Three pilot sports given support by Board of Directors, head to vote by membership

(Ryan Casey/

DENVER — CHSAA's Board of Directors on Tuesday gave their support for the three sports currently in the pilot process, meaning all three now head for a final vote by the Association's Legislative Council on Wednesday.

In a unanimous vote, the Board supported presentations from boys volleyball, unified bowling and girls wrestling. All three have been in a pilot status for at least one year.

This was the second-to-last step for the sports, which are seeking to become officially sanctioned by CHSAA. Already, they have gained support from the Classification, League Organization and Appeals Committee, the Equity Committee, and the Sports Medicine Committee.

CHSAA has not added a new sport since field hockey, girls lacrosse and boys lacrosse were added in 1997, 1998 and 1999.

Each sport now heads for an individual vote of the Legislative Council on Wednesday, and will require a majority for approval. If approved, all three sports would begin play in 2020-21.

The boys volleyball proposal is sponsored by the Centennial and Denver Prep leagues; unified bowling is sponsored by the Denver Prep League; and girls wrestling is sponsored by the Centennial and Continental leagues.

CHSAANow will have complete coverage of the Legislative Council meeting on Wednesday. Here's a preview of that meeting, including a wide range of agenda items.

Currently, there is one other pilot activity: esports was approved to begin its pilot season this fall.