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12/01/14 – Officials Part 2 Exam Available for Basketball and Wrestling

Basketball Blog Updates

The Part 2 Exam for Basketball and Wrestling is now available online through midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, December 14. There will be no way for anyone to take the test after the deadline. It is highly recommended that all registered officials take the part 2 exam.

Login to http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the part 2 exam.  A minimum score of 80 on the exam is one of the requirements to be assigned to officiate postseason contest. The part 2 also allows for officials to obtain a level 2 or level 3 rating with the KHSAA (for details see the KHSAA Handbook beginning page 5 – Officials Guidebook Policies).

Please remember that you must login to the officials page of the KHSAA website.  If you cannot remember your password, please choose the reset your password (in blue). This will take you through the steps to reset your password.

Good luck on the test and this season!

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11/21/2014-Required Wrestling Mat Area

Wrestling Blog Updates

As a part of the Wrestling rules clinic each year, the NFHS lists certain rules that have not changed but should be reviewed and made a “Point of Emphasis” (POE). One such POE this year has resulted in some dialogue among our member school representatives regarding the requirements for our member schools.
Required Safety Mat Area Surrounding Wrestling Mats During Competition (NFHS Rule 2-1-2) states, “The wrestling area of the mat shall be a circular area a minimum of 28 feet in diameter. Surrounding and secured to the wrestling area of the mat shall be a safety mat area of approximately 5 feet wide.”
This means there shall be approximately 5 feet of safety mat area from the out of bounds circle to the nearest obstacle of any kind, i.e., gym floor, tables, chairs, clocks, etc.
The wording “approximately 5 feet” is used because as mats age they may shrink, which could minimally […]

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10/06/14 – Wrestling Online Rules Clinic Now Available

Wrestling Blog Updates

The mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Wrestling is available beginning today, October 6. Below is additional information:

October 6 to December 7 (Officials) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.

October 6 to December 14 (Coaches) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed at no charge during this period.

December 8 to January 11 (Officials) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

December 15 to January 18  (Coaches) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($100) during this period.

January 12 to February 12 (Officials) – the Wrestling Clinic will be online only and may be viewed for the makeup fee ($300) per the Bylaw 27 schedule during this period. After this time, postseason penalties per […]

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09/16/14 – Wrestling Fall Clinic Information for Officials

Officials Division Blog Updates

Reminder that the fall clinic for wrestling officials will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Four Points by Sheraton Lexington located at 1938 Stanton Way Lexington 40511.

This meeting does not count toward the mandatory online rules clinic requirement.

The agenda is as follows: 2014-15 KWOA Fall Clinic Agenda

Saturday – September 27th

9:00 – 9:30 am: Registration – Mike Ford / Chris Reeves

09:30 – 09:40 am: Welcome / Introductions – Chris Shaw

9:40 – 10:00 am: Website / Facebook / Email / Interaction – Andrew Dennison

10:00 – 10:20 pm: Arbiter Program – David Wolterman

10:20 – 10:30 pm: Break

10:30 – 10:50 pm: Referees and their Duties – Rocky Durham

10:50 – 11:10 pm: Weigh-In Procedure – Eric Friddle / Mike Ford / Chris Reeves

11:10 – 12:20 pm: Lunch

12:20 – 12:40 pm:  Escapes & Reversals – Garrett Scotty / Kenny Lonkard

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08/16/14 – Reminder about Carryover Ejections from 2013-2014

Athletic Department Blog Updates

In several unfortunate situations each year, coaches or athletes with eligibility remaining are ejected near the end of the season, or near the end of the season for violations of Bylaw 15, Sportsmanships. Please note that when that happens, the penalty carries to the next year if the student-athlete remains enrolled, and to the new school if the coach changes jobs/schools. 

Please note all rules related to player/coach ejections, including the provisions for varsity and non-varsity ejections, are listed at http://khsaa.org/dq-policy-on-reinstatement-of-disqualified-apolicy-on-reinstatement-of-disqualified-athletes-coaches/, and a complete list from 2013-2014 is listed on the KHSAA website at http://khsaa.org/dq_list_public/. You will need to review this listing to ensure that you properly require athletes and coaches to miss the required contests if in fact they were ejected. 

