The Greater Metro Conference is a high school athletic conference which consists of ten schools near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The conference was formed in 1997 and is recognized as one of the best in the State of Wisconsin both in terms of academics and athletics. Even in its infancy, the Conference established itself as a preeminent collection of some of the best high schools in Wisconsin. The GMC is a place where the pursuit of academic excellence is the definitive goal.
The Conference’s work ethic and strong values have translated into
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May 1, 2020
GMC Cancels 2020 Spring Sports Season
The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association officially canceled all spring high school sports on April 21, 2020. Governor Tony Evers extended the State's Safer-At-Home order through May 26, 2020, also announcing that all K-12 public and private schools will remain closed through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
In response to these developments, the GMC has canceled all Conference events, championships, and awards for the Spring of 2020. The Conference will not sponsor summer competitions rescheduled from this Spring. GMC Schools are free to schedule individual contests on their own if they choose to do so.
The main priority of the Greater Metro Conference continues to be the health, safety, and wellness of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, parents, relatives, and fans as we continue to monitor all developing and relevant information on the COVID-19 virus. The Greater Metro Conference will use this time to work with institutional leadership to determine the next steps for moving forward regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to closely monitor this situation and take any further steps necessary to maintain a safe environment with the responsibility of hosting hundreds of events each season in public spaces.
I empathize with how challenging this is for so many of our incredible student-athletes, including losing out on the opportunity to compete with all the hard work and passion that they've put into their particular activity, including several teams/individuals that were going to compete in the WIAA State Tournament finals for winter sports and possibly spring sports, too. I also feel the disappointment and loss not only for the student-athletes, but for the parents, coaches, officials, and fans. I am also aware that the pandemic is also a financial hardship for many of you, including our officials. My thoughts go out to anyone who may be affected by the coronavirus.
Thank you again for your continued support of our schools in high school athletics in the great State of Wisconsin. I will be communicating with the schools over the next several weeks as we plan on how to move forward this fall. We understand this is a difficult time, and we want to assure you that the health and wellness of our communities is of the highest priority. We also look forward with great anticipation to the return of GMC competition between 10 amazing schools.
Thank you for your support of high school athletics.
With My Usual Great Enthusiasm!
Brian A. Henson, E.A.
Greater Metro Conference Commissioner
The GMC is committed to a competitive environment where sportsmanship and fair play take center stage. Whether on the field, in the classroom, or within the community, the student-athletes, administrators, coaches and game officials of the GMC support the highest ideals in sportsmanship.