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AAA State Regional Breakdown

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State Champions by region:

 

R1- 3

R2- 0

R3- 0

R4- 4

R5- 0

R6- 4

R7- 1

R8- 2

 

Total medalists by region:

 

R1-14

R2- 1

R3- 3

R4- 16

R5- 11

R6- 18

R7- 11

R8- 10

 

Regions 4 and 6 tie for state champs.. for what it’s worth all 4 R4 champs were from Cleveland. 

Region 6 wins the most overall medals with 18. 

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8 hours ago, Bump11 said:

State Champions by region:

 

R1- 3

R2- 0

R3- 0

R4- 4

R5- 0

R6- 4

R7- 1

R8- 2

 

Total medalists by region:

 

R1-14

R2- 1

R3- 3

R4- 16

R5- 11

R6- 18

R7- 11

R8- 10

 

Regions 4 and 6 tie for state champs.. for what it’s worth all 4 R4 champs were from Cleveland. 

Region 6 wins the most overall medals with 18. 

Region 6 has the most medalist for second year in row. 

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Here is something that could bee done. I know all AAA coaches are not happy with the condition of the regions. After some research, looking at a state map, and using common sense here is what the regions could look like.

 

My thought behind how I split it up:

There are 93 teams in AAA across the state, and geographically they may be split evenly between the state, but not by numbers. 8 teams in region 4, but 17 in region 7?? At the min. split the regions evenly. At 93 teams that would mean 5 regions would have 12 and 3 would have 11. It wouldn't be that hard to split up differently for individuals. If split evenly and then also paying attention to geographic location second the regions would look like (underlined schools would be added teams or moved teams.

Region 1:

1. Cocke Co. High School (Newport, TN)

2. Daniel Boone High School (Gray, TN)

3. David Crockett High School (Jonesborough, TN)

4. Dobyns Bennett High School (Kingsport, TN)

5. Jefferson Co. High School (Dandridge, TN)

6. Morristown-Hamblen High School East (Morristown, TN)

7. Morristown-Hamblen High School West (Morristown, TN)

8. Science Hill High School (Johnson City, TN)

9. Tennessee High School (Bristol, TN)

10. Volunteer High School (Church Hill, TN)

11. Sevier Co. High School (Sevierville, TN)

 

Region 2:

1. Anderson Co. High School (Clinton, TN)

2. Clinton High School (Clinton, TN)

3. Karns High School (Knoxville, TN)

4. Knoxville Central High School (Knoxville, TN)

5. Knoxville Halls High School (Knoxville, TN)

6. Powell High School (Powell, TN)

7. Gibbs High School (Corryton, TN)    (They won't be small school much longer with new middle school built)

8. South Doyle High School (Knoxville, TN)

9. Bearden High School (Knoxville, TN)

10. Farragut High School (Knoxville, TN)

11. Hardin Valley Academy (Knoxville, TN)

 

Region 3:

1. Heritage High School (Maryville, TN)

2. Lenoir City High School (Lenoir City, TN)

3. Maryville High School (Maryville, TN)

4. Stone Memorial High School (Crossville, TN)

5. William Blount High School (Maryville, TN)

6. Rhea County High School (Evensville, TN)

7. Soddy-Daisy High School (Soddy-Daisy, TN)

8. Seymour High School (Seymour, TN)

9. White Co. High School (Sparta, TN)

10. McMinn Co. High School (Athens, TN)

11. Cookeville High School (Cookeville, TN)

 

Region 4: 

1.  Bradley Central High School (Cleveland, TN)

2. Cleveland High School (Cleveland, TN)

3. East Hamilton High School (Ooltewah, TN)

4. Ooltewah High School (Ooltewah, TN)

5. Walker Valley High School (Cleveland, TN)

6. Tullahoma High School (Tullahoma, TN)

7. Warren Co. High School (McMinnville, TN)

8. Coffee Co. Central High School (Manchester, TN)

9. Franklin Co. High School (Winchester, TN)

10.  Oakland High School (Murfreesboro, TN)

11. Riverdale High School (Murfreesboro, TN)

12. Shelbyville Central High School (Shelbyville, TN)

 

Region 5:

