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NCAA Wrestling Rules Committee proposing new rules. The committee also recommended when back-to-back dual meet competitions occur, all competitors . For a complete and current listing of the NCAA Wrestling Rules Committee, .. ready to wrestle in a dual meet or tournament and the referee. Dual Meets. Six team points shall be scored toward the team total for each contestant who wins by a fall, default, forfeit or disqualification. Five.
However, the wrestler may only return to that certified weight class according to the weight-loss plan of the National Wrestling Coaches Association. This weight loss plan takes into account potential dehydration during the wrestling season and minimum amounts of body fat.
All of this has been done in order to protect the wrestler's health and safety. Regular season competition begins in late October or early November and continues until February. Post-season competition usually continues from February to March depending on, if individual wrestlers or teams qualify for a conference, regional, or national championship. Normally, wrestling teams from two different colleges or universities would compete in what is known as a dual meet.
It is possible for there also to be a multiple dual, where more than two wrestling teams compete against each other at the same event on the same day. For example, one college wrestling team may face another wrestling team for the first dual, and then a third wrestling team for the second dual. Also, those two wrestling teams may compete against each other in a dual meet as well.
Colleges and universities often compete within their particular athletic conference; though competition outside a team's conference or even outside its division within the NCAA is not uncommon. Dual meets[ edit ] Dual meets usually take place on evenings during the school week Monday through Friday ; on Saturday mornings, afternoons, or evenings; or even on Sunday mornings or afternoons during the wrestling season and begin with weigh-ins at a maximum of one hour before the meet begins.
No weight allowances are made for dual meets and multiple-day dual meets. Wrestlers are also examined by a physician or a certified athletic trainer for any communicable skin diseases. If a student-wrestler does not make weight, he is ineligible for that weight class and a forfeit is scored. If there are any communicable skin diseases, it is a ground for disqualification.
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The wrestler's coach or athletic trainer can provide written documentation from a physician that a skin infection of a wrestler would not be communicable. The final judgement for whether a wrestler would be allowed to compete lies with the meet physician or athletic trainer on site. One of the visiting captains will call a disk toss.
The colored disk will then fall to the floor and determine: The wrestler-captain who won the disk toss may choose the even or odd weight classes. That is, he may choose the weight classes, from lowest to highest, that are numbered evenly or oddly.
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There can also be junior varsity matches, such as in Iowawhich are rare, that would take place immediately before the varsity matches. Also, before both varsity and junior varsity competition, there can also be an exhibition match in one or more weight classes. The exhibition matches do not count towards the varsity or junior varsity team score, but such matches allow wrestlers, especially at the freshmen level, to gain more competitive experience. Wrestling matches usually proceed in each of the 10 weight classes.
The order the matches occur in is determined after the weigh-ins either by a mutual decision of the coaches or by a random draw choosing a particular weight class to be featured first. In either case, the succeeding wrestling matches will follow in sequence.
Often, many colleges and universities in the United States will compete with their teams in what is known as a tournament. This allows many schools to establish their rankings, not only for individual student-wrestlers, but also for college and university wrestling teams as a whole e. A tournament committee usually administers the event and after individual and team entries have been verified, the officials then determine the order of the matches called "drawing" by certain brackets e.
The tournament officials when doing this drawing take into account each wrestler's win-loss record, previous tournament placements, and other factors that indicate the wrestler's ability.
With that in mind, wrestlers who are noticed as having the most superior records are bracketed so that two top-ranked superior wrestlers in each weight class do not compete against each other in an early round. This is called seeding. Tournaments are often sponsored by a college or university and are usually held on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or over any of two days within the weekend.
Admission is often charged to cover costs and make a small profit for the host.
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A tournament begins with weigh-ins starting two hours or less before competition begins on the first day or one hour or less before competitions begins on any subsequent day. An allowance of one pound is granted for each subsequent day of the tournament.
If there are not enough wrestlers to fill up the bracket in a weight class, a bye will be awarded to a wrestler who does not have to compete against another wrestler in his pairing. After taking account the number of byes, the first round in each weight class then begins. Most college wrestling tournaments are in double elimination format. The last two wrestlers in the upper championship bracket wrestle for first place in the finals, with the loser winning second place.
