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The purpose of this page is to comment on rule questions and stimulate good conversation.  You will only be able to comment on the current "Rule of the Day".  Comments from older questions can be viewed but not commented on.  Comments will be viewed and reviewed by Tim Pierson, Zach Errett, and Casey Brennan Goessl.  USWOA Board Members and UWW Officials. 


23 Jun 17 Question of the Day

23 Jun 17.  Question of the Day.  Blue wrestler is in parterre with only his hands in contact with the mat.  Red is behind Blue and has Blue’s legs up in the air in a wheel-barrow position.  Blue is defending the turn.   Unable to turn Blue, Red drives Blue into the protection area.  Is Blue Fleeing the Mat?

22 Jun 17 Question of the Day. What is your call?

Yes or No.  Red is in a high bridge.  Only Red’s head is in contact with the mat.  As Red digs his feet into the mat in order to maintain the high bridge, he slides out of bounds.  Is this considered Fleeing the Mat?

ANSWER.  No.  Since the Red is in a high bridge and he slides out of bounds this is not Fleeing the Mat.  Red only has one way to go.  HOWEVER.  If Red was on his back, using his elbows and hands to get out of bound, this would be Fleeing the Mat.

22 Jun 17 Question of the Day responses

David Ameiss · It depends on how far from the edge Red is, but in general Yes this is considered Fleeing the Mat.

Richard Chamberlain · No, Red did not attempt to flee the hold or mat but remain in his bridge and not be pinned according to the description.

Timothy Hessing · As described, no this is not fleeing

21 Jun 17 Rules question. What is your call?

Yes or No.  The wrestlers are near the edge.  Red steps into the protection area and the referee points at the step out.  The referee does not blow the whistle, hold up B1 and tells Red to work back to the center. Is this correct procedure?

ANSWER.  Article 29.   No.  Since Red stepped into the protection area and did not complete an attack, the referee should point at the step out, pause, then blow the whistle stopping the action.  The wrestlers should restart in the center of the mat.

21 Jun 17 Rules question response

Timothy Hessing · No, it's ok let any current action continue to see if it scores; otherwise, blow whistle and award 1 Blue

20 Jun 17 Rules question. What is your call?

Red is attacking and is the first to step into the protection area.  Red pauses, then completes a grand amplitude throw with Blue landing in danger.  What is your call?

ANSWER.  Comments regarding “Pause” are very good.  If during the action you feel Red paused (stopped) long enough for the throw to be considered a secondary action, then B1.  If you feel the pause was not stoppage but in continuation of the action, then R5. 

 

20 Jun 17 Rules question responses

Timothy Hessing · B1 because Red paused the action was not continious

David Ameiss · R5. By "completing" the grand amplitude throw, the action had already started before Red stepped into the protection area.

19 Jun 17 Question of the Day

The rulebook states there are three (3) members of the referee team; Referee, Judge, and Mat Chairman.  Can you name the 4th member of the referee team? The 4th member of our team is often overlooked or forgotten.

ANSWER:  The Clock.  The Clock is a critical member of our team. Although the Clock cannot talk, without its constant feedback, our job would be increasingly difficult to accomplish.  The Clock provides time critical (no pun intended) information to the other three members of the referee team.  Think about that for a moment.  How many times during a bout do you consult (look at) the Clock for time or score? Or consult the Clock when preparing to make a time critical, potentially bout defining, decision/call?  The Clock is involved in every part of the bout and becomes most important during time critical phases of the bout. During those phases of the bout that require keen decision making skills, the Clock provides the requisite information necessary to make time critical decisions and effectively manage the bout. 

In order to effectively manage the bout you must team-up with, and manage, the Clock. The number one thing to remember about your 4th teammate, “If you don’t manage the clock, the clock WILL manage you.” 

19 Jun 17 Rules question response

Timothy Hessing · The clock worker making sure the clock and score is accurately reflected on the clock.

17 Jun 17 Question of the Day.

When evaluating the active wrestler in Greco Roman, what three things should you be looking for?

ANSWER:

1. CONTACT.  Who’s making contact?

2. HOOKING.  Who’s trying to “hook”; under-hook, over-hook, body hook/lock, or arm hooking? 

3. SETTING UP ATTACKS.  Who’s using a hook to set up an attack?

17 Jun 17 Question of the Day

No responses.

16 June 17 Rules question. What is your call?

Red tries unsuccessfully to execute a throw (slip throw) and lands in the protection area in parterre without any counteraction by Blue. What is your call?

ANSWER: Article 35 & 46. Red No points - Slip Throw, B1 for Red going into the protection area.

 

16 Jun 17 Rules question responses

Timothy Hessing · B1 assuming as Dave mentions Red did not land in danger.

David Ameiss · If Red lands in danger, B2. Otherwise B1.

15 Jun 17 Rules question. What is your call?

True or False.  Red has not reported to the mat.  Red must be called three times at 1 minute intervals. If Red does not report after the third call, he/she will be disqualified.

ANSWER.  Article 24.  False.  30-second intervals.  Any wrestler who does not reply to the first request in the following manner: The competitor must be called three times at 30-second intervals. If the wrestler does not come forward after the third call, he will be disqualified and will not be placed. His opponent will win the bout by forfeit.

 

15 Jun 17 Rules question responses

ANSWER.  Article 24.  False.  30-second intervals.  Any wrestler who does not reply to the first request in the following manner: The competitor must be called three times at 30-second intervals. If the wrestler does not come forward after the third call, he will be disqualified and will not be placed. His opponent will win the bout by forfeit.

14 Jun 17 Rules question

During a bout, Red causes an illegal action.  The referee team confirms the foul, however, the referee has not blown the whistle and Blue completes two gut wrenches.  Since the foul was confirmed by the referee team, are the B2-B2 still awarded?

ANSWER.  Article 53.  Yes, only the whistle stops the action.  The points are awarded

14 Jun 17 Rules question responses

Timothy Hessing · Yes, stop bout after gut wrenches, B2- B2 then R0 - B2 and restart in par terre

David Ameiss · Yes, in addition to the R0+B2.

13 Jun 17 Rules question. What is your call?

If “Fleeing the Hold” is called within the last 30 seconds of either period, do all three members of the referee team required to agree to confirm the call?

ANSWER: Article 32 & 47.  No.  If the call does not change the outcome of the bout, either the Chairman or Judge can confirm the Fleeing the Hold in the last 30 seconds.  HOWEVER, if the Fleeing the Hold call changes the outcome of the bout, then ALL THREE MUST AGREE.  Timing:  last 30 seconds stop the bout and give the offending wrestler an “Attention.”  10-20 seconds, stop the bout and ask for a O-2.  If the call changes the outcome of the bout, the all three must agree.  In the last 10 seconds of the bout, directly offer O-2.  No Attention is required. Again, if the call changes the outcome of the bout.  All three must agree. 

13 Jun 17 Rules question response

David Ameiss · Yes, for Freestyle only. Article 47.

12 Jun 17 Rules question

Yes or No.  During a competition which has a formally designated video review and challenge process, a coach challenges an action.  During the video review, the Jury and Chairman review the action in question.  After the review and decision has been rendered, the coach states he want to protest the bout as the Chairman was part of the review and assisted in reaching a decision.  He states the chairman should not have been involved.  Is this a protestable situation?

ANSWER.  Article 32.  No.  The Refereeing Delegate (Jury) AND “Mat Chairman” can review the video and render a decision. 

12 Jun 17 Rules question response

David Ameiss · No. The Chairman is involved in the review and discussion and must give his/her opinion. Articles 17(b) and 32.