The NCAA’s Division I Council voted this week to grant all winter athletes, including wrestlers, who compete during the 2020-21 season, an additional season of eligibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spring athletes were previously granted an additional season of eligibility.

“The pandemic will continue to impact winter sport seasons in ways we can’t predict. Council members opted to provide for winter sport student-athletes the same flexibility given spring and fall sports previously,” council chair M. Grace Calhoun said in a statement. “The actions today ensure the continuation of local decision-making in the best interest of each institution and its student-athletes.”

Many wrestlers missed out on the opportunity to compete at