In other words, a wrestler cannot place higher than third if he is knocked down to the lower wrestle-back bracket by losing in the championship semi-finals. This is largely the result of time constraints: If the winner of the wrestle-back bracket were allowed to challenge the winner of the championship bracket in the championship, the tournament could continue well past midnight before finishing.
The winner of the wrestle-back finals would then win third place, with the loser winning fourth place. In tournaments where six places are awarded, the losers of the wrestle-back semi-finals would wrestle for fifth place, with the loser winning sixth place. If eight places are awarded, the losers of the wrestle-back quarterfinals would wrestle for seventh place, with the loser winning eighth place, and so on. After the championships finals, the awards ceremony usually takes place with plaques, medals, trophies, or other awards given to the individual and team winners with the highest placements.
Precise rules for tournaments may vary from one event to the next. These events are by invitation only. Hence, the commonly used name for them, Invitationals.2016-17 NCAA wrestling rules
Tournament sponsors which are usually colleges and universities, but sometimes other organizations invite the best varsity wrestlers from their area to compete against each other.
Many elite tournaments last two or even three days. For this reason, elite tournaments are often scheduled during the college's or university's winter break. Between one season and the next, postseason tournaments and preseason tournaments are often held in collegiate wrestling and also in freestyle and Greco-Roman.
The most active wrestlers often take part in those to sharpen their skills and techniques. Also, clinics and camps are often held for both wrestlers and their coaches to help refresh old techniques and gain new strategies. College wrestlers often serve as referees, volunteer coaches, assistants, or as counselors during many of the camps, clinics, and tournaments held during the off-season. Layout of the mat[ edit ] The college wrestler in light blue is attempting a takedown to the mat, but not without a counter by the defensive wrestler in white.
The match takes place on a thick rubber mat that is shock-absorbing to ensure safety. A large outer circle between 32 and 42 feet in diameter that designates the wrestling area is marked on the mat. The circumference line of that circle is called the boundary line. The wrestling area is surrounded by a mat area or apron or protection area that is at least five inches in width that helps prevent serious injury. The wrestlers are within bounds when any part of either wrestler is on or inside this boundary line.
Wrestlers are encouraged to stay near the center of the mat within the inner circle, or else they risk being penalized for stalling that is, deliberately attempting to slow down the action of the match. Each wrestler begins action at one of two one-inch starting lines inside the inner circle that is three feet long. Two one-inch lines close the ends of the starting lines and are marked red for the wrestler from the visiting team and green for the wrestler from the home team.
This rectangle designates the starting positions for the three periods. Additional padding may be added under the mat to protect the wrestlers, especially if the wrestlers are competing on a concrete floor. All mats that are in sections are secured together. It is made from nylon or lycra and prevents an opponent from using anything on the wrestler as leverage.
The singlets are usually light or dark depending on whether the wrestlers are competing at home or abroad, and they are usually designed according to the institution's or club's team colors. Wrestlers also have the option of wearing leggings with their singlets. This also includes false starts in both situations.
Note, unlike technical violations, the first two offenses are "cautioned" The official will form a "C" with his hand. Furthermore, this violation is not on the "progressive penalty chart. Wrestler A places Wrestler B on his back in a high bridge for three seconds.
Wrestler B scoots on his feet and head out-of-bounds on purpose. Is this a technical violation? Wrestler B has not committed a technical violation because Wrestler A would have been awarded two match points for a near fall. They are as follows: Situation One -- If the wrestler is unsportsmanlike during the bout, his opponent would be awarded match point s in the following manner: Situation Two -- If an unsportsmanlike act occurs prior to the first period or after the third period or fallthe offending wrestler's squad would lose one team point.
On the second offense, he would be asked to leave the premises and his squad would lose another team point. Flagrant misconduct at any time would result in immediate disqualification from the dual meet or tournament and the deduction of ALL team points earned.
During the second period, Wrestler A showed overt displeasure over the referee's call. Is this unsportsmanlike behavior? If so, what is the penalty?
I would be unsportsmanlike behavior and the official would award Wrestler B one match point since it occurred during the bout. If such were the case, the official would deduct one point from the violator's team.
