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12 JUL 22. THANK YOU

Hello Everyone;

12 July 2022 was our last “What is your call?” session for this year.  On behalf of Mr. Rick Tucci and the entire USWOA staff, we would like to thank each of you for your continued support and participation in our daily sessions. 

The goal of this forum was not to determine who was right or wrong, but rather “why” you made the call.  Your analysis and open dialogue was thought provoking and educational for everyone involved.  We may not have always agreed with the scoring solutions, and that's ok, as many of our situations potentially had more than one scoring solution.  We hope our daily interactions were as much of a benefit for you as they were for us.

We will resume our daily “You make the call” sessions on 27 February 2023. 

We wish each and every one of you the very best refereeing has to offer.  Again, Thank You very much and we’ll see you on the mats.

Tim J. Pierson

Vice President,

United States Wrestling Officials Association (USWOA)

12 JUL 22. FREESTYLE. You are the JURY. Referee team confirmed B4-R1. Red challenged. What is your call?

12 JUL 22. ANSWER

ANSWER. “My Opinion” as the Jury, I would confirm B2-R1. Challenge Won.  Red initiates a single leg takedown.  As Red begins to drive, Blue secures a chest lock and throws Red back from left to right causing Red to go into danger. Red was in parterre when the throw began.  ((B2)).  While in danger Red loses his lock but maintains a hold of Blues right leg with his left hand and as they come out of danger Red is able to quickly get a body lock and then re-attacks and completes a reversal.  ((R1)).  Tim Pierson

Richard Chamberlain · Jury confirms B4 R1 B1. Red loses the challenge and the Brick. Restart standing.

Daryl Drew · B4 R1 Challenge lost

 

 

11 JUL 22. WOMEN’S WRESTLING. You are the JURY. Referee team confirmed B2-B2. Red Challenged. What is your call.

11 JUL 22. ANSWER

ANSWER. “My Opinion” as the Jury, I would confirm B2. Challenge Won.  Blue gets the takedown. ((B2)).  Blue attempt to gut wrench Red.  As she begins her turn, Red rotates her hips, plants her right foot, and defends herself from going into danger or exposing her back.  Blue immediately adjusts her position and comes back up on top.  White Paddle-No Points for the attempted turn. Tim Pierson

Richard Chamberlain · The Jury confirms B2, the turn did not break 90. Red wins the challenge and gets the brick back. Restart on their feet.

10 JUL 22. GRECO-ROMAN. You are the REFEREE. What is your call?

10 JUL 22. ANSWER

ANSWER. “My Opinion” as the Referee, I would offer RO-B2.  From the parterre position, Blue attempts to lift Red and step over.  Red continually raises his left in order to block Blue’s attack/step over. This was active use of the legs by Red. ((RO-B2)).  Restart in the parterre position. Tim Pierson

Richard Chamberlain · No points. All contact with Red's leg was incidental.

 

09 JUL 22. MEN’S FREESTYLE. You are the REFEREE. What is your call?

09 JUL 22. ANSWER

ANSWER: “My Opinion” as the REFEREE, I would offer B4.  Blue attacks with a single-leg and continues his attack to the zone.  As they reach the Zone, Red attempts to stand, chest lock Blue and attempt to throw Blue.  As Red begins his action, he does not change the direction of Blue’s attack and went straight into danger.  Also, Red used Blue’s momentum to continue and kick Blue over.  During the kick over, Blue’s hips did not open, which is an indicator of a changed direction nor did he release his lock until he hit the sign on the edge of the mat.  Once Red’s back hit the mat in the protection area, the action stops as no counter-attack is possible from the protection area. Tim Pierson.

Daryl Drew · Blue 4 Blue never released the left leg of Red.

Richard Chamberlain · R4. Blue held the leg but Red took the move over and took Blue vertical landing in the protection area in danger.

