When asked what he currently weighs, Wittlake answered: “Probably in the next month I’ll hit 190.”
When asked what weight he’ll wrestle at next season:
“65-74, we don’t know yet….It depends on where all the pieces fit… It will be between me and Joe. If Joe ends up at 65 I’ll probably go 74, if Joe ends up at 74 I’ll probably go 65.
He was then asked about the cut to 165 and notes that he did make 74 KG (163 lbs) at both the US Open and Junior World Team Trials. He admits that it was a big cut for him and did impact his performance.
“If I had to do it again I’d probably go 79 KG,” said Wittlake. “The reason we did it was because it was a good gauge for next season to see how I’d wrestle at that weight…coaches wanted to know…I didn’t necessarily wrestle bad, but I didn’t necessarily wrestle good.”
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