I know that I asked this question last year so I apologize for my ignorance but how does the NCAA decide which conference sends how many wrestlers (not including WC) to the championships? Is it a set number every year or does it change?
From the link posted above:
The champion in each of the 10 weight classes at each qualifying tournament shall automatically qualify
for the national championships. Each conference or regional qualifying tournament will be informed on February 24, 2011
of the number of qualifiers awarded in each of the 10 weight classes. It is anticipated that 250-300 positions
(approximately 25-30 wrestlers per weight class) will be awarded through this process. For 2011, the
Championships/Sports Management Cabinet has allocated 330 positions for the Division I Wrestling Championships.