Thursday, May 05, 2011

After 23 years, prep wrestling is finally getting (a little) bigger - Prep Rally - High School Blog - Yahoo! Sports

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has decided, after several years of debate, to modify the existing wrestling weight classes, to better reflect the nationwide trend of larger athletes.
10 of the 14 weight classes currently used in high school wrestling will be revised slightly upwards, with only the 142, 152 and 160-pound classes and the heavyweight 285-pound division remaining as they are.
The new weight classes are:
  • 106 
  • 113 
  • 120 
  • 126 
  • 132 
  • 138 
  • 145 
  • 152 
  • 160 
  • 170 
  • 182 
  • 195 
  • 220 
  • 285 
Also new are some rules changes, which include figure fours around the head (now always illegal), the demarcation for out of bounds (the mat boundary line is now in bounds, not out), and choice of position after second injury timeout.