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The current offering for middle school dual tournaments is great in central Indiana, and hopefully throughout the entire state. Weekly the weight classes seem to fluctuate. Why do the weight classes vary week to week depending on who is hosting the tournament? Why don't all tourneys use Middle School State Tournament weights? This isn't a complaint...just a question; however, I don't see how consistency wouldn't be a positive, but possibly there is a valid reason I have not considered. 

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That makes sense. It does seem that we see non Middle School State weight formats more than we do.  USA Winter Nationals & USAW Preseason Nationals were also different than the State weights. Regardless, its doesn't matter much. Just curious.

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The Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (IIAAA) website does list some suggestions for Middle School wrestling.  Here is what they have posted concerning weights, weigh-ins and other matters:

RULE 63 – WRESTLING (BOYS) 

1. The recommended weight classes for a middle level combined team are: Change weight classes to: 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 155, 165, 180, 215, 285. 
2. Wrestlers may move up one weight class, but not down. Also 180, and 215 may not move up. 
3. Weigh-ins may be done before school lunch time under the supervision of the coach and an appointed administrator. The wrestler gets one chance to weigh in. Once the wrestler weighs, they may eat lunch. Weights must be faxed, emailed, or telephoned to the opposing school before 2:00 PM on the day of the contest. 
4. The only time a wrestler is given a one-pound allowance is for Monday meets, after a three-day holiday, or the second meet of back-to-back meets. 
5. Excessive weight loss is not condoned. 
6. The maximum number of dual meets should be 14. A student or team may participate in the following: (a) 14 interschool dual meets and one tournament or (b) additional tournaments may be scheduled with each counting as 2 of the 14 dual meets.

 

My AD has adopted the weight classes but will still have kids weigh-in before the meet rather than at lunch.

 

 

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I had heard as recently as last year that there was a big push to try to use weight classes starting at 70 and going every 5lbs up to 100 and then using HS weights after that.  This seems to make a lot of sense to me but its getting everyone to agree and be on same page that is the issue.

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On 11/29/2017 at 9:36 AM, JMILL said:

I had heard as recently as last year that there was a big push to try to use weight classes starting at 70 and going every 5lbs up to 100 and then using HS weights after that.  This seems to make a lot of sense to me but its getting everyone to agree and be on same page that is the issue.

This is what our middle school program has done. 70 by 5's up to 100, then use the high school weights with a couple extra weights between 195 and 285.

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I believe all Middle Schools that are in the Mid-State Conference have moved to the adjusted weight scale 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220, 245, 285

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