Wrestling

1. GOVERNING RULES Revised 7/06

1.1 All wrestling competition in the CIF Central Section shall be conducted in accordance with the National Federation Wrestling Rules subject to State CIF modifications listed in the Central Section By-Laws and special Central Section rules recommended by the Wrestling Advisory Committee and approved by the Board of Managers.

1.2 The CIF Central Section Wrestling Advisory Committee chairperson shall be a school administrator appointed annually by the Central Section President.

Note: Any athlete who was not involved in the prior sports season must have ten (10) days practice before he/she can participate in an interschool contest. 
A. A Saturday may be counted as one of the ten (10) practice days.
B. The student athlete may not participate in an interschool contest until the eleventh calendar day (excluding Sundays).
Exception: An athlete competing in the prior sports season may waive the mandatory ten (10) days of practice, (excluding wrestling).

2. GENERAL RULES

2.1 For competition, the leagues shall be placed in two divisions; Division I and Division II .

2.2 For leagues competition, the classification and order of teams shall be varsity and junior varsity (grades 9-12) and frosh/soph (No fourth team Section 320). Beyond the league championship meet, competition will be limited to varsity classification only.

2.3 Competition shall be divided into the following weight classes:  BOYS

106 pounds 113 pounds 120 pounds 126 pounds  132 pounds

 138 pounds 145 pounds 152 pounds  160 pounds 170 pounds

 182 pounds 195 pounds   220 pounds   285 pounds

 

 GIRLS:   101 pounds   111 pounds  116 pounds  121 pounds  126 pounds  131 pounds

137 pounds  143 pounds  150 pounds  160 pounds  170 pounds  189 pounds  235 pounds

    

2.4 OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN

A. All CIF-member schools must follow the NFHS rules and procedures concerning the weighing in of wrestlers.

Exception: 1) A student under doctor's care must weigh-in at scratch weight before the student competes or within seven days, whichever comes first, following the student's release from the doctor.
Exception: 2) A student who becomes eligible after the certification period must weigh-in at scratch weight before the student competes or within seven days, whichever comes first following his becoming eligible. (Scratch weight in Exceptions 1 and 2 refers to the original weights, i.e., 106, 113, 120, etc.)
Exception: 3) If a wrestler weighs in at more than two weights above certification weight, that wrestler can only come back down one weight from the highest weight weighed in. (NF Rule 1.3.2 a)

B. California provides weight 14 weight class per NFHS rules exercises the NFHS option of the two pound growth allowance to each weight class after January 15th.

C. Each coach is required to bring his/her team's Alpha Master Report form to all competitions including the CIF State Wrestling Championships. PENALTY: Failure to comply will result in the wrestler being ineligible to compete and charged with forfeiture.

D.  Each wrestler is required to weigh in with his/her NWCA Individual Weight Loss Plan form at all competitions up and including the competition that begins the State CIF Championship qualifying series. PENALTY: Failure to comply will result in the wrestler being ineligible to compete.

E. Contestants in an individual tournament (including Section and State Championship tournaments) shall weigh in at the tournament site a maximum of two hours before the first session of each day. (NFHSA Wrestling Rule Book 4-5-1)

F. For any event, all contestants shall be present in and remain in the designated weigh-in area at the time established by meet administration. Contestants shall not leave the designated weigh-in area unless permission is granted by the meet administration. The weigh-in shall proceed through the weight classes beginning with the lowest weight class and end immediately upon completion of the highest weight class. A contestant shall weigh-in for only one weight class during the weigh-in period. If only one scale is available, a contestant may step on and off that scale two times to allow for mechanical inconsistencies in that scale. If the contestant fails to make weight on the first scale, the contestant shall immediately step on each available scale one time in an attempt to make weight. during time off the scale (s), activities that promote dehydration are prohibited. ( NFHSA Wrestling Rule Book 4-5-2

2.5 A school may be represented by only one wrestler in each weight class and no substitution is permitted for an injured wrestler in dual meets or tournaments.

2.5 In a dual meet or tournament, no wrestler may compete in more than one weight class nor compete in more than five  matches in any one day.

2.7 The official wrestling uniform shall be in compliance with the current National Federation Rule Book.

2.8 When mats are replaced, the new mats must meet the minimum specifications of current National Federation Rules.

2.9 No individual wrestler shall wrestle more than 40 matches during the season of sport. Dual matches shall count as one point each.  Each match wrestled in a tournament shall count as one point.  Forfeits do not count as a point.  The 40 match limit does not include qualifying tournaments for the state tournament (starting with the league tournament.) Any competition involving two schools shall constitute a dual meet and any competition involving more than two schools shall constitute a tournament. Participation in league championship tournaments, in CIF Section championship competition or State CIF championships shall not be counted.

The 40 points limitation shall apply to each wrestler regardless of the levels of competition in which the wrestler participates during the season of sport. Competition shall be defined as wrestling activity in which any match and/or team score is determined and/or the service of a wrestling official is used.

Each league and CIF Section shall take action necessary to enforce these provisions.

