Arizona High School Wrestlers CAN COMPETE!

RULING from AIA:

14.1 NONSCHOOL PARTICIPATION

  1. A student who is a member of a school team shall not practice or compete with any other group, club, organization, association, etc., in that sport during the interscholastic season of competition.  This rule applies to the following team sports: football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, track relay and swimming relay teams.  For purposes of this rule, the interscholastic season of competition shall begin with the first regularly scheduled game and conclude with that particular team's final game.  Any student violating the above rule shall forfeit his/her eligibility for a minimum of the balance of the season for that sport or up to a maximum of one calendar year.
     
  2. Attendance at summer activities shall be voluntary and no student athlete shall be prohibited from participating on athletic teams for failing to attend the summer activities.

14.2 INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION

  1. A student competing as an individual and in his/her name shall not be coached by, transported by, financed by, or chaperoned by the school or school personnel. He/She shall not be identified as a representative of the school. He/She shall not sure any school equipment when competing.

Arizona High School Wrestlers CAN COMPETE!

The rule on the left, was forwarded to us in reference to the Grand Canyon Nationals. Again, an Arizona High School Wrestler can compete according the ruling of AIA:

1. Arizona High School wrestler(s) may not represent his/her school with a school singlet or name.
2. The high school may not pay for the Arizona high school wrestler's registration fee.
3. A high school coach may not coach his wrestlers or team.
4. A high school coach cannot make the tournament mandatory

RMN Events has went through extensive research to offer a clear answer for those wrestlers who want to compete on NOV. 26 without it affecting eligibility of Arizona high school wrestlers. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. We hope you would consider encouraging Arizona high school wrestlers to compete as we make this one special weekend of wrestling...

Sincerely,

Ed Gutierrez
CEO RMN Events