Also note that being ineligible for scrimmages (sitting out) does NOT satisfy any penalty, such must be served at the varsity contest level.

If you have specific questions, please contact Michael Barren (mbarren@khsaa.org) […]

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02/19/14 – KHSAA Wrestling State Championships Head To Alltech Arena This Week

2013-2014 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 19, 2014 

The 2014 KHSAA Wrestling State Championships head to Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park this week (Feb. 21-22). Gates will open to the public on Friday at 9 a.m., with the first round matches set to begin at 10 a.m.

Saturday’s competition opens with third round championship bracket matches at 9:30 a.m., continuing through the consolation bracket finals at 4 p.m. The opening ceremony for the championship finals is scheduled for 6 p.m., and will be streamed live at KHSAA.org.

A complete list of printable brackets for the 2014 KHSAA Wrestling State Championships can be found at:
http://khsaa.org/wrestling/2014/wrbrackets.pdf 

Live scoring for the event is available at:
http://khsaa.org/2014-state-wrestling-complete-bracket-pairings-results/ 

The championship program is available for download at:
http://khsaa.org/Publications/Programs/20132014/Wrestling/wrestlingprogram2014.pdf 

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02/19/14 Wrestling State Information

Wrestling Blog Updates

For information about  the State Championships, please visit our Wrestling page at http://khsaa.org/sports/winter/wrestling/ for all the updated information. As a reminder to coaches, don’t forget to download your copy of the brackets. We no longer provide a hard copy for you. Coaches are also advised to weigh-in any fifth place regional wrestler in case of replacement the day of the State Tournament. If any of you have a wrestler pull out, please contact this office ASAP so that we may call the next school in line, so that their fifth place finisher may enter the tournament.

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02/17/14 – Advanced Ticket Sales

Wrestling Blog Updates

Coaches remember the passes for you and your staff are free and they will be Coaches Passes. Using the Member Schools Athletic Personnel list, coaches who have completed this year’s online rules clinic and are current in the sports safety course will be issued floor passes at no additional charge. For many of you, this will result in significant savings where you had been purchasing extra coaches passes as well as purchasing additional tickets for coaches. We will have the passes in your coaches’ packets to be picked up Thursday afternoon between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the arena.

Tickets – If you plan to buy tickets for team supporters, you are no longer required to fill out paperwork. Advanced all-session passes are $25.00. One-day passes are $15.00. These will be available during the packet pickup session on Thursday, but only until 6 p.m., and will be available on Friday at the box office.The advanced ticket sales are […]

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02/14/14- Update to Regional Wrestling Schedules

Wrestling Blog Updates

Due to inclement weather there have been some delays and postponements of some of our Wrestling Regional competitions that were scheduled for today and tomorrow.

The following is the current status of each region:

Region 1: No Change

Region 2: Will begin on Saturday @ 11:00 AM Weigh-ins, LaRue County High School with completion Sunday at 1 PM

Region 3: Saturday, Noon start with completion Sunday at 1 PM

Region 4: Saturday, Noon start with completion Sunday at 1 PM

Region 5: Saturday weigh-ins begin @ 9:00 AM

Region 6: Saturday, Noon start with completion Sunday at 1 PM

Region 7: No Change

Region 8: No Change

We will post updates throughout the day as each region finalizes its contingency plans and will also provide updates if there are any changes to the current plans. Thank you.

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02/12/14 – Wrestling Time Schedule

Wrestling Blog Updates

For nearly a year, the KHSAA staff has been working and preparing for the upcoming state wrestling tournament. After evaluating the last three to four years of tournament schedules and activity, three major problem areas were identified that needed immediate resolution:

  • The “break” prior to the last wrestling round had to be eliminated, or certainly minimized. The circus atmosphere that had developed, which some may have viewed as fun, in fact resulted in at least five individuals being hit by thrown objects, including two police officers. Coaches and other adults refused to take charge of the situation, and in fact participated in many cases. And despite having more than double the security staff as had ever been in place in the previous facility, the situation came to a point where the future ability to retain security assistance from trained and sworn police officers was in jeopardy, as well as the future use of this […]

