New Covid rules for Ohio high school wrestling say students can wrestle but they can't shake hands.
· Dec 4, 2020 ·

Can never be too careful.

It's 'rastling season and to try and limit the spread of Covid officials with the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) have done the responsible thing and released some updated requirements for players and coaches.

The students are still being allowed to wrestle. In fact, they don't even have to wear face masks while they do so. But they will no longer be allowed to shake hands before and after the match.

That's right, you can literally wrap your sweaty thighs around another dude's face, but you can't shake his hand before you do it.

Where I come from we call that bad manners.

Other rules include wearing masks whenever not on the mat, athletes being spaced six-feet apart on team benches, and officiants no longer being allowed to hold up the arm of the winner of the match. Instead, they will just have to raise their own arm and point at the winner.

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