East Penn League Information


Summary of Scoring

Individual Match     Team Dual Meet             East Penn League Points

2 Fall 6 Win by fall 6.25
Reversal 2 Disqualification 6 Win by technical fall  5.75
Near Fall 2 Technical Fall 5 Win by major decision 5.50
Near Fall 3 Major Decision   4 Win by decision 5.00
Near Fall 4 Decision 3 Loss 0.50


Bout periods are:  1ST -1 min., 2nd -1½ min., 3rd -1½ min.
Weight classes are:  45, 48, 51, 54, 57, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 85, 92, 100, 115, 150 

Junior Varsity & Exhibition:
Bout periods are:  1st -1 min, 2nd -1 min., 3rd -1 min.
Weight classes are:  42, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80, 85, 92, 100, 115, 150

Weight allowance added to each class during the year as follows:

  • January 1 – add 1 pound
  • February 1 – add 1 pound
  • Two weekend dual matches – add 1 pound for second match

Beginning with the January match at which time the first weight allowance is applied, each wrestler is qualified to wrestle at the following weight classes:

1. The weight class of wrestlers stripped body weight provided:

     a) Wrestler has previously wrestled that season at this weight class or at the next lower             weight class, OR
     b) Wrestler has the appropriate written weight certification witnessed by an official and             opposing coach at any sanctioned match, during the normal weigh-in of a “League”             December meet that wrestlers stripped body weight qualified them for this weight                  class.

     c) Copies of the weight certifications MUST be mailed to your division statistician along             with your match results for that week.

2. One weight class above wrestlers stripped body weight.

3. If a the wrestler did not wrestle in a December dual meet, wrestler shall be granted the           appropriate weight allowance's for the month when they wrestle in their first dual meet or     tournament.

                   Parent's Responsibility

  • Parents are responsible to keep track of their child’s weight and what weight class to certify him/her in. Certification is a method to guarantee your child will wrestle in the lightest weight class their stripped body weight will permit before December 31st. An example would be, if your child weighs 48lbs, but is wrestling 52lbs, they should be certified at the 48lb weight class. Coaches will provide direction as requested. This will enable your child to take advantage of the 1 pound per month weight allowances that occurs in January and February. Coaches will do their best to keep your child in the proper weight class and determine certification needs, but the ultimate responsibility lies with the parents.
  • East Penn League rules require that every child must wrestle at the weight class where they wrestled at least 50% of their individual varsity matches. If they have no varsity matches or have wrestled both varsity and junior varsity matches, they must wrestle at the weight class in which they wrestled at least 50% of their individual varsity and junior varsity matches combined.
  • East Penn League Rules requires that if a majority (greater then 50%) of any wrestler’s matches take place at the varsity level, they are committed to wrestle in the varsity tournament. Please note it is possible to lock more than one wrestler into a single weight class. The problem with this is that if any wrestler becomes locked into a varsity position they would not be able to take part in the junior varsity or exhibition tournament.
  • We will keep track of this as a team, but each parent also must keep track of their child’s points so that every Solehi wrestler will be able to take part in one of the three tournaments at the end of the year. To the best of our knowledge points were never lost, and this has never occurred on our team.  It has however happened on several teams in the league, and the young wrestler would be very disappointed at the end of the year if they could not take part in the season ending championship tournaments.
  • As stated before our team is committed to seat a varsity wrestler in each weight class before we can seat any wrestler in other tournaments. Again this year there are separate tourneys for junior varsity and exhibition wrestlers. We are assuming that the same rule will also apply for the junior varsity tournaments when seating for the exhibition tourney.