Experimental Rules Designed To Limit Stalling Tactics Approved

Two Of The Rules Will Be Applied For The 2014-15 Season, While Two Others Will Be Used At Only One Wrestling Event.

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Wednesday approved four experimental rules in wrestling, including two that will be exclusively used at the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Classic Nov. 1 at the University of Pennsylvania.

The first experimental rule that will be implemented for the 2014-15 season focuses on a wrestler who is in an offensive position and locks or holds an opponent’s leg or legs and does not breakdown the opponent, execute an offensive move or work back up to the upper body for five seconds. That offensive wrestler will be called for stalling. Continue reading

NCAA proposes new team scoring component to determine wrestling team title

The NCAA has proposed a new method for determining team titles at Division I Wrestling Championships that would add a new team component in addition to the present method using points scored by individual wrestlers.

In its recommendation put forward earlier this month, as of the 2016 NCAAs, the team champion will be determined by a combination of points earned by individuals during the NCAA championships (what the NCAA refers to as “the individual component”) as well as team points earned through what is called a “team component” or a “dual team competition component.” Continue reading at www.examiner.com

NCAA Wrestling Rules Committee proposes three new experimental rules pending approval

The NCAA Wrestling Rules Committee recommended three experimental rules, including two that involve stalling, be implemented at the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Classic Nov. 1 at the University of Pennsylvania.

The committee met this month in Indianapolis. All rules proposals, including rules used on an experimental basis, must be approved by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel, which is scheduled to discuss wrestling recommendations during a conference call June 25. Continue reading

Mat-side video option approval among wrestling rules changes for 2013-14

INDIANAPOLIS — The Playing Rules Oversight Panel, which met via conference call Monday, approved making the mat-side video review rule an option for use beginning in the 2013-14 season.

There will be no mat-side video review in open tournaments.

Wrestlers will be allowed to go to their respective corner while the review is taking place. Continue reading at www.ncaa.com

Forfeits no longer affect high school wrestlers’ one-day limit

By Taylor Wilkerson National Federation of State High School Associations

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Effective with the 2013-14 season, forfeits in high school wrestling will no longer count toward a wrestler’s daily match limit. Currently, wrestlers are limited by rule to five matches in one day.

This change in Rule 1-4-2 was one of five rules changes made by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Wrestling Rules Committee at its April 8-10 meeting in Indianapolis. The changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors. Continue reading

Change on the horizon for NCAA wrestling

Changes are coming to college wrestling – and they could lead to monumental shifts in the landscape of the sport.

NCAA officials met Saturday with college coaches at the National Wrestling Coaches Association annual convention in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to discuss the growing push to turn the National Duals into an NCAA-sanctioned championship event, as well as the implementation of video replay next season on an experimental basis. Continue reading at blogs.desmoinesregister.com