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Re: Wrestle offs
Posted by WA Wrestling Fan on 11/25/2021, 10:02 am, in reply to "Wrestle offs
I don't know about official rules, but coaches that want their athletes to improve encourage challenge matches. If someone has a "guaranteed" spot, they won't work hard to get better. Worse, the other kids see that hard work doesn't pay off, so they stop working . . . its just human nature. It hurts both wrestlers, as well as the whole team. I know a couple coaches with their own kids on the team and I couldn't imagine them not encouraging matches against them . . . they have too much integrity . . . and they understand how people work. On the other hand, I could see a rare circumstance where they want to give a special Sr. a varsity match if they've never had one . . . kind of a "one time only Rudy situation", but that's about it . . . and I'm sure they would discuss that with the other wrestler before hand.