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02/06/14 Housing and Ticket Information

Wrestling Blog Updates

Coaches, suggestions for housing for the state tournament can be found on the Wrestling page ( http://khsaa.org/sports/winter/wrestling/ ) of our website. Click on the State Information link and you will find several links that will help you find accommodations; there is even a direct link to the Clarion Hotel which is once again serving as our Headquarters Hotel. Several of the area hotels have agreed to a set price for the tournament, so mention that when you call. Coaches Passes  – Using the Member Schools Athletic Personnel list of Coaches who have completed this year’s online rules clinic and are current in the sports safety course, we will issue floor passes to your school for each of your coaches at no additional charge. For many of you, this will result in significant savings where you had been purchasing extra coaches passes as well as purchasing additional tickets for coaches. We will have the passes in your coach’s packets to be picked up Thursday afternoon between […]

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02/05/14 State Tournament Information

Wrestling Blog Updates

The information and instructions for the 2014 State Wrestling Tournament have been posted online, and can be accessed by going to the wrestling page of the KHSAA website.

I would strongly suggest that all competing schools download the files to ensure that you are aware of all KHSAA rules regarding this tournament.  http://khsaa.org/sports/winter/wrestling/ 

Look for more blog posts over the next two weeks concerning state tournament information. As always, please make yourself familiar with the Wrestling page mentioned above. It can be your best resource.

Best of luck to you during the Regional Tournament!!

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01/30/14 Post Season Information

Wrestling Blog Updates

The information and instructions for the 2014 Regional Tournaments have been posted online. You can access the information by going to the wrestling page of the KHSAA website. All coaches are expected to take the time to read these items carefully, even veteran coaches, as changes have been made this year. Those of you who will serve as Regional Managers will find your instructions have also been posted to the wrestling page.

I would strongly suggest that all competing schools download the files to ensure that you are aware of all KHSAA rules regarding these tournaments.   http://khsaa.org/sports/winter/wrestling/    Best of luck to you for the remainder of the season. Keep looking to this blog for further updates as we get closer to the Regional and State Tournaments.

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01/08/14 Skin Condition Reminder

Wrestling Blog Updates

Happy New Year, I hope your season is going well for you and your team. At this time of year the reports of wrestlers with skin conditions are increasing. I would like to remind each of you to take the necessary steps to aid in the prevention of the spread of these conditions. Coaches please continue to monitor your students and if need be, refer them to a local medical professional. Coaches and officials, please take note that we updated the “Wrestling SKIN CONDITION” form ( WR111) several years ago. We believe it will benefit all parties involved by clearly stipulating weather the condition falls under Rule 4-2-3 (which requires a form to be renewed every Seven days) or Rule 4-2-5 (that allows for valid documentation for the duration of the season). Please take time to make your self familiar with this form. It can be found on the Wrestling page  as  both a PDF or word doc. Always remember, regardless of documentation, NFHS rule 4-2-4 states: … […]

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02/06/14 – Wrestling State Information – Time Schedule

Wrestling Blog Updates

THIS INFORMATION HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED BY ADDITIONAL ACTION REGARDING THE 2014 TOURNAMENT DUE TO SPECIFIC REQUESTS FROM PARTICIPATING COACHES. THIS IS KEPT ON FILE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE IN CASE ISSUES ARE NOT RESOLVED AT THE 2014 EVENT BUT IS NOT IN EFFECT FOR 2014.

The time schedule for the State Wrestling Tournament has been posted online for a few days, but based on a few inquiries, primarily from the Lexington area, it appears there is some misinformation being distributed, and exacting clarification may be helpful.

The staff members that manage this event have consulted a great many groups, and looked at dozens of ideas. They have talked to their peers in other states, other event promoters, coaches, officials and all sorts of other individuals. The Wrestling advisory committee, made up predominantly of coaches at this time, was one of the first groups consulted. That means some suggestions were used, and some […]

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12/03/13 – KHSAA Partners With First String Media, PrepSpin.com For Enhanced Web Streaming Network

2013-2014 News Releases

KHSAA Partners With First String Media, PrepSpin.com For Enhanced Web Streaming Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 3, 2013

Through a new venture launched prior to the start of the 2013-14 season, the KHSAA has transitioned its online video broadcast network (KHSAA.tv) to an internal operation through a new partnership with First String Media and PrepSpin.com. After outsourcing its championship webcasts in previous seasons, this year’s championship events will feature live video streaming and highlight packages produced internally through the new partnership. Live video streaming, archived broadcasts and highlight packages will remain free of charge through the Association’s website.

