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12/14/20 – Updates to the Wrestling Season Due to Recent Board Actions

December 11, 2020 Wrestling Blog Updates


At a special meeting held on December 10th, the Board of Control upheld its earlier decision by a 12-5 vote to begin practice for winter sports on Dec. 14th and regular-season competition on Jan. 4th, 2021. [Read More from that Meeting]

By confirming its decision from November 18th, winter sports and sport-activities will be permitted to resume activity on Monday the 14 of December. The first official contest date for Wrestling will be January 4th, 2021. Teams will be able to have a ten-week regular season that will allow a maximum of 15 contests, with no more than three (3) contests in a given week. The postseason will begin the week of Monday, March 15. 

Weight management dates will be adjusted to allow certification into a particular weight class at any regularly scheduled match or tournament up to and including the Saturday of NFHS week 34 (February 27, 2021), but the two-pound growth allowance will still be added to each class boundary on December 25, thereby shifting the bounds of the class.

In the coming days and weeks, more details will be released as plans for postseason events continue to take shape.


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