32. Wrestling

ARTICLE  3200.

BOYS WRESTLING

CIF STATE WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Friday-Saturday, March 2-3

Rabobank Arena, Bakersfield

 

I.            CIF STATE WRESTLING REGULATIONS

              A.           WEIGHT CLASSES - California will follow the National Federation weight classes below:

 

                             106 pounds          132 pounds          160 pounds          220 pounds

                             113 pounds          138 pounds          170 pounds          285 pounds

                             120 pounds          145 pounds          182 pounds

                             126 pounds          152 pounds          195 pounds

 

              B.           ENTRIES - The State Federated Council rules governing entries per Section are as follows:

                            CS – 10-; CCS – 3; LACS – 1; NCS – 3; NS – 2; OS – 1; SJS – 6; SDS – 4; SFS – 1; SS - 9

                             *Los Angeles will fill any voids left vacant by the Oakland Section

 

II.           CIF WRESTLING WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

              ***Please see item III. in Girls Wrestling Blue Pages

 

III.          QUALIFYING TO CIF STATE/REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Teams/Individuals must compete, and qualify through, their respective CIF Section Championships to participate in CIF State/Regional Championships.

 

 

NOTE:  Complete details on the 2018 CIF State Boys Wrestling Championships will be available on the State CIF website (www.cifstate.org) approximately 45-60 days prior to the event.

 

 

 

GIRLS WRESTLING

CIF STATE GIRLS WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Friday-Saturday, February 23-24

Visalia Convention Center

 

I.            CIF STATE WRESTLING REGULATIONS

              A.           WEIGHT CLASSES - California will follow the National Federation weight classes below:

 

                             101 pounds          121 pounds          143 pounds          189 pounds

                             106 pounds          126 pounds          150 pounds          235 pounds

                             111 pounds          131 pounds          160 pounds

                             116 pounds          137 pounds          170 pounds

 

              B.           ENTRIES - The State Federated Council rules governing entries per Section are as follows:

                             CS – 2; CCS – 3; LACS – 2; NCS – 3; SJS – 5; SDS – 2; SS - 8

                                          

II.           QUALIFYING TO CIF STATE/REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Teams/Individuals must compete, and qualify through, their respective CIF Section Championships to participate in CIF State/Regional Championships.

 

NOTE:  Complete details on the 2018 CIF Girls State Wrestling Championships will be available on the State CIF website (www.cifstate.org) approximately 45-60 days prior to the event.

 

III.          CIF WRESTLING WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

The establishment of a certified minimum wrestling weight based on 7% body fat for males and 12% for females is required for all high schools. Participation in the CIF Wrestling Weight Management Program will be mandatory and binding for all CIF interscholastic wrestlers. No wrestler may compete until he/she has completed the required body composition assessment. The CIF will utilize the Optimal Performance Calculator as the mechanism to calculate the certified minimum weight for each wrestler and as the data reporting and retrieval tool for all member schools sponsoring wrestling.

              A.           Establishing Certified Minimum Weights

(1)          For all initial assessments, Bioelectrical Impedance or Ultrasound will be the only methods utilized to determine each wrestler’s body fat percentage. Refractometers will be utilized to determine hydration levels through analysis of urine. Only measurements taken by persons who have successfully completed the CIF Assessor Certification Workshop will be valid. Schools will receive a list of CIF Certified Assessors. It is the responsibility of the school to contact an assessor from this list and arrange a time to have its wrestling squad assessed or attend a Section sponsored regional testing clinic. No wrestler may compete until the athlete has had a certified minimum wrestling weight determined by the Optimal Performance Calculator and it appears on the school’s Pre-Match Weigh-In Form. Once a wrestler competes at a weight class allowed by the weight loss plan, the option to appeal is voided.

(2)          1% Variance: The formula incorporated by the optimal performance calculator for assessment data for CIF wrestlers will automatically include a 1% variance of the wrestler’s body weight at the certified minimum weight. (Example: If a male wrestler’s minimum body weight at 7% is 150, the program will indicate that 148.5 lbs. is the certified minimum for that wrestler).

 (3)         The lowest weight class at which a wrestler may compete will be determined as follows:

a.            If the certified minimum weight, at 7% or 12% body fat, is exactly that of one (1) of the adopted weight classes, that weight shall be the wrestler’s minimum weight class;

b.            If the certified minimum weight, at 7% or 12% body fat, is greater than one  (1) of the adopted weight classes but lower than the next higher weight class, the next higher weight class shall be the wrestler’s minimum weight class.

PENALTY: Failure to adhere to these Bylaws will result in the wrestler being declared ineligible for that competition and for the next regularly scheduled competition. If this occurred during a tournament then the athlete would be ineligible for the duration of that tournament and for the next regularly scheduled match/competition for that team or individual.

                             (Revised May 2013 Federated Council)

              B.           Time Period for Assessments

(1)          No wrestler may compete until he/she has participated in an initial assessment and his/her name and data are included on the school Pre-Match Weigh-In Form and Alpha Master Report.

