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Link to questions on rules for Greco and Freestyle Competitions
Short video clips that challenge your knowledge of Greco/Freestyle rules.
Video training session on the aspects of officiating
Clinics and training opportunities for USAW Officials
A handbook developed for the officials new to Greco and Freestyle officiating

30 SEP 20

Hello Everyone.  30 September 2020 was our last video in the “Video of the Day” series for the 2020 season.  On behalf of Mr. Rick Tucci and the entire USWOA Executive Board, we would like to thank each of you for your support and participation in our “Video of the Day” and “Rules Question of the Day” sessions.

Our daily sessions began on 17 February 2020 and over the past 33 weeks, we analyzed 200 situational videos and reviewed 84 rules questions.   It has been quite an educational journey. 

We hope our daily sessions were challenging, educational, and as much of a benefit for you as they were for us.

Thank You again, stay safe, and we’ll see you on the mats.

Tim Pierson

30 SEP 20. WOMENS FREESTYLE. You are the CHAIRMAN. Referee offered No points, Judge offered B2. What is your call?

30 SEP 20. ANSWER

ANSWER.  My opinion B2.  As the Chairman, I would confirm B2.  Blue has Red broken down flat on the mat with a nearside cradle.  Red has given up her position and is defending.  Tim Pierson

Richard Chamberlain · Confirm B2

DENNIS THORSON · B2 agree

29 SEP 20. GRECO-ROMAN. You are the JURY. Referee team confirmed B2. Red challenged – Offensive Foul. What is your call?

29 SEP 20. ANSWER

ANSWER: “My Opinion” as the JURY, I would confirm B2-B1 No Offensive Foul.  As both wrestlers are pummeling for position, Red reaches in with his left leg and tries to hook Blue’s right leg.  As Blue pushes forward into a body lock, this causes Rep to get off balance.  Red quickly releases the leg hook and is taken down.   The leg foul was initiated by Red and due to his illegal action, he was taken down.  This was not an offensive foul.  B2 for the takedown.  B1 as Red loses the challenge.  ((B2-B1)).  Tim Pierson. 

28 SEP 20. FREESTYLE. You are the CHAIRMAN. Referee offered R2, the Judge offered R4. What is your call?

28 SEP 20. ANSWER

ANSWER. “My Opinion” as the Chairman I would confirm R4.  Red lifts Blue up on his shoulders and walk to edge.  Once near the protection area, Red initiates a summersault into the protection area.  This action took Blue down to his hip and into danger as his right elbow touched the mat with his back less than 90 degrees.  ((R4)).  Tim Pierson

Richard Chamberlain · confirm R4. Red did not step into the protection area and completed his attack with Blue landing in danger

 

27 SEP 20. PM VIDEO. WOMEN’S WRESTLING. You are the JURY. Referee team confirmed R4. Blue challenged – Step Out. What is your call?

27 SEP 20. PM VIDEO ANSWER

ANSWER. “My Opinion” as the Jury, I would confirm R4-R1.  Red has double under hooks and is pressing the action.  Blue is blocking with her head and arms.  As they near the protection area, Red initiates a throw into the protection area and finishes with Blue on her back.  At no time did I see Red step into the protection area.  Editorial note: Even if Red had stepped into the protection area, she was attacking and the action was continuous.  R4 for the throw.  R1 as Blue loses the challenge.  ((R4-R1)).  Tim Pierson

Richard Chamberlain  PM Video Confirm R4, Red's action started in and landed in the protection area. Blue loses challenge R1 and the brick.

27 SEP 20. AM VIDEO. GRECO-ROMAN. You are the CHAIRMAN. Referee offered Slip Throw. Judge offered R2. What is your call?

27 SEP 20. AM VIDEO ANSWER

ANSWER. “My Opinion” as the Jury, I would confirm R4-R1.  Red has double under hooks and is pressing the action.  Blue is blocking with her head and arms.  As they near the protection area, Red initiates a throw into the protection area and finishes with Blue on her back.  At no time did I see Red step into the protection area.  Editorial note: Even if Red had stepped into the protection area, she was attacking and the action was continuous.  R4 for the throw.  R1 as Blue loses the challenge.  ((R4-R1)).  Tim Pierson

Richard Chamberlain  PM Video Confirm R4, Red's action started in and landed in the protection area. Blue loses challenge R1 and the brick.

 

26 SEP 20. GRECO-ROMAN. You are the CHAIRMAN. Referee offered R2, Judge offered R4. What is your call?

26 SEP 20. ANSWER

ANSWER. “My Opinion” as the Chairman, I would confirm R4.  Red is able to get behind Blue.  Blue is in a Quadpod and is still in the standing position.  Red slightly lifts and throw Blue from the Quadpod into danger.  Blue was not in parterre as neither his knees nor head touched the mat prior to the throw.  Feet to Danger ((R4)).  Tim Pierson

Richard Chamberlain · R4

DENNIS THORSON · R4

25 SEP 20. 31 JUL 20. FREESTYLE. You are the JURY. Referee team confirmed B2. Red challenged. What is your call?

25 SEP 20. ANSWER

ANSWER. “My Opinion” as the Jury, I would confirm B2-B1.  Red initiates an action with a slide by.  As Red attempts to pass behind Blue, both wrestlers scramble for control.  The scramble takes the wrestlers from their feet to parterre. While in parterre, Red has a side body lock but is unable to successfully get behind Blue’s hips and control action. Blue has an exceptional counter-attacking and is able to come up from parterre preventing the takedown.  While Blue is up, he is able to re-attack and spin behind Red for the takedown.  ((R2)).  Both wrestlers were on the edge in parterre.  Since the action was continuous, I would allow Blue to complete his attack. Red loses the challenge. ((B1)). Tim Pierson

Richard Chamberlain · Red gets behind Blue and Blue goes down o a knee and Red is covering the hips R2, Blue goes behind Red B1. Red wins the challenge and gets the brick back

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