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.

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.80)

84.4.6To qualify at a certain weight for the MIAA Individual Sectional & State
Tournaments, including Girls Divisional States & All-States, a wrestler must
weigh-in at their certified weight class at scratch weight at least once during
the season, shoulder to shoulder in front of an opposing coach. For the
Girls Divisional State & All-States qualifier only, wrestlers are not required
to compete when weighing in for scratch weight. 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) 50% of the regular season varsity days of competition on which the wrestler competes.  Rule book weight class allowances count toward the 50% 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.81)

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.

Congratulations to the 2024 All State and Girls All-State Wrestling State Champions

2023-2024 All-State Wrestling Champions: Haverhill High School
2023-2024 Girls All-State Wrestling Champions: Lowell High School

Congratulations to the 2024 Team Sportsmanship Award Winner: Holyoke High School

Important 2023-2024 Wrestling Tournament Information

For 2023-24 Wrestling Tournament seeding meeting, tournament information sheets, locations, start times, brackets and results please click here

For live results during the entire 2023-2024 Wrestling Tournament click here.

New 2023-24 Weight Classes

Girls Weight Classes (NFHS- 12)
100 lbs., 107 lbs., 114 lbs., 120 lbs., 126 lbs., 132 lbs., 138 lbs., 145 lbs., 152 lbs., 165 lbs., 185 lbs., 235 lbs.

Traditional Weight Classes (NFHS- 14)
106 lbs., 113 lbs., 120 lbs., 126 lbs., 132 lbs., 138 lbs., 144 lbs., 150 lbs., 157 lbs., 165 lbs., 175 lbs., 190 lbs., 215 lbs., 285 lbs.

2023-2024 Wrestling Communications

MIAA/FloArena Wrestling Training Videos and FAQs

Important Wrestling Information

Skin Infection Resources

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
Reilly Christie, Athletic Director, Salem High School


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
John Speek, Mahar Regional High School


Officials’ Representative
VACANCY


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

2023-24 Meeting Dates

Thursday, October 12, 2023 @ 10:00am-In person
Thursday, January 18, 2024 @ 10:00am- Virtual
Thursday, April 25, 2024 @ 10:00am- In Person

Wrestling Site Director Meeting- TBD

Agenda and Minutes

2023-2024
October 12, 2023 – Agenda
October 12, 2023 – Minutes
January 18, 2024 – Agenda
January 18, 2024 – Minutes
April 25, 2024 – Agenda
April 25, 2024 – Minutes

2022-2023
October 13, 2022 – Agenda
October 13, 2022 – Minutes
January 19, 2023 – Agenda
January 19, 2023 – Minutes
April 25, 2023 – Agenda
April 25, 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

2023-24 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 7, 2023 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’ Tournament Entry

Both entries are to be submitted through the FloArena website

The week of February 4, 2024, prior to sectional seeding meetings.

Girls tournament entries are due by February 9, 2024, prior to sectionals

Cut-Off DateWednesday, February 7, 2024
Sectional TournamentsSaturday, February 10, 2024
Divisional State Tournaments
(Mixed Gender and Girls)
Friday, February 16, 2024 &
Saturday, February 17, 2024
All-State Tournaments
(Mixed Gender and Girls)
Friday, February 23, 2024 &
Saturday, February 24, 2024
  
58th Annual New England Tournament (click here)

1st Annual New England Interscholastic Girls (click here)
Friday, March 1, 2024 & Saturday, March 2, 2024 @ PCTA in Providence, RI
Team Sportsmanship Award (click here)Friday, February 2, 2024
2023-24 Tournament Venues
Sectionals
February 10, 2024
Site
Division 1 NorthMethuen HS
Division 1 SouthTaunton HS
Division 1 Central/MetroNewton South HS
Division 1 West/CentralSpringfield Central HS
  
Division 2 NorthBurlington HS
Division 2 SouthStoughton HS
Division 2 CentralBellingham HS
Division 2 WestNorthbridge HS
  
Division 3 NorthTewksbury HS
Division 3 SouthFoxboro HS
Division 3 CentralAshland HS
Division 3 WestMt. Greylock Reg. HS
  
Divisional State Tournament
February 16 & 17
Site
Division 1 Newton South HS
Division 2Algonquin Reg. HS
Division 3 Wakefield HS
  
All States/Girl All-States Tournament
February 23 & 24
Salem HS

Rules & Updates

Handbook Rule 84.4.7
MIAA Rule 84.4.7 (Page 87)
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.

NFHS Wrestling Information