Lincoln, NE – The April NSAA meeting had a lot of potential big changes on the agenda, only one of which really came to pass.
The most controversial item on the agenda was the vote to sanction a separate division for girls wrestling in the state of Nebraska. Proponents of the proposal argued that it would increase people interested in the sport and would not take any time away from the state championships.
The proposal fell just 1 vote shy of the 30 total votes needed to pass, 29-21.
The other item on the agenda was a proposal to sanction bowling as an official high school sport instead of a club sport. That was rejected 23-27.
The final news to come out of the meeting is a major shift in how schools are classified going forward.
From now on, schools with 850 or more students enrolled in three grades (boys and girls combined) will be considered Class A in everything but Football. Football will remain with its 450 boys enrollment cutoff for the time being.
That means North Platte High School, who has spent the last few years bouncing between Class A and Class B will now be considered Class A once again in every sport.