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So … have foreign wrestling orgs requested shorter matches?

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There have been so many matches between the Olympics and Junior Worlds …. (Cadets too?) with Americans losing early but coming back and winning at end in part due to the foreign wrestler gassing but the American pouring it on. Amazing how often.  
 

So … will other countries be lobbying to shorten matches?

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14 hours ago, nom said:

There have been so many matches between the Olympics and Junior Worlds …. (Cadets too?) with Americans losing early but coming back and winning at end in part due to the foreign wrestler gassing but the American pouring it on. Amazing how often.  
 

So … will other countries be lobbying to shorten matches?

Cadet matches are only four minutes to begin with. 

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16 minutes ago, DuckFor2 said:

4 minutes is clearly too short, hell  elementary schools have longer matches

you should try to ref a greco match when someone has to be warned and put on the clock within 45 seconds...

it is the absolute worst particularly when it is real greco...

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35 minutes ago, JasonBryant said:

Before anyone flips out further about the time differences, Cadets here in the U.S. were four minutes prior to the three-period dark ages rule set, when I started going to Fargo in 1999. They're also four minutes here now in Fargo. 

no one was happy when the US decided to mirror the UWW cadet time periods...

it was a step backwards...

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I've been catching up on some of the wrestling at the Olympics, all styles. I think greco would benefit from shorter matches. Most of the scoring occurs from passivity or par terre situations. When greco gets to the mat, it's actually entertaining. The problem is it's a 6 minute match with most of that time dedicated towards the wrestlers in a chest-to-chest lock. This is boring from a viewing standpoint. So if the match was reduced by, say, 2 minutes. That's 2 minutes of chest-to-chest that's wiped away with more time of the overall match dedicated towards par terre scenarios. Maybe there'd be more urgency from the wrestlers since it's a shorter match. Thus more points possibly.

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