Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

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Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Physical Education


The purpose of this study was to utilize Hall's method of anthropometric measurements on a select sample of South Dakota wrestlers, and to compare the results of Hall's method with the current procedure of establishing minimum weights. The subjects included wrestlers competing in four of eight district tournaments during the 1969 State tournament series. Five body measurements were taken from each competitor. The measurements included were: (1) height; (2) chest width; (3) chest depth; (4) width at the illiac crests; (4) thigh circumference. These raw data were converted to predicted minimum weight by using a regression equation developed by Hall. With the use of tables the investigator compared the predicted weight with the wrestler's current certified and his wrestling weight. The analysis revealed that Hall's method, with some adjustment, could be used as a guide to establishing certified weight for wrestlers in South Dakota.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Physical education and training
Physical fitness -- Testing



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South Dakota State University