May 29, 2020 at 8:54 pm #11190
Question, my family is looking to move from Southern California and the local high school would be East Coweta High. Can anyone give me any information about the wrestling program? I have 3 boys, one is a California high school state placer and is currently in college but my middle son is a state ranked kid and going to be a Jr this next school year. I also have a middle school son that is going to be in 8th grade. All high level wrestlers. I’m also a long time coach and run a youth team here in Ca as well as coaching at their high school.
Any info would be greatly appreciated!May 30, 2020 at 9:53 pm #11196
East Coweta advanced 4 guys to state last year. The one East Coweta wrestler who placed graduated.
Unfortunately, that side of Atlanta isn’t really known for good wrestling. I think Star’s Mill had a good wrestler last year, but a lot of schools in that area didn’t advance anyone to the state traditional tournament.May 31, 2020 at 12:44 am #11197
Thanks for the info!May 31, 2020 at 12:45 am #11198
Oh and I noticed hat people refer to the state tournament as “traditional”. Is that in reference to the individual state championships?May 31, 2020 at 7:33 pm #11201
There is also a duals state championship.
Georgia has 7 classifications with schools grouped by student population. Thus, last year there were seven state champions for both the state traditional and duals tournaments. The number of classifications might decrease for the traditional tournament next year (but not the state duals tournament, which is really dumb in my opinion). This will make ot much harder for wrestlers, particular from marginal programs, to make states in the traditional tournament.
If Georgia stays with 7 classifications, then East Coweta’s classification, the one with the largest schools, will theoretically be wide open. Camden County and Collins Hill were the top two programs in that classification last year. Camden graduated essentially it’s whole varsity roster and Collins Hill graduates about 80 percent of their points from last year’s traditional tournament.June 1, 2020 at 1:36 pm #11205
Oh wow. I didn’t realize there were that many classes. So there are 7 state champs in each weight class?June 10, 2020 at 5:58 pm #11216
Yeah, there were 7 state Champions at each weight class last season.
There is supposed to be some type of vote on decreasing the number of classifications for the state traditional tournament to 4 or 5 classifications. If this happens, they would still keep 7 classes for the state duals tournament.
Personally I prefer either:
– 7 classifications for both the duals and tradition tournaments, or
– 7 classes for the duals tournament with only 1 all-classification traditional tournament.
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