Tom, I think it is hard to say 100% when a guy doesn't wrestle if he is ducking or actually injured/sick. Like I stated earlier I don't think Streebler was ducking Ramos but it makes a person think since the dual was in Carver. The issue we have is we ALL know this type of crap happens every year throughout the country. I agree that for conference if 2 guys are unbeaten the #1 seed goes to who has competed the most.
Look at BJ Futrell and the 141 at Big 10 this year. By all accounts BJ isn't coming back probably before the Big 10's so does he get seeded 1? Does he deserve the 2? The 3? We don't know but I think Dardanes and Ballweg deserve a better seed since they actually competed in conference duals. We all know that at 141 seeding could be more important for the team race than say 133 this year. 133 has 2 clear cut guys in the Big where as 141 has multiple guys that could potential win it. Ballweg, Dardanes, Futrell are in my opinon fighting for the #2 seed. The #2 seed in this weight sure beats the #4 seed for team reasons. As it stands currently I think Ballweg deserves the #2 and Dardanes the #3.
Long story short our sport needs to put emphasis on wrestling every dual if possible. I was at Carver when Streebler didn't wrestle and it was deflating as a fan that we didn't get to see #1 vs #2. I was told by several fans in attendance the ONLY reason they came to this dual was to see that match. Maybe these people are fringe fans and won't attend wrestling anymore because of this. It happens all over the country and they need to try and stop it if possible. Again for the record I am using Streebler as an example and don't think he was ducking Ramos.