The NWCA Weigh Management Program in use by most states to insure wrestlers do not lose weight at an unhealthy pace has set 1.5% of your weight as the most you are allowed to lose in a week. The tool below helps you determine what you have to weigh in at prior to your first weigh-in at a lower weight class.
Adjusted Daily: VA, NC, FL, MI, AZ- All Others Adjusted Weekly
Other Adjustments: FL .4 rule, WI .5 per day rule, old weights for MI
As of 12/02/2012
Here is the most you can weigh at weigh-in #1:
How do you use this calculator? Well first, this isn't designed to duplicate the pre-season weight certification calculator. This calculator tells you the most you can weigh this week if you are legally dropping to a lower weight class at a future date.
"This tool helped our team out this weekend. My 182 pounder has two weeks until he can wrestle that weight class. When he weighed out the night before weigh-ins we checked the weight calculator and he was over what he needed to be to stay on schedule. Had we not checked, he would have had to wait another week and we would have to forfeit that weight for another tournament. This tool can really help your team win more matches."
-Coach Keel, Head Coach Skyline Wrestling
Virginia Minimum Weight Calculator
The VHSL also has minimum weight guidelines that must be followed when weighing-in and close attention must be paid to these rules when dropping from one weight class to the next. Using the 1.5% per week weight loss NWCA guideline, your coach has access to a schedule that lists how much weight you are allowed to lose per day based on your last official weigh-in. Find out your projected minimum weight from your coach for the next weigh-in (or your last weigh-in date and exact weight) and plug it into the calculator below to find out your minimum eligible weigh-in weight and your 'Drink Up' limit.
Minimum Eligible Weight
'Drink Up' Limit