From the Joint Committee to Address Weight Management in Wrestling (consisting of the leaders in the sport of wrestling)

As leaders in wrestling, we are dedicated to maximizing the safety of athletes who participate in the sport.

Traditionally, this sport has depended upon weight to assure competitive fairness. We resolve to consider both weight and other alternative measures to maintain competitive equity in the sport.

In order for this to be achieved in a fair, responsible and practical way, we resolve to:

Promote safe and responsible weight control practices which could potentially risk the health of the participants;

Constantly monitor and evaluate rules and procedures to make sure they effectively achieve these goals;

Educate coaches, athletes, parents and fans about proper weight management strategies;

Stress technique, strength, fitness, skill, experience and strategy as the most effective methods to achieve success in wrestling.