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1 Take Part. Get Set For Life.™ National Federation of State High School Associations Wrestling Rules Changes

2 NFHS Wrestling Rules Each state high school association adopting these NFHS wrestling rules is the sole and exclusive source of binding rules interpretations for contests involving its member schools. Any person having questions about the interpretation of NFHS wrestling rules should contact the wrestling rules interpreter designated by his or her state high school association. The NFHS is the sole and exclusive source of model interpretations of NFHS wrestling rules. State rules interpreters may contact the NFHS for model wrestling rules interpretations. No other model wrestling rules interpretations should be considered.

3 Legal Hair Cover Rules 4-2-1, 4-3-1a Effective in , a legal hair cover shall be attached to the ear guards.

4 Bad Time Rules 5-1-1, The bottom wrestler with the red leg band was supposed to start the second 30-second tiebreaker in the top position, but the opponent was given the top position instead. The result is bad time.

5 Bad Time Rules 5-1-1, The bottom wrestler with the red leg band was supposed to have the choice to start the ultimate tiebreaker, but the opponent was given the choice instead and chose the top position. The result is bad time.

6 Tournament Advancement Rule If two wrestlers in the championship bracket simultaneously cannot continue the match due to both being disqualified for stalling or having their injury or blood time elapse, the wrestler who is leading on points at the time the match is terminated will continue in the consolation bracket. If the match is tied at the time of termination, the wrestler who scored the first point(s) in the match (first three periods, or first or second 30-second tiebreaker) will continue in the consolation bracket. If no points were scored, neither wrestler will continue.

7 Take Part. Get Set For Life.™ National Federation of State High School Associations Wrestling Editorial Changes

8 Unnecessary Roughness (NEW) Signal Chart - #26 A new signal has been created for Unnecessary Roughness. The fist is extended straight out with elbow not bent and the hand in a fist. Which arm is used depends on which wrestler is being penalized.

9 Default/Technical Fall/Disqualification (NEW) Signal Chart - #27 A new signal has been created for a Default, Technical Fall or Disqualification. The arms are crossed in front of the chest.

10 Entries Rule NOTE  EDITORIAL CHANGE FOR for Team Advancement Tournaments:  NOTE: All wrestlers must weigh-in each day of the multiple-day event and they must weigh-in at the same weight class each day of the event. A wrestler is only eligible for two weight classes during a multiple-day, team-advancement tournament, and those two weight classes are determined at the first day weigh-in and cannot change during the remainder of the event.

11 NFHS Wrestling Editorial Changes  Mat Area Diagrams Further clarified the markings on the mat adjusted some of the dimensions in the diagrams.  Removed the Note and added to the rule that the legal hair cover shall be attached to the ear guards. Also added “legal” before “hair cover.”  4-3-1a Added to special equipment rule that legal hair coverings must be attached to the ear guards.  Clarified when bad time occurs with regard to time.  5-18 Added the reference to Photo 11 to assist with illustrating out of bounds situations.  Reorganized the rule dealing with correction of errors in positioning wrestlers and expanded the Note.

12 NFHS Wrestling Editorial Changes  Clarified in the rule that any contestant reporting to the scorer’s table not properly equipped or not ready to wrestle is a technical violation,  9-2-2b Added “opposing” before “head coach.” This was omitted from the Rules Book.

13 Take Part. Get Set For Life.™ National Federation of State High School Associations Wrestling Points of Emphasis

14 NFHS Wrestling Points of Emphasis 1.Avoiding Wrestling and Encouraging Wrestling in Center of Mat 2.Preventing False Starts from Creating Injuries – Preventive Officiating 3.Legal Hair Coverings 4.Cleaning Wrestling Mats and Wrestling Equipment 5.Authority/Responsibility of the Off-Mat Referee to call Flagrant/Unsportsmanlike Conduct

15 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC POINT OF EMPHASIS Avoiding Wrestling and Encouraging Wrestling in Center of Mat Good wrestling action requires both wrestlers to make an honest attempt to stay within the wrestling area. PlayPic ®

16 Preventing False Starts from Creating Injuries – Preventive Officiating

17 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC POINT OF EMPHASIS Legal Hair Coverings All wrestlers weighing in must meet the grooming standard, which requires the hair to meet certain length and abrasive standards. All competitors must meet this standard or wear an appropriate cover. This legal hair cover must be worn to the weigh-in for the referee’s approval and then removed prior to stepping on the scale. PlayPic ®