3104.       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 NWCA 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)           Bioelectrical Impedance or Untra Sound will be 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 CIF Section sponsored regional testing clinic. No wrestler may compete until the athlete has had a certified minimum wrestling weight determined by the NWCA Optimal Performance Calculator and it appears on the school’s Alpha Master Report form. Once a wrestler competes at a weight class allowed by the weight loss plan, the option to challenge is voided.

                (2)           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 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 less than one half pound from one of the adopted weight classes, that weight shall be the wrestler’s minimum weight class;

c.             If the certified minimum weight, at 7% or 12% body fat, is greater than or equal to one half pound from one of the adopted weight classes, the next higher weight class shall be the wrestler’s minimum weight class.

(3)           1% Variance: The formula incorporated by the NWCA 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).

NOTE:   The allowance referenced in 3104.A.(2)b. applies only to the calculations of the certified minimum weight for a wrestler. The allowance is not applicable to the weights referenced in the weekly weight loss plan.

      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 Alpha Master Form.

(2)           The specific gravity o f 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 fat 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

                                Challenges may be submitted to the CIF Section Office for the following two exceptions only:

(i)            Assessment Exception One: 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: 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 a challenge has accepted his/her most recent assessment and voids all other challenge 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 the list provided by the CIF or attend a CIF 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.             Bioelectrical Impedance Assessment Data Forms.

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

c.             Two adults (teacher, AD, parent, 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 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, the principal and the head wrestling coach. The completed waiver form must be mailed or faxed to the appropriate CIF 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 CIF 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.

NOTE:  The allowance referenced in 3104.A.(2)b. is not applicable to athletes assessed under 7% or 12% body fat.

  E.             Growth Allowance

(1)           The CIF Weight Wrestling Weight Management Program awards a two-pound growth allowance on January 15 of each wrestling season.

(2)           The growth allowance may not be utilized to achieve a lower certified minimum wrestling weight for a wrestler.

(3)           In order to utilize the growth allowance a wrestler shall compete at “scratch weight” in the desired weight class at least once prior to the first qualifying tournament in the CIF State Championship series.

       Scratch Weight:  References within the CIF Wrestling Weight Management Program to the term “scratch weight” refer to the weight achieved which qualifies an athlete to wrestle at one of the National Federation established weight classes less growth allowance and/or any consecutive day allowance awarded under NFHS Wrestling Rules.

    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 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 weight class below his/her lowest allowable weight class per his/her Individual Weight Loss Plan, he/she is eligible per NFHS Rule 4-4-2 to only wrestle at the lower of the two weight classes listed for that week on his/her Individual Weight Loss Plan.

            c.             If a wrestler weighs in two or more weight classes below his/her lowest allowable weight class per his/her Individual Weight Loss Plan, 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 Individual Weight Loss Plan, he/she may wrestle in compliance with NFHS Rule 4-4-2; a wrestler shall not wrestle more than one weight class above that class for which the actual weight, at the time of weigh in, qualifies the competitor

  G.            Challenge of Assessment Results

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

(2)           The steps of the challenge 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 CIF Section before the expiration of the 14-day period. The 14-day challenge period shall start on the day following the date of the initial assessment. Day one through seven does not permit any loss of weight for a challenge 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 Bioelectrical Impedance Assessment Data Form.

                c.             Reassessment includes hydration and Bioelectrical Impedance assessment.

                d.             PENALTY:  A wrestler who competes at a weight class allowed by his/her weight loss plan before or during a challenge has accepted his/her most recent assessment and voids all challenge 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 challenge 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 CIF Section before the expiration of the 14-day period. The 14-day challenge period shall start on the day following the date of initial assessment. Day one through seven does not permit any loss of weight for a challenge 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 CIF Section Office.

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

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

                H.            Costs

                     (1)           All costs incurred for initial assessment, challenge process, nutrition education program, and NWCA Optimal Performance Calculator are the responsibility of the school or parent.

                     (2)           Charges for Bioelectrical Impedance 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.

J           Recertification

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

K          Data Collection

a.             The CIF will provide the reporting forms.

b.             The assessor will conduct all Bioelectrical Impedance 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 NWCA web site 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)

Penalty for violation of weigh-in procedure

              If an athlete is caught circumventing the rules regarding the weigh-in procedure, that athlete will be ineligible for 365 days from the date of the infraction. ( Approved... Board of managers 2010)

 

3. SEASON OF SPORT

3.1 The season of sport is defined as that period which starts with the first interschool contest, either practice or league and ends with the last regularly scheduled league contest except for those qualified for playoff contests.

3.2 The first day to start organized practice shall be set by Central Section Board of Managers.

3.3 Each individual student not a member and participant on a fall sports team shall have at least ten days of practice before he can compete in a meet or tournament.

3.4 Each individual who completes the regular season in a fall sport, shall have at least five days of practice before he can compete in a meet or tournament including those involved in a fall playoff. (State Rule).

3.5 There shall be no interschool competition for five days following the last league contest of the previous fall sports. (See By-Law 3000).

