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Wrestlers at public high schools in New York City will miss the chance to compete at the state championships and other high-stakes tournaments where they might be seen by college coaches. That's because city policy bars high school teams from competing in tournaments unless all wrestlers are vaccinated for COVID-19. State tournaments are typically held outside New York City, in places that do not mandate vaccines. The New York City policy also mandates that wrestlers must wear a mask while competing indoors. High school coaches say that the policy has reduced the number of students trying out for wrestling teams.