BY GARY ABBOTT, USA WRESTLING | OCT. 16, 2019, 10:13 A.M. (ET)
USA Wrestling has changed its age-group structure for youth girls wrestlers, and developed the official weight classes for these new age groups.
The new age groups for youth girls will be 8U, 10U and 12U.
This replaces the two youth age groups previously contested for younger girls in USA Wrestling competition.
Moving forward, girls wrestling will have the exact same age-group structure as boys wrestling from high school and below.
With the new age groups for girls, USA Wrestling has also established the weight classes for each age group, which are below.
8U Girls (in pounds)
45, 50, 55, 60, 70, 85
10U Girls (in pounds)
50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 90, 100, 110
12U Girls (in pounds)
65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 110, 120, 130, 145
There were no changes in the Girls structure or weight classes for 14U, 16U, or USA Wrestling Junior.
For Boys wrestling, only one change was made. In the 14U Boys age division, the previous 90-pound weight class has been changed to 92 pounds.
You can check out all of the USA Wrestling age divisions and weight classes at the link below:
Feel free to download this pdf for use throughout the 2019-20 membership season.