3.6 All individuals are limited to 40 competition points per season, excluding playoffs. (See by-Law 3000 (C)).

3.7 The maximum number of meets allowed per week, excluding invitational tournaments, is two.

3.8  NO TEAMS WILL BE ALLOWED TO GO TO THE MOUNTAINS; BEACHES; ETC., DURING THE “CONDITIONING TWO WEEK PERIOD” PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SEASON.

 

4. SECTION AND MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFFS

4.1 Dates for section finals and masters will be set annually by the Section Commissioner and approved  by the Board of Managers.

4.2 Locations and hosting responsibilities will be rotated annually among leagues so that there should never be two section tournaments held in the same area at the same time and no league should host both a Divisional finals and Masters in the same year. In order to obtain more adequate facilities and accommodate larger attendance, the approved sites for the section finals and Masters must be approved by the Section Commissioner in the spring prior to the school year in which they will be held. 

4.3 TIME SCHEDULES

4.3.1 All Starting times must be approved by the Central Section Office

4.4 QUALIFYING PROCEDURE

4.4.1 Central Section Division I CIF Sectional Championship: A 32 bracket system will be used. Alternates are the sixth place league winners not included on the bracket formulas. An alternate from another league may wrestle in the event the alternate from same league fails to show. The tournament director will determine the second alternate by lot.

4.4.2   4.4.2 Central Section Division II CIF Section Championship: A 16-bracket system will be used; each Sequoia and Sierra league that has an official wrestling league shall qualify. North Sequoia 4, East Sequoia 3, High Desert 2, Central Sequoia 3, South Sequoia 4, West Sierra 3, West Sequoia 2 wrestlers for a total of 21. Four pig tails match will be wrestled in an out bracket.  Placement of Pig Tail matches TBA.    An additional alternate from any other league may wrestle in the event the alternate from the appropriate league fails to show.  The Wrestling Advisory Committee Members and  tournament director will determine the second alternate by lot.  
 

4.4.3

      1. The Section Valley Masters Championship finals: The Yosemite Section qualifies 10 wrestlers and is to bring one alternate ( a 11th man) per weight class. The Sequoia/Sierra Section qualifies 6 wrestlers and one alternate (a 7th man) per weight class.

 

      2. When a seeded wrestler fails to show in either the Section or the Masters, the alternate replacing him must be placed at the bottom of the bracket. All wrestlers in the bracket below the “no show” will move up. If a wrestler weighs in for the tournament and fails to show, his absence will be treated as forfeit and the bracket WILL NOT BE adjusted. When a vacancy is created because a 9th or 10th Alternate seed is taken from the field of unseeded wrestlers, the vacancy that is created will be treated as a forfeit.

 

  1. An alternate from either Section final may wrestle in the Masters, in the event that the alternate from the designated tournament fails to show.

 

4.4.4 When a wrestler fails to show in either the Section Finals or Masters Tournaments, the alternate replacing him must be placed at bottom of the bracket. All wrestlers in the bracket below the "no show" shall move up.

4.4.5 Whenever a wrestler receives a win at the Division I or Division II Championships by the other wrestler injury defaulting/forfeiting to him for first, third or fifth place, the following will occur:

a. The wrestler receiving the win will receive the highest medal and highest place points.

b. The wrestler receiving the win must at that time (15 minutes from the time the bout sheet is signed) declare to the tournament director where he wants to be placed on the bracket for the Valley Masters. If he does not declare, he will be placed in the higher bracket.

Example: Wrestler A forfeits to wrestler B for 1st and 2nd place -- wrestler B received 1st place medal, 1st place points and has to declare immediately to the tournament director where he wants to be placed on the Valley Masters bracket (1st or 2nd/3rd or 4th/5th or 6th).

4.5 OFFICIALS - NUMBER - ASSIGNMENT - FEE

4.5.1 Section Tournaments

4.5.1.1 The Central Section Division I CIF Section Championships will use twelve officials during the Friday session and Saturday. The head official shall be from the host area.

4.5.1.2 The Central Section Division II CIF Section Championships will use six officials; two from the host area, one of whom will be declared the head tournament official and two from each of the other areas. (See Section 3102 for method of assigning). The additional official to come from the area that last held the Division II championship.

4.5.2 The CIF-Central Section Valley Masters Championship will use twelve officials; tfour from the host area, one of whom will be declared the head tournament official and two from each of the other two areas. (See Section 3102 for method of assigning).

4.5.3 All officials shall be assigned by the Officials Association.

4.5.3.1 The head officials shall appoint an assistant referee for the final matches from among the other officials not working the particular match.

4.5.3.2 The tournament director must not work as one of the assigned officials.

4.5.4 Official's fee shall be in accordance with the current CIF Central Section fee scale (refer to the Section in the Constitution regarding game official's fee schedules).

4.6 PROTESTS

4.6.1 The Protest Committee shall consist of the tournament director, head official (if not working), one other official (not working). If the head official is working, the other two officials are to be used.

4.6.2 When a protest is filed, action must be taken before the next match can begin on that mat. (Follow National Federation Rule Book).

4.6.3 The coach filing the protest must notify the mat official, the timer and head official. Then the tournament director must call an immediate meeting of the protest committee.

