Wrestling weight classes

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In many styles of wrestling, opponents are matched based on weight (mass).

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International (Olympic) weight classes

For men's freestyle and Greco-Roman

Currently, men's freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling is divided into four main age categories internationally: schoolboys, cadets, juniors, and seniors.[1]

Schoolboys (young men ages 14–15; or age 13 with a medical certificate and parental authorization) competing in freestyle and Greco-Roman do so in one of the following 10 weight classes[2]:

  • 29 to 32 kg (64 to 70 lbs)
  • 35 kg (77 lbs)
  • 38 kg (84 lbs)
  • 42 kg (93 lbs)
  • 47 kg (104 lbs)
  • 53 kg (117 lbs)
  • 59 kg (130 lbs)
  • 66 kg (146 lbs)
  • 73 kg (161 lbs)
  • 73 to 85 kg (161 to 187 lbs)

Cadets (young men ages 16–17; or age 15 with a medical certificate and parental authorization) competing in freestyle and Greco-Roman do so in one of the following 10 weight classes[2]:

  • 39 to 42 kg (86 to 92 lbs)
  • 46 kg (101 lbs)
  • 50 kg (110 lbs)
  • 54 kg (119 lbs)
  • 58 kg (128 lbs)
  • 63 kg (139 lbs)
  • 69 kg (152 lbs)
  • 76 kg (167 lbs)
  • 85 kg (187 lbs)
  • 85 to 100 kg (187 to 220 lbs)

Juniors (young men ages 18 to 20; or age 17 with a medical certificate and parental authorization) competing in freestyle and Greco-Roman do so in one of the following eight weight classes[2]:

  • 46 to 50 kg (101 to 110 lbs)
  • 55 kg (121 lbs)
  • 60 kg (132 lbs)
  • 66 kg (145 lbs)
  • 74 kg (163 lbs)
  • 84 kg (185 lbs)
  • 96 kg (211 lbs)
  • 96 to 120 kg (211 to 264 lbs)

Seniors (men ages 20 and up) competing in freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling do so in one of the following seven weight classes[2]:

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