View Poll Results: Is the economy resonsible for fewer dual meets ?

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    Olympic Champ r.payton@att.net's Avatar
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    Default Is the economy responsible for fewer dual meets ?

    I believe this
    whatta you guys think ?
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    What is your basis here? Are you saying people don't want to pay for gas, tickets, food, ect. for more dual meets so they save their money for tournaments? If that is your side of the debate then I disagree. It could be possible that vendors have raised prices enough that schools are holding out because they would lose too much money. I could go along with that one.

    Personally I prefer going to dual meets over tournaments if the seats are bleachers. Six hours in bleacher seats is not my idea of a good time.

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    Default Re: Is the economy responsible for fewer dual meets ?

    Possibly.
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    Default Re: Is the economy responsible for fewer dual meets ?

    I would guess that dual meets are not money makers for most colleges, exception being Iowa and a few others, and with money being squeezed at all colleges I think this makes sense.

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    Default Re: Is the economy responsible for fewer dual meets ?

    In asking this question, are you asking whether the NCAA limited the number of dates (16) to cut down on costs? Or are you asking whether the schools are limiting the number of duals within those 16 dates, preferring to go to more tournaments? Or something else?

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    So are we blaming Bush II then or Obama? Its only fair we blame someone...
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    Default Re: Is the economy responsible for fewer dual meets ?

    No blame -just 3.99 a gallon gas and attendance of (at Bloomington)of 25 or so-and from videos of clarian about the same -tournaments seem the future
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    Duals are always very affordable for me, but what always seems outlandish to me is the cost to go to NCAA's!

    Pretty much anyway that you chop it, you're talking about a thousand dollar bill. Yikes!

    I could stay at my son's in Des Moines this year, but it would still be expensive.
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    Lot of travel, little bleacher time and many coaches see how beat up some kids get from 40+ matches before tournament time.
    Self preservation and the good of the wrestlers as they prepare for Conference and NCAA tournaments are the reason. They all need work and competition but overwork hurts the kid which hurts the program.
    They are students and need classroom and study time as well. Few will ever go into wrestling in any kind of career move and most will drop out of and away from wrestling almost completely after they cease active competition.

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