4.6.4 The Protest Committee must be comprised of three persons only and should meet away from the mats and out of view of the spectators, if possible..

4.7 FINANCES

4.7.1 Admission prices shall be as determined by CIF. 

4.7.2 Entry fees per wrestler per meet for both section finals and Masters finals as determined by CIF. (See Awards and Entry Fee Addendum). ($10.00)

4.7.3 Allowable tournament expenses are to be deducted from the gross income.

4.7.4 The three tournament directors should agree on the amount to be paid to man the head table and mat tables.

4.7.5 The maximum amount of expenses to be reported on the tournament financial statement shall not exceed the approved amount. Any losses shall be prorated back to the participating schools based on the number of wrestlers each school enters, providing a special appeal is made to the CIF Central Section, Section Commissioner and his approval is given.

4.7.6 Any profit shall be split two ways, 40% to CIF Central Section and 60% to the host school.

4.8 MISCELLANEOUS

Directors of league championship tournaments are required to telephone results of their tournaments to the section tournament directors immediately following the league final. Section tournament directors should give their home telephone number to the league director in advance.

 

4.9 MASTER'S CRITERIA

    Masters placing process Criteria for Sixth match (all efforts to avoid 6th match and coin flip concerned)

  1. Head to head day of Masters meet
  2. 6th match if necessary.
  3. Last head to head during season
  4. Higher placing same division
  5. Most pins at Masters
  6. Most Tech’s at Masters
  7. Most Majors at Masters
  8. Highest placing any division
  9. Coin Flip

 

  EJECTIONS

5.1  

APPEALS PROCEDURE – First and Second Ejection

All appeals MUST come from the school Principal or his/her designee. Only misidentification and misapplication of a rule may be appealed. NO JUDGMENT DECISIONS by officials may be appealed.

  Ejections and Appeals

    First ejection

        Any player or coach ejected from a contest or scrimmage for unsportsmanlike conduct will be ineligible for the next CIF contest. The next contest could be the second game of a doubleheader or even the next season of sport. Athletes competing in concurrent sports would be ineligible in both sports.

    Second ejection

         Any player or coach ejected from a contest or scrimmage for unsportsmanlike conduct will be ineligible for the next two CIF contests. The next contest could be the second game of a doubleheader or even the next season of sport. Athletes competing in concurrent sports would be ineligible in both sports.

    Third ejection

         Any player or coach ejected from a contest or scrimmage for unsportsmanlike conduct will be ineligible for the next 365 days. Any appeal must go to the Section Commissioner

 

6.0 FORFEITS

NEW FORFEIT RULE PENALTY

 

 If an ineligible student participates in a contest, or contests, the school must forfeit

the contest, or contests, and the ineligible student shall not compete in any sport until

his/her eligibility is attained.

 

     If it is determined that an ineligible student competed due to the failure of the School 

Administration to properly notify those responsible for playing the student, an appeal by 

the Principal may be directed to the Section Commissioner regarding the forfeiture of

the game, or games.  The appeal must be in writing, stating specifically the circumstances surrounding the oversight in playing the student.  The final decision regarding the appeal will be determined by the Section Commissioner. 

 

Criteria for consideration of appeal:

 

  1. What caused the ineligible player to participate in the contests(s)
  2. Score of contest(s)
  3. Amount of participation in contest(s) by ineligible participant
  4. What part of did the ineligible student have on the outcome of the contest(s)

 

Notification of the use of an ineligible player MUST be reported IMMEDIATELY, and appealed within in 5 days of the infraction.

 

Notification of an alleged infraction by another school, MUST also be reported IMMEDIATELY, to allow the offending school an opportunity to respond.

 

 

       

 CIF WRESTLING WEIGHT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM 1   

P.O. Box 1567 Porterville, Ca., 93258

California Interscholastic Federation /Central Section

 

SCHOOL CHECK LIST

 

_____    Reimburse CS $30 for NWCA registration

_____    Send out parental notification and permission slips

_____                    Collect and file signed parental permission slips for all wrestlers

_____                    Determine how you will pay for assessments--$10 per wrestlers—cash or school check ONLY

 _____    Schedule assessment with Assessor

 _____    Notify wrestlers of hydration tips and date and time of assessment, what to wear, what to expect.—See Appendix—Hydration Information

_____    Arrange for all supplies and school personnel required to help with assessment

_____    Provide wrestlers with Individual Profile form and have them complete prior to assessment

_____    Complete assessment

_____    72 hours after assessment check NWCA web site to confirm wrestlers’ minimum weight has been certified prior to any competition.

      _____      Print Alpha Report. MUST Carry Alpha Report to ALL competitions with Coach 

_____    72 hours after assessment check NWCA web site to access & print wrestler’s Individual Weight Loss Plan—carry with wrestler and present to weigh-masters at EVERY competition

_____    Arrange for re-assessment for any remaining wrestlers, obtain Physician’s clearance for any wrestlers as needed and arrange for any appeals.

