I think you misunderstood...I'd be all for one-class. I just don't understand the having four-classes (for example) and then a "Meet of Champions", so to speak. Because I would highly doubt that the (in a four-class situation) "state champ" in 1A would feel like a state champ if they lost to the 4A "state champ" in the semifinals in that sort of scenario.
In short, if you're going to have feeders into that Meet of Champions, have the feeders based on geography, or at least something other than enrollment of the schools.
I disagree. Class state champs feeding into a “Meet of Champions” is the best of both worlds, IMO. The 1A guy can certainly still consider himself a state champ. People still want to put an asterisk next to class state champs anyway, so in that sense not having them wrestle at all is pretty much just as bad as if they wrestled and lost.
Obviously there’d be some details to work out. Would it be only champs? A certain number of qualifiers? IMO, if you really want it to be a “Tournament of Champions,” it should just be the winners, which would ideally be grouped into 4 classes.
Like several others here I went to HS in NJ. I don’t think they should change the format because that’s the way it’s been for so long. However I believe Cross Country still has a Meet of Champs. It’s a little different because the same Meet determines both the team and individual results (and I think wrestling team champs should be determined by duals), but I don’t think it takes anything away from the Group State Championships.
Edited by 1032004, 26 February 2018 - 12:15 AM.