HEISER: With participation down, forfeits up, high school wrestling searches for solutions

Posted: January 19, 2018 in Wrestling

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Spring Grove at Central York wrestling

High school wrestling is enduring some tough times.

Everyone involved in the sport knows that.

Participation is down and forfeits are up.

Take last Thursday, Jan. 11, as just an example. It was a full night of York-Adams League competition. Results for nine matches involving 17 league teams could be tracked down. Those matches featured 47 forfeits, or more than five forfeits per match. In nearly 19 percent of the weight classes, the local teams didn’t field a competitor.

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