From what I have seen, some type of out of bounds penalty should be implemented in college.
I stand corrected!! For some reason I thought the pushout rule had been implemented last year! I think we need to take it one step further and implement this in both High school and College.
First I brought it up, but I don't teach it. Why? Because I am a freestyler first type guy and it is counter to freestyle. But, it is very effective.
Second, you guys talk about people running instantly to the edge. If that is what a coach teaches then that isn't a very good coach, and should be a pretty easy call for an official to make. You teach it to let the action go to the edge, even have your wrestler look like they are trying to circle in, but actually sort of stay sideways to the edge, and then let the counter action take TD attempts out of bounds.
Third, what I mentioned in #2 seems to be very come in the highest levels of collegiate. So apparently even though us purests hate it, it is nonethless very common because those coaches want to win, and especially if you have a wrestler not quite as good as another wrestler, it is the smart strategy.
You are correct I did see it from a post you had made and I thought it would be a good discussion topic. In the earlier thread your suggestion was good according to the situation proposed. This thread was for discussion only!!
If it's only about winning, a coach can teach whatever he wants. If it's about learning to compete honestly and aggressively, a coach has no business teaching kids to play the edge.
Club him and jack him up with an underhook if he wants to play the edge. Move him around. His edge can now be your edge with a free shot. If the set-up doesnt work you are now out of bounds
Fair enough.... but at what level is it "okay" to teach the stategy that will win?
A non wrestling example.... Mexico is passionate about futbol. They have a huge population base with many talented athletes who are skilled at the sport. But they get worked every world cup. Why? Because they play a game where playing it "pretty" or within a style that is what "futbol" is supposed to be is paramount, over of playing to "win".
I think in wrestling Americans can be the same as Mexico is in futbol. We would rather lose pretty than win. I am just not that way.