How To Score a Wrestling Match
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If a takedown occurs, thats 2 points. If an escape occurs (the guy on bottom gets away) then it's 1 point. A reversal is where a guy is on bottom and takes over control by getting behind the other guy or potentially getting an escape and turning it into a takedown (if no contact is broken and is a continuous motion then it technically is a reversal). A reversal is worth 2 points. Back points occur when the opponent has his shoulders facing the mat and at least one is on the mat and the other is within a 45 degree angle. Back points are worth either 2 points or 3 points depending on the length of time the shoulder was pass the 45 degree point: 3-4 seconds earns you 2 points and 5 seconds (counting stops at this point) you obtain 3 points.
Penalties also can get you points. If the opponent has been called for stalling once already, the second time results in a point. Another point can be obtained from an early start. This call is called a caution. A caution occurs when when of the athletes jumps early before the whistle whether in the down position, top position or neutral. The first call is just a warning, the second results in a point. Another point will be issued if a full nelson move occurs (two hands under the arm controlling the neck). This is considered a potentially dangerous move and will result in either a point or a disqualification from the match.
Other potentially dangerous moves are certain throws that are not controlled (opponent slams the ground before the one doing the tossing does). This will also result in a point or disqualification. That's pretty much all the obtainable points in a wrestling match!
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