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NFHS Wrestling Officials looking at adding New Weight Classes

BIIF Wrestling Officials

The NFHS recently had their rules meeting in Indianapolis and as a result they’ve passed 18 rules changes for the upcoming 2011-2012 season. For now we’ll just share two of these.

The biggest impact will come from the new weight classes. As a result of trying to be more balanced in the weight divisions there will be 10 new weight classifications. The weight classes for the new year will be in order:
106, 113, 120, 126. 132, 138, 145,

 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220, 285

At this point there is no word on any adjustments for wahines, according to Elton Suganuma.

The other rule change, my personal opinion is as a result of the popularity of MMA. The figure four is now illegal, Previously you could not lock a figure four around the body or both legs, now the figure four is also illegal around the head. Woe to the successful leg wrestler, all the effective moves are under scrutiny.

As I gain more clarification we will discuss the other 16 rules changes.

Elton Suganuma



May 19, 2011 Posted by | Wrestling | , | Leave a comment