School Cancellation and One Pound Allowance

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

School Cancellation and One Pound Allowance

Q: If school is cancelled Thursday and we have a match on Friday is there a pound allowance?  What if we cannot practice on Thursday and compete on both Friday and Saturday?

A:  In anticipation of the snow storm that will be affecting much of the state Thursday, please keep in mind the following:  If schools are closed and practice is cancelled due to school board policy, the growth allowance language may be applied which gives a one pound allowance.   However, if schools are closed and practice IS HELD, the growth allowance language which gives a one pound allowance DOES NOT APPLY.

Keep in mind that proper notice by the school requesting the one pound additional allowance must be made to the meet manager and to each school.  Personal contact must be made and voice mail or emails are not acceptable.

NFHS Wrestling Rules (p. 17)  Rule 4-5-5:

ART.5 . . . When there are consecutive days of team competition, there shall be a 1-pound additional allowance granted each day for all wrestlers up to a maximum of two pounds. In order to be granted this 1-pound additional allowance, a minimum of 48 hours advance notice is required for the opponent(s). The acceptable person(s) to receive that notice shall be the head coach, principal or athletic director.  Competitions that are postponed for one calendar day or more, for reasons beyond the control of the participating school(s), or practices that cannot be held in these situations due to school policy shall be treated the same as competitions when there are consecutive days of competition in terms of the 1-pound allowance, with the exception of the required 48-hour notice.

Once again:  If school is cancelled by school policy, the school requesting a one pound must contact the head coach, athletic director, and/or principal personally. They are not to leave a message. There is a maximum of one pound

If you do not practice on Thursday, but compete on Friday and Saturday, you are allowed only one pound for both days and do not get one pound for Friday and another pound for Saturday.  One pound maximum.  Winter Regulations (p. 44):

c. A maximum of 1 lb. allowance shall be granted for successive days of wrestling regardless of the number of successive events, or number of schools involved. The WIAA three day State tournament will be the only exception.
Note: The WIAA three day tournament will not include any additional growth allowance beyond the traditional 1 lb. per day unless the tournament is delayed or postponed due to weather. 


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