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How Fat are College Wrestlers?
« on: April 14, 2020, 07:40:37 PM »
More fun facts during this downtime, body fat numbers for college wrestlers, 2019-2020.


Blog post: https://www.levelchanger.com/blog/2020/3/24/how-fat-are-college-wrestlers


Explore the data: https://www.levelchanger.com/college-wrestling-weight
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Re: How Fat are College Wrestlers?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2020, 10:54:48 AM »
Very interesting stuff.  I figured a lot less fat on those bodies.  But that was the purpose when they rearranged the weights and made new restrictions on weight loss. 

I'd say it is working. 

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Re: How Fat are College Wrestlers?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2020, 01:55:27 PM »
Very interesting stuff.  I figured a lot less fat on those bodies.  But that was the purpose when they rearranged the weights and made new restrictions on weight loss. 

I'd say it is working. 

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I would have guessed no more than 10% up to 174.
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Re: How Fat are College Wrestlers?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2020, 03:52:41 PM »
How was the body fat % measure? Did all teams use the same tools to measure body fat %?

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/ways-to-measure-body-fat#section1

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Re: How Fat are College Wrestlers?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2020, 04:28:50 PM »
How was the body fat % measure? Did all teams use the same tools to measure body fat %?

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/ways-to-measure-body-fat#section1


NCAA Rules Book (avail. on NCAA website for free), Rule 8, p. 66 for some info and Weight Management Program description for more detail (https://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/files/2018DIMWR_Weight_Management_Program_Information_20180108.pdf).
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