Wrestling Weight Management
The purpose of the WIAA Wrestling Weight Management Program (WWWMP) is to insure the future of interscholastic wrestling programs in the State of Washington and protect the health of all student athletes. The WWMP has been developed to assist young wrestlers as they make decisions about diet, nutrition and weight control. The program is designed to assist in avoiding potentially harmful rapid weight reduction practices utilized to achieve specific weight class participation. It is the WIAA philosophy that the basis for a sound and healthy weight control plan is best designed when the wrestler, his/her parents, his/her coach and a physician are included in the planning process. The WIAA WWMP is designed to be in compliance with the NFHS Weight management Guidelines.
ATHLETIC DIRECTORS MUST:
Select from a list of approved Assessors from MyWiaa or,
Submit a Wrestling Assessor Application for training from your MyWIAA.
- Have a WIAA Wrestling Weight Management Assessor selected for your school.
- Notify WIAA who your head coach will be for both Boys and Girls Wrestling Programs
- Setup your new coaches in MyWIAA.
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with reference as to the coach’s position. (Head Boys only, Head Girls only, Both Head Boys and Girls).
TIME PERIOD FOR MEASURMENTS:
- Assessments may begin Monday November 2, 2015 and will end January 25, 2016. An assessment taking place on January 26 must be entered into the WIAA website on that day. Wrestlers may be measured any time on or following the start date to establish a minimum wrestling weight. All wrestlers, including those who come out late, must have their minimum weight established prior to competing.
- The Monday (Jan 25, 2016) of WIAA week 11 of the wrestling season, prior to the first post season qualifying tournament will be the last week of an athlete’s descent plan to establish their minimum weight for post season competition. The state tournament is week 14.
COACHES COMPETITION REQUIREMENT:
At each official weigh-in for competition the Head Coach is responsible to have 1 copy of the Weight Report for their school, 1 copy for the opposing school or tournament director, and 1 for the wrestling official conducting the weigh in.
A wrestler may weigh-in for only one of the two weight classes the wrestler’s weekly descent plan allows. NFHS rules allow the wrestler to wrestle up one weight class above the weight class they have weighed-in.
If a wrestler weighs in one weight class below their lowest approved weight, they can only wrestle at the lowest weight of their current decent plan.
Weigh-in in any weight class above the eligible weigh-in weight classes defined by the weekly weight loss descent plan will require the wrestler to recertify (LOCK-IN) immediately at that weight class.
For a detailed outline of the WWWMP go to the WIAA Wrestling home page and click link for the Wrestling Weight Management Program Overview.