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    Default Rule changes -- no more nude weigh-ins

    http://www.ncaa.org/wps/ncaa?key=/nc...8_09_ncaa_news

    In wrestling, referees will say ?set? to the defensive and offensive starting positions before the whistle sounds for the participants to begin competing. Previously, officials were instructed only to ensure a pause before blowing the whistle to start the competition. Adding the verbal command should decrease false starts and enhance the competitive equity of the match.

    Weigh-ins will also be conducted differently next season. All contestants will be required to wear a suitable undergarment such as briefs, boxers, shorts or a competition singlet when they step on the scale.

    Overtime rules have also been tweaked. In the event a wrestler takes a second injury timeout at the beginning or during overtime, the non-injured wrestler will get the choice of position after the opponent?s second injury timeout.

    This change gives the non-injured wrestler the opportunity to win in overtime by riding the opponent for one minute in any sudden-victory period, or for at least one minute in the tiebreaker periods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestater View Post

    This change gives the non-injured wrestler the opportunity to win in overtime by riding the opponent for one minute in any sudden-victory period, or for at least one minute in the tiebreaker periods.
    Seems more likely that the non-injured wrestler takes down and escapes for the win.

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    The weigh-in change will help tournament directors with where and how the weigh-ins will be conducted.
    Champions are made while no one is watching.

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    Default Re: Rule changes -- no more nude weigh-ins

    Yes...very true. They no longer have to make an announcement for fanforlife to leave the building during weigh-ins at, for instance, Cliff Keen Las Vegas (perhaps other places too, but that was the only time I heard them asking for ladies to leave of the events I attended last year).

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