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  1. Which i assume is rare in an event that a weight class would have more than 16 wrestlers? There are plenty of options here. First off, there should be some realignment this year and we can keep every sectional to 9 or 10 teams we should be fine. If distributed evenly we would have 9.6 teams per sectional. It would be EXTREMELY rare that 7 or more teams would submit an extra wrestler at a weight. If that case would arise there are plenty of options such as first teams to submit their roster gets the "spot" or something as simple as a random draw as to who has to submit at a different weight. Based off last year's forfeits you would have the possibility in 119 of 448 weights. If this would have the awesome affect of growing the number of participants we would need to look into a two day sectional tournament or some sort of different alignment or qualification system to enter the tournament. Next question what about the process on replacements after seeding meeting? If a seeded kid drops out everyone moves up a spot. The wrestler is seeded, not the team. And finally would it be fill 14 with 2 extra or just enter a lineup of 16 with no more than 2 in a weight class for example could you fill 8 with 1 and 4 with 2 having 2 empty weight classes? 16 entries with no more than 2 per weight, so technically you could enter 8 weight classes with 2 kids.
  2. Going 2 and out in the tournament is much better than not even getting a chance to participate. How many 2 or 3's at track sectional don't make the final heat? If they are losing to backups that means they are already on the fridge of not qualifying for regional or semi-state. If the backup could make the varsity at another weight they would likely be there. They definitely don't want to be a #2 or #3 going into semi-state hoping for a good draw. I guess I didn't see too many people quitting after Al Smith last year when a backup was 5th. I didn't know losing to a Carroll JV kid caused that many kids to quit the sport. I guess I'll tell them to stop winning matches because they are a detriment to the sport. You basically are calling it the worst thing you have seen by saying that. Go ask Thomas Pompei or Steven Bradley how having multiple entries helps their programs. Maybe I'll just talk to them about it to show you how beneficial it is.
  3. Congratulations to Caden Friedt from Bellmont for signing with Wabash. He is projected to wrestle 184. View full signing
  4. Congratulations to Excell Brooks from Lawrence North for signing with Marian. He is projected to wrestle 197. View full signing
  5. The main thing I'm looking a with a 16/14 or 15/13 rule would be participation and more specifically retention of athletes. If I had a $1 for every kid that retired early due to seeing the writing on the wall that they wouldn't be varsity I would be rich. Kids aren't going to put in the work to be JV as a junior and senior and I honestly don't blame them. At the small schools this would help with the JV kids that are stuck in the middle especially when they have small number anyway. There is a forfeit problem, but the problem isn't the weight classes it's a participation problem. We need to get kids out for the sport and keep them out at the same time. Giving them an opportunity to wrestle in the state series is a healthy carrot to stick in front of them to keep them working hard and in the sport.
  6. Subscribe on itunes | Subscribe on Google Play Music Jake O'Neill of the IHSWCA joins us as we talk about the upcoming possible rule changes mainly the weight class changes.
  7. Subscribe on itunes | Subscribe on Google Play Music Jake O'Neill of the IHSWCA joins us as we talk about the upcoming possible rule changes mainly the weight class changes. View full article
  8. Here is the video, got some good information out of talking with Jake,
  9. We are having a special Gorilla Radio tonight with IHSWCA president Jake O'Neill talking about the NFHS rule change proposals. Find us on YouTube or Facebook around 8:30pm
  10. It will help with participation and more importantly retention of athletes from year to year or even during the season if they have that carrot dangling there that they don't have to be "the man" to wrestle at sectional. If we increase participation/retention we will reduce forfeits.
  11. You would limit it to 16 entries in the 14 weights or 15 entries/13 weights whatever the weight classes are. The biggest obstacle facing the #2 guy will be seeding and placement in the bracket since they likely won't have the matches against sectional opponents and such.
  12. Congratulations to Noah Baker from Perry Meridian for signing with Marian. He is projected to wrestle 157. View full signing
  13. The good programs will continue to be good, don't fool yourself into thinking this is going to change anything in this regard. If we would go to 13 weights the strong programs will likely be stronger. This will help the smaller schools with retaining their athletes more than anything. Right now forfeits are a direct result of a lack of participation. If we up the participation we will likely reduce forfeits. At the schools that are struggling with numbers this will keep kids out that aren't #1 and give more kids a positive experience. Maybe giving that freshman 126 one of the extra spots will keep him out and in a year or two he's the starter at a weight you need. Again, all a net positive for the sport and the kids that experience the sport.
  14. Congratulations to Jake Lone from NorthWood for signing with Indianapolis. He is projected to wrestle 184. View full signing
  15. Significantly? Not sure what you would consider significantly. We cannot make a rule that is a magic potion that will make coaches that aren't good at recruiting athletes become good at it. Coaches still need to work the hallways and promote the sport within the school. Even with the 15/13 rule we would still have forfeits, but we'd get more participation at the sectional level. On top of that if a team didn't have a weight class filled they could put in a backup from another weight class. So for instance your team doesn't have a 106 or 113, you could then put your backup at 132, 160, 195, and 285...or whatever you want. This would help keep kids out for the team that are "varsity or bust" and help reduce weight cutting like in the above scenario the 126lber trying to cut to 113 for the team.
  16. Here is how rules are changed at the NFHS https://www.nfhs.org/sports-resource-content/rules-writing-process-video/ Here is a link to the wrestling rules committee https://members.nfhs.org/committees?utf8=✓&group_id=18
  17. Congratulations to Vince Sparrow from Penn for signing with Cumberlands(KY). He is projected to wrestle 133, 141. View full signing
  18. Vince Sparrow
  19. Congratulations to MaCartney Parkinson from Evansville Mater Dei for signing with Purdue. He is projected to wrestle 174. View full signing
  20. Additional Indiana information. If we combine 106 and 113 we would have 157 athletes without a varsity position at sectional. That would be to "save" 154 forfeits. If we combine 182 and 195 we would have 203 athletes without a varsity position at sectional. That would "save" 107 forfeits. Ohio Information If we combine 106 and 113 we would have 274 athletes without a varsity position at sectional. That would be to "save" 311 forfeits. If we combine 182 and 195 we would have 311 athletes without a varsity position at sectional. That would "save" 270 forfeits. Again, in both cases there seems to be no real reason to cut ANY weights for the sake of forfeits.
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