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Participant Weigh-In Guidelines

Please Read Closely & Adhere to These Regulations!

RMN EVENTS:  PARTICIPANT WEIGH-IN GUIDELINES

WEIGHT ALLOWANCE  { .2 lbs. allowed for singlet }

Weight allowance differs between tournaments AND age group divisions – check online tournament information.

Those with an ongoing skin condition must bring the official NFHS form signed by a doctor.

SAVE TIME - Clip your fingernails in advance! Nails should be short enough to not be felt when you push in on the finger end. 

Wrestlers are not allowed to perform weight loss activities anywhere in the weigh-in or mat area. To do so may jeopardize your participation in the event.

WEIGH-IN ATTIRE – Boys & Girls

  • Wear your wrestling gear – either a singlet or a two-piece competition uniform.
  • Do not report in underwear or a sports bra!
  • BOYS: Remove your singlet straps or take off the two-piece shirt for skin check. Replace to weigh in.
  • GIRLS: Leave your singlet or two-piece uniform in place for skin check. Do NOT remove your straps.

SKIN CHECK

  • Hand the official your registration sheet for verification of name and identity.
  • Each athlete must be checked for communicable diseases before s/he is allowed to participate.
  • If you have skin condition which has been treated by a medical professional, you must present this documentation to the official conducting weigh-ins.
  • The official will record the names of all individuals who had skin question concerns.
  • The athlete may still be required to have a trainer evaluate and cover a present condition.
  • The head official and the trainer have the authority to declare any athlete unable to participate.
  • Please cut your fingernails in advance of weigh-ins.  Athletes may still be asked to trim nails on site.
  • All special equipment should be brought to weigh-ins for inspection and approval by an official.

PARENTS, COACHES, & ADULTS

  • Adults may accompany athletes to the skin check area.
  • Only adults with a 6U or 8U wrestler may accompany the athlete to the weigh-in scale.
  • No adults for 10U and older wrestlers are allowed in the weigh-in area.  No exceptions!

GENERAL GUIDELINES

  • No exercising directly in the vicinity of weigh-ins or in view of athletes lined up to weigh in.
  • No running, horseplay, or wrestling in the weigh-in area at any time.
  • Wrestlers enter through the skin check area and exit through the scales (not return the same way).
  • Wrestlers should weigh in with a singlet on; no on-site stripping down to change into a singlet.
  • Male wrestlers take straps down for skin check, then put the straps back up to weigh in.
  • Female wrestlers leave singlet in place and lift hair off back of the neck for official inspection.
  • Mouthpieces for braces and hairnets are highly recommended for safety though not required.

MAKING WEIGHT

  • There is a weight check scale in the weigh-in area.If you are overweight, leave the area to exercise.
  • If the wrestler does not make weight, s/he may weigh in on a 2nd scale.
  • If a wrestler leaves the weigh-in area to make weight, s/he must take the registration form and return before the close of weigh-ins.

WEIGHT INSURANCE

  • Purchase at pre-registration for $5 or on site at registration for $15.
  • Weight insurance allows a wrestler to move up or down a weight class at weigh-ins without penalty.
  • If not purchased in advance or on site prior to weigh-ins, a wrestler needs to make his/her designated class or s/he will not be allowed to participate.