Weight Classes


The tenths are not covered up on the scales at any NYWA events.  For example, if you have a wrestler in the 3rd grade who is wrestling in the 72 lb. weight class, he/she cannot weigh more than 72.0 or he/she will be disqualified.  If he/she weighs 72.1, they cannot move up a weight class either.  All bracketing is done prior to our events and wrestlers will not be allowed to move to a different weight class because they did not make the weight they registered for.  Wrestlers cannot change weight classes from regions to state.  For the Sioux Falls tournament, each wrestler will receive a one-pound allowance.


Team Weight Classes

Region & State Team Tournaments: These weight classes are used for regions, NYWA State and Invite tournaments.  

All wrestlers, team and individual, will receive a one-pound allowance at state ONLY!  There is no weight allowance at region events.

(Grades K-6)
45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 84, 88, 93, 102, 115, 130, and HWT. (215 max)

There may be 15 wrestlers per team with six alternates for both region and state competition.

(Grades 7-8)
85 & under, 95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 150, 160, HWT. (235 max)

There may be 9 wrestlers per team with four alternates.


Individual Weight Classes 

*Revised weight classes effective Sept., 2017 (The weight listed below reflects the TOP end of the weight class.  For example, if a 5th grader weighs 101, you will register him in the 102 weight class).

All wrestlers, team and individual, will receive a one-pound allowance at state ONLY!  There is no weight allowance at region events.

Pre-K & Kindergarten: 
40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 70 and HWT (105 max)

Grades 1-2: 
45, 50, 54, 57, 61, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90 and HWT (130 max)

Grades 3-4: 
55, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115 and HWT (155 max)

Grades 5-6: 
65, 70, 75, 80, 84, 88, 93, 97, 102, 108, 115, 120, 130, 140, 155 and HWT (215 max)

Grades 7-8: 
80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 150, 160 and HWT (235 max)