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6 IOC Weights is another Reason USAW ought to Modify Team Selection Process

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For elite Tweeners (in the IOC 6 weight format) like Dake, Cox and Green, they are going to be forced to change weight classes in 2020.

But in reality, in order to maximize their changes of making the team, each must consider when to make the transition.  If they wait until 2020, that eliminates their chance of getting the bye to the OTT trails by virtue of medaling the previous year.

At its core, the IOC is at the root of this problem.  But USAW cannot force the IOC to add weights.  What they can do, however; is take away the bye into the OTT finals.  Keep the US Open in place in Olympic years.  Give the returning medal winners a bye to the US Open finals.  if they win, they also get a bye to OTT finals.  If not, no-one gets a bye into the OTT finals.

This still provides an advantage to returning medal winners, but not as big of an advantage as exists today.  This would ensure 2 events domestically where all the top guys are there (US Open and OTTs) and make it a little more fair for the Tweeners (allowing them to stay at their natural weight in 2019 and having a more fair shot at making the OTT in 2020).  

     

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So Burroughs and Dake are medalists lets say.  Dake decides he has to move down to Burroughs weight.  So they both get a bye to the US Nationals Finals?  I'm not sure that is what you are thinking but that would be the situation if 2019 was an olympic year.

Same goes for Taylor and Cox. 

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Pay the IOC more money to expand the weights.

 

 

Tell me I'm wrong. But before you do, please research the IOC and please do not bring up "ethics" or "for the best of the sport" because every sport outside of futbol and basketball will lose

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