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KHSAA releases postseason updates for wresting, swimming/diving

March 3, 2021 | 12:03 am

Updated March 2, 2021 | 4:33 pm

Wrestling

Dates and sites for the 2021 KHSAA State Wrestling Championships have been determined. Postseason instructions and details will be released in a few days with many more details. These events will be managed through the KHSAA including ticket sales and assignment of officials. All events will be held within the most restrictive of state and local COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, including an absolute requirement of universal masking of all except for the competitors in action at the time and social distancing to the fullest extent possible.

The State First Round will be conducted as a full-wrestleback (consolation to 3rd place) format in each weight class, seeded by TrackWrestling/FloSports data and criteria following regions. The top-two from each weight class bracket at each First Round site will then advance to the final state round. Below are the host sites for each round taking place at four sites on March 20th:

  • State First Round Site #1 (8 Qualifiers in each weight class from Regions 1 and 2) – Apollo HS, Owensboro 
  • State First Round Site #2 (8 Qualifiers in each weight class from Regions 3 and 4) – Waggener HS, Louisville 
  • State First Round Site #3 (8 Qualifiers in each weight class from Regions 5 and 6) – Ryle HS, Union
  • State First Round Site #4 (8 Qualifiers in each weight class from Regions 7 and 8) – Martin County HS, Inez 

The State First round will be conducted as a full-wrestleback (consolation to 3rd place) format in each weight class seeded using TrackWrestling/FloSports data, and each school will carry its team points acquired during the State First Round forward to factor into the team standings. The championship medalist final round will be held at George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester on March 27th

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Coaches are reminded that all season results need to be entered in the Trackwrestling website before your Regional draws. In addition to being required by rule, this information is vital to the seeding of the State First and Final Rounds. 

Swimming/Diving

Following the February Board meeting, the staff has been working to re-confirm postseason sites while also finalizing plans for the swimming and diving postseason.  The following is the current status of those postseason plans:

Attendance
Based upon building limitations and to maximize student participation, there will be no spectators at postseason swimming and diving events.

Swimming Region
All events will be timed finals only.

Regions may be conducted during the two-week window beginning April 5-17.  Staff continues to work with managers in securing the schedule of dates and times.  Region sites are as follows:

RegionSiteDate(s)Host School
1HopkinsvilleTBDHopkinsville 
2Owensboro Health ParkGirls’ SW-Tues., April 13, 10:15 a.m.
Boys’ SW-Thurs., April 15, 10:15 a.m.
Owensboro Catholic
3Russell CountySat., April 10, 11:30 a.m. CST – Final Schedule TBDRussell County
    
4St. Xavier, LouisvilleBoys’ & Girls’ SW-Sat., April 17, Times TBDSt. Xavier
5Blairwood, LouisvilleBoys’ SW-Fri., April 16, 10 a.m.
Girls’ SW-Fri., April 16, 5 p.m.
Trinity (Louisville)
6Falling Springs, VersaillesBoys’ & Girls’ SW-Sat., April 17, Times TBDWoodford Co.
    
7Silverlake, ErlangerBoys’ SW-Thurs., April 8, 11 a.m.
Girls’ SW-Thurs., April 9, 11 a.m.
Ryle
8Union College, BarbourvilleTBDHenry Clay
9Eastern Ky. University, RichmondApril 9-10, 10 a.m. – Final schedule TBDModel

The top two finishers in each region advance to the appropriate state site.  The top 7 at-large finishers from within the three regions grouped together will advance to the appropriate state site.  The 40th spot will come from the top finisher from all nine regions in each event and swim at its assigned state site accordingly.

Swimming State
There will be three sites hosting state competitions.  These competitions will be held on Saturday, April 24 with the times/schedules set by the KHSAA.  Meets will be timed finals and the state awards will be calculated based upon the performances from all three sites, with the results from each site combined for team scoring and individual honors.  The three state sites are as follows:

State Site #1Regions 1-3Russell Co.
State Site #2Regions 4-6Blairwood, Louisville
State Site #3Regions 7-9Union College, Barbourville

All awards for state recipients (individual and team) will be shipped directly to each school following the event.  

Diving Region
Regional Diving, as was mentioned in previous meetings, would continue to be grouped three regions per site with three sites hosting.  Staff continues to work with managers in securing the schedule of dates and times.  The three host sites are as follows:

  SiteDateHost
Region Site #1Regions 1-3Owensboro Health ParkWed., April 14, 6 p.m.Owensboro Catholic
Region Site #2Regions 4-6Falling Springs, VersaillesThurs., April 15, Times TBDWoodford County
Region Site #3Regions 7-9TBDTBDHenry Clay

The top two finishers in each region advance to the appropriate state site.  The top 7 at-large finishers from within the three regions grouped together will advance to the appropriate state site.  The 40th spot will come from the top finisher from all nine regions in each event.

Diving State
The 40 qualifiers from the three regional sites will advance to one site for the state diving championship.  This meet will be held on Thursday, April 22 with the times/schedules set by the KHSAA.  

State awards will be calculated based upon the performances at the single site, with points carrying over to the swimming events for team scoring and individual honors. 

Staff is in the process of working with and finalizing the state site and will announce that information as soon as it becomes available.

No awards will be issued at the site as those will be mailed directly to the schools following the event.

We hope to have site manager information published soon and are working on regional and state event instructions as well.

March 3, 2021 | 12:03 am

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