The History of Virginia Wrestling Weight Classes

One of the things that makes it hard to follow wrestling are the different weight classes – no other high school sport has them and they change from time to time and are different in youth, middle, high school and college and in international competition the weights are in kilograms not pounds.  Even just the idea of “making weight” is foreign and unappealing to many kids. Continue reading

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Number of State Placers by School by Region from 1949-2013

Here are some stats to help everyone appreciate all those that came before us.  It’s a breakdown of the number of state placers by school and region from the Virginia state wrestling tournaments from 1949 to 1970 when we had one division and follows the AAA results from 1971 to 2013.  Note that this includes data from many schools that are currently A, AA or private schools. Continue reading