Regulations

Bureau Tightens Tournament Regulations, 'Pushout' Interpretation

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY (August 24) -- United World Wrestling held a meeting of its bureau last month during the Junior European Championships in Rome. 

The bureau discussed several topics around the operation of United World Wrestling including participation in championships, late registrations, obligations of team leaders, obligations of inspectors and updated World Cup regulations. The members also passed a stricter enforcement of the ‘pushout’ rule to promote the use of technical actions on the edge of the competition surface. 

Below is a summary of what was discussed around each topic. 

•    Participation in championships: No title or medal can be given if less than five athletes are registered in a weight category. This new rule will be applied in the United World Wrestling Championships but not in the international tournaments.

•    Late registrations: Countries will not be allowed to register for United World Wrestling events late (after registration deadlines) in 2019. 

•    Obligations of team leaders:  The team leader (or his substitute) shall draw a number for his athlete to be used for pairing. If the team leader (or his substitute) can't attend the draw because of exceptional reason, he must inform the organizer. The organizer will have the responsibility to communicate it to the UWW results' team and the number of his wrestler will be drawn by the technical delegate or the responsible person of the draw. If the technical delegate does not get information from the organizer that your representative cannot attend the draw, he will not pick a number for your athlete. 

•    Obligations of inspectors: During the inspection visit, all the hotels and meals must be controlled by the inspectors. Based on their evaluation, they have the power to propose a reduction of the accommodation fee if the level of services is below the proposed price by the organizers.

•    Updated World Cup regulations: An athlete may opt for the next higher category than their body weight, except for the heavyweight category, for which contestants must weigh over 97kg for freestyle and Greco Roman, and over 72kg for women's wrestling. The intent is to allow a substitute in a lighter weight category to replace an injured athlete in the heavier weight category.

•    Rule changes: Two scoring adjustments were made for the push out and the ordered par terre position (Articles 39 and 45). If a wrestler pushes his/her opponent out of bounds with no meaningful action, no point will be awarded, and the attacking wrestler will not be penalized with a caution anymore. If the top wrestler commits a foul during the ordering of the par terre position, the bout will resume in the standing position without the top wrestler receiving a caution. These rules will be implemented on Sept. 1, 2018.
 

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USA wins Greco-Roman team title with nine medals at #WrestleBuenosAires

By Taylor Miller

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The Greco-Roman competition of the 2019 Pan American Championships wrapped up on Friday with USA winning the team title after collecting nine medals.

The USA picked up medals in all three weight classes on Friday night with a gold from Cheney HAIGHT, silver form Kamal BEY and bronze from Patrick MARTINEZ.

Haight won his third Pan Am title, besting the competition at 82 kg. In the finals, Haight won a 3-1 bout against 2018 Pan Am bronze medalist Carlos ESPINOZA CASTRO (PER).

Cuba and Venezuela picked up the other gold medals.

Yosvanys PENA FLORES (CUB) outlasted 2017 Junior World champion Bey in a 3-1 war at 77 kg to earn Cuba its fourth gold medal of the tournament.

At 87 kg, Luis AVENDANO ROJAS (VEN) became only the seventh Greco wrestler in Venezuela’s history to win a Pan Am title, defeating Antonio DURAN ROBLES (CUB) in the finals.

Duran scored the first two points, but Avendano put up six unanswered points, two of which came from a caution and two when Duran committed a defensive leg foul in par terre. Shortly after, Duran was penalized for another defensive leg foul, which resulted in a disqualification for the Cuban and a win for Avendano. The Venezuelan led 8-2 at the time of the DQ.

In women’s freestyle, USA and Canada split the gold medals, each winning two.

USA’s Alex HEDRICK and Julia SALATA clinched their gold medals in the morning session, each going 2-0 in their respective round robins at 55 kg and 65 kg.

On Friday night, Canadians Laurence BEAUREGARD and Dejah SLATER came out on top of their round-robins.

Beauregard went 3-0 on the day, ending her tournament with a quick 10-0 tech fall over Karoline SILVA DE SANTANA (BRA) to win the 59 kg bracket.

At 72 kg, Slater topped Rachel WATTERS (USA) in a 12-1 tech fall, thanks to a takedown and six leg laces in the first period.

Competition continues tomorrow with women’s and men’s freestyle at 10 a.m. local time (9 a.m. EST) live on unitedworldwrestling.org.                                                                                                                                              

Greco-Roman final team standings
1. USA – 205
2. Cuba – 135
3. Brazil – 98
4. Venezuela – 84
5. Mexico – 64
6. Peru – 61
7. Colombia – 48
8. Argentina – 47
9. Dominican Republic – 46
10. Ecuador – 43

Final results in Greco-Roman
77 kg
GOLD - Yosvanys PENA FLORES (CUB) dec. Kamal BEY (USA), 3-1
BRONZE - Juan ESCOBAR (MEX) tech fall David CHOC HUOC (GUA), 10-0
BRONZE - Jair CUERO MUNOZ (COL) dec. Johan BATISTA (DOM), 6-5

82 kg
GOLD - Cheney HAIGHT (USA)
SILVER - Carlos ESPINOZA CASTRO (PER)
BRONZE - Adil BARROS MACHADO (BRA)

87 kg
GOLD - Luis AVENDANO ROJAS (VEN) win by disqualification Antonio DURAN ROBLES (CUB)
BRONZE - Alfonso LEYVA YEPEZ (MEX) tech fall Carlos ADAMES PALMER (DOM), 8-0
BRONZE - Patrick MARTINEZ (USA) tech. fall Phillip BARREIRO (CAN), 9-0

55 kg
GOLD - Alex HEDRICK (USA)
SILVER - Jayd DAVIS (USA)
BRONZE - Elis AZERRAD PARODI (ARG)

59 kg
GOLD - Laurence BEAUREGARD (CAN)
SILVER - Andribeth RIVERA BELLIARD (PUR)
BRONZE - Karoline SILVA DE SANTANA (BRA)

65 kg
GOLD - Julia SALATA (USA)
SILVER - Jessica BROUILLETTE (CAN)
BRONZE - Grabriela PEDRO DA ROCHA (BRA)

72 kg
GOLD - Dejah SLATER (CAN)
SILVER - Rachel WATTERS (USA)
BRONZE - Linda MACHUCA (ARG)