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05 JUL 20. WOMEN’S WRESTLING. You are the CHAIRMAN. Referee offered No Points, Out of Bounds. Judge offered Ro-B1.

04 JUL 20. GRECO-ROMAN. You are the JURY. Referee team confirmed R2. Blue Challenged. What is your call?

04 JUL 20. ANSWER

ANSWER.  “My Opinion” as the JURY, I would confirm R2-R1 No offensive foul.  As the wrestlers pummel for position, Red is able to arm drag Blue and get behind him.  Once in that position, Blue attempts to escape Red’s grasp and falls forward which cause Red to have a hold below the Blue’s waist.  Red quickly adjusted his position to a legal hold above the waist.  If the legs touched, it was incidental.  No offensive leg foul, Red completes the takedown. ((R2)).  Blue loses the challenge.  ((R1)).  Tim Pierson.

Laura Conway · R2, R1. Only because I think BLUE was already on the way down and RED's hand on leg was incidental through the course of wrestling action. I don't think RED's arm caused the takedown in this instance.

DENNIS THORSON · That's a good one Tim. B was leaving, but Red did get the leg on at least one side that assisted greatly on B falling down. Offensive leg foul, both up.

03 JUL 20. GRECO-ROMAN. You are the CHAIRMAN. Referee offered R2, Judge offered White Paddle Slip Throw. What is your call?

03 JUL 20. ANSWER

ANSWER.  My opinion as the Chairman, I would confirm R2.  My apologies everyone.  I had my colors wrong.  I meant Referee offered R2.  Red was attacking and able to get an under hook.  Blue recognized he was going to be scored upon and simulated a head lock, seeking a slip throw.  My opinion, this was a simulated action and I am confirming the takedown for Red.  Tim Pierson

DENNIS THORSON · REF OFFERED R2 NOT B2.  I AGREE R2 BAIL OUT

Richard Chamberlain · understand the can't slip out of bounds but they land in and Blue slides out. Confirm White Paddle for slip throw.

Jarod Benrud · Tim, I'm going R2. Can't slip out of bounds!

 

 

02 JUL 20. WOMEN’S WRESTLING. You are the CHAIRMAN. Referee offered B2-R1. Judge offered B2. What is your call?

02 JUL 20. ANSWER

ANSWER. “My Opinion” as the CHAIRMAN, I would confirm B2.   Red attack and gets stopped underneath Blue. A scramble ensues with Blue on top and Red underneath.  Blue is able to tight waist Red with her left arm and trap Red’s left leg with her right arm. Once locked, Blue rolls across her own back to the right turning Red into danger.  No points for Red as she did not complete the reversal.  Tim Pierson

01 JUL 20. FREESTYLE. You are the REFEREE. What is your call?

01 JUL 20. ANSWER

ANSWER.  “My Opinion” as the Referee, I would offer R2.  Blue attacks with a double leg.  Red is able to stop the initial attack and then Blue transitions to a single leg. As Blue continues his attack, Red is dropped to his right hip.  With his left arm, Red is able to reach across Blue’s lower back and around Blue’s left leg. He then drives backward across his own back turning Blue.  As Red begins his attack, Blue releases his lock and place his right arm out to prevent going into danger.  No point for Blue as he did not complete the reversal.  Tim Pierson

30 JUN 20. GRECO-ROMAN. You are the JURY. Referee team confirmed B2-B2. Red Challenged. What is your call?

30 JUN 20. ANSWER

ANSWER.  “My Opinion” as the JURY, I would confirm Offensive Foul-No Points. Blue Attention. As the wrestlers pummel for inside position, Red backs into the zone causing Blue to fall forward.  As Blue goes down to parterre, he grabs Red’s left leg preventing him from sprawling out.  Due to the leg grab, Red collapses to his left hip and Blue completes the action by coming up on top.  Due to the leg grab (offensive foul) Blue should not score any points.  The following turn after Blue comes up on top is also negated by the offensive foul.  No Point for Blue, Attention Blue for the offensive foul, and restart standing.  Tim Pierson. 