 

 

 CIF WRESTLING WEIGHT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM 1   

P.O. Box 1567 Porterville, Ca., 93258

California Interscholastic Federation /Central Section

 

INDIVIDUAL PROFILE FORM

Ø WRESTLER’S IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION:

Please complete the requested information immediately below, prior to arriving at your weight certification assessment:

**Coaches: Please make a copy of this form for each of your wrestlers. This form must be given to your Certified Assessor to complete the assessment for each wrestler. The Certified Assessor will retain this form.

 

Parental Permission Form signed: yes___ no ____ (if no, do not assess wrestler)

 

Please complete (PRINT) the first three lines.

Name:  _______________________    _____________          _____                                                

Last                                           First                          MI

School: _______________________

Grade:            9          10        11        12

Gender: M / F Age: Birth date: _______________

 

 

 

 

DATA COLLECTION INFORMATION

To be completed ONLY by the CIF Assessor or designated Assistant

  1. HYDRATION TEST:

Specific Gravity of urine:_________ PASS______ FAIL_______ __________

*(must be 1.025 or LOWER for assessment to continue) (Initials of recorder)

ØIf a wrestler is dehydrated and does not meet the standard (1.025 or lower), any further testing stops.

ØThe wrestler cannot be tested again for 24 hours from the time they failed the previous test.

 

2. HEIGHT MEASUREMENT: Height: ____________ (nearest ½”) ____________

(initials of recorder)

 

3. BODY COMPOSITION TESTING ( Tanita Scale)

Weight: __________________ lbs Tanita FAT % __________________

Ø Check here ONLY if this wrestler is BELOW 7% for boys or 12% for girls: _____________

If a wrestler is below 7% for boys or 12% for girls, they may not wrestle until they have been cleared by a Physician. Inform the wrestler, complete the Assessment Information portion of the

Physician’s Clearance form, sign it and give it to the wrestler or school personnel. Do NOT enter

such a wrestler’s assessment data on the NWCA web page. Keep this form and the scale printout

in your files and return to the CCS Office with the other wrestlers’ paperwork for this school.

CIF Assessor’s signature ____________________________

Date _____________

 

 

CIF Wrestling Weight Certification Program 1      

 

www.cifstate.org

 

TO: All parents/guardians of CIF student-athletes involved in the sport of wrestling

FROM: Marie Ishida, CIF Executive Director

SUBJECT: CIF WRESTLING WEIGHT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM—Required procedure for 2006-2007 Wrestling Season.

The CIF is committed to the safety of our student athletes as one of our highest

priorities. After careful and thorough discussion and analysis, we have adopted a new CIF Weight Certification program that is used across the country by 21 other state associations. This program follows guidelines embraced in recent years by the sports medicine community, as well as sport governing bodies (NFHS, NCAA), coaches and other various athletic associations. CIF believes this weight certification program will provide a healthy weight management regiment for your son or daughter. This nationally-recognized program has been adopted and

is required for All our CIF wrestlers beginning with the 2006-2007 season, with the hope that if followed, it will decrease the probability of health risks to any CIF wrestler who might be instructed or choose to utilize unhealthy practices in order to “make weight.”

This letter is to inform you of the basic components of the program and also obtain your permission as parents for your son or daughter participate in the CIF Weight Management Certification process as a requirement to participate in wrestling competition in the CIF at any level for this coming season. After you read through this material, if you have additional questions, please contact your school’s Athletic Director or Principal. They should be able to provide you with additional details as requested.

The CIF Weight Certification program has two basic components:

1) Nutrition Education and

2) Establishment of a healthy minimum weight for each wrestler.

The CIF Weight Certification program does not allow the body fat percentage of student athletes to fall below a certain level:

 Ø male wrestlers must maintain a minimum of 7% body fat

Ø female wrestlers must maintain a minimum of 12% body fat.

The CIF Certification Program sets a healthy limit for how much and how quickly they are allowed to safely reduce their weight. The CIF Certification Program controls the rate of weight loss and also establishes an acceptable, healthy minimum weight for each wrestler through the use of a bioelectrical impedance measurement (Tanita scale).

 CIF Wrestling Weight Certification Program 2

The first step in the CIF Weight Certification Program is to test the hydration level of each wrestler. Wrestlers who are not properly hydrated, will not be able to participate in the assessment, as the assessment equipment will not measure the correct percentage of body fat if a wrestler is dehydrated. The initial step in this weight certification program therefore, requires that a sample of urine from every wrestler be tested to confirm that each wrestler is properly hydrated and can proceed with the measurement of that wrestler’s current % of body fat. If the wrestler is not sufficiently hydrated (i.e. specific gravity of the urine is over 1.025) the assessment for % of body fat will not be conducted, and it will require a re-assessment at a later date (no sooner than 24 hours after the first hydration assessment)

The second step is to measure the current % of body fat of the wrestlers. This will be measured when the wrestler steps on the Tanita scale. This scale uses bioelectrical impedance analysis techniques. A low level electrical signal is sent through the lower extremities and the bodies’ electrical resistance is recorded. Using this information, the body fat of the individual is determined.

