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by vortexfan
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Last Man Standing aka Last Chance Qualifier
Replies: 23
Views: 2381

Re: Last Man Standing aka Last Chance Qualifier

But would you have to have your teams coaches permission to participate? Unfair practices and favoritism might still win out in some cases, if they truly exist. Not making a negative comment, but I was a little surprised that only one person per weight class would move forward. I know there will al...
by vortexfan
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Last Man Standing aka Last Chance Qualifier
Replies: 23
Views: 2381

Re: Last Man Standing aka Last Chance Qualifier

I think just about everyone agrees that the regional alignment/tournament seeding process needs changed.But every wrestler already has an equal opportunity to achieve their dreams of being state champs. Each team has wrestle offs, each weight class has a regional tournament. It is on the wrestler t...
by vortexfan
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Triple A Brackets
Replies: 15
Views: 3540

Re: Triple A Brackets

145 with Wood vs Long are two really good ones meeting in first round, hate to see either of them get knocked out that soon.
by vortexfan
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Coach of the year
Replies: 28
Views: 2465

Re: Coach of the year

"Coach of the year should go where weaker talent made an improvement to be competitive." Yes, South has decent feeder programs, but they take kids who are very competitive in West Virginia and make them competitive nationally. I think you need to broaden your horizons a little bit. Sounds...
by vortexfan
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Coach of the year
Replies: 28
Views: 2465

Re: Coach of the year

FYI. ---. I'm NOT the Head Coach of any program. You have no idea about coaching I can see that. To think a team like South or Indy can win titles without a good coach is not an intelligent quote. It takes hard work to get kids talented enough to win more than they lose. Give credit where credit is...
by vortexfan
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Coach of the year
Replies: 28
Views: 2465

Re: Coach of the year

FYI. ---. I'm NOT the Head Coach of any program. You have no idea about coaching I can see that. To think a team like South or Indy can win titles without a good coach is not an intelligent quote. It takes hard work to get kids talented enough to win more than they lose. Give credit where credit is...
by vortexfan
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Coach of the year
Replies: 28
Views: 2465

Coach of the year

What is the criteria for coach of the year? Is it simply the coach of state championship team? I think this should be looked at, as to some of the coaches that make the best out of the little number of wrestlers or students they have. Possibly coaches that go above and beyond without little support ...
by vortexfan
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Teacher's Strike VS State Tournament
Replies: 13
Views: 2769

Re: Teacher's Strike VS State Tournament

I imagine several wrestlers (teams) will not be permitted to wrestle at states if strike happens and continues, sad but hopefully this will not be the case.
by vortexfan
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: What Happens??
Replies: 3
Views: 1086

Re: What Happens??

Well the states may have to be postponed, the bright side maybe it will be at a venue we can see the mats. wishing the teachers lots of luck and hope the wrestlers get to compete.
by vortexfan
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Teachers strike
Replies: 80
Views: 7998

Re: Teachers strike

Support the teachers!
by vortexfan
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Just a couple of questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2255

Re: Just a couple of questions

Many people are talking about JV wrestlers and states. My first question is don't we want the best wrestlers to go to states? Before everyone loses their mind and starts talking about team scores and other stuff place a rule that you can only score one wrestler from each school per weight class. My...
by vortexfan
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Seeking Information
Replies: 20
Views: 2822

Re: Seeking Information

Good Points bearhugger
by vortexfan
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Last Man Standing
Replies: 18
Views: 1865

Re: Last Man Standing

Anxiously waiting!! :shock:
by vortexfan
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Which Pill?
Replies: 33
Views: 5227

Re: Which Pill?

Back in 2004, Brandon Rader from PHS took an injury default in the semi-finals of the Regions for the sole purpose of dropping down into the consolations to knock out Matt Dunn, a 3rd seeded South wrestler who had gotten upset in the quarter finals. Rader made a amazing recovery from his injury and...
by vortexfan
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: 4 Byes in AAA
Replies: 59
Views: 8086

Re: 4 Byes in AAA

Geoswaff wrote:
mscoach64 wrote:split have of AA into AAA and the other half of AA into A.......problem solved.

Best solution so far.


Good idea, along with many other posts here, but many resist change for this sport to improve in this State.
2 regionals? JVers competing? Etc... The numbers are not what they used to be.
by vortexfan
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Predictions For Region 4 AAA Tournament
Replies: 39
Views: 5265

Re: Predictions For Region 4 AAA Tournament

You do realize that the regions were drawn up the same for all sports and no consideration as to the strength of teams in wrestling was considered in the decision by the WVSSAC. Not saying it's correct, just explaining it. You do realize that your statement is incorrect. Almighty football does not ...
by vortexfan
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Toughest Tournaments in WV
Replies: 31
Views: 2413

Re: Toughest Tournaments in WV

RickDunbar wrote:Dunbar and Lanham have never wrestled. Many hours in the same gymnasiums.


