Wrestling to continue in 2021

While uncertainty in athletics remains as COVID cases climb, wrestling is set to continue


Faith Hale

Mead’s wrestlers can look forward to competitions this year.

Executive Director of Arts, Athletics, and Activities Chase Mcbride released a statement to the district on Jan. 12 announcing that wrestling will continue in SVVSD. 

Boulder County Public Health coordinated with McBride, and “they have approved wrestling to move forward in Season B, as long as we implement stringent safety protocols”.

These safety protocols are as follows (abbreviated from the released announcement):

  • All athletes and coaches will be required to wear a mask at all times while on school property or competing in Boulder County.
  • If a student opts into the wrestling season, they will be required to attend school through the online synchronous learning model and will not be permitted to return to in-person learning until 14 days after the wrestling season has ended. This is to prevent any additional potential COVID-19 exposure in our classrooms that would require quarantines.
  • Student athletes are encouraged to opt into our no-cost COVID-19 testing on a two-week rotating basis. COVID-19 testing center is located at the Innovation Center, with saliva testing offered from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. If a student is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must be present to receive a COVID-19 test.

More information is set to be provided as the season moves onward and directors and coaches learn more about the risks involved. 

Any questions regarding this release can be directed to McBride or the school’s athletic director, Chad Eisentrager.