I understand a lot of the points here. I do think that depending on the perspective, wrestling is an individual and a team sport. There's enough arguments on both sides to keep taking care of individuals and programs. Yes, we definitely want to provide spectators and student body with a great product. However, I hate to be redundant but as far as size of schools, demographics, location, proximity to good wrestling clubs, local competition to go against for improvement....there are absolutely 3 levels in this state that are distinctly different. I'm not saying a D3 kid can't beat a D1 kid, I'm saying the year-round opportunities to get better are so much easier for the typical D1 kid, so there really should be one week competing against similar schools and then one week to show your stuff vs everyone. I mentioned Colorado in an earlier post...CO does NOT have an all-state tournament. They stop at divisionals, which I think is a terrible idea because there are some small school kids that could beat the 5A (aka D1) kid, but they never get a chance. We do get both opportunities, where programs can compete against similar programs, then everyone gets to be on display at MOCs. For the spectators, it's great to see bigger tournaments, etc. but you get that at MOCs. The size of the state makes these arguments difficult because a small bracket at divisionals doesn't look right to me either, but I really think it comes down to the "eye test"...when you look around the state, there are three categories of schools that have wrestling, not two. I do agree that as programs build, maybe there should be more bumping up once you are established. But I don't think it's right to consolidate schools that are clearly different when we get an even better consolidation just one week later. I agree with Coach Darrin, maybe we need to keep improving our wrestling fraternity in the entire state and help each other recruit. The competitors in us probably want to keep some things a secret to protect our own success, but that just ensures that the rich get richer. Overall I think we have some great people in this state at the top of the wrestling world, so I think we are in good shape to do this kind of thing. Maybe doing a spring or summer clinic at Plymouth or Daniel Webster could be a good start? Get some of the best guys talking about recruiting, coaching philosophy, practice schedules, and other stuff besides technique. Could be good and we all get to hang out more throughout the year. We can all take one match or one weight class and prove any of the points listed above, but I think looking at an overall body of work over a period of time will show that consistently putting D3 type kids who have lesser opportunities to improve their wrestling against D2 or D1 kids only accomplishes the task of making the D2 or D1 kid look like he's on a higher pedestal. At the risk of sounding extreme, I'm not interested in making one kid a stepping stone for another kid's success/ego boost just so it's more entertaining for people who aren't putting in the physical work. One kid has one set of opportunities to get better and the other kid has a much tougher road. Let them fight it out at MOCs, not divisionals. Once NH clearly shows two levels of "wrestling opportunities", so be it, but we can't just base it on numbers, we have to look at the makeup of the state a little more deeply. The best point above is that we have the right guys who want to make this better and better every year. Even the guys who disagree handle it like good guys. If we keep that up while thinking of the kids, we will definitely keep improving.