Fall state tourneys will not be held at UW

Any state tournaments that were scheduled to be held at University of Wisconsin facilities this fall will not be conducted.

The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association and UW made the announcement on Wednesday.

According to the WIAA, the decision was made because of the “uncertainty of conducting culminating events and tournaments, and given the challenging situation with COVID-19 restrictions in Dane County.”

The state events impacted include golf, tennis and swimming, and the WIAA is in the process of identifying prospective alternate locations and venues for the championships.

In July, the Board of Control’s approval of a reduced 11-week fall football schedule ruled out conducting the state finals at Camp Randall Stadium for the first time since 1982.

“We look forward to when the conditions of the pandemic improves and Dane County and campus policies change to allow larger, non-essential events,” said John Horn, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration at UW in a press release. “The WIAA events benefit not just our campus and greater Madison, but the entire state. Most importantly, they are once-in-a-lifetime experiences for student-athletes and their families.”

The WIAA will announce the locations and sites of culminating events and tournaments when determined and approved by the Board of Control, provided the Tournament Series is conducted as scheduled.

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