(2)          The specific gravity of the urine, as determined by a refractometer analysis, will determine whether a candidate may participate in an assessment on any date. A specific gravity result of less than or equal to 1.025 is required in order to participate in the body assessment. Any wrestler not passing the urine specific gravity test must wait a minimum of 24 hours in order to be retested.

(3)          Assessments may begin on October 15 of each school year. Wrestlers may be measured any time on or following this date and no later than January 15 to establish a minimum wrestling weight. All wrestlers, including those coming out late, must have their minimum wrestling weight established prior to competing.

                                           a.            Hardship Exceptions

                                                          Appeals may be submitted to the Section office for the following two (2) exceptions only:

(i)           Assessment Exception One (1): A student under doctor’s care may be assessed after January 15 before the student competes or within seven (7) days, whichever comes first, following the student’s release from the doctor.

(ii)          Assessment Exception Two (2): A student who becomes eligible after January 15 may be assessed after January 15 before the student competes or within seven (7) days, whichever comes first, following the student becoming scholastically and/or residentially eligible.

(4)          A wrestler who competes at a weight class allowed by his/her weight loss plan before or during an appeal has accepted his/her most recent assessment and voids all other appeal options allowed within this policy.

              C.           School Responsibilities for the Measurement Process

(1)          It is the school’s responsibility to contact and contract with a CIF Certified Assessor from list provided by the CIF or attend a Section sponsored regional testing clinic.

                             (2)          Schools choosing to contract with a CIF Certified Assessor will be required to have available at the time of assessment:

                                           a.            Assessment Data Forms.

                                           b.            Plastic collection cups to conduct urine specific gravity tests.

                                           c.            Two (2) adults (teacher, AD, parent(s)/guardian(s)/caregiver, etc.) who will:

                                                          (i)           Assist with measuring height (in feet and inches);

                                                          (ii)          Assist with the recording of data;

                                                          (iii)         Assist with urine specific gravity testing.

(3)          Bioelectrical Impedance or Ultrasound assessments shall not be conducted by any active wrestling coach at any level.

              D.           Wrestlers Below 7% or 12% Body Fat

Prior to competition, any male wrestler whose body fat percentage at the time of his initial assessment is below 7% may request a waiver in order to establish a certifiable wrestling weight class if a physician attests that the athlete is naturally at his sub-7% body fat level. In the case of a female wrestler, a waiver may be requested if the athlete is naturally at her sub-12% body fat. A waiver form must be signed by a physician, a parent(s)/guardian(s)/caregiver, the principal and the head wrestling coach. The completed waiver form must be mailed or faxed to the appropriate Section office. Wrestlers may not compete at their waiver weight class until the completed waiver form, with all four (4) required signatures, has been received by the appropriate Section office. The waiver weight class is valid for one (1) season only and expires March 15 of each year. The sub-7% male or sub-12% female, who receives clearance, may not wrestle below their actual weight class at the time of initial assessment.

PENALTY: Failure to adhere to these Bylaws will result in the wrestler being declared ineligible for that competition and for the next regularly scheduled competition. If this occurred during a tournament then the athlete would be ineligible for the duration of that tournament and for the next regularly scheduled match/competition for that team or individual.

                             (Revised May 2013 Federated Council)

              E.           Growth Allowance

                             (1)          The NFHS Wrestling Rules provide a two (2) pound growth allowance on January 15 of each wrestling season.

              F.           Weight Loss Per Week

(1)          An average weight loss limit per week of 1.5% of body weight at the time of initial assessment has been established. A season-long weight loss plan will guide each wrestler’s weight loss during the season.

                             (2)          The weight loss plan shall determine in which weight class(es) a wrestler may compete each week.

(3)          A wrestler is ineligible to compete in a weight class below the lowest eligible weight class defined by the weight loss plan before the proper amount of time has passed to achieve the weight class.

NOTE:   a.            A wrestler shall not wrestle more than one (1) weight class above that class for which the actual weight, at the time of weigh in, qualifies the competitor (NFHS Rule 4-4-2);

b.            If a wrestler weighs in one (1) weight class below his/her lowest allowable weight class per his/her Pre-Match Weigh-in Form, he/she is eligible per NFHS Rule 4-4-2 to only wrestle at the lower of the two (2) weight classes listed for that day on his/her Pre-Match Weigh-In Form.

c.            If a wrestler weighs in two (2) or more weight classes below his/her lowest allowable weight class per his/her Pre-Match Weigh-In Form, he/she is ineligible to wrestle in any weight class at that competition.

d.            If a wrestler weighs in at a weight class higher than his/her allowable weight classes per his/her Pre-Match Weigh-In Form, he/she may wrestle in compliance with NFHS Rule 4-4-2; a wrestler shall not wrestle more than one (1) weight class above that class for which the actual weight, at the time of weigh in, qualifies the competitor.

