And, since the dual season is over, that can only mean that it is time for the 2021 KYPSW Big Ten portion. Remember, this is a standalone contest, in addition to being part of the cumulative overall season KYPSW Championship.

__Description__

The B1G Championships functions as a qualifier tournament for Nationals. The B1G will automatically qualify a certain number of wrestlers per weight class, based on their placing at the B1G Championships. The auto-qualifiers (AQs) will number as follows: 8 @ 125, 133, 141, 157, 165, 174 and 184; 7 @ 149 and 285; 6 @ 197. In addition, there is a need to determine an extra place finish beyond the AQ at each weight to identify the wrestler that falls one place short of being an AQ, per one of the criteria needed to attain “Bronze Standard” for eligibility to obtain an “at-large” berth to Nationals. Long-story-short, the 8 AQ weights will have placement to 9th. All others will have placement to 8th.

__What You Need To Do__

For each of the 10 PSU wrestlers competing at the B1G Championships, predict his:

(1) **Place Finish**, per the __placing categories__ listed below for each weight class; and

(2) **Total Number of Bonus Points** (to the nearest half-point) scored during the tournament __EXCLUDING__ matches wrestled to determine 9th place through 14th place.

**All predictions must be posted in this thread by 10:00 AM Eastern on Saturday, March 6th.**

Placing Categories, By Weight Class

125: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, or “DNP

133: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, or “DNP

141: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, or “DNP”

149: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, or “DNP”

157: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, or “DNP

165: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, or “DNP”

174: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, or “DNP”

184: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, or “DNP

197: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, or “DNP”

285: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, or “DNP”

*Note: As you can see, there is a minimum of 8 place finishes for each weight class. We essentially predict the placing based on the number of AQs +1 for all weights with at least 8 auto-qualifiers. Beyond that, we predict “DNP” for “does not place”.

__Scoring__

For each PSU wrestler, you will be awarded “__Placement Points__” based on your prediction for where the wrestler places in the tournament. You will also be awarded “__Bonus Points__” based on your predicted number of bonus points scored by the wrestler (excluding extra matches wrestled for 9th-14th place). The scoring structure for Placement Points and Bonus Points are listed below.

Placement Points

30 points for predicting a wrestler's place finish exactly (includes the “DNP” category)

25 points for a prediction being off by 1 place

20 points for a prediction being off by 2 places

15 points for a prediction being off by 3 places

10 points for a prediction being off by 4 places

0 points for a prediction being off by 5 or more places

Note: Any "DNP" finish is considered 1 place away from the final placement position for the weight.

Bonus Points

4 points awarded for predicting a wrestler's bonus point total exactly (to the nearest half-point)

3 points awarded for a prediction that is off by 0.5 points

2 points awarded for a prediction that is off by 1.0 points

1 points awarded for a prediction that is off by 1.5 points

0 points awarded for a prediction that is off by 2.0 or more points

Note: Major Decision = 1.0 bonus points; Tech Fall = 1.5 bonus points; Fall, Medical Forfeit, Injury Default, and Disqualification = 2.0 bonus points.

The maximum attainable score under this system is 340 points. __Tiebreaker criteria__ are (1) most placement points, (2) most “30-point” placement predictions, (3) most “25-point” placement predictions, (4) most “20-point” placement predictions, (5) most “15-point” placement predictions, (6) most “10 point” placement predictions, and (7) most Rivals or 24/7 posts.

__Example Predictions/Outcomes/Scoring__

__Example 1__. I predict Wrestler A to finish 5th and score 1.5 bonus points. Wrestler A actually places 1st and scores 2.0 bonus points. I receive 10 Placement Points (1st – 5th = -4 = 10 pts) and 3 Bonus Points (2.0 – 1.5 = 0.5 = 3 pts) for a total of 13 points for my Wrestler A weight class prediction.

__Example 2__. I predict Wrestler B to finish 9th in a 9 AQ weight class and score 2.0 bonus points. Wrestler B actually places 4th and scores 4.0 bonus points. I receive 0 Placement Points (4th – 9th = -5 = 0 pts) and 0 Bonus Points (4.0 – 2.0 = 2.0 = 0 pts) for a total of 0 points for my Wrestler B weight class prediction.

__Example 3__. I predict Wrestler C to finish “DNP” and score 0.0 bonus points in a weight class with 8 AQ. Wrestler C actually finishes 7th and scores 1.0 bonus points. I receive 20 Placement Points (7th – DNP = 2 = 20 pts) and 2 Bonus Points (1.0 – 0.0 = 1.0 = 2 pts) for a total of 22 points for my Wrestler C weight class prediction.

__Example 4__. I predict Wrestler D to place 9th and score 1.5 bonus points. Wrestler D actually withdraws after his first match, does not place in the top 10, and scores 0.0 bonus points. I receive 20 Placement Points (DNP – 9th = 2 = 20 pts) and 1 Bonus Point (0.0 – 1.5 = -1.5 = 1 pt) for a total of 21 points for my Wrestler D weight class prediction.

I will post a link to B1G pre-seeds when they are announced and __actual seeds__ and brackets when they become available.

Again, all predictions must be posted in this thread by 10:00 AM Eastern on Saturday, March 6th.

Although these scores will be compiled with the Dual Season and Nationals scores to crown an overall season champion, all are welcome to join this particular event to be crowned B1G champion. Good luck!