The following is the actual DATA that the NFHS did NOT divulge to the state governing bodiers across the country before they voted on the weight change and by the way the DAT clearly indicates that the old weights are better for the SPORT and the kids participating
This post http://www.mdwrestling.net/forum/viewto
... =2&t=25946 has a link to the actual 2011 NWCA weight class data. Even though the NFHS claims that the new weight classes were chosen to have an even distribution of wrestlers in each weight class, the data shows that this is not at all the case. In fact, there is a more even distribution of wrestlers in the old weight classes than in the new ones! States voted on the new weight classes based on the NFHS description of them as having an equal number of wrestlers in each one. This is so far from the truth that it is astonishing. Either we were lied to or the NFHS wrestling committee is incredibly incompetent and can't understand basic math. Look at this summary information:
Percentage Breakdown of wrestlers across the old and new weight classes when using minimum wrestling weights (Males)
Hit link for actual DATAhttp://www.mdwrestling.net/forum/viewto
The rationale that the NFHS has provided over and over as being the basis for the "option B" weight classes, which are the ones that were chosen (i.e., each weight class was created to have approximately 7.14% of the wrestlers) is bogus.On top of our having been misled, the data confirms what many coaches have known all along based on experience and instinct: the new weight classes are truly horrendous. The top four classes have only a total of 13.71% of wrestlers spread out over all four of them. Meanwhile, classes 132, 138, and 145 all have more than 10% of wresters in them. Also, there were 5.85% of wrestlers in 103, which is a higher percentage of wrestlers than are an any one of the top four new classes, and they still raised the lowest weight class to 106.
The states that voted for this change cast their vote based on the description of these classes as having about 7.14% of wrestlers in each class, but that is simply untrue. The process had no integrity; the new classes were railroaded through under false pretenses. We should lobby our state associations to a) demand that the NFHS investigate how this screw up was able to occur, and b) refrain from adopting the new classes until the investigation is complete.
Link for State Detailshttp://www.scribd.com/doc/64005673/NWCA
Hit link below to support changing backhttps://spreadsheets.google.com/spreads