Taking on weight loss–Junior Rubin Smith faces his opponent from Long Beach High School. Smith says "eating less plays a small part" in making his desired weight class. Photo reproduced by permission of Rubin Smith

Wrestling with Weight Loss: Outside the Ring

By Celine Macura For decades, high school wrestlers have attempted to shed multiple pounds before matches. Though unhealthy, this common strategy places wrestlers against opponents lighter than themselves, using superior size as an advantage. By 1999, high school sports officials made the decision to put an end to these dangerous but common practices. The National[…]