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    At 2:45 He talks about the creation of a regional or satellite locations and an eventual final four where teams compete for a team national championship.
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    I think that idea would be detrimental to the lower divisions. I like the current format where all divisions are under one roof.

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    why could they not have the top 4 in all divisions for the championship. The problem with the national duals lies in the fact that that not all of the top teams are there. 4 regional qualifiers and then a weekend national championship sounds good to me.
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    I also like the idea, I think that the only divisions it would necessarily hurt would be NAIA and the Junior College divisions.
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    I don't like a regional championship if it causes all the powerful upper Midwest teams to battle it out for one spot, while other teams can dominate a weaker region. Rather than make it strictly regional, make it a seeded tourney (like NCAA BBall,) where an attempt is made to match talent in so-called "regions."

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    Quote Originally Posted by grapplefan View Post
    I don't like a regional championship if it causes all the powerful upper Midwest teams to battle it out for one spot, while other teams can dominate a weaker region. Rather than make it strictly regional, make it a seeded tourney (like NCAA BBall,) where an attempt is made to match talent in so-called "regions."
    That's kind of the discussion, it's not truly geographical in nature. "Midwest" is a blanket term and doesn't mean that the Big 10/12 will be going for one spot.

    The NCAA roundball is set up in Regionals, but how many teams not within that geographic region are in that "regional".

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    That is kinda what I thought the plan would be. I do really love the idea of having four regional tournaments though. I think that having some major events like this in various places would be great for the sport. I would love to see Oregon State or Boise State host a regional tournament.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snackem View Post
    That is kinda what I thought the plan would be. I do really love the idea of having four regional tournaments though. I think that having some major events like this in various places would be great for the sport. I would love to see Oregon State or Boise State host a regional tournament.
    I agree. One suggestion I would make, from a viewer standpoint, is to have the events separated on two different weekends rather than all four going off simultaneously. Say, for example, you have the East and West regional tournaments go one weekend and the North and South the following weekend.

    This would make following the events less hectic as a fan and easier from a reporting perspective. You'd also then have three weeks of great wrestling rather than just two which would keep the fans focused on wrestling during an entire month rather than just one week as it is now.

    Imagine Jan 8-9 featuring the East and West regions where #1 Cornell and #4 Iowa State are the respective #1 seeds competing that weekend and the following weekend (15th, 16th) in the North and South region #2 Iowa and #3 Ok. St. are the #1 seeds. Then you take a week off to heal and prepare the week of the 22nd-23rd giving fans time to build anticipation and the final four goes off the last week in January.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schlottke View Post
    I agree. One suggestion I would make, from a viewer standpoint, is to have the events separated on two different weekends rather than all four going off simultaneously. Say, for example, you have the East and West regional tournaments go one weekend and the North and South the following weekend.

    This would make following the events less hectic as a fan and easier from a reporting perspective. You'd also then have three weeks of great wrestling rather than just two which would keep the fans focused on wrestling during an entire month rather than just one week as it is now.

    Imagine Jan 8-9 featuring the East and West regions where #1 Cornell and #4 Iowa State are the respective #1 seeds competing that weekend and the following weekend (15th, 16th) in the North and South region #2 Iowa and #3 Ok. St. are the #1 seeds. Then you take a week off to heal and prepare the week of the 22nd-23rd giving fans time to build anticipation and the final four goes off the last week in January.
    I think this is a absolutely terrific idea. It helps spread our limited journalistic resources around, and allows the fans to possibly see two regionals. In NCAA B-Ball, so much happens at once, that hardcore fans miss a lot. But unlike wrestling, there are enormous armies of journalists covering that tourney.

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