standard, black and white stuff (out of bounds, takedown calls, NF, etc.) As you said, the general terribleness of a few skewed the mean for the rest but those issues were glaring. Particularly, 5A 120, 132, 145 and HWT were nothing short of a mismanaged disaster. 120 and HWT were textbook examples of exactly what a referee should not do with regards to interjecting themselves directly into the match. For those that watched, I think we'd all agree that the pace of the 120 final was probably the highest of the night, with neither guy take so much as a step backwards. That didn't stop both guys from being hit multiple times when action took them OB. 132 featured maybe the most confusing stall call I've seen in my entire life (other than a 3rd place match where the ref hit the aggressor for a stall saying that he wasn't trying to finish his leg attacks and thus warranted a stall) when the top man was attempting, successfully, to turn the bottom mans shoulders with a power half but was banged for stalling for riding the hip, a position they had been in the entire first period. 145 was just a genuine inconsistent mess with a position being a stall in one sequence and a stalemate about 25 seconds later. If you're able to go back and watch HWT for yourself, please do, because I can't really describe the ending in a way that does the confusion justice. These were the big issues I saw in the 5A finals. There was of course small stuff throughout the weekend that speaks to the lack of situational awareness that you'd hope a lot of these guys would have ironed out by now but didn't seem to in that moment at least.
  14. Favorite thread of the year. I'd like you to add "No Accessible Showers for Athletes" as a topic of discussion as well. All joking aside, last years tournament was a marked improvement and well run. Hopefully the brain trust running this bad boy has continued to develop new ideas to improve.
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    5A State Qualifiers

    Maybe I'm interpreting this poorly but this paints the picture that the individual portion of the postseason is, for lack of a better term, the "add-on" and that is for sure not something I'd want to impress upon my kids.
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