So you think it's Ok to reward a wrestler with a win for a FF? Or even a bye?
Although the coaches have zero to little control over Byes and it is a little more palatable the FF wins on record are a reward for showing up. That is exactly what a participation trophy is for. In grade school sure it's maybe tolerable but at the High School level it's a joke. If I use your line of thinking we should give points to the opposing team that is short wrestlers too after all, it's not thier fault they have declining e roll ent and a stronger BB program than wrestling. Right?
So let me ask this would everyone be ok if those FF were clearly stated as part of the record without allot of research required?
Johnny wrestler 33-5 (15 wins via FF,Byes)
Reality check = Johnny Wrestler 18-5 honestly and reality............
So Johnny is a real go getter says nope I will wrestle up do whatever it takes to get on the mat. Record now is;
Johnny Wrestler 26-12 (0-FF,Byes) too me this wrestler is far more impressive and this more clearly represents what he or she has accomplished.
Let's say a wrestler A reaches the milestone of "100 wins" let's say 30% are FF and Byes you Ok with that?
Lets say wrestler B reaches the same milestone but has only 2 FF and byes as wins.
Is the accomplishment equal?
Have both the above wrestlers worked as hard for that milestone?
Everyone on here has wised and moaned about cutting weights and why wrestling is loosing participation but nobody wants to address some core issues about the sport. Nope instead we talk about si gets and wrestling too much and a whole bunch cod,ing and snuggling and everyone's emotional well being. Bunch crybaby crapola if you ask me. The sport is what it is but we just want to have instant success for anyone who participates in it. Coddle coddle coddle. Yup I am tired of political correct BS. It's a tough sport stop watering it down.
The above represent my opinion and my opinion only I do not care if you agree or do not like it, I am not looking for you're approval!