New regulations for wrestling

The 2019 Armed Forces Wrestling Championship held at the Soto Physical Fitness Center at Fort Bliss, Texas from 23-24 February featuring the top wrestlers in the United States from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.  (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class J.E. Veal)

Petty Officer 2nd Class J.E. Vea

The 2019 Armed Forces Wrestling Championship held at the Soto Physical Fitness Center at Fort Bliss, Texas from 23-24 February featuring the top wrestlers in the United States from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class J.E. Veal)

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The nfhs has introduced new safety regulations and rules to keep the competitive game alive. After matches, players will be able to get extra time to evaluate injuries, as well as an extra five minutes for possible concussions. Besides these more important regulations, the wrestling rules committee has brought forth 16 more guidelines to include in the deal, all of which have been approved
. One change geared to increase the effectiveness of wrestling, stalling has been removed from the progressive penalty chart and will be penalized separately. In Rule 8-1-4, a warning is given for the first stalling penalty. The opponent will be granted one match point on the second and third offenses, two points and choice of position on the next restart for the fourth offense. A fifth offense will result in disqualification.

“By removing stalling from the progressive penalty sequence, officials will be able to penalize wrestlers more freely without complicating the matter when it is combined with other penalties,” said Elliot Hopkins, director of sports and student services and liaison to the Wrestling Rules Committee. “Removing the stalling call from the penalty progression will allow officials more freedom to call stalling earlier, more consistently and without hesitation when they feel it is warranted.” In other changes, Rule 7-3-1 states that “when referee feels that either wrestler has failed to make every effort to stay inbounds during an imminent scoring situation, the offending wrestler shall be penalized for fleeing the map. . .”
According to the 2017-18 NFHS High School Athletics Participation Survey, wrestling is the seventh-most popular sport for boys with 245,564 participants in thousands of schools. In addition, there were 16,562 girls who participated in wrestling . Here’s to hoping that these new rules will give the players a more enjoyable experience.