KHSAA.org will remain the exclusive home for live video streaming of KHSAA Championship events, with live championship coverage of 11 events, and post-event highlight packages provided for six other sports and sport-activities. Live video streaming will be available for a total of 41 games during the 2013-14 season through […]

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11/27/13 – Part Two Exam Notice

Wrestling Blog Updates

The Part 2 Exam will be available online beginning December 2nd through midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, December 15. Login to http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test.  A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be assigned to officiate postseason play. If you have forgotten your password, click on the blue “click here” in the first line on the login page.  This will take you through the steps to reset your password. Good luck!

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11/22/13 – On-Demand Printing For KHSAA Championship Programs

2013-2014 News Releases

Updated commemorative copies of each completed KHSAA fall championship event are now available for on-demand printing through TheBookPatch.com. Full color and black-and-white versions of this year’s championship programs (Golf, Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball) are all available for purchase.

Commemorative editions of each championship program from the 2012-13 season are also available through TheBookPatch.com, along with the 2013-14 KHSAA Events Calendar and 2013-14 Handbook.

A complete list of KHSAA programs available for sale can be found at:

http://www.thebookpatch.com/BookStoreResults.aspx?search=KHSAA&ddl=authors

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11/21/13 – Wrestling Rule Interpretation

Wrestling Blog Updates

We have had a request for a ruling on the use of an ‘MMA Style’ headgear. The ‘MMA Style’ headgear is considered ILLEGAL equipment and is not approved to use in Kentucky per the NFHS. If a contestant shows up with this style headgear during competition then it should be handled as any other ILLEGAL Equipment (Start Injury Time, issue a Technical Violation and they have 1.30 to correct).  

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10/09/13 – Commissioner Issues Clarification about Postgame Activity, Corrections to Erroneous Media and Social Media Reports

Athletic Department Blog Updates

First, for those who may choose to read no further, there has never been a ban or prohibition on postgame handshakes or other types of good sporting behavior by the KHSAA, its Commissioner or its Board of Control. Nor has such a ban been proposed. There is no ban or prohibition on such activity today or contemplated for the future.

This message has been composed entirely by the Commissioner of the KHSAA. I do not want any room for misinterpretation or anyone else being accused of being involved. As the Commissioner, I take very seriously my role to ensure clear, concise and accurate communication regarding the expectations for our membership, participants, coaches, officials and all involved.

However, yesterday (10/8), at best a poorly worded and at worst, an incomplete, notice was sent from me to the member schools regarding postgame activity. Regardless of the number of people who had written […]

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10/08/13 – Commissioner’s Directive on Postgame Activity

Athletic Department Blog Updates

For those that may choose to read only the first few lines, it is worth reiteration. THERE IS NO BAN OR PROHIBITION ON POSTGAME HANDSHAKES. Has not been considered, contemplated or reviewed as an option.

Several sports have “traditions” regarding postgame handshakes, etc. by team members (both en masse and as individuals), but none of them have such action dictated by playing rules. While it is an obvious sign of sportsmanship and civility, many incidents have occurred both in Kentucky (more than two dozen in the last three years in Kentucky alone) and throughout the country, where fights and physical conflicts have broken out during these postgame handshakes. And this is not restricted to specific sports. In our state alone, incidents in soccer, football and volleyball have occurred this fall.

