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  1. FILA/UWW is ruining our sport and it is ridiculous! Why are we letting this corrupt/obsolete organization control the great sport of wrestling with weight class reduction and rules that go against common sense. Here's how we fix this situation: (in order of importance) 1) Implement the 14 high school wrestling weights (The good ones from ~2010: 103, 112, 119 etc). Weight classes need to make sense, and 132.25 does not make sense. 2) Make sure that only the wrestler in CONTROL can score. WHY are we awarding points for flipping, flopping, and locking hands!? LOCKING HANDS! 3) Change the World Championships to a 3 day event with weigh ins every morning, and with seedings and a FULL WRESTLE BACK. No more "repechage" to screw over Americans. Have long breaks between important rounds like the Quarters and the Semis, and broadcast it on ESPN. And have it in St. Louis EVERY YEAR! And if the "IOC" isn't on board with these changes, then FORGET THEM and we'll start our own World Championship. UWW, are you listening!???
  2. Per the official UWW rulebook (online source) At a local freestyle tournament, the (paid adult) officials told us that the attacking wrestler in parterre had to allow the defending wrestler a moment to "defend" the turn before scoring another action. What this actually means seems up to the official's interpretation (like reaction time in folkstyle).
  3. The UFC announced their new uniforms a couple days ago: http://www.ufc.com/media/official-ufc-fight-kit-launch-press-conference Apparently they can customize it as they wish, for instance, you can choose either compression or looser shorts, and you can even choose the length: http://www.mmafighting.com/2015/6/30/8871625/reebok-unveils-ufc-fight-kits-promises-performance-and-customization They're already cashing in, selling all the stuff in their store: http://www.reebok.com/us/ufc_fight_kits I can't help but wonder if the UWW will basically do the same thing with the new uniforms they're promising? I'll tell you one thing, if female wrestlers ditched the singlet and wore what Ronda Rousey wears, viewership would triple overnight.
  4. I was just navigating the new United World Wrestling website and found this. Apparently they don't want you calling them UWW.
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