The MSHSL Consultant Meeting authorised a ladies wrestling division in the course of the postseason however fell two votes in need of approving the addition of boys volleyball as a League-sanctioned exercise.
A MSHSL Information Launch says the 48-member Consultant Meeting legislative physique of the Minnesota State Excessive Faculty League held their annual assembly.
“Proposed bylaw amendments require a two-thirds majority vote for passage. Each modification proposals have been authorised by 9 of the 16 administrative areas previous to reaching the Consultant Meeting for consideration.
“Right this moment’s assembly demonstrated the numerous want for youth sports activities packages to be adopted by the Minnesota State Excessive Faculty League and for college students to have the chance to signify their college as they compete,” mentioned Erich Martens, the League’s Government Director. “The choice by our membership to supply our ladies in wrestling the possibility to compete for particular person honors in their very own postseason division is an enormous step. Minnesota now joins different regional states like North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, Kansas and Missouri in providing this chance for lady wrestlers.”
The Information Launch goes on to say,
“Underneath the authorised modification, ladies will practice and compete with boys groups in the course of the common season, however could have the choice of competing in a girls-only particular person part and state match that will happen concurrently with the boys postseason particular person tournaments. As a part of the authorised modification, ladies could be eligible to stay part of the boys staff for postseason twin tournaments.”
In line with numbers supplied by MSHSL in the course of the 2019-2020 season, 153 ladies in Minnesota participated in highschool wrestling. Greater than 21,000 feminine wrestlers are competing nationally.
Faribault Excessive Faculty Wrestling Head Coach Jesse Armbruster instructed KDHL, “I am pleased the women could have their very own division to compete in at state. Ladies wrestling is a rising sport and I feel it is going to assist develop your entire sport of wrestling.”
A proposed modification so as to add Boys Volleyball fell two votes shy of passage. 29 members voted in favor, 18 in opposition to with one abstention.
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