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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.

5-9-2g, 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 points.

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 score.

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.

9-2-2: 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.

Signal Chart:
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.

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