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USAW Rule Modifications

Link to Greco-Freestyle Rule Book with Video Challenge Procedures

FYI, If you choose to download this book to print (link at the bottom of cover page) it takes a minute, be patient, more updates will be written into this book as rule adjustments are made. 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 that assist in explanation of the rules and rule changes.  

Link to USAW Folkstyle Rules Addendum With Video Challenge Proceedures adapted to Folkstyle

The NFHS (National Federation of High School) rulebook with govern 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. 

Recent NFHS Rule Changes


Rules Page Explanation

The purpose of this page is to provide officials, coaches and the athletes of USAW with the most up-to-date rule modifications.  As we all know Greco and Freestyle rules are frequently modified to improve the dynamics of the sport.  This can be frustrating to officials and coaches.  We must remember that sometimes these changes are experiments to see if the new rule will enhance the sport for the athlete and the spectator.  The more the sport of wrestling adapts to current trends, the more it will continue to grow and attract participation.   As much as possible we will also provide an embedded video link to demonstrate the change.

Above you will find the USAW rules document which is updated frequently to reflect the most current USAW modifications.  It is intended to be a quick reference but does not supersede UWW rules, or interpretations of a clinician at a specific tournament.  This should be the "go to" rules source for USAW officials and coaches.


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