Well I stirred up a hornets nest.
Within minutes of posting my recent blog, I received a tweet and an email from Keith Carter, the fine USA Wrestling Coaches Council director.
“This is simply not true. Team selection process hasn’t been finalized."
The meeting notes that I referenced are unclear. This was the source of my article and here’s what they say:
2021 Fargo team selection – each state will decide on which athletes to send to Fargo (6 athletes/ weight class). Regionals will change. No wrestler will automatically qualify for Fargo for 2021.
I understand that Keith and members of USA Wrestling-Ohio are working on updating the minutes now to clarify things.
PS In a perfect world, every spot on the national team would be earned through the State and the Regionals with no wildcards and no petitions. Of course, our world is far from perfect.