Feb 26, 2018

Medal Round


Does anybody know why the finals were wrestled at the same time as 3rd/4th and 5th/6th place matches? Took a lot of attention away from the finals. I hope it's not a permanent change. The finals should be separate and the center of everyone's attention. Meanwhile, those going for 3rd and 5th got almost no attention unless it was from the wrestlers' teams.

Feb 26, 2018

this year (as had been done a few times in the past, either due to weather issues or as a trial), the medal round was wrestled concurrently. a survey is being completed by coaches regarding the open, and one of the questions is regarding the finals. please note that with media deadlines and tournament length being one of the primary issues noted by wrestling spectators and fans, the concurrent medal round saves approximately 90 minutes on the schedule. also, there appears to be a contradiction in the 2 statements from above..."took a lot of attention away from the finals" vs "those going for 3rd and 5th got almost no attention..." When 3rd and 5th are wrestled separately prior (with a needed break to alllow for the 45 min rule), it is on 4 mats, increasing the dilution of eyes on those mats (not to mention the casual fans who are still wandering in and out, getting ready for the finals, as well as eventually having fewer fans for the finals, as the peripheral family members of the 3rd & 5th kids have bailed out). The process will be reviewed by the committee in the spring, taking into account the coach survey, facility cost savings etc in determining the format for 2019.

Feb 26, 2018

What I meant was that attention was taken away from both 3rd/5th place bouts and the finals. (Not to mention, as a previous wrestler, it's nice to watch your own weight class finals match). And I still don't understand how there wasn't enough time...quarterfinals were wrestled the day prior, which I don't recall happening in the past few years, at the open at least. And we also took an hour break after the consi semis round...which is long enough for the 45 minute rule, not to mention the fact that 106 would have been done with their 45 minute break after maybe 10 minutes after the 285's had finished wrestling.


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