First, congrats to SEM on winning the tournament. They played by the rules and the at the end of the day, the team they brought outscored Blair. However, I think it is fair to say that having 3 kids that were not part of the official high school team definitely changed the dynamic.
As far as the injury bug, Blair was definitely bit hard this year and bitten at the tourny as well. If Dempsey-145 doesn't get hurt he probably would be top 4. Shuwanami-195 would have been top 4. Kutler-138 if healthy would have won easily. Give that kid a ton of credit. I was told he had knee surgery in January and the only reason he was out there was due to McKenna's absence. The fact that he even placed is remarkable.
If you put Blair's Ironman lineup at the Preps I think they would have won it. But at the end of the day, SEM did and huge props to them.