Lets not go down this road...
I think everyone can agree that if this tournament does become well respected and generally viewed as determining the state champion that is only going to help the sport. Joe, as an ambassador of sorts, I think it would do a lot to help this tournament if you were fully behind it the way you are with class wrestling. Whether people like you or not does not change the fact that you have created this site/forum and your opinion and influences carry a lot of weight.
Maybe it is the fact that now when the IHSWCA goes into a meeting with the IHSAA and asks for them to sponsor a dual team state they will simply say "don't you already have one?" So that means it will be quite a task to ever get an IHSAA sponsored event again.
The other issue I have is that as coaches we are "eating our own" in order to put on this event. We are taking away from already established events in order to put this on. Luckily there are only a few events that day this year, but in the future we may not be as lucky. If we have to have it around the same time as the Al Smith/Connersville/North Montgomery we are really going to hinder those events in not only attendance of teams, but also in money generated from the fans.
Another thing that I am not a big fan of is how the better teams in the state get to get extra matches against other top teams for "free" during the regular season. It does not help the middle of the pack or lower tier teams and actually helps separate the top teams from everyone else even more.
I personally feel that the IHSWCA's energy should be spent on making the organization stronger by increased membership and rebuilding the bridge with the IHSAA.