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cougars130

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  1. cougars130

    Girls Wrestling program

    The tournament on the girls side was ran very good hopefully next year more girls show up could turn into a very tough girls tournament if teams from Alabama can make the trip no reason for TN girls teams not make it out. On a a side note Grace really gets after it on the mat. she is going to make some noise.
  2. cougars130

    Girls Wrestling program

    It’s appreciated I know tournaments take a lot of help from wrestlers and parents and the school. I guess I’m just wanting better for the girls wrestling program since I have daughters and just want them to have the same opportunity to love the sport not spend every day practicing just to watch the boys wrestle on Tues and Thurs that’s all. Just was wanting to see what we as a state could do to help organize and come up with solid Girl Tournaments where teams want to put their females in the tournament.
  3. cougars130

    Girls Wrestling program

    Also what’s the deadline for your tournament as far as registering wrestlers for your tournament?
  4. cougars130

    Girls Wrestling program

    Hey coach I was not pointing fingers at your program or your tournament at all I was just using the 2 tournaments as an example of what I have been seeing over the last 2 seasons like you said it’s hard to split coaches to coach both teams and especially for 2 different tournaments the experience at the last JV/Girls tournament I was at had 2 mats 1 official was new and the other was the head ref and the tournament was confusing for the girl wrestlers as far as knowing when they were about to wrestle I myself had to go assist the table in letting them know information about who had won a previous match so the right wrestler was wrestling in the finals. But again I apologize if you thought I was blasting your wrestling program.
  5. cougars130

    Girls Wrestling program

    Yes I understand that is going on with the current tournaments but when can we as a state (High School Level) come together and decide on dates for individual girl tournaments that are not having multiple girl tournaments on the same day? There should be atleast 2 tournaments where it’s strictly girl wrestling so the girls can have solid brackets. If most tournaments request the same price for female wrestling as the male wrestling they should be given the same quality of tournament for example 100 dollars a team or 15 for individual being a requirement. If they are not getting the same wrestling quality then the price per team/individual should be reduced. It’s just concerning that these athletes practice everyday just like the males are rarely get mat time as is so why not work together to get them as much mat time as possible. you say the girls piggyback off the boys tournaments then every team who has a girls team should be at tournaments who host them. Most tournaments are Jv/Girls tournaments well the starters are off at another tournament which takes coaches away from the Varsity Girls I just feel there could be more done to help the girl wrestlers during the season.
  6. cougars130

    Girls Wrestling program

    What you said is true but I think if we as a sport limit when girls tournaments happen and try to get the girls programs to the tournaments then it would help the girls side is so small you should technically wrestle every girl in your division during the season atleast once before the division tournament that decides who qualifies for state. Other then the weight droppers or gainers and it’s not one team in general it’s just a trend I see at the girl tournaments for instance teams will be listed on track for the tournament and then not be there because they decided to go to a different girl tournament hosted the same weekend and then tournaments end up with 30 girls in total or teams don’t bring their girls because only 20 girls are listed at going so to them it’s a waste of funds to submit there girls in a tournament where they may have 1 other girl in their bracket or the light weight girl gets bumped to a heavier weight class just to fill it with 3 wrestlers then parents pay money to watch there kid compete against the 1 state champion or a kid that weighs more than their kid. I’m no parent but one day I hope my daughters have the same opportunity as the boys wrestling program.
  7. cougars130

    Girls Wrestling program

    For example the Hendersonville tournament and the Ramsey Rumble are both tournaments having a girls tournament on the same day. Track also lists schools who have girl teams showing up to both tournaments.
  8. cougars130

    Girls Wrestling program

    It’s really disappointing to see how the girls in wrestling are being represented. 1. If you have female wrestlers in your wrestling program why are you not bringing them along to your boys matches to possibly wrestle the other teams female wrestlers 2. If you can show up to a random tournament for a girls tournament and you happen to wrestle some of the teams during the season why would you not bring them to those matches because the other wrestling programs bring their girls to wrestle and then you not bring your wrestlers. 3. Why as a state are we having multiple girl wrestling tournaments on the same weekend if you are paying money to these tournaments would you not want your wrestler getting the most mat time with girls their weight instead of having 10 pound weight differences just to wrestle 1 or 2 girls in the tournament. Something needs to change I feel we are failing them as far as getting quality mat time. Anyone have ideas or suggestions to help make girls wrestling better.
  9. cougars130

    Garstin/Maher Battle for Independence Preview

    Also if the girls show up this tournament will show how state will turn out.. should be a great tournament on both sides boys and girls
  10. cougars130

    Girl tournaments

    Why do we as a state allow multiple girl tournaments happen on the same weekend why would we not want the girls tournaments to fill up instead of having small girl tournaments where the brackets contain 2-3 wrestlers or having brackets with 10 pound weight allowances just to create a bracket. The girl teams pay money to wrestle but end up wrestling one other girl 3 times or wrestling kids at higher or lower weight classes just to get mat time. Also why is it teams with girls say they will be at tournaments and not show up or bring 4 of the 8 girls to the tournament? Why not limit how many girl tournaments can happen and hope those tournaments bring girls from both divisions to wrestle so that way the girls are getting quality matches for what the school pays for them to wrestle?
  11. cougars130

    Girl tournaments

    Since TN is still building a girls division why do we allow multiple girl tournaments to happen on the same weekend we as a state should be wanting the best opportunities for girls to be wrestling throughout the season not show up to a tournament where teams with girls are said to be at the tournament and then not show up and then having paid to wrestle one girl 3 times or have joined weight classes just to build a bracket. That’s just what grinds my gears.
  12. cougars130

    Injury win question

    There was no illegal move called before or after the match it just ended with the other girl getting her hand raised the tournament was poorly ran and the guys running the score cards and bracket messed up a few times throughout the day where coaches had to correct who won and lost in different matches to help the tournament out a bit.
  13. cougars130

    Injury win question

    Sent
  14. cougars130

    Injury win question

    I sent the video to the email even though it said the email you gave me did not appear to be setup or something so I hope you got it.
  15. cougars130

    Injury win question

    it’s a wrestler I go watch wrestle and I doubt the school recorded it because nothing was called before injury time was given.
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