Upon Further Review

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Upon Further Review
Willie Saylor, Editor
 
 
The National Wrestling Officials Association issued a brief last week reviewing last season’s rule changes and detailing an interesting measure it’s trying to push through for this year.

Among the notes, the NWOA states that it is “the committee’s goal to allow mat-side video review on an experimental basis for the 2012-13 season.” 

The process would be much like football in that the ruling on the mat would assume to be correct and be overturned if, and only if, the video shows indisputable evidence that the call was incorrect. The only calls off limits to video replay would be falls.

The video review capabilities would apply to all tournaments and duals, with the exception of “open” tournaments. Host schools will administer the implementation and operation of the video review system, which is not mandatory. The host school must designate no later than at weigh-ins, on which mats and in which rounds replay capabilities will be employed.

A video review time out could be initiated in one of two ways. 1) The referee, during a period of time in which there is no significant or pending action can call a stoppage for a review of a previous sequence, including unsportsmanlike and flagrant misconduct actions. There would be no limit (neither temporal or frequency) to referee’s stoppages. 2) Via a coaches challenge, wherein the coach approaches the scorer’s table when their is no significant action in the bout.

Coaches would be allowed one challenge per dual, and three per individual advancement tournament. Should the challenge result in an overturned call, the team retains their number of challenges.

As of now, the NWOA says that the rule is “working it’s way through the NCAA for possible approval.” With the NCAA Wrestling Committee endorsing the use of a video replay system on an experimental basis for the 2012-13 season, the last hurdle is a pending vote by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel. 

Expect it to go through.

There were several high-profile cases last season in which a video replay might have came in handy. In Ohio State’s dual vs. Michigan, an overtime sequence at 174 between Buckeye Nick Heflin and his Wolverine foe, Justin Zeerip, appeared to be inexplicably botched.

The same could be said for a bizarre situation at NCAA’s when Kent State 125lber Nick Bedelyon and Jesse Delgado of Illinois had a wild affair in which there were several brow curling calls.

And of course: was it two, or not two? The NCAA title bout at 133 between Ohio State’s Logan Stieber and defending Champ Jordan Oliver of OK State, will forever be debated because of a non-call at the buzzer.


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