Congratulations to Vince Hefke and Ethan Waters for Qualifying for the IHSA Sectional
Some athletes are self conscious about what they look like in the traditional wrestling singlet. However, there are options for athletes to use either the traditional singlet or the fighter short option like seen in MMA/UFC. This option of uniform is available for athletes wanting to wrestle but aren't comfortable with the traditional singlet.
Talking to prospective parents about wrestling always seems to relate back to some crazy story about someone cutting weight from the 1970's. The reality is the sport of wrestling has evolved tremendously since the old days of wearing vinyl suits, garbage bags, laxatives and spitting in cups to cut weight. In Illinois every wrestler must pass a hydration test and body-fat test which dictates what weight class they are allowed to wrestle. In conjunction with these tests each wrestler is only allowed to lose 1.5% of their body weight each week. This means I have to make a gradual change in weight to my desired weight class. For example if I weighed 150 pounds I am only allowed to lose 2.25 pounds per week. That being said if I wanted to lose 10 pounds it would take me about 4.5 weeks before I am allowed to move to that weight class. These guidelines provide appropriate guidelines for safe weight-loss for wrestlers. With these guidelines we always try to focus more on our athletes staying active and getting stronger in the off-season by lifting weights and either playing other sports or participating in some routine cardiovascular exercise like running. Remember the overall goal is for kids to be active, have fun, and learn some life lessons.
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Wrestling is a combat sport and requires a little physical and mental toughness. Some parents worry about the safety of wrestling, however it is actually one of the safest sports for student athletes. Everyone pulls a muscle here and there but major injuries are usually freak accidents and lets face it every sport has freak accidents. In reality wrestling is on the lower end of concussions and Soccer is at the top. That is because the ball along with multiple players running around creates an uncontrolled environment on the field. With wrestling there are 2 wrestlers and 1 referee and that is a pretty good ratio of athletes to referees. Which means the referee is more focused on each situation that is happening on the mat and can stop any position that they feel to be unsafe for either wrestler. Since there are only 2 wrestlers on the mat, outside environmental dangers are eliminated. There are usually 2-4 coaches at each match corner too so you have possibly 6 adults watching each match. So there is hyper-focus on the athletes competing.