I personally won't miss the national duals but if everything was run at high efficiency and all the top teams would buy in I think it could be a real fun event for fans. National duals is way down on my list in terms of college wrestling events I look forward to every year. My list would look something like this....
2. Big Tens
4. wrestle offs
5A. National Duals
5B. Big dual meets
Wrestle offs are ranked higher than Dual meets and National duals.
Why even bother have the season, let's set the team, do a couple major tournaments, then get straight to NCAAs.
wrestle offs more because it means the season is getting kick started, but yes I do look forward to Iowa wrestle offs more than national duals. The time and organization of the event is terrible
I've been to Iowa wrestle offs the past two years and I would gladly keep going to them instead of national duals in its current format. Wrestle offs are great at Iowa and Iowa State. Went to both last year and while very different both do a great job.
I can't justify traveling for national duals right before I go to nationals. Especially not two different weekends for duals.
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"He beat nobodies..Thorn at 133 won't be great, R12 or worse imo...
I just don't see it...David Thorn is not elite. I don't think he'll place"