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Offline mspart

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New method of making world team
« on: January 16, 2018, 07:44:27 PM »
What do you guys think of the new process?    https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2018/January/16/USA-Wrestling-and-Flo-Sports-announce-Final-X

1.  Last years World Medallists go straight to the Final X competition.

2.  US Nationals winner goes straight to the Final X competition unless a world medallist is in his weight.  If the latter is the case, he gets to go to the WTT trials.

3.  WTT trials will be held by top seven placers at Nationals and maybe some other invitees. 

4.  The final 2 of 3 matches (Final X) will occur on 3 separate dates.

June 9, 2018
● Men's freestyle weight classes (57 kg, 70 kg, 74 kg, 97 kg)
● Women's freestyle weight classes (55 kg, 59 kg, 68 kg)

June 16, 2018
● Men's freestyle weight classes (65 kg, 79 kg, 86 kg)
● Women's freestyle weight classes (62 kg, 72 kg, 76 kg)

June 23, 2018
● Men's freestyle weight classes (61 kg, 92 kg, 125 kg)
● Women's freestyle weight classes (50 kg, 53 kg, 57 kg, 65 kg)

So rather than two competitions to see everything, you need to go to 5 competitions.  My opinion - I don't like it.

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Re: New method of making world team
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 08:35:14 PM »
Some aspects I like.  Overall - no.  It will certainly greatly reduce butts in the seats.
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Re: New method of making world team
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 01:26:33 PM »
I think attendance will be down.  Who want's to watch only part of something?  At the very least, hold the Final X matches on the same day or over two days.  It can't be that hard.  Most of the time in the arena will be waiting for the wrestlers to recover and the show will end in a few hours.  I just don't understand the rationale here.

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Re: New method of making world team
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2018, 07:00:44 PM »
Why the exclusion of Greco?  :(

The men's freestyle weight classes (61 kg, 92 kg, 125 kg) on June 23rd is also a bit underwhelming compared to the other two dates....would you rather see Burroughs/Snyder, Stieber/Retherford/Dake/Taylor, or Cox/Gwiz?

I think the concept has some pros, but I'm unsure if this model is sustainable.

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Re: New method of making world team
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2018, 12:18:20 PM »
Why the exclusion of Greco?  :(

The men's freestyle weight classes (61 kg, 92 kg, 125 kg) on June 23rd is also a bit underwhelming compared to the other two dates....would you rather see Burroughs/Snyder, Stieber/Retherford/Dake/Taylor, or Cox/Gwiz?

I think the concept has some pros, but I'm unsure if this model is sustainable.

Greco wasn't excluded, they chose to select their team in a different manner.  Their trials will be in late June in Tulsa, OK alongside the Junior Duals.