1. Blackman High School (Murfreesboro, TN)

2. Columbia Central High School (Columbia, TN)

3. LaVergne High School (Lavergne, TN)

4. Lawrence Co. High School (Lawrenceburg, TN)

5. Siegel High School (Murfreesboro, TN)

6. Smyrna High School (Smyrna, TN)

7. Stewarts Creek High School (Smyrna, TN)

8. Spring Hill High School (Columbia, TN)

9. Antioch High School (Antioch, TN)

10. Cane Ridge High School (Antioch, TN)

11. Page High School (Franklin, TN)

12. Summit High School (Spring Hill, TN)

 

Region 6:

1. Beech Senior High School (Hendersonville, TN)

2. Clarksville High School (Clarksville, TN)

3. Hendersonville High School (Hendersonville, TN)

3. Kenwood High School (Clarksville, TN)

4. Lebanon High School (Lebanon, TN)

5. Montgomery Central High School (Cunningham, TN)

6. Mt. Juliet High School (Mt. Juliet, TN)

7. Northeast High School (Clarksville, TN)

8. Northwest High School (Clarksville, TN)

9. Rossview High School (Clarksville, TN)

10. Springfield High School (Springfield, TN)

11. West Creek High School (Clarksville, TN)

12. Wilson Central High School (Lebanon, TN)

 

Region 7:

1. Brentwood High School (Brentwood, TN)

2. Centennial High School (Franklin, TN)

3. Dickson Co. High School (Dickson, TN)

4. Franklin High School (Franklin, TN)

5. Glencliff High School (Nashville, TN)

6. Hillsboro High School (Nashville, TN)

7. Hillwood High School (Nashville, TN)

8. Hunters Lane High School (Nashville, TN)

9. Independence High School (Thompson's Station, TN)

10. John Overton High School (Nashville, TN)

11. McGavock High School (Nashville, TN)

12. Ravenwood High School (Brentwood, TN)

 

Region 8:

1.  Arlington High School (Arlington, TN)

2. Bartlett High School (Bartlett, TN)

3. Bolton High School (Arlington, TN)

4. Brighton High School (Brighton, TN)

5. Collierville High School (Collierville, TN)

6. Cordova High School (Cordova, TN)

7. Germantown High School (Germantown, TN)

8. Houston High School (Germantown, TN)

9. Kingsbury High School (Memphis, TN)

10. Munford High School (Munford, TN)

11. Southwind High School (Memphis, TN)

12. White Station High School (Memphis, TN)

 

Breaking it up like this would make some good match ups. State has lost its lust. Kids say oh yea I made it to state no big deal. Let's make state something that has to be worked for to obtain. Making it to state is like putting you passed kindergarten on your resume. Just think, when AAA and A/AA were combined there were 149ish team in the running for the state tournament across the state. Basically 1 in every 5 kids made it. So, then take out the 55 A/AA teams, now you are at 94 teams/kids, competing for the same 32 spots. Now, 1 in every 3 kids are now competing for that spot. There is your water down. I am not saying combine the divisions again because I think different divisions is what will grow the sport. However, adding in sub state, and making it a 16 man bracket at state will make it so 1 in every 6 kids make it to state. Same amount of "trophies" given, but now it will make the wrestlers fight for something. I can guarantee the consolation-semi matches at sub state will be something great matches!

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Super happy to see that Region 8 had ten placers to go along with 2 state champs.  I think it was in '14 they had zero placers and in '15 that they had one.  So they are trending up!  Hopefully that will continue in the coming years.  Certainly Collierville is on the upswing so that bodes well for the region.  Would like to see Bartlett and Houston step up as well.  

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44 minutes ago, whoAMi01 said:

Here is something that could bee done. I know all AAA coaches are not happy with the condition of the regions. After some research, looking at a state map, and using common sense here is what the regions could look like.

 

My thought behind how I split it up:

There are 93 teams in AAA across the state, and geographically they may be split evenly between the state, but not by numbers. 8 teams in region 4, but 17 in region 7?? At the min. split the regions evenly. At 93 teams that would mean 5 regions would have 12 and 3 would have 11. It wouldn't be that hard to split up differently for individuals. If split evenly and then also paying attention to geographic location second the regions would look like (underlined schools would be added teams or moved teams.

Region 1:

1. Cocke Co. High School (Newport, TN)

2. Daniel Boone High School (Gray, TN)

3. David Crockett High School (Jonesborough, TN)

4. Dobyns Bennett High School (Kingsport, TN)

5. Jefferson Co. High School (Dandridge, TN)

6. Morristown-Hamblen High School East (Morristown, TN)

7. Morristown-Hamblen High School West (Morristown, TN)

8. Science Hill High School (Johnson City, TN)

9. Tennessee High School (Bristol, TN)

10. Volunteer High School (Church Hill, TN)

11. Sevier Co. High School (Sevierville, TN)

 

Region 2:

1. Anderson Co. High School (Clinton, TN)

2. Clinton High School (Clinton, TN)

3. Karns High School (Knoxville, TN)

4. Knoxville Central High School (Knoxville, TN)

5. Knoxville Halls High School (Knoxville, TN)

6. Powell High School (Powell, TN)

7. Gibbs High School (Corryton, TN)    (They won't be small school much longer with new middle school built)

8. South Doyle High School (Knoxville, TN)

9. Bearden High School (Knoxville, TN)

10. Farragut High School (Knoxville, TN)

11. Hardin Valley Academy (Knoxville, TN)

 

Region 3:

1. Heritage High School (Maryville, TN)

2. Lenoir City High School (Lenoir City, TN)

3. Maryville High School (Maryville, TN)

4. Stone Memorial High School (Crossville, TN)

5. William Blount High School (Maryville, TN)

6. Rhea County High School (Evensville, TN)

7. Soddy-Daisy High School (Soddy-Daisy, TN)

8. Seymour High School (Seymour, TN)

9. White Co. High School (Sparta, TN)

10. McMinn Co. High School (Athens, TN)

11. Cookeville High School (Cookeville, TN)

 

Region 4: 

1.  Bradley Central High School (Cleveland, TN)

2. Cleveland High School (Cleveland, TN)

3. East Hamilton High School (Ooltewah, TN)

4. Ooltewah High School (Ooltewah, TN)

5. Walker Valley High School (Cleveland, TN)

6. Tullahoma High School (Tullahoma, TN)

7. Warren Co. High School (McMinnville, TN)

8. Coffee Co. Central High School (Manchester, TN)

9. Franklin Co. High School (Winchester, TN)

10.  Oakland High School (Murfreesboro, TN)

11. Riverdale High School (Murfreesboro, TN)

12. Shelbyville Central High School (Shelbyville, TN)

 

Region 5:

1. Blackman High School (Murfreesboro, TN)

2. Columbia Central High School (Columbia, TN)

3. LaVergne High School (Lavergne, TN)

4. Lawrence Co. High School (Lawrenceburg, TN)

5. Siegel High School (Murfreesboro, TN)

6. Smyrna High School (Smyrna, TN)

7. Stewarts Creek High School (Smyrna, TN)

8. Spring Hill High School (Columbia, TN)

9. Antioch High School (Antioch, TN)

10. Cane Ridge High School (Antioch, TN)

11. Page High School (Franklin, TN)

12. Summit High School (Spring Hill, TN)

 

Region 6:

1. Beech Senior High School (Hendersonville, TN)

2. Clarksville High School (Clarksville, TN)

3. Hendersonville High School (Hendersonville, TN)

3. Kenwood High School (Clarksville, TN)

4. Lebanon High School (Lebanon, TN)

5. Montgomery Central High School (Cunningham, TN)

6. Mt. Juliet High School (Mt. Juliet, TN)

7. Northeast High School (Clarksville, TN)

8. Northwest High School (Clarksville, TN)

9. Rossview High School (Clarksville, TN)

10. Springfield High School (Springfield, TN)

11. West Creek High School (Clarksville, TN)

12. Wilson Central High School (Lebanon, TN)

 

Region 7:

1. Brentwood High School (Brentwood, TN)

2. Centennial High School (Franklin, TN)

3. Dickson Co. High School (Dickson, TN)

4. Franklin High School (Franklin, TN)

5. Glencliff High School (Nashville, TN)

6. Hillsboro High School (Nashville, TN)

7. Hillwood High School (Nashville, TN)

8. Hunters Lane High School (Nashville, TN)

9. Independence High School (Thompson's Station, TN)

10. John Overton High School (Nashville, TN)

11. McGavock High School (Nashville, TN)

12. Ravenwood High School (Brentwood, TN)

 

Region 8:

1.  Arlington High School (Arlington, TN)

2. Bartlett High School (Bartlett, TN)

3. Bolton High School (Arlington, TN)

4. Brighton High School (Brighton, TN)

5. Collierville High School (Collierville, TN)

6. Cordova High School (Cordova, TN)

7. Germantown High School (Germantown, TN)

8. Houston High School (Germantown, TN)

9. Kingsbury High School (Memphis, TN)

10. Munford High School (Munford, TN)

11. Southwind High School (Memphis, TN)

12. White Station High School (Memphis, TN)

 

Breaking it up like this would make some good match ups. State has lost its lust. Kids say oh yea I made it to state no big deal. Let's make state something that has to be worked for to obtain. Making it to state is like putting you passed kindergarten on your resume. Just think, when AAA and A/AA were combined there were 149ish team in the running for the state tournament across the state. Basically 1 in every 5 kids made it. So, then take out the 55 A/AA teams, now you are at 94 teams/kids, competing for the same 32 spots. Now, 1 in every 3 kids are now competing for that spot. There is your water down. I am not saying combine the divisions again because I think different divisions is what will grow the sport. However, adding in sub state, and making it a 16 man bracket at state will make it so 1 in every 6 kids make it to state. Same amount of "trophies" given, but now it will make the wrestlers fight for something. I can guarantee the consolation-semi matches at sub state will be something great matches!

Some of these are geographically ridiculous. Its two and a half hours from Cleveland to Shelbyville. Its over an hour from Summit to Lawrence Co. I get what you're wanting to do from a matchup standpoint but the regions, with the exception of some schools like Wilson Central for example, are pretty geographically close.

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I would realign the regions like this:

Region 1

Cocke Co. High School (Newport, TN)
Daniel Boone High School (Gray, TN)
David Crockett High School (Jonesborough, TN)
Dobyns Bennett High School (Kingsport, TN)
Jefferson Co. High School (Dandridge, TN)
Morristown-Hamblen High School East (Morristown, TN)
Morristown-Hamblen High School West (Morristown, TN)
Science Hill High School (Johnson City, TN)
Sevier Co. High School (Sevierville, TN)
Tennessee High School (Bristol, TN)

Volunteer High School (Church Hill, TN)

 

Region 2

Anderson Co. High School (Clinton, TN)
Clinton High School (Clinton, TN)
Karns High School (Knoxville, TN)
Knoxville Halls High School (Knoxville, TN)
Powell High School (Powell, TN)
Seymour High School (Seymour, TN)
South-Doyle High School (Knoxville, TN)
Bearden High School (Knoxville, TN)
Farragut High School (Knoxville, TN)
Hardin Valley Academy (Knoxville, TN)
Heritage High School (Maryville, TN)
Knoxville Catholic High School (Knoxville, TN)
Maryville High School (Maryville, TN)
Stone Memorial High School (Crossville, TN)

William Blount High School (Maryville, TN)

 

Region 3

Bradley Central High School (Cleveland, TN)
Cleveland High School (Cleveland, TN)
East Hamilton High School (Ooltewah, TN)
McMinn Co. High School (Athens, TN)
Ooltewah High School (Ooltewah, TN)
Rhea County High School (Evensville, TN)
Soddy-Daisy High School (Soddy-Daisy, TN)

Walker Valley High School (Cleveland, TN)

 

Region 4

Blackman High School (Murfreesboro, TN)
Coffee Co. Central High School (Manchester, TN)
Franklin Co. High School (Winchester, TN)
LaVergne High School (La Vergne, TN)
Oakland High School (Murfreesboro, TN)
Riverdale High School (Murfreesboro, TN)
Shelbyville Central High School (Shelbyville, TN)
Siegel High School (Murfreesboro, TN)
Smyrna High School (Smyrna, TN)
Stewarts Creek High School (Smyrna, TN)
Tullahoma High School (Tullahoma, TN)
Warren Co. High School (McMinnville, TN)

White Co. High School (Sparta, TN)

 

Region 5

Beech Senior High School (Hendersonville, TN)
Clarksville High School (Clarksville, TN)
Hendersonville High School (Hendersonville, TN)
Kenwood High School (Clarksville, TN)
Lebanon High School (Lebanon, TN)
Montgomery Central High School (Cunningham, TN)
Mt. Juliet High School (Mt. Juliet, TN)
Northeast High School (Clarksville, TN)
Northwest High School (Clarksville, TN)
Rossview High School (Clarksville, TN)
Springfield High School (Springfield, TN)
West Creek High School (Clarksville, TN)

Wilson Central High School (Lebanon, TN)

 

Region 6

Brentwood High School (Brentwood, TN)
Centennial High School (Franklin, TN)
Columbia Central High School (Columbia, TN)
Dickson Co. High School (Dickson, TN)
Franklin High School (Franklin, TN)
Independence High School (Thompson's Station, TN)
Lawrence Co. High School (Lawrenceburg, TN)
Page High School (Franklin, TN)
Ravenwood High School (Brentwood, TN)
Spring Hill High School (Columbia, TN)

