—Wrestling rule changes approved for next season

  • LCHS head wrestling coach Sean Hage (pictured here with LCHS assistant coach Ed Wright on the left) believes that the rules changes the NFHS made recently were a step in the right direction.
    LCHS head wrestling coach Sean Hage (pictured here with LCHS assistant coach Ed Wright on the left) believes that the rules changes the NFHS made recently were a step in the right direction.
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The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Wrestling Rules Committee met in early April and recommended 11 rules changes which were approved by the NFHS Board of Directors and will take effect during the 2020-2021 wrestling season.
With significant adjustments in the rules for weigh-in protocols and appropriate hair length requirements being some of the changes that the Wrestling Rules Committee was recommending, part of the revisions by the committee appeared to be a concerted effort to accommodate the ever-growing number of female student athletes taking part in the sport.
“These rules changes are some of the most prolific modifications in the history of . . .

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