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Old 02-24-15, 12:31 PM
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WEIGHT CLASS ELIGIBILITY EXAMPLES
On any given date a wrestler may not weigh in more than one weight
class above his/her lowest allowable weight as defined by the weekly
Alpha Master report timeline. Any wrestler who does weigh in and
competes more than one weight class above the lowest allowable weight then 12
vacates that lowest weight and a new lowest weight will be established.
Growth allowance and other allowances may not be utilized to achieve a lower
weight class for a wrestler. For simplicity, all examples are listed without
growth allowance.
1. A wrestler has reached his/her lowest minimum weight of 106. On the day
of competition, he/she weighs in at 116.5. This is more than one weight
class above the lowest minimum weight of 106. If the wrestler then
competes, he/she must therefore surrender 106 as the LMW and 113
becomes the new minimum weight for that wrestler.
2. a. A wrestler with a lowest minimum weight of 126 is descending
toward his/her lowest minimum weight, but has yet to reach the
lowest minimum weight, and weighs in for competition. In
compliance with his/her timeline the wrestler weighs in at 131.1
(making him/her eligible at 132 and 138) and wrestles at 138.
The wrestler still retains the opportunity to continue to descend
toward the lowest minimum weight of 126 as he/she did not
weigh in more than one weight class above his/her lowest
actual weight.
b. Two weeks later, the same wrestler in example 2a, who has
passed the date in his/her timeline to reach his/her minimum of
126, weighs in at 133 making him/her eligible for the 138 and
145 pound weight classes. If that wrestler competes, he/she
must now surrender his/her LMW of 126 and 132 becomes the
wrestler’s new minimum weight.
2. A 129.3 pound LMW wrestler weighs in at 129.6 pounds, legally wrestling
several times at 132 and 138 pounds. Later in December his/her actual
weigh-in weight is recorded at 138.1 pounds making him/her eligible for
the 145 and 152 pound weight classes. This requires that he/she
surrenders the 132 pound weight class, establishing the new minimum
weight class of 138.
A wrestler is NOT eligible for a lower weight class because of any additional
pound allowances.
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