Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
UM158

I have a great rule change!!!!

Recommended Posts

Here's another idea I don't think has been documented. I think this will kill 2 birds with 1 stone: (1) make riding less boring and (2) increase risk taking and the # of takedowns.

 

Everyone is aware of the Ultimate Tiebreaker (UTB) in HS wrestling, which is a 30-second period. If the top man prevents an escape, he gets a point; if the bottom man escapes, he gets a point. This 3rd overtime is almost always exciting, even when they do go out of bounds 3x.

 

What if we incorporated this same 30-second ride-out philosophy after a takedown? Upon a takedown, the top man then has 30-seconds to ride (or turn) to get an additional takedown/riding point. A takedown would be worth 1; a takedown plus 30-second ride would be worth 2.

 

A key point of this is having takedowns worth 1. You don't get that second takedown point until you ride for 30 seconds. It might sound counter-intuitive, because takedowns are so hard to come by, but it minimizes the risk of shooting and will create action. Guys will be more offensive knowing that if they mess up they can always escape & even things back out. But the scramble to get that escape in 30-seconds will be intense, much like the UTB. If there's no escape, well, you're down 2-0 just like it is now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...