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  1. jlittlejohn

    Legal scissors?

    The leg cradle is not considered to be a head scissors and is therefore a legal hold/maneuver. However, as with any legal hold or maneuver, it may become necessary to stop; if it is deemed to be potentially dangerous and/or before it would become illegal due to any other criteria, i.e. beyond normal range of motion, restriction of breathing or blood flow, unnecessary roughness (punishing), etc. Here is the only exception to the rule stated above (7-17-5), please, refer to the picture and caption cited here for a clearer understanding... 2018-19 NFHS Wrestling Rules, page 78, picture 89 (caption) Rule 7-1-5... (7-1-5) This draping head scissor is legal because there is minimal pressure against the head or neck and the arm is included. My personal input... The key factors are; minimal pressure against the head or neck with the arm included. I look for the knees to remain bent and no pinching or restraining power of any kind. Think of it this way when considering the term "draping"; your drapes simply hang freely over you windows, therefore, the draping head scissor is the act of hanging freely around the head and neck with an arm included while applying minimal pressure. I will verbally caution the wrestler to "keep it legal" "don't apply any pressure around the head or neck", also, depending on the position and/or action I may stop it for potentially dangerous before it has a chance to become illegal.
  2. This spot has been filled. However, we do try to maintain a waiting list. So, if a coach is interested, they may submit their school to be placed onto the waiting list. In good sportsmanship, Jim Littlejohn
  3. jlittlejohn

    Bow and Arrow

    2018-19 NFHS Wrestling Rules, page 77, picture 83 (caption)... 7-1-5q The back bow is illegal as illustrated by application A clarification regarding the back bow If Nearfall criteria has yet to be met and the offensive wrestler grabs the leg and uses it to turn or attempt to turn his opponent it is to be immediately called as illegal and the match is to be stopped and one point is to be awarded to the defensive wrestler. If, on the other hand, the offensive man simply grabs the ankle but does not exert any pressure it should be stopped as potentially dangerous and you do not give him the opportunity to make it illegal. Once near fall criteria has been earned and the defensive man is on his back then the offensive wrestler may post the ankle as long as he does not exert any pressure or pull it towards the head. This would be considered potentially dangerous, however, it is up to the official's discretion as to whether or not he actually stops it or simply "watches" it, possibly even verbally cautioning the offensive wrestler with something along the lines of "keep it legal". As with all legal holds and/or potentially dangerous holds they can become illegal at any time. For instance, while in a pinning position if the offensive wrestler not only posts the leg but grabs it and pulls it forward then it is obviously illegal.
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    a few questions

