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  1. I could be wrong because I've been out of working the GA state tournament for a while, but I'm pretty sure for at least the larger classifications here the sectional brackets here are 16 man. And I mentioned the hotel because for a team in Gwinnett like Collins Hill or Mountain View their sectional is often in Camden county or down in Valdosta. The driving force here for sectionals was the cost of the venue for state and the smaller brackets mean less days at the venue.
  2. Ok....commenting here because we (GA) moved to sectionals several years ago and from what I've seen there has been no drop in participation. The plus, you can wrestle a 16 man bracket in a day. The minus, you still probably have to get a hotel for wherever your sectional is located. And if you want your kid to participate in a state tournament....come to Georgia.....since I think we have 7 of them. (kidding....don't blast me for that)
  3. His freshman state finals match against Ryan Millhof was epic.
  4. Pretty sure 2020 was his last year of eligibility.
  5. You'd think UNI would include his 28-2 senior year....with him ranked #2 at 184 going into the NCAA that was cancelled. https://www.wrestlestat.com/wrestler/39506/lujan-taylor/profile
  6. Make it a TRI meet......add in Camden County, GA.
  7. BCB....oh man.....I haven't heard that name in while. Hope you're doing well and keeping the pubs open. RMC
  8. https://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/sports/legendary-beloved-gwinnett-wrestling-coach-cliff-ramos-dies-after-long-cancer-battle/article_fe0fe790-0f55-11eb-adfb-df1b4635fb41.html
  9. Some of you might remember this guy.....hope he does well. Collins Hill hires Ryan Millhof, Gwinnett's first NCAA wrestling All-American, as head coach https://www.gwinnettprepsports.com/sports/collins-hill-hires-ryan-millhof-gwinnetts-first-ncaa-wrestling-all-american-as-head-coach/article_589945c0-10c0-5643-afad-0189dfb6ab42.html
  10. One of our local kids was caught up in this.....Nick Stonecheck.
  11. I wanted to say...I don't like the 7 divisions either. It may make sense for some sports, but they don't do it in GA. for lacrosse......so why not use those divisions for wrestling. Then it would be 1A-5A and 6A-7A. I helped run the state tournament here for about 10 years. The reason for the 16 man brackets was to shorten the length of the tournament and reduce cost of places like the Gwinnett Arena. So, now we have sectionals ahead of the state tournament. So you go region, section, state.....top 8 from each section to state. And to keep focus on this thread........I also had a nephew that was a state champ at Baylor. I'm guessing had he not gone to Baylor, he was probably zoned for Soddy Daisy. Odd how Corday was at Buford last year??......where my youngest was....but she was a manager.
  12. Agree.......I wasn't sure if Woodland and Baylor saw each other this year. I remember when my son was a senior at CH......we lost to Blair.....33-30.
  13. Collins Hill had 6 in the state finals and won 5 of them.....check out their new coaching staff.....and I think had 11 medalists......in 7A.
  14. CBG......I'm with you on this one. But I am glad someone didn't inform the private schools in Georgia they were supposed to be better. I'm not as close to sport as I used to be, but I'm thinking Camden County or Collins Hill would still hang with any Tennessee private school.
  15. Sorry durdon. I went the Hixson High....had a nephew state champ at Baylor.....some people used to like to hear about Ga. on this board....since you may wrestle them I had something to do with Collins Hill for a while too.
  16. For some Georgia kids near me..... Nick Stonecheck - Buford - Old Dominion Charlie Darracot - Buford - Stanford Blaine Bergey - Buford - Princeton Garrett Spikes - Mountain View - Georgia (Baseball) - kid could have gone D1 in 3 sports and 4.0 GPA (sorry...I know not wrestling D1)......he pinned Blaine Bergey (above) last year.....quickly.
  17. Ramos' legacy well reflected in packed Collins Hill wrestling room By Christine Troyke [email protected] Jun 15, 2019 SUWANEE — Cliff Ramos opened practice with some typically dry humor Saturday at the Collins Hill field house named in his honor. “You know, a lot of years I had trouble finding a few heavyweights on the team,” Ramos said. He paused and looked pointedly at more than 75 men — ranging in age from 18 to 60 — sitting in front of him. “That’s not a problem with this team,” Ramos said with a sly grin. The Hall of Fame coach, barely a year removed from being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, invited many of his former wrestlers to participate in Saturday’s event. It stemmed from comments he’s heard from wrestlers over the years about just wanting to have one more practice. He was also inspired by the book “The Last Lecture,” co-authored by former Carnegie Mellon University professor Randy Pausch. “He was a teacher, like me,” Ramos said. “He was battling pancreatic cancer, like me. The difference was, his was terminal. He didn’t have a lot of time left. I owned some hope with mine. “Those two things together made me think of doing one more practice. For 14 months, I’ve been living with pancreatic cancer and, to be honest, when I found the diagnosis 14 months ago, I didn’t think I’d have much time left.” Ramos had surgery at M.D. Anderson last October and has completed his treatment. “I’m doing pretty well,” he said. “The last month and a half, I started improving a lot. I have some things I’m dealing with, but every day I’m so thankful to God for another day.” Last September, when Collins Hill officially dedicated the wrestling facility to the man who started the terrifically successful program from scratch, Ramos was in the midst of his battle with the disease. Almost 10 months later, his voice rang out with renewed strength. Ramos, who needed to sit for much of the ceremony last year, cranked out 20 pushups with the rest of the group during warmups. By the end, everyone was