Our sectional tonight used the criteria, "Most head to head wins in the sectional weight class" as the first criteria. There were several instances where 'Wrestler A' beat 'Wrestler B', but 'Wrestler B' had more head to head wins against the rest of the field and was given the higher seed.
For example, Jeff Dunasky Jr. of Guerin Catholic (25-2) beat Cooper Mansfield(27-7?) last week. Was winning 21-4 before getting the fall in the 2nd period. However, Dunasky only had 3 wins against sectional opponents entered at 145lb. Cooper Mansfield had 4 wins against the field. Mansfield was given the 1 seed, Dunasky the 2 seed.
All coaches in the seeding meeting agreed that this was a dumb way to interpret the criteria, but the host site AD, and host site tournament director were adamant they talked to Robert Faulkens and this was the correct interpretation of the criteria and used it for every weight class.
I guess my questions are, has anyone else heard of this interpretation? Does anyone else actually follow this interpretation of the criteria?
The other head scratchers were state qualifier Jared Brown of Pendleton Heights getting a 2 seed behind a kid he beat head to head and had a better record than.
Noblesville's DeWayne Simpson was 28-3 I believe and had beat the 1 seed head to head, but was given the 2 seed as well.