Summit High School (Spring Hill, TN)

 

Region 7

Antioch High School (Antioch, TN)
Cane Ridge High School (Antioch, TN)
Cookeville High School (Cookeville, TN)
Glencliff High School (Nashville, TN)
Hillsboro High School (Nashville, TN)
Hillwood High School (Nashville, TN)
Hunters Lane High School (Nashville, TN)
John Overton High School (Nashville, TN)

McGavock High School (Nashville, TN)

 

Region 8

Arlington High School (Arlington, TN)
Bartlett High School (Bartlett, TN)
Bolton High School (Arlington, TN)
Brighton High School (Brighton, TN)
Collierville High School (Collierville, TN)
Cordova High School (Cordova, TN)
Germantown High School (Germantown, TN)
Houston High School (Germantown, TN)
Kingsbury High School (Memphis, TN)
Munford High School (Munford, TN)
Ridgeway High School (Memphis, TN)**
Southwind High School (Memphis, TN)
White Station High School (Memphis, TN)

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2 minutes ago, CoachBray said:

I would realign the regions like this:

Region 1

Cocke Co. High School (Newport, TN)
Daniel Boone High School (Gray, TN)
David Crockett High School (Jonesborough, TN)
Dobyns Bennett High School (Kingsport, TN)
Jefferson Co. High School (Dandridge, TN)
Morristown-Hamblen High School East (Morristown, TN)
Morristown-Hamblen High School West (Morristown, TN)
Science Hill High School (Johnson City, TN)
Sevier Co. High School (Sevierville, TN)
Tennessee High School (Bristol, TN)

Volunteer High School (Church Hill, TN)

 

Region 2

Anderson Co. High School (Clinton, TN)
Clinton High School (Clinton, TN)
Karns High School (Knoxville, TN)
Knoxville Halls High School (Knoxville, TN)
Powell High School (Powell, TN)
Seymour High School (Seymour, TN)
South-Doyle High School (Knoxville, TN)
Bearden High School (Knoxville, TN)
Farragut High School (Knoxville, TN)
Hardin Valley Academy (Knoxville, TN)
Heritage High School (Maryville, TN)
Knoxville Catholic High School (Knoxville, TN)
Maryville High School (Maryville, TN)
Stone Memorial High School (Crossville, TN)

William Blount High School (Maryville, TN)

 

Region 3

Bradley Central High School (Cleveland, TN)
Cleveland High School (Cleveland, TN)
East Hamilton High School (Ooltewah, TN)
McMinn Co. High School (Athens, TN)
Ooltewah High School (Ooltewah, TN)
Rhea County High School (Evensville, TN)
Soddy-Daisy High School (Soddy-Daisy, TN)

Walker Valley High School (Cleveland, TN)

 

Region 4

Blackman High School (Murfreesboro, TN)
Coffee Co. Central High School (Manchester, TN)
Franklin Co. High School (Winchester, TN)
LaVergne High School (La Vergne, TN)
Oakland High School (Murfreesboro, TN)
Riverdale High School (Murfreesboro, TN)
Shelbyville Central High School (Shelbyville, TN)
Siegel High School (Murfreesboro, TN)
Smyrna High School (Smyrna, TN)
Stewarts Creek High School (Smyrna, TN)
Tullahoma High School (Tullahoma, TN)
Warren Co. High School (McMinnville, TN)

White Co. High School (Sparta, TN)

 

Region 5

Beech Senior High School (Hendersonville, TN)
Clarksville High School (Clarksville, TN)
Hendersonville High School (Hendersonville, TN)
Kenwood High School (Clarksville, TN)
Lebanon High School (Lebanon, TN)
Montgomery Central High School (Cunningham, TN)
Mt. Juliet High School (Mt. Juliet, TN)
Northeast High School (Clarksville, TN)
Northwest High School (Clarksville, TN)
Rossview High School (Clarksville, TN)
Springfield High School (Springfield, TN)
West Creek High School (Clarksville, TN)

Wilson Central High School (Lebanon, TN)

 

Region 6

Brentwood High School (Brentwood, TN)
Centennial High School (Franklin, TN)
Columbia Central High School (Columbia, TN)
Dickson Co. High School (Dickson, TN)
Franklin High School (Franklin, TN)
Independence High School (Thompson's Station, TN)
Lawrence Co. High School (Lawrenceburg, TN)
Page High School (Franklin, TN)
Ravenwood High School (Brentwood, TN)
Spring Hill High School (Columbia, TN)

