The Walsh Ironman is held at Walsh Jesuit High School (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com)
One of high school wrestling's premier events has been canceled for the 2020-21 season. The Walsh Jesuit Ironman, slated for Dec. 11-12 at Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, has been canceled. The 2021 edition of the event is scheduled for Dec. 10-11, 2021. Event director Corey Haddad sent the following letter Thursday.
On behalf of the Walsh Jesuit Ironman Tournament Committee, we want to inform you of our decision to cancel this year's annual tournament, which would have been held on December 11th and 12th at Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
The current state of affairs with regard to the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic has presented many health and safety hardships that in consultation with the Summit County (Ohio) Health Department make it inadvisable to hold the event without the risk of potential harm for our wrestlers, coaches, fans, and staff.
We will have the 2021 Ironman on Friday and Saturday, December 10th and 11th.
We are deeply sorry about not being able to execute our event and any unfulfilled expectations that this may cause. We trust that all involved understand our position and therefore hope to see you next year.
In the interim we offer our prayers and best wishes to all who have been affected by this pandemic.