On the second offense, the perpetrator would be removed from the premises for the duration of the dual meet or tournament session. When a coach's initial action is "flagrant" in nature, he would be expelled immediately with the loss of two team points for the duration of the dual meet or the tournament. The Spectators -- No fan may react in an unsportsmanlike manner toward the referee or the opposing coach or wrestlers. This unbecoming response can result in removal from the gym, fieldhouse or arena on the official's comment.
Important point, neither team would be penalized for misconduct of an over-zealous spectator, and it is up to the home management to remove the offender. During the progress of a dual meet, the referee was constantly being harassed by a heckler in the front row of the home-school's bleachers.
Unable to put up with this behavior any longer, the official stopped the match and had the athletic director escort the perpetrator from the gym. The visiting coach immediately demanded that one team point be deducted from the home squad. Was he right or wrong? The visiting coach was wrong. Whenever a spectator is removed from the premises for unsportsmanship behavior, no point is deducted from his or her favorite team's score.
He is allowed the same mobility around the mat as the referee. Furthermore, the assistant referee can talk to the main official as the match is in progress and help in making calls.
He can also signal locked hands and the grasping of clothes technical violations. However, all other calls must be made by the main official. If there is a disagreement between the two, the main official has the final say in the matter. Note, coaches are not permitted to address the assistant referee while the match is being contested.
In the second period of the bout, the assistant referee warned Wrestler A for stalling. Immediately, Wrestler A's coach approached the scorer's table and argued that the assistant referee had no authority to make the call.
Was he right or out-of-order? The coach was correct. Only the main official of the match is allowed to designate stalling Item However, the coach can not question any judgment calls made by the official. When he does, the referee will first warn him for misconduct, the second offense will cost the coach a team point, and with the third offense, the coach will be asked to leave premises for the duration of the dual meet or tournament session and another team point would be deducted.
The referee indicated a takedown at the edge of the mat and then blew the whistle for out-of-bounds. The coach, whose wrestler was taken down, approached the score table to argue with the official over the call.
The referee indicated misconduct on the coach's part. The referee was right. A coach can not question the judgment of an official. The only time it would not be penalized is if the wrestler received permission from the official to do so. Should this infraction occur before wrestling has started or after the completion of wrestling, it would be a deduction of one team-point from the offender's squad.
However, if the offense takes place during the match, the violator's opponent would receive a match point. Note, there is a variation of the rule in West Virginia. The unauthorized lowering of shoulder straps anywhere in the gym during competition is considered unsportsmanlike.
Wrestler A lowers his shoulder straps between the second and third periods of a match. How would he or his team be penalized? Wrestler A's opponent would receive one match point.
There would be no team-point deduction since wrestling has not concluded yet. Instead, the overtime tie-breaker will be utilized to determine the winner. The new procedure, as revised for the season, is as follows. The the first three periods end up in a tie, 1 to 1, with Wrestling A scoring the first escape. Sudden Victory Overtime Period: During tournament and dual meet action, when the wrestlers are tied at the end of the three regular periods, they will then wrestle an overtime period which will be one minute in length with no rest between the regular match and the overtime.
The overtime period will begin with both matmen in the neutral position. The wrestler who scores the first point s will be declared the winner. If no winner is determined by the end of the one minute overtime period, second tie-breakers in the referee's position will be wrestled.
The disk is tossed to determine the wrestler who has choice. The wrestler who wins the toss may choose top, bottom, or defer Neutral cannot be chosen. Wrestler B wins the toss and selects down. As soon as the referee blows the whistle, Wrestler B scores an escape. At this point, the match continues to the conclusion of the of the thirty seconds. Before the end of the first tiebreaker, Wrestler B also scores a takedown.
The score at this time is Wrestler B: It is now Wrestler A's choice; he also selects down. During the second tiebreaker period, Wrestler A likewise scores an escape and a takedown.
The score is tied 4 to 4. At this point, Wrestler A is given the choice of position because he scored the first point an escape in the match. However, the wrestler whose opponent has received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty at anytime during the match will have the choice of position.
The unsportsmanlike conduct penalty will supersede the first points scored in the regulation match. There is no neutral, but the wrestler may defer. The Ultimate Tiebreaker winner is determined the same as in the past. The wrestler who scores the first point s in this second tie-breaker will be declared the winner. However, if no scoring occurs during this time, the top wrestler will be declared the winner.