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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

13 JULY 2021. END OF YEAR ANNOUNCMENT

Hello Everyone.  13 July 2021 was our last “Video & Rule Question of the Day” for the 2021 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” series.  USWOA has endeavored to provide an educational forum for everyone to participate and learn from each other without the emotions or intensity of a competition setting.   Our “Video & Rule Question of the Day” series was developed for you, and your participation, analysis, and open dialogue has made this series a big success.  Each year our participation numbers grow.  Over the past five years, we have collectively analyzed 622 situational videos and 459 rules questions, over 65 countries participated, with over 1 million views.  That is truly awesome and a testament to your team effort.  Each of you are making a difference in our great sport. 

Again, on behalf of Mr. Tucci and the entire USWOA Executive board, Thank You and we’ll see you in 2022.

Tim Pierson

13 JUL 21. WOMENS WRESTLING. You are the JUDGE. Referee offered B2-R2. What is your call?

13 JUL 2021. 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 · White paddle B2, R2. Red took the risk, Blue did nothing.

12 JUL 21. FREESTYLE. You are the JURY. Referee team confirmed R1, Blue challenged. What is your call?

12 JUL 2021. ANSWER

ANSWER. “My Opinion” as the Jury, I would confirm R1-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 steps into the protection area.  Once his whole foot is in the protection are, Blue 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

Richard Chamberlain · R1 R1 Blue loses brick. This was close but Blue stepped out then lifted, then came back in and threw out of bounds.

08 JUL 21. GRECO-ROMAN. You are the JURY. Referee team confirmed B2-B2. Red challenged. What is your call?

08 JUL 2021. ANSWER

ANSWER. “My Opinion” as the Jury, I would confirm B2-R4-B1.  Blue attacks with an Arm Throw and scores a correct throw – B2.  Red quickly stands, holding onto Blue’s left arm, counter-attacks arm throwing Blue back across his left shoulder landing in danger - R4.   Due to Blue’s body position and lack of a hold, I do not feel this was Blue’s action.  Only after they hit the mat did Blue gain a hold and complete a reversal - B1.  Red wins the challenge and retains the block. Tim Pierson

07 JUL 21. WOMEN’S WRESTLING. You are the JUDGE. Referee offered B2. What is your call?

07 JUL 2021. ANSWER

ANSWER: “My Opinion” as the JUDGE, I would offer White Paddle-No Points.   Red attacks with a double leg and gets her head in between Blue’s legs.  Red continues her attack be driving/circling to her left on her knees.  As Red circles, she sits/slides her left leg through, drops her left shoulder and pulls down on Blue’s right leg causing Blue to drop down to the mat on her hip and side.  During the attack, Red places herself in danger, and then takes herself out of danger. I do not feel a counter-attack/action by Blue caused Red to go into or be held in danger.  White Paddle.  Tim Pierson.

Richard Chamberlain · White paddle. no correct throw and I did not feel that Red broke 90.

 

06 JUL 21. FREESTYLE. You are the REFEREE. What is your call?

06 JUL 2021. 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

Richard Chamberlain · show by hand signal they are in parterre and no points.

05 JUL 21. GRECO-ROMAN. You are the REFEREE. What is your call?

05 JUL 2021. ANSWER

ANSWER. “My Opinion” as the Referee, I would offer R2.  Red has a body lock and is working to get in close to throw. Blue is blocking with his head and backing away.  Since Red is in contact and has a good hold, I would hold my whistle until Red scores.  Red did score with a correct throw, throwing Blue, causing him to land flat on his right hip.  If Red did not score, I would stop the bout and warn Blue for fleeing the hold.   If I had already given an attention to Blue, I would offer BO+R2 for fleeing. Tim Pierson

01 JUL 21. WOMENS FREESTYLE. You are the CHAIRMAN. Referee offered No points, Judge offered B2. What is your call?

01 JUL 2021. 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

Walter "Geoff" Weichelt · White Paddle No Points. The 2021 rule book clarified that a nearside cradle is NOT a takedown as long as the defensive wrestler is actively holding the leg (attacking).

Richard Chamberlain · The chairman confirms B2. Blue has Red in a cradle and broken down.

30 JUN 21. FREESTYLE. You are the CHAIRMAN. Referee offered B2, Judge offered R4. What is your call?

30 JUN 2021. ANSWER

ANSWER. “My Opinion” as the Chairman, I would confirm B4.  I would stand and call and immediate consultation. I am 100% confident in my evaluation that these two scores are not correct.  I would tell my Ref and Judge, Red attacks with a single leg and reaches under Blue’s chin and grabs his neck.  As Red drives forward, Blue hooks Red’s right arm and counter-attacks by pulling down on Red’s right arm and kicking him over with his right leg. The counter-attack caused Red to change directions, release his lock, hips flew open, and he goes across his back in danger. ((B4)).  Tim Pierson

Walter "Geoff" Weichelt · !Confrence! I would like to have seen a Blue 4

Richard Chamberlain · video won't play

 

 

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

29 JUN 2021. ANSWER

ANSWER.  “My Opinion” as the JUDGE, I would offer R4.  Blue attacks with a two-on-one. As Blue begins an arm throw and drives towards the protection area.  As they reach the zone, Red body locks Blue and completely changes the direction of the attack from going left to throwing Blue back across his body to the right. Blue lands in danger.  ((R4)).  Tim Pierson

Walter "Geoff" Weichelt · I would offer R4

 

28 JUN 21. WOMEN’S WRESTLING. You are the JUDGE. Referee offered No Points. What is your call.

28 JUN 2021. 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