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MSHSL rejects proposal to add boys' volleyball, approves separate wrestling tourney for girls

MSHSL rejects proposal to add boys' volleyball, approves separate wrestling tourney for girls Photo: Minnesota State High School League.

Tommy Wiita
Updated: May 11, 2021 11:43 AM
Created: May 11, 2021 11:27 AM

On Tuesday, the Minnesota State High School League Representative Assembly voted down the proposed amendment to add boys' volleyball as a sanctioned sport in state high schools.

According to the Minnesota Boys High School Volleyball Association, high school boys' volleyball is growing in interest. Currently, there are 41 schools across the state fielding 70 teams with hundreds of players.

The vote tally included 29 votes in favor and 18 against. Thirty-one votes were needed for approval.

Student-athletes hopeful MSHSL will sanction boys volleyball as high school sport

In addition, the MSHSL voted on creating a separate high school wrestling tournament for girls to compete in. That vote passed, 44-4.

A number of high school leaders were on the call Tuesday morning, including first lady Gwen Walz and Gophers women's volleyball head coach Hugh McCutcheon. According to the MSHSL, before Tuesday's meeting, the addition of boys' volleyball and girls' postseason wrestling were approved by nine of the league's 16 administrative regions.


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