Couple year's ago I brought up the idea of combining the Sectional and Regional Tourney into one tournament.
I don't have the numbers in front of me, so don't nail me to exact details.....
We have one of the largest regionals (most number of teams) and I'm thinking it's like 24ish teams.
You'd have to have a round of 32 in theory....most weights have more than 8 ffts if you combine sectionals. That would be a quick round.
Seed top 12
Friday night: Rat tail matches (I believe the number was around 10 matches total). Then have the round of 16 right after. If you lose any of those, you're done.
Saturday morning run an 8 man tourney with wrestlebacks.
When I looked at it I thought it would help with the ref shortage and make the state more money with less work. It would also shorten the season a week, which might get us in the conversation of semi state wrestle backs down the road.