    1) is green always “home” and is that a rule? Green has been traditionally designated for the home team in dual meets. This is in large part due to the design of scoreboards, specifically, because the "home" team on the left of the scoreboard is most often highlighted in green, while the "guest" team on the right is similarly highlighted in red. This is in line with the colored wristbands the officials wear to signal scoring. However, it is no longer mandatory and may be adjusted by the official. In recent years this has become more commonplace, for example, it only makes since to designate a visiting team wearing green and/or a home team wearing red, green and red respectively. Furthermore, in tournament competition, hand written or computer generated bout sheets may pre-designate wrestlers as "home"(green) and "guest"(red), however, it is easily changed on the sheets and with the widespread use of computerized scoring; i.e. Trackwrestling, Flowrestling, etc., it is now even easier. Basically, making red, red and/or green, green simplifies scoring for everyone; officials, scorers, coaches and spectators alike and is encouraged. 2) is the match over with the slap of the mat or the whistle? Example...an official at our HS tourney said today that in terms of if time is out or not you go by the whistle and not the slap of the mat. Actually, the match is terminated once the official recognizes that a fall has occurred. This obviously occurs prior to both the whistle and/or the slap of the mat. The whistle and/or the slap of the mat are simply apparatuses to signify that a fall has occurred. Naturally, there is a brief amount of "reaction time" for the official between recognizing the fall and signally it. 3) pertaining to a head scissors (with or without an arm): in what positions can there be a draping scissors? The only one I can think of is in an Iranian. I had an official tell me it was draping when both athletes were on their hip and the offensive wrestler was stepping over for a turk from the Iranian. Is there anything in the rule that says anything about pressure against the head? I am not seeing it. I understand that for a DRAPING scissor the rule states that pressure would have to be there. However, under illegal moves it says the straight head scissors (arm included or not) is illegal. There is nothing about pressure at all. 2018-19 NFHS Wrestling Rules, page 78, picture 89 (caption) Rule 7-1-5... (7-1-5) This draping head scissor is legal because there is minimal pressure against the head or neck and the arm is included. My personal input... The key factors are; minimal pressure against the head or neck with the arm included. I look for the knees to remain bent and no pinching or restraining power of any kind. Think of it this way when considering the term "draping"; your drapes simply hang freely over you windows, therefore, the draping head scissor is the act of hanging freely around the head and neck with an arm included while applying minimal pressure. I will verbally caution the wrestler to "keep it legal" "don't apply any pressure around the head or neck", also, depending on the position and/or action I may stop it for potentially dangerous before it has a chance to become illegal.
  5. Prefer teams with near, if not, complete rosters of the 22 weight classes (70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 155, 165, 180, 210, 240, 285). Teams must represent their affiliated schools as they compete scholastically during their regular season. Entries must be coordinated between the participating school(s) and Franklin Community Middle School. ENTRY FEE: $150 FORMAT: 5 ROUNDS = 5 DUALS FOR ALL (ON 8 FULL MATS) PRELIMINARY POOLS - TEAMS WILL BE SPLIT INTO 4 TEAM POOLS WRESTLING IN A ROUND ROBIN. (3 rounds) PLACEMENT - (4 TEAM BRACKET TOURNAMENT) TEAMS WILL MOVE INTO 4 TEAM BRACKETS (2 rounds) ACCORDING TO THEIR PRELIMINARY POOL PLACEMENT AWARDS: TEAM = PLAQUES FOR 1ST, 2ND AND 3RD PLACE INDIVIDUAL = OUTSTANDING WRESTLER (VOTED ON BY COACHES AND OFFICIALS) MATCH LENGTH: 3- 1 MINUTE PERIODS HIGH SCHOOL RULES WILL BE FOLLOWED WITH EXCEPTION OF PERIOD LENGTH (OVERTIME WILL BE FULL H.S. OT PERIODS) Returning teams (confirmed): Franklin Community (Host) Avon North Batchelor (Bloomington North & South) Bellmont Brownsburg East Brownsburg West Center Grove Creston-Raymond Park (Warren Central) Edgewood Franklin Central Pendleton Heights Perry Meridian Seymour New teams (confirmed): Champaign Edison (Illinois) Oldham County (Kentucky) TBD We have depleted our waiting list and are looking to fill the last vacancy for this year, ASAP. Please feel free to reply here or contact me directly at the following... Jim Littlejohn ljames946@aol.com 812-653-0598
  6. This is a very competitive event, for which; we prefer teams with near, if not, complete rosters of the 22 weight classes (70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 155, 165, 180, 210, 240, 285). NO COMBINED OR CLUB TEAMS. Teams must represent their affiliated schools as they compete scholastically during their regular season. Entries must be coordinated between the participating school(s) and Franklin Community Middle School. ENTRY FEE: $150 FORMAT: (5 ROUNDS) PRELIMINARY POOLS - TEAMS WILL BE SPLIT INTO 4 POOLS WRESTLING IN A ROUND ROBIN. (3 rounds) PLACEMENT - (4 TEAM BRACKET TOURNAMENT) TEAMS WILL MOVE INTO 4 TEAM BRACKETS (2 rounds) ACCORDING TO THEIR PRELIMINARY POOL PLACEMENT AWARDS: TEAM = PLAQUES FOR 1ST, 2ND AND 3RD PLACE INDIVIDUAL = OUTSTANDING WRESTLER (VOTED ON BY COACHES AND OFFICIALS) MATCH LENGTH: 3- 1 MINUTE PERIODS HIGH SCHOOL RULES WILL BE FOLLOWED WITH EXCEPTION OF PERIOD LENGTH (OVERTIME WILL BE FULL H.S. OT PERIODS) Returning teams (confirmed): Franklin Community (Host) Avon North Batchelor (Bloomington North & South) Bellmont Brownsburg East Brownsburg West Center Grove Central Creston (Warren Central) Edgewood Evansville Mater Dei Franklin Central Pendleton Heights Perry Meridian Seymour We have depleted our waiting list and will be looking to fill the two vacancies for this year ASAP, however, if you are interested and not selected for this year's event you may be placed onto the waiting list for subsequent years. Please feel free to reply here or contact me directly at the following... Jim Littlejohn ljames946@aol.com 812-653-0598
  7. 2015 Grizzly Super Duals @ Franklin Community Middle School Saturday January 24, 2015 Wrestling starts at 9:00 Participating Schools... Franklin Community Evansville Mater Dei Perry Meridian Yorktown Mishawaka Bellmont Avon (North) Center Grove Doe Creek (New Palestine) Highland Hills (Floyd Central) Batchelor (Bloomington South) Edgewood
  8. jlittlejohn

