WNY Athletics Wrestling Season Preview
November 11, 2019


In the always evolving world of high school wrestling, this off-season’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Wrestling and Executive committee meetings guaranteed more change on the horizon. The biggest topic of course was the ongoing discussion over the future of the 99-pound weight class in New York State. Other big topics of discussion included the number of postseason matches a wrestler can compete in, a single NYSPHSAA/Federation individual championship, and at-large and seeding mechanics for the state tournament.


Team wise, there may not be a clear favorite in either division, but last year’s top large and small school squads in Niagara Wheatfield and Falconer, respectively, could be considered preseason favorites to return to Syracuse in January. However, teams with high powered, young lineups and others with large senior classes are always a threat to upset the balance of power.

With winter practice officially beginning on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11th, here’s what you need to know and watch out for this season.