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When evaluating the active/passive wrestler in Greco Roman, what three things should you be evaluating?
1. CONTACT. Who’s making contact?
2. HOOKING. Who’s trying to “hook”; under-hook, over-hook, body hook/lock, or arm hooking?
3. SETTING UP ATTACKS. Who’s using a hook to set up an attack?
Joel Sturtevant ·
1. Which wrestler is setting up and making attacks
2. Which Wrestler is creating hooking action, (under/over hooks, front headlocks, body locks)
3. Which wrestler is maintaining contact and which is trying to break contact.
Joseph Kasten ·
whose is controlling the center of mat / action
whose is aggressive / backing up
listening to verbal commands
You are the JUDGE. Red has executed a duck under and is behind Blue. Blue is in a quadpod position (On his hands and feet). The Referee offers R2. What is your call?
ANSWER: Article 39. No points. Quadpod does not meet takedown criteria. Three points of contact must be on the mat. Hands are not points of contact.
Joel Sturtevant · White Paddle - Quad pod does not meet takedown criteria- quadpod is only two points of contact, a takedown requires three. Until the head, a knee, torso etc makes contact with the mat; no takedown has occured yet.
Joseph Kasten white paddle,same reasons
You are the JUDGE. Red has secured a Merkel on Blue and is in a dominant position. The Referee offers R2. What is your call?
ANSWER: Article 39. White Paddle. The Merkel does not meet takedown criteria as the Offensive wrestler is not behind the hips.
Joseph Kasten · white paddle for the same reasons
Joel Sturtevant White Paddle - The Merkel Position does not meet the criteria for a takedown. Red must be behind or on top of Blues hips with 3 points of contact to score a takedown.
You are the CHAIRMAN. Red just scored a takedown (R2). Red is now on top working for a turn. Blue is underneath and stands up establishing a standing position. Red trips Blue forward back to the mat. The Referee offers R2. The Judge White Paddles the action. What is your call?
ANSWER: Article 39 = R2. Takedown. If the offensive wrestler secures a takedown and the defensive wrestler, under his/her own power, stands up (establishes a standing position) and attempts to escape or turn to face the offensive wrestler and the offensive wrestler returns the defensive wrestler back to the mat; this could be another takedown. Within international styles of wrestling, a wrestler is either Standing or in Parterre. “Neutral” is a specific folkstyle situation and does not apply to Freestyle & Greco-Roman