    Singlet

    Following are the rules pertaining to your question. Keep in mind that these items should be presented at all weigh-ins to be inspected by the officials and approved prior to each competition... 2014-15 NFHS Wrestling Rules Book Rule 4-1-1 (p. 15) ART. 1 . . . Wrestlers shall wear: a. a one-piece singlet cut no lower in the back or front than the level of the armpits and under the arms no lower than one-half the distance between the armpit and the belt line. If sufficient reason is determined by the referee, a tight-fitting, short-sleeved or sleeveless undershirt of a single, solid color unadorned with no more than one manufacturer’s logo/trademark/reference may be worn under the one-piece singlet; ... ... Full-length tights with stirrups are acceptable under a one-piece uniform. Any other undergarment that extends beyond the inseam of a one-piece uniform shall be a tight-fitting, single solid color, unadorned and shall not extend below the knee. ART. 2 . . . Any manufacturer's logo/trademark/reference that appears on the wrestling uniform, including legal hair covering can be no more than 2¼ square inches with no dimension more than 2¼ inches and may appear no more than once on each item of uniform apparel. An American flag, not to exceed 2 by 3 inches, and either a commemorative or memorial patch, not to exceed 4 square inches and with written state association approval, may be worn.
  9. jlittlejohn

    ISWA Folkstyle State Team Competiton

    After removing all teams with less than 8 members and the designated "Acadamies" the remaining teams will simply be split into 3 classes of as nearly equal number of teams as possible.
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    RULON GARDNER IS COMING...

    RULON GARDNER IS COMING TO ISWA KID’S FOLKSTYLE STATE FINALS MARCH 8TH & 9TH at Ben Davis High School 2000 Olympic Champion 2001 World Champion 2004 Olympic Bronze Medalist Don't miss this opportunity to meet and greet one of the greatest wrestlers of our time!
  11. Great to hear! Nick is such a super kid, nice to hear that he is having some success and getting to continue his wrestling career. I think it is awesome how you are contributing to that success. Best wishes on continued success for you both!
  12. jlittlejohn

    freakin' peewee...