Richard Chamberlain · B2 B2 B1. The TD is valid and Red is not is not out, Blue's turn counts snd Red loses the challenge

29 JUN 20. WOMEN’S WRESTLING. You are the REFEREE. What is your call?

29 JUN 20. ANSWER

ANSWER.  “My Opinion” as the Referee, I would offer B4. Red attacks with a single leg. As the wrestlers stand up, Blue whizzers Red and attempt s to hip toss her. As they land on the mat, Red defends by stepping over Blue.  As Red steps over, her left foot touches the protection area.  Both wrestlers are in parterre, no points.  As they re-stand, Red is able to get behind Blue.  Blue attacks by reaching over with her right arm, catching Red’s left side and summersaulting Red into danger in the protection area.  Blue did step into the protection area during the conduct of the throw.  ((B4)).  Tim Pierson.

Jarod Benrud · B4 Nothing on the 1st throw, but blue reverse neck wrenches red to danger out of bounds

Richard Chamberlain · B4 Nice scramble, no correct throw on first action, second action Red tries to get a body lock but blue hooks and changes Red's direction putting Red on her back in the protection area.

DENNIS THORSON · B2, R1

 

28 JUN 20. WOMEN’S FREESTYLE. You are the JUDGE. Referee offered R2. What is your call?

28 JUN 20. ANSWER

ANSWER.  My opinion as the Judge, I would offer R2-B1. Red attacks and takes Blue down.  R2.  Blue immediately counter-attack and completes a reversal.  B1. Tim Pierson

Richard Chamberlain · white paddle

27 JUN 20. FREESTYLE. You are the JURY. Referee team confirmed B4. Red Challenged. What is your call?

27 JUN 20. ANSWER

ANSWER.  My opinion as the Jury, I would award B4+B1. Red attacks with a single leg and drives Blue to the edge.  As they enter the zone, Blue stops Red’s attack and counter-attacks changing the direction of Red.  Blue successfully throws Red into danger as Red’s left elbow touches the mat while his shoulders are past 90 degrees.  ((B4)). Red loses the challenge ((B1)).  Tim Pierson

26 JUN 20. GRECO-ROMAN. You are the REFEREE. What is your call?

26 JUN 20. ANSWER

ANSWER. “My Opinion” as the Referee, I would offer R1. Red is pressing the action and Blue is backing thru the central wrestling area into the zone.  As Blue reaches the edge, he attempts to hip Red into the protection area.  My opinion, Blue’s right knee touched just before Red.  Tim Pierson
Richard Chamberlain · Blue Offensive leg foul. Blue uses his right leg to boost Red over into the protection areal. If Blue's first offensive leg foul, Blue will get a warning and match starts in parterre. If this is Blue's second offensive leg foul, BO R2.

Laura Conway · Attention Blue for offensive leg foul or offer the Caution Blue, R2, if it is a second offense. I'd also attention blue for negative wrestling or fleeing the hold considering there are only 37 seconds left.
 

25 JUN 20. FREESTYLE. You are the CHAIRMAN. Referee offered No Points. Judge offered B1. What is your call?

25 JUN 20. ANSWER

ANSWER. “My Opinion” as the CHAIRMAN, I would confirm White Paddle-No Points.  Red gets Blue in a two-on-one hold.  As they move into the zone, Blue snaps Red down to parterre.  A scramble ensues and both wrestlers go into the protection area while in parterre.  White Paddle-No Points.  Tim Pierson.

Richard Chamberlain · White paddle. They were in parterre and Red never comes out of parterre even though Blue does, t matters not.

DENNIS THORSON · no points

 

24 JUN 20. GRECO-ROMAN. You are the REFEREE. What is your call?

24 JUN 20. ANSWER

ANSWER.  “My Opinion” as the Referee, I would offer R2. As the wrestlers pummel for position, Blue is able to get right arm inside Red’s left arm.  As Red begins to drive Blue backwards, Blue initiates what appears to be an arm throw.  As Blue begins to turn, he release his hold and red quickly catches Blue before going to parterre.  Although Blue does turn his back towards Red in the conduct of the action, Blue does not have a legitimate hold.  This is simulation and not risk.  ((R2)).  Tim Pierson

DENNIS THORSON · Slip Both up.

Richard Chamberlain · Tell Red, Head Up. R2. Blue attempts a weird arm drag that turns Blue's back to red andhe goes to the mat. Blue never really even had the arm as he turned hi back to Red.

