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Why is Jordan Burroughs the only US men’s Medalist at the World Championships!?
The 2013 Fila World Championships in Budapest, Hungary are in the history books. Let’s be honest, the results are not very comforting for the US.
Let’s take a look:
Men’s Freestyle Team Standings
Men’s Greco Team…Continue
You will make mistakes. If you can learn from your mistakes, you will get better every time you step on the mat.
If you know you have made a mistake, and can correct it, correct it quickly.
Some mistakes you can not correct, such as an inadvertent whistle. Let the wrestlers, and both coaches know that it was an inadvertent whistle, apologize, and inform all parties how it will be handled. If you admit your mistakes, coaches will realize you know how to…
There is great information in the rule book every year about being an official, but this post is about the things you may not think of till it is too late. Let’s start with the uniform.
Gray/Black pinstriped shirt.
Black whistle on a black lanyard
Red and Green wristbands
Red and green flip disc.
With the shirt, there is no cheap alternative. I usually get mine from…
The most significant rule change is on stalling.
First call is a warning.
Second call is one point
Third call is one point.
fourth call is two points, plus choice of positions for your opponent.
Next call is a disqualification.
Hopefully this extra penalty at the fourth call will grab all of the wrestlers attention, and cut down on stalling. My fear is that it may cause officials to freeze up and…