East Lake Wrestling

Parent Information


Parents - following is information that should be helpful in answering many of your questions regarding the upcoming season.

East Lake High has both Junior Varsity and Varsity Wrestling Teams.

Only 9-10th Graders are allowed to compete on the J.V. team.

There are 14 weight divisions in high school wrestling ranging from 103 lbs to 275 lbs.

The Junior Varsity season is from Nov 4 until Feb 8, 2003.

The Varsity season goes from Nov 4 - March 1,2003

Off Season Wrestling is from March - August.


Wrestling Practice is from 2:15-5:15 p.m. on school days.


Before being allowed to practice each wrestler must have submitted his


All forms must be properly completed with parent and student signatures. The parental permission form must be notarized !


Wrestlers may be only excused from practice for:


Wrestlers are expected to be on time for practice. Exceptions may be made for make-up tests and tutoring, however wrestlers who are late must makeup for the time missed.


Practice Equipment and Supplies Needed by Wrestlers:

The school will provide competition uniform, and protective earguards.

The East Lake Wrestling Boosters will take orders for Team T-shirts, Sweat shirts, Team Dress Shirts and Nylon Mesh Shorts. These items will have the team logo and name on them.

Wrestlers should mark their equipment with a permanent marker


Certain First Aid and Over-the Counter Medications Supplies Should Be Available at Home



Dealing with Skin Infections


Wrestling is a contact sport and participants may occasionally contract minor skin infections.

To minimize the chance of infection:

The wrestling mats will be cleaned daily with a bleach solution to disinfect them.

Wrestlers wear clean practice clothing daily

Wrestlers must shower after practice with anti-bacterial soap and washcloth

A wrestler must inform a coach if he suspects he has a skin infection so that it can be covered. If it can not be covered he may be held out from wrestling until it clears up.

A wrestler with a skin infection will not be allowed to participate in competition against other schools unless a doctor completes an FHSAA skin form. Copy of blank form is available from coach.

If a wrestler or parent suspects a skin infection, immediately start treating it with the appropriate medication and/or consult your physician.



Athletes must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 2.0 to be eligible.

Wrestlers who are borderline students should

  1. Use student planners
  2. Obtain weekly progress reports in order to stay on top of their grades.

Parents may help by monitoring their student's planners and progress reports.

Wrestlers are allowed to get after school help from their teachers. Get permission in advance from coach to be tardy to practice.

The guidance office may be help to set up a volunteer to tutor your son. The national honor society has students who act as peer tutors.

Wrestlers should do homework right after dinner and at a desk or table. Wrestling practices are very strenuous if the boys hit the couch or watch T.V. before homework they may fall asleep.

It will be very hard for wrestlers to go to school, practice and then to a job at night and keep up their grades. Wrestlers need adequate sleep and rest.

If at all possible, wrestlers who need to work should only do so on weekends. Encourage your son to save money during the off-season to pay his bills during the season.

Wrestlers planning on going straight to a 4 year college should start preparing for the SAT and ACT tests their sophomore year. Prep-courses and tutoring is available. Ask his guidance counselor.




There are 14 weight class or divisions in high school wrestling: 103, 112, 119, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 152, 160, 171, 189, 215 and 275.

A wrestler must weigh in before dual meets (games) and tournaments. A wrestler must weigh on or below a weight to wrestle in that class, for example a wrestling wishing to wrestle in the 119 lb. class must weight exactly on or below 119 lbs.

In January a two lb. growth allowance will be add to each weight class.

Young athletes in their teens should follow a healthy diet that on a daily basis includes nutritious foods. Starvation diets are unsafe and are not acceptable or condoned.

Teen athletes must maintain proper hydration and water intake. The human body, including muscle is approximately 75% water. Wrestlers should drink plenty of water, sports drinks and juices.

Extreme weight loss methods as laxatives, diuretics, saunas, steam baths, spas, and plastic sweat suits are illegal and prohibited by National Federation High School Rules.

Wrestlers planning to lose weight to compete in a particular weight class should consult with their parents and coach. A planned weight loss program should be followed that calls for a gradual weight reduction over a period of weeks.

Medical sports experts recommend that student athletes should not go below 7% body fat. The school trainer can check body fat using skin calipers, for any wrestlers who plan on cutting their fat percentage or dropping to a lower weight class.

Yo-Yo Dieting, (losing excessive amounts of weight and immediately gaining it back) is unsafe and unacceptable.

Wrestlers must be disciplined during the season and cut out foods high in fat.

Wrestlers who may compete on the varsity level in district and state qualifying tournaments must have half of their weigh-ins at the weight they will compete in at the District Tournament. Tournaments count as two weigh-ins.

A physician must examine each wrestler and certify the minimum weight at which that student may compete by Jan 12.