Summit High School (Spring Hill, TN)

 

Region 7

Antioch High School (Antioch, TN)
Cane Ridge High School (Antioch, TN)
Cookeville High School (Cookeville, TN)
Glencliff High School (Nashville, TN)
Hillsboro High School (Nashville, TN)
Hillwood High School (Nashville, TN)
Hunters Lane High School (Nashville, TN)
John Overton High School (Nashville, TN)

McGavock High School (Nashville, TN)

 

Region 8

Arlington High School (Arlington, TN)
Bartlett High School (Bartlett, TN)
Bolton High School (Arlington, TN)
Brighton High School (Brighton, TN)
Collierville High School (Collierville, TN)
Cordova High School (Cordova, TN)
Germantown High School (Germantown, TN)
Houston High School (Germantown, TN)
Kingsbury High School (Memphis, TN)
Munford High School (Munford, TN)
Ridgeway High School (Memphis, TN)**
Southwind High School (Memphis, TN)
White Station High School (Memphis, TN)

Coach Bray you must be coming back to Ridgeway to bring it back to life? Lol otherwise not sure that’s going to happen.. also Bolton will be moving to A-AA next year for all sports 

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23 hours ago, WrestlingGod said:

Some of these are geographically ridiculous. Its two and a half hours from Cleveland to Shelbyville. Its over an hour from Summit to Lawrence Co. I get what you're wanting to do from a matchup standpoint but the regions, with the exception of some schools like Wilson Central for example, are pretty geographically close.

In small school, we had to drive 3.5 hours to go to regional tournament. All but four teams are in Nashville. Most years if a Memphis team (small school) wants attempt to qualify for state we have to drive 2 hours to qualify for region duals, then 3 to go to state duals, then the next weekend (most years) drive back to Nashville, then if we have any qualify go back to Franklin. Do we have funding for all these trips? Most of the time we do not, but we pick and choose and some years if we are good we drive down and take a chance. 

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1 hour ago, wrestlingcoach125 said:

In small school, we had to drive 3.5 hours to go to regional tournament. All but four teams are in Nashville. Most years if a Memphis team (small school) wants attempt to qualify for state we have to drive 2 hours to qualify for region duals, then 3 to go to state duals, then the next weekend (most years) drive back to Nashville, then if we have any qualify go back to Franklin. Do we have funding for all these trips? Most of the time we do not, but we pick and choose and some years if we are good we drive down and take a chance. 

I understand the reasoning behind small school. I'm not saying I agree with it all the time. To me its almost like saying you don't have a chance at medaling In the large school division so we'll make our own special division just for you, a participation trophy and I think its taken away great matchups I would've loved to have seen. Like PF battling it out with Centennial in the blood rounds at state duals would've been awesome. I get it will never happen but I just haven't been a fan of the a-aa since the introduction of it.

 

But this is a big issue.

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6 minutes ago, WrestlingGod said:

I understand the reasoning behind small school. I'm not saying I agree with it all the time. To me its almost like saying you don't have a chance at medaling In the large school division so we'll make our own special division just for you, a participation trophy and I think its taken away great matchups I would've loved to have seen. Like PF battling it out with Centennial in the blood rounds at state duals would've been awesome. I get it will never happen but I just haven't been a fan of the a-aa since the introduction of it.

 

But this is a big issue.

I was not a big fan of the split as I wrestled in the public and private split. Small school makes less sense since there is less money there. I went to a school of 2,000+ and now teach at a school of 400. The budget is way different in both schools and so are the resources. A chance of getting a metal is a mute point when you have half of the kids to choose from and half of the kids in a practice room. Best of the best duals will show that the state champions in small school are just as good. My freshman year if we did the split, 4 of the medalist would have been from small school. I also beat a couple of state medalist in private school and I only placed once. It is giving schools with less a chance to grow a program. Since we added the small school division, there has been more schools that added. Public schools will not add programs if the interest is down which occurs when losing happens all the time. My next point is this, why would big schools complain when they travel to go to tournaments. I do not travel anywhere to go to regionals. Is that fair? I do not know, but it is what I have to do. Just like when the TSSAA thought of the split to help grow the sport, it added more schools. Does it water down state? Sure, but Best of the Best will take care of that. The split in duals happened way before the split in individual state. Trust me, placing state in small school is not easy. 

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