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My State Tournament
« on: February 22, 2016, 02:42:15 PM »
So, here's a little update on me and how I did in the postseason in Colorado.

Ended up taking 4th in my region at 152, losing two close matches in the tournament to the third placer and first placer.

Come state tournament time, I drew the #2 seed as my first match, and ended up beating him 4-3 to move onto the quarters which I lost.

Go to wrestlebacks, and win my first wrestleback by pin, and then lose my match to place 1-0 on a screw-job by the ref, but I shouldn't of let the match be that close.

Luckily, I have one more year left to prove what I can really do.

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Re: My State Tournament
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2016, 03:33:51 PM »
The 145lb 5A championship was a screw job too.  In double OT the kid got the escape with 1 second left and yet the official said time ran out.  It happens but it shouldn't.

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Re: My State Tournament
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2016, 03:36:08 PM »

Good luck! Beating the #2 seed ought to give you a huge boost of confidence going into your senior year. My only suggestion would be to enter as many FS and GR tournaments as you can this spring and summer.
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Re: My State Tournament
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2016, 03:55:28 PM »
The 145lb 5A championship was a screw job too.  In double OT the kid got the escape with 1 second left and yet the official said time ran out.  It happens but it shouldn't.

Yeah, that was AWFUL!
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Re: My State Tournament
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2016, 03:56:16 PM »

Good luck! Beating the #2 seed ought to give you a huge boost of confidence going into your senior year. My only suggestion would be to enter as many FS and GR tournaments as you can this spring and summer.

Thanks Vise! I'm planning on going to all the local, and some national FS/Greco tournaments over the next few months.
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Re: My State Tournament
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2016, 06:12:06 PM »
Thanks for the update gage...get after it buddy...no regrets!
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Re: My State Tournament
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2016, 08:42:57 PM »
For all those curious on the bad call, here it is below: (feel free to discuss if wanted)

http://imgur.com/EdygLkc
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Re: My State Tournament
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2016, 08:52:32 PM »
Were you screwed out of a TD?

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Re: My State Tournament
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2016, 08:57:51 PM »
I hate the saying "don't leave it in the refs hands".  Sometimes matches are razor close and it is imperative that officials get the call right.  If it is takedown on the edge of the mat, or an escape with one second left, they need to get those calls right.

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Re: My State Tournament
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2016, 09:28:55 PM »
Were you screwed out of a TD?

yeah, they didn't call that a takedown - and if it was a TD, i would of ended up placing.
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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2016, 09:37:50 PM »
Who do you wrestle for?  I have seen takedowns called with less control.  It is a hard break to accept for sure.  Keep your chin up.  Take a few weeks off to clear your mind and if you do wrestle this summer, don't get too caught up with wins and losses and sharpen your technique.

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« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2016, 09:49:50 PM »
Who do you wrestle for?  I have seen takedowns called with less control.  It is a hard break to accept for sure.  Keep your chin up.  Take a few weeks off to clear your mind and if you do wrestle this summer, don't get too caught up with wins and losses and sharpen your technique.

Windsor, and will do, thanks!
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Re: My State Tournament
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2016, 10:03:50 PM »
Are you going to Bear Cave wrestling club?  They have a good program.

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« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2016, 10:42:13 PM »
Are you going to Bear Cave wrestling club?  They have a good program.

yup, i will start going in the coming weeks.
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Re: My State Tournament
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2016, 10:54:35 PM »
Ben VomBauer is a good coach.  Nice grass roots program.  Hopefully he can keep developing local talent and the kids won't play musical schools.  The Denver metro area has good clubs but lots of accusations of recruiting and kids transferring schools.  What year are you?