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    Has anyone ever had 21 tech falls in one season? Anthony Robles in 28 matches has scored 21 tech falls. Where would he be if he wrestled 35-40 matches in a regular season?

    Other than Askren, I haven't seen anything like this before.
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    Tons of techs, but I think only one pin. Definitely a unique wrestler and a unique season.

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    Burroughs has 19 pins and techs plus 2 fft.s=21 and I believe only 2 decisions-the rest are majors. Against Spangler Sunday there was no score in the first and Burroughs still won 21-8-the guy Spangler was filling in for was ranked 8th .

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    David Taylor - 31 bouts, 14 TFalls 7 Pin Falls (21) and 9 majors - 30 of 31 for bonus points
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    Quote Originally Posted by RYou View Post
    David Taylor - 31 bouts, 14 TFalls 7 Pin Falls (21) and 9 majors - 30 of 31 for bonus points
    and his closest match is against 5th ranked Dong 9-3!
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    If they can't pin the opponent why give them a pass for scoring a lot of points? Make them wrestle the full time. Stopping the match short kills the chance the opponent can pull it out as Rob Rohn did with a pin a few years back. The goal in wrestling is a pin. Tech falls have many wrestlers avoiding it as they just try to pile up points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzyzx View Post
    If they can't pin the opponent why give them a pass for scoring a lot of points? Make them wrestle the full time. Stopping the match short kills the chance the opponent can pull it out as Rob Rohn did with a pin a few years back. The goal in wrestling is a pin. Tech falls have many wrestlers avoiding it as they just try to pile up points.
    I agree, zz, but I see it more as a mercy rule to keep the loser from being humiliated. I believe it was started around the time that Gene Mills was racking up lopsided wins. I believe that the goal of wrestling, especially folkstyle wrestling, is to pin, and anything that is not directly related to that goal (take 'em down and let 'em up; tilting) shouldn't be allowed, let alone rewarded. But I'm an old timer and I realize that things change. Pinning has taken a back seat to winning any way you can.
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