It is recommended by the National Institute of Health that individuals who have implanted defibrillators should not participate in this test. There is no scientific evidence that bioelectrical impedance is safe on the fetus during pregnancy

If your son or daughter is planning to participate in wrestling this school year in any CIF member school program at any level, you must read, sign and return to your son or daughter’s school the attached Parental Permission Form before an assessment can be performed.

These minimum weight assessments must take place between October 15 and January 15. Each school’s wrestling coach and athletic director will be scheduling these assessments on behalf of all the wrestlers at your school. EARLY assessment is better as no student-athlete will be allowed to compete in any wrestling competition for their school until the assessment is completed and entered into the NWCA (National Wrestling Coaches Association) data base.

Each wrestler will only have access to their own information posted on the web page and related, individual nutritional information through a personal password.

Each coach or athletic director will have access to all of their schools’ wrestler’s information protected by a password.

While we are recommending to you as parents that wrestlers follow the program for healthy weight loss this school year, we are mandating that every wrestler be assessed prior to ANY competition. If a wrestler is not assessed they will not be able to compete in any CIF wrestling competition for this school year.

Wrestling is a great CIF sport and we continue to work together with wrestling experts across the country and locally to provide your son or daughter with information on how to manage their wrestling weight goals in a safe and healthy manner.

 

 CIF WRESTLING WEIGHT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM 1   

P.O. Box 1567 Porterville, Ca., 93258

California Interscholastic Federation /Central Section

 

PARENTAL PERMISSION FORM

I hereby grant ______________________ high school permission to allow a hydration assessment to be performed by a CIF Certified Assessor on a urine sample provided by my son/daughter for the purpose of determining if the appropriate hydration level has been met under the CIF Wrestling Weight Certification Program.

I understand that the CIF requires this assessment to be completed in order for my son/daughter to be eligible to compete in wrestling in any CIF competition for the 2006-2007 school year.

By my signature below I understand that my son/daughter agree to the following:

Ø A 20-30 ml (1-2 oz) urine sample will be provided by my /son/daughter in a restroom facility for the sole purpose of having a drop of that urine sample be analyzed for the hydration (specific

gravity) to be measured and recorded by a CIF Assessor.

Ø My son/daughter’s sample will remain in their possession and under their direct supervision

throughout the assessment. They will dispose of their own sample upon completion of the

assessment.

I further understand the following:

Ø The location where the sample is being provided will be supervised by school personnel to

ensure that the wrestler has provided a sample of his or her own urine without any contamination

(females will supervise locations used by female wrestlers; males will supervise locations used by

male wrestlers).

Ø Every reasonable measure will be taken to ensure privacy for the wrestler when he/she is

submitting a urine sample.

Ø Other than for the hydration testing, the urine sample provided will not be used for any other type

of analysis or testing.

Ø It is recommended by the National Institute of Health that individuals who have implanted

defibrillators should not participate in this test. There is no scientific evidence that bioelectrical

impedance is safe on the fetus during pregnancy. I hereby agree to release, discharge and forever hold harmless the CIF, the school and CIF Certified Assessors from any and all claims, which I might now, or hereby have with respect to the urine testing I am consenting to herein. I am free to deny any consent for my son/daughter both now and at any point during the testing.

I acknowledge that I have read this form in its entirety or it has been read to me, and I understand the hydration testing procedure in which my son/daughter will be engaged. I consent and give permission for my son/daughter rto participate in this hydration testing.

 

_____________,200__

      DATE

 

 NAME OF STUDENT-ATHLETE__________________________________ 

Student Signature_________________________________________

NAME OF PARENT/GUARDIAN_____________________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature_________________________________________

 PLEASE RETURN NO LATER THAN ____________________, 200___

 

TO:

 

INSERT SCHOOL INFORMATION HERE

 

 

 

 CIF WRESTLING WEIGHT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM 1   

P.O. Box 1567 Porterville, Ca., 93258

California Interscholastic Federation /Central Section

 

Programa de Certificación de Peso para Luchadores de CIF

www.cifstate.org

 

PARA: Todos los padres/tutores de los estudiantes atletas de CIF que participan en el deporte de la lucha

DE: Marie Ishida, Directora Ejecutiva de CIF

ASUNTO: PROGRAMA DE CERTIFICACIÓN DE PESO PARA LUCHA DE

CIF—Procedimiento requerido para la Temporada de Lucha de 2006-2007

La CIF está comprometida con la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes atletas como una de sus prioridades más importantes. Después de un debate y análisis cuidadosos y exhaustivos, hemos adoptado un nuevo programa de Certificación de Peso de CIF que usan en todo el país otras 21 asociaciones estatales. Este programa sigue los lineamientos adoptados en años recientes por la comunidad de medicina deportiva, así como las entidades dirigentes de deportes (NFHS, NCAA), entrenadores y otras varias asociaciones atléticas. 

CIF está convencida de que su programa de certificación de peso proporcionará un plan de control de peso sano para su hija o hijo. Este programa reconocido nacionalmente ha sido adoptado y se les requiere aTODOS nuestros luchadores de CIF comenzando con la temporada 2006-2007, con la esperanza de que si se sigue con rigurosidad, disminuirá la probabilidad de riesgos a la salud de cualquier luchador o luchadora de CIF quien podría ser instruido(a) o elija utilizar prácticas no saludables con el propósito de "ganar peso."

