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Weight class debate: Should college wrestling add 11th weight class?

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 Ten weight classes has been a fixture of NCAA college wrestling for more than 60 years, starting with the NCAA wrestling championships in 1952 … then expanded beyond the NCAAs in 1970 to include dual meets and tournaments. In other words, ten weight classes is what most of us have always known. However, some fans have argued that it would be smart to expand to eleven weight classes … with a number of these proponents pushing for a new weight somewhere between today’s 197 and 285 pound classes — say, 220-230 pounds — for a number of reasons, most notably, to expand opportunities for today’s larger athletes, especially football players. 

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