Legitimate wrestling question

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Dirty Deeds, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. Dirty Deeds

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    Is anybody else turned off by the latest freestyle rules. I honestly believe that the coin toss decides the match, when 2 evenly matched wrestlers compete. Plus, a minute is not very much time to work an offense against a very good wrestler.

    I greatly preferred the single 5 minute period, then 3 minute OT, if there had not been 3 total points scored. I think there should have been more passivity penalties to prevent stalling. The other thing I would have changed, from that era, was eliminating judges. I think sudden victory overtime allows the best athlete to win.
     
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    FILA is ruining the sport of wrestling. I have no idea why they are still the governing body of freestyle and greco.
     
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    I would like to see wrestling go to all 5 minute periods, at least collegiate and above. Or 5-3-3. The 3-2-2 just is not enough with high level guys. High school varisty should be 3-2-2. I know would hurt the heavies but I wrestled 133 in college and I am a slow starter. I would have loved longer periods. I always performed much better at tournys and dual meets.

    And FILA is the bcs of wrestling.
     
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    I like your like you line of thought, but was referring to freestyle exclusively. I think 3-2-2 is just fine for college, especially considering the number of matches during "tournament season". I wrestled up at heavyweight semi-regularly, and don't see body weight as a legitimate excuse for lack of conditioning. I think lack of conditioning is lazyness, considering there are not injuries or other legitimate medical conditions. I was actually a pretty big fan of Tolly Thompson, years ago, because his technique and attacks were identical to smaller guys'.

    If you were more noticeably a slow starter, in college, I think that plays into my previous statement that one minute is not enough time to work an offense against a very good wrestler.
     
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    Yeah one minute is just crazy. I have not followed the rule changes since college. I do a few open tournys locally now.

    Did they say why they went to the one minute?
     
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    It's not one minute for the entire period, if there are no points scored in the first minute of each period, there is a coin toss to decide who gets to start with a deep single. After 30 more seconds the other guy gets the deep single. Whoever scored last in an period wins if the score is tied. I haven't watched since the 2008 Olympic Trials, because it was very uninteresting to me.
     

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