Ok...Class Wrestling in Indiana...Boy I sure am glad someone opened up a new and previously unthought of topic here!
Year in and Year out we watch smaller schools walk out onto the mats and literally pound the day lights out of schools with 3 or 4 times the enrollment. So the number of bodies in the halls is NOT the measuring stick.
Case in point...In Southern Indiana we have far fewer "Large Schools" than in Central and Northern Indiana. It's just a matter of demographics. In the Evansville area for instance there are only 2 Class 5-A schools where the football play offs are concerned. Both of these schools are at the very small end of the 5-A scale as far as enrollments go.
BUT - there are a ton of 3-A and 4-A sized schools as well as a fair number of 2-A schools in the surrounding area.
Each wrestling season these schools meet up and wrestle. It is amazing to see a 2-A or 3-A school show up to a meet with more kids at weigh ins than a 5-A school has on it's entire roster. So this begs the question:
How would a Class system work? Would it be based on school enrollment? That is obviously not an accurate or fair way of making this division since the enrollment of a school is obviously not an indicator as to how many wrestlers reside within it's walls. Keep in mind the dominance of the team state competition by a 3-A school for all these years. Not to mention the numbers of wrestlers from small and mid-sized schools at Individual Tourney.
Would it be based on the number of kids in the wrestling room? Well that's just impossible to manage year in and year out and would be far to easy to manipulate.
From what I can see, it's not about the over all numbers in the program (although it obviously helps to have a good crop!) but the character and commitment of those kids, the coaches, and support systems who make up the program!
I used to have a coach that made his point very clear as often as possible..."I don't care if I only have one kid left in my room the day of the first meet...That kid will be READY to work and hungry to win!". And he MEANT IT!