In March, according to Edgewood’s lawsuit, Edgwood was granted a residency and relocation requirement waiver from the WIAA on Fenn’s behalf by Wade LeBecki, then deputy director of the WIAA.
Fenn began high school in Madison West in 2017, but in the spring of 2018, transferred to Juan Seguin High School in Arlington, Texas, as his father and stepmother lived in Arlington. He continued to attend Seguin through the first semester of the 2020-21 school year.
But Fenn, unhappy with his home life and with grades suffering as a result, moved back to Wisconsin when he turned 18. Edgewood enrolled Fenn in his 2022 graduating class as a second semester junior, entering Fenn in his sixth semester of high school. .
Sue says she has done much better academically since the transfer.
WIAA rules state that a student who transfers after the student’s sixth consecutive semester of admission to Class 9 is ineligible for athletic competition for one calendar year, unless the transfer is required by the student’s parents. Don’t be
But the need for accommodation and relocation can be waived with emergent circumstances.
Edgewood Athletic Director Chris Zwetler cited circumstances when he applied to the WIAA for an exemption so the Fenn could play sports in the spring semester of the 2020-21 school year. He submitted several documents with the application, including letters from his coach in Fenn, Texas, and his mother, as well as Fenn’s school transcripts.