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Old 01-09-18, 10:15 PM
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Reducing length of season ...

I'm sure this has come up any number of times on the board. Just wondering what people's thoughts are on this.

It is my personal opinion that the present winter sports season (which includes wrestling) is too long. From the start of practice, to the end of regular season, and then through the state series (for those fortunate to advance so far) is a long period for which to be engaged; this is both from a mental and physical perspective.

I think it might behoove us as a sport to advocate a reduction of the high school season on the front end (i.e. start later) and/or the back end (i.e. end earlier). I know those wrestlers who compete on the elite level are either engaging in the sport year-round or semi-year-round, but there are many who just aren't for a variety of reasons, and they're very important for the vitality and growth of the sport.

I have some further thoughts and comments on this, but want to solicit some feedback.
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