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Re: Wrestling Officials
Thank you for the post Gregg. We all know the importance of officiating and regardless of pandemic mandates for wrestlers, coaches and fans, if there is a large decline in officials this year that does mean cancelled matches and tournaments. For those dads and fans, high school and college kids that are wanting to give back to the sport now is the time, no holds barred. More than ever I appreciate the officials that were there during my high school career and without them I would have missed out. Have some fun, camaraderie, make a few bucks and be a part of the sport in a different aspect. Annual dues are small and come out of earned checks so you don't pay anything out of pocket.
The Gut Check is going to give $500 this year to the coaches association or directly to associations as an incentive. That covers 5 new officials costs and they can get right to focusing on becoming referees! We already have so much to worry about in sports right now, let's not let the officiating aspects become a factor.