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  1. grappler-of-old

    Region 1 preseason

    This must be where we differ. I believe in resting and getting healthy right before state.
  2. grappler-of-old

    Missouri Austin Myers

    Good with a clear mind and healthy body Austin should do just fine.
  3. grappler-of-old

    Region 1 preseason

    I'm just giving my unwanted opinion.
  4. grappler-of-old

    Missouri Austin Myers

    Not sure how to ask this without it sounding like a knock (Which it is not). So Austin will get 6 years of college wrestling? Is this something that occurs often? I really have no idea how these things work in college.
  5. grappler-of-old

    Region 1 preseason

    How would KHSAA benefit? Unless they have it at the end of the year like they do the individual state (like Ohio) then all that does is take away a weekend or two from all the schools except the 16 who are in the state duals. Plus I personally think the coaches association does an excellent job hosting the event. Maybe it is just me, but i find the team championship both at the state duals and the individual tournament to not be a big deal. I was part of a state team title (ind. and dual) and found it anticlimactic. I was much more excited about the individuals who placed and won titles more so than the team title. Maybe its because there was no dual state tourney when I wrestled in the stone age. It seems to me over the years that I have been in wrestling that the small schools find the state dual title more important than the big schools.
  6. grappler-of-old

    Region 1 preseason

    I would be in favor of a kind of compromise. Allow the small school champion to compete in large school the next year if they want. I know that would only allow a team like Union to compete in the large school every other year but I would be a fan of that. Rules would have to change however, for that to happen.
  7. grappler-of-old

    Region 1 preseason

    I know early on when Conner had a good team they choose not to attend the state duals because they did not want to miss another tournament they were in. It's the same reason some teams do not attend the region qualifier for state duals.
  8. grappler-of-old

    Region 1 preseason

    Union can and does, they can and do schedule tougher school or tourneys throughout the year. Union can choose to not attend the state duals if they want. Same as that they can't move to another region if they were in a weak region. Ultimately the state duals tournament is just another tournament, it has no bearing on the actual state title.
  9. grappler-of-old

    Region 1 preseason

    I really wish I could understand your thought process on this. Allowing those teams to compete might take out some of the big schools which would have qualified anyway. Therefore negating the whole reason for the division split in the 1st place. If you want to get rid of the split I am OK with that. You do realize that the large school is in a "no win" situation. If they win then they just beat up a small school, if they loose then they just lost to a small school. A large school can gain nothing from it except the possible let down of not winning against the small school. Then they lose the celebration of winning there division. If the small school loses then nothing lost because they were not suppose to win. Rules are rules you can't just change them because you want to. And just to make things clear I am now associated with a small school.
  10. grappler-of-old

    Region 1 preseason

    This would just muddy the water. Lets go the other directions. Why not allow weaker large schools go down to the small school division so they can compete? People just want to see the anomaly of a small school being the top dog. If the roles were reversed and Johnson Central had been the dominant team for several years no one would be complaining about the champions not wrestling.
  11. grappler-of-old

    Region 1 preseason

    I personally don't understand the competition angle in dual tourneys. Wrestling is not like team sports where you compete your team against another. Wresting is an individual sport where your individuals gather points for the team. There is a possibility to not see one good match between two teams because they either don't match up or they bump them around. But I am also not a fan of dual tourneys. I want to see the individuals not the team with bumping and not trying to get pinned and the such. And if you wrestled Larue in the past then you would get forfeits at when the dual winner was determined. I watched Larue forfeit the last 3 wt. classes 3 matches in a row because they had already won the dual. Where is the competition in that?
  12. grappler-of-old

    Region 1 preseason

    Most fans pay to see their kids and their team wrestle there are very few there to just see wrestling with no dog in the fight. Remember this is not a KHSAA sanctioned event. This is a coaches association event. If the coaches want to make the tournament to where the two champions wrestle all they have to do is change the rules. Remember when this was 1st developed Union was not the top dog it was Woodford/Campbell/Trinity,Ryle,and St. X.. The small schools wanted their own division because they were tired of being beat up by the large school. The coaches wanted separate titles, if they want a single title then they need to change the rule. This is kind of like saying Brock Ervin should have wrestled the champion of an upper wt. class because there was no competition at his weight.
  13. grappler-of-old

    Region 1 preseason

    I don't really follow the state duals so who supposedly ran from Who? I don't know who won small and large school. If you say Union, then that is a laugh. They have nothing to prove at state duals it ultimately means nothing since it is not the official state title.
  14. grappler-of-old

    Region 1 preseason

    Why? They are a small school. Small school and large school are determined by number of students at your school, not how good of a team you are. you don't see Graham in Ohio going from Division II to Division I. So NO I don't think it should be mandatory that the large and small school winners wrestle for the overall title.
  15. grappler-of-old

    Region 1 preseason

    If you want to combine the divisions for an overall while keeping the divisions then set the tournament up as a single elimination tourney. The winners of the small bracket wrestle the winner of the big bracket for the title. The semifinalist losers wrestle for 3rd and 4th. (The small school runners up and large school runners up) You won't be able to complete the tourney in one day.