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IAHSAA Board of Control Eliminates Coach Seed Meetings For Boys Basketball For 2023

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The Board of Control for the Iowa High School Athletic Association has agreed to eliminate the basketball coach seed meetings that have been held following the release of substate and district pods beginning next year. The action was taken at the Board of Control’s meeting on Monday. In place of an early release of substate and district pods, the IHSAA will push the release dates back to Week 32 of the activity calendar, that date is February 6th for 2023 for Class 2A and 1A, and then release brackets for the lead-up rounds and the state tournament. Basketball administrator Todd Tharp says the later date’s release will allow the association to obtain as much information as possible from the regular season and improve position assignments.

The Board of Control approved a three-year agreement with Xtream Arena in Coralville for the State Duel Wrestling Tournament to begin on Feb. 4, 2023 and coincide with the weekend currently slated for the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s inaugural wrestling tournament.

Xtream Arena opened in 2020 in Coralville’s Iowa River Landing, just off of Interstate 80. The venue can seat just over 5,000 spectators and is attached to the GreenState Family Fieldhouse, which will allow for warm-up and team space during the tournament.

The board also agreed to rotate State Meet schedule starting in 2022. The adjustment is a result of both teacher and sport scheduling conflicts at both large and small schools. Each class will move one session each year along the two-day and four-session schedule.

State Qualifying Meets will also feature a small schedule adjustment: Girls’ races will start at 4 p.m. and boys’ races will begin at 4:40 p.m. beginning in the fall 2022 season.

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