Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 30 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|How many times did the Iowa Hawkeyes win a national championship with Dan Gable as their coach?||Amateur Wrestling
15. They won it 9 years straight from 1978-1986, then again in 1991, '92, '93, '95, '96, and '97.
1 point. You are allowed to try to complete a move and if you do, you get the points for the move you did plus you are rewarded 1 point if the other clasps.
|Dan Gable hurt his leg before the Olymipic finals. Which leg did he tape?||Amateur Wrestling
right. He hurt his left, but taped his right to fool his opponent in the 1972 Olympics.
|What is the most amount of points you can score at one time in folkstyle wrestling?||Amateur Wrestling
7. If he is clasping and you finish a peterson roll, that's three plus three backpoints, and one for screaming totalling up to seven.
0. He won a gold medal despite a painful knee injury. Nobody was able to score on him in the 1972 Olympics.
182-1. He went 64-0 at Waterloo West High School and 119-1 at Iowa State University. He lost his last ever match in college to Larry Owings in the NCAA finals of 1970.
2. He won it at Iowa State University in 1968 and 1969.
|How many pins did Dan Gable have in high school and college combined?||Amateur Wrestling
108. Dan Gable went to Waterloo West High School and Iowa State University.
One. Potentially dangerous holds are when a body part is streched to the limit of the normal range of movement. The referee will caution a wrestler against forcing a hold like that, however, he will not stop wrestling action unless it is going to hurt someone.
|How many stall warnings do you get before your opponent is awarded points?||Amateur Wrestling
One. A warning is given after the first time, and if there is another occurrence the penalty point is given. In other situations, there is no warning and penalty points aregiven right away due to severity.
Referees positon. This is where both top and bottom man start at the center of the mat with one wrestler (in the defensive starting position) on the bottom with his hands in front of the starting line and his knees behind the starting line in with his legs held together. The other wrestler on the top (in the offensive starting position) then kneels beside him with one arm wrapped around the bottom man's waist with his hand on his belly button and the other hand on the bottom man's near elbow for control.
Five points. You get different team points for different ways of winning. Five for technical falls, six for pins, four for a major decision, and three for a decision.
|How many weight classes are there in sanctioned high school competition?||Amateur Wrestling
14. The weight classes are 103, 112, 119, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 152, 160, 171, 189, 215, 285.
Taking too many shots. Each wrestler is required to make an attempt to continue action in the circle and wrestle aggressively at all times. When a referee sees stalling, he will warn the wrestler who is stalling. Further violations will be penalized.
Three. 5 points are awarded for a 5 second count near fall, but 2 points for a 2 second count near fall.
Low Level Single. It is also called the John Smith single.
One point. You get 1 point for escape and 2 for a reversal, and in college you get riding points for holding the bottom man down for a minute, each minute is 1 point. When you're on top, its always better to give up 1 for the escape rather than 2 for a reversal.
Team vs. team. In a dual style meet, teams are set up in brackets and wrestle each other using the team score to indicate who won.
A split leg cradle. The spladle is exactly as it sounds a cradle that was modified using split legs. Here's a brief breakdown, you first hook your opponents' right leg with your left leg and then reach for the ankle. The opponent will likely tripod which will help you get leverage. Then while controlling their upper body, pull the opponents left leg wide and splay the other leg with your left foot rolling the opponent over. Then grab his calf with your left hand and your right to grab their heel. Finally, use your leg to pull the opponents other leg back and you have just hit a spladle.
|How many weight classes are there in high school wrestling, and in college wrestling? (In the United States)||Amateur Wrestling
14 in high school, 10 in college. In high school there are more weight classes and they start lower at 103 while in college the weight classes start at 125. The scholastic weight classes are 103, 112, 119, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 152, 160, 171, 180, 215 and 285. College classes go 125, 133, 141, 149, 157, 165, 174, 184, 197 and heavyweight. Some states have slightly different weight classes like Montana with 105 pounds and New York with a 98 pound weight class.
|What condition is known amongst wrestlers from the battering of the head?||Amateur Wrestling
Cauliflower Ear. Cauliflower ear is when a fluid builds up in the upper portion of the ear. The fluid separates the cartilage from getting nutrients which causes it to die, and gives the ear a cauliflower like appearance. Unfortunately, because wrestlers particularly get knocked around, wrestlers are especially susceptible to the condition. This is one of the many reasons why wrestlers need to wear head gear.
Singlets. A singlet is a one-piece uniform made normally of spandex lycra or nylon, and are designed for the referee to help see the wrestler's body when awarding points. The singlet can also help the referee identify teams, but red and green ankle bands are often worn additionally for similar purposes.
|In international wrestling, metric weight classes are used. If a wrestler weighs 73kg, how many pounds do they weigh?||Amateur Wrestling
161 lbs. There are about 2.2 pounds in a kilogram. In the United States, pounds are used to divide weight classes. Metric weight classes are also used in the Olympics.
|What are the two main types of wrestling recognized in the Olympics?||Amateur Wrestling
Freestyle and Greco-Roman. Freestyle and Greco are the only types in the Olympics, and is one of the oldest sports in the Olympics also. The major difference between greco and freestyle is that in greco there can be no hold beneath the waist, which thus encourages more throws in order to achieve a pinfall.
|Who was the first person to go undefeated in NCAA college wrestling?||Amateur Wrestling
Cael Sanderson. Cael Sanderson's final record was 159-0. He was four-time NCAA champ and the Olympic gold medalist at Athens 2004. He later coached wrestling at Penn State. Dan Gable got close, but lost one match giving him a record of 181-1.