WIAA June meeting minutes
STEVENS POINT – The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) Board of Control reviewed and acted on coaches committee recommendations impacting winter sports and additional accommodations for transfer students in response to the impact of the pandemic at its June meeting.
Because many students experienced challenges with access and adapting to virtual schooling in 2020-21 following school closures, the board voted to provide one-time unrestricted eligibility in 2021-22 for student transfers who choose to return to their most recent previous school or after 365 days if they remain at the school they transferred to in 2020-21 because of a better-suited instructional model.
Two wrestling coaches’ recommendations received approval, effective in 2021-22.
The first implements seeding at the state individual wrestling tournament for all qualifiers in all divisions.
Trackwrestling.com will calculate and determine placement on brackets using the criteria developed by the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association.
The second was an amended recommendation to change the regular-season maximum number of matches for individuals to 50 with the total number of events for a team remaining at 14 without the limitation of multi-school events within that number.
In hockey, the board supported a coaches’ recommendation to alter the overtime procedure during the tournament series.
After an eight-minute overtime period, the former 12-minute rest period followed by a 17-minute, sudden-victory overtime will be eliminated.
Play will resume after a three-minute rest period with a five-minute, four-on-four sudden victory period and then continue with the existing subsequent overtime protocol.