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After reading the information about the VA State Tournament debacle, I was wondering how many classes other states have and how many schools make up those classes.

 

Appears VA's looks like this:

The breakout looks like:

6A: 52

5A: 52

4A: ~53

3A: ~51

2A: 35

1A: 31

Private Schools: ~29 (but that is a quick guess, don't have hard numbers for them)

 

*There are more schools in the breakout but theses numbers only include schools that have wrestling. 

*6A = largest schools, 1A = smaller schools.

*6A through 1A schools are members of the VHSL each having their own state championship. 

*The private schools are independent and also have their own state championship for a total of 7 state championships per year in Virginia.

 

Here in MO we have 4 classes of approximately 64 teams in each class.

 

Off the top of my head (correct me if I'm wrong)

 

IL has 2 classes:  Over 600 schools in one class and over 300 in the other?

 

CA has one class of over 800 schools?

 

IN has on class (no clue how many schools)

 

NJ has one class (no clue on how many schools).

 

IA has three classes (no clue again).

 

Kansas is one I thought had like 6 classes and something like 32 in each class?

 

Correct me and add the other states.

 

 

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New Jersey has 310 schools, I know that number off hand.

 

Iowa has somewhere around 280, and those numbers are 64 in 3A (large school), 96 in 2A, and the rest in 1A.

 

Pretty sure Illinois is now three classes.

Or you could look at my link and get that information.

 

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Edited by BobDole

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Pennsylvania has 493 schools (officially,in actuality about 4-8 did not actually field a team, or at least enter the postseason)

 

There are 233 in AA the smaller school class, 260 in the larger. (they divide in half, then allow schools to upgrade, or form co-ops. (kind of stupid to not decide after.

 

Beginning this year, 20 kids in each weight in each classification qualify for states. Some guys need three weekends to qualify. Some guys going thru the post season undefeated to get to states will have 12 wins, some 4 or 5

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Ohio has three divisions-  number of schools in each division fluctuates yearly (very slightly) and is based upon the number of males in the 9th, 10, and 11th grade (current year numbers determines next school year division). "Big school" is DI- middle size DII- small DIII. Not sure of exact numbers, but can find out if you would like.

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Idaho has around 150ish total high schools. 4 classifications, states this weekend: 5A 22 schools, 4A 20 schools, 3A 21 schools and 2A 35 schools. And each team can send two per weight class. 16 man brackets.

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PA has, I believe 4 divisions for football and maybe basketball, but smaller participation sports have less divisions. Wrestling, as stated by Rich B, has two. All of these smaller states with more divisions is ridiculous to me. I could see PA having 3 and still being entertaining, but 6 or 7 just sounds absurd. So many quality wrestlers not getting a chance to face each other would be quite a shame. I often wonder about how the AA kids would fair against the AAA kids and get a little disappointed that, aside from tournaments like Powerade, we never really get to see that. I really can't imagine it being even more divided.

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Breakdown for PA

School Classifications for Boys Wrestling

For the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years, there are 493 schools competing in Boys Wrestling.

 

The grid below displays a breakdown of schools competing in Boys Wrestling, grouped by district and classification. Click on the links within the grid to view a list of schools by classification or district.

 

A AA AAA AAAA

District 1 (72 Schools). -- 10 62 --

District 2 (28 Schools) -- 14 14 --

District 3 (89 Schools) -- 26 63 --

District 4 (36 Schools) -- 32 4 --

District 5 (12 Schools) -- 12 -- --

District 6 (35 Schools) -- 27 8 --

District 7 (83 Schools) -- 38 45 --

District 8 (6 Schools) -- -- 6 --

District 9 (21 Schools) -- 16 5 --

District 10 (39 Schools) -- 29 10 --

District 11 (43 Schools) -- 22 21 --

District 12 (29 Schools) -- 7 22 --

All Districts (493 Schools) -- 233 260 --

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Oklahoma has 4 classes, 32 schools in 6A, 5A, and 4A. The rest of the 140 high schools with wrestling are in 3A. Oklahoma has about 400 high schools, but most are too small to field a full team. If the national rules could be amended to allow states to set their own weight classes we might have more high schools with wrestling. Oklahoma used to set its own weight classes and kept riding time much longer than the rest of the nation. The high school coaches weren't happy when they were forced to adopt the national weights and rules. They thought theirs was better for developing wresters for college wrestling.

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Ohio has three divisions- number of schools in each division fluctuates yearly (very slightly) and is based upon the number of males in the 9th, 10, and 11th grade (current year numbers determines next school year division). "Big school" is DI- middle size DII- small DIII. Not sure of exact numbers, but can find out if you would like.

i tried to count but it is tough. However, I can only count the schools that actually participate in wrestling. Some of them doesn't have full lineup, especially in Division III. So, here it is:

Division I (large school) - 180

Division II (medium school) - 191

Division III (small school) - 233

Total - 604 participating schools

Error margin about 2-3 give or take.

