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- February 23, 2018 at 6:48 pm #10144AnonymousInactive
I am hearing some rumors about MAJOR changes to A, AA, and AAA for next year including areas, sectionals, and state!!!!! Anyone else hearing the whispers? What are your thoughts?February 23, 2018 at 7:48 pm #10145AnonymousInactive
I dont like it at all…February 23, 2018 at 7:51 pm #10146AnonymousInactive
Can you share? I sure hope we’re not going to regions within each Classification or combining the 3 classes to make 2 classes!February 24, 2018 at 3:32 pm #10150AnonymousInactive
What I heard was 1,2, and 3 will be combined into 1 and 2. Every class will have 8 areas. Sectionals will take 8 and state will be a 16 man bracket.February 26, 2018 at 3:15 pm #10159AnonymousInactive
I hope this really happens because things would be a lot more exciting for the sport. I miss the 32 man bracket but that’s just my opinion.February 26, 2018 at 8:20 pm #10163AnonymousInactive
the idea of going back to the days of 5 classes is intriguing. however, from what i am hearing is that the battle is really ghsa vs ga general assembly. allegedly, ghsa wants to go back to 5 classes but a small, but influential, core of state reps want more classification to help bring titles to their constituents. i think the fear is that if ghsa does what it wants then the state may take hs sports away from the ghsa and create it’s own governing body for hs sports. imo, it boils down to does ghsa have the stones to stick it to the man or does it continue to play the role of a tool for someone else’s ambition?February 27, 2018 at 1:49 pm #10168AnonymousInactive
99% positive this will happen when GHSA votes on it within the next few weeks:
All private schools in Class A will have their own Classification. Call it 1-A. Then the remanding 21 public schools in the current 1-A along with current 2-A and 3-A schools will all be combined then split to make 2-A and 3-A. GHSA is keeping the 7 classes. There is a state bill that is going to make GHSA split public/private schools in Class-A during postseason similar to all the other sports (ex, football, basketball, baseball, ….) in Class A. Nothing GHSA can do about it.
Also, GHSA will not decrease the number of classifications they don’t care about the argument of kids not being recruited or its water downed. At Macon it was a packed house no reason to change if GHSA is making money and the majority of school admins or happy about the direction of wrestling. Plus, most non-wrestling people say why is wrestling so different and can’t be like all the other sports and just deal with it. Let the kids, parents, and schools be happy with more trophies and metals.
Lets be honest doesn’t matter if there are 1 or 10 state champs from GA our kids aren’t going to get recruited unless they work during the off season and go to national events outside of GHSA wrestling season. If you’re a parent and you care about being the best kid in the whole state then move Calf where there is one state champ or keep wrestling Super32, NHSCA, and so on to become the best! As a coach championships are important but we shouldn’t be coaching for state championships. We should be coaching to develop young children into great young adults!February 27, 2018 at 2:21 pm #10169AnonymousInactive
So what do you think would be the high end cut off for this new AA after the private schools are pulled out??? 600? 700? 800??February 27, 2018 at 3:46 pm #10173AnonymousInactive
Not sure.February 28, 2018 at 10:48 pm #10196AnonymousInactive
May not have to worry about this anymore.
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