Rules Of Wrestling
The rules of wrestling serve as the guiding principles that wrestling players need to adhere to when wrestling. The rules ensure that the game is legal and within the game principle where the player’s act, although they cause physical injuries to one another, are well guided with regulated rules to observe. Although wrestling rules may differ, all formats follow the following basic rules on wrestling:
- The time limit. The match includes three periods of two minutes each. The goal is to pin down one’s opponent within this time limit in order to win. In case when this is not achieved within the time frame provided a tie-breaker will run for one minute. This tie-breaker will be in a sudden death format.
- Scoring points. In the event that an opponent is not pinned down, the rules on wrestling provides a distinct scoring point system. The takedown which involves controlling the opponent down to the mat merits two points. Being free from the takedown is called escape and it is worth one point. Reversal happens when you take-over the opponent after you have escaped being pinned down that gives a wrestler two points. Two to three points are earned by the wrestler who manages to execute almost pinning down opponent on the near fall.
- Remembering penalty points. It is also included in the rules on wrestling that penalty points are to be given upon violation of the accepted techniques and movements in the game. These points are given to one’s opponent when there is an illegal hold, technical violations, unnecessary roughness, misconduct and incorrect position. Penalty points usually range from one to two points depending on severity and number of occurrence as the maximum number of penalty is only three otherwise greater than this calls for a disqualification of the wrestler.
- Team scoring in wrestling. This covers both individuals and team scoring. In most cases, the team is being scored by getting the total points that are scored by every member in their respective dual meets. Point system in dual meets includes six points for the fall where there is takedown for two seconds. Another six points when there is inability to resume the match (default) or when the opponent did not arrive on time for the competition (forfeit). There is also the disqualification which merits six points to the opponent and is caused by misconduct.
- Modifications on the rules on wrestling across the world. As wrestling becomes more popular across the globe especially in India, Japan, Greece and Italy, the rules on wrestling are constantly modified and changed. Every wrestler should know the applicable rules on wrestling to follow in every wrestling competition that they join.