84.4.8 For all team matches beginning after 3:00 p.m., wrestlers will get an additional two (2) pound allowance at the match site weigh-in. Actual weights will be recorded on all dual meet weigh-in sheets. Signatures of the coach and a school administrator (the principal or his designee) must appear in ink on the dual meet weigh-in sheets in order for the weigh-in to be validated. These dual meet weigh-in sheets will be kept by the coaches and one for each and every day of competition must be handed in at the sectional seeding meeting, or the day will not count toward certification or seeding. Morning weigh-ins are no longer permitted.
MIAA Handbook Rule 84.4.6 (pg.86)
84.4.6 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. A 2lb allowance is granted on January 1st each year, provided the wrestler has achieved scratch weight. If a wrestler has not achieved scratch weight prior to January 1st, the wrestler must achieve scratch weight before being granted the 2lb allowance.
After January 1st, when the 2lb growth allowance is granted, all weight classes will be adjusted to the growth allowance weight (ex. 106 becomes 108). A wrestler must take this 2lb allowance if they plan on bumping up a weight, regardless of if they have achieved the scratch weight. Ex. After January 1st, if a wrestlers weighs 107.9 the wrestler cannot wrestle at 120. If that wrestler has not achieved scratch at 106 they are only eligible for the 113 weight class in that meet.
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.
MIAA Handbook Rule 84.5 (pg.86)
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.
Liaison – Phil Napolitano, MIAA
Joe Bianca, Principal, Smith Vocational Tech
Jeff Lareau, Athletic Director, Smith Vocational Tech
Mark Hollick, Principal, Assabet Valley Regional
Mary Solok, Athletic Director, Douglas High School
Steve Cullinane, Principal, Nashoba Regional
Ann Palumbo, Athletic Director, Tygnsboro High School
Brendan Kent, Athletic Director, Wakefield Memorial High School
Brian Brewer, Dean of Students, Watertown High School
Kevin Bradley, Athletic Director, Whittier Tech
Keith Crowley, Principal, Saint John’s Preparatory School
Jon Longley, Athletic Director, Norwood High School
Keith Poloskey, Athletic Director, Bristol County Agricultural High School
Christopher Jones, Principal, Whitman-Hanson Regional
Steve Rotondi, Athletic Director, Cohasset High School
Paul Shvartsman, Burlington High School
Brian Tildsley, Assistant Principal, Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School
Eric Conti, Superintendent, Burlington Public Schools
Dr. Robert Pritchett, Coach, Needham High School
Amy Daniels, Senior Programs and Operations Coordinator, Boston Public Schools
Thursday, October 6, 2022 @ 10:00am
Thursday, January 19, 2023 @ 9:00am
Thursday, April 27, 2023 @ 10:00am
Wrestling Site Director Meeting- Thursday, January 19, 2023
October 21, 2022 – Agenda
October 21, 2022 – Minutes
January 19, 2023 – Agenda
January 19, 2023 – Minutes
April 27, 2023 – Agenda
April 27, 2023 – Minutes
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS & INFORMATION
|LATE SUBMISSIONS||A $300 per incident payment is required for:|
|Minimum Weight Control List (entered online on FloArena website)||Minimum Weight Control List (entered online on FloArena website) Entered in members-only on or before December 9, 2021 or prior to the first contest.|
|Results must be entered on the FloArena website within 96 hours of a meet.||Within 96 hours of a meet/event|
|Traditional Mixed Gender Tournament Entry Girls’ State Tournament Entry Both entries are to be submitted through the FloArena website||The week of February 6, 2022, prior to sectional seeding meetings. By Friday, February 11, 2022|
|Cut-Off Date||Thursday, February 10, 2022|
|Sectional Tournaments||Saturday, February 12, 2022|
|Divisional State Tournaments||Friday, February 18, 2022 & Saturday, February 19, 2022|
|All-State Tournament||Friday, February 25, 2022 & Saturday, February 26, 2022|
|Girls State Tournament||Friday, February 25, 2022 (if numbers require a two day event) Saturday, February 26, 2022(in conjunction with day two of All-States)|
|New England Tournament||Friday, March 4, 2022 & Saturday, March 5, 2022 @ PCTA in Providence, RI|
|Team Sportsmanship Award (pg 16 of format)||Friday, February 4, 2022|
Division 1 North
Division 1 South
Xaverian Brothers HS
Division 1 Central/Metro
Newton South HS
Division 1 West/Central
Division 2 North
Division 2 South
Division 2 Central
Division 2 West
Division 3 North
Division 3 South
Division 3 Central
Division 3 West
Divisional State Tournament
Game On, Fitchburg, MA
All States/Girl States Tournament
Game On, Fitchburg ,MA
MIAA Handbook Rule 84.2 (pg.83)
Member schools shall not schedule or compete on more than 20 days of competition. Five matches is the maximum amount that a student may compete on any given day, exclusive of MIAA sponsored tournaments (see 84.3.3).
For scoring purposes, refer to NFHS Wrestling Case Book 1.4.3 Situation A: In a multiple school tournament being conducted in one day, there are: (a) eight schools invited, and it is announced four places will be scored; or (b) 16 teams are invited, and it is announced six placed will be scored.
RULING: Wrestlers are limited to no more than five matches during a day. Matches are those for which the time limit is specified by rule and are six minutes in length for consolation. In (a), it would be possible for a school to conduct an eight-team tournament, wrestling back to four places, because this would consist of a maximum of four matches for any wrestler. In (b), if only the losers of the quarterfinal bracket go to the wrestle-back it could be completed in only fives matches per day. If, however, the first-round losers enter the wrestle-back, there is a possibility that some wrestlers would be involved in six matches. This would not be allowed and would be in violation of Rule 1-4-3 which states that no wrestler shall represent the school in more than five matches in any one day. Therefor some consolation finals could not be wrestled. If one wrestler had wrestled in four matches and the other wrestler in fives matches, then the wrestler in four matches would be the winner by forfeit. If it was the match for third place and both wrestlers had been in five matches, then they would both receive points for fourth place. There could be no third-place finisher.
*Forfeits do NOT count as matches.
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.