Erie County recommends against Section VI wrestling season
April 17, 2021


Parents and coaches want high school wrestlers who have been waiting to get back on the mat for competition a chance to compete.

"Their buddy that lives across the train tracks is going to be wrestling and they won't be," said Stephen Hart, the co-president of the Western New York Wrestling Coaches Association.

Hart tells Spectrum News that Section VI of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association reached out to the health departments in the various counties it covers to talk about plans for a condensed wrestling season set to begin next month. The section, which covers Western New York, ended up getting disappointing news for Erie County.