Originally Posted by Grappler160
once the officials sign off on the match and the regional results are submitted to the IHSA I believe there is nothing that can be done. I am unsure of this however. Too bad for these kids, I hate to see kids not make sectionals on account of a missed rule. Again though this is why I don't like walk overs. settle it on the mat
I know this has been debated over and over again, but this is a prime example as to why walkovers are good. Why do those three kids get a second chance? Not only that, 3 kids are advancing that went split against opponents that aren't going. Why should the 4th place kids not get to go after going 1-1 against the kids who got third and went 1-1 against them? Also, those kids who won the first match probably had a tougher match up in the championship bracket, while the losers of the first match would probably have an easier match or even no match at all.
IHSA should definitely be contacted in this matter though. The ignorance of the head of that regional and the officials for that matter should not be a reason 3 wrestlers don't get to go to regionals.