Esta carta tiene el objetivo de informarles los componentes básicos del programa y también obtener su permiso como padres para que su hijo o hija pueda participar en el proceso de Certificación de Control de Peso de la CIF como un requisito para participar en competencias deportivas de lucha en la CIF en cualquier nivel para la próxima temporada. Después de que lean este material informativo, si tienen preguntas adicionales, por favor comuníquense con el Director Atlético o con la Directora o Director de su escuela. Ellos podrán proporcionarles detalles adicionales a sus preguntas específicas.

El programa de Certificación de Peso de la CIF tiene dos componentes básicos:

1) Educación de nutrición y

2) Establecimiento de un peso mínimo saludable para cada luchador/luchadora.

El programa de Certificación de Peso de la CIF no permite que el porcentaje de grasa corporal de los estudiantes atletas sea menor de un cierto nivel:

 Ø los luchadores varones deben mantener un mínimo del 7% de grasa corporal.

Ø las luchadoras deben mantener un mínimo del 12% de grasa corporal.

 

El Programa de Certificación de Peso de la CIF establece un límite saludable en relación a cuánto y qué tan rápido se les permite a ellos reducir de manera segura su peso. El Programa de Certificación de Peso de la CIF controla la tasa de pérdida de peso y también establece un peso mínimo aceptable y saludable para cada luchador/luchadora a través del uso de un análisis de impedancia bioeléctrica (báscula Tanita).

El primer paso en el Programa de Certificación de Peso de la CIF es examinar el nivel de hidratación de cada luchador/luchadora. Los luchadores que no estén adecuadamente hidratados, no podrán participar en la evaluación, ya que el equipo de evaluación no medirá el porcentaje correcto de grasa corporal si un luchador/luchadora está deshidratado. Por lo tanto, el paso inicial en este programa de Certificación de Peso de la CIF, requiere que a cada luchador/luchadora se le haga un examen de orina Programa de Certificación de Peso para Luchadores de CIF para confirmar que esté adecuadamente hidratado(a) y pueda proseguir con la medida de su porcentaje de grasa corporal actual. Si el luchador/luchadora no está sufic ientemente hidratado(a) (por ej.: la densidad específica de la orina es más alta de 1.025) no se llevará a cabo la evaluación del porcentaje de la grasa corporal, y se requerirá una reevaluación en una fecha posterior (no antes de 24 horas después de la primera evaluación de hidratación).

El segundo paso es medir el porcentaje actual de la grasa corporal de los luchadores. Éste se medirá cuando el luchador/luchadora se suba a la báscula Tanita. Esta báscula usa técnicas de análisis de impedancia bioeléctricas. Una señal eléctrica de bajo nivel es enviada a través de las extremidades inferiores y de esa manera se registra la resistencia eléctrica del cuerpo. Usando esa información, sedetermina la grasa corporal del individuo.

 El Instituto Nacional de la Salud recomienda que los individuos que tengan desfibriladores implantados no deberán participar en este examen. No existe evidencia científica de que la impedancia bioeléctrica sea segura para el feto durante el embarazo. Si su hijo o hija está planeando participar en el deporte de lucha este año escolar en cualquier programa de escuela miembro de la CIF, a cualquier nivel, usted debe leer con atención, firmar y devolver a la escuela de su estudiante el Formulario de Permiso de los Padres aquí incluido antes de que se pueda realizar una evaluación.

 Estas evaluaciones de peso mínimo deben llevarse a cabo entre el 1º de october y el 15 de enero. El entrenador del deporte de lucha de cada escuela y el director atlético programarán estas evaluaciones para todos los luchadores en su escuela. La evaluación TEMPRANA es mucho más recomendable ya que a ningún estudiante atleta se le permitirá participar en ninguna competencia de lucha para su escuela hasta que se haya completado su evaluación y los resultados se hayan registrado en el banco de datos de la NWCA (Asociación Nacional de Entrenadores de Lucha). Cada luchador o luchadora tendrá acceso únicamente a su propia información publicada en la página de Internet y a la información relacionada con su nutrición individual por medio de una contraseña (password) personal.

Cada entrenador o director atlético tendrá acceso a toda la información de los luchadores de su escuela la cual estará protegida por una contraseña. Mientras que nosotros les recomendamos a ustedes como padres que los luchadores sigan el programa para una pérdida de peso saludable este año escolar, solicitamos como requisito obligatorio que cada luchador/luchadora sea evaluado(a) antes de que se lleve a cabo CUALQUIER competencia. Si un luchador o luchadora no es evaluado(a) definitivamente no podrá participar en ninguna competencia de lucha de la CIF durante este año escolar.

La lucha es un magnífico deporte de la CIF y continuamos trabajando en colaboración con expertos en el deporte de lucha de todo el país y localmente con el fin de proporcionarle a su hijo o hija la información adecuada para controlar sus metas de peso en dicho deporte de una manera segura y saludable.

