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Old 02-12-18, 05:14 PM
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1. Allowing weigh-outs after the first night of a two-day event.

Currently OHSAA allows this through a "waiver" process. I think this should be allowed as a rule, as states are allowed to deviate during the individual tournament series anyway. Though weight integrity is cited with the second-day weigh-in, the extra time at a tournament site is not worth it for me (i.e. 10 AM day two start, 8 AM second day weigh-in, as opposed to merely getting there at say 9 AM after a weigh-out).

2. Eliminating the random draw and returning to starting dual meets at the 106-pound weight class.

I think this is stupid. I would like OHSAA to go the other way with team state, and start with a random weight class.

3. Mandating that all member high schools schedule at least four basic dual meets to revive local interest in high school wrestling.

Seems to me to be more of a state governance issue than a NFHS issue. From an Ohio standpoint, having more double duals or duals would be nice (tri's are bad as you either have to run them on some sort of two mat format or go three rounds and waste people's time). There's some "chicken or egg" in terms of this, as you need to have the team quality present to justify dual meets, because 55-15 type walkovers are bad for the sport just the same.

4. Allowing referees to wear gray-and-black stripe shirts during the regular season.

Seems to me again to be a state governance issue. Non-event. OHSAA has officials wearing them anyway.

5. Reducing the number of weight classes to an odd number and eliminating the tie-breaking procedure.

Agreed, go down to 13 or 11. I'd go to 13, 106-160 then 171/189/215/HVY

6. Re-aligning the existing weight classes.

See above, though if you go to 11, you have to

7. Setting different weight classes for sub-varsity wrestling.

8. Giving the referee the discretion to call an unsportsmanlike conduct call after a determined number of cautions, which could then cause a disqualification.

9. Reducing the number of weight classes for dual-meet competitions, while keeping the same number of weight classes for individual tournaments.

10. Adjusting the descent-rate portion of the weight certification program to allow wrestlers to weigh anywhere within the 1.5 percent per week descent rate.

Example: A wrestler who weighs 200 pounds on Saturday can weigh anywhere between 200 pounds and 197 pounds for the next week. This will prevent coaches from having to deal with the .1 and .01 of a pound as listed on the official weigh-in report.

*Non-issue with the way Ohio does its weight management program*

11. To discourage forfeits and the practice of ducking competition during dual meets, requiring schools to submit rosters prior to a dual meet which could not be changed once submitted.[/QUOTE]

I like the concept of each team declaring the lineup and having less dependence on the coin toss for flexing. Flex based on weigh-ins but not the coin toss. Double blind the submission. Can change to a wrestler NOT listed on the submission (presumably a backup), i.e. no submitted wrestler can change weight classes.
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