TEAM POINTS – DUAL MEET SCORING
- PIN FALL – 6 team points – Awarded to the team whose wrestler holds both of the opponent’s scapulas to the mat for two consecutive seconds in high school. The match is over as soon as the fall occurs, and the one who is pinned loses automatically even though they may have been way ahead in match points at the time. The referee slaps the mat when a fall occurs. You can pin or be pinned in any of the three scoring positions.
- TECHNICAL FALL – 5 team points – Awarded to the team whose wrestler has scored 15 match points more than the opponent. The match is stopped as soon as the 15 point margin is achieved, except in a pinning situation where the referee will allow the offensive wrestler to try to score the fall.
- MAJOR DECISION – 4 team points – Awarded to the team whose wrestler wins by a margin of 8-14 match points more than the opponent has scored.
- REGULAR DECISION – 3 team points – Awarded to the team whose wrestler wins by a margin of 1-7 match points more than the opponent has scored.
- DRAW OR TIE – There are no more ties in wrestling as the match will be decided by sudden victory overtime from the feet and/or by tie breakers from referee’s position.
- DISQUALIFICATION – 6 team points – A wrestler wins a match by disqualification when the opponent is disqualified from the match because of too many penalties OR when a wrestler is illegally injured by an opponent’s illegal hold and cannot continue wrestling. If you were injured by an opponent’s illegal hold (not a technical violation like locking hands or grabbing the uniform, unless it was their fourth penalty chart penalty), you will win the match by disqualification. It will not do a wrestler any good to intentionally try to injure an opponent because they will lose.
- INJURY DEFAULT – 6 team points – A wrestler wins a match by injury default when the opponent is injured accidentally during the match and cannot continue wrestling.
- FORFEIT – 6 team points – A wrestler wins a match by forfeit when the other team does not have a wrestler to compete against them.