What do you mean protocol?
If a guy gets a boner during a match, we stop it and the players go back to their team, the guy has 5 minutes to gain composer and if it doesn't go down in 5 minutes, the opposite team gets the win for half points.
What if it keeps going down in 5 minutes but then happens again every time you start wrestling?
If it keeps happening after it goes to the first time, the match is over and again, opposing team gets the win of half the points.
Have you ever won that way? Also guys don’t wear cups when wrestling? Wouldn’t that make it hard to tell?
No guys I wrestled with ever wore cups nor did they wear underwear under their singlets. Trust me, it easy to tell. Also, I've won twice that way. On the other the guy went down and he didn't get it again. The other times, the guys boners wouldn't go down so I won by default.
What are the rules as far as grabbing in that area?
That is HIGHLY illegal. Its considered foul play. Of course it happens though. I've went to grab a dudes leg behind me and he shifted and I grabbed his nuts by accident. I didn't do it hard, like I knew what it was insistently and removed my hand. Ref didn't see, but I said "shit! Sorry!" He understood it was an accident, we both giggled at that, but we continued to wrestle. I actually had a teammate who's male opponents grabbed his balls and squeezed. He screamed and cursed at him because it was on purpose.
omg thats so embarrassiing
When wrestling a guy do you approach it differently at all than wrestling a girl? If so how?
Yes. With a girl its more personal. I am way more aggressive with a girl than a boy. While I would be aggressive with a boy competitor, I always did go a bit more harder with another girl. With boys, I look at it a way of improvement, with a girl, posing was not an option. There was only a handful of girls I've wrestled in high school, not surprising, it was fun just to see another girl, because doesn't matter the weight, we would wrestle together. Even if I was on Varsity and she was on JV, they'd have me wrestle her when JV had their turns to wrestle. It was more personal when it was me and another girl.
Do things like guys typically having more upper body strength come into play? If so how would you counter such a thing?
I expected a lot of them to have upper body strength, in middle school however, and through high school after or before wrestling season, I did Brazilian JiuJitsu. I learned many ways to get out of headlocks and I gained a lot of flexibility. Strength is important, but whats even more important , Stamina and teqnique. In order to really use your strength in wrestling you need to get your partner in a hold that they can't get out of, however, I knew ways to not get put in those situations, also, because BJJ focuses on the person being able to to withstand a lot before they want to tap out, I was able to hold my breathe and keep going to long period of time. The thing with me to, i used my flexibility in my favor. I was able to bend and twist in ways that the guys could not and they'd either lose their grip, not enough stamina, they'd leave an opening for me to get around their hold and use it against them, I was much better on the ground that standing, mostly because the guys were always taller than me, also, I was more accustomed to work on the ground. a lot of the time, tje boys would start of gentle with me, because they aren't used to fighting a girl, I could always tell, so, not gonna lie, I would do things to piss them off, shove their head back, which was allowed or my favorite, while standing up, id hook my arms under their armpits and id do this thing we called "the whip" where id lift them alittle and fall forward with my legs sprawled behind me so the person I'm holding would face plant into the Matt. This would wake them up and get then going. I've jad matcjes where me and My opponent kept javing to stop because we were both bleeding, it was fun! You really didn't know it until someone pointed it out, like my coach told me to wipe my mouth so I did with my arm, come to find I had wiped a long trail of blood up my arm, had to wash it off lol
Do you see any real reason he shouldn’t have wrestled against her? I don’t I think it’s a little sexist that he would deny her the opportunity based on gender alone.
Of course there was real reason! I've heard and seen allll the reasons. I even had to go to an all boys catholic school, I actually laughed because not only was their a giant cross in the room, I knew I wouldn't get a match. But again, I would never make someone wrestle me if they didn't feel comfortable. He could have not wanted to because he felt it was no point, religious reasons, moral reasons or so many reasons. For me, I don't personally take it to heart, I know their are differences, I recognized that being a girl and having to go up against a boy, he might think less of me or he just wants to be respectful and not wrestle one. I still had plenty of matches, with a handful of those who didn't want to. It's not like they screamed in my face, told me i was trash, etc. They were very respectful a, d its about fun, if my partner isn't having fun, I would rather him and i sit that one out rather then force then into something they don't want to do. And honestly, I was happy sometimes, because there where days were I didn't feel up for a match, usually on my period days, so I didn't mind lol. But while sometimes it got annoying, I didn't take it to heart. I couldn't even practice with my male coaches during practice, because they said if someone walked in, it could look bad. I understood. It sucked, but its just the way it is.
I just feel like gender should make no difference they both signed up to wrestle as long as everyone plays by the rules it’s fair game. The only reasons he gave where physical contact and he said we don’t treat girls like that. It’s messed up that he made her travel all that way just to say no I don’t feel like wrestling today in my opinion.
Well in my eyes, as a girl and having been through all there is in that area, its not black and white. What some seem as unfiar, some see was fair. I would never put someone's religous or moral beliefs to the side because I wanted to wrestle. To me, that's not fair to them. We are not getting paid to wrestle, its a school sport, its for fun. Also, some might be afraid to get a boner and don't wanna risk it. I would never want my partner to feel uncomfortable getting something he can't control. To me, that's almost shaming him. The boy in the article seemed highly respectable and he seemed to be sincere. Again, with male and female mixed sports, there will always be a shadow for some people, which will make then uncomfortable. Its not to be belittled. It will ALWAYS be there. We are there to have fun, I have had plenty of matches where a partner didn't care, many boys don't care, but I'm not going to shame those who didn't want to, that's just not right in my opinion.
I agree he shouldn’t be shamed but I feel like gender effects sports way to much
Honestly, not really. My teammates treated me fairly, they were awesome and many people didn't care about my gender. Its people on media like this case that actually give a shit. But its really not that prevalent
If anything, it made things fun and interesting
But when it comes to wrestling a guy is much stronger it is not only unfair but also possibly dangerous so I agree with his decision
He walked away knowing that he was giving up a chance for a state championship, it certainly hurt his career.
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He didn't sign up for a mixed league. It was thrust upon him.
It really doesn't matter what he signed up for. Girls are entitled to wrestling as guys are. Therefore you should expect the unexpected. I am not judging him for his decision. But at the same time he has to be mindful that he cannot always get what he wants. They will always throw these things out there. Sally what's going to happen when a girl beats his tell? Then was going to be the situation? If he's not willing to fight a girl for the right reasons Dan is going to make him look like a coward common in women as well as his peers is going to lose respect for him. Unless it was proven to be illegal and not a fair fight, is on him. Otherwise I'm going to need the facts on this one. But that is my overall opinion.
He said he wouldn't for two reasons One because he didn't want that kind of close physical contact, due to religious beliefs and he didn't want to be aggressive with a woman. That boys don't hit girls... seems pretty reasonable to me.
@Anpu23 Fair enough. Like I said, he can do whatever he wants.
Mixed gender only works once in a while but in Pro wrestling not amateur.