Updates from IGHSAU Wrestling:

On Tuesday, April 5th the IGHSAU Board of Directors voted on recommendations brought forward by the IGHSAU Wrestling Advisory Committee. Here are the detailed guidelines for our coaches, athletes, and administrators in rolling out the 2022-2023 season.

Season Timeline:

  • Date of first practice: Monday, Oct. 31st 2022 (Week 18)
  • Date of first competition: Monday, Nov. 14th 2022 (Week 20)
  • Postseason Regional Qualifier: Likely January 27th and/or January 28th
  • State Tournament: Thurs. & Fri. February 2nd & 3rd

Regular Season Details:

  • 1 Classification
  • NFHS 14 Weight Classes to be used for the 2022-2023 season
    • Weight Classes: 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 155, 170, 190, 235
  • Co-operative Sharing encouraged and available to schools until after 1st week of practice
  • Unlimited scrimmages in season for girls’ programs allowed per local school district discretion
  • Girls still have the ability to practice with boys, per local school district discretion
  • Combined JH/HS practice is permissible per local school district discretion

Competition Guidance:

  • 15 Varsity individual competition dates allowed
    • May be in the form of scrambles, duals, or tournaments
  • Only female vs. female only competition allowed in grades 7-12 under the IGHSAU umbrella
  • Must follow certified weight descent guidelines and practices through Trackwrestling/OPC

Post Season Details:

  • Regional State Qualifier framework to be determined and communicated in May
  • Individual State Championship Tournament will be at the Xtream Arena in Coralville
  • No Dual Team State Tournament for the 2022-2023 season

*For links to girls’ wrestling events for the 2022-2023 season, please see the Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association website: iowawrestlingcoa.com

*Additional updates on girls’ wrestling will be available by May 1, 2022 at Wrestling Central on the IGHSAU website

Contact Erin Kirtley, IGHSAU Associate Director and Wrestling Sport Administrator: [email protected]