What should state do with 99-pound weight class?
July 17, 2019


It’s a weighty issue, quite literally.

What to do about the little guys, the ones who kick off the championship round of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Wrestling Tournament?

New York is the lone state that has a 99-pound weight bracket – the lightest of its 15 classifications. When the national federation discontinued 99 pounds in 2012, NYSPHSAA didn’t go along.

But that may change. There’s been talk at the state level of dumping the weight class. It won’t happen in the 2019-20 season, but there are no guarantees beyond.