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  1. First off, Bob Burda is not an official. He's the guy in charge of the Big 12 conference for wrestling. The officials have zero sayso in matters like these.
  2. How can you give loss of control when he still had a leg? I thought it was a great hold by the official and they reviewed it. Tough call in a tough environment, but most definitely the right call.
  3. How can you lose to someone outside of the Top 100 when there's only about 80 teams in Division 1?
  4. DT did a pretty solid job commentating, but my issue with the wrestling commentators, in general, is that they do not have a full and good understanding of the rules. DT made a comment during the 133 bout during a challenged TD call, that "there is no reaction time in college wrestling." That is absolutely NOT true. There is reaction time in every single situation except two: 1. Locked hands on the mat when in the offensive position 2. Rear Standing Hand Touch situation from neutral position The referees get a bad rep because of comments like that. In my opinion, anyone who is going to regularly commentate on college wrestling should be required to attend rules clinics and, perhaps, even pass the NCAA Officials exam each year.
  5. Reaction time exists in every situation except two: 1. Rear Standing Hand Touch Takedown (both wrestlers must be on their feet when one wrestler gains rear standing control and a hand touch occurs) 2. Locked Hands while on the mat Other than those two situations, reaction time applies.
  6. Unfortunately, that information hasn't been posted at this point and I'm not sure if it will be. That would be nice to see, though, I agree.
  7. At NCAA's: Total Reviews = 127 Coaches Challenges = 96 Officials Review = 32 Calls Overturned = 27 / 127 = 21.25% In other words, 1 out of every 5 reviews was changed. This information is right on FloWrestling website.
  8. Total Reviews = 127 Coaches Challenges = 96 Officials Review = 32 Calls Overturned = 27 / 127 = 21.25% In other words, 1 out of every 5 reviews was changed. This information is right on FloWrestling website.
  9. Total Reviews = 127 Coaches Challenges = 96 Officials Review = 32 Calls Overturned = 27 / 127 = 21.25% In other words, 1 out of every 5 reviews was changed. This information is right on FloWrestling website.
  10. This is 100% correct per the rule. The hand has to cross the mid-line of the back before the escape can be awarded.
  11. Neutral Danger is defined as this: If a wrestler exposes his back at 90 degrees or less (in nearfall criteria - shoulder down, within 4 inches of the mat, etc...) beyond reaction time, then the referee shall announce "Danger" AND corresponding color of the wrestler, then it's Danger 1, Danger 2, Danger 3. If the referee gets to the third count and the wrestler hasn't improved his position, then a 2 point takedown is awarded.
  12. The coaches did not throw a brick. The referees looked at the situation on their own. Also, there was about 2 seconds on the clock when the situation took place.
  13. What everyone is failing to understand in this situation is...the rules. The ref had to allow for reaction time in this situation because it is NOT a hand touch takedown situation since the action was already on the mat. The ref was too quick throwing up the two and right away went to his assistant to discuss the call. They both agreed that control was NOT established beyond reaction and, correctly, changed the call. It's not the most popular call of the tournament, but it was indeed the correct call. I personally know this official and he wants nothing more than to get every call right. He works his butt off to be one of the best and he is one of the best. Frankly, I'm surprised he didn't get a finals match.
  14. Folks, there is certain criteria for the Hodge Trophy and they are as follows: The main criteria for the determining the most dominant wrestler are: -record -number of pins -dominance -quality of competition. Secondary criteria are past credentials, sportsmanship/citizenship and heart which are used if the primary criteria are similar.
  15. Match Notes: 1. Referees did not decide this match 2. Reviews took so long because the system wasn't working properly - not because the refs were inept or indecisive 3. The wrestling was pretty good, but pretty conservative by both guys 4. The right calls were made on the locked hands situations 5. The hands to face call was a no brainer - you can't NOT make that call 6. Ugly match, but the refs did a pretty darn good job of managing a tough situation with (literally) things flying at them from all directions
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