Re: REGION 3
Posted by Sealth Coach D on 2/12/2020, 11:30 pm, in reply to "Re: REGION 3"
The Metro conference has 16 schools. They vary in size from 1A population to almost 4A population, with all but two schools residing within the Seattle city limits. We all opt up to compete at 3A in every sport. Imagine that Rainier Beach, which has a 1A population, has to join a conference of 1A teams somewhere in the vicinity of Seattle. Finding and funding that schedule in every sport would be a nightmare. In addition, there isn't a 1A AD in the state who wants Beach to compete at that level, because it basically ends their ability to win a title in football, basketball, track, soccer, and maybe even baseball as well. |
In addition, if you split Metro into two subconferences just for wrestling, those subconferences still have to go to a region. Which region can handle eight more teams joining it? Or, how would you justify the logistics of splitting Metro into multiple subconferences and spreading them amongst the four regions across the state?
For almost every sport other than wrestling, ADs don't want Metro schools in their classification, region, or district. And the district is too big to split just within wrestling. It's a problem, because we know we're well behind the rest of the state in the overall quality of our wrestling, but we all agree that the answer is to get better. And trust me, we're working on it, but with all the factors crippling wrestling in our area, it's going to take awhile!