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Everything posted by mat73557

  1. Blackman will host the Iron Man THIS Saturday, April 20th at Blackman High School. We work hard to put on a good tournament. Last year we had nearly 300 wrestlers (the most ever) and we had some awesome match-ups.
  2. Team TN had a wrestler pull out and they are in need of two K-6 elementary age wrestlers THIS weekend in Kingsport. One at 70 lbs and one at Heavyweight (up to 220). They can take one out of state kid if necessary. The heavyweight kid can be 160ish and up. If interested, contact Jason Villers @ 423-316-6098 or Mike Workman @ 615-427-5646
  3. You know I have to disagree with this one...... LOL. After watching Fowler beat Fields at the state duals this year I don't think there's any way that Sells loses that match. This is a very entertaining idea however! I really miss getting to watch some of the guys mentioned. Croy, Soloman and especially Fuller were so fun to watch. And I agree, Hicks has to be the guy at 113. Love that kid.
  4. From what I remember, it will only hold 10 mats. So you'd have to stretch the timeline a bit more or something.
  5. Interesting question posed to me tonight. Since Chattanooga is the obvious Mecca of TN Wrestling, why are there no girls teams? With the way girls wrestling is growing in the US, why hasn't Chattanooga gotten on board? Any ideas?
  6. "Real college wrestlers." What an idiotic thing to say.
  7. When was the last time the rebels had a running clock on them?
  8. Can we get the wrestling talk where it's replayable? I couldnt seem to ever be home when you did it last year...maybe once.
  9. I will say this. Here in Murfreesboro, I and countless others have contributed tons of blood, sweat, tears, and money to making sure that Rutherford County kids have the best opportunities they can to be competitive and display good sportsmanship. (I put in 14 years in youth football)
  10. True...but not all of them.
  11. Congrats! Need a Boom Ranch here in Middle Tennessee!
  12. No apologies needed at all. Earlier when I went back and read my original comment I thought it may have come out wrong. I don't know how many but we are bringing a few. See you this weekend.
  13. Congrats to the West coaches and team! Obviously, they came to win and put the effort forth to make that possible. I wasn't trying to be critical. I was just a little surprised when I looked up the scores for Middle. In the last match with West, there were 14 forfeits out of 21 bouts. In total, Middle had 63 bouts all day (21 x 3) and out of those, 33 were forfeits. (more than half according to Track) The prom thing makes sense and I know that there was an injury or two. Good to hear the comments on officiating. I thought the officials did a good job at the Iron Man a couple of weeks ago as well.
  14. A quick thank you to everyone who came out to Blackman for the IronMan. We had some great wrestlers competing and there were lots of exciting and very competitive matches. It was a long day with three tournaments back to back and those who made it through the whole day certainly deserve a medal!! (Parents and Coaches included!) Congrats to all those who won the cup! Thanks to John Salter who kept us in business with TrackWrestling, and thanks to all the Blackman parents and staff for putting in a long day to help advance the dreams of so many. Numbers were a bit higher than I originally thought. 2018 - 282 @ (Blackman HS)2017 - 185 @ (Summit HS)2016 - 216 @ (Blackman HS)2015 - 172 @ (Blackman HS)2014 - 156 @ (Blackman HS) Competing in Freestyle and Greco is an excellent way to get in summer work and stay motivated. Hoping to continue to see growth here in Tennessee!
  15. Everyone ALWAYS registers last minute. I would expect 200 - 250. 2018 - -?- @(Blackman HS) 2017 - 185 @(Summit HS) 2016 - 216 @(Blackman HS) 2015 - 172 @(Blackman HS) 2014 - 156 @(Blackman HS)
  16. Thanks for the offer Twofdr. It would be too hard to ask you to post all that. I am disappointed that there is no information out there. It looks like this tournament is gonna be pretty strong. Lots of people want to know about the grand championship matches and all that. With no information out to the wrestling public, it seems like a huge missed opportunity to promote our wrestlers and the great things going on in Tennessee.
  17. I hear its still on. But can we get some results this time? Last year, there was nothing.
  18. Is his name Sells or Sell? And you guys can sleep on Fowler all you want but he knows how to win.
  19. I didnt like that call either. I thought Rippy was circling trying to get back in the circle and Sweeney did not allow him in.
  20. I always told my guys if the ref slaps his hand on the mat, you were pinned.
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