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    News High School Wrestling Rules Changes Announced for 2008-09

    The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Wrestling Rules Committee emphasized risk minimization and standardized procedures to assist both coaches and referees through 16 wrestling rules changes for the 2008-09 school year. Rules changes were made by the committee at its April 5-7 meeting in Indianapolis [...]

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    I like the change to the stalling rule. Hopefully, it'll be enforced on those wrestlers who's primary defense to a shot is to tie up the opponent's ankles, or arms and wait for a stalemate.

    I also like that they're now going with the same starting sequence (elbow last) as the NCAA on the mat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therick View Post
    I like the change to the stalling rule. Hopefully, it'll be enforced on those wrestlers who's primary defense to a shot is to tie up the opponent's ankles, or arms and wait for a stalemate.

    I also like that they're now going with the same starting sequence (elbow last) as the NCAA on the mat.
    Wow I like that a lot. I'm glad to see HS wrestling moving in that direction. It'll be good for kids to start preparing for the next level.

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    I'm sick and tired of the refs who let the wrestlers do referees position completely wrong. Their hand is clearly past the belly button, and their arm is not just above the elbow. Hopefully this will smack some consistancy in the faces of the refs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle N. View Post
    I'm sick and tired of the refs who let the wrestlers do referees position completely wrong. Their hand isclearly past the belly button, and their arm is not just above the elbow. Hopefully this will smack some consistancy in the faces of the refs.

    It's the palm, which extends to the base of the thumb. If the top wrestler has long fingers, it can apear that he's reaching too far over, but he still might be legal.
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    wow, they did away with the backflip defense. didn't see that coming but makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    It's the palm, which extends to the base of the thumb. If the top wrestler has long fingers, it can apear that he's reaching too far over, but he still might be legal.
    Some of the guys around here must either have 8" long fingers, or navels located near their kidneys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    It's the palm, which extends to the base of the thumb. If the top wrestler has long fingers, it can apear that he's reaching too far over, but he still might be legal.
    I see what you're saying, but yeah, I meant the palm. My bad. I meant like when their wrist is on the belly button and the refs just ignore it and continue the match, that's what irritates me.

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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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