It was a long day. The Portage crew did a great job, 580 is a big number. The long day was no reflection on how the tournament was run, just allot of wrestlers!
As far as the refs, I couldn't agree more. Is it going to take someone getting seriously hurt to get paid officials? There's been allot of liability talk on the board about wrestling up in age, what about unlicensed officials? I saw some scary stuff as well. As a matter of fact, watching the duel last night between Mich. and Mich St. the refs were more careful with the college guys as far as potentially dangerous situations. I watched some video last night of a particular situation, it looked even worse than it did live and to see the "ref" standing over the kids and doing nothing, VERY BAD SITUATION.