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The purpose of this page is to view and comment about wrestling situations as to how the rule(s) were applied and stimulate good conversation. You will only be able to comment on the current day's video.  You can view comments on the older videos but not write comments.  Comments will be viewed and reviewed by Tim Pierson, Zach Errett, and Casey Brennan Goessl,  USWOA Board Members and UWW Officials. 


27 JUN 19. GRECO-ROMAN. You are the CHAIRMAN. Referee offered B2, Judge offered White Paddle. What is your call?

26 JUN 19. GRECO-ROMAN. You are the JUDGE. Referee offered R2. What is your call?

26 JUN 19.

MY OPINION SLIP THROW-NO POINTS.  As the Judge, I would offer White Paddle-Slip Throw.   As both wrestlers were pummeling for position, Blue attacks with an arm throw.  Blue goes straight to parterre, without any counter-action from Red. Only after Blue was in parterre did Red counter-attack.   White Paddle-Slip Throw-No Points. Restart standing. Tim Pierson

gavin weichelt · 1. Does Blue expose his back to his opponent or the mat? "Yes" 2. Does he make it to parterre before his opponent make any counter attack or action? "Yes" RISK White Paddle

Coach Conway My gut is its a R2 because he went to his knees first and it was a pretty ugly attempt. That being said, as judge in a finals match, I would offer the white paddle - slip option and give it to the chair to decide.

Joel Sturtevant · As the judge I would offer white paddle, slip throw. Blue does pause on his knees very briefly but I don’t feel that red did anything to catch blue.

25 JUN 19. GRECO-ROMAN. You are the JURY. Referee team confirmed B2-B2. Red challenged. What is your call?

25 JUN 19.

MY OPINION B2-B2-B1.  As the Jury, I would confirm B2-B2.   Red attempts to throw Blue.  However, Blue catches Red in the standing position and take him to the mat.  B2.  This is not a slip throw.  Blue then turns Red. B2.  Red loses the challenge.  B1. Red loses the challenge block.  Tim Pierson.

Richard Chamberlain · Slip Throw. Red gets the brick back. All Red's risk. He went to his belly and Blue did nothing except follow him down. There was a slight pause but it was still Red's action. He did not bail, reward the risk.

Coach Conway · The team was correct and I would award another B1 for red losing the challenge. Its pretty clear that Blue holds red in the are for a period of time before the go down to the mat. While risk was taken by red, red was still caught mid air so cannot be awarded a slip.

Joel Sturtevant · As the jury I would confirm B2-B2-b1. Blue catches red when red attempts the throw, red does not go straight to his stomach. There is a pause in the action with red suspended in the air. I see no fouls. B2. The gut is B2. Red looses the challenge B1 and red looses the brick.

Walter "Geoff" Weichelt ·Agree with Joel

24 JUN 19. GRECO-ROMAN. You are the REFEREE. What is your call?

24 JUN 19.

MY OPINION R1.  As the referee, I would offer R1.   Blue was pushing Red towards the protection area.  As they reached the edge, Red twisted which caused Blue to enter the protection area first.  After they were in the protection area, Blue counter-attacked.  This is not possible as you cannot counter-attack while in the protection area R1.  Tim Pierson

Joel Sturtevant · I would offer R1, it was reds attack that caused blue to go to the protection area. Both of blue knees land in the protection area. Blue cannot get a takedown when he did not step into the protection area under his own power, but was instead thrown there (he did land on both knees so this is not R2 correct throw)

Walter "Geoff" Weichelt R1 Blue land on both knees in the protection area prior to red touching any points of contact. No takedown for blue as I feel there was a pause as well as a change in direction while he waited for red to land.

20 JUN 19. GRECO-ROMAN. You are the CHAIRMAN. Referee offered B2. Judge offered R2. What is your call?

20 JUN 19.

MY OPINION R2.  As the Chairman, I would confirm R2.   As the wrestler get to the edge, Blue secures a chest lock and attempts to throw Red.  As Blue hits the mat, Red’s counter-action causes Blue to pause in danger and then Red ends up on top of Blue in a dominant position.  I did not see Red break 90.  R2.  Tim Pierson.

Richard Chamberlain ·B2 The action started in the zone, Blue stops red's attack, arches and turns Red into danger, Red released his lock as he was being turned and blues takes over the move. As they are in the protection area, Red can not score a reversal.

Joel Sturtevant · I would confirm R2. ... ( I actually like r1 here the best) my thoughts, Red starts an attack. Blue plants his feet in the zone and does not change direction as he attempts to throw. Blues shoulders and head hit the protection area first and it does not look to me like red exposes to danger from this angle. Red plants his hand and comes out on top.

Joel Sturtevant · Also the judge has a great angle to see if blue exposes red to any danger

19 JUN 19. GRECO-ROMAN. You are the JUDGE. Referee offered Slip Throw-No Points. What is your call?

19 JUN 19.

MY OPINION SLIP THROW-NO POINTS.  As the Judge, I would offer White Paddle-Slip Throw-No Points.   As both wrestlers were pummeling for position, Blue attacks with an arm throw.  Blue goes straight to parterre, without any counter-action from Red.  Slip Throw-No Points. Restart standing. Tim Pierson

18 JUN 19. FREESTYLE. You are the JURY. Referee team confirmed R1, Blue challenged. What is your call?

18 JUN 19.

MY OPINION R1-R1.  As the Jury, I would confirm R1. Blue is attacking with a single leg.  As they enter the zone, Red stops the action and attempts to lift.  Blue quickly drops down in order to defend his position, and with his right foot step into the protection area.  Once his whole foot is in the protection are, he begins to counter-attack from the protection area.  This is not possible.  R1.  Blue loses the challenge.  R1.  Keep Blue’s challenge block.  Tim Pierson

Walter "Geoff" Weichelt R1-R1 Blue stepped out and the whistle was blown prior to any scoring action.

 

17 JUN 19. GRECO-ROMAN. You are the REFEREE. What is your call?

17 JUN 19.

MY OPINION SLIP THROW-NO POINTS.  As the Referee, I would offer Slip Throw-No Points. As both wrestlers were pummeling for position, Red attacks with an arm throw.  Red goes straight to parterre, without any counter-action from Blue.  Slip Throw-No Points.  Restart standing. Tim Pierson

DENNIS THORSON · B2 Throw attempt no slip.