Unfortunately, the adrenaline and effort required to participate in the sport sometimes seems to deplete the supply of judgement available to participants. And this can […]

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08/01/13 – Early Planning Notes

Wrestling Blog Updates

With school under way in some of our districts, I realize some of you are trying to finalize your schedules. Two items to keep in mind as you go forward. I know some of you are wanting to get into the NWCA Weight Management  website and begin entering your schedules and other data. When the NWCA emails the temporary login information for each of you, I will send it on to you that day. Until then, the site is not open and you will just have to wait on that task. Some of you are new to coaching and the pre-season scrimmages can get tricky if your not careful. Each school is allowed two scrimmages against other schools. Keep in mind they can only be three hours in total length from the first match until the last match is over. Along with that, you must adhere to the recovery time rule between matches. If too […]

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02/14/13 – Wrestling Substitutions

Wrestling Blog Updates

2013 State Wrestling Substitutions  NOTE: First substitution of any withdrawn wrestler goes to the 5th place finisher in the region.  WT REG POS WRESTLER OUT ROLL UP 145 2 2 Spencer Hines, LaRue Co. 3 Zack Richardson, Taylor Co. 4 Warren Tucker, John Hardin 5 Noah Conley, Boyle Co. 220 1 2 Ryan Duvall, Apollo 3 Cole Sherman, Union County 4 Dustin Armendariz, Fort Campbell 5 Tevin Toler, Christian County 113 4 4 Tyler Warterbury, Atherton 5 Robbie Croghan-Miller, Central 120 4 4 Davon Adams, Central 5 Keith IIand, Atherton 170 7 2 Bryan Chi, Tates Creek 3 Zach Roland, Montgomery County 4 Emir Bernabe, Woodford County 5 Cameron Murphy, Western Hills 132 5 3 Riley Hawes, Eastern 4 Easton Schneider, South Oldham 5 Dakota Ford, Spencer County 195 5 4 Dhananjay Arora, Eastern 5 Daniel Yun, Male

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02/11/13 – KHSAA State Wrestling Championships This Week At Alltech Arena

2012-2013 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 11, 2013 

The 50th annual KHSAA Wrestling State Championships will take place this week (Feb. 15-16) at Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The two-day event begins Friday, Feb. 15 with first- and second-round matches. Doors open to the public at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, with first round matches beginning at 10 a.m.

Saturday’s competition begins with the Third Round Championship Bracket at 9:30 a.m., followed by fourth-, fifth- and sixth-round matches. The Consolation Bracket Finals will begin no earlier than 4:00 p.m., with the State Championship Opening Ceremonies starting at 6:15 p.m. (at the earliest). Saturday’s weight class championships will be broadcast live at khsaa.tv beginning at 7 p.m.

Admission to the event is $15 per day, or $25 for a two-day pass, with kids 10-and-under admitted free. For more information, including full brackets for each weight class, visit the Wrestling home page at khsaa.org.

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02/11/13 – Wrestling State Notes 3

Wrestling Blog Updates

Today Coaches, I want to send this reminder that your coaches packet will be available (with advanced sale tickets in the packet) for pick up at the arena from 3 pm until 6 pm Thursday. This is for your convenience. We have very long lines on Friday morning with Coaches trying to pick these up and dispense passes to their team party. If you can not make it Thursday evening, you can pick them up Friday. Just remember, we WILL NOT be handling any sales or collection of monies on Friday. So if we don’t have your order by the deadline (allowing us to have it in your packet) your team party will have to purchase their passes at the general admission gate. Athletic Trainers. The KHSAA will Staff the tournament with Medical personnel (Doctors, ATC’s and ATS’s). If you want your trainer to come to the event, you must purchase a pass for them (WR120). If you feel there is a need for them to be on the floor, they must contact David Jacobs, University of […]

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02/09/13 – Adopted Wrestling Alignment, Effective 2013-2014

