Discuss Olympic wrestling and the casual fan at the Freestyle & Greco-Roman Wrestling within the Wrestling Talk Forums; Originally Posted by Greco-ZAG
I will admit that Greco has always been my passision, but ...
Re: Olympic wrestling and the casual fan
I agree the system needs to be reworked. I hate they are adjusting the sport to gain more fans and ultimately turning people away. I noticed the announcers getting confused and not helping the fans by offering insight. Who is the play-by-play guy? My poor wife gets such an earful with me screaming "What did he just say?!" Rulon is there for star appeal, and he's not horrible, but he's not helping either. The 55KG finals was a mess.
Originally Posted by Greco-ZAG
In terms of a back to belly bodylock as a clinch, isn't freestyle pretty close with a deep hea don the outside single as a clinch? Why not ,make the whole sport just situation wrestling? For freestyle, it should not be a deep single (with a push out scoring) but at leats both guys should have an opportunity to score. But that woudl mean going toward Greco, where theer's one minute of neutral and then each guy gets a 30 sec clinch with a single.
Has anyone watched boxing? Sounds like their scoring system is wacked as well. For wrestling I just hate that they are changing the whole face of the sport, not just the scoring.
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