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Love that! So much energy! :)
Would the weight classes be the same as the boys?
No…Girls would have their own weights
Weights in other sanctioned states have been different than boys
Would there be any other rule differences other than the weights?
Not really... We are keeping things folkstyle... Wrestling then becomes just for girls just like the boys.
Uniforming rules are slightly different but they're already included in the NFHS book
I have NFHS rules for girls uniforms and hair rules if anyone needs them... We will get out to you.
Prior to PIAA sanctioning can girls still be on the boys roster even if that school offers a girls team?
Until PIAA sanctions Girls Wrestling, who would pick up the Catastrophic Insurance that PIAA currently covers should a severe injury or death occur? I believe school insurances are limited and PIAA picks up the “extra”?
Chris…we are going to address that on the next question
Prior to PIAA sanctioning how will competition points be used/applied per school?
Is there a Wrestling Organization that would offer the “Catastrophic Insurance” to schools offering Girls Wrestling?
USA Wrestling would offer insurance to cover the girls.
Wouldn't they all need to buy USA Card individually?
We could possibly do a high school team card just need to clear with USA Wrestling.
Is there a plan for an organization in PA to offer something like “District” or “PIAA” championships next year? I know when I assisted starting Competitive Spirit about 8 years ago, a local organization held a “championship” type format. Then about 4 years later, District XI and PIAA sanctioned it.
Jim, we do have a PA Girls State Tournament put on by PAUSAW
Yes it was in Gettysburg this past March
What makes the PIAA different from the other state high school athletic associations who have already sanctioned?
Correct. Will that stay in place and anticipated date in March 2021?
Just the bylaws..some states have more flexibility in their bylaws
I don't think the other states had a specification to have 100 actually school district approved teams to have a championbship event
NY is fighting a similar battle as PA with regards to requirements to start a new sport...
Bill, here in Kansas the KSHSAA requires 24 schools to have a sport before sanctioning a sport. Each state has its own process for new sports/activities.
KSHSAA however didn’t mandate that the school board sanction vote to have a team, they counted schools as having a team if they had females on the roster.
Would the female wrestlers be part of the track weight certifications?
They tried that loophole here and it didn't work
yes…we would want them too
What are the established weight classes for girls?
We will address the weight classes
One thing that we didn’t have to deal with in Kansas was competition schedule points. Our competition points are applied to each wrestler and not the team so we could send a Varsity boys team, Varsity JV Boys Team, and a Girls team out to three different tournaments on a Saturday. This flexibility really helped us get things rolling. Am I correct in understanding that the PIAA assigns competition points to the team as a whole?
How about descent plans on track?
If girls wrestling gets sanctioned in PIAA, can one girl wrestle on both the boys and the girls team?
No, Matt. But a girl could still wrestle on the boy's team if the principal determines the girls' team doesn't meet her needs.
Any suggestions for finding girls interested in coaching, rather than putting that responsibility on the AD? I think it would be helpful for my case with the AD and to prospective participants to have an experienced female coach.
We were wondering about John’s question as well
What about checking the USAW/PAWF membership database for girls in the area?
We at EEACS were looking at hosting a fall preseason tournament and would be able to add a girls division.
Juan, that would not count towards the actual competition points since it is preseason
What might the sample schedule look like this year for the McCaskey girls to get matches
Can you get us facts on the current GW state championship, how many years, etc. The more facts the better when AD’s are presenting to school boards.
Tad... D1, D3 and D11 are working hard on starting seperate girls tournaments... There are already several in our list for 20-21 season...
yes, JIm…Good points…we have that
Good job, Thanks for this
This was great thanks!
Will the AD presentation tomorrow morning at 10:00am be the same as tonight?
Thanks for the info!
This is so helpful and the inter-state exchange of information to grow girls wrestling is huge. Thanks so much!
Send the e-mail invite to your AD's for tomorrow's presentation!
Brooke, Jon, Pat, thanks for this.
Thanks for all that you are doing!
Joe Wilson CHS
awesome information tonight!! thank you all!!!
Thanks Brooke, Jon, and Pat!!
Thanks so much for the information tonight!
Thanks everyone! Great stuff!
Thank you for all the work you guys are putting in..
Thanks for putting this together. Realy informative.
Thank you so much for all the information.
Thanks! This was great!! Stay safe
Thanks for all your hard work and providing so much information.