|2004-05 Wrestling Rules Changes|
3-1-13: When a time-out occurs due to injury or bleeding, the referee
should notify the coach/wrestler at the one-minute and 30-second marks as to the amount of time remaining.|
i: When a defensive wrestler is injured or indicates an injury or bleeding occurs after near-fall criteria is met, the match
is to be stopped and a three-point near fall shall be awarded. A technical violation has also been added to the list of offenses
for which an additional point will be awarded.
5-13-2: The word “hands” has been added to clarify supporting
5-18-5: A knee or foot may be placed behind the defensive wrestler’s feet.
6-6-6: The deduction
for disqualification has been increased from one- to two-team points.
6-7-1: If no scoring occurs during the tiebreaker
period, the offensive wrestler will be declared the winner and one match point shall be added to the offensive wrestler’s
7-5-3: The unsportsmanlike penalty that has been charged to the head coach should a competitor report to the
mat not properly attired or ready to wrestle has been deleted.
8-1-4: When a wrestler, coach or other team personnel
is to be removed due to a second unsportsmanlike conduct violation, the penalty has been increased to two-team points.
When determining the winning team by use of the tiebreaking system, a team point shall be added to the prevailing team. The
criterion used to break the tie shall be noted.
New Scoring Symbols:
RO – indicates the offensive wrestler
won by use of the tiebreaker.
MCw – indicates a warning for Misconduct.
Sw – indicates a warning for Stalling.
A new signal for starting a match has been added. Also, the signals for stopping the match (1) and neutral position
(6) have been modified.