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It is extremely rare for those guys to AA. I'd rather have AA level guys have a chance at a more reasonable weight class.

No, it's not rare. Many of the top guys were 220 in HS. The true 285 pounders are now the rare breed. The "tweeners" are doing just fine. Edited by LemonPie

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Doubt the kid cuts any weight at all. They'll make it work. J'Den Cox was a 220/285 in high school and ended up being a career 197. Willie Miklus was a 220 and ended up at 184 for three years. Mike Evans was a 189 before dropping to 165 the next year. Upper weights aren't like lower weights. It's easier to wrestle up and not cut if you are a good athlete.

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Doubt the kid cuts any weight at all. They'll make it work. J'Den Cox was a 220/285 in high school and ended up being a career 197. Willie Miklus was a 220 and ended up at 184 for three years. Mike Evans was a 189 before dropping to 165 the next year. Upper weights aren't like lower weights. It's easier to wrestle up and not cut if you are a good athlete.

You see more guys in higher weights wrestling "up" because the difference in weight classes are much bigger.  They don't have the luxury of a weight class every five pounds.

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You see more guys in higher weights wrestling "up" because the difference in weight classes are much bigger. They don't have the luxury of a weight class every five pounds.

That's largely due to how heavily concentrated the middle weights are. Furthermore the bigger you get the fewer highly co-ordinated wrestlers you will come across. It's not uncommon to find 220lber that will bump up to 285 and have an easier time winning a state title. This happens much less frequently at say a 145lber being able to do the same to a 152lber.

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That's largely due to how heavily concentrated the middle weights are. Furthermore the bigger you get the fewer highly co-ordinated wrestlers you will come across. It's not uncommon to find 220lber that will bump up to 285 and have an easier time winning a state title. This happens much less frequently at say a 145lber being able to do the same to a 152lber.

Come to think of it, I do see a lot of guys above 152 stumbling around the mat and tripping over themselves.

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