Freestyle/Greco rules, please explain.
I used to wrestle freestyle and greco both, I really enjoyed them. I understand the back exposure, takedown scoring, and touch falls, what I don't understand are the new rules and the way that the periods work.
- Is there supposed to be a break between periods like boxing or should it move from one to the next like collegiate wrestling?
- If a fall (touch or tech) is secured is the entire match over or just the respective period?
- "The ball grab" when is it used and how is it different from the Clinch (how Rulon scored his point)?
- What are the other major changes since 2000?
Originally Posted by Flop The Nuts
Re: Freestyle/Greco rules, please explain.
Here's a link to the 2009 USAW Guide to Wrestling. On pg. 45, the procedures for the Greco-Roman Ordered hold are laid out.
There is no "ball grab" (we like to call it random draw ) in GR, only FS.
There is a 30-second rest between periods. You must win 2 out of 3 periods to win the bout.
A fall will always determine the bout, at any point during the match. (pin=win)
The only other majour change you need to be aware of is the step-out. If you step out of bounds, your opponent will be awarded a point. This does not apply however, if you happen to step out of bounds, while you successfully (i.e., score points) attempt a technique that you initiated in-bounds.
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