January 12, 2018 at 12:09 pm #9508
First of all, if you pay tuition and have the opportunity to build super teams you should be in 7A. These tuition based schools such as Commerce, Jefferson, and Buford are a joke and bad for GA Wrestling being in 1A, 4A, and 5A. It is basically a glorified Participation Trophy. Their competition for a championship is laughable. Looking at the Brackets, Commerce will probably wrestle Trion. Where the hell is Trion. Wow, congrats Commerce for winning the first participation trophy of 2018. Next the mighty Dragons. Seriously you might be Wrestling Troup County for your glorified trophy. Awe, big bad Buford. The only school in Gwinnett County that’s not in 7A for some ungodly reason considering it’s in one of the most populated cities in GA. Hang your heads high Buford when you win this weekend against Cass. If you are a tuition based school and have the opportunity to build super teams you should have to play with the big boys at 7A to get your Participation Trophy bc not one of these fairytale schools could beat Camden. What I think is funny is how none of these tuition based teams have to wrestle each other for a State Title. What a joke. Just a quick reminder Snowflakes, tuition is due.January 12, 2018 at 1:13 pm #9509
Since Commerce doesn’t charge tuition for out of district students, I guess you can leave them out of your jealousy rant…January 12, 2018 at 8:11 pm #9516
This reminds me how people attacked Collins Hill back in the day…..
Let’s see…where to start……Buford has a whopping population of roughly 12,000 people……1276 students…and it’s a city school not a county school.
Pretty sure Dacula, Wesleyan, GACS are still in Gwinnett and aren’t 7A. There’s a really big tournament at Buford every year, if you want some of them, go there and wrestle them…..or venture out to Kansas City.
They are currently building a brand new high school…so looks like you’ll get your wish for them moving up. You might not like it when they get there.January 13, 2018 at 4:59 am #9518
Dear Mr Undergroundchump
Not sure where you get your info but
1) we charge no tuition
2) we get next to NO move ins. If and when we do….it’s normally in early middle school.
3) I hold Camden in very high regard. Great program. I am starting to doubt myself though if they allow you to even watch. Maybe that’s why you are the undergroungchump. Have they banned you ?
4) we have like 450 students and struggle filling out a lineup year to year yet we do not mind traveling to go find competition…..if they let you back in the fold you should suggest the same.
5) we can only wrestle who is in our class…..that’s it.
6) vs the JV Clash every year , go raise some money and go to the real one ! While you will still be left out your team would be better for it !January 13, 2018 at 11:53 am #9520
So I apologize to Commerce, I was miss informed. I will change my name to Undergroundchump. See y’all in the finals.January 13, 2018 at 4:16 pm #9522
Cmon now MachineIt, next to no move ins??? How many kids in your line up actually live in the city limits of Commerce?? Maybe 1??January 13, 2018 at 11:12 pm #9524
iZ…I guess I was truly focused on “move ins “ ….such as in 9th grade to wrestle. NO DOUBT we have a good many kids that live in county that chiose to come to Big C but again….typically in early MIddle School. Also for the most part there parents were graduates of CHS .January 13, 2018 at 11:32 pm #9525
Considering the city of Commerce is on the edge of Jackson Co, bordering Banks Co, and what, 2 miles from Madison Co the Tigers will always have a lot of out of districts. That doesn’t take away from what the Tigers have put together the past 5 years. What’s more impressive is that Commerce, Jefferson and Jackson Co are within a 7 mile radius of each other, Commerce and Jefferson are top 5 in the state and Jackson Co has a solid team.January 14, 2018 at 12:27 am #9526
I agree in broad terms that several of the Classifications are essentially handing out “participation” trophies , but it mostly comes down to a lack of depth in Georgia wrestling. I knew Richmond Hill was good, but I never knew they were about to be state champs. Don’t get me wrong, they deserve it and I’m happy they won but the fact that Richmond Hill are state champs comes down to a lack of depth.
Buford and Jefferson (which are both undoubtedly great teams) also benefit from a lack of statewide depth. Buford has benefited from a couple move ins, but their biggest advantage is having a rich athletic department with a very active group of boosters who were able to attract one of the state’s best coaches. That said, Buford doesn’t have a complete roster and it shouldn’t be hard for somebody to put together a team that challenges Buford. Instead we’ve got schools with over 1000 kids going to the State Duals and forfeiting multiple weight classes because they don’t have a complete team.
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