Wyoming High School Activities Association

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Wyoming High School Activities Association
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Abbreviation WHSAA
Motto "Educational Excellence Through Activities"
Formation 1920s
Type Volunteer; NPO
Legal status Association
Purpose/focus Athletic/Educational
Headquarters 6571 East 2nd Street
Casper, WY 82609
Location Casper, Wyoming
Region served Wyoming
Official languages English
Commissioner Ron Laird
Affiliations National Federation of State High School Associations
Staff 6
Website whsaa.org
Remarks (307) 577-0614

The Wyoming High School Activities Association (WHSAA) is the organization that runs and regulates all interscholastic high school activities in the U.S. state of Wyoming. The WHSAA was originally founded in 1920 to regulate athletic competition between Wyoming's high school. The organization has since grown to assist other interscholastic activities such as drama and music.[1]

Classification[edit]

The WHSAA divides schools based upon enrollment of grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 for competition and state and regional championships. For most sports including football, basketball, and volleyball schools are divided in one of four classes, 4a, 3a, 2a, 1a. The schools having the highest enrollment being put into class 4a and those with lower enrollment bing put in other classes. In other sports like soccer there are only two classes, 4a and 3a, while in golf there are three classes, 4a, 3a, 2a. At the same other sports including skiing there are no classes.

Events[edit]

Many of the championships for sports activities are held in one central place, while other are held in different locations and these change from year to year. Championship events that are held in one central location include the following.

  • Football - held at War Memorial Stadium (Wyoming) on the campus of The University of Wyoming in Laramie
  • Basketball - held at The Casper Events Center and The Swede Erickson Thunderbird Gym on the campus of Casper College both in Casper - Tournaments are spilt between two weekends with the 1a/2a schools competing the first weekend and the 3a/4a schools competing the second weekend
  • Track and Field - held at Harry Geldien Stadium on the Campus of Kelly Walsh High School in Casper
  • Volleyball - held at The Casper Events Center and The Swede Erickson Thunderbird Gym on the campus of Casper College both in Casper
  • Wrestling - held at The Casper Events Center in Casper

Sanctioned activities[edit]

The WHSAA classifies its activities into athletic and non-athletic events.

Non-Athletic Events
Athletic Events
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Indoor Track
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Wrestling

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WHSAA Background". Wyoming High School Activities Association. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 

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