Iowa wins the NIT of tourneys in College Wrestling Posted December 31, 2013 · Report reply I guess we should just shutter down everything that isn't the best. We would have no wrestling because if you aren't the best, why compete? If you're only looking at the team aspect of it, it wasn't close. There were 56 ranked wrestlers in D1 and 15-16 in the smaller divisions (which people still want competing in the D1 tournament) There wasn't team firepower but plenty of individual firepower I fail to see how two good college tournaments are a bad thing, especially when you consider the geographical reach I've never heard either tournament come out and say "we are the best". it's not their intent. Why bother having consolation matches? why bother having division 2 and division 3 The midlands was super fun this year. Jason, I think what Zelph means is because the Hawkeyes won it, it must have little value. Granted it did not have the team firepower of this year's Southern Scuffle, but his real motivation is shown by his last paragraph. Last year the Hawks were chastised for NOT going to Midlands. This year the Midlands is criticized because most of the other top teams went to the SS. I hope that I never denigrate a wrestling event just because I don't like one of the teams, or because the team I disliked won the event. Personally, I would like to see one or two MORE large tournaments between Christmas and Jan 6, maybe one in the Pacific Northwest or Southern Cal, to allow other fans to see more of these things without having to travel so far. I try to go to any Div 1 tournaments within driving range.