Glossary of Terms
A wrestler advances to the next round without wrestling.
A wrestler is given a bye when there are not enough wrestlers in a weight class to fill each line of the tournament bracket.
a strategy that gives the original wrestler the choice in the final period.
When the defensive wrestler gains a neutral position and his opponent has lost control.
Protection to cover head and ears during matches.
When the offensive wrestler has control of his opponent in a pinning situation and both shoulders of the defensive wrestler are held beyond perpendicular to the mat.
Position of both wrestlers at the beginning of the first period, where both are standing and neither has an advantage.
Pin or Fall
When any part of both shoulders or scapulae is held in contact with the mat for 2 seconds.
starting position where one wrestler is on his/her hands and knees and the other wrestler is on top.
When the defensive wrestler comes from underneath and gains control of his opponent.
A one-piece, tight-fitting athletic suit made out of spandex /lycra or nylon used for competition.
from a neutral position, a wrestler gains control of his opponent and takes him down to the mat.
Usually held an hour or two before competition, a check point to determine which weight class a competitor will qualify for.
The purpose of the weigh-in is to be sure competitors are evenly matched.
A means of grouping wrestlers for competition by size. Wrestlers must weigh on or below their weight class.