The OHSAA has really dropped the ball over the last few years when it comes to hosting this event in my opinion.
Awards - Could you imagine being a 4 time State Champion and being recognized for this unbelievable feat at 10:00pm on a Sunday night this way?
No Stage - Was awesome for the competitors and coaches while it lasted. I get that there was less time before finals, but fix it for next year!
Mats - Go back to red and green
Parking - A joke, but what can they do about it???
Team Scoreboards - Was a great way to see your school accomplishments at this tournament. Wrestlers loved getting their picture by the Big Board.
Fri/Sat/Sun - THE WORST IDEA EVER! When a kid wins a State Championship or is in the finals they can not even get a milkshake in celebration of their accomplishment unless they are taken to McDonald, Wendy's, Steak&Shake or Burger King. Everything is closed!! Go back to Thur/Fri/Sat asap!
This tournament use to be a the premiere high school wrestling tournament in the country. I remember people coming from all over the country to watch the pageantry and style that the Ohio State Wrestling Championship offered to its coaches officials and competitors. It seems now that we have fallen off the map in recent years. The wrestling was top notch as usual but the tournamnet needs to get back to what it used to be about: the kids, coaches and officials.