Originally Posted by Groundhog
One way would be to find someone with calipers to check his body fat and do your own calculation for the weight at which he will be 7%.
You say he has some baby fat to lose. How close is he to 106 now?
You are only allowed to lose 1.5% of your alpha weight per week to reach your minimum weight class, so the closer he is to 106 at alpha weigh-ins the sooner he can wrestle there.
Both weight classes are open so there is no pressure to make 106 right out of the gate. To get to 106, he probably has to lose around 10 lbs. If that is 4, 6 or 8 weeks into the season that would be fine. Obviously the closer to 106 the better but I was looking for a way to gauge whether, for example, weighing 110 at alpha testing given his body fat % would certify him at 106. It seems like the only certain way would be to first assess his actual body fat %. I was looking for an unscientific method.