Started by Aquinaswrestling, March 01, 2023, 02:56:48 PM
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Quote from: hasbeen on March 03, 2023, 08:50:13 AMGo to 13 weights and make it 16 qualifiers in all 3 divisions, but I would flip the number of schools per division and instead of 128-D1, 104-D2 and 105-D3 go with 105-D1, 112-D2 and 120-D3.
Quote from: tex on March 06, 2023, 08:21:28 PMAnother thing to think about here is small schools being able to fill 14 weight classes with 150-300 kids in the entire high school. I believe the original poster coaches at a private d 3 school that pulls kids from a huge district as well as across the border. I wonder how many of those kids are home grown and brought up in their youth program. We are starting to see the privates that can recuit become more and more prevalent in wrestling. Look what they have done to bb and football. True small schools and their kids have very little chance of competing for team state titles and i fear that is coming in wrestling. I wonder what the population of lacrosse is compared to say Lomira or Glenwood City or Blair Taylor. Simply not a fair fight. Not blaming these coaches or programs just stating the facts. With the way it is trending little value is placed into building a program and there is alot of value in getting high school kids to transfer. With that being said for small schools that grow their own it is very difficult to fill 14 weights with quality wrestlers from top to bottom. Bigger schools and privates that are located in large cities have a distinct advantage. Interested to hear others thoughts on this.
Quote from: tex on March 12, 2023, 08:54:03 PMI noticed today the number of privates at state in smaller divisions for basketball. Still waiting for answer on aquanis number of kids that are home grown. Interested to hear from someone that actually knows.
Quote from: WFactory19 on March 13, 2023, 08:56:52 AMA lot of good arguments for 13 or 14 weight classes. However, based on the previous numbers provided earlier filling the lower weights are an issue. Why not find a solution for that? I think allowing 8th graders an opportunity to wrestle high school is a way to fill those weight classes. Likewise, this would also continue making the sport more competitive with there being many 8th graders ready for high school success. Other states do this currently and it seems to working just fine for them.