PENALTY: Failure to adhere to these Bylaws will result in the wrestler being declared ineligible for that competition and for the next regularly scheduled competition. If this occurred during a tournament then the athlete would be ineligible for the duration of that tournament and for the next regularly scheduled match/competition for that team or individual.

                             (Revised May 2013 Federated Council)

              G.           Appeal of Assessment Results

(1)          Any athlete may appeal his/her initial assessment results one (1) time by reassessment. In order to utilize the results of an appeal, the school must receive notification from the Section Office prior to allowing the challenging athlete to compete.

(2)          The steps of the appeal process are as follows (Step 1 may be bypassed and only Step 2 utilized):

STEP 1: The athlete shall repeat the assessment as described in the regulation.

a.            The reassessment shall occur within 14 calendar days of the initial assessment date unless a written extension is granted by the Section before the expiration of the 14 day period. The 14 day appeal period shall start on the day following the date of the initial assessment. Day one (1) through seven (7) does not permit any loss of weight for an appeal to be valid. During the second week, days 8-14, a wrestler may weigh no less than 1.5% (rounded down) of the body weight measured at the initial assessment. Failure to meet these conditions or timelines is cause for denial.

                                           b.            Data shall be recorded on the Assessment Data Form.

                                           c.            Reassessment includes hydration and Bioelectrical Impedance or Ultrasound assessment.

PENALTY: A wrestler who competes at a weight class allowed by his/her weight loss plan before or during an appeal has accepted his/her most recent assessment and voids all appeal options allowed within this policy.

STEP 2: If dissatisfaction with the results remains, the wrestler may choose Bod Pod assessment to determine body fat percentage. Results obtained at this step are final: the athlete, family, school or coach may not appeal further.

a.            The Bod Pod assessment shall occur within 14 calendar days of the initial assessment date unless a written extension is granted by the Section before the expiration of the 14 day period. The 14 day appeal period shall start on the day following the date of initial assessment. Day one (1) through seven (7) does not permit any loss of weight for an appeal to be valid. During the second week, days 8–14, a wrestler may weigh no less than 1.5% (rounded down) of the body weight measured at the initial assessment. Failure to meet these conditions or timelines is cause for denial.

b.            Bod Pod facilities must be approved by the CIF State Office; the proper form shall be filed with the Section Office.

                                           c.            Bod Pod assessment must be conducted before the wrestler participates in interscholastic competition.

PENALTY: A wrestler who competes at a weight class allowed by his/her weight loss plan before or during an appeal has accepted his/her most recent assessment and voids all appeal options allowed within this policy.

              H.           Costs

(1)          All costs incurred for initial assessment, appeal process, nutrition education program, and Optimal Performance Calculator are the responsibility of the school or parent(s)/guardian(s)/caregiver.

(2)          Charges for Bioelectrical Impedance or Ultrasound assessment conducted by a CIF Certified Assessor may not exceed $10 per wrestler.

(3)          CIF Certified Assessors are permitted to charge mileage at the CIF-adopted rate or a minimum service fee of $50 whenever travel is required to a location at which fewer than six (6) subjects are to be assessed on any given date.

              I.            Training the Assessor

(1)          Persons eligible to be trained as CIF Certified Assessors shall be medical practitioners (e.g., physicians, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified athletic trainers, physical therapists, physicians assistants, nutritionists, health educators, exercise physiologists) or other persons approved by the CIF. Under no circumstances may an active wrestling coach be a certified assessor.

(2)          Training and certification of CIF Certified Assessors will be conducted by CIF Master Assessors under the direction of the State CIF.

                             (3)          The assessor will attend a training session and annual update certification.

                             (4)          The assessor will participate in a random sample test to substantiate the quality and accuracy of his/her measurements.

                             (5)          The assessor certification training will consist of a minimum of two (2) hours of training  (classroom and practical training).

                             (6)          A certification training fee will be charged to each assessor candidate attending the training program.

                             (7)          Recertification

a.            The CIF State Office will conduct annual recertification clinics for a minimum of one (1) CIF Head Master Assessor from each Section. Recertified Head Master Assessors will then conduct recertification clinics for CIF Master Assessors within each local Section.

                                           b.            CIF Master Assessors will conduct all recertification training programs for CIF Certified Assessors.

                                           c.            Recertification of CIF Certified Assessors will require a minimum of one (1) hour  training.

                             (8)          Data Collection

                                           a.            The CIF will provide the reporting forms.

                                           b.            The assessor will conduct all Bioelectrical Impedance or Ultrasound measurements.

                                           c.            The assessor will provide the supplies to conduct the urine specific gravity test.

d.            The assessor will be responsible for posting all wrestler data to the TRACKWRESTLING website within 72 hours after the initial assessment is made.

                                           e.            Failed urine tests will not be reported to the CIF.

                (Revised May 2006 Federated Council/Revised May 2007 Federated Council)