Athletes must be present in a COMPETITION SINGLET and must submit to a skin disease screening prior to weigh-in. The chief medical officer has full authority without appeal in determining the eligibility of an athlete to compete.
Click here for USA Wrestling Skin Disease Manual.
All athletes must be present at the BEGINNING of weigh-ins. Athletes competing in both styles will only weigh-in once for both events. This is contingent on the athlete actively competing in the first of the two styles scheduled. Athletes competing in one style must weigh in at the official weigh-in for that style.
Each athlete will be allowed two (2) consecutive attempts to make weight and may not leave the weigh-in area. All wrestlers must be dressed in a COMPETITION SINGLET for weigh-ins and no weight allowance is given for the singlet.
USA Wrestling deems it necessary to ensure, insofar as possible, that transgender athletes are not excluded from the opportunity to participate in wrestling competitions. As such, USA Wrestling’s Gender Policy is based on the results and guidelines of the IOC actions.
Please read the transgender policy document in its entirety in order to understand the guidelines USA Wrestling follows in regards to transgender athletes competing at USA Wrestling events.
In the event of injury or illness, NO contestant will be permitted to continue the competition without approval of the Chief Medical Officer, whose decision is final and not subject to appeal.
State Registration & Weigh in Procedures:
Q. How many times does my wrestler need to weigh in?
A. Most wrestlers only need to weigh in once. Some may need to weigh in 2 times.
Q. How do I know if my wrestler needs to weigh back in?
A. All wrestlers competeting in Freestyle & Greco and actively compete in Greco do not have to weigh in a 2nd time for Freestyle. Also wrestlers that are 14U and younger that wrestle all 3 styles, as long as they actively compete in each style do not have to weigh in more than one.
Q. If my 14U wrestles Folkstyle & Freestyle can he only weigh in one time?
A. NO - He must weigh in TWICE. He would need to compete in Greco to only weigh in one time.
Q. Can wrestlers competing in Folkstyle weigh in Saturday am?
A. NO - all Folkstyle Wrestlers must weigh in on Friday.
USA WRESTLING NATIONAL EVENTS
CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT and UNCONSCIOUSNESS of COMPETITOR
USA WRESTLING NATIONAL EVENTS COORDINATOR will appoint a designated Medical Services Coordinator and/or Tournament Medical Director for each USA Wrestling International, National and Regional Event. This must be a medical professional licensed or Certified Health Care Provider. All on-site medical decisions by the Tournament Medical Coordinator/Physician Director are not subject to appeal or protest and are made in the best interest of the health and well being of the wrestler.
All competitors in a USA Wrestling International, National and Regional event must receive a copy of the rule related to Medical Coordinator/Physician Director and Concussion Management Protocol prior to competition.
USA WRESTLING CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT PROTOCOL
If a wrestler becomes unconscious or referee, coach, athlete or medical provider suspects a wrestler may have received a concussion; the match must be stopped and a tournament medical staff person will assess the wrestler. The tournament medical staff will have unlimited time to determine if the wrestler can continue. (Change from USA Rules to UWW rules).
If the wrestler is allowed to continue the match; after completion of the match the wrestler must be escorted to the Medical area and must be given a recognized concussion evaluation which is documented by tournament medical staff. The tournament medical staff will complete a YELLOW Medical Alert and until the wrestler is granted GREEN Alert by tournament medical staff the wrestler is on a Medical Hold.
If the Tournament Medical staff determine the wrestler has a concussion or was determined unconscious by the Tournament Medical Staff on the Mat or post match the following procedure must be followed: