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2013-14 Wrestling Rules Changes Take Part. Get Set For Life.™
National Federation of State
High School Associations
2013-14
Wrestling Rules Changes
Take Part. Get Set For Life.™
NFHS Wrestling Rules
Any official having questions about the
interpretation of NFHS wrestling rules should
contact the wrestling rules interpreter
designated by his or her state high school
association.
ONLY state rules interpreters may contact
the NFHS for rules interpretations.
RULE CHANGE
Equipment
Rules 1-1-3, 4-3-1, 4-3-6 (NEW), 10-1-2
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Dual Meet: Legal
Tournament: Legal
Electronic devices may be used by coaches in the coaching
area.
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Equipment
Rules 1-1-3, 4-3-1, 4-3-6 (NEW), 10-1-2
RULE CHANGE
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Legal
Coaches may share information on electronic devices with
wrestlers during injury time-outs, blood time-outs and
recovery time.
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Equipment
Rules 1-1-3, 4-3-1, 4-3-6 (NEW), 10-1-2
RULE CHANGE
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Illegal
Coaches may not use electronic devices to discuss a call.
Coaches MAY use their electronic devices in place of
their NFHS Rules Book.
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Equipment
Rules 1-1-3, 4-3-1, 4-3-6 (NEW), 10-1-2
RULE CHANGE
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Illegal
It is illegal to use a bullhorn or other devices to communicate
with a wrestler during a match.
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Match Limits
Rules 1-4-3, 5-13, 5-17-2
RULE CHANGE
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Forfeits are no longer considered as matches wrestled when
considering the five matches in one day limit for competition.
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Rule 5-13:
It shall be considered a forfeit
when the opponent, for any
reason, fails to appear for a
match. In order to receive a
forfeit the wrestler shall be
dressed in a legal wrestling
uniform and appear on the mat.
Head Coverings
Rule 4-2-1 NOTE (NEW)
RULE CHANGE
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Effective in 2014-15, a hair cover shall
be attached to the ear guards.
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Artificial Limbs
Rule 4-5-9 (NEW)
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RULE CHANGE
A
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B
If a wrestler chooses to weigh-in with an artificial limb
(A), the wrestler shall wear the artificial limb during
competition at all times (B).
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Correction of Errors
Rules 5-1-1, 6-6-2d (NEW)
RULE CHANGE
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Additional rules coverage for a bad time situation
that involves choice of position after the two-point
stalling call not being given during a match.
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National Federation of State
High School Associations
2013-14
Wrestling
Points of Emphasis
Take Part. Get Set For Life.™
Communicable Diseases
POINT OF EMPHASIS
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A
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B
 ritten documentation from an appropriate health-care
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professional is required and must be presented at
weigh-ins if a contestant is suspected of having a
communicable skin disease.
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POINT OF EMPHASIS
Skin Checks and Weigh-ins in
Multiple-day Competitions
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A
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B
In multiple-day competitions, communicable disease “skin
checks” shall take place at weigh-ins each day.
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POINT OF EMPHASIS
Skin Checks and Weigh-ins in
Multiple-day Competitions
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A
B
All wrestlers weighing in must meet the grooming standard,
which requires the hair to meet certain length and abrasive
standards. All competitors must meet this standard or wear
an appropriate cover. This cover must be worn to the weighin for the referee’s approval and then removed prior to
stepping on the scale.
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Skin Lesions
Rule 4.2 ARTS 3-5
Document MUST be on state approved form
Document MUST be 2-sided
Document MUST be current
Document MUST presented during the weigh-in period
On-site meet/tournament health-care professional can
overrule diagnosis on form
• For non-communicable skin conditions
(psoriasis/eczema) the form is valid for the entire
season
• The “burden” as to whether or not a condition is
communicable is NOT the decision of the official
End-of-Match Procedure
POINT OF EMPHASIS
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The post-match handshake shall be in the form of a firm,
traditional and respectful handshake and free of displays of
unsportsmanlike behavior.
FAILURE to comply = Unsportsmanlike conduct.
Deduct 1 team point.
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Assistant Referee Responsibilities
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POINT OF EMPHASIS
A
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B
When an assistant referee is being used, the referee is in
control of the match and is the only one who can award
points or call a fall. When the assistant referee disagrees
with the referee, they should communicate with each other
immediately in a professional manner.
