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Grappling with the controversial history of cutting weight

By JIM PAULSEN, Star Tribune, 02/01/24, 8:00AM CST


Out: Starvation. Dehydration. Weakness. In: Nutrition. Water. Strength. "We were all doing it wrong," Wayzata coach Eric Swensen said.

Wayzata coach Eric Swensen grew up in a wrestling environment that promoted unhealthy weight habits. He wants a different experience for his son Logan, shown warming up during practice on Monday. (Jerry Holt, Star Tribune)

Minnesota high school wrestlers have a 2-pound weight allowance as of the first of the year.

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