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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

Wrestling season changes may be in the works

Officials decide if wrestlers get a two-week break


Last updated 1/25/2022 at 8:11am

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At 182, Gabe Smith of Lind-Ritzville/Sprague uses a head-and-arm to score near fall points on Lucas Whitney of Northwest Christian (Colbert).

RITZVILLE – A Wrestling Coaches Association proposal to give athletes a better window to recover before the state Mat Classic tournament is generating questions across Northeast Washington.

On Monday, Jan. 24, officials with the organization and the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association were trying to determine if its possible to give wrestlers a two-week break between districts and state.

"As I understand it, the Wrestling Coaches Association has made a proposal to alter the timing of the qualifying tournaments to hopefully minimize the effect of COVID on wrestlers going to s...

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