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    Lazy Ref's!!!

    I believe half of the ref's never wrestled or weren't very good if they did or they would know what an advantage it is when the top man sarts with a tight waist or in front of the elbow.

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    Default Re: High School Wrestling Rules Changes Announced for 2008-09

    I don't like the rule making the backflip an illegal escape from a standing position.

    I have never heard of anyone being injured from using this escape. To call it dangerous without cause seems like it is being over protective.
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    Chad Mendez would have won the national title under this stall rule of creating stale mates but they didnt call stalling so he just tried to break his ankle. lol

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    Default Re: High School Wrestling Rules Changes Announced for 2008-09

    Quote Originally Posted by ccbig View Post
    I don't like the rule making the backflip an illegal escape from a standing position.

    I have never heard of anyone being injured from using this escape. To call it dangerous without cause seems like it is being over protective.
    Probably no one has been injured yet because this move is new and unusual. The foremost consideration of the rules is safety and this move looks like a problem waiting to happen. This isn't college and it's better to be over protective than not protective enough. I think they did the right thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccbig View Post
    I don't like the rule making the backflip an illegal escape from a standing position.

    I have never heard of anyone being injured from using this escape. To call it dangerous without cause seems like it is being over protective.
    I'd say there's some room for interpretation here. I think there are ways to defend with a flip that is not a straight backflip.

    It's an exciting move that usually doesn't work, but is pretty exciting. I, too, have never seen anyone get hurt doing this.

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