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    What happens if the weather cancels school on Friday? Does that push anything back? I see some areas possibly getting some significant snow Thursday night I& friday. A bunch are traveling south to Alton for example where the weather won’t be a factor down there, but the schools closing limit them from going down there?
    Not sure the rules

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    Hopefully they move them to all day Sat or Sat & Sun.Looking like 2-4 inches friday its not looking good.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Doublelegfor2 View Post
      What happens if the weather cancels school on Friday? Does that push anything back? I see some areas possibly getting some significant snow Thursday night I& friday. A bunch are traveling south to Alton for example where the weather won’t be a factor down there, but the schools closing limit them from going down there?
      Not sure the rules
      I'm pretty sure the IHSA has no rules regarding that. Each district may have its own policy, and the policies for in-season and postseason are probably different.

      Originally posted by calotofwrestling View Post
      Hopefully they move them to all day Sat or Sat & Sun.Looking like 2-4 inches friday its not looking good.
      Good grief, are we that wimpy now about a little snow? 2-4 inches is not a "significant" amount. Its a nuisance at best. This isn't Atlanta, schools are not going to be shut down for it. Leave a little earlier; perhaps the start time can be delayed an hour or 2 to allow for added travel time.

      All day Saturday will not work. A wrestler winning his first match and losing the quarter who then gets to the 3-4 match has to compete 6 times; National rules limit a competitor to 5 per day.

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      • #4
        Per Sycamore AD, they may push their tournament back 1 hour. Schools will know by tomorrow EOD. IHSA wants it to stay a 2 day event per Sam Knox. I can only speak for the 2A Sycamore sectional though.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by CoachEd08 View Post
          Per Sycamore AD, they may push their tournament back 1 hour. Schools will know by tomorrow EOD. IHSA wants it to stay a 2 day event per Sam Knox. I can only speak for the 2A Sycamore sectional though.

          2 day event because of bracket size or to charge 2x for admission? Somebody should let Sam know he can just raise the admission fee and do it in one day. I am sure parents would be more than happy to avoid traveling both days. Now if your sectional, like some regionals span 100 miles or more I suppose a hotel stay would be an option.

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          • #6
            I seen they’re calling for 8-12” in the Chicago area. I would rather my sons team leave Thursday night (going to Alton) to avoid it all together, but not sure if rules mandate showing up to school for an hour or whatever. Then if schools are closed anyway would it Matter. I’m sure the schools are looking at options but any insight helps.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Junior View Post
              2 day event because of bracket size or to charge 2x for admission? Somebody should let Sam know he can just raise the admission fee and do it in one day. I am sure parents would be more than happy to avoid traveling both days. Now if your sectional, like some regionals span 100 miles or more I suppose a hotel stay would be an option.
              It has to be 2 days due to bracket size; as I said above, if a wrestler wins a first round match and loses the quarterfinal (Friday night), he will wrestle 4 more times on Saturday to get through the consolation bracket (including the 3-4 match). That's 6 total, and National rules have a 5 match per day limit.

              It does happen, the young man who eliminated my son 7 years ago did just what I described and I'm sure it happens several times every year.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Doublelegfor2 View Post
                I seen they’re calling for 8-12” in the Chicago area. I would rather my sons team leave Thursday night (going to Alton) to avoid it all together, but not sure if rules mandate showing up to school for an hour or whatever. Then if schools are closed anyway would it Matter. I’m sure the schools are looking at options but any insight helps.
                That could be, but is that all going to fall before they would leave? Or is it the cumulative amount spread out over Friday and Saturday?

                My guess is Alton will push back the start time to 6 pm to give all teams more time to get there. Teams should leave earlier in the day if possible.

                Alternates should consider strongly consider going, especially if they have teammates attending.

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                • #9
                  One year for dual state it took us 8 hours to drive from mount Carmel to Bloomington. It was like an ice rink the whole way.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ctdad View Post
                    I'm pretty sure the IHSA has no rules regarding that. Each district may have its own policy, and the policies for in-season and postseason are probably different.



                    Good grief, are we that wimpy now about a little snow? 2-4 inches is not a "significant" amount. Its a nuisance at best. This isn't Atlanta, schools are not going to be shut down for it. Leave a little earlier; perhaps the start time can be delayed an hour or 2 to allow for added travel time.

                    All day Saturday will not work. A wrestler winning his first match and losing the quarter who then gets to the 3-4 match has to compete 6 times; National rules limit a competitor to 5 per day.
                    Its not about being wimpy(imagine your a real badass) if schools close some districts wont allow vehicles on the road to drive them its about liability.Wouldnt be fair to kids that couldnt make it.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ctdad View Post
                      It has to be 2 days due to bracket size; as I said above, if a wrestler wins a first round match and loses the quarterfinal (Friday night), he will wrestle 4 more times on Saturday to get through the consolation bracket (including the 3-4 match). That's 6 total, and National rules have a 5 match per day limit.

                      It does happen, the young man who eliminated my son 7 years ago did just what I described and I'm sure it happens several times every year.
                      The only match that is affected by the 5 match limit is the 3rd place match. I could see the IHSA putting the walkover rule in effect and/or allowing a 6th match if there is not a previous decision. A few years ago when there were 11 and 12 team regionals they allowed the 6th match to happen.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by calotofwrestling View Post
                        Its not about being wimpy(imagine your a real badass) if schools close some districts wont allow vehicles on the road to drive them its about liability.Wouldnt be fair to kids that couldnt make it.
                        Sorry. I grew up on the East Coast; 2-4 inches is nothing. There is no reason an Illinois school (especially one in the northern part of the state) should be closed for that amount of snow. As I said, this isn't Atlanta. We have snow removal equipment and salt.

                        Every district's policy is different. If you have to leave earlier, you do. Plan ahead.

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                        • #13
                          I never heard of wrestling being called off except one. We wrestled at the Hinsdale Central tourney with 32 teams. Friday was bad, they ran the tournament on Saturday on 6 mats. Teams from the quad cities, maybe even out of state. Not ideal, but just a thought. I have seen some reports of 9" on Friday. Be safe everyone!!!
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by GETOFFYOURHIP View Post
                            The only match that is affected by the 5 match limit is the 3rd place match. I could see the IHSA putting the walkover rule in effect and/or allowing a 6th match if there is not a previous decision. A few years ago when there were 11 and 12 team regionals they allowed the 6th match to happen.
                            They never allowed the 6th match to happen that is a nfhs rule and would not be overturned.
                            "The harder you work the harder it is to surrender"

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                            • #15
                              If Friday was cancelled.

                              You could wrestle 5 matches on Saturday and any match that would go over the limit gets wrestled after midnight. The last match gets wrestled on Sunday. Sounds legit to me. Thoughts?

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