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by Bearhugger
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Last Man Standing aka Last Chance Qualifier
Replies: 22
Views: 1871

Re: Last Man Standing aka Last Chance Qualifier

I think just about everyone agrees that the regional alignment/tournament seeding process needs changed.But every wrestler already has an equal opportunity to achieve their dreams of being state champs. Each team has wrestle offs, each weight class has a regional tournament. It is on the wrestler t...
by Bearhugger
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Last Man Standing aka Last Chance Qualifier
Replies: 22
Views: 1871

Re: Last Man Standing aka Last Chance Qualifier

The 2017/2018 season has yielded MORE JV wrestlers beating MORE state tournament qualifiers than before. 2017/2018 has yielded MORE byes in the state tournament than ever before. People CLAIM they want the best wrestlers in the state tournament. It ain't happening. That is what is absurd. EXCELLENT...
by Bearhugger
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Last Man Standing aka Last Chance Qualifier
Replies: 22
Views: 1871

Re: Last Man Standing aka Last Chance Qualifier

There are many JV wrestlers better than varsity wrestlers. Bring yourself up to speed. Great!! Doesn't change anything. Win your wrestle off. Do you not think this is an issue in other states? Are there kids on teams in PA or OH that are JV but better than varsity wrestlers on other teams in their ...
by Bearhugger
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Last Man Standing aka Last Chance Qualifier
Replies: 22
Views: 1871

Re: Last Man Standing aka Last Chance Qualifier

Work harder is great if you can guarantee an even playing field for all but you can't. I've seen more favoritism and politics come into play the last five years than ever before. I've taught my son to work four times as hard because of it. Wrestling used to be a sport where the best we're rewarded ...
by Bearhugger
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Theme from Rocky
Replies: 2
Views: 1180

Theme from Rocky

Although I like the theme from Rocky, I think this might be a more fitting replacement for 2018's Parade of Champions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViqE3ukR6Ww
by Bearhugger
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Off topic/ little Humor
Replies: 10
Views: 1436

Re: Off topic/ little Humor

coach_williams wrote:I think other schools should petition to have their JV 197 get a chance to wrestle off to fill the spot


PSU's back up 197 has been beating almost everybody all season.
by Bearhugger
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Any female wrestlers at states?
Replies: 4
Views: 1887

Re: Any female wrestlers at states?

Sierrasdad wrote:Will Sierra Powell from Hampshire be the only female wrestling at states this year?


I do believe she is it and I will be rooting for her.

Please remind her that this is folkstyle. Those big body slams I saw her do at Super 32 will get her in trouble.
by Bearhugger
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Fight for every kids’ right to wrestle in Huntington
Replies: 29
Views: 2651

Re: Fight for every kids’ right to wrestle in Huntington

Where are these much talked about vacancies? I checked the WV BOE website that list vacancies for each county and only found a handful of counties that have any teacher vacancies posted. Are they posted somewhere else? Or where is the number from? Thanks A lot of them are filled by longterm substit...
by Bearhugger
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Fight for every kids’ right to wrestle in Huntington
Replies: 29
Views: 2651

Re: Fight for every kids’ right to wrestle in Huntington

So the Putnam Co board is coming to watch wrestling? They can arrest a wrestler or suspend a child because they wrestled? Show up and wrestle. This a political issue, let the teachers strike. Let the kids wrestle. These issues fall on the BOE, vote them out This would be the first time any of the b...
by Bearhugger
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Fight for every kids’ right to wrestle in Huntington
Replies: 29
Views: 2651

Re: Fight for every kids’ right to wrestle in Huntington

I've just changed my hotel reservations for states to July 12th and 13th. This will avoid the teacher's (strike, demonstration, walk out or work stoppage). Most families will have to cancel their summer vacations. This message is only for a chuckle. If you can't laugh at yourself......well..... P.S...
by Bearhugger
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Fight for every kids’ right to wrestle in Huntington
Replies: 29
Views: 2651

Re: Fight for every kids’ right to wrestle in Huntington

ringworm14 wrote:WVDE has 153 various jobs listed and many counties don’t post there.

“Watch out for the ringworm!”
Aristotle


Half of these jobs are probably not filled because the applicants cannot pass the required requirements (education, qualifications, drug test, background check, etc).
by Bearhugger
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Fight for every kids’ right to wrestle in Huntington
Replies: 29
Views: 2651

Re: Fight for every kids’ right to wrestle in Huntington

1. It is not a strike. It is a walkout. Teachers will not show up for work on Thursday and Friday, but will return to work on Monday. In a strike teachers do not return to work until the labor dispute is resolved. 2. I was told by a person who was at the meeting that the state wrestling tournament ...
by Bearhugger
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Teachers strike
Replies: 80
Views: 7783

Re: Teachers strike

If your son was reported absent, did the Coach turn in the names of the wrestlers to the office to inform them he would be out. It is our job to inform the office and AD with a list to be emailed to all teachers and Attendance director. So they are excused. Tell me about it. What is next? Not turni...
by Bearhugger
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Teachers strike
Replies: 80
Views: 7783

Re: Teachers strike

You do realize that some teachers don’t even know that the State Wrestling Tournament is the same weekend as their scheduled walkout, don’t you? My son was a 2 time State Champion and for 2 years he was counted absent on the days he was at the State Tournament. I had to call the school and explain ...
by Bearhugger
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Teacher's Strike VS State Tournament
Replies: 13
Views: 2745

Re: Teacher's Strike VS State Tournament

It’s not a strike. Kids will wrestle. Sun will rise. You’ll stir the pot. These are the facts. Hopefully you are correct. All media reports have made it sound like it’s up to each county whether wrestlers get to participate. I’d be SHOCKED if a board of education or super kept the kids out. Absolut...
by Bearhugger
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Teacher's Strike VS State Tournament
Replies: 13
Views: 2745

Re: Teacher's Strike VS State Tournament

Political correctness has now infiltrated the unions. A strike is now called a demonstration.

Call the strike, a strike and demonstration are alike, tell the senior wrestlers to take a hike.
by Bearhugger
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Fight for every kids’ right to wrestle in Huntington
Replies: 29
Views: 2651

Re: Fight for every kids’ right to wrestle in Huntington

Might we be getting a tad carried away ? Not sure that comparing this situation , ( which has yet to come to fruition), to a geopolitical decision involving the Olympics is an appropriate analogy. Lol. And is it truly the wrestler’s “right” to compete in a High School wrestling tournament? I, of co...
by Bearhugger
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Flowrestling
Replies: 0
Views: 753

Flowrestling

Last season, West Virginia made national news for the state tournament being split apart due to skin disease concerns. This season, the looming story is will the state tournament be disrupted due to a teacher's strike. Although I do not keep up with "other states" like many do, these stori...
by Bearhugger
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Teachers strike
Replies: 80
Views: 7783

Re: Teachers strike

deniserichmond wrote:Article this morning
https://www.wvgazettemail.com/sports/pr ... 089e3.html


The article was encouraging.
by Bearhugger
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Off topic/ little Humor
Replies: 10
Views: 1436

Re: Off topic/ little Humor

LOLOLOL
by Bearhugger
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Off topic/ little Humor
Replies: 10
Views: 1436

Re: Off topic/ little Humor

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA
by Bearhugger
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Off topic/ little Humor
Replies: 10
Views: 1436

Re: Off topic/ little Humor

What is Cael/PSU going to do at 197? Is he going to petition NCAA to allow back ups? Is he going to talk about his inner workings of his program on his weekly radio station? Is he going to start thirty different threads talking about the same thing? OR Is he going to make a decision and move on? :D...
by Bearhugger
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Fight for every kids’ right to wrestle in Huntington
Replies: 29
Views: 2651

Re: Fight for every kids’ right to wrestle in Huntington

Might we be getting a tad carried away ? Not sure that comparing this situation , ( which has yet to come to fruition), to a geopolitical decision involving the Olympics is an appropriate analogy. Lol. And is it truly the wrestler’s “right” to compete in a High School wrestling tournament? I, of co...
by Bearhugger
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: What Happens??
Replies: 3
Views: 1070

Re: What Happens??

Jchap8750 wrote:If the parents bring them then wrestle. Is a wrestler required to have a coach? What if their coaches aren’t allowed?


I do not have that answer. But if some coaches are not teachers, then maybe they can coach? They might lose their coaching job afterwards.
by Bearhugger
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: What Happens??
Replies: 3
Views: 1070

What Happens??

The alleged word is if Putnam County Schools are closed due to the strike, the superintendent states that the wrestlers cannot compete in the state tournament. What happens if the wrestlers' parent drive them down and they compete anyway? Is the superintendent going to come down to Huntington and st...
by Bearhugger
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Teacher's Strike VS State Tournament
Replies: 13
Views: 2745

Re: Teacher's Strike VS State Tournament

At the rally the Union leader remarked That Coaches would be allowed to Coach games and hold Practices without any trouble from the Union if they wanted too, cause they didn't want to harm the players by having their seasons end. This is great. However, the word is some superintendents have stated ...
by Bearhugger
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Teachers strike
Replies: 80
Views: 7783

Re: Teachers strike

No this can’t wait until Monday. This situation is bigger than your inconveniences. Keep stirring the pot. Our delegates are among the highest paid in the U.S.. If you can read this thank a teacher. Lee Cummings Health/PE teacher Hurricane High School. Our delegates are not among the highest paid. ...
by Bearhugger
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Teacher's Strike VS State Tournament
Replies: 13
Views: 2745

Teacher's Strike VS State Tournament

1. Is the state tournament still going to be held if indeed the teachers walk out and go on strike on Thursday and Friday, February 22nd and 23rd? 2. Will wrestlers still be allowed to compete despite their county's schools being closed due to said strike? 3. Will the answer to #2 be on a county by ...
by Bearhugger
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Seeking Information
Replies: 20
Views: 2817

Re: Seeking Information

I don't think you necessarily get the best 8 basketball teams or the best 16 football teams in the state tournament. Basketball, like wrestling relies on regionals (and sectionals) which aren't necessarily even. Football uses their point system which is relatively fair, however you can be punished ...

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