The Winter season must not begin before the first Monday after Thanksgiving. The Winter season must end with completion of the regular varsity season schedule, except for the varsity team or individual students completing their participation in the MIAA tournament.
MIAA Handbook Rule 84.2 (pg.90)
Member schools shall not schedule or compete on more than 20 days of competition. Five matches is the maximum amount of time that a student may compete on any given day, exclusive of MIAA sponsored tournaments (see 84.3.3).
MIAA Handbook Rule 84.5 (pg.93)
A licensed physician, licensed athletic trainer or certified EMT must be in attendance and on duty for all wrestling matches. (It is strongly recommended that such medical coverage and an emergency transport system be in place for all games.) The medical person shall be responsible for both teams unless each team has its own medical coverage. His/her judgment will be final with regard to the condition of a player after injury. No player may continue to play against the medical person's advice. The penalty for violation of this provision is forfeiture of the individual match.
Please click here to view the press release surrounding the approval of an alternate two-piece uniform for High School Wrestling. The MIAA will follow this rule change beginning next year, 2017-18.
To qualify at a certain weight for the MIAA Individual Sectional & State Tournaments, a wrestler must weigh-in at his certified weight class at scratch weight at least once during the season, shoulder to shoulder in front of an opposing coach. The opposing coach must sign the weigh-in sheet verifying the scratch weight. Wrestler must achieve scratch weight if the first weigh-in occurs after the 2 lb. allowance is granted on January 1st each year.
Wrestler must also weigh-in at the base weight (scratch weight plus any rule book allowances) 60% of the regular season varsity days of competition on which the wrestler competes. Rule book weight class allowances count toward the 60% certification.
With this rule there is a change in the language as well as a separation with-in the language to show that they are separate weigh-in procedural rules.
Page 6 of the MIAA Wrestling Format states...
d. Skin checks will take place conducted by the head referee and on-site trainer before any wrestler is permitted to go to the scales. (Wrestlers with skin conditions must present a doctor’s note using ONLY the MIAA Medical Release Form (pg. 17) or they will not be permitted to enter the tournament.
Liaison - Phil Napolitano, MIAA
District A Ms. Carla Scuzzarella, Principal, Northeast Metro Voc/Tech High School Mr. James Bunnell, Athletic Director, Saugus High School
District B Mr. Brian Brewer, Dean of Students, Watertown High School Mr. Brendan Kent, Athletic Director, Wakefield Memorial High School
District C Mr. Derek Folan, Principal, Canton High School Mr. Jon Longley, Athletic Director, Norwood Senior High School
District D Mr. Tom Pileski, Athletic Director, Coyle & Cassidy High School Mr. Keith Poloskey, Athletic Director, Bristol County Aggie High School
District E Mr. Mark Hollick, Principal, Assabet Valley Regional High School Mr Andrew McGowan, Assistant Principal, Algonquin Reg High School Ms. Ann Palumbo, Athletic Director, Tygnsboro High School Ms. Marydolores Sokol, Athletic Director, Douglas High School
District F Mr. Douglas Daponde, Assistant Principal, Belchertown High School Mr. Bruce Hastings, Athletic Director, Belchertown High School
District G Mr. Scott Annand, Assistant Principal, Monument Mountain Regional High School Mr. Paul Gibbons, Athletic Director, Monument Mountain Regional High School
District H Dr. Keith Crowley, Principal, Saint John's Preparatory School Mr. Brett Anderson, Asst. AD, Xaverian Brothers High School
Coach Mr. Manny Costa, Coach, St. John's Preparatory School
Officials' Representative Mr. Ted Neill
MASS Mr. Eric Conti, Superintendent, Burlington Public Schools
MASC Mr. George O'Hare, School Committee, Greater Lowell Tech
At-Large Dr. Robert Pritchett, Coach, Needham High School
October 5, 2017 - 9:30am
January 19, 2018 - 9:30am
May 1, 2018 - 9:30am
Wrestling Site Directors Meeting - January 19, 2018 - 12:30pm
Winter Tournamament Directors Meeting - January 31, 2018
Division 1 Kevin Mackin
Division 2 Scott Connolly
All-State & Division 3 Scott Tremlett
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