Event VenueMayo Civic Center
Event DirectorMatt Njos
All athletes must weigh-in wearing a competition singlet. Athletes need to be present at weigh-ins during their designated time as noted on the schedule at the end of this document. Any girls wrestling additionally in the boys division must weigh-in again during that division weigh-in time, the girls weigh-in only counts for the Girls Division session and will not be used for a subsequent session. Only wrestlers and event staff will be allowed in the weigh-in area. Parents are to remain in the weigh-in staging area and they will be able to visually see their wrestlers in the weigh-in area. No coaches or parents will be allowed in the medical check or weigh-in area. Athletes should confirm their weight on the check scale prior to entering the weigh-in area. Once a wrestler enters the weigh-in area they will have a medical examination completed, proceed to have their weight taken, and will not be allowed to leave and attempt to make weight at a later time.
The contestants will be weighed wearing their competition singlet or two-piece uniform, (with under-briefs, and female athletes must wear age-appropriate undergarment tops) after having been examined by qualified physicians who are obliged to eliminate any wrestler who presents any danger of contagious disease. For USAW competitions, the singlet worn to weigh-in must be an approved competition singlet/uniform without modification. Contestants who choose to weigh-in in a two-piece uniform must weigh-in wearing shorts designed for wrestling, a suitable undergarment, and a tight fitting short sleeved shirt. Contestants may weigh-in wearing a legal singlet and then choose to wrestle in a legal two-piece uniform.
No weight tolerance will be allowed for the singlet or two-piece uniform (e.g., a wrestler competing at 10U 77 lbs must weigh-in at 77.0 lbs or less). Contestants must be in perfect physical condition, with their fingernails cut very short. When presented at the scale the wrestler has the right (after two (2) attempts at the first scale) each in turn, to attempt to weigh in on all the official weigh-in scales. These attempts may be made one time only at each scale. No weight reduction methods of any kind can be made between attempts to make weight or in the weigh-in area, and once a wrestler enters the weigh-in area they are not allowed to leave and attempt to make weight at a later time.
At all MN/USA Wrestling State Tournaments athletes must weigh at or below the listed weight class. NO ALLOWANCES are given. If a wrestler is over the weight for which they registered, they will NOT be allowed to change weight classes and will subsequently be removed from the tournament. MNUSAW strongly discourages weight cutting. Young wrestlers should be allowed to wrestle at their natural weight.
MEDICAL: Please see the MN/USA Wrestling skin condition form on our website: www.mnusawrestling.org. Please note that a skin form signed by a physician can be overruled by the on-site tournament medical staff at the tournament based on disease activity.