Dear Sectional Host,
I want to review some Wrestling Sectional items before the weekend gets here.
Please share this with the schools in your Sectional.
The forecast for this weekend doesn’t look favorable, especially in northern IL on Friday.
Plan A: We need you to do everything in your power to run the Sectional as-originally-scheduled.
The Sectional should still begin on Friday and conclude on Saturday.
If schools contact you to say they can’t attend the Sectional because of the weather, their wrestler(s) will forfeit all contests in the Sectional.
Plan B: If the weather prevents you from wrestling on Friday, the entire Sectional will move to Saturday.
You must communicate with me before making the decision to move the entire Sectional to Saturday.
The Sectional should begin at 9:00 or 10:00 on Saturday morning.
There will still be two sessions on Saturday. $5 admission for each session. Hosts can sell a $10 pass for fans who want to stay all day.
If your entire Sectional is on Saturday, each wrestler will receive an additional one-pound allowance (NFHS rule 4-5-5).
NFHS rules say that wrestlers are limited to 5 matches in one day.
There is a rare possibility that one or both wrestlers in the 3rd place match will have already wrestled 5 matches that day.
The good news is that both wrestlers in the 3rd place match will qualify for the State Finals.
The bad news is that a wrestler is not allowed to wrestle more than 5 matches in a day.
Later this week, we will send specific criteria to use if this situation happens in your Sectional.
Sectional Champion Seeding Form
I sent this to you last Friday, but I attached it again to be sure you understand the importance of this form.
Be sure to communicate with the coach of each Sectional champion to learn this information about his wrestler.
Once all 14 forms are completed, e-mail them to me on Saturday night. We need the forms first thing Sunday morning so we can seed the State Finals brackets.
State Finals Practice at the U of I
Please share the second attachment with coaches so they understand State Finals practice opportunities at the U of I.
My cell number is 217-430-8057. Please contact me with questions.
Thanks for hosting this weekend!
Assistant Executive Director
Illinois High School Association
2715 McGraw Drive
Bloomington, IL 61704