Wrestling Blog Updates

REGION 1 – Caldwell County, Calloway County, Christian County, Fort Campbell, Graves County, Hopkinsville, Ohio County, Paducah Tilghman, Trigg County, Union County, University Heights REGION 2 – Apollo, Barren County, Central Hardin, Daviess County, Fort Knox, John Hardin, LaRue County, Meade County, Nelson County, North Hardin, Owensboro, Taylor County, Thomas Nelson REGION 3 – Bullitt Central, Bullitt East, DeSales, Doss, Fairdale, Fern Creek, Holy Cross (Louisville), Iroquois, North Bullitt, Pleasure Ridge Park, Southern, Valley REGION 4 – Atherton, Central, DuPont Manual, Eastern, Jeffersontown, Kentucky School f/t Blind, Male, Moore, Seneca, Shawnee, St. Xavier, Trinity (Louisville), Western REGION 5 – Anderson County, Franklin County, Grant County, North Oldham, Oldham County, Scott County, South Oldham, Spencer County, Western Hills, Woodford County REGION 6 – Boone County, Campbell County, Conner, Cooper, Dixie Heights, Holmes, Newport, Ryle, Scott, Simon Kenton, Walton-Verona REGION 7 – Boyle County, Bryan Station, Danville, Henry Clay, Lafayette, Madison Central, Madison Southern, McCreary Central, Paul […]

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02/06/13 – Wrestling State Notes 2

Wrestling Blog Updates

Today Coaches, I want to send this reminder of how important the 5th place finisher in regions can become. Should a school have an athlete finish 1-4 in the region and he/she is unable to compete in the state tournament due to schedule conflicts, injury or other documented reason; the remainder of the bracket will be “rolledup”, and the replacement wrestler seeded fourth. If a bracket position is vacated and unable to be filled by an alternate from the region, the option will roll in random order to another region. Coaches are advised to weigh-in any fifth place regional wrestler in case of replacement the day of the State Tournament. If any of you have a wrestler pull out, please contact this office ASAP so that we may call the next school inline, so that their 5th place finisher may enter the tournament.

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02/05/13 – Wrestling State Notes 1

Wrestling Blog Updates

Coaches, Suggestions for Housing for the State tournament can be found on the Wrestling page ( http://khsaa.org/sports/winter/wrestling/ ) of our website. Click on the State information link and you will find several links that will help you find accommodations, there is even a direct link to the Clarion Hotel which is serving as our Headquarters Hotel. Several of the area hotels have agreed to a set price for the tournament, so mention that when you call. Advanced Tickets at a discounted price for the Teams. We have tried in the past to do this at the site, the day of the tournament. This does not work. Last year we tried to get you to purchase them online ahead of the tournament and many of you said you don’t have a credit card. This year you MUST fill out the WR120 form ( found on the wrestling page) and mail that, with a check, to my office. We will have the passes in your coaches packets to […]

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02/4/13 – Ebonite/KHSAA Bowling Championships This Week; Holy Cross (Louisville) Penalized For Bylaw 10 Violation; Regionals Approaching For Wrestling, Swimming & Diving

2012-2013 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 4, 2013 

2013 Ebonite/KHSAA Bowling Championships This Week

The 2013 Ebonite/KHSAA Bowling State Championships will take place this week (Feb 7-8) at Executive Strike and Spare in Louisville. The two-day event begins Thursday, Feb. 7 with the Singles Championship. Doors open to the public at 9:15 a.m., with player introductions starting at 9:45 a.m. The field will be narrowed to the top eight individuals (boys and girls) at 12:10 p.m., with an awards ceremony scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

Friday’s Team Championship begins with team introductions at 7:30 a.m. The girls’ team qualifying games will commence at 7:50 a.m., with the final team match slated for 12:15 p.m. The boys’ team competition is scheduled to begin at 1:35 p.m., with the championship match set for 5:15 p.m.

Admission to the event is $10 per day, or $15 for a two-day pass. For more information visit the Bowling home page at khsaa.org.
 

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01/28/13 – Board of Control Approves Basketball Region I, Statewide Wrestling Realignments

2012-2013 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2013

The KHSAA Board of Control approved new alignments for Basketball Region I and all eight Wrestling regions during its January meeting at the KHSAA office on Monday.

