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Welcome to KSOA Wrestling
About KSOA Wrestling

The Kansas Sports Officials Association provides a path for excellence in officiating for our wrestling officials through recruitment, training, evaluation, and networking. If you are not currently a KSOA wrestling official, we encourage you to take a look around our website, specifically at our Member Benefits, Bylaws and Frequently Asked Questions.


Becoming a KSOA member is easy and can be done completely online. The application to become a member can be found under Join Now and your options to pay annual dues are clearly laid out under Pay Dues. Annual dues are $35 for one sport, $45 for two sports, and $55 for three or more sports (a $2 transaction fee is charged for PayPal and credit card payments). If you have any questions about membership in the KSOA, don't hesitate to email our Membership Committee at

Below you will find information on how to become a KSHSAA registered official as well as links to NFHS publications and information about our partner assigning organization, Call the Game. Along with KSHSAA administrator Mark Lentz, new officials are welcome to reach out to the Call the Game Director of Officials John Dehan to answer any questions.

Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA)

In order to officiate high school wrestling, referees must be registered with the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA). The KSHSAA administrator for wrestling is Mark Lentz.

KSHSAA Requirements to Officiate High School Wrestling

  • Register with and pay KSHSAA dues

  • Successful completion of a NFHS Wrestling examination

  • Attend a KSHSAA officials' meeting

  • Attend two KSHSAA Area Supervisor meetings (required for postseason tournament consideration)

Please note the following important 2024-25 KSHSAA Wrestling dates:

November 18: Beginning Practice Date

December 2: Earliest Possible Competition

February 15: Regional Tournament (girls)

February 21-22: Regional Tournament (boys 6A, 5A)

February 22: Regional Tournament (boys 4A, 3A-1A)

February 27 - March 1: State Tournament (girls & boys)

2023-24 Kansas Champions (boys)

6A: Manhattan

5A: Goddard

4A: Rose Hill

3-1A: Hoxie

National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is the overarching governing body of high school wrestling. Below are links to NFHS Wrestling publications.

2023-24 Wrestling Rules Changes

Call the Game (CTG)
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Call the Game (John Dehan) is the Director of Officials, assigning wrestling officials for the following high schools:

  • Crossroads Conference

  • Eastern Kansas League (EKL)

  • Meadowlark Conference

  • Sunflower League

  • United Kansas Conference (UKC)

2023-24 Kansas Champions (girls)

6A-5A: Washburn Rural

4A-1A: Rossville

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