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    What is the opinion on forfeiting a round by a wrestler in a tournament for a more favorable run in the conso bracket? By losing in an opening round it makes it an easier run to a qualifying position to earn a berth in the state tournament.
    I am interested in people on the forums position on this matter.

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    If the bracket is a true double-elimination, every round you advance on the front side is equal to two rounds on the back side. Not to mention, on the back side, you are just one match away from elimination.
    You do the math..... I'll do the alfredo!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RD149-2 View Post
    What is the opinion on forfeiting a round by a wrestler in a tournament for a more favorable run in the conso bracket? By losing in an opening round it makes it an easier run to a qualifying position to earn a berth in the state tournament.
    I am interested in people on the forums position on this matter.
    No way. Why not just win the tournament? OR for goodness sake, get further into the championship bracket and lose to the person you're destined to.... YIKES! At least then you'll have less time spent in the consolations...

    (unless you're in the section finals, know you're already going, and the good guys at the State Tournament are all on the side of the winner of your section... lol.. but they already stopped releasing brackets early for that reason.)

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    While it might be good strategy wise I don't think it sends a bad confidence message to the wrestler who would forfeit.

    I would rather have the wrestler go for the win. If he loses he is right back where the forfeit would have got him anyway.

    I want my wrestlers to believe they can win any given match and go out and give it their all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccbig View Post
    While it might be good strategy wise I don't think it sends a bad confidence message to the wrestler who would forfeit.

    I would rather have the wrestler go for the win. If he loses he is right back where the forfeit would have got him anyway.

    I want my wrestlers to believe they can win any given match and go out and give it their all!
    Absolutely correct, Ccbig! I don't see how this strategy would work, but even so, upsets occur all the time in tournaments, so a win or loss is never guaranteed.
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    You better hope the guy you are avoiding doesn't get upset earlier then you are screwed! Either way, wrestle it out, the cream will always rise to the top.
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