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CIF Weight Assessment – Saturday, Nov. 4, 8:00am

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Lowell Wrestling will have its mandatory CIF Section weight assessment testing done on Saturday, Nov. 4, 8:00am.

We will meet in the SOTA upper parking lot no later than 7:30 am on Nov. 4. PLEASE BE ON TIME!

Weight assessments by CIF-recognized medical personnel* are MANDATORY for all high school wrestlers in the state of California. If you do not take it; you cannot compete in high school wrestling in California.

There is a CIF Wrestling Weight Certification form in the Forms section of this site you need to download and print out. You need to fill it out both you and a parent/guardian must sign it. Return the signed form to me ASAP (no later than Wed., Nov. 1).

Prior to taking the assessment, it’s important that you are well hydrated…meaning you have lots of water in your system. You should start drinking lots of water starting Friday (Nov. 3) after practice and continuing drinking water when you wake up early Saturday morning. Refrain from sodas and caffeinated drinks during this time. Your urine should look clear as water when you go in for your weight assessment.

Please submit the signed weight management parent permission form to me no later than 6pm Wednesday, Nov. 1.

More Info
The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) is the governing body for all sanctioned high school athletics in the state. With respect to wrestling, CIF regulations state that male wrestlers may have no less than 7% and female wrestlers no less than 12% body fat to compete.

These minimums are for your health safety. In past decades, some wrestlers reduced their weight to dangerously low body fat percentages in an effort to wrestle at a lighter weight class. This resulted in some hospitalizations and a couple fatalities within a few college programs.

The weight assessment will determine your current body fat percentage. From that, your minimum wrestling weight on any given day as well as overall is determined. The maximum weight a wrestler may lose per week is 1.5% of their total body weight. They can keep losing 1.5% per week until their minimum wrestling weight is reached.

Here is an example of what I mean (using a male wrestler):

initial assessment weight: 160lbs
initial body fat percentage: 12.2%
minimum weight end of week 1: 157.6 lbs [160 – 1.5%]
minimum weight end of week 2: 155.2 lbs (157.6 x 1.5%)
minimum wrestling weight: 151.68lbs
[(12.2% – 7% = 5.2% total weight loss) x 160 – 4.8% = 151.68]

Before your body fat percentage is determined, you must first have a certain water content percentage in your urine. This is to prevent people from gaming the system by sweating out weight before the test (making their weight artificially low). Therefor, all wrestlers will need to drink lots of water the night before and the morning of this test.

—Coach Wise

* male and female medical staff from the UCSF PlaySafe Program will be conducting the urine gravity analyses and the weight assessments.

Wrestling Practice Begins Tuesday, Oct. 10

Are you up for the challenge?

Official wrestling practices begin next Tuesday, Oct. 10. Practices will take place in the World Languages building Monday-Friday, 3:45pm-6:00pm and Saturdays 9:00am-12:00pm. Tournament competition will begin at the end of November, and SF Section competition will start in January.

No experience necessary, but a strong work ethic and the will to work hard and get better every day is required. If you want to be part of something much bigger than yourself; become mentally and physically tough; get yourself in the best physical shape of your life; and participate in a combat sport at the local, regional, and state levels…consider joining 20 returning young women and men Lowell student-athletes in our continued pursuit of excellence.

To participate in wrestling, you need a completed and signed: a sports physical and parental consent, anti-steroid agreement, concussion awareness, and sudden cardiac arrest awareness forms.

All 2017-18 forms are available on our site at: https://lowellwrestling.com/forms

If you do not yet have all these forms completed, please come by and check in with us during the first week of practice anyway, so we know that you are interested.

Lowell Wrestling 2017-18 Season





Pre-season conditioning will begin next week (the week of Aug. 28)
Official practices begin on Tuesday, October 10

(Wrestling demonstrations: to all PE classes on Thursday, Aug. 24)

Wrestling is one of the oldest sports on the planet and an original Olympic sport. It is a combat sport where matches are done individually at tournaments as well as team competition dual meets.

It doesn’t matter whether you are big or small or anywhere in between. There are 14 weight classes starting at 106 lbs (boys)/101 lbs (girls) and ending at 285 lbs (boys)/235 lbs (girls). It also doesn’t matter if you are stocky or lanky. There is no specific wrestling body type.

There are no try-outs. If you come to practice and work hard in practice…you are on the team. We do not care if you’ve never done a sport or thought of yourself as an athlete. Our training is very physically demanding, and we have a team of coaches with state, national, and international-level competition experience to forge warriors out of any girl or boy with the determination, dedication, and will to be one.

Lowell Wrestling is the reigning SF Section champion with a section record 31-1 over the last four years and over a dozen CIF State Championships qualifiers. We expect to have 20 returning wrestlers this season (13 boys and 7 girls) and hope to gain at least 15 new wrestlers.


Our season
end of August – mid-October: pre-season conditioning
mid-October – end of November : just practices
December – beginning of February: tournament competitions
January – mid-February: CIF SF Section dual meet competitions
end of February: CIF Girls State Championships
beginning of March: CIF Boys State Championships


To participate in Lowell Wrestling or any other high school sport, there are

1) Complete and pass a Pre-Participation Physical
2) Submit a Parental Consent Form
3) Submit an Anti-Steroid Agreement
4) Submit a Cardiac Arrest Info Form
5) Submit a Concussion Awareness Form

You can download all the forms you need from the Forms section of our site (https://lowellwrestling.com/forms/)


Some Wrestling Facts

There are around 260,000 high school wrestlers competing at 11,000 high schools in the country.

Girls wrestling THE fastest sport among female high school athletes in the country with a 169% growth in the last five years.

If you are a football lineman, step right up. There are dozens of former high school and collegiate wrestlers playing in the NFL today.
“I would have all my offensive linemen wrestle if I could.” – John Madden – Hall of Fame NFL Coach

Pre-season conditioning will begin next week (the week of Aug. 28)
Official practices begin on Tuesday, October 10.