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Educational Materials for Mat Officials

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

18 SEP 20. WOMEN’S WRESTLING. You are the CHAIRMAN. Referee offered R4, Judge offered B1. What is your call?

17 SEP 20. GRECO-ROMAN. You are the CHAIRMAN. Referee offered B1. Judge offered R1. What is your call?

17 SEP 20. ANSWER

ANSWER. “My Opinion” as the Chairman, I would confirm B1. As both wrestlers pummel for position, Blue gets a body lock and Red gets an over-hook. As they enter the zone, Red attempts to hip Blue into the protection area in order to defend Blues attack.  As they fall into the protection area, Red’s right foot touches just before Blue’s right knee.  ((B1)).  Tim Pierson

 

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

16 SEP 20. ANSWER

ANSWER. “My Opinion” 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

Richard Chamberlain · white paddle. Red took the risk and exposed him self landing belly down in parterre.

 

15 SEP 20. FREESTYLE. You are the REFEREE. What is your call?

15 SEP 20. ANSWER

ANSWER.  “My Opinion” as the REFEREE, I would offer B2-R1.  Both wrestlers are in parterre scrambling for the takedown.  Red has control of Blue left arm and circles to his left.  As Red begins to come behind Blue he rises to a standing position as does Blue. Red continues to attempt to circle behind Blue.  As Red places his left knee on the mat, Blue dumps him into danger.  This action occurred in the parterre position.  ((B2)).  Red regains his position and completes a reversal.  ((R1)).  Tim Pierson

Richard Chamberlain · B4, R1,

DENNIS THORSON · B4 R2

14 SEP 20. FREESTYLE. You are the REFEREE. What is your call?

14 SEP 20. ANSWER

begins to regain his position, Red counter-attacks and gains a low single leg.  As Red rises to his feet, with Blue’s leg in the air, he runs Blue to edge, Red stops his attack and straight-arm pushes Blue into the protection area.  Red made no attempt to complete the takedown.  No points for the straight arm push out.  Tim Pierson

Richard Chamberlain · white paddle, no points. Red pushed Blue directly into the protection area with extended arms. Blue did not flee the hold.

13 SEP 20. PM VIDEO. GRECO-ROMAN. You are the JURY. Referee team confirmed R4. Blue challenged. What is your call.

13 SEP 20. PM VIDEO. ANSWER

ANSWER. “My Opinion” as the Jury, I would confirm White Paddle-Offensive Foul.  Red attacks with an arm throw.  As they go to the mat, the Red does not take Blue over completing the throw.  AS the go to parterre, Red holds on to the arm and begins to rotate across Blue’s back.  This action causes Blue’s arm to rotate against the shoulder joint.  As Blue rises to a standing position, Red continues pulling the arm against the shoulder joint.  Due to the illegal arm hold, Blue is forced to yield his position or potentially suffer a shoulder injury.  White paddle due to an illegal action and give Red an attention for the offensive foul.  Tim Pierson

 

13 SEP 20. AM VIDEO. FREESTYLE. You are the JURY. Referee team confirmed B2. Red challenged. What is your call?

13 SEP 20. AM VIDEO. ANSWER

ANSWER.  “My Opinion” as the Jury, I would confirm R2-B2.  Red attacks with a low single leg.  Blue jumps from right-to-left in an attempt to defend the attack. Red continues his attack and is able to catch Blues left leg.  This causes Blue to rotate hand-to-hand.  ((R2)).  As Blue rises to a standing position, he re-attacks Red with an ankle pick.  As Red is going back towards the mat, he quickly turns and land on his chest. ((B2)).  Tim Pierson

Richard Chamberlain · Confirm B2