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  1. Gwiz 8-1-1-2 and a very very close OT 2 to a legend Jessie Jantzen 3-3-1 MOW Gregor Gillespie 4x AA with a championship in a very deep weight class Kerry Mccoy. 2x champ 3x AA Troy Nickerson 4x AA 2-3-1-4 JP O’Connor 3x AA 1 time champ...undefeated that year And two of those guys wrestled for Harvard
  2. The cutting of weight classes to me provides an incomplete representation of our favorite sport on the worlds biggest stage. Given the larger bell curve for weight among men and the size of the population of male wrestlers vs women participants, it really makes no sense to have an equal number of weight classes. In my opinion however, the bigger travesty is the way they selected which weight classes they would include. Any rational approach would necessarily have realigned Olympic weights using different weight classes that exist in non Olympic years. By reducing the number of weight classes without redistributing them, you give an advantage to those wrestlers whose natural weights fall more in line with those selected. When you hear people disparage “non Olympic” weights in World Championships etc, this is a core problem. IMO, this is a problem because non Olympic years are the norm (ie 3/4 of the sport). While i hate the reduction to 6, any rational system would have a completely different set of olympic weights falling somewhere in the middle of non olympic year weights. This would a) force every wrestler to move up or down for olympics and b) spread the competition more evenly in non olympic years as there would be no olympic weights in non olympic years.
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