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Weight rrank Wrestler Team YR tourns NOTE
1 ALVAREZ A Fithian (Oakwood) (Coop) 09 1CUM;1LER;1EIU 25-0
2 BARNHILL Auburn (Coop) 09 1POR;1MO;4LIT 28-6
3 SMITH Monticello 9 4CLI;4AO;5LER 16-11
3 WALL-LAMPKIN Rochester 5LIT 11-5
3 JACKSON Argenta (A-Orena)[Coop] 10 4ERI;5AO
1 HYDE Monticello 10 1CLI;3AO;5LER 21-7
2 HATON Fithian (Oakwood) (Coop) 11 2CUM(120)1AO;2EIU 23-8
3 SNELL Auburn (Coop) 11 6POR(120);1MO;3LIT 32-5
1 ALVAREZ D Fithian (Oakwood) (Coop) 12 1AO;2LER;1EIU 16-2
2 DAMBACHER Auburn (Coop) 12 1MO;2LIT 22-10 S10(120)
3 HINTON Tolono (Unity) 9 2UNI;4PC;2ROC 14-6
3 LYERLY Argenta (A-Orena)[Coop] 12 8POR(126);3AO
3 FINLEY Shelbyville 9 4POR;5CUM 10-3
3 IMMKE St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden) 10 3UNI;4URB;5EIU 18-16
1 WELCH Tolono (Unity) 12 1UNI;3PC;1ROC 20-4
2 WALTERS Auburn (Coop) 12 5POR(138);2MO(132);1LIT 33-4 S8
3 TACKETT A Rochester 11 4MO;2ROC 19-13
3 FOX Shelbyville 9 6POR;3CUM
3 MUSSON Fithian (Oakwood) (Coop) 2AO;2EIU 19-11
1 JONES A Shelbyville 12 3POR;1CUM S2(132) 12-1
2 POWERS Argenta (A-Orena)[Coop] 12 1POR;2ERI;1AO;2PC 15-4 S4(126)
3 POFF St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden) 9 5UNI;2EIU 19-10
3 KLEBE Rochester 12 1UNI;3MO(138);2ROC;2LIT 26-5 S11
1 SHELTON Fithian (Oakwood) (Coop) 09 6CUM;4AO;5LER;3EIU 25-9
2 MODGLIN St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden) 11 3UNI(145);2URB 11-10
3 MILLER Tolono (Unity) 9 6UNI;4PC;2ROC 12-10
3 BOWMAN Argenta (A-Orena)[Coop] 10 7POR;6ERI;3PC 12-8
1 LANTER Rochester 6MO;2ROC;3LIT 23-10
2 HEDRICK St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden) 10 5UNI;4URB;1EIU 23-10
3 TRAXLER Tolono (Unity) 9 4UNI;5ROC 12-12
3 HOSS Monticello 12 5AO;3LER 11-6
3 KESSLER Auburn (Coop) 4MO 19-17
1 DUNN Monticello 12 2CLI;3PRI;2LER 23-4 SHM
2 LANTE Rochester 9 2UNI
3 PICKREL Auburn (Coop) 11 4POR;3MO;6LIT 27-12
1 UPTON St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden) 11 2UNI;1URB;1EIU 30-3
2 BETCHELDER Warrensburg (W.Latham) 12 2POR(170);3CLI(170);3AO;2LER 22-4
3 WRIGHT Monticello 12 5AO;4PRI;4LER 22-11
1 MENACHER Monticello 10 4AO;8PRI;3LER 17-10
2 NEES Shelbyville 12 7POR;5CUM 11-5
3 MCBRIDE Argenta (A-Orena)[Coop] 10 8POR;3PC 9-5
1 BENSYL St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden) 12 1UNI;2EIU 28-1 S8
2 REED Tolono (Unity) 9 4UNI;5PC;1ROC 17-8
3 GRUNDY Warrensburg (W.Latham) 12 5POR(195);3CLI(195);3LER 22-6
1 LINDSEY St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden) 12 1URB 20-1 S2
2 DYER Rochester 12 2UNI;3MO;4ROC;2LIT 31-9 SHM
3 ROGERS Argenta (A-Orena)[Coop] 11 4POR;6ERI;4AO;6PC 12-8
3 THARP Fithian (Oakwood) (Coop) 11 5CUM;6AO;3LER;2EIU 21-12
1 FORD Argenta (A-Orena)[Coop] 12 S3
2 BENSON Monticello 12 3CLI;4AO;3PRI;2LER 20-6
3 SICIANO Rochester 3ROC 9-3
3 SMITHSON Shelbyville 10 5POR 7-8
3 QUANCE Auburn (Coop) 12 2MO;5LIT 23-9
1 BEHRENDS Warrensburg (W.Latham) 11 3POR;1CLI;1AO;2LER 22-2
2 ORTMAN Argenta (A-Orena)[Coop] 10 4POR;2AO
3 WHITLOW Fithian (Oakwood) (Coop) 6CUM 8-8
Menacher won't be wrestling 170 because the Sages head coach let challenge matches go on this week before regionals. He will be wrestling 182 because the 160lber is ducking that bracket.
Stalling does not the best wrestler make. I want opinions on challenge matches the week of regionals. NOT who you think deserves a last chance. Challenge matches were supposed to end the week of conference and the SR knew he couldn't win at 160 so he went to his daddy(one of the coaches) and got what he wanted.
Up to the coach
I think the important thing to remember is that the head coach (who is doing a great job by the way) is the only opinion that matters. A coach can change his policy at any time based on a lot of details that the wrestlers, parents, and other coaches may not even know about. Believe it or not, coaches are not in this business to be unfair to kids!
Ha doing such a great job that the entire team thinks what was done is complete and utter bull? And Herrin, yes the sophomore did have a great chance to qualify at 170.
This is why our sport can do wrestle-offs, and as a coach, I am kinda glad that our sport can do these because it can help the decision process of our lineups ALL YEAR ROUND. I get nervous every time we do wrestle-off because of injuries or obvious inferior wrestlers could get a win, but it is also go for the wrestlers because they are putting their spot on the line and they have to work for their spot. They help put your kids in situations to experience adversity, especially if the competition is stiff.
Now saying that, it is hard to have wrestle-offs the week of regionals to set your lineups, but I did them this year and I do them every year. It makes me nervous because the best possible lineup you can make could be blown in one wrestle-off, but it happens. In this case, it didn't matter for the Sophomore because Monticello win regionals and he gets to wrestle again in Team Sectionals.
You also can't predict if this Sophomore kid could make the state tourney because Brian Bahrs didn't make it out of Sectionals last (his sophomore year), and he won state the year prior and this year. It's hard to say he would.
Plus, it was the senior's last year, and he probably wanted to go to state. Is that the best situation for the team, probably not, but as a coach you can make this decision and be wrong either way you pick. The SR is ticked cause he has to wrestle in a tough weight class and might not make state, or the SO is ticked cause he got booted for the state series. Tough choice, but whichever one is the coach's choice, it is the final say because the responsibility falls on him, so why not give the Sophomore a chance to earn his strips in a wrestle-off. At least you are giving him a chance.
Tough choice, but that's what makes coaching a challenge.