The Mat Classic is here this weekend! Good luck to all the participants at the big show and I hope everyone has an enjoyable time. Your link to all the brackets in one place is above. Make sure you follow the brackets and use the message board to debate and root for your favorite wrestlers and teams.
The high school season for wrestlers culminates with the Mat Classic in Tacoma toward the end of February. For some wrestlers their best hopes will be fulfilled that weekend while others will have dreams crushed. Just the nature of the beast. The objective is to do your very best and leave no regrets on the match. It is the chance for a few overlooked wrestlers to have a breakthrough state tournament and finish higher than anyone had them ranked. It happens every year and every wrestler, except the top ranked one, should be looking to finish above their ranking. Don’t worry about where you are ranked, instead focus on exceeding that.
Brackets are located on the High School Page. The Rankings Page link is at the top of this page along with a link to the High School Page for 2022-23. Remember to have tournament directors email the completed brackets of their tournaments to be posted on the site and to be reviewed for ranking changes. Also remember to email any input on rankings to me at Info@Washingtonwrestlingreport.net so I can analyze them and then forward them to all the pertinent rankers for review on a class by class basis.
Once the high school season gets underway the brackets and rankings will being updated regularly. As always, feel free to comment on the rankings on the message board as the rankers do read those and use the information in addition to what they are able to review from the data on the WWR web site.
To see quick update of which rankings have been updated simply go to the “Categories” drop down arrow in the upper right hand of the screen right over the ads on the right. Click the arrow and chose “Rankings” and it will lists ALL the rankings by most recent date. Try it and let me know what you think on the message board.
Hard to believe but it seems that not everyone in wrestling is aware of this site and the effort we make as a group to get the information in one central location for all the wrestling fans to see. We need folks to write down my email address (email@example.com) and make sure they hand it to the tournament directors at ALL tournaments and ask them to email the completed brackets to us for posting. The more people we have talking to the administrators that have the data, the more results we will see on the site. Keep the requests going so we can all see what’s happening!
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