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MIAA moves Massachusetts high school wrestling to spring season (April 26-July 3)

By MIAA and other sources | Nov. 21, 2020, 1:12 p.m. (ET)

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) adjusted its plans for high school wrestling, moving it to the spring season this year.

In its Statement on Winter Sports and Sport Specific Modifications, the MIAA indicated the following:

"Modifications for the sports of Wrestling, Indoor Track, winter Cheerleading and Dance were not created or presented due to committee recommendation for those sports to be moved to a different sport season. Indoor Track is moved to the Fall II Season and Wrestling, winter Cheerleading and Dance are moved to the Spring Season."

In its COVID-19 Task Force report, the MIAA approved the following:

MIAA Covid-19 Recommendation
Based on the request of the MIAA Wrestling Committee, the MIAA Covid-19 Task Force
recommends (12-8-1) the MIAA Board of Directors move wrestling to the spring athletic season.

Click for MIAA Statement on Winter Sports and Sport-Specific Modifications

Editor's Note: The Spring sports season in Massachusetts this year is from April 26 to July 3.

GAZETTE: MIAA approves winter sports modifications; indoor track (Fall II), wrestling (spring) change seasons

In an article about changes in Massachusetts and New Jersey, Gerry deSimas, Jr. wrote for Connecticut Wrestling Online that competing outdoors is being considered for spring wrestling. The story said:

"Phil Napolitano, the MIAA’s Assistant Executive Director, told Southeast Coast Today.com, 'A move to the spring will allow it to take place outdoors. Wrestling being indoors was the main reason it was denied.' Wrestling is also considered a high risk sport by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

CONNECTICUT WRESTLING ONLINE: Massachusetts, New Jersey move wrestling seasons to spring