After watching wrestling all weekend I think one of the biggest problems with wrestling on this level is how often the match is stopped when they go out of bounds and how often that this used as a defense. Often both guys seem to circle to the edge and then count on going out of bounds to counter any offense.
Do others see this as a problem?
My thoughts on possible solutions:
1. One point push-out rule, similar to international wrestling. I like this becasue it prepares our guys for international wrestling. Also the few freestyle matches I have seen with the new rules, wrestlers stay inbounds, the matches finish a lot quicker, and push-out were not a deciding factor.
2. If the action starts inbound, let it continue even though both wrestlers go out of bounds. The move would have to be continous and I know there are safety considerations, but Judo has this rule and it works.
3. If wrestlers go out of bounds where one has a dominant position (i.e. single in the air) he gets one point. I believe they still have this rule in international.
4. Call fleeing the mat a lot more aggressively.