The rule book states that you will make every effort to remain inbounds, and if a wrestler goes out of bounds intentionally to avoid wrestling or being scored on fleeing the mat shall be called.
They start in the middle are to make every effort to remain in bounds during the action of wrestling. Now when the wrestlers get to the edge, the official has to ask himself hwo we got there.
If the action took them there, that isn't a problem, but more times than not we get to the edge because one or both wrestlers use it as a safety net to bail out if they get in trouble.
It has been said if the official allows the wrestlers to work the edge, he is going to have more tuff calls and you people will be on here and complain that to much fleeing is called or not enough is called.
To much stalling is called or not enough is called, but I guess that is the nature of the beast.
If the official doesn't call stalling, or fleeing the mat he is telling him self I don't want to determine the out come of the match. Well if you allow a wrestler to flee to avoid being scored on, you just decided the out come by allowing one wrestler to run dive or take his opponent out of bounds.
If you allow a wrestler to back out, block off and do nothing offensively, and don't call any thing, you just allowed that wrestler to win by not pressing the issue.
Take stalling and fleeing out so the official doesn't have to call it and then you can set in the stands and watch paint dry, or put the zone rule into High School wresting and penalize the wrestler that steps into the zone area.