The newest reclassification proposal working through the WHSAA process is to move from 3 classes in wrestling to 4.
Taking wrestling from 3 classes to 4....... I wondered what it would do to the numbers on the Brackets for the State Tourney. Here are the facts! I took the information from this years regional entries and plugged them into the new system. You make your own call.
5A (The Largest 10 schools) would fill a 16 man Bracket in 5 weights. The full weights would be 113,126,132,138,& 145. The smallest weight would be 170 with 11 wrestlers.
4A (The Next 9 schools) would fill 1, 16 man bracket. It would be 138. 195 would have 8 wrestlers & 285 would have 10.
3A (The next 12 schools) would fill 1 weight and that would be 138. 285 would have 7 wrestlers, 113 & 195 would have 9 wrestlers, 152 & 170 would have 11.
2A/1A (All Remaining Schools) Would actually fill 4 weights (126,132,138, 145) as they have a lot more schools to draw from and you can enter 2 kids per weight. And Actually would have the largest weight class @ 132 with 20 entries. But, the numbers are not good still. They would have 8 wrestlers @ 195, 9 @ 285 & 170, 10 @ 113, & 11 @ 120.
I also find it interesting that the middle weights are the fullest and we took weights out of that area and added up top where the numbers are the thinnest. I am going to pass this along my AD. I will give hard numbers to all of the wrestling coaches at the State tourney meeting.
The 5 classes are set up on hard numbers. Enrollment from 800 & up are 5A. 799-400 are 4A, etc.... . What do you think??????
Star Valley High