Wrestling

Winter Season

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 84.4.6 (pg 86)

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.

2021-2022 Team Sportsmanship Award Winner : St. John's Prep

Committee and Important Tournament Information

For 2021-2022 Wrestling Tournament brackets and results please click here

Committee Members

Liaison – Phil Napolitano, MIAA


District 1

Joe Bianca, Principal, Smith Vocational Tech
Jeff Lareau, Athletic Director, Smith Vocational Tech


District 2

Mark Hollick, Principal, Assabet Valley Regional
Mary Solok, Athletic Director, Douglas High School


District 3

Steve Cullinane, Principal, Nashoba Regional
Ann Palumbo, Athletic Director, Tygnsboro High School


District 4

Brendan Kent, Athletic Director, Wakefield Memorial High School
Brian Brewer, Dean of Students, Watertown High School


District 5

Kevin Bradley, Athletic Director, Whittier Tech
VACANCY


District 6

Keith Crowley, Principal, Saint John’s Preparatory School
Phil Mombeleur, Assistant Athletic Director, Xaverian Brothers High School 


District 7

Jon Longley, Athletic Director, Norwood High School
VACANCY


District 8

Keith Poloskey, Athletic Director, Bristol County Agricultural High School
VACANCY


District 9

Christopher Jones, Principal, Whitman-Hanson Regional
Steve Rotondi, Athletic Director, Cohasset High School


Coach’s Representative

Paul Shvartsman, Burlington High School


Officials’ Representative

Brian Tildsley, Assistant Principal, Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School


MASS

Eric Conti, Superintendent, Burlington Public Schools


MASC

Jason Peter


At-Large

Dr. Robert Pritchett, Coach, Needham High School
Amy Daniels, Senior Programs and Operations Coordinator, Boston Public Schools

Meeting Dates

Thursday, October 13, 2022 @ 10:00am
Thursday, January 19, 2023 @ 9:00am
Thursday, April 27, 2023 @ 10:00am 

Wrestling Site Director Meeting- Thursday, January 19, 2023 

Agenda and Minutes

2022-2023
October 13, 2022 – Agenda
October 13, 2022 – Minutes
January 19, 2023 – Agenda
January 19, 2023 – Minutes
April 27, 2023 – Agenda
April 27, 2023 – Minutes

2021-2022 
October 7, 2021 – Agenda
October 7, 2021 – Minutes
January 21, 2022 – Agenda
January 21, 2022 – Minutes
April 28, 2022 – Agenda
April 28, 2022 – Minutes

2020-2021 
October 8, 2020 – Agenda
October 8, 2020 – Minutes
February 25, 2021 – Agenda
February 25, 2021 – Minutes
May 11, 2021 – Agenda
May 11, 2021 – Minutes

2022-23 Wrestling Important Dates

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS & INFORMATION

DATES

LATE SUBMISSIONS

A $300 per incident payment is required for:

  • Entering Minimum Weight prior to 1st contest
  • Required schedule committed late or with incomplete information.
  • Late submission of tournament entry
  • Incorrect results and information
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 8, 2022 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 5, 2023, prior to sectional seeding meetings.

 

Cut-Off DateWednesday, February 8, 2023
Sectional TournamentsSaturday, February 11, 2023
Divisional State TournamentsFriday, February 17, 2023 &
Saturday, February 18, 2023
All-State TournamentFriday, February 24, 2023 &
Saturday, February 25, 2023
Girls All-State TournamentFriday, February 24, 2023 (if numbers require a two day event)
Saturday, February 25, 2023 (in conjunction with day two of All-States)
New England TournamentFriday, March 3, 2023 & Saturday, March 4, 2023 @ PCTA in Providence, RI
Team Sportsmanship Award (pg 16 of format)Friday, February 3, 2023
2022-23 Tournament Venues
Sectionals
February 11, 2023
Site
Division 1 NorthMethuen HS
Division 1 SouthBrockton HS
Division 1 Central/MetroTBA
Division 1 West/CentralAlgonquin Reg. HS
  
Division 2 NorthSalem HS
Division 2 SouthBridgewater-Raynham Reg. HS
Division 2 CentralBellingham HS
Division 2 WestNorthbridge HS
  
Division 3 NorthTewksbury HS
Division 3 SouthFoxborough HS
Division 3 CentralWayland HS
Division 3 WestTBA
  
Divisional State Tournament
February 17 & 18
Site
Division 1 Methuen HS
Division 2Milton HS
Division 3 Wakefield HS
  
All States/Girl All-States Tournament
February 24 & 25
TBA

NFHS Wrestling Information

Rules & Updates

84.4.7
MIAA Rule 84.4.7 (Page 85)
A wrestler may weigh-in for a varsity dual meet and compete at that weight or the next heavier weight. A wrestler may weigh-in for a varsity dual meet or tournament at the next weight heavier than the wrestler’s certified weight class. On or after December 25th, if a wrestler ever weighs in for a varsity dual meet or MIAA sanctioned tournament two weight classes above the wrestler’s certified weight class, the wrestler loses his certification at the lower weight class and is then certified at the next heavier weight class. For example, a wrestler who certified at 106 lb., on or after December 25th, may never, during the remaining season, weigh in at 120 lb. and keep the 106 lb. certification. The wrestler may weigh in at 113 lb. and wrestle at 120 lb. and keep the 106 lb. certification.
 
Exception: Prior to December 25th, all wrestlers may weigh in two weight classes above their certified weight without losing their certification.
Schedule of Matches 84.2

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.

Skin Checks

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.

Skin Infection Resources

Congratulations to the 2022 All State and Girls State Wrestling State Champions

2021-2022 All-State Wrestling Champions: St. John's Prep
2021-2022 Girls State Wrestling Champions: Agawam High School