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    Default Another ridiculous rule by NCAA

    Why have the guys make a certain weight througout the year? Why can't they wrestle at whatever weight they want and then pick the best weight for qualifiers and NCAAs?

    Some guys clearly perform better at the big dance if they wrestle up a weight for much of the year.

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    Because they don't want people dying of dehydration trying to cut 25 pounds at the end of the year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    Because they don't want people dying of dehydration trying to cut 25 pounds at the end of the year.
    Nobody has died recently on the International scene.

    Besides, how do you know some people don't cut a lot of weight anyway? Frey did I am sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    Because they don't want people dying of dehydration trying to cut 25 pounds at the end of the year.
    This would be my thought as well.

    If your going to wrestle at a weight you should be able to make it down there for the entire year, otherwise you're cutting too much weight.

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    Its not even a question, thats the exact reason they did it.

    Back in 2000 when three guys died they jacked the weights up 7 pounds, and set the rules on where you could wrestle when during the season.
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    Default Re: Another ridiculous rule by NCAA

    You guys don't get it. It is worse for your health to cut weight every week than to do it once or twice per year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    You guys don't get it. It is worse for your health to cut weight every week than to do it once or twice per year.
    Its worse to try to cut 25 pounds and die trying then it is to cut 16 for the entire year.

    Doesnt international wrestling have day-before weigh ins? Thats a completely different animal.

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    Default Re: Another ridiculous rule by NCAA

    They had day before weigh ins in college as well when guys died.

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    The good thing is the testing to certify at the lowest weight possible that you can cut to. That was the problem that was often coaches' fault. Coaches pushed guys to cut too much.

    All the other rules are unnecessary.

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