Yea, I have considered it, but even at this weight, I’m the best we’ve got for 189, and the coach says that I really need to be there. We’re all set at 171 and 215 already. If I need to, I’ll wrestle light at 189 just to help out the team, but I really hate doing that, so if I could just get a few tips, that would be greatly appreciated.
At least you’ll be able to laugh at all the miserable wrestlers on the bus who have spent the whole night cutting water…I can’t really advocate too much in the way of weight gain this close to season, you’ll be able to put on some weight, but at 189 you’re going to have a lot of plugs who will sit and wait for you to shoot and just sprawl using a front headlock. Drilling a stellar takedown or throw would be great for someone at a weight disadvantage, especially at those heavier weights where people start to rely a lot on strength advantage. I personally liked an ankle pick, but I never wrestled that heavy, and generally cut around ten pounds of water weight before comp.