WRESTLING OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION, INC.
January 5, 2010
Executive Board Meeting
No Exec. Board meeting was
General Membership Meeting
Meeting called to order at
8:10 PM by Secretary G.Wissman
The meeting scheduled for
Wednesday 1/20/10 is changed to Thursday 1/21/10.
Assistant Referee duties. John
Truscello will review with rules interpretations.
Roy Scott is being appointed to
Bill Fitzgerald ís 2 year board position until the next election.
The County Tournament has been
rescheduled to 2/12 & 2/13 Friday & Saturday. Section XI is currently
reviewing if Division I & II will be at 2 different locations for the
John Truscello Interpretation
When throwing a coach out of a
match or tournament, please ensure that the coach is aware. It is
recommended that you have security escort them out so they are aware they
are required to leave the premises. You are to notify Section XI as
well as Len Barone that you had a coach removed. Understand
difference between Unsportsmanlike and Flagrant misconduct regarding the
removal of a coach. Review section 7-5 in book.
Assistant Referees - Review
Section 3-2 in book. Key Points:
maintain 180 degree position
from referee. Stay outside circle.
observe clock - notify
referee when nearing end of period by calling out time remaining.
keep track of score at end of
each period. Make sure books reflect posted score.
hold clock on injury/blood
keep wrestlers at center of
mat during table discussions with referee.
Protect wrestlers during out
of bounds situations.
Notify referee of illegal
Never speak to coaches.
Coin Flip to decide odd/even
will be enforced next year. Continue to make home even and away odd until
Full Nelson - incidental
touching is not a full nelson if no pressure is applied.
Reinforced Bar - Not illegal if
no pressure is applied.
Standing 2 on 1 - Stop as
potentially dangerous if defensive wrestler can not protect himself upon
return to mat.
Jewelry - not permitted,
including rubber bracelets. Go over at pre-meet. TV + injury T.O. if not
removed when reporting to mat.
Referees position - sequence is
knees,waist, elbow. Give verbal "set" before sounding whistle.
Stalling - 3 shot rule is a
guideline only. Must also observe counters and positioning of other
At Tournaments - Officials not
working a mat must observe and enforce rules also.
Meeting Adjourned at 9:00 PM