Note to High School Athletic Directors: The OHSAA will approve one student media (reporter or photographer) per school. Please use the Student Media Credential Form and fax (or scan and email) it to Tim Stried (fax 614-267-1677, [email protected]). A confirmation email will be sent.
WELCOME TO THE STATE TOURNAMENT
The following information has been prepared to assist the media with its coverage of the upcoming OHSAA individual wrestling state tournament. Please contact Tim Stried ([email protected] or 614-267-2502, ext. 124) at the OHSAA office should you have additional questions. Previews and additional information will be posted on the OHSAA web site the week of the state tournament.
DATE: Friday, March 11 through Sunday, March 13.
PAIRINGS: Tournament pairings and brackets will be available by 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 6 on the OHSAA’s wrestling website.
CREDENTIALS: Fax (or scan and email) your completed application form to Tim Stried at the OHSAA office (fax 614-267-1677, [email protected]). The deadline to submit requests is noon on Tuesday, March 8.
CREDENTIAL CONFIRMATION: The OHSAA will send a confirmation email to approved media applicants and post a list on OHSAA.org of those media members who have been approved for credentials. The approved list will be posted by noon on Friday, March 11, and will be updated if needed. Denied applications will be notified via email.
PARKING: Approved media will receive a parking pass for the Scarlet Lot located north of the Schottenstein Center. Details will be included in the confirmation memo.
PRESS ROW: Some media will be given assigned seats on press row. All others shall be seated individually by the media assistants.
WORKSPACE: Reporters may work at press row or in the arena’s media work room, which is located off the main hallway behind press row. Wireless internet is available in the arena. Media shall request a password and username when credentials are picked up in the Fred Taylor Room, or may do so from the media assistants.
INTERVIEWS: Media are not permitted to interview wresters or coaches on the mat or beside the mat. All interview take place off the arena floor. During the first four sessions, an interview request system is utlized with the media assistants. During the championship matches, all wrestlers are escorted to the corner of the arena beside the head table for interviews.
RESULTS: Printed results will be distributed along press row and will be posted on the OHSAA website as soon as possible during each session.
LIVE AUDIO BROADCASTS: Live audio broadcasts are permitted. Please see the OHSAA’s broadcast rates chart for a list of fees for those outlets that provide play-by-play broadcasts. Fees must be paid before broadcasting. There is no OHSAA rights fee due for providing radio updates.
ADDITIONAL TV NOTE: Lights on TV cameras are not permitted when shooting a match or when filming a story while matches are in progress.