On the evening of Jan. 18, we looked forward to an evening of wrestling when Campbellsport would wrestle Ripon, at Ripon during parent and youth night.

     ... an ugly practice raised it’s head, once again, when the Campbellsport coach presents a full line up of 14 wrestlers for introductions representing the 14 different weight classes, but then does not allow four of his wrestlers to compete against some of our better wrestlers.

     In my opinion, his motive could be to affect the end of year conference tournament that will be held this Saturday at Winneconne.

     Since only the conference match results are used, this prevents unscrupulous coaches from using records against lesser quality teams which is referred to as “sandbagging.”

     Now, this coach that does not allow his wrestlers to wrestle better wrestlers, will perhaps have a record of 3 wins and 0 losses which would be a perfect record and will receive a “top seed,” which means they will more than likely get a free pass to the next round and get team points for this win.
In next round they will perhaps be faced with a wrestler with a poorer record and ability to add more points toward his team. ...

     Let’s reward wrestlers and their coaches the way they should be treated and how this was meant to be run. ...

— Donald Gregor
425 Eureka St.

     To read the entire letter, see the Feb. 1, 2018 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.