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Refs, Formats, and misc. Concerns

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#1 Stalling is not a part of the sport, its is the responsibilty of both men to work, Riding is not a part of High School wrestling. If 2 people are working and there is no advantage , then why not restart? why watch 2 people just lay there. If a guy has a lead why should he just be able to coast, why if a guy has a lead should be called for stalling.

#2 Takedowns are the standard if Olympic wrestling, no one has ever ben able to win matches with out being able to take someone down on a higher level. wrestling as evolved from the bibical days where 2 men would wrestle in a field for days. Yes , being able to pin someone is a great accomplishment but beating the best will always require takedowns and escapes.

#3 If you feel the need to watch old wrestling, there is a festival in Turkey every year where they wrestle in a field for days in leather pants until there is one winner. If you like wrestling, remember the matches are now 6 - 9 minutes and you have to wrestle not stall and the best way to score is winning takedowns

Bigedcoach don't forget about I'm tired and need a break time.Most coaches and wrestlers don't know that this is in the rule book, they think its used for injury time oh wait it is called injury time, my bad. I can't stand when wrestlers use this to get a breather and then come out with a flury. Not much a ref can do about this.

I also believe that refs need to be harder on stalling and call it more often especially in january and Feb. They can start off slow in Dec but come Jan start nailing wrestlers.

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Why doesn't each Region just designate a head referee that is required to come and critique "x" number of matches in their Region before Christmas, then be required to critique "x" number of matches from a different Region before the post season. I'm sure most peoples first question is how do these refs get paid if they are critiquing others. My solution is that they be used as the "extra" ref at these tournaments and be allowed to be the 2nd official on the mat at anytime during the tournament. After each of the head refs have completed their assignments for the first part of season, they could meet and discuss issues. When they finish their assignments for the second part of the season, they could come together and make nominations for the most worthy officials to do the post season. Just a suggestion, nothing more, nothing less.

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Why doesn't each Region just designate a head referee that is required to come and critique "x" number of matches in their Region before Christmas, then be required to critique "x" number of matches from a different Region before the post season. I'm sure most peoples first question is how do these refs get paid if they are critiquing others. My solution is that they be used as the "extra" ref at these tournaments and be allowed to be the 2nd official on the mat at anytime during the tournament. After each of the head refs have completed their assignments for the first part of season, they could meet and discuss issues. When they finish their assignments for the second part of the season, they could come together and make nominations for the most worthy officials to do the post season. Just a suggestion, nothing more, nothing less.

Most schools complain about paying one ref. no way they will agree to pick up the tab on a second ref.

I honestly think the kwoa is working to make officiating better as a whole in ky. Just give it some time and every region will be seeing better officials in the near future.

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ok...I know I am late on this topic. but here goes. Each region should have an assigning secretary and part of their duties could be to evaluate the Referees. Or you could have a position called supervisor of officials. Each official should pay a fee to go to the assigning secretary or the supervisor of officials for the work that they do throughout the year. That is how they do it in football. I know we are not as organized as football is, but I still think it could work. There are a lot of things that football does with the officials that wrestling could benifit from.

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