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WIAA Board Meeting

The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control met yesterday for their June meeting.

A much-discussed coaches’ recommendation to add a girls division to the State Tournament Series in wrestling was amended to conduct a girls-only individual tournament in 2021-22. Girls and boys will be permitted to wrestle each other during the regular season, but the Tournament Series will be gender exclusive.

In other action the Board approved implementing a computerized seeding system for the Boys and Girls Basketball State Tournament Series.

Another Board decision in response to the COVID-19 pandemic extends the window one week to use the coaches’ five unrestricted coaching days for this summer only. This allows 11-player football coaches unrestricted contact through Aug. 1 and all other coaches through Aug. 8.

In an effort to address the impact on the operational budget following the cancellation of revenue-producing tournaments during the pandemic, the Board approved a number of recommendations to increase revenue and contain expenditures in 2020-21 including raising ticket prices for all regional, sectional and State Tournament tickets by one dollar.

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