Edited by Buckeye4u

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From OHSAA's (Ohio) website, breakdown for wrestling:

 

 

Division I 385 and more, 167 schools

Division II 214 to 384, 168

Division III 213 and less, 168

Total 503 schools for wrestling.

 

"Redo"s happen every two years. New breakdown next year.

 

 

 

In other Ohio high school sports, numbers of divisions range from 1 to 7.

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From OHSAA's (Ohio) website, breakdown for wrestling:

 

 

Division I 385 and more, 167 schools

Division II 214 to 384, 168

Division III 213 and less, 168

Total 503 schools for wrestling.

 

"Redo"s happen every two years. New breakdown next year.

 

 

 

In other Ohio high school sports, numbers of divisions range from 1 to 7.

interesting. I counted the schools via all sectional tournaments. I came up with larger numbers of schools.

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interesting. I counted the schools via all sectional tournaments. I came up with larger numbers of schools.

I think that schools with less than a certain amount of wrestlers (not sure how that is done) are not counted for the classifications. Bucksman probably knows the ins-and-outs.

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From OHSAA's (Ohio) website, breakdown for wrestling:

 

 

Division I 385 and more, 167 schools

Division II 214 to 384, 168

Division III 213 and less, 168

Total 503 schools for wrestling.

 

"Redo"s happen every two years. New breakdown next year.

 

 

 

In other Ohio high school sports, numbers of divisions range from 1 to 7.

Football is the only OHSAA sport with seven classes, or even five or more. The rest:

 

4: volleyball, boys basketball, girls basketball, baseball, softball

3: boys golf, boys soccer, girls soccer, cross country, team wrestling, individual wrestling, boys track & field, girls track & field

2: girls golf, girls tennis, boys swimming & diving, girls swimming & diving, boys bowling, girls bowling, boys tennis

1: girls field hockey, girls gymnastics, ice hockey

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... my first year of coaching in Ohio was the 1978-79 season- the tournament was fabulous back then, super well organized and ran like a "Rolex"- has to be one of the best in the nation, if not THE best ............. back then the placing was to 6th, currently to 8th- which is fair in my opinion ...... 

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Trackwrestling has 638 teams listed for Ohio.

 

I think the numbers previously cited are based upon the team dual tournament requirement of "at least 7 wrestlers" which is quite a bit less than the total number of schools.

 

 

Regardless it's a lot of kids.

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IN has on class (no clue how many schools)

Indiana has around 310 schools with wrestling each year. School size ranges from 4830 students at largest school to 161 students at the smallest school with wrestling.

 

Single class individual state tournament system. It has been suggested by some to go to a class system for the individual tournament, but our athletic association at this time does not feel any of its individual sports should be classed. Many of our team sports are but the number of classes changes per sport (football-6, basketball-4 softball/baseball-4 ,volleyball-4, soccer-2)

 

If Indiana were to go to a individual class system for wrestling it has been suggested that a 2 class system maybe the best choice, with a 3 class system being the highest split worth having.

 

A few years back the state athletic association eliminates out teams dual state tournament which was set up as a single class tournament. The indiana state coaches association however created a in-season dual state tournament which is comprised of 3 classes equally divided. Top teams from each class are are invited based on how their underclassman preformed at the previous years individual state tournament.

Edited by MadMardigain

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Guys if you are going to use school populations, please define what you mean. Pennsylvania calculates boys and girls sports separately. In November of odd number the number of boys in 9th, 10th, 11th grades are reported, then used for classification for the next two years, even year August to the next even year June.I think I saw on here that at least one other state does the same thing. But I know some other states combine boys and girls (doubling the number for single sex schools) And some states count grades 9-12. I could imagine a comparison between schools A+B each with 1000 students. But school A means boys in grade 9-11,and School B has one building in the district, grades K-12 500 of each gender. Specifically I noticed the smallest wrestling school in Indiana has 219 students. My HS school is a mid-sized PA AA school (which means maybe 150 smaller wrestling schools) and has a population of 220 (male student in grades 9-11 in November 2013.

 

Also, counting schools per state in TrackWrestling is likely inaccurate. For Pa it shows at least 24 more than exist. several schools that no longer field a team, that intended to field a team, but never did, and a couple of schools there for test purposes

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I updates the numbers but for Indiana the stats are based off of total (boys & girls) HS enrollment.

Is that 3 grades? 4 grades? For a building? -- Fannet-Metal has 590 kids, They should be a natural opponent of their neighbor school James Buchanon that has 650 kids, but they rarely play in any sports. F-M is 590 grades K-12, JB is 10-12.

 

I suppose Indiana could say they are equivalent,like pi =3.20000000 :-)

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