FORMULARIO DE PERMISO DE LOS PADRES INCLUIDO

NWCA (www.nwcaonline.com)

Programa de Certificación de Peso para Luchadores de CIF

INSERT SCHOOL NAME HERE

FORMULARIO DE PERMISO DE LOS PADRES

 Por medio de la presente otorgo a la escuela preparatoria mi permiso para que un Asesor Certificado por la CIF lleve a cabo una evaluación de hidratación en una muestra de orina que proporcione mi hijo/hija con el propósito de determinar si se ha cumplido el nivel de hidratación apropiado bajo el Programa de Certificación de Peso para el deporte de Lucha de la CIF. Yo entiendo que la CIF requiere que se lleve a cabo esta evaluación con el fin de que mi hijo/hija sea elegible para competir en el deporte de lucha en cualquier competencia de la CIF durante el año escolar 2006-2007.

Mi firma al calce de este documento indica que yo entiendo que mi hijo/hija está de acuerdo con lo siguiente:

Ø Mi hijo/hija proporcionará un muestra de orina de 20-30 ml (1-2 oz) en una instalación sanitaria o baño con el único propósito de hacer que una gota de dicha muestra de orina sea analizada para constatar su hidratación (densidad específica) con el fin de que un Asesor Certificado por la CIF la mida y registre los resultados.

 Ø La muestra de mi hijo/hija permanecerá en su posesión y bajo su supervisión directa a lo largo de toda la evaluación. Ellos desecharán su propia muestra cuando se complete y finalice la evaluación. Además entiendo lo siguiente:

Ø El lugar donde se proporcione la muestra de orina será supervisado por personal de la escuela con el fin de asegurar que el luchador/luchadora ha proporcionado una muestra de su  sin ninguna contaminación (personas adultas del sexo femenino supervisarán los lugares que usen las luchadoras; adultos varones supervisarán los lugares que usen los luchadores varones).

Ø Se tomarán todas las medidas razonables para asegurar la privacidad del luchador/luchadora cuando él o ella entregue su muestra de orina.

Ø Aparte de el examen de hidratación, la muestra de orina proporcionada no se usará para ningún otro tipo de análisis o examinación.

Ø El Instituto Nacional de la Salud recomienda que los individuos que tengan desfibriladores implantados no deberán participar en este examen. No existe evidencia científica de que la impedancia bioeléctrica sea segura para el feto durante el embarazo.

Por medio de la presente estoy de acuerdo con librar y para siempre eximir de cualquier responsabilidad a la CIF, a la escuela y a los Asesores Certificados de la CIF de cualesquiera y todos las reclamaciones, que pudiera yo tener ahora, o después, con respecto al análisis de orina que estoy autorizando y para el cual estoy dando mi consentimiento como lo indica mi firma al calce de este documento. Soy libre de negar cualquier consentimiento, permiso o autorización para mi hijo/hija tanto ahora mismo como en cualquier punto o momento durante la examinación.

Reconozco que he leído este formulario completamente o que alguien me lo ha leído, y entiendo el proceso de análisis de hidratación en el cual participará mi hijo/hija. Doy mi consentimiento y permiso para que mi hijo o hija participe en este análisis de hidratación.

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    FECHA

 

 NOMBRE DEL ESTUDIANTE-ATLETA_________________________________

Firma del estudiante_________________________________________

NOMBRE DE MADRE, PADRE O TUTOR _____________________________

Firma de madre, padre o tutor_______________________________________

FAVOR DE ENTREGAR A MÁS TARDAR EL ____________________, 200_____

 

 

INSERT SCHOOL INFORMATION HERE

 

                                STATE CIF WRESTLING  

BOYS WRESTLING

CIF STATE WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Friday-Saturday, March 3-4, 2017

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:

               

SECTION

AUTOMATIC ENTRIES

Central

10

Central Coast

3

Los Angeles*

1

North Coast

3

Northern

2

Oakland

1

Sac-Joaquin

6

San Diego

4

San Francisco

1

Southern

9

                          

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

 

                C.            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.

 

II.            CIF WRESTLING WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

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

 

                NOTE:  Complete details on the 2017 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 24-25, 2017

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:

 

SECTION

AUTOMATIC ENTRIES

Central

2

Central Coast

3

Los Angeles

1

North Coast

3

Sac-Joaquin

5

San Diego

2

Southern

8

                                               

                C.            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.

 

II.            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 NWCA 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 will be the only method 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 NWCA Optimal Performance Calculator and it appears on the school’s NWCA 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 NWCA 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 NWCA 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.             Bioelectrical Impedance 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 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 NWCA 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  NWCA 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 NWCA 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 NWCA 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 Bioelectrical Impedance Assessment Data Form.

                                 c.    Reassessment includes hydration and Bioelectrical Impedance 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 NWCA Optimal Performance Calculator are the responsibility of the school or parent(s)/guardian(s)/caregiver.

(2)           Charges for Bioelectrical Impedance 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 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 NWCA 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)

 

                NOTE:  Complete details on the 2017 CIF Girls State Wrestling Championships will be available on the State CIF website (www.cifstate.org) approximately 45-60 days prior to the event.