Legal Uniform (Singlet): The competitor’s uniform must be school issued and may only be personalized with the wrestler’s given last name and weight class. The uniform many not be personalized, adorned or altered in any way, shape or form.
Female Wrestling Uniform (Singlet): For female wrestlers to be legal wearing a traditional singlet, a tight fitting, short-sleeved undershirt of a single solid color (unadorned) OR a female style singlet (high cut) must be worn under that style singlet. A sports bra only worn under the traditional singlet with no tight fitting undershirt as described above would not comply with the requirements of a legal uniform.
Hair Cover: For a hair-covering to be legal, it must attach/fasten under the chin OR be attached to the head gear. Know that the size restriction for the manufacturer’s logo, trademark or reference applies to legal hair covers.
Mouth Pieces: Remember that each contestant who has braces or has a special orthodontic device on his or her teeth, shall be required to wear a tooth and mouth protector (mouth piece). A tooth and mouth protector (intraoral) shall include an occlusal (protecting and rating the biting surfaces) and a labial (protecting the teeth and supporting structures) portion and cover the teeth and all areas of the braces or special orthodontic device with adequate thickness. This would include upper and lower teeth if devices are present on both (NF Rule 4-2-6).
Special Equipment:Special equipment is defined as any equipment worn that is not required by rule. Any equipment which does not permit normal movement of the joints and which prevents one’s opponent from applying normal holds/maneuvers shall not be permitted. Any equipment which is hard and/or abrasive must be covered and padded. Electronic communication equipment that permits communication between coach and contestant during competition is not permitted. Special equipment includes, but is not limited to: hair coverings, face masks, braces, supports, eye protection and socks (NF WR Rule 4-3-1).
Weight Classes (4-4-1): For the 2011-12 wrestling season, Michigan will continue to use the traditional weight classes of 103, 112, 119, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 152, 160, 171, 189, 215 and 285. Michigan will not be using the “new” NF weight classes found in 4-4-1.
MHSAA Handbook, Regulation II, Section 10 (C): In wrestling only, a student may compete on two different teams on the same date in the same sport. This change would allow a student to wrestler a JV match and then later during that same meet compete in a varsity match. Know that all rules regarding the number of matches in which a wrestler may compete (maximum of 2 or 5) and required rest periods between matches (minimum of 45 minutes) remain unchanged. Again, this change is affects wrestling only and no other MHSAA sports.
Home Weigh-In: Home weigh-ins are permitted by mutual consent for all regular season meets.