Wrestling weights

There will not be a 106-pound weight class next year for boys wrestling. It will be 107 pounds as the Minnesota State High School will drop from 14 weight divisions back to 13.Twitter photo by @SaberWrestle

Dropping weight is part of being a wrestler, but the Minnesota State High School League is dropping an entire weight class.

The league’s Board of Directors approved a proposal to return to 13 weights at its scheduled meeting Feb. 2 for both boys and girls starting in the 2023-24 school year.

Tom Schardin covers sports for Savage and Prior Lake. He is dependable, sarcastic and always joking around. Tom enjoys running and swimming and is often busy coaching his two kids' sports teams.