Definition of a Novice Wrestler: Any 1st or 2nd year wrestler who has not placed 1st or 2nd in ANY open tournament with 6 or more wrestlers in their bracket. The wrestler counts as 1 of the 6. No wrestler may remain novice for more than 2 years.
NFHS 2013/2014 Weight Divisions
|106 lbs||113 lbs||120 lbs||126 lbs|
|132 lbs||138 lbs||145 lbs||152 lbs|
|160 lbs||170 lbs||182 lbs||195 lbs|
|220 lbs||285 lbs|
Three Middle Weight Classes were retained, although they are 7-8-9 in order now rather than 8-9-10.
|145 lbs||152 lbs||160 lbs|
The largest weight class (285 lbs) remains unchanged as well.
General Weigh-in Procedures for High School Wrestling:
- Dual Meets – weigh in a maximum of 1 hour before the meet
(If a preliminary meet precedes a varsity meet, weigh in can occur before the preliminary.)
- Tournaments – weigh in a maximum of 2 hours before the first session of each day
- Contestants must remain in the weigh in area unless permission to leave is granted by the meet administration.
- Weigh-in begins with the lowest weight class and proceeds to the next weight class. Weigh-in ends upon the completion of the highest weight class.
- The referee supervises weigh-ins
- For consecutive days of competition, there is a 1 lb.additional allowance per day, maximum of 2 lbs. This allowance requires 48 hours advance notice for opponents.
- Contestants in individually bracketed tournaments should be named by weight class prior to the end of weigh-in.
- Contestants must weigh in wearing no more than suitable undergarments.
- Failure to make weight during weigh-in disqualifies the contestant for that weight class.