• When: Wednesday, Nov 7th, 2018 @ 7:00pm (6pm social hour) Where: Owatonna Eagles Club (map) Webcast: http://meeting.smwoa.com At our Assn meeting we will go over the new rules for 2018-19 and then take out test together in preparation for you all to take your individual test online.  We will also cover Assn business such as dues, mentoring, NYWA, and anything else that comes up. Some new rules and emphasized rules this year are: Two supporting points inbounds – and that can be one point from each wrestler – for all scoring. In MN we consider Toes as supporting points. Ankle socks can be worn at weigh-ins. The Back Bow is illegal by application. A False Start injury can result in a default win by the injured wrestler. An emphasis on more stalling calls and continued wrestling when two supporting points are inbounds and safety is not an issue.  
  • As we noted previously, the Minnesota State High School League entered into an agreement with Smitty Official’s Apparel to manufacture shirts for several sports and wrestling is one of those sports.  These shirts are now available at approved Smitty Dealers around the country and more importantly, are available in-person at General Sports of Edina.  The new shirt has the MSHSL logo that is sublimated and only Smitty is approved to manufacture these shirts.  You can check out the link here to see the ad for General Sports.  https://www.gs-officials.com/basketball   Reminder:  The new shirt is optional for the 2018-19 season if all officials working the dual or tournament are using the shirt.  The previous shirt can be used in contests this season.  The new shirt will be required for varsity contests beginning in 2019-20.   These shirts look very sharp and we hope you will be pleased with the quality of the product. ...
  • Thank you to all the wrestlers for their contribution to our great sport in 2018! It has been a pleasure working with all the athletes and coaches in Southern Minnesota. We have a strong wrestling tradition and it was well represented this year. A lot of hardware was handed out to wrestlers from Section 1. It's fantastic!

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