April 26, 2012
Stiffer penalty to be enforced for stalling in prep wrestling

High school wrestlers who are called for a third stalling violation will receive a stiffer penalty beginning with the 2012-13 season.

In addition to the two-point penalty assessed for a third stalling violation, the opponent will now have his or her choice of position on the next restart.

The stalling penalty revision was one of eight rules changes approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations Wrestling Rules Committee at its April 9-11 meeting in Indianapolis, according to Bob Colgate, NFHS director of sports and sports medicine and staff liaison to the wrestling rules committee,



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