CIF allows Granada Hills wrestler to participate in state meet
Common sense has prevailed.
The California Interscholastic Federation has decided to allow Granada Hills wrestler Dillon Freeman to participate in this weekend's state meet even though he was disqualified at last weekend's City Section championship.
Freeman failed to show up with a required student ID at the City final, and officials wouldn't accept a driver's license. A school official e-mailed a copy of Freeman's student ID, but Freeman had missed the official weigh-in, resulting in disqualification from the 160-pound division in which he was favored to win.
Here's the statement from CIF: "In consultation with the L.A. Section due to weigh-in procedure discrepancies during the Section wrestling championships, it has been determined that Dillon Freeman will be placed in the CIF State Wrestling Championships. Dillon will be randomly placed and will wrestle in the first round. No athlete will be displaced by this action."
-- Eric Sondheimer