Following the consolidation of schools in McCracken County, KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett and area Board of Control members met with representatives from the first region in Mayfield. With all Region I schools in attendance, the feedback from the meeting was to realign within the region, and not bring additional teams into the region. Three options for realignment were presented following the meeting in Mayfield. On Monday, the Board voted to approve Option A for the 20013-14 season (detailed below), which will also be applied to baseball, softball, soccer and volleyball:

District 1 – Carlisle County, Fulton City, Fulton County, Hickman County

District 2 – Ballard Memorial, Graves County, Mayfield

District 3 – Community Christian, McCracken County, Paducah Tilghman, St. Mary

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01/28/13 – Status of Realignment of Wrestling Regions

Wrestling Blog Updates

The Board of Control took final measures to approve a new wrestling alignment for the 2013-14 season, after reviewing input from the member schools to the proposal which was originally recommended on Nov. 12. No changes were made to the original draft. Please refer to the Alingment information found on the Wrestling page of the KHSAA website. http://khsaa.org/wrestling/realignment/draftalignmentofwrestlingteamsfor20132014.pdf 

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01/30/14 – Post Season Information

Wrestling Blog Updates

The information and instructions for the 2014 Regional Tournaments have been posted on line. You can access the information by going to the wrestling page of the KHSAA website.Coaches even though some of you are veterans, please take time to read these carefully, there have been changes made this year. Those of you who will serve as Regional Mangers, you will find your instructions have also been posted to the wrestling page.   I would strongly suggest that you as a competing school, download the files to ensure that you are aware of all KHSAA rules regarding these tournaments.   http://khsaa.org/sports/winter/wrestling/    Best of luck to you for the remainder of the season. Keep looking to this blog for further updates as we get closer to the […]

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01/17/13 – Score Clock Promotion

Wrestling Blog Updates

Coaches, I have attached a link to a letter that you can copy and present to wrestling supporters in your area, asking for possible advertisers for the score clocks that we use at the State tournament. In the past, several schools have sold advertisement spots to local business that support wrestling and some have even had their own booster clubs purchase adds in support of their wrestling team. I hope that those of you who have bought advertisement boards in the past will continue this year. Those coaches, who are new, may want to begin a new tradition by having your program prominently displayed in the arena. Please feel free to contact me by email, mbarren.@khsaa.org or phone 859-299-5472, if you have further questions. Thanks again for your support of our tournament. http://www.khsaa.org/wrestling/letterpromoscoreboardads.pdf

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01/07/13 – Wrestling SKIN CONDITION

Wrestling Blog Updates

We have been contacted in the office that certain skin conditions have been identified at this weekends past tournaments held at  multiple sites. I would like to remind each of you to take the necessary steps to aid in the prevention of the spread of these conditions. Coaches please continue to monitor your students and if need be, refer them to a local medical professional. Coaches and officials, please take note that we updated the “Wrestling SKIN CONDITION” form ( WR111) two years ago. We believe it will benefit all parties involved by clearly stipulating weather the condition falls under Rule 4-2-3 (which requires a form to be renewed every Seven days) or Rule 4-2-5 (that allows for valid documentation for the duration of the season). Please take time to make your self familiar with this form. I have included a link to our website where you may download and make copies as needed. Always remember, regardless of documentation, NFHS rule 4-2-4 […]

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01/04/13 – New Mat Offer

Wrestling Blog Updates

As many of you Coaches are aware, we have been very fortunate to have the EZ Flex Sport Mats Company help us with our State Championships by providing the Mats. Many of you have purchased these mats at a savings by not having to pay the shipping and handling charges. This year we have again entered into an agreement with EZ Flex Sport Mats. If you are in the market for a new mat, you may want to see the attached flyer and give Dave a call today!         http://khsaa.org/wrestling/ezflexmatsale.pdf

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12/21/12 – KWOA Member to Officiate FILA Tournament

Wrestling Blog Updates

A KWOA member and KHSAA official, Toska Adams, will be traveling to Kiev, Ukraine this spring with the USA Men’s and Women’s Freestyle Team to officiate. Toska has been the head official at numerous national tournaments. This will be her second overseas trip as a FILA official. In the summer of 2011 she went to Poland with the Men’s and Women’s Freestyle team and officiated. Congratulations Toska! Well done.

