I propose that the NCAA adopt the following style of wrestling, which combines the best traits of freestyle and folkstyle. (Yes, I made it up, and no I don't think the NCAA actually cares, but I wonder what you guys think of these hypothetical rules.)
Periods: 3 x 2 minute periods. !st period starts standing, 2nd period starts with one wrestler on top, 3rd period starts with other wrestler on top. No opting to start standing.
Scoring: Standard current freestyle scoring, with the following exceptions:
Any scramble where both wrestlers expose their backs without clear control shown by one wrestler is automatically scored 2-2 or 3-3. Hopefully this eliminates a lot of the controversy.
A pin must be held for 1 second to count, no roll-through pins.
Ground wrestling: top wrestlers gets 20 seconds on top. If he scores, clock resets.
Out of bounds: A wrestler on the out of bounds needs to make 100% effort to stay in bounds. ANY backing out of bounds on purpose = stalling. This goes for ground wrestling as well.
Stalling: Each of the following is considered stalling:
a) stepping out of bounds for any reason other than being forced out
b) taking more than 3 steps backward
c) failing to make a legitimate attack from standing in a 30 second period
d) blocking with the head or forearm.
e) avoiding contact with opponent to stand up, shake out arms, etc a la Jordan Leen
Stalling = 1 pt to the opponent.
Overtime = unlimited OT. First athlete to score wins. In the case of a 2-2 or 3-3 scramble the match continues. No clinches, referee's decisions or tiebreakers.
Optional Greco Rule:
In the "optional Greco" adaption wrestlers compete in Greco on the ground. Once a clear takedown is awarded, the referee informs the athletes that they can no longer use legs. This lasts until both athletes are back in a standing position.