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The link below lays out some common wrestling terminology that anyone who's wrestled will know. Our HS coach had a unique one called "study hall commando". This was defined as a kid in school who was not in wrestling or basketball (just sittin in study hall) but was about the size of an open weight class and maybe was somewhat strong or athletic. The goal was to get him on the team to fill the spot for all the byes and maybe even some legitimate wins. The main idea was that you'd have a full lineup, not missing out on any byes and also not giving up the automatic 6 points for a bye to the other team (giving up a 5 point tech-fall is still better than a 6-point bye). Wondering if anyone else has some unique or funny ones that might be worth noting.

https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Features/2017/May/25/Glossary-of-Wrestling-Terms

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"Wrestling Room All-American."  Guy who can beat everyone in practice but when you take the mat out in the gym in front of a crowd just can't get it done; he loses to opponents the guys he beats in the wrestling have or would have beaten.

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57 minutes ago, Avashadt said:

The main idea was that you'd have a full lineup, not missing out on any byes and also not giving up the automatic 6 points for a bye to the other team (giving up a 5 point tech-fall is still better than a 6-point bye). 

Do you mean forfeit instead of bye? 

It is statistically better to not enter a wrestler into a tournament if they are not likely to win a match.

While it is statistically better to send out any warm body in a dual, rather than giving up a forfeit. 

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5 minutes ago, Pinnum said:

Do you mean forfeit instead of bye? 

It is statistically better to not enter a wrestler into a tournament if they are not likely to win a match.

While it is statistically better to send out any warm body in a dual, rather than giving up a forfeit. 

Good point. I guess i just normally use those terms interchangeably without considering the ramifications.

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"Short time." There are only a few seconds left in the match and you either 1) are down by 1 and you need to hurry up and score or 2) are up by one or two and you need to stall/not do anything stupid.

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Package deal - when a sought-after recruit won't go anywhere without his buddy, so the coaches offer them both, even if the friend is kinda sub-par athletically. Idk if this happens much in wrestling, but it's not uncommon in bball and football. I guess another version of this is when a kid gets recruited as a "package deal" with the presumption that his younger brothers or cousins or whatever will commit to the school too when the time comes.

 

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"Wrestle smart!" - encouraging the wrestler with a slim lead, with short time left, to stall/not take any risks

"He got jobbed!" or "He got Kesseled!" - unfairly penalized or otherwise screwed by an official

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"He got stuck by ..(common opponent).." This is meant to give you an idea how tough an opponent is or isn't. If he "got stuck (pinned) by" a guy you've beaten, your coach is reasonably expecting you'll pin or at least win a lopsided decision against this guy.

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2 and a T-shirt :  0-2 but got a souvenir at the meet

Oscar-  This is a term I learned that a youth club was using as a way to say "Act like you are doing something....key word ACT...as in get an OSCAR for ACTing,  not a stalling call.

Alabama Crab Dangle-   When you are at a middle school meet and you have a know it all snobby parent that doesn't know jack.  Yell this move when their kid is wrestling, or casually talk a bit louder to someone near that the kid should hit an Alabama Crab Dangle...it's not even a real thing,  but it is fun to get people to yell it.  

Kober-Time :  Named after NJCAA All American Jake Kober.   Make the signal for inhaler...even though you don't have asthma,  way to catch breath when you are a hwt that does just enough to get by. 

ILS- Imaginary Lat Syndrome.   The guys that puff up and strut,  but then get hammered in competition, which in turn deflates the puff.

 

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8 hours ago, Coach_J said:

"Wrestling Room All-American."  Guy who can beat everyone in practice but when you take the mat out in the gym in front of a crowd just can't get it done; he loses to opponents the guys he beats in the wrestling have or would have beaten.

I've known more than a few of these guys in my time as a coach. It's sad to watch.

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