Two very solid wrestlers should be a good one to watch
by vortexfan
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: AAA Region 2 Seeds Review
Replies: 7
Views: 1601

Re: AAA Region 2 Seeds Review

Whats more when you look at region 2 and 3 combined there are 35 wrestlers who will qualify automatically because of 4 or less in their brackets. In region 4 in several weights there will be a wrestler(who won't qualify) who would be a state placer in the 2 region 8 qualifiers format. I just don't ...
by vortexfan
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Toughest Tournaments in WV
Replies: 31
Views: 2413

Re: Toughest Tournaments in WV

Anyone know what happened with Wv duals? Was a very good competitive tourney at one time.
by vortexfan
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Predictions For Region 4 AAA Tournament
Replies: 39
Views: 5265

Re: Predictions For Region 4 AAA Tournament

My prediction is there will be several 5th or even 6th place finishers at Region 4 AAA that will not make it to states that can beat over half of their weight class at states. BTW several JVers will not be participating in regionals but would place at states if they were able to participate. Need 2...
by vortexfan
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Toughest Tournaments in WV
Replies: 31
Views: 2413

Re: Toughest Tournaments in WV

The WV duals at Parkersburg used to be a very competitive tourney. Do not know what happened there but it’s a shame, anyone know?
by vortexfan
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Predictions For Region 4 AAA Tournament
Replies: 39
Views: 5265

Re: Predictions For Region 4 AAA Tournament

My prediction is there will be several 5th or even 6th place finishers at Region 4 AAA that will not make it to states that can beat over half of their weight class at states. BTW several JVers will not be participating in regionals but would place at states if they were able to participate. Need 2 ...
by vortexfan
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Predictions For Region 4 AAA Tournament
Replies: 39
Views: 5265

Re: Predictions For Region 4 AAA Tournament

brentsams wrote:Bonus for Parkersburg. Westfall from PHS will challenge as a state qualifier.


What weight class?
by vortexfan
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Why not two Regionals?
Replies: 12
Views: 1954

Re: Why not two Regionals?

There are approximately 90 high schools in West Virginia. Take the top 30 by enrollment the middle 30 and the bottom 30 and let everybody go to the state tournament. This would eliminate any regions. Attendence would be at all time high at state tournament. Complaints about harder regions and easie...
by vortexfan
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Region 4 AAA seeds
Replies: 5
Views: 1851

Re: Region 4 AAA seeds

Another wrestling season where better wrestlers may be watching from stands at states or not there at all. Sad this continues to happen and nothing resolved to correct it. It does seem other sports adapted to new trends and make adjustments to make improvements to their respective sports.
by vortexfan
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Why not two Regionals?
Replies: 12
Views: 1954

Re: Why not two Regionals?

Its kind of crazy how we name a class A champion when a class A team in a tough AA/A region might not qualify good wrestlers and another class A team in a weak AA/A region might qualify most of their team. How can anyone hope to crown a true team class A champion that way. It is crazy how the so ca...
by vortexfan
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Why not two Regionals?
Replies: 12
Views: 1954

Why not two Regionals?

Just curious as to what would be the drawback to have two regionals for AAA? AA/A? Large crowd draw and better chance of getting the 16 most talented wrestlers at the states in each weight class.
by vortexfan
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: 2 things out of whack
Replies: 27
Views: 2774

Re: 2 things out of whack

NightTrain wrote:I think the most overlooked discrepancy of the WVSSAC is the enrollment criteria. Several schools have dropped into either AA or A over the years but still fill a full roster.
Regional alignments are worse than ive ever seen


Totally agree
by vortexfan
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: Status of Nash, Simpkins and McCool
Replies: 2
Views: 1600

Re: Status of Nash, Simpkins and McCool

TrueSouthFanInPburg wrote:I talked to Nash and Simpkins at the OVAC Duels and they told me they would both be competing in the regionals. One of the John Marshall coaches tod me they thought McCool would also be in the regionals.


Good News for those guys
by vortexfan
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: High School Wrestling
Topic: 2 things out of whack
Replies: 27
Views: 2774

Re: 2 things out of whack

While not perfect the plan below would be better than what we have now for AAA IMHO AA/A would have to have something different because of already huge numbers in regions. Separate AA & A maybe? . Combine 1 & 2 for a northeast region and 3 & 4 for a southwest region. Both regions qualif...

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