“Schools with state wrestling qualifiers have been notified that our intent is the tournament will proceed as scheduled. We have asked them to make decisions that get their wrestlers to the tournament safely and on time for their first session on Thursday,” said Beste.
It’s not just wrestlers and their coaches who could have to make some tough decisions. Families and fans alike flock to Des Moines for the tournament, which has a multi-decade sellout streak for the finals.
Those folks are on Beste’s mind as well.
“We also ask that fans make wise decisions regarding traveling to the tournament so they arrive safely,” he said.