IHSA Sectional Brackets Released

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The IHSA has released official sectional brackets on Track Wrestling.

Class 1A Sectional Brackets

Carterville
Plano
Princeton
Stanford (Olympia)

Class 2A Sectional Brackets

Antioch
Lemont
Mahomet (M.-Seymour)
Washington

Class 3A Sectional Brackets

Barrington
Batavia
Bolingbrook
Hoffman Estates (Conant)

Comments
  1. The reason they don't do the wrestlebacks is lack of mat space. Not sure of the current set up, but Assembly Hall could only hold 6 mats. With that, adding full wrestlebacks would require an entire additional day to the tournament (4 days).

    Iowa has 16 man brackets and full wrestlebacks, but the Des Moines arena holds 8 or 10 mats (I forget which). It still takes 3 full days.
    The part about the schematic is correct. It would not be that difficult to seed the regional champs. Just use the same criteria they use for the sectional champs at state and add one line for returning sectional qualifier (sectonal placer has already been taken care of with the returning state qualifier criteria):

    http://www.ihsa.org/documents/wr/2015-16/manager-manual.pdf

    page 3. Maybe adjust the win totals down 2-3.
    In most cases but just one example nobody at 32 nobody can beat Duncan or Yates and someoneis going to have to beat one them of them just to get to a third place match........

    zeman defaulted for a reason he and coach are lookin ahead ....(otherwise known as ducking )...the best decision he had ....it's shady but that is the result of not seeding them....Lt coach putting his kid in the best possible position to get down state and if would of not defaulted he would have been rewarded with Duncan or Yates.........

    In a WRESTLER BACK to get down state....I wanna see the to best in the finals .give me any other instance where Dylan Duncan would be on the same side of the bracket as Rudy Yates .......

    So it's one more seeding which always are a good time anyway ......it definitely will come into play it matters
    They need to re visit that....they seed for conference,regionals,and just about every other tournament.....but the most important one they don't individually seed.....ie...when two top 10 guys in the nation are wrestling in the semis at 132 ....you wrestle all year to earn that seed ... Do they seed for state tournament or is it the same system[/QU

    I could be wrong, but the schematic plan with three advancing is set up to reward the regional champs with a bye in round one, while allowing for the 2-3 guys a chance to wrestle someone other than who they lost to the previous week. Also, the schematic alternates its order from weight class to weight class so you aren't showing bias to any one regional. The criteria for seeding the regional champs would be a pain, and in truth, is pretty much unnecessary since you are advancing four to state anyways.
    They need to re visit that....they seed for conference,regionals,and just about every other tournament.....but the most important one they don't individually seed.....ie...when two top 10 guys in the nation are wrestling in the semis at 132 ....you wrestle all year to earn that seed ... Do they seed for state tournament or is it the same system
    There are NO seedings at sectionals. Wrestlers are assigned according to the schematic from their placing (1-3) at the 4 regionals that feed into the sectional.
    Yes, I think the Illinois state tournament is the only tournament in the world at any level/style that the finalists have to weigh in 3 days in a row to wrestle a total of 4 matches.
    I also hate the one and done. Draws mean a lot and the top two end up facing in the semis way too much. It sucks. IHSAA won't provide wrestlebacks because they can't figure out a way to make more money off of it unless they pay to rent Banker's Life for more than a day and a half.

    On the other hand, I think it sucks in Illinois for a kid to go 2-2 and not place. Three days is much too long for a tourney that only places six.
    Indiana needs to fix their state tournament. The win your 1st match = you place and lose your 1st match = you don't place is horrible. Draw the eventual champ 1st round and you don't even get a wrestleback.
    Indiana's semistates are done pretty much the same way, except now they advance four from their regional and the champ gets a fourth placer from another regional in round one.

    Your explanation is better, as it discusses words instead of numerical valuing....always a plus for me! Thanks, Pops.
    Sectionals are not seeded. The 4 regional champs are separated by a predetermined schematic and the 2 other placers from each region are plugged in on the other side of the bracket from their regional champ. So Reel and Grau are placed in the bracket where the regional champs from their regionals would be placed regardless of who they were. Same with the other regional champs and placers.
    I understood that each of the sectional winners come in as one-seeds and are paired with second-third placers from other regionals in a three man group and that the order of the one-seeds and the two-three pairings is determined by some kind of random ordering of the four regionals feeding in. So, for example in weight 106, one-seed A from Regional A is grouped with two-seed B from Regional B and three-seed C from Regional C and so on throughout the single bracket, with the starting order changing for the next weight class. That is how it seems to me. If I am wrong, I apologize.
    How are the Seedings done? When looking at the bracket where is the number one seed? I'm looking at the Washington tournament and it appears that the 1 spot is on top And that is Reel from Washington. Hunter Grau is rated number1 in the state ans is undefeated . He is also a returning state champ at 138 so I cannot see any rational in which he is not the number 1 seed. So perhaps I'm reading this wrong and he is the number 1 seed. Please clarify.