Referees in the tournament in High School Wrestling Posted February 25 1 hour ago, Y2CJ41 said: I think there should also be a way for coaches to only vote for officials they have seen within the past 3 years. 1 hour ago, Y2CJ41 said: Tyrone Wilson used to have a sticker with his picture on it that he'd put in the book when he was starting out. It is a great idea for the newer or lesser known refs. Tyrone is a smart dude. I worked with him after my first full year of officiating and he helped me with my mechanics and help me mentally slow down matches. He could have let me know about his trick for getting recognized. I like the idea of only voting based off the previous 3 years. IHSAA should be able to keep that data in myihsaa and blackout schools you haven't seen based off of your reported schedule. Not sure how much work it would be to set that up, but it is something I'd think their systems people could work out. It would also reward the officials who are more active as they would be able to get more votes from seeing more schools over that 3 year period and wouldn't have a dramatic impact if the took a lighter schedule during one of those three years (like only being able to vote for who you saw during that year). Advancing the best refs from the sectionals is an interesting take as well. I'm not sure exactly how that would play out, but it seems like a system that could be worked out potentially so long as you evenly distribute your officiating talent throughout sectionals (which I know they try to do now, but it would be higher stakes if you had 3 or 4 pretty good officials in one sectional).