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MSHSL to vote on adding girls wrestling, boys volleyball tournaments

A two-thirds majority vote is needed to pass the proposals.

Key members of the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) this week will consider the adoption of boys volleyball and girls wrestling as league sports.

According to the MSHSL, 48 members of the Representative Assembly legislative body will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday to discuss adding a postseason division for boys volleyball and girls wrestling.

Currently, boys volleyball is a club sport offered by 50 MSHSL member schools, while girls who wrestle at the high school level currently compete against boys. 

A postseason division for girls-only would still allow any female wrestler to compete in the playoffs against boys. Here's more about the girls wrestling proposal the committee will consider: 

"Under the proposed amendment, girls participants would continue to train and compete with the boys’ teams during the regular season, but would have the option of competing in a girls-only individual section and state tournament that would occur simultaneously with the boys postseason individual tournaments. As part of the proposed amendment, girls would be eligible to remain a part of the boys’ team for dual tournaments at section and state tournaments.

The MSHSL says 153 girls competed in wrestling during the 2019-20 school year. 

A two-thirds majority vote is needed to adopt the postseason divisions for the 2021-2022 school year. 

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