08 JUL 22. WOMEN’S FREESTYLE. WOMENS WRESTLING. You are the JUDGE. Referee offered B2-R2. What is your call?

08 JUL 22. ANSWER

ANSWER: My opinion R2.  As the Judge, I would offer R2.  Red attacks and Blue sprawls stopping Reds action. While under Blue, with her left arm, Red hooks Blues right arm. Then with her right arm, Red hooks Blues left arm.  Once both of Blues arms are hooked, Red reattacks and works to turn Blue.  In the conduct of the attack, Red put herself in danger and then took herself out of danger.  Blue should not receive and points.  Tim Pierson

Richard Chamberlain ·As the judge I'd offer R2. Red hooks the arm and takes the risk exposing her back to turn Blue. Blue breaks 90, just but does break 90 for R2,

 

07 JUL 22. GRECO-ROMAN. You are the REFEREE. What is your call?

07 JUL 22. ANSWER

ANSWER. “My Opinion” as the Referee, I would offer Slip Throw.  Blue has a very good hold.  He attacks and completely exposes himself by turning his back to Red during the conduct of the attempt.  Blue goes straight to parterre without any counter-attack from Red.  Although not the strongest technique, Blue did take “Risk” and attempt a throw.

Daryl Drew · I want to change my call on 06 07 22 2 Red ) Blue 07 22 GR slip throw no points

Daryl Drew · 06 2 RED 0 BLUE. 07 slip throw no points restart standing

06 JUL 22. FREESTYLE. You are the REFEREE. What is your call?

06 JUL 22. 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.

Nate Lloyd · 2 Red 0 Blue, Red changes Blues direction and exposes him.

Daryl Drew · 2 Blue 0 Red

 

05 JUL 22. WOMEN’S WRESTLING. You are the JURY. Referee team confirmed B2-B2-R2. What is your call?

05 JUL 22. ANSWER

ANSWER. “My Opinion” as the Jury, I would confirm B2-B4-R2. Challenge Won.  Red attacks with a double leg.  While she is on her knees, Blue presses into Red and hips her over into danger.  ((B2)).  Red is able to work herself out of danger and gets behind Blue.  Blue begins to stand and rotates her body right-to-left.  As Blue is rotating her body, Red also begins standing.  As Red come up off the mat, Blue traps Red’s left arm and reaches back across Red and grabs Red’s right lat.  Blue then throws Red into danger.  ((B4)).  Red immediately (no pause in the action) rolls Blue and catches her in danger. ((R2)).   Both Red and Blue’s heads stayed on the mat (on the line) and never fully entered the protection area.  Tim Pierson.

04 JUL 22. GRECO-ROMAN. You are the JURY. Referee team confirmed B2. Red challenged – Offensive Foul. What is your call?

04 JUL 22. ANSWER

ANSWER: “My Opinion” as the JURY, I would confirm B2-B1 No Offensive Foul.  Challenge Lost.  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.  Tim Pierson. 

 

Richard Chamberlain ·There is a Defensive Leg Foul, RO B2. the foul happened on their feet, Resume on their feet. Red loses the challenge B1. Happy 4th Eveyone.

Daryl Drew ·2 Blue Yes there was leg contact but it was initiated by Red and in my opinion Red did not use the contact to secure the takedown.

 

03 JUL 22. MEN’S FREESTYLE. You are the REFEREE. What is your call?

03 JUL 22. ANSWER

ANSWER. “My Opinion” as the Referee, I would offer White Paddle- No Points. Blue attempts a duck under but Red jumps back and defends.  As Blue begins to re-stand, Red gets and under-hook with his left arm and attacks Blue’s right leg with his left arm.  Blue turns out and begins to sprawl back to defend.  As they reach the zone, Blue secures a whizzer and twists attempting to use his hips to drop Red on his belly, Red counters by sagging back and re-attacking Red’s right leg.  Both wrestlers are in parterre and begin to scramble which takes them into the protection area.  ((No Points)).  Tim Pierson

Daryl Drew ·NO points par teree

02 JUL 22. WOMEN’S FREESTYLE. You are the JUDGE. Referee offered No Points. What is your call.

02 JUL 22. 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

Daryl Drew · 2 Blue

 

01 JUL 2022. GRECO-ROMAN. You are the JURY. Referee team confirmed R2. Blue Challenged. What is your call?

01 JUL 22. ANSWER

ANSWER.  “My Opinion” as the JURY, I would confirm R2-R1 No offensive foul. Challenge Lost.   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.

