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  1. We could always build the mountain on Maholtz. He may be the only large enough surface to hold both a coaches and athletes Mt. Rushmore.
  2. Well color me an idiot for not looking at all of the numbers ... I don't know what to say, this hasn't happened to me since I last asked Maholtz if he was going to eat his other hotdog. 😣
  3. Bumping Eastside up to the largest classification would certainly make 5A much more interesting .... However 4A would become much less interesting in many ways.
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    Team SC VS Team NC

    I think that some people on here forget that deep down all of these high school wrestlers are still just kids. Personally, I didn't really grow up and become a man until I was actually a man. Many of these guys look like men physically, act like men on the mat, yet they are still kids. Depending on their mental and physical state, and their personal experience with injuries and overcoming pain, they are still at times going to react like kids. Sometimes something gets tweaked in a match, and they seriously think that they are really hurt (sometimes they are), and they react as though they are really hurt. With the current rules, we stop the match, check things out, and carry on (or not) by the rules. I can't tell you how many times I've coached a kid that thought he was seriously hurt, got checked out quickly by a trainer, assured the wrestler that everything was fine, and they were ok, before they really embraced the idea that they were ok. If we were working with adults, these things wouldn't happen nearly as often. That is why you don't see this issue as often in college (although one doesn't have to look very hard i.e. NFL players, in order to see that some unethical stuff will always happen). As long as we're dealing with kids, I'm going to always be on the side of giving the kids the benefit of the doubt in cases like this. I really don't get the other side of this issue. We're talking about kids here, and kids don't deal with things the same way that men should be expected to.
  5. Ethically, a true injury is what an injury time out is for, however I'm not going to try to get into a kid's head and determine whether or not they are faking anything. I remember wrestling with pneumonia and taking an injury time out or two until I was better. I needed a few seconds to stretch my ribs, and get some air into my lungs so that I could keep going, and not faint. I'm sure that some jerks in the stands thought that I was out of shape (I was probably one of the best conditioned athletes at my school) and just trying to buy some time. There's lots of injuries that can be temporarily dealt with and improved in less than a minute, but I'll probably never be able to convince you of that, so I'm not going to try. Lastly, yes, some teams use the necessary loopholes of injury time-outs, and unethically take advantage of the ways that the rules are written to keep our athletes as safe as we can. If an entire team is taking advantage of the rules then the problem is most likely not the fault of the wrestlers, but the fault of one of the adults in charge of the team (I used to always think that responsibility rested with the head coach, but I've come to know better in time). I agree that there is an opportunity for a major issue here, but I don't know what we can ever do about it that won't make the problem worse in some other area. *I forgot to mention that Moxie is a slob, and the fat coaches from Eastside cheat!
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    If by a few you mean 50 lbs or more, I agree with you! I think that you made a large number of very good points. The only big advantage that both (GA and NC) neighboring states have over SC that we aren't going to be able to change any time soon is the population differences between the states. Both of our neighboring states have more than 9 million people in them while SC has less than 5 million. We aren't changing that for quite a while. We as a state have been focused on our youth (or at least we've been saying that's our focus) for some time now, and we really have improved in this area. Lately I've noticed an additional focus on the upper levels of our wrestlers, and I think that is a good decision as well. Overall, I think that it's going to take some time, but that we're headed in the right direction. We're just going to have to be somewhat patient, and continue to finds ways to improve. If people in power listened to things like the above post, and worked to make things better, we will be fine. It's just going to take time. Currently, we're light years ahead of where we were just 20 years ago. The biggest problem is that these other states are getting better too.
  7. I don't believe that Canada is a state. I think that it is a state, but only in the sense that Germany is a state.
  8. One day we'll actually criticize people for doing things that are against the rules instead of criticizing kids because we're assuming that they are legally taking advantage of the rules. Because they couldn't possibly have had a legitimate issue that seemed to help them (or at least not hurt them as much as it could), right? *Also, you know that it's never possible that an opponent has ever noticed that his opponent is hurt before anyone else, and has hustled to take advantage of it before the other guy has a chance to indicate an injury right. By the way, I've never even seen the kids in question wrestle, I just hate it when people jump on others while not even accusing them of breaking any rules. Attacking adults for unethical behavior is just fine (especially if it's the legal Eastside recruiting), but don't go after the kids for following the rules.
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    I remember our old football coach in high school telling us one night that he was never going to be really miserable after a win, but that we had just completed one of the worst ugliest wins he had ever been a part of. Perhaps yall just experienced one of those losing wins?
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    Team SC VS Team NC

    If I had to wrestle Bailey, I promise you I'd be calling injury time long before he even thought about it.
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    Just as a pertinent example: Ben Connell's senior football season, he indicated that he was going to play football at Presbyterian College. Then, he goes out and dominates at senior nationals. All of a sudden college coaches from across the country start paying attention to SC wrestling, and he ends up signing with Oklahoma and wrestles there for a year. I can't believe that there's seriously two sides to this issue.
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    If you are burned out, the absolutely last thing you should do is step on the wrestling mat with someone that isn't burned out. That is exactly how you get injured the worst. I also don't think that you understand the competition to wrestle on the next level. This isn't football where I'm trying to fill 22 starting spots with 85 scholarships. This is wrestling where if I'm lucky I'm trying to fill 10 starting spots with 9 scholarships. If I see a diamond that I didn't know about, I'm going to grab him if I can. Also, if I see an issue with a kid, I can't take a chance on him. I've known guys that received a wrestling scholarship because of how they performed wrestling in a weekend freestyle tournament, I've also seen coaches deciding that they aren't interested in a kid just by watching how they've reacted after a wrestling match.
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    Cutting loose and enjoying yourself happens during the week @ North South. Once I stepped on the mat, fun meant that my hand was raised before I stepped off the mat. I remember the guy that was scheduled to wrestle me at North South talking with his teammates before our final match. He told them that it was fine and dandy for them to be laughing and joking around, but he knew that I was going to be coming after him, and he needed to get seriously ready for me. That was fun.
  14. and unlike Moxie, Deral is one snazzy dresser! He also sings like Bobby Brown!
  15. When he was at Lugoff I taught him to get over and embrace losing his hair, and explained to him that if he stopped wearing gym shorts to wrestling meets, and started wearing pants instead, that almost no one would notice that his socks don't match.
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