CHSAA adds three new high school sports for 2020-21
By Dan Karpiel
Last Wednesday, the legislative council for the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) approved three new sectioned sports which will begin play in the 2020-21 school year. It was announced that girls wrestling, boys volleyball, and unified bowling have been approved by the council. The three are the first new sports added since the late 1990s when field hockey and girls and boys lacrosse were added.
In order to be ready for play, each sport will need to form their committees to establish bylaws and develop an organization for postseason play. According to CHSAAnow.org, it is expected girls wrestling and boys volleyball will be structured very similarly to the way in which wrestling and girls volleyball are currently structured.
Girls wrestling will compete during the winter sports season, same as boys wrestling, while boys volleyball will be a spring sport. Unified bowling will play outside the current three-season structure employed by CHSAA, with competition being held during a season which straddles the current fall and winter seasons.
According to Berthoud High School (BHS) Assistant Principal/Athletic Director, Michael DeWall, BHS has no immediate plans to add those sports in 2020. DeWall explained that any additions with these, or any other sports programs, will be made based on interest and that when interest levels are high enough, the school will begin the steps to add new programs.
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