by Lara Gwinn
The Ohio High School Athletic Association released an update to their Coronavirus regulations December 1, with predictable rules such as the wearing of masks while in community areas and during team travel, and temperature testing before competition. However, it also included some seemingly contradictory rules such as the elimination of athlete handshakes pre-and post-match. Officials are also no longer allowed to indicate the winner of the match by raising the wrestler’s hand.
Fist bumping other wrestlers, coaches, or officials is also prohibited.
Dr. Karissa Niehoff, executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations, wrote in May about handshakes in high school sports: Read the rest HERE.