sweating. They were still laughing, though. Ramos said beforehand he wasn’t going to make it too difficult. “It’s more of a reunion than anything,” he said. “I’m definitely not going to kill them. I’m going to tell them I’m going to, but some of them will be done after we do a pre-practice jog.” Rick White was at Ramos’ first practice as a head coach in 1976 in Butler, Missouri. He said things haven’t changed that much. “My senior year, Cliff was our new coach,” said White, who was sporting a cut over one eye and laughed about it. “It, to me, is an honor, just the short year I had him.” He and Scott Smith, who was a junior that season, flew down from Butler for the event. Many others came from around the Southeast to participate, a few on very short notice. “I think it’s a great testament to Coach Ramos that so many people have made an effort, especially on Father’s Day weekend, to come out,” said Jim Gassman, who wrestled for Ramos at Collins Hill before coaching with him there and later at Mountain View. “Then, to participate in a wrestling practice, it’s one of the hardest things you can do. But he always had good practices.” The bulk of the former wrestlers came from his days at Collins Hill, where Ramos had a dual meet record of 626-80, won nine state team titles and had 34 individual state champions. There were a dozen from Mountain View and Meadowcreek, six from Greater Atlanta Christian, two from East Hall — Ramos’ first job in Georgia — and five from Butler. Both his sons, Trevor and Taylor, participated. As did Ramos’ most famous student, Kyle Maynard. “Back in September of last year, we didn’t know how long he was going to be here,” Trevor Ramos said. “Judging by the statistics and what you hear, knowing what the prognosis was, we didn’t know how much more time we had to spend with our dad. It’s just been an answer to prayer that he’s still here and all the glory goes to God. “It’s amazing to see this wrestling family (today). Wrestlers are such a fraternity and it’s amazing. I knew this was going to be hard, but at the same time, I knew it was going to be really special. It’s such a blessing.” Original link: https://www.gwinnettprepsports.com/sports/ramos-legacy-well-reflected-in-packed-collins-hill-wrestling-room/article_59264f3f-b9fc-53cd-93f5-f8796753a1a0.html
  18. Sort of related to your poll cobrakid8..... Being from TN, but living in GA for a long time, I'd like to see a set of matches like Parkview (GA) and Bradley did back in the day. They were the top teams from each state and wrestled before a UTC home match.......and Bradley won big. Here would be my pairing...... Woodland (GA) - Baylor North Hall (GA) - Christian Brothers Camden (GA) - Cleveland Buford (GA) - Father Ryan *tried to pair small schools together Wonder if anyone would pay to see that?
  19. All 3 Juniors!......And you know it's a tough tournament when your Stanford signee and Stampede champ from last year finishes 3rd.
  20. I thought it was cool to see Baylor, Buford, and CBHS in the top 10!!
  21. Just to give you some background.....on me.....(since I sort of stalk CoachT) My 2 oldest went to Collins Hill.......both were part of the wrestling team and those great teams. I still live in the CH district......far as I know, no school in GA has ever have more than 4300 students (largest is Mill Creek)........that's why we keep building new schools. I helped start the feeder team at Collins Hill back in the late 90's. CH is coming back.......so watch them......large numbers in feeder program....and in HS room. New coach is very good....from Michigan. My youngest is at Buford.......and she's a wrestling Manager.....(Buford has the coach that was at Archer...and Parkview before that) My nephew was a state champ in 2002 at Baylor....back when the weight was 189. For those that may know him, he's now a Lt. Commander in the Navy. I went to Hixson.....way back! (with Sommers) That's why I still follow TN wrestling. Not sure why the private schools have never been like they are in TN. (You left out Lovett!) I don't think many are even nearly as old. If you think about it, Gwinnett County only had 20,000 people in 1970. So, everything is fairly new here. Anyway, back to topic......I wish we had a coaches poll!!! Also wish in the ATL metro we had middle school wrestling! Thanks for your reply.
  22. You see....little old Buford, from Buford GA, there at #8......1100 students....and wrestled the Stampede last year without a full line up. Been a while since Collins Hill (GA) won the Stampede several years in a row..... But....seeing you guys argue on here makes me laugh a bit.........check out the first and second place teams, Woodland and North Hall, from the McCallie Inv. and then look at their school size.......and money. And if you dig a little deeper, at other tournaments last weekend, Collins Hill (GA) was second place by 13 points at Beech, without their 3 time state placer at 285 (who committed to NC football yesterday)........and Camden (GA)....won the Capital City Classic in Tallahassee by 212 points!!!...placed all 14 wrestlers......with only one as low as 4th. (I know someone will mention Mountain View at Bradley last weekend........but they only entered 7 due to illness...and finished 8th) It's got nothing to do with money.......I'll agree, yeah.....it helps.....but build your feeder!! (guess I'll get my fire blanket now)
  23. I think it's maybe Dade County..... FYI.....says 5pm on Dade County's Coed wrestling schedule. https://dadecountyathletics.com/teams/2435618/coed/wrestling/varsity/schedule
  24. North Hall from Atlanta??? North Hall....is north of Gainesville, GA.....65 miles from Atlanta. FYI.....Woodland is from Cartersville, GA if anyone was curious. And I see at the Beech tournament that old Collins Hill did fairly well. Wish they would have had their 285, but I understand he was on a college football visit. He's a multi time state placer.
  25. Whoops....you are correct.......and I was mistaken.........appears he will stay at 160.
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