Update: New Video Features

Last summer we added to video recording, review and sharing to Takedown Scoring and Stats.

During this past high school season (2018-2019), about 40% of Takedown users recorded video in the app and produced more than 17,000 match videos. Of these recordings, roughly 13,000 were uploaded to the cloud (team YouTube accounts). Of the videos uploaded to YouTube, roughly 20% were also posted to Takedown LIVE so that fans can view the scoring transcript and video in a single app. Takedown Scoring and Stats, by virtue of a robust and committed user community, is most likely the leading publisher of scholastic wrestling videos on the Internet.

Top five states for recording video:

  1. Ohio

  2. Pennsylvania

  3. Georgia

  4. Virginia

  5. Tennessee

And the top ten programs:

  1. Tuscaloosa

  2. Glacier

  3. Flathead

  4. Paulding County

  5. Seneca Valley

  6. Collierville

  7. West Branch

  8. Quincy

  9. Riverside

  10. John Overton

Takedown users typically record in high resolution with 82% of all videos recorded in 720P or 1080P.

Video is an important feature for Takedown users and we continue our investment in this area.

More info on Takedown video here:
https://www.levelchanger.com/blog/2018/6/15/faq-video-recording





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Update: Digital Weight Management

Last fall we added to digital weight management to Takedown Scoring and Stats. Developed in partnership with Befour, a leading wrestling scale manufacturer, this new feature enabled paperless weight capture — either manually or via Befour’s bluetooth scale — and a variety of reports and graphs for tracking athlete weight.

During this past high school season (2018-2019), more than 150 schools used this feature to record 17,000+ weigh-ins. Of these weigh-ins, 75% were recorded wirelessly using Befour’s bluetooth scale.

Top five states for digital weight management:

  1. Virginia

  2. Ohio

  3. Wisconsin

  4. California

  5. Pennsylvania

And the top ten programs:

  1. Chantilly, Virginia

  2. Frederick High School, Maryland

  3. Saginaw Heritage, Michigan

  4. Middletown, New York

  5. Chilton High School, Wisconsin

  6. Garden City High School, Kansas

  7. Kirtland High School, Ohio

  8. Palo Alto High School, California

  9. Sulphur, Oklahoma

  10. Revere High School, Ohio

This is an exciting and encouraging start for this new-to-wrestling capability. We will continue working with our partner, Befour, to enhance this feature and promote its adoption throughout the wrestling community.

See here for original announcement:
https://www.levelchanger.com/blog/2018/10/2/new-release-paperless-weight-management

NCAA Division I Weight Management — Princeton Article
http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/article/2019/03/necessary-difficult-fair-an-investigation-of-wrestling-and-weight-at-princeton



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NCAA Division I Schedule -- Conference and National Championships 2019

NCAA Division I Schedule -- Conference and National Championships 2019

NCAA Division I, post-season schedule with broadcast info and links to championship info.



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New Release: Integrated Video Features

New Release: Integrated Video Features

We’re excited to deliver video recording, playback and cloud sharing features.



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New Release: Paperless Weight Management

New Release: Paperless Weight Management

Safe weight management is healthy for wrestlers and wrestling. Now, you can do it with minimal effort and time investment.



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Takedown Event Checklist -- Updated Jan 2019

Here's what needs to be done and when with Takedown to have a stress-free and productive event.



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Table Top Stand for iPad -- Quick Review

AboveTek — Universal Tablet Stand

Last week I scored a college dual and recorded video using Takedown. I was matside and needed a stand to keep the iPad vertical and free up my hands for scoring. I choose a low-end tripod and didn’t like the experience because (1) a tripod doesn’t work when seated at the scorer’s table and (2) tapping the Takedown scoring interface caused the iPad to shake a bit which can show up in the video. What I needed was a stable, inexpensive iPad stand that was short enough to be useful when seated at the scorer’s table.

After searching a bit, I settled on the Universal Tablet Stand by AboveTek, I did some testing and then gave it to a local high school team to see how it performed during a live dual meet. The user’s experience was good.

If we were in the ratings business, I’d give it 4+ stars out of 5.

I liked:

  • Availability

  • Price

  • Stability

  • Construction quality

  • Ease-of-assembly

  • Flexibility — rotates in all dimensions

  • Accessories — comes with two frames, slight different sizes

  • Size (relative to tripod)

I didn’t like:

  • Doesn’t break down flat without a screw driver

  • Connection between stand and tablet frame has too much play for my taste

Worth a look as a tripod alternative for your dual meets.

We sourced ours at Amazon for $39.00 delivered same day.

Disclosure: we have no relationship with Amazon or AboveTek.



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In Season Tips #3 -- Data Security

Data Security

Over the last eight days we've confirmed three reports of scored matches mysteriously disappearing from Takedown. Although this is a small percentage of users, losing any data is frustrating and a potentially serious issue. We are actively investigating this issue and will report back when we uncover the cause. In parallel, we're working on an automated back-up feature that would provide a measure of resilience in a situation where a user hasn't performed a data backup. Also, we continue adding remote diagnostic aids into Takedown so that we have a more detailed and complete timeline of user activity which is often important when tracking down bugs.

In the meantime, we strongly suggest you do the following to insure reasonable data recovery in an emergency:

  • In Takedown, go to Help>>Send us your Database. Include your own email address alongside "support@levelchanger.com" so that we have a copy and you do, too. For now, you should "send us your database" as often as you wish -- after every event, for example, or even mid-way through a long tournament with lots of matches. In an emergency, we can restore your data in Takedown from the files (there are three of them) that taken together constitute your Takedown database.

  • Similar to "Send us your Database", use "Share Season" to back up an individual Season. Email these to yourself or store them in the cloud. You can import these files directly into Takedown. As we recommend in our FAQ, data backup is an important part of Takedown's workflow.

More here on season import/export: https://levelchanger.desk.com/customer/en/portal/topics/1110874-data-sharing/articles

Here’s the FAQ.

  • Turn on Takedown LIVE for all of your matches. This automatically generates an electronic scorebook that's view-able in the Takedown LIVE app on your iPad or iPhone if, in an emergency, you need to restore matches.

  • For every event, email your Scorebook Report to yourself. Again, this is another record from which matches can be restored in an emergency.

  • If you encounter any mysterious disappearance of matches in your Takedown installation, please let us know at support@levelchanger.com.

Archive: In-Season Tips

Link: https://mailchi.mp/levelchanger/inseasontip2

Archive: Pre-Season Checklists

Should be complete by now. If not, here:

Link: https://mailchi.mp/levelchanger/preseasonprep7



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Differences Between Posting to Takedown LIVE and Twitter

Differences Between Posting to Takedown LIVE and Twitter

There are differences between posting live scoring to social media and Takedown LIVE.  Here's what publishers and fans need to know. Our recommendation: use them both.



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iPad Units for Sale

We have a substantial number of iPad Mini 2 units for sale.  All of these units would be graded A or B with no screen scratches or case dents.  If interested in purchasing any of these units, click on the form below to send us a message.

Send a message regarding Mini 2 units for sale.



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Takedown Helps Athlete Get College Scholarship

Takedown Helps Athlete Get College Scholarship

Getting a look from college coaches can be a challenge. Takedown helped one athlete get a scholarship.



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