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BFlatt

Intentional stepping on the foot-legal?

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Gentlemen, yesterday we had a situation in the finals of the sectional tournament. One of the participants was intentionally stepping on the foot of the other participant to gain an advantage from the neutral position. Since this is not a wrestling move, could this situation be called unsportsmanlike conduct? To me it is similar to a forearm to the face, poking in the eyes, or raking across the face. The refs doing the match stated that the rule book doesn't state that it is illegal, but my point was that it is unsportsmanlike. Any insight?

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It is illegal in freestyle and obviously Greco Roman wrestling, but not folkstyle.

Unless the athlete is attempting to injure his opponent, there is no penalty.

 

Tom Clark

IHSAA Rules Interpreter.

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Thanks Tom for your response. How would you determine if someone is trying to injure by stepping on the foot and what would you call in that situation? I see a definite possibility of an ankle or knee being injured if the foot is not able to turn because of over 200 lbs. on top of it.

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