Weigh-ins should  be an after thought

The Roman Protocol is a scientifically proven strategy that has helped hundreds of high school and college aged wrestlers make weight WITHOUT starving, spitting, sweating, saunas, salt baths, diuretics, abolene or doing dozens of hours of cardio each week. 

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Your Wrestler has Tried Everything to Make Weight

Every Old School, Outdated Cutting Technique

  • Starving
  • Spitting
  • Sweating
  • Saunas
  • Salt Baths
  • Spitting
  • Diuretics
  • Abolene

Every Type of Diet or Meal Plan Imaginable

  • Ketogenic
  • The paleo diet
  • Low carbohydrate
  • Low fat
  • Smaller portions
  • No fruits/vegetables
  • Only fruits/vegetables
  • Intermittent Fasting

Every Kind of Cardio or Workout Possible

  • AM/PM Runs
  • Ellipticals
  • Stair Masters
  • Jump Rope
  • Rowing
  • HIIT

How Traditional Cutting Hurts Your Wrestler:

  • They're constantly fatigued and feeling weak during the day
  • During the season they have difficulty focusing during class
  • They suffer from extreme mood swings & irritability in season
  • You get text updates with their weight before & after bathroom trips
  • They spend 20+ hours per WEEK obsessing about their weight
  • They isolate themselves after practice to avoid snapping at anyone

Why Oldschool Fails

Starving to get down to weight induces fatigue and eats away at a wrestler's muscle mass and strength.  When there's not enough energy coming into the body, it pulls nutrients from muscles to survive.

Losing fluid using traditional cutting methods pulls EXTRACELLULAR water from the body.  This is the same fluid the body uses to regulate organ function and health. For every 2 lbs of extracellular water weight lost, the bodies heart rate increases by 8 beats per minute.  When we steal extracellular fluid from the body, it's dangerous and leaves wrestlers feeling weak, fatigued and unable to focus.  

This is Why The Roman Protocol Was Developed

The Roman Protocol is an alternative weigh-in strategy that trains the body to release INTRACELLULAR water.  By using this process, wrestler's are able to lose a minimum of 3 to 6% of their total body weight WITHOUT starving, sweating or dehydrating for days on end.  

Because The Roman Protocol manipulates intracellular water:

 Wrestler's don't experience the fatigue, strength loss or dehydration symptoms that come with traditional cutting methods.

They get all of the BENEFITS of being able to make weight easily WITHOUT any of the nasty side effects.

How Our Program Creates Success


An alternative weigh-in strategy that can be used to drop 5-10+ pounds in 24 hours WITHOUT skipping meals, starving or doing outdated, old school cutting techniques.


An individualized plan your wrestler can follow step-by-step to hit their off-season, pre-season, in-season, and tournament goals based on their OWN food preferences.

Weekly Q&A Calls

Weekly Q&A calls your wrestler & family can hop on at any time to ask any questions you have or get feedback from either Jackie or other wrestling parents going through the program.


A hub for resources including trainings, recipes, handouts, weekly goals and more. Program members will have access to the training portal including any updates for as long as the program exists.

Reproducible Results

Once you learn the process, your wrestler can reuse it for the rest of their wrestling career regardless of if they bump up or down. This means 3, 4 or 9+ years without using aggressive cutting techniques

Cade & Michelle Holtzen

I am so grateful we found this program and Jackie Slomin. It has been everything we hoped and dreamed. My son is able to easily manage his weight. He is eating more than previous years. He feels strong and energized. He knows what to eat and when. He doesn’t worry about weight anymore. He is able to focus on practice and getting better. He is having fun again. There is nothing better as a parent. Yesterday he weighed 138 in the morning and had a weigh-in at 4:30 for a dual. He ate breakfast, snack and lunch and made weight for 128. He wasn’t the slightest bit concerned. He trusts the process. 

Jarrett & B. Moore

We looked at the program after my son busted weight 3 times. He wrestles for a top 15 school in the nation and the coach wouldn't let him travel last year for fear of not making weight. I found Jackie Slomin and The Roman Protocol and what a blessing. It helped me know what to cook and how to help my son. This year he is the Varsity starter and coach told him he would be wrestling at 138. At that point he was walking around at 158. We jumped on the nutrition immediately with weight certification 4 weeks from that day. He made his weight certification with 11% body fat. He has made every single weigh in easily, hydrates well after and is strong never complaining that he feels terrible or weak.  He has placed at almost every tournament even wrestling light at 138. This program has been a blessing and Jackie is there when ever we need her.

Jackie Slomin

Jackie Slomin is the founder of The Roman Protocol and Nutrition on the Mat.  She is a sports dietitian with a passion to help high school and college wrestlers make weigh-ins an AFTER THOUGHT of wrestling so they can focus on what matters: Getting stronger and performing better on and off the mat.  

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