Wrestlers are considered some of the toughest athletes. The many twists and body positions a wrestler experiences during a match could cause severe injury, so it is important to understand not only the limits of your own body, but also how to help prevent these potential injuries. Below is some helpful information that could help keep you free of injury and still in the match.
The National Federation of State High School State Associations' (NFHS) Sports Medicine Advisory Committee has developed a physician release form for wrestlers to participate with skin lesion(s). Print wrestling skin form.
Ohio High School Athletic Association Information
As sports continue to evolve, new rules and regulations are established for the safety of the athlete. Many of these rules are based in information and data learned from injuries that are seen during practice and competition. See the list below for the newest rule changes and regulations for wrestling from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has voted on some new rules governing high school wrestling.
Weight Class Change
The lowest weight class has been raised from 103 lbs to 106 lbs, changing 10 of the 14 weight classes.
The new weight classes are:
106, 113, 120, 126,
132, 138, 145, 152,
160, 170, 182, 195,
220 and 285.
Only 145, 152, 160 and 285 remain unchanged.
Figure ‘4’ Illegal
Previously the figure ‘4’ hold was illegal around the body or both legs, now the head has been added to that banned hold list.
The boundary line on the mat is now considered inbounds. Previously if a wrestler touched any part of the line they were considered out of bounds.
For more information on rules and regulation changes, go to http://www.nfhs.org/Wrestling/