Wrestling Sectional and weather

According to correspondence between the IHSA's  Assistant Executive Director Sam Knox and Illinoismatmen.com, this is how the Sectional will play out if weather comes into play.


Plan A: Host schools should do everything in their power to run the Sectional as originally scheduled.

  • If teams are not able to attend the Sectional because of the weather, their wrestler(s) will forfeit all contests in the Sectional.

Plan B: If a Sectional is not able to start on Friday due to the weather, the entire Sectional will move to Saturday.

  • There will be two sessions on Saturday. $5 admission for each session. Host schools can sell a $10 all-day pass.

  • If the entire Sectional is on Saturday, each wrestler will receive an additional one-pound allowance (NFHS rule 4-5-5).

  • Wrestlers are limited to 5 matches in one day (NFHS rule 1-4-3).

  • In a one-day tournament with our Sectional bracket, it is possible that one or both wrestlers in the 3rd place match will have already wrestled 5 matches that day.

  • No wrestler will wrestle six matches in a one-day Sectional.

  • Later this week, the IHSA will announce specific criteria to determine 3rd and 4th place if one or both wrestlers in the 3rd place match have already wrestled 5 matches.