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Link to questions on rules for Greco and Freestyle Competitions
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09 APR 20 WOMEN’S WRESTLING. You are the JURY. Referee team confirmed R2-B1. Blue challenged. What is your call?

08 APR 20 FREESTYLE. You are the JUDGE. Referee offered B2. What is your call?

08 APR 20. ANSWER

ANSWER: “My Opinion” as the JUDGE, I would offer B1. Blue attacks with a single-leg.  As he drives Blue into the zone, Red steps in with his left leg and attempts to trip Blue backwards.    Blue successfully steps out of the attacks and with his whole foot, steps into the protection area.  Red was unsuccessful in completing the action. Tim Pierson

Richard Chamberlain · B1. Blue never covers red's hip however red's left foot lands in the protection area for the step out.

Artem Melanchenko · I think B1, because blue attack red and red step out on the mat bumping his head, arm and pelvis.

 

07 APR 20 GRECO-ROMAN. You are the CHAIRMAN. Referee offered B2-R2. Judge offered R2. What is your call?

07 APR 20. ANSWER

ANSWER: “My Opinion” as the CHAIRMAN, I would confirm B2.   Blue has Red in a chest-to-chest body lock, back arches (takes Risk), and throws Red. Red lands flat on his right hip for a correct throw.  Red lands in the protection area and immediately counter-attacks.  Due to Red landing in the protection area a counter-attack is not possible. Tim Pierson

DENNIS THORSON · B2 Correct throw out of bounds. Conference. Red's hand and feet landed out.

Richard Chamberlain · I would go B2, R2. Blue had a low amplitude lift with a correct throw. Red counter after landing and exposed Blue for 2.

 

06 APR 20 WOMEN’S WRESTLING. You are the REFEREE. What is your call?

06 APR 20. ANSWER

ANSWER: “My Opinion” as the REFEREE, I would offer R2.  Red attacks with a duck under.  Blue attempts to hook Red with her left arm.  Red continues her attack and traps Blue’s arm.  Red in behind the hips, with three points of contact down and in control.  Blue had gotten herself into a potentially dangerous injury situation with her arm.  I would offer R2, stop the bout, and restart standing. Tim Pierson. 

DENNIS THORSON  R2 restart standing.

 

02 APR 20 FREESTYLE. You are the CHAIRMAN. Referee offered B2. Judge offered R4. What is your call?

02 APR 20. ANSWER

ANSWER: “My Opinion” as the CHAIRMAN, I would confirm B2.  Red shoots a single-leg and transitions to a double leg attack.  During the transition, Blue counter-attacks causing Red to release his lock and post his right hand on the mat.  Blue’s attack started while Red was in parterre (left knee on the mat), changed the direction of Red’s attack and completed the action.  Tim Pierson

01 APR 20 GRECO-ROMAN. You are the JUDGE. Referee offered Slip Throw. What is your call?

01 APR 20. ANSWER

ANSWER: “My Opinion” as the JUDGE, I would offer R4. Both wrestlers have upper body locks and working for position.  Blue initiate an action by stepping in with his right leg.  As Blue steps between Red’s legs, Red counter-attacks with a Head Lock.  Catching Blue off-balance, Red drives forward and Blue releases his lock.  Red’s headlock takes Blue from his feet into danger. My opinion, Blue did not execute risk in this action.  No slip throw.  Tim Pierson

Richard Chamberlain · R4, Red counter Blue's attempt and took Blue straight to his back changing the direction of attack by 90 degrees

DENNIS THORSON · R4 B attempted a throw and R countered. Driving B over, changing the direction B was going.