There Is a 'Me' in Wrestling Teams; Individual Results Mean Team Points as Area Teams Begin Playoffs Today
Spain, Zachary, The Florida Times Union
Byline: ZACHARY SPAIN
With each successive round of the district, regional and state wrestling tournaments, which begin today, the rosters of area teams will shrink.
Because only individual wrestlers advance through the postseason, the role of the team is diminished. Instead, schools earn team points based on how far its wrestlers go.
The top four finishers in each of 14 weight classes will advance to next week's regionals.
"More now [than during the regular season], you are concerned with the individual," said Mandarin coach Jamie Harrison.
Such is the paradox of a team sport in which each wrestler competes alone.
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Publication information: Article title: There Is a 'Me' in Wrestling Teams; Individual Results Mean Team Points as Area Teams Begin Playoffs Today. Contributors: Spain, Zachary - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: February 3, 2006. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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