MECHANICSBURG: Wrestling coaches are known for their toughness and no-nonsense approach to the sport they love.
Winners and losers are determined through hard work, preparation and one-on-one skill in the middle of the mat. When adversity springs up, you deal with it head on, improve and move on to the next task.
That’s what is so perplexing by the decision that came out of Wednesday’s PIAA Wrestling Steering Committee meeting. Mediocrity and being more inclusive won out over excellence in the eyes of these same men.
The committee, which is made up of district chairmen, approved by unanimous decision a proposal that will expand PIAA Championship brackets at each weight from 16 to 20. It was an objective that was championed by the Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches Association.
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