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    Default Stalling - good or bad?

    I was just having an argument with someone about whether stalling is a tactical part of wrestling. I saw someone literally lay flat and cover up his head with his arms and not move halfway through the 3rd period because he was up by 8 points. He almost (and should have) gotten DQ'ed in my opinion, but some people say "whatever it takes" to win. It just irks me when wrestlers don't wrestle hard from start to finish. Your thoughts?

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    Default Re: Stalling - good or bad?

    While I don't condone what you describe, wrestling defensively to protect a major isn't a bad idea.

    edit: did he get a stalling warning?

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    He got the warning and then two more calls and the period ended...

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    In my opinion Stalling is a weak and lazy way to wrestle. I understand protecting a lead but if you have an 8 point lead why not score more to protect it. Also most wrestlers that stall is because they are tired and not because they want to protect a lead. I know that the coaches I wrestled for would never condone stalling and would be upset if we didn't try to extend the lead. Every point counts. Again this is just my opinion

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    Horrable for the sport is stallers, those who dont make it happenm on the mat should leave it. Look at the UFC, they dont let guys fight who stall or go to the ground all the time and that crap is huge.

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    Default Re: Stalling - good or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by 106inarow View Post
    I was just having an argument with someone about whether stalling is a tactical part of wrestling. I saw someone literally lay flat and cover up his head with his arms and not move halfway through the 3rd period because he was up by 8 points. He almost (and should have) gotten DQ'ed in my opinion, but some people say "whatever it takes" to win. It just irks me when wrestlers don't wrestle hard from start to finish. Your thoughts?
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    Way, way, way back in the day, when I was wrestling high school, you got riding points. Let me be tied or 1 point up in the final round, and on top, and you never SAW a more active wrestler who did absolutely nothing. No way I was running any kind of a risk. Ride'em out for the last three minutes. You bet.

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    stalling= bad

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    Default Re: Stalling - good or bad?

    The ref should have moved faster on cautions, awarding point to the opponent for stalling, and finally a DQ if the wrestler continued stalling. Complete covering up, not opening up, etc. is not what wrestling is about.

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