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high school wrestling

March 20, 2019

N.J. referee who forced wrestler to cut dreadlocks plans lawsuit

The New Jersey referee who forced a high school wrestler to choose between cutting his dreadlocks or forfeiting plans to sue for defamation, according to reports. The Inquirer reports that referee Alan Maloney filed a legal claim alleging defamati...


February 12, 2019

Wisconsin judge overrules referee’s call that DQ’ed wrestler

A Wisconsin judge last week made an unusual move when he issued an injunction that will allow a disqualified high school wrestler to compete at the state tournament. Waterford High School sophomore Hayden Halter picked up two unsportsmanlike penal...


December 31, 2018

School will no longer use ref who made wrestler cut dreadlocks

The referee who made national headlines by forcing a high school wrestler to cut his dreadlocks before competing will no longer be used by the athlete's school district. Buena Regional School District Superintendent David Cappuccio said in a lette...


February 10, 2016

Michigan prep wrestling team DQ’ed from postseason

One of Michigan's top high school wrestling programs has been barred from competing in the postseason after exceeding its competition limit during the regular season. [caption id="attachment_14871" align="alignright" width="300"] Grandville High ...


December 21, 2015

Iowa prep wrestler dies after collapsing during tournament

An Iowa high school wrestler died over the weekend after collapsing during a tournament, though officials have yet to determine exactly how it happened. [caption id="attachment_14871" align="alignright" width="315"] Iowa high school wrestler Austi...


December 15, 2015

Deaf wrestler, MHSAA reach agreement on interpreter

Ellis Kempf, a deaf Michigan high school wrestler, has reached an agreement with the state's athletic association over the use of his interpreter. Kempf had filed suit against the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA), arguing it did n...