    Maybe it was in the brownies. Should've stuck with the "Blueberry Muffin Man"! From Dave's Facebook... Dave Herman Out of UFC 136; Says Positive Marijuana Test to Blame, but Denies Use By Matt Erickson MMA writer A heavyweight tussle at UFC 136 next week has been scrapped from the main card, and a featherweight rematch has been bumped up to take its place. The UFC announced Wednesday that a bout between Dave "Pee Wee" Herman and Mike Russow is off because Herman had to withdraw, and Leonard Garcia vs. Nam Phan has moved up from the preliminary card to the pay-per-view slot. But later Wednesday, Herman told Clinch Gear Radio that it was a failed preliminary drug test that knocked him out of the bout, saying he tested positive for marijuana ? but denying any use of the banned substance. Additionally, a source close to Russow's camp told MMA Fighting that marijuana was indeed the culprit. "I'm still trying to figure it out myself," Herman told hosts Jeff Dotseth and Stephen Quadros. "Basically, they said I failed my drug test. I went in to get my drug test. A week later, they called and said they lost my urine specimen and I had to come back in and redo it. And I came back in and they said I failed it. It's impossible." Herman (21-2, 1-0 UFC) denied any use of marijuana: "I don't even smoke. I haven't even had a beer in two months." Herman told the show the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, which regulates MMA in the state, initially said he failed a first test, then failed a second for steroids. He also said the commission asked him to take a second test because it lost his first sample. Herman won his UFC debut in June with a comeback win over Jon Olav Einemo that won Fight of the Night honors. The Indiana native has been training with Team Quest. Herman started his MMA career 15-0 with 15 stoppages ? 14 in the first round, including a 3-0 stint in EliteXC. Russow (14-1, 1 NC, 3-0 UFC) beat Jon Madsen in March after a long injury layoff. A source close to Russow's camp told MMA Fighting the heavyweight does not yet have another fight booked. Garcia and Phan's rematch moves from the prelims up to the pay-per-view. The two fought at the TUF 12 Finale last December with Garcia winning a controversial split decision and Fight of the Night honors. Garcia was unsuccessful in March in another rematch from a controversial split decision win when he was submitted by Chan Sung Jung. Phan is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Mike Brown at UFC 133 in August. UFC 136 takes place Oct. 8 at the Toyota Center in Houston. It will be the promotion's first trip to Houston since UFC 69. The show, which will be preceded by a UFC Fan Expo on Oct. 7-8, features a pair of title fights ? the rematch between lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard, plus a featherweight title bout between champ Jose Aldo and Kenny Florian.
  13. jlittlejohn

    Rules on knee braces

    Rule 3-1-5 The legality of all equipment, including mats, markings, uniforms and special equipment, pads and taping, shall be decided by the referee. A referee's time-out shall be declared for the purpose of correcting legal equipment which becomes illegal or inoperative through use. Rule 4-3-1 Special equipment is defined as any equipment worn that is not required by rule. Any equipment which does not permit normal movement of the joints and which prevents one's opponent from applying normal holds/maneuvers shall not be permitted. Any equipment which is hard and/or abrasive must be covered and padded. Electronic communication equipment that permits communication between coach and contestant during competition is not permitted. Special equipment includes, but is not limited to: hair coverings, face masks, braces, supports, eye protection and socks.
  14. There have been a number of changes in sites for this year?s tournament series at the sectional and team regional levels. I know some of these sites may rotate back and forth with alternating hosts. My information was gleaned from cross-matching the Mat Burns list with that from the IHSAA website. Following are the changes that I noticed? Sectionals 22. Shelbyville ? Warren Central 23. Tri ? Shenandoah 24. Franklin County ? South Dearborn Team Regionals 4. Peru ? Logansport 5. North Montgomery ? Zionsville 6. Greencastle ? Martinsville 7. Seymour ? Shelbyville 8. Jasper - Southridge
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    Schools not in a conference

    Milan is a member of the Southern Indiana Wrestling Conference (SIWC). This is a strictly a wrestling conference established for schools that belong to general conferences that do not have enough wrestling programs within their established conferences to support a conference wrestling tournament. Schools included are? Charlestown, Anderson, Milan, Paoli, Southwestern (Hanover), Forest Park, Mitchell, Scottsburg, New Washington, Christian Academy, Eastern (Pekin), Oldenburg Academy, Providence, Crawford County, and Salem The conference tournament was held this past Saturday at Southwestern (Hanover). Broad range across the southern part of the state, east central region to southwestern region.
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