Jesse Alford, firstname.lastname@example.org
From the outset of this year, it has been the work of the Oldham County Middle School Athletic Directors to facilitate a safe, equitable, and enjoyable athletic experience for our athletes, coaches, families, and fans. Though we are greatly encouraged by the success of these efforts from our fall sports programs, we share a collective and growing concern with opening our winter wrestling season. The continued levels and nature of the COVID-19 virus coupled with the high level and duration of close contact involved in wrestling gives us enough reason to postpone our season until next year. This announcement effectively cancels all middle school programs for the Oldham County Schools* sanctioned wrestling programs for the 2020-21 season. We appreciate your understanding and support with this decision.
*However, all Oldham County HS wrestling programs intend to have a season and any MS athlete who was a rostered wrestler for their respective HS last year will be grandfathered and eligible to roster for their HS wrestling team again this year. No new MS wrestlers will be eligible.