Schools choosing not to wrestle in tournaments?

BigArlie8

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I have heard a few schools are not going to be allowed to wrestle in tournaments, and they can only wrestle in duals and quads. How will this affect their kids when it comes to league, sectionals? Will the schools make an exception or hold to their guns?
 

mos07

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I would assume that this rule applies to in-season but maybe I'm wrong.
It may very well be just for in-season, but how do you have a post season?

Our central OH sectional had 11 teams with around 135 wrestlers... District has 14 weight classes x 16 for 224 wrestlers spread across 40+ schools and numerous counties - Franklin, Fairfield, Licking, Delaware, etc... All may be on different alert levels.... And that is just D1 central OH.

So we have school districts limiting teams to quads at best and we are going to have administrators open the schools to host these events? Sectional, District, and State across three divisions? I have heard of possibly splitting days, weight classes into different sessions, etc but what a logistical nightmare.....And I absolutely see no way all three divisions are at the Schott together... zero percent there...

I hope there are a lot of smart people working on this.... what a freaking nightmare! I know there is still time til the end of FEB but it seems like a hell of a lot of work.... Again I hope there is a group of very intelligent people sitting around a table at some think-tank at OHSAA hammering out a plan....
 

SCC

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It may very well be just for in-season, but how do you have a post season?

Our central OH sectional had 11 teams with around 135 wrestlers... District has 14 weight classes x 16 for 224 wrestlers spread across 40+ schools and numerous counties - Franklin, Fairfield, Licking, Delaware, etc... All may be on different alert levels.... And that is just D1 central OH.

So we have school districts limiting teams to quads at best and we are going to have administrators open the schools to host these events? Sectional, District, and State across three divisions? I have heard of possibly splitting days, weight classes into different sessions, etc but what a logistical nightmare.....And I absolutely see no way all three divisions are at the Schott together... zero percent there...

I hope there are a lot of smart people working on this.... what a freaking nightmare! I know there is still time til the end of FEB but it seems like a hell of a lot of work.... Again I hope there is a group of very intelligent people sitting around a table at some think-tank at OHSAA hammering out a plan....
It's not as hard as you think. Nevertheless, it takes some preparation, and it would be a big help if the news media stopped all the fear mongering.

Still, I'm not seeing a whole lot of preparation and coordination.
 

miketyson

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The tournaments are a nightmare right now. If you one person gets it how do go back contact trace? You are gonna end up having to quarantine the whole tournament. This is why they only want Tri matches and duals. I don't think it's that unreasonable. It really sucks for wrestling. Winter sports may need to look at changing the calendar out of the heart of flu season. I know some states are trying to push it back more into the spring season.
 

SCC

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The tournaments are a nightmare right now. If you one person gets it how do go back contact trace? You are gonna end up having to quarantine the whole tournament. This is why they only want Tri matches and duals. I don't think it's that unreasonable. It really sucks for wrestling. Winter sports may need to look at changing the calendar out of the heart of flu season. I know some states are trying to push it back more into the spring season.
It doesn't have to suck completely. If ADs and coaches work to have a season of quads. That's why I was pushing for preparation a while back.
 

BigArlie8

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Our school district just limited us to tournaments of 8 teams or less and no travel more than 1 hour away. Not sure how you can have it that way for in season and change it for the post season. Are they going to force the vaccine if it is available in order to wrestle? I’m glad I’m not making those decisions.
 

WishYouWereHere

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8 teams x 12 wrestlers per team avg = 96 wrestlers.
3 coaches per team = 24 coaches.
9 table workers.
4 refs.
2 tournament directors.
1 trainer.
1 doctor.
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137 people in gym.
 
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scbuckeye99

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I have heard a few schools are not going to be allowed to wrestle in tournaments, and they can only wrestle in duals and quads. How will this affect their kids when it comes to league, sectionals? Will the schools make an exception or hold to their guns?
My district (in SC) back in October told us we could only host events with less than 6 teams. Pretty much every district around the state mandated some sort of similar situation. The only big tournament we are going to is our county invitational which will have as of now up to 14 teams participating. The only way we're able to get around the district's 6 team mandate is is the host school has 2 main gyms to put mats in and a smaller aux gym to do so as well. It will be an all day affair however because each mat has to be sanitized between each bout regardless of how long the bout lasts. It will also be non-spectator.

Our schedule right now includes 3 duals, 6 tris, 2 quads, and one multi team individual tournament.

Our version of a sectional tournament down here will only 5 teams this year with the top 2 moving on to what is called "Upper State" which is like districts. In years past we had sectionals of up to 8 schools with the top 4 qualifying for upper state. There is also talk of only qualifying two kids per weight class for state. So 2 from the upstate and 2 from the lower state. Basically 4 man brackets in each weight class.
 
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