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Title: Rule changes
Post by: a guest on March 20, 2017, 10:55:15 AM
http://www.insidethegames.biz/index.php/articles/1048294/united-world-wrestling-announces-weight-category-and-competition-format-changes


1. Same day weigh ins

2. Addition of two more weight classes to Men's and Women's freestyle and Greco.

3. Penalizing passivity



Title: Re: Rule changes
Post by: Bob H. on March 20, 2017, 01:47:35 PM
1) But they will have a 2 kg weight allowance the second day.  If they are actually trying to reduce weight cutting, they shouldn't have such a large allowance for day 2.  Oh well.  Baby steps.

2) Now, if they can only get the Olympics to follow suit...

3) But they haven't defined the penalties yet.
Title: Re: Rule changes
Post by: mspart on March 20, 2017, 02:16:57 PM
Hooray for 10 weights!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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mspart
Title: Re: Rule changes
Post by: mspart on March 21, 2017, 12:41:31 PM
https://unitedworldwrestling.org/article/ten-weight-categories-two-day-format-highlight-wrestling-improvements

So there are a lot of questions that this article generates.  For instance - What will be the weight categories?   I'm not sure it matters, what matters is that this is moving in the right direction!!

mspart
Title: Re: Rule changes
Post by: OkieSpladle on March 22, 2017, 10:26:00 AM
Weights haven't been finalized yet.
Title: Re: Rule changes
Post by: ViseGrip on March 22, 2017, 04:08:32 PM
I bet they dont include 105.5.
Title: Re: Rule changes
Post by: mspart on March 22, 2017, 06:59:42 PM
I bet they dont include 105.5.

No worries from me.  I don't weight that anymore since HS!!  I'm a whole 35 lbs more now.

mspart