Amend Article I, Section G, Item 1 as follows:

  1. The maximum number of varsity games, contests or playing dates an institution may schedule is listed below. The number of junior varsity or freshman games, contests or playing dates scheduled during the academic year cannot exceed the number of varsity games, contests or playing dates scheduled during that academic year. Further, no student may compete in a sport in an academic year in more than the number of games, contests or playing dates listed below (this includes varsity, junior varsity, freshman, etc.), excluding NAIA-approved postseason participation.

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AND

Amend Bylaws Article V, Section B, Item 18 as follows:

  1. Season of Competition:

a. Participation in more than 20% of the maximum allowable number of intercollegiate contests or dates (excluding scrimmages) at an NAIA institution, whether in a varsity, junior varsity or freshman program, during the 24-week season. Any participation in NAIA-approved postseason shall result in a season of competition. The NAIA shall count seasons of competition based on intercollegiate participation charged by another intercollegiate athletic association.

A student who participates in the following number of contests or dates during the 24-week season will be charged a season of competition.

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Intent: To increase the frequency of play limit in the sport of wrestling from 20 dates to 25 dates, and adjust the seasons of competition 20% threshold accordingly.

Effective date: August 1, 2021

Submitted by: Men’s Wrestling Coaches Association

Co-sponsored by: Heart of America Athletic Conference

 

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