The “Success Factor” and “Multiplier”: 3A’s Cross to Bear

ILLINOIS • The IHSA “Success Factor” has elevated another very talented program into the 3A wrestling realm. However, what the IHSA’s “Success Factor,” and even the “Multiplier,” fail to take into consideration is the impact such a move will have on an already top-heavy classification, as well as the classifications those teams leave. These guidelines, in truth, not only do more damage to the wrestling community, but they are truly unjust and do not do justice to providing an equitable system.   

It goes without argument that the 3A state classification for wrestling is the most competitive level of the three state classifications. Now, with the addition of another powerhouse team, this only makes it

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