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Re: Another BTB callout
Is that Washington wrestling has evolved beyond the Mat Classic reffing. I travel the country and it is so evident that most of the refs in our state are in over their head, officiating matches where the two competitors' wrestling IQ is ridiculously higher than their own understanding of positions and situations. The real issue is that there is an ignorant arrogance that I see among most of these guys. A few of the refs have worked hard to keep up and grow and do a good job. They ref in the spring and summer, travel and watch film and follow college wrestling ect. I remember Dave G making a call in a Greco match where he was out of position. The opposing wrestler even said when he shook my hand that the ref got it wrong. However, when I mentioned it to Dave, he asked to see the film when he got a break "for my own growth." I can't tell you how impressed I was with that comment, especially since most WA refs I encounter are so stubborn and arrogant, especially considering how low their wrestling IQ is. Look how many USA matches are being reffed by kids while these Mat Classic refs are AWOL all offseason. And then those same Yahoos determine the outcome of these same kids' matches in big matches in January and February. It's like the kid who only wrestles during season but expects to be team captain when most of the team practices and travels all offseason getting better. It's a travesty.