I see Baker Qualified 15 for Nationals, what does that mean exactly? How many wrestlers can one school take to Nationals? I am new to the NAIA, so I need some edumacation about this!
Unless the NAIA changed it, each team is limited to a maximum of 12 qualifiers that they can take to the National tournament and no more than two qualifiers per weight class. So I believe this would mean that if Baker University had 15 wrestlers who met the NAIA qualifying National Tournament standard yesterday, Baker would have to choose 12 from the 15 to actually take to Nationals. I don't believe a team is required to pick a qualifier at each weight class. For example, I believe a team would have the option to pick two qualifiers in 6 weight classes and not select any at the other four weight classes.
This is my understanding of it and please correct me if I am mistaken. Thank you.