Bonus Points and Stall Calls
I've been thinking about ways that international wrestling can encourage its athletes to score more points (especially in greco). It's my understanding that international wrestling used to have pretty aggressive stalling penalties, which worked pretty well but gave too much power to officials. I wonder if rewarding teams for scoring lots of points, like they do in the NCAA's, might work. From the limited folkstyle wrestling I've watched, I feel like the bonus point system does a great job in encouraging superior wrestlers to light up inferior ones, but has limited value in encouraging two stars to wrestle each other aggressively.
Thoughts? Do bonus point incenitves make wrestling more exciting? While we're at it, do stalling calls make wrestling (in the standing position) more exciting?