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01/23/24 – Wrestling Postseason Updates

January 23, 2024 Athletic Department Blog Updates


The KHSAA wanted to update member schools about Wrestling postseason dates and sites.

As we approach the first postseason for girls’ wrestling as a sanctioned sport, it is imperative that member schools continue to be diligent in maintaining accurate rosters in both the KHSAA subdomain and TrackWrestling. Coaches must also be entered on the KHSAA subdomain and meet all Bylaw 25 requirements for those entering the girls’ only competition.

Female student-athletes have a choice of which postseason to enter (Boys/Coed or Girls) but cannot enter both due to weight management/class requirements and the concurrence of the championship events. Any female entered in the girls’ postseason may not also be entered in the boys’ tournament, and vice versa. Once entered into the postseason, the student-athlete shall compete in that division for the remainder of the postseason.

Female student-athletes desiring to enter the girls’ wrestling postseason should have a profile in TrackWrestling and be entered into the KHSAA roster system as well. Ideally, female student-athletes recorded weigh-ins and match results in the girls’ season throughout the year, but for this inaugural season, results from the boys’ season can be used for certification into a weight class. The deadline to certify into a weight class is Jan. 27.

A wrestler is certified into a particular weight class at any regularly scheduled match or tournament any time on or prior to this date by making base weight (including growth allowance after December 25) at an official weigh-in as long as that certified weight is not below the documented minimum weight and is at a time allowed by the minimum weight calculations. 

Once a wrestler is certified into a particular weight class as of the Saturday of NFHS week 30, he/she may weigh in only in that class and one class above. He/she is automatically re-certified into a higher weight class after the Saturday of NFHS week 30 by weighing in and qualifying for that class, but never into a lower weight class. After the Saturday of NFHS week 30, making base weight (including growth) two classes above any previously certified weight class automatically renders that wrestler ineligible for the remainder of the year to wrestle in the lower weight class (previous certified weight).


  • Girls’ Region Wrestling Tournaments can be held Feb. 2-3.
  • Tickets will be available for purchase in the coming days at Member schools that utilize GoFan during the year for their events will also be able to have patrons access tickets on that school’s home page.
  • The following reflects hosts/sites for the upcoming events:
Qualifiers Site Date(s)
Region 1 (1-2) Caldwell County HS Feb. 3
Region 2 (3-4) Central HS Feb. 3
Region 3 (5-6) Bryan Station HS Feb. 3
Region 4 (7-8) Montgomery County HS Feb. 3


  • Boys’/Coed Region Wrestling Tournaments can be held Feb. 9-10.
  • The following reflects hosts/sites for the upcoming events:
Region Host School/Site Date(s)
1 Calloway County HS Feb. 10
2 Central Hardin HS Feb. 9-10
3 Fairdale HS Feb. 10
4 Western Hills HS Feb. 10
5 Boone County HS Feb. 10
6 Frederick Douglass HS Feb. 10
7 Knox Central Feb. 10
8 Phelps HS / at Pike Co. Central HS Feb. 10


  • The 2024 KHSAA State Wrestling Championships presented by UK Healthcare will take place February 15-17 at Alltech Arena in Lexington.
  • The Boys’/Coed State Wrestling Championship will be held Feb. 15-16, followed by the inaugural Girls’ State Wrestling Championship on Feb. 17.
  • All tickets will be sold online via GoFan, the KHSAA’s official digital ticket vendor, with no cash sales available at the walk-up gate.
  • Tickets will be available for purchase in the coming days at
  • After the first day of the boys’/coed state competition, each weight class will have a ONE-POUND growth allowance added.
  • The KHSAA website will be updated as final details and schedules are finalized.


About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 290 member schools, both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 229 state championships to 59 teams and 178 individuals in 13 sports and six sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 109,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.


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