NDHSAA Board Synopsis: January 12 Meeting

January 12, 2021 11:00 am

NDHSAA Board Synopsis - (January 12, 2021)

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – The North Dakota High School Activities Association Board of Directors met virtually on Tuesday, January 12.

The following were highlights of the meeting:

  • The Board approved postseason tournament modifications for the sports of wrestling and hockey recommended by the Board’s Combined Tournament Committee.

  • The schedule for the state wrestling tournament at the FARGODOME will include the individual portion of the tournament set for Thursday, February 18 and Friday, February 19 with separate sessions for Class A and Class B both days of individual competition. The entire team dual portion of the tournament will be held Saturday, February 20. Ticket information for the 2021 NDHSAA Wrestling State Tournament will be released in the near future. As part of the postseason tournament modifications, there will be no individual region wrestling tournaments in 2021. 

  • The 2021 boys region hockey tournaments will be played February 16 (at site of higher seed), February 18 (at site of higher seed) and February 20 (West Region at MAYSA Arena in Minot and East Region at Purpur Arena in Grand Forks). The quarterfinals of the 2021 NDHSAA boys and girls hockey state tournaments will be played Tuesday, February 23 at the site of the higher seed. The Semifinals, third place and championship games of the boys and girls state tournaments will be played at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks on February 26-27. Ticket information for these NDHSAA postseason tournaments will be released closer to the events.  

  • With North Dakota’s recent move to the yellow/moderate risk level, regular season tournaments and meets will now allow for up to eight teams or 112 participants if more than eight schools.

  • Modifications to other winter postseason tournaments and fine arts contests will be announced at a later time.

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