The winter weather had dramatic consequences for high school sports schedules across the country this week, but none of the adjustments forced by ice and snow were as dire as the ones affecting wrestlers in the state of Georgia who lost the scheduled Team Duals state championships, which were to be held on Saturday but were already postponed because of anticipated travel problems.
The issue isn't the current postponement as much as it is the date on which the Duals championship will now be held. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, rather than moving the event for a week or even two weeks, the event was shifted six weeks, to Feb. 25-26.
While that might have been the first weekend that was completely free for all the teams involved -- it had to be free, because the sport was scheduled to finish up the previous weekend -- it will create an additional month to six weeks of trauma for many of the wrestlers involved. More than athletes in any other prep sport, wrestlers oftenRead More »from Weather forces prep wrestlers into extra six weeks of dieting