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  1. KAD, you can send me an email and we can discuss this more, jsmapes@cox.net. I'll have to confirm your ligitimacy first :-). To the posters and fans, it takes a tough skin and understanding to get to the level Kendric made it. He's been battling critics since day one, when coaches refused to coach him until he started winning. He and I learned the sport together and rode the wave until this point. Its been a great ride and we appreciate you!!
  2. We appreciate all of you that have genuine questions and concerns about Kendric, so we’ll share some information with you. In fairness to the opponents that defeated him, they put in the work and we continue to extend our congratulations. Kendric began vomiting before matches at the end of last season, which some related to nerves. Unknown to all but a few, this continued on occasion throughout the summer. At the beginning of this season the condition progressively worsened to the point where it occurred before and after matches as well as practices. Not until a dual in Jan. did Coach Cody hear Kendric before one of his matches. According to Cody, he heard someone vomiting about 8 minutes. As we know, ‘tough wrestlers’ go out and perform. After the match Kendric went back to the locker room and continued. Cody scheduled an appointment for Kendric and a procedure was done. He was diagnosed with a curable condition (we hope the diagnosis is accurate), however Kendric is allergic to the standard prescribed medication. His condition improved but did not totally resolve. He still was/is unable to eat much or hold down food. It’s been interesting over the years to hear comments about Kendric’s size. His max weight as a freshman was around 148 lbs (off season), RS Jr. year 155 lbs. Last summer he tipped the scale at 160 lbs for 1 week. The reason I add this is because before Big 12’s last year, he decided he wanted to bulk up for his Sr. year. The diagnosed condition prevented him from doing so. On Monday before the NCAA’s, Kendric weighed 145 lbs. He was able to get up to 151 lbs., but during the NCAA tournament, while others were eating and gaining weight, his was dropping. By the 7th place match he was 144.8 lbs… That’s the condensed version. Kendric, like other wrestlers, have battles to overcome. Most do it with grace, determination, and little outside understanding. That’s what makes them special. We applaud them all! BHF
  3. We appreciate all of you that have genuine questions and concerns about Kendric, so we’ll share some information with you. In fairness to the opponents that defeated him, they put in the work and we continue to extend our congratulations. Kendric began vomiting before matches at the end of last season, which some related to nerves. Unknown to all but a few, this continued on occasion throughout the summer. At the beginning of this season the condition progressively worsened to the point where it occurred before and after matches as well as practices. Not until a dual in Jan. did Coach Cody hear Kendric before one of his matches. According to Cody, he heard someone vomiting about 8 minutes. As we know, ‘tough wrestlers’ go out and perform. After the match Kendric went back to the locker room and continued. Cody scheduled an appointment for Kendric and a procedure was done. He was diagnosed with a curable condition (we hope the diagnosis is accurate), however Kendric is allergic to the standard prescribed medication. His condition improved but did not totally resolve. He still was/is unable to eat much or hold down food. It’s been interesting over the years to hear comments about Kendric’s size. His max weight as a freshman was around 148 lbs (off season), RS Jr. year 155 lbs. Last summer he tipped the scale at 160 lbs for 1 week. The reason I add this is because before Big 12’s last year, he decided he wanted to bulk up for his Sr. year. The diagnosed condition prevented him from doing so. On Monday before the NCAA’s, Kendric weighed 145 lbs. He was able to get up to 151 lbs., but during the NCAA tournament, while others were eating and gaining weight, his was dropping. By the 7th place match he was 144.8 lbs… That’s the condensed version. Kendric, like other wrestlers, have battles to overcome. Most do it with grace, determination, and no outside understanding. That’s what makes them special. We applaud them all! BHF
  4. We appreciate all of you that have genuine questions and concerns about Kendric, so we’ll share some information with you. In fairness to the opponents that defeated him, we continue to extend our congratulations. Kendric began vomiting before matches at the end of last season, which some related to nerves. Unknown to all but a few, this continued on occasion throughout the summer. At the beginning of this season the condition progressively worsened to the point where it occurred before and after matches as well as practices. Not until a dual in Jan. did Coach Cody hear Kendric before one of his matches. According to Cody, he heard someone vomiting about 8 minutes. As we know, ‘tough wrestlers’ go out and perform. After the match Kendric went back to the locker room and continued. Cody scheduled an appointment for Kendric and a procedure was done. He was diagnosed with a curable condition (we hope the diagnosis is accurate), however Kendric is allergic to the standard prescribed medication. His condition improved but did not totally resolve. He still was/is unable to eat much or hold down food. It’s been interesting over the years to hear comments about Kendric’s size. His max weight as a freshman was around 148 (off season), RS Jr. year 155. Last summer he tipped the scale at 160 for 1 week. The reason I add this is because before Big 12’s last year, he decided he wanted to bulk up for his Sr. year. The diagnosed condition prevented him from doing so. On Monday before the NCAA’s, Kendric weighed a whopping 145#. He was able to get up to 151#, but during the NCAA tournament, while others were eating and gaining weight, his was dropping. By the 7th place match he was 144.8… That’s the condensed version. Kendric, like other wrestlers have battles to overcome. Most do it with grace and determination. We applaud them all!!
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