Notebook: New York eyes 13 classes for wrestling
May 28, 2020


New York’s public high schools may move to a 13-class wrestling season starting in 2020-21, essentially cutting two weight classes.

At Wednesday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association Executive Committee meeting, held virtually, state wrestling coordinator Marty Sherman discussed why the wrestling committee is proposing the two-year pilot program.

“The goal is to make our dual meets much more competitive,” Sherman said on the teleconference. “The number of defaults in these meets has been enormous.”

Under the proposal, there would be varsity weight classes of 102, 110, 118, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 172, 189, 215 and 285.