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Open Dates and Scheduling / Looking to add a team 1/25
« Last post by Joytoms on Yesterday at 06:43:30 PM »
Eastern Alamance and Orange will wrestle at Orange on Tuesday, 1/25. We are looking to add another team for a tri-meet. If you are interested, please message me at joy_toms@abss.k12.nc.us.
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High School Wrestling / Re: Girls State Tournament
« Last post by Ironman152 on January 20, 2022, 09:58:42 AM »
The JV matches are between girls. Two girls who aren't in the actual varsity line up wrestle prior to the varsity dual in an exhibition match can report their head to head wins over other girls. Not all girls can make the starting varsity line up. We do have several in NC who can. They are tough as nails and common sense will be allowed from my understanding and will put those girls at the 1 seed/high seeds even though they may have more losses than other girls who havent competed against the boy all season.

The real issue here is that girls finals will be at a different venue 45 minutes away from the day before.  We will have our 9th graders at the NC USA state tournament that saturday (Which is where the girls tournament starts friday) so one coach will have to drive separate and take any girls who make the finals over to greensboro early that morning leaving the other coaches pretty short handed.

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Length of events is an issue. I don't have a perfect solution. However, just my .02 is that being able to run multiple events in one tournament makes life easier on coaches and makes more wrestling possible. Is it great for fans and parents. No. Again theres not an easy solution. The goal of in season high school athletics however is to get kids competing. Keep them busy, attempt to make them better people in the process. We as coaches can't impact every kid if we are forced to send kids to 3 different events. I don't remember the exact figure but the cost to travel is damn near like $1.50 per mile. So even if it was possible for wrestling to get access to more than 1 bus. The cost then doubles just for travel alone. Not to mention entry fees. Holy Angels for example, yes was long as heck. 3 events. It drug on. I have heard they plan on moving to a larger venue next year which should speed things up.

But if I can get 25+ kids a match varsity/jv/girls all together then thats what i'm going to have to do. It is not feasible to send multiple coaches to different venues so kids can wrestle. And if they arent getting to compete then they have zero incentive to keep wrestling.
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Open Dates and Scheduling / Re: matches
« Last post by jtutterrow on January 19, 2022, 02:14:51 PM »
Also we cannot host due to our gym floors being redone at this time. I know it throws another wrench just unfortunate timing and circumstances.
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Open Dates and Scheduling / matches
« Last post by jtutterrow on January 19, 2022, 02:10:47 PM »
Unfortunately we have had to cancel with Cox Mill due to the forecast of winter weather. We have to be back by 8 pm tomorrow night if we travel. For that reason I am looking for anything close to the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area maybe even Johnston County as close as it is. If anyone is doing anything tomorrow would like to add a tri if possible please let me know. You can contact me at rtutterrow@wcpss.net Thank you.
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High School Wrestling / Re: 2 point Stalling Call question
« Last post by ncref on January 17, 2022, 07:02:58 PM »
Ugh...that must have been a yaw-ner of a match.
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Good perspectives.
Two quick points.
1) Officials don't run the tournament, the host school does. We are just calling matches. When each round starts, who goes to what mat, how many mats, how many teams...that's all up to the host school. We just call the bout on the mat.

2) 1 or 2 minutes here or there for per match may add up, but that is not the what makes tournaments drag on, in my experience. Some delays are for the "45 minute rule" (no, the coach can't "waive" it...neither can the parents....neither can the wrestler). The biggest delays, in my experience, comes from lunch breaks, and/or breakfast breaks. I've been to tournaments where we have waited over 2 hrs from (the last team) weigh ins to start with the same length for lunch breaks.

I thing the biggest fix is to pay officials hourly. Put us on the clock from 15 minutes before the scheduled weigh-ins to 15 minutes after that last match; fine teams for not showing up on time for weigh ins....That will move things along.
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High School Wrestling / Re: Girls State Tournament
« Last post by Longdayrunner on January 17, 2022, 12:56:07 PM »
Why would you penalize the girls for seeding purposes?  Utilizing JV matches (preliminary matches) where the total time wrestled is less than six minutes should not count towards seeding.  What about the girl who wrestled 20 (more or less) varsity matches against the boys and has a losing record and is told you didn't make the cut but this JV wrestler gets to wrestle in your place?

This is not a way to get more girls involved and this is a short sighted, bureaucratic typical move by people who should already have sanctioned Girls Wrestling at the High School level.
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Open Dates and Scheduling / Lost Covid matches
« Last post by Bbustle on January 17, 2022, 12:01:50 PM »
We lost 6 matches to Covid last week . Would like to pick up  some matches at the end of this week or Jan 26 ? South Iredell High school.

Email me at. bbustle64@gmail.com  if you could help us out
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Here’s my suggestion to running a faster tournament

Run one tournament at a time, not 3.

Start each tournament with an announcement, we are running this tournament in honor of person x, we only charges you $10 dollars today but if you have anything extra to donate please see the head table or desk and explain the charity. Then say will  do our best to get everyone out of here as quickly as possible, if you appreciate us not having dead mats, not having long breaks for lunch, if you appreciate us running this smoothly, if you appreciate us finding good knowledgeable refs drop an extra couple bucks on the donation jar on your way out.