West Virginia Wrestling

WEST VIRGINIA FOLLOWS THE NEW HAIR COVER RULE WITH NO EXCEPTIONS

January 4, 2015

The NFHS is aware that some parts of the country and that some member schools in some of our member state associations have had issues trying to secure a legal wrestling hair cover in order to comply with NFHS Wrestling Rule 4-2-1. The NFHS has not made any exceptions to this playing rule for the 2014-15 wrestling season. The legal wrestling hair cover is to be worn as designed and manufactured and cannot be altered to make it fit the wrestling ear guards. The hair cover cannot be sewn to the wrestling ear guards unless it was designed and manufactured that way. You cannot use tape, Velcro or sew connections to the hair cover in order to have it try and comply with Rule 4-2-1.

This Rule was approved in April 2013 so schools and coaches have known about this change.

The NFHS has been working very closely with the major wrestling ear guard manufacturers and also the National Sporting Goods Associations (NSGA) the last few weeks trying to get a listing of all of the wrestling dealers and distributors that have in stock at this time the legal wrestling hair covers that comply with NFHS Rule 4-2-1. Please share the following information with your member schools that are still trying to secure a legal wrestling hair cover for the 2014-15 wrestling season:

WrestlingGear.com
http://www.wrestlinggear.com/
1-800-565-0995
Elmhurst, IL

Worldwide Sport Supply
http://www.wwsport.com/
1-800-756-3555

Blue Chip Wrestling
http://www.bluechipwrestling.com/
1-800-602-2583
Kansas City, MO

G-Sports Wrestling
http://www.gsportswrestling.com/
1-877-497-3785
Bloomington, IL

Wrestling Aids
http://www.wrestlingaids.com/
1-309-820-0640
Bloomington, IL

Nill Brotherís Sporting Goods
http://www.nillbros.com
1-913-384-4242
Kansas City, MO

Johnny Macís Sporting Goods
http://www.johnnymacs.com/
St. Louis, MO

Hauff Mid-America Sports
http://www.dakotasportsonline.com/
1-605-332-2131
Sioux Falls, SD

Kellyís Sports
http://www.kellyssports.com/
610-436-5458
West Chester, PA

Sportstop, Inc.
http://sportstopinc.com/
1-800-264-4033
Little Rock, AR

Weplay
http://www.weplaysports.com/
1-800-745-5586
Painesville, OH

Jimís Wrestling Supply
http://www.jimswrestlingsupply.net/
1-765-744-4500
Muncie, IN

E.I Sports & Apparel
http://www.eisportsandapparel.com/
1-866-590-1836
Evansville, IN

Sports Outlet
http://www.sportsoutletinc.com/
1-856-939-2030
Glendora, NJ


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