WIAA Approves Girls Wrestling Tournament, Electronic Seeding in Basketball

According to Travis Wilson of wissports.net, the WIAA at their board of control meeting today approved the creation of a Girls Wrestling State Tournament along with Electronic Seeding for the Boys and Girls State Basketball Tournaments.

Girls wrestling would be offered for the 2021-2022 school year. This would not create a new regular season as both genders would continue to compete on the same teams.

The other big proposal would introduce electronic seeding into the Boy’s and Girl’s State Tournament at the regional and sectional level. The specific details are yet to be worked out, as a committee from the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association is working on that now.

The third announcement was the continuation of the two-division format for the Boy’s State Hockey Tournament, it had been on a two-year trial but was voted to be continued permanently.

Another proposal coming out of the meeting will be a constitutional amendment for the WIAA that would create an additional ban for fans who are ejected from sporting events. They would be suspended for the next contest for that same sport. This would fall in line with the rules currently in place for student-athletes who are ejected. This would be taken up at the next annual meeting.

Steven Okonek
Author: Steven Okonek