23 JUN 20. WOMEN’S WRESTLING. You are the JURY. Referee team confirmed No Points. Blue challenged. What is your call?

23 JUN 20. ANSWER

ANSWER.  “My Opinion” as the JURY, I would confirm White Paddle-No Points-R1.  Blue attacks with a body lock. As they go to the mat in parterre, Blue releases her lock yet retains a waist hold with her left arm.  Red is able to whizzer Blue’s left arm and defend.  Blue sags back behind Red’s hips and grabs her right ankle.  Blue is behind Red’s hip, however, she is not in control and Red is actively defending.  Time ends before Blue is able to gain control.  White Paddle-No Points.  Blue loses the challenge.  ((R1)).  Tim Pierson.

22 JUN 20. FREESTYLE. You are the REFEREE. What is your call?

22 JUN 20. ANSWER

ANSWER.  “My Opinion” as the Referee, I would offer B2. Blue pulls Red under and get him double under hooks.  As Blue drives Red to the zone.  Red goes down on his left knee into parterre.  With Red having his right knee up, Blue transitions to an inside cradle.  Now in a compromised position, Red attempts to sit through with his left leg exposing his back while attempting to break the lock. The action takes a slight pause and Blue regains his footing, retains his lock, and continues his attack.  As Blue begins to roll Red, Red releases his lock and begins to defend with his right arm attempting to stop Blue.  Blue continues and complete the turn as they enter the protection area.  The first turn was Red putting himself in that position. ((No Score)). The second turn was a score for Blue.  ((B2)). Throughout the entire action, Blue did not release his lock.  Tim Pierson

Laura Conway · B2, R2, Out of Bounds. This is a good one! Red sits out and exposes himself in the process, B2. Blue exposes himself while rolling Red, R2. Then Red's head hits out of bounds before exposure, so no points, stop match for out of bounds.

Richard Chamberlain · R2, B2. Wrestlers were in parterre. Blue pits Red into a cradle. Red sits through exposing Blue even though Blue did not release his lock, It changed the direction with the sit through. Blue turns Red for B2. The action started in the circle and ended in the protection area.

21 JUN 20. GRECO-ROMAN. You are the JUDGE. Referee offered R2. What is your call?

21 JUN 20. ANSWER

ANSWER.  “My Opinion” as the JUDGE, I would offer B2 Correct Throw. As the wrestlers pummel for position, Blue is able to get an over hook on Red’s right arm.  As they work into the zone, Blue attacks by twisting right (exposing his back) and hipping Red into the protection area causing Red to land flat on his chest and stomach. Tim Pierson.

Richard Chamberlain · B2

DENNIS THORSON B2

20 JUN 20. WOMEN’S WRESTLING. You are the JUDGE. Referee offered No Points. What is your call?

20 JUN 20. ANSWER

ANSWER. “My Opinion” as the JUDGE, I would offer White Paddle-No Points.  Blue attacks and is able to catch Red’s head with her right arm and Red right leg with her left arm.  As Blue continues her attack towards the zone, Red begins to counter-attack by attempting to pull Blue under and step over.  As they enter the zone in parterre, the action pauses slightly, then Red attempts to step over Blue driving her into the protection area.  Once deep in the protection area, Blue counter-attacks.  Blue was too far out of bounds and she cannot counter-attack from the protection area.  White Paddle-No Points. Tim Pierson

Richard Chamberlain · B2. Blue's attack started in the center and ended up in the protection area. Blue never let up on the attack.

DENNIS THORSON · As Judge, I could offer B2. B was controlling most of the action, and Red's knee went out of bounds as B was getting behind her.

19 JUN 20. FREESTYLE. You are the REFEREE. What is your call?

19 JUN 20. ANSWER

ANSWER.  “My Opinion” as the Referee, I would offer B2. As the wrestler attack and scramble for position while in parterre, Blue spins to his left attempting to get behind Red.  Blue Is able trap Red’s right arm, spins, and catches Red’s left side. Continuing his attack, Blue is able to chest lock Red and pull Red back over his right shoulder exposing Red to danger.  It was a very quick (flash) turn. Blue did control Red on the attack.  ((B2)). Tim Pierson. 

Richard Chamberlain · B2

DENNIS THORSON   I like B2. Blue has a lock. Red pushes with his feet, but Blue rotates Red with his lock.

Laura Conway · As referee I'd offer R2 for exposure and let Judge & Chair decide if its a no points call

Laura Conway · I meant B2...yay typos