RULE BOOK, page 13, 3.2 ARTS 1 & 2
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National Federation of State
High School Associations
2013-14
Wrestling
Rules Reminders
Take Part. Get Set For Life.™
Rule Book & Case Book
READ
STUDY
RULE CHANGE
Random Draw
Rules 1-2-2a, 1-3-4a, 4-5-3, 5-21-1
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A
B
The random draw shall take place immediately preceding
the weigh-ins.
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RULE CHANGE
Random Draw
Rule 4-5-3
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A
B
Dual meet weigh-in shall proceed through the weight
classes beginning with the random draw selected weight
class, continue through the weight classes, wrap around the
106-pound weight class and end immediately upon the
completion of the highest weight class in consecutive order.
TOURNAMENTS: RANDOM DRAW = FINALS ONLY.
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Stalling
Rule 8-2, Penalty Chart
RULE CHANGE
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B
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C
In the situation above, the defensive wrestler is penalized for
stalling and the opponent is awarded two points . The
offensive wrestler gets the choice at the next restart .
*Please refer to Casebook page 58, 8.2.1 SITUATION F.
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Second Injury Time-Out
Rule 8-2-1h EXCEPTIONS
RULE CHANGE
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A
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B
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C
If the second injury time-out is taken at the conclusion of the
first 30-second tiebreaker period and the opponent already has
the choice at the beginning of the second 30-second tiebreaker
period, the opponent would then have the added choice at the
first restart after the beginning of the second 30-second
tiebreaker period.
*Please refer to Casebook page 58, 8.2.1 SITUATION F.
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Tournament Advancement
Rule 10-2-9
RULE CHANGE
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A
If two wrestlers, in the championship bracket simultaneously
cannot continue the match due to both being disqualified for
stalling or having their injury or blood time elapse, the wrestler
who is leading on points at the time the match is terminated
will continue in the consolation bracket. If the match is tied at
the time of termination, neither wrestler will continue.
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Team Benches
Rule 2-2
*Rule 2-2-1:
For dual meets, all team personnel, including
coaches, other than actual participating contestants shall be
restricted to an area which is at least 10 feet from the edge of
the mat and the scorer’s table, where facilities permit.
*Rule 2-2-2: During tournament competition, a maximum of two
team personnel (coaches and/or non-participating contestants)
will be permitted on chairs at the edge of the mat. It is
permissible to allow coaches on the corner of the mat in a
restricted zone. In tournaments where coaches are permitted on
the corner of the mat, the restricted zone shall be defined by
either a contrasting line marked on the mat with paint or tape or a
contrasting colored surface under the chairs. The restricted zone
shall be no closer than 5 feet to the edge of the circle. Coaches
shall be seated at least 10 feet from the scorer’s table, where
facilities permit.
Conduct of Coaches, Team
Personnel and Others
*Rule 7-5-2: Coaches and other team personnel
are restricted to the bench/chairs while the clock
is running and during normal out of bounds and
resumption of wrestling. The coach may move
towards the mat only during a charged time-out
or at the end of the match. (See Rule 2-2)
*Rule 7-5-3:
Unsportsmanlike conduct – is
called on coaches or other team personnel who
violate the bench decorum rule. (See Rule 7-5-2)
Coach Misconduct VS
Coach Unsportsmanlike Conduct
 MISCONDUCT: Cumulative throughout the
match. Cumulative throughout the day of a
tournament. Penalties are cumulative against
the HEAD COACH.
 UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT: Charged
to an INDIVIDUAL and carries through until
the END of event.
Near Falls
Illegal Holds/Point Awards
Is there any situation when
a wrestler could be
awarded 7 total points for a
takedown to near-fall
criteria?
Rule 4.2 ART 6
BRACES
…shall include an occlusal
(protecting AND separating
biting surfaces)…
Electronic Scorebook
 Official will sign BOTH weigh-in
sheets and record the final score of
the match under their signature.
 Please sign and record scores in
INK.
NJSIAA
Sportsmanship Message
 “There will be no tolerance for negative
statements or actions between opposing players
and coaches. This includes taunting, baiting,
berating opponents, “trash talking” or actions
which ridicule or cause embarrassment to them.
Any verbal, written or physical conduct
related to race, gender, ethnicity, disability,
sexual orientation or religion shall not be
tolerated, could subject the violator to ejection
and may result in penalties being assessed
against your team. If such comments are heard
a penalty will be assessed immediately. Officials
have been instructed not to issue warnings.”
Concussion in Sports – What You Need to Know
www.nfhslearn.com
National Federation of State
High School Associations
Thank You!
www.nfhs.org
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