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USAW Rule Modifications

New Publications for 2023

USAW Guidebook for the Weighmaster
Weigh-in Rules
USAW Guidebook for the Challenge and Video Review  
Video review protocol for Coaches and Officials 
This Guidebook is being revised

This is the most up-to-date rules document on the planet.  We recommend you put a link to it on your electronic device for quick updated info.  This rule book can be printed for easy reference however, hyperlinks within the electronic version of the rulebook to videos assist in the explanation of the rules and rule changes.
0:00 Intro
5:17 Rules Modifications
30:30 Greco Passivity
47:59 Par Terre Starting Position
50:10 Negative Wrestling
1:15:32 Freestyle Passivity
1:27:59 Evaluate Out of Bounds
1:43:57 Fleeing the Hold
1:51:20 Evaluation of  Holds
2:01:34 Attack/CounterAttack
2:09:24 Standing vs Par Tere
2:12:16 Risk vs Simulation
2:20:14 Correct Holds
2:22:37 Team Responsibilities
2:26:39 Challenge Procedure
NEW 2022 Rules Power Point Presentation.
This link provides you with a visual definition of the Freestyle and Greco rules.  Clicking on the link and DOWNLOAD the PowerPoint to view on your computer.  This could take a good deal of time depending on your internet service,

USAW Dual Meet Competition Rules.  
Appendix C, Line 28 of the above rulebook

USAW Guidebook for Weighmaster
Weigh-in Rules
USAW Guidebook for the Challenge and Video Review  Video review protocol for Coaches and Officials 

USAW Folkstyle Rules Addendum With Video Challenge Procedures adapted to Folkstyle
Item 25 of the above rulebook

The NFHS (National Federation of High School) rulebook governs Folkstyle competitions with the modifications listed in the above link. If you are looking for that rulebook it may be purchased on the NFHS website. USAW has no jurisdiction in that organization. 

This rules presentation is made to clarify the rules for the Parent-Coach that is new to "Folkstyle" Wrestling

Ask The Ref

This link is for officials, coaches, and athletes to submit rules questions to Category I USWOA officials. Remember this is just one more point of view that is offered depending on the description of the action or rule interpretation. It is not an attempt to "second guess" the officials on the mat.  He/She may have had a completely different angle of view and perspective of the action.  We also invite the writer to submit short video clips of just the action in question either by attaching to this email account or by submitting a link to a YouTube video.   We are especially interested in "Kid" wrestling situations.      

CLICK HERE  to email a question to Ask The Ref