18 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC POINT OF EMPHASIS Cleaning Wrestling Mats and Wrestling Equipment Cleaning wrestling mats with an effective disinfectant helps prevent outbreaks of communicable diseases. PlayPic ®

19 Authority/Responsibility of the Off-Mat Referee to Call Flagrant/Unsportsmanlike Conduct

20 Take Part. Get Set For Life.™ National Federation of State High School Associations Wrestling Rules Reminders

21 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Equipment Rules 1-1-3, 4-3-1, 4-3-6, Electronic devices may be used by coaches in the coaching area. Dual Meet: Legal PlayPic ® Tournament: Legal

22 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Equipment Rules 1-1-3, 4-3-1, 4-3-6, Coaches may share information on electronic devices with wrestlers during injury time-outs. PlayPic ® Legal

23 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Equipment Rules 1-1-3, 4-3-1, 4-3-6, Coaches may not use electronic devices to discuss a call. PlayPic ® Illegal

24 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Equipment Rules 1-1-3, 4-3-1, 4-3-6, It is illegal to use a bullhorn or other devices to communicate with a wrestler during a match. PlayPic ® Illegal

25 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Match Limits Rules 1-4-3, 5-13, Forfeits are no longer considered as matches wrestled when considering the five matches in one day limit for competition. PlayPic ®

26 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Artificial Limbs Rule If a wrestler chooses to weigh-in with an artificial limb (A), the wrestler shall wear the artificial limb during competition at all times (B). PlayPic ® A B

27 Representation Rule 1-4  Rule 1-4-3: No wrestler shall represent the school in more than one weight class in any meet or wrestle in more than five matches (championship or consolation), excluding forfeits in any one day of competition.  Rule 1-4-4: No contestant shall wrestle in two consecutive matches with less than a 45-minute rest between them. The conclusion time of each match shall be recorded.  Rule 1-4-5: A contestant shall not accept a forfeit in one weight class and compete in another class.

28 Wrestling Mat Rule 2-1

29 Wrestling Mat Area Rule 2-1-5

30 Team Benches Rule 2-2 *Rule 2-2-1: 10 feet *Rule 2-2-1: For dual meets, all team personnel, including coaches, other than actual participating contestants shall be restricted to an area which is at least 10 feet from the edge of the mat and the scorer’s table, where facilities permit. *Rule 2-2-2:two 10 feet *Rule 2-2-2: During tournament competition, a maximum of two team personnel (coaches and/or non-participating contestants) will be permitted on chairs at the edge of the mat. It is permissible to allow coaches on the corner of the mat in a restricted zone. In tournaments where coaches are permitted on the corner of the mat, the restricted zone shall be defined by either a contrasting line marked on the mat with paint or tape or a contrasting colored surface under the chairs. The restricted zone shall be no closer than 5 feet to the edge of the circle. Coaches shall be seated at least 10 feet from the scorer’s table, where facilities permit.

31 Take Part. Get Set For Life.™ National Federation of State High School Associations Wrestling Information

32 Due: March 1, 2015 Must be submitted to your state association office for approval. ► 2015 NFHS Wrestling Rule Change Proposal Form

33 NFHS Wrestling Rules and Case Book as E-Books  Electronic Versions of the NFHS Wrestling Rules and Case Book are now available for purchase as e-books.  Apple users can visit iTunes for available books.  Apple, Android and Kindle users can buy e- books from Amazon.com and view them through the Kindle app.  Price: $5.99 each  Visit for more information.

34 NFHS Suggested Guidelines for Management of Concussion In the Appendix in all of the NFHS Rules Book

35 Fundamentals of Coaching Wrestling

36 Concussion in Sports – What You Need to Know

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38 Interscholastic Officiating

39 Additional NFHS Information  NFHS Wrestling Rule Change Proposal Form Due March 1, 2015  2015 NFHS Wrestling Rules Committee Meeting April 8-10, 2015 Indianapolis, IN  2015 NFHS Wrestling Rules Online State Interpreters Meeting Interpreters Meeting September 23, 2015 – 2:00 pm. (Eastern Standard Time)  addresses: Bob Colgate - Kim Adams -

40 The following are available in an NFHS PowerPoint Presentation:  Baseball  Basketball  Football  Girls Gymnastics  Volleyball  Track and Field  Ice Hockey  Soccer  Softball  Swimming & Diving  Wrestling  Boys Lacrosse  Spirit To order copies please contact: Lisa Tarbutton at the NFHS Phone: or Fax your Request to

41 Take Part. Get Set For Life.™ National Federation of State High School Associations Thank You!


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