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12/14/12 – Wrestling Ear Guard Interpretation

Wrestling Blog Updates

As a rule reminder I have copied the latest correspondence from the NFHS in regards to Head gear. Key wording is “the uniform shall be worn as intended/designed by the manufacturer”. It has come to my attention that some wrestlers are “twisting the straps” for various reasons and that would not be allowed under this interpretation. Coaches, please be proactive  and stop this before the Official has too…

NFHS RULES REVIEW INTERPRETATION

TAPING OF WRESTLING EAR GUARDS

The NFHS Wrestling Rules Committee issued a rules reminder for 2011-12 on wrestling ear guards, specifically as it relates to Rules 4-1-4 and 4-1-5.  That rules reminder does not constitute a change in Rules 4-1-4 or 4-1-5; rather, it represents an emphasis in the manner the Committee believes the rules should be administered and enforced. Rule 4-1-4: ART. 4 . . . Wrestlers shall wear wrestling ear guards, which provide:
  • a.    adequate ear protection;
  • b.    […]

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  • 11/26/12 – Basketball and Wrestling Officials Part 2 Test Now Available

    Basketball Blog Updates

    The Part 2 Exam is now available online through midnight Eastern Time on Sunday, December 9. Login to http://officials.khsaa.org/authorize/ to take the test.  A minimum score of 80 on the exam is required to be assigned to officiate postseason play. If you have forgotten your password, click on the blue “click here” in the first line on the login page.  This will take you through the steps to reset your password. Good luck!

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    11/15/2012 – Information about Wrestling Realignment for 2013-2014

    Wrestling Blog Updates

    With the growth of wrestling (more than 15 schools have added in last seven years), and four new programs are starting this year, it is time to realign Wrestling. Many of the regions are taking more than one day to compete and have little room for growth and expansion of new programs. In addition, with the NFHS rules restricting athletes to five bouts in a day (including forfeits), the size of the bracket makes it problematic when they become so large and mandate a second day.

    The information about this realignment is at www.khsaa.org/wrestling. Click on the link to Realignment. Commentary and feedback will be accepted from the member schools by clicking this link, http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Wrestling_20132014_Alignment_Survey  through January 22, 2013 prior to planned approval of a final alignment by the Board of Control on January 28, 2013.

    If you have specific questions, contact Asst. Commissioner Michael Barren at the KHSAA.

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    07/15/12 – Reminder about Case BL-25-14 (Open Gym/Field), Out of Season Restrictions

    Athletic Department Blog Updates

    Case BL-25-14- What are the restrictions during the school year outside of the defined Limitation of Seasons (off-season) when the school’s team members are participants or school coaches are involved?
    Coaching is defined as any activity by the coach at a time the athletes are participating in skills (either preparatory or specific to that sport) in a setting in which skills are taught, refined, or practiced. Coincident participation by a coach and an athlete in a sport such as a golf outing, where the coach and athlete(s) are not entered as a entry or group, or in an activity such as distance running with many runners but no direct coaching, would not specifically be considered coaching.
    The “off-season” is the period during the school year for each sport or sport/activity that is outside the defined start and end dates for the sport or sport/activity as detailed in Bylaw 25. The restrictions begin on the first […]

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    NFHS Announces 2012-13 Wrestling Playing Rule Changes

    Wrestling Blog Updates

    NFHS Announces 2012-13 Wrestling Playing Rule Changes Highlighted by a change in the Stalling Penalty
    Click Here for More Information

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    07/18/12 – 2012 State Wrestling Championships Feb. 17-18

    Wrestling Blog Updates

    2012 State Wrestling Championships Feb. 17-18 Alltech Arena Kentucky Horse Park

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    07/18/12 – Get free copies of Wrestling Medalist Photos Now

    Wrestling Blog Updates

    Click here to get free copies of Wrestling Medalist Photos NOW!

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    03/01/12 – Wrestling Notes

    Wrestling Blog Updates

    Welcome!      We have just finished a great  season of wrestling with the championships in a brand new home! I’m already working on next years State Championships and with that comes a new method of communication between our office and the member schools. When our Boss first told us to create a Blog, I panicked. I’m not a writer. But here we go with my first post! When I was teaching, I had to explain to my students the Kentucky Department of Educations terms: Novice, Apprentice, Proficient and Distinguished. I told my students that they should think in terms of an imaginary trip and how to get from here to the Beach. A “Novice” writer would get you lost. An “Apprentice” writer will get you there, but it will take days and you will hate the trip. A “Proficient” writer will be like MapQuest, they will get you there in the shortest […]

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