As a coach, I do not get it at all. Your are competing in the IHSAA Tournament with a chance to take your team to State.......and make everyone in that school, including the administration, teachers, and students, finally realize wrestling is a sport. And an awesome one at that. These decisions to not wrestle your athletes or even try to get your team out of the tourney before you even have the match, are beyond my comprehension.
I am trying to think of some of the excuses for this:
"I don't want my athletes to get hurt before the Individual Tournament is completed"
"I don't think we should travel because it's a waste of time, we are going to lose to our opponent"
"I don't want other coaches getting another chance to scout my individuals for the tourney"
We are a small sport and need to keep all of the excitement in it alive.