Collegiate Wrestling Rules and Terms

Basic Rules

  • You have 3 two minute periods
  • The first period starts in neutral position
  • The second period the ref flips a coin and whoever wins gets to choose to go neutral, top, or bottom for the next period. Or you can defer and your opponent gets to choose
  • The third round the wrestler who hasn’t chosen yet gets to choose neutral, top, or bottom
  • You can lock around someones waist only if you and your opponent are in a standing position. When your on the ground if your going to lock around someones waist you have to lock around one of his arms as well
  • Just like the waist if you want to lock around someones neck you have to lock around one of their arms also
  • No slamming
  • Before and after the match you shake your opponents hand and after the match you go and shake your opponents coaches hands

Scoring Points

  • Takedown = 2 points
  • Escape = 1 point
  • Reversal = 2 points
  • Near Fall for 2 continuous seconds = 2 points
  • Near Fall for 3 continuous seconds = 3 points
  • Penalty 1st violation = 1 point to other wrestler
  • Penalty 2nd violation = 1 point to other wrestler
  • Penalty 3rd violation = 2 points
  • Penalty 4th violation = disqualification

Other Terms

  • Pin = holding opponents shoulder blades to mat for 2 continuous seconds
  • Tech Fall = having 15 points more than your opponent which means you automatically win

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