Richard Chamberlain · Jury White Paddles the action for an Offensive Leg foul by Red. As this is the first Offensive leg foul, Red is politely informed of the offensive leg foul and restart standing.

Daryl Drew · No points Red foul attention/warning Restart Standing

 

 

 

 

30 JUN 22. MENS FREESTYLE. You are the CHAIRMAN. Referee R1, Judge offered BO-R1. What is your call?

30 JUN 22. ANSWER

ANSWER.  “My opinion” As the Chairman, I would offer R1-Step Out.  Red had Blue’s right leg lifted and drove him into the protection area.  Blue continued to fight as he was driven out.  At no time Blue turned away in order to flee.  No caution for fleeing the mat.  I have received numerous calls regarding No points for Red due to a push out and Red should get a caution for fleeing as he drove Blue into the protection area.  First, Red had a very good attack and secured a single leg.  Blue did defend.  Red was tactically smart not giving up counter-attack points, and methodically maneuvered Blue to the protection zone, then attacked.  Tim Pierson

Richard Chamberlain · Confirm R1. Blue did not attempt to flee but was driven out by Red

29 JUN 22. WOMEN’S FREESTYLE. You are the JUDGE. Referee offered B2. What is your call?

29 JUN 22. ANSWER

ANSWER. “My Opinion” as the Judge, I would offer B4.  Blue attacks with a blast double.  She lifts and drives Red to the mat.  As Red lands on the mat, her left elbow touches the mat as her back breaks 90 degrees.  Red then rotates left to right and lands back in danger. ((B4)).  Tim Pierson

Daryl Drew · B 4 Feet to Back

 

28 JUN 22. GRECO-ROMAN. You are the REFEREE. What is your call?

28 JUN 22. ANSWER

ANSWER: “My Opinion” as the REFEREE, I would offer B2-R1. Blue attacks with an arm throw. Blue’s attack takes Red from right to left causing Red to land on his left hip and shoulder. (Correct Throw).  Blue takes a lot of risk in the execution of the hold.  Red immediately counter-attacks and completes a reversal.  Tim Pierson.

Richard Chamberlain · Offer a slip. It was all Blue's action and Risk. Red did nothing.

 

27 JUN 22. FREESTYLE. You are the CHAIRMAN. Referee offered No Points. Judge offered B1. What is your call?

27 JUN 22. 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, defensive wrestler was in parterre when they went into the protection area

23 JUN 22. WOMEN’S FREESTYLE. You are the JURY. Referee team confirmed B2-R2-R2-R2. Red Challenged. What is your call?

23 JUN 22. ANSWER

ANSWER. “My Opinion” as the Jury, I would confirm B2-R2-R4-R2.  Challenge Won.  Blue feints a shot and Red attempts to slide by Blue.  Blue counter-attacks Red with a double over-hook and is able to bump Red’s hips and turn her into danger.  ((B2)).  Red does come out of danger quickly but she is still in the same basic turning position and did not get back to the initial position.  I would not award a score for the second action by Blue.  No Points.  Blue now has Red in a head lock.  Red is able to get behind Blue, body lock Blue and turn her into danger.  ((R2)).  During the following scramble, Blue stands, still holding the headlock. Red spins behind Blue and pulls Blue backwards into danger.  During the throw, Blue was pulled on top of Red and did not touch the mat.  Feet to Danger – ((R4)).  Red then initiates and completes a gut wrench. ((R2)).  Tim Pierson.

Richard Chamberlain · Jury confirms, B2, R2, R2, R2, B1 for losing the challenge.