Lowell wrestlers: we will doing our CIF Wrestler Assessment (aka Hydration Test) on Saturday, Nov. 3, 8:30 AM at SOTA.
CIF Wrestler Assessment is MANDATORY for all high school wrestlers in the state of California. If you are a wrestler and not in a Fall sport you are required to be at this.
There are two forms you are required to bring:
CIF Parent Letter and Parent Permission Form 2012-13 (this must be signed by a parent/guardian)
CIF Individual Profile Form 2012-13 (do not write any info on this form)
The cost of this wrestler assessment is $10 per wrestler. Please make sure you remit $10 to me as soon as possible, but no later than Oct. 31.
What is a Wrestler Assessment test? It is a test run by CIF-certified medical personnel to determine a wrestler’s body fat percentage when fully hydrated. Your body fat percentage is used to calculate your minimum wrestling weight. For boys, the minimum body fat percentage is 7%. For girls, it is 12%.
The reason for having such a test is to prevent/mitigate wrestlers from losing weight to unhealthy levels. Similar tests are done for high school (and college) wrestlers in every state in the nation. They are always required.
The reason for the $10 cost is to cover the time/expenses of the CIF SF Section medical personnel who conduct the test. In our case, the people running the test will all be UCSF Sports Medicine staff.
After the test, CIF-certified medical professionals enter the results for participating wrestlers into an online CIF system. Coaches (such as myself) are required to make print-outs of minimum weights which we bring to every competition and which are signed by an official at weigh-ins.
If you do not take this test, you can not participate in high school wrestling in the state of California.