Making The Call ...Do you have a question regarding wrestling rules and their interpretations?
In an effort to promote a fuller understanding of the rules of our sport, Dr. Bill Welker will field your inquires and reply on this page. Dr. Welker is an active Wrestling Official and experienced in wrestling rules interpretation.
SLAMS Slams are extremely dangerous and every attempt must be made to remove them from wrestling. It is the responsibility of wrestlers, coaches and referees to avoid slams. Wrestlers must return opponents to the mat safely after a lift and must realize a slam may be called on wrestlers in the neutral, top or bottom position. Which wrestler’s knees hit the mat first is irrelevant in determining whether or not a slam has occurred. The key is whether or not a wrestler is returned to the mat unsafely due to the overuse of force. Coaches bear the responsibility of teaching their wrestlers to return opponents to the mat safely and instructing their wrestlers not to perform lifts for which they are not adequately skilled. They must never intentionally bring an opponent to the mat with excessive force. When possible, referees must attempt to prevent slams by reminding wrestlers of their responsibility to return opponents to the mat safely from any position. Referees shall stop the wrestling action to avoid an imminent slam whenever possible. Referees must call slams without delay. It is not acceptable to determine whether a wrestler is injured by a slam before making the call. Intentional attempts to injure a wrestler by slam shall be called flagrant misconduct.Thank you for your time.
1. The Principal must give the okay.January 13, 2012
2. The school team must not have a match the same day.
3. You can not wear the school uniform in club-type competitions.
"10. The Middle School/9th Grade wrestling programs will still utilize the Certified Minimum Weight Permit Forms. They must continue to weigh-in at their certified minimum weight 50-percent of their matches. Should they weigh-in two weight classes above their certified minimum weight, the wrestlers would then be recertified at the next higher weight. After being certified, wrestlers cannot ask to be certified a second time."We have at least three wrestlers in our county championship who dropped a weight class lower than they have been wrestling all season. To me it says those wrestlers are not eligible to wrestle that lower weight unless at least half of their weigh-ins(not matches) have been at the weight they are dropping to for the championship tourney. Is that how you would interpret it?