Bulldogs News · Wrestler Alpha weigh-in,(information.)

Parent(s) / Guardian(s), fans
To participate in the sport of wrestling, all student athletes must complete a body-composition test. The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) believes that one of the primary factors in promoting proper weight maintenance among high school wrestlers is the development of a weight management program that encourages safe weight loss. The primary purpose of a body composition-testing program is to determine the lowest certifiable, safe, and healthy weight for each wrestler in order to provide a safe wrestling experience for all high school wrestlers. The wrestler’s minimum wrestling weight may not be his, her, or their optimal competitive weight; it is the lowest, safe weight at which a wrestler may compete. This weight management program is designed to assist wrestlers and coaches in avoiding potentially harmful, rapid weight reduction practices utilized to achieve specific weight class participation.
Toledo Public High Schools will be holding body composition-testing for TPS ONLY Wrestling Athletes at Bowsher High School on January 12th, 2021 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be 3 to 4 general assessors to help complete this process and the cost for your wrestler to be assessed is $5/wrestler. Please read the following to best prepare for your athlete’s body composition test and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among all those in attendance.
• Everyone must wear a mask.
• If the wrestler has any COVID-19 symptoms or has been in contact with a positive case within the past 14 days, please
stay home.
• Hand Sanitizer will be provided and should be used as you enter Bowsher, before filling out paperwork, and as you
• Athletes should prepare by doing the following:
o No rigorous activity the evening before or the morning of test
o Avoid caffeinated beverages on the day before and day of testing
o On the day of testing, drink 500 mL (17 oz.) of fluid (a sports drink is an excellent choice.)
§ Drink 2 – 4 cups of water in the 1-2 hour period immediately preceding the test. o Do NOT eat anything 2 hours prior to testing.
o Avoid vitamin or mineral supplements 2 days before and the day of testing.
o Appropriate Weigh-In and Body Composition Test Assessment Attire:
§ During Hydration Testing: athletic clothing (shorts, t-shirts, etc.) is acceptable.
§ During Weigh-In and Skinfold Test: We shall us the same requirements that the NFHS uses for
weigh-ins in rule 4-5-7; “All contestant shall weigh-in wearing a legal uniform (4-1-1) and a suitable undergarment that completely covers the buttocks and the groin area. Female contestants shall also wear a suitable form fitted compression undergarment that completely covers their breasts. Contestants may wear low cut socks that cannot be removed or added if the wrestlers do not make weight.”
• Each wrestler MUST complete the Individual Profile Form prior to arrival, so as to prevent misspellings on the name and school (PLEASE write legibly). If you are unable to provide your own copy, a copy will be provided to the wrestler before assessment is completed. The following are the sections each wrestler must complete on this form:
o Wrestler’s name o Gender
o Grade
o School
o School ID#
• Parent(s) / Guardian(s) MUST fill out the Parental Consent form prior to their wrestler being tested. If your
wrestler does not have a completed Parental Consent form, they may not be assessed. If you are unable to provide your own copy, one will be provided before your wrestler is assessed.
Please arrive early enough to complete any paperwork necessary to be assessed and to wait patiently as assessments occur. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your high school’s athletic trainer.