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KWCA Podcast - 2019 Awards Banquet
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October 07, 2019 05:27 PM PDT
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The 2019 Fritz Knorr Fall clinic concluded Saturday in Salina with the annual banquet to honor yearly award recipients and HOF inductees. Hear who won the yearly awards and hear the HOF inductee speeches. Jeff Giles (starts at the 6:45 mark), Jerry Fraser (starts at the 8:40 mark), Jon Lippelman (starts at the 15:20 mark)

KWCA Podcast - Jon Lippelman (KWCA Hall of Fame)
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October 03, 2019 03:23 AM PDT
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Thirty-nine seasons in all, Thirty-three as head coach, 25 top 10 State finishes, eight State trophies, five State titles. All at Scott City High School. Meet KWCA Hall of Fame inductee, Jon Lippelman. This one is as entertaining as it is educational. I couldn’t make the following quotes up if I tried…

“They’d bet their apple pies and their pork loin sandwiches to see who had the toughest kid at that weight… and that’s what made dual wrestling back in the old days.”

“Back in those days, it was mop em up and throw em out there and just keep going to see if you could pin em or win by the final bell.”

“It’s alright to mess up, but that doesn’t mean anybody forgave you for it.”

“You would run into athletes that would make us poor little fat farm boys sit there with our mouth hang open just to watch em streak down the field and the fastest thing we had would only look like a puppy dog in the dirt chasing behind.”

“We’d open this book and we’d go to where Joe Seay was telling us how to get ahold of a single leg and put a man to the ground.”

“I knew in order to be successful in high school wrestling, you’re going to have to knock people down”

“A group is what makes State trophies.”

“… being able to practice without just going halfway. What we call ‘brother-in-lawing it.’ You’re going to have to learn to go hard, but enjoy it.”

“Sometimes maybe you stick a finger in people’s chest, but understand you have to have love to go along with the coaching direction that you’re using.”

“No matter which horse tank you go to you’re going to run out of water every once in a while and that doesn’t mean you give up, that means you get on the pump a little harder, but it’s going to take a little while to fill it up so you can have a team again and that’s just the way it works.”

“Leaving on a winner, it sure feels better than having the bully of the room throw you out the door and you have to say, ‘yea, but I did alright the day before.’ It’s always better to go out with the win.”

“My mum told me its sunny out there and you have to drink twice as much water or wear a hat, so by George, I wore a hat.”

Coach Rock Weldon: “I believe you’re wearing a hat.”
A high school Coach Lipp: “Well, so I am. Is that in the rule book?”
Coach Rocky Weldon: “I don’t know, I’ll have to look.”
“Ever since then, I have wore a wrestling cap to wrestling matches, weigh-ins, fancy award things, to NCAA tournament finals. It’s just what I am.”

“I either had to get away or I was going to be just like that cranky old Mother-in-law sitting in the corner saying ‘you can’t cook it that way, that aint how it’s done. You gotta do it the way we always done it.’ And so I got out of the picture…”

KWCA Podcast - Dina Giles (Wife of HOF inductee Jeff Giles)
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October 02, 2019 06:51 AM PDT
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Dina Giles joins the program. Her husband, Jeff, will be posthumously inducted into the KWCA Hall of Fame on Saturday when the 2019 KWCA Fritz Knorr Fall Clinic concludes with its annual awards banquet.

KWCA Podcast - Mike Porsch (321A Coach of the Year)
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October 01, 2019 06:29 PM PDT
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Meet 321A Coach of the Year, Mike Porsch of Hoxie.

KWCA Podcast - Korbin Riedel (4A Senior Wrestler of the Year
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October 01, 2019 05:48 AM PDT
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Meet 2019 KWCA 4A Senior Wrestler of the Year, Korbin Riedel. The Tonganoxie High grad is now enrolled at the University of Arkansas Little Rock.

KWCA Podcast - Nate Naasz (KWCA President)
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September 30, 2019 07:43 AM PDT
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With the 2019 KWCA Fritz Knorr Fall Clinic only days away, President Nate Naasz fills us in on what attendees can expect from this year's annual event.

KWCA Podcast - Mark Lentz (KSHSAA Asst. Executive Director)
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September 26, 2019 07:13 PM PDT
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A big thank-you to KSHSAA Assistant Executive Director Mark Lentz for coming on to address questions regarding girls wrestling and the new weigh-in change for the upcoming season.

KWCA Podcast – Bill Ross (6A Coach of the Year)
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September 26, 2019 06:26 AM PDT
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You would be hard pressed to find a program in Kansas with a deeper history than Derby High School. The Panthers are led by 2019 6A Coach of the Year, Bill Ross. Ross broke through with a State Title last winter after a thirty-three year championship drought for the program. Coach Ross has historic numbers at the helm, having won NINE State trophies in his eighteen years as head coach. Only ONE Bill Ross team has finished outside of the top-ten at State.

KWCA Podcast – Cole Frederickson (4A Coach of the Year)
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September 24, 2019 07:55 AM PDT
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The Bulldogs of Marysville High School have emerged this decade as an established power in Kansas 4A Wrestling under the direction of Cole Frederickson. The Dawgs broke through with their first State Wrestling title in 2019 and show no signs of slowing the pace. Frederickson has the club, middle school and high school programs on the same page and making noise in north central Kansas that is being heard throughout the state. For his efforts, he has been named 2019 KWCA 4A Coach of the Year.

KWCA Podcast - Tyler Mies (College Wrestler of the Year)
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September 22, 2019 06:51 AM PDT
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Tyler Mies continued the success from his days at Andale High with success on the national stage at Newman University. His career as a Jet concluded last spring with a Super Regional Title and two All-American finishes. He joins Preston Wiegel in